Top Sacramento Restaurants

Best Restaurants in Sacramento CA

Some of the top Sacramento restaurants. From upscale and romantic to family dining and the hidden gems, you’ll discover some of the best eating spots in Sacramento. Choose from an in depth list of fine dining establishments. This restaurant guide covers all cuisines including Mexican Food, Italian, Steakhouses, Seafood, Asian, Japanese, Sushi, Chinese, American, Barbecue, French and Ethnic Restaurants. Find restaurants in all areas including downtown, mid-town and old town Sacramento, CA.

Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant

  • 2800 Broadway
  • Sacramento CA, 95817 map
  • 916 451-3888

At Golden Dragon, we strive to provide every customer with a unique and wonderful experience upon each and every visit. To attain our goal, we are always seeking and developing new innovative ways to better serve our customers. We hope that our constant improvements will bring exceptional value to your overall dinning experience with us. In keeping our promise and staying true to our heritage, we will carry on our tradition of providing wonderful tasting food, at an exceptional value and great customer service to everyone. Welcome to the Golden Dragon!

Shanghai Garden

  • 800 Alhambra Blvd
  • Sacramento CA, 95816 map
  • 916 446-6358

Shanghai Garden, conveniently located at Sacramento, CA, serves up some of the finest Chinese cuisine in the region. Whether you come in for a casual lunch or a formal sit-down dinner, Shanghai Garden is sure to accommodate your every request. With more than 5 years of experience & wide array of delicious dishes made of freshest ingredients to serve to our customers, we are the best Chinese cuisine around. Visit today & experience our wonderful food, great atmosphere & excellent service.

Eastern Empire Bar & Grill

  • 460 Howe Avenue
  • Sacramento CA, 95825-550 7map
  • 916 646-1698

We feature a Cosmopolitan Oriental All-You-Can-Eat Buffet, the only one of its kind in Sacramento. All our entrees are prepared completely from scratch and cooked-to-order. Since 1995, Eastern Empire has served fine Chinese and South Pacific Cuisine, accompanied by a full bar with an extensive wine list and tropical drinks. Whether you are planning a romantic dinner, a graduation party or just a quiet evening at home, we offer a large variety of menu and catering items both for dine-in and take-out.

Samurai Sushi

  • 12251 Folsom Boulevard
  • Rancho Cordova CA, 95742 map
  • 916 353-1112

With its creative sushi and fun atmosphere, Samurai Sushi is a good choice for a celebratory meal. Sushi chefs greet visitors in unison as they step in the door, while music blares and TVs flash throughout the restaurant. The sushi is first-rate; the chef�s creations elaborate with traditional and fusion style offerings. Any of the rolls are a good bet, many of them fried and topped with intricate sauces.

Sapporo Grill

  • 1118 16th Street
  • Sacramento CA, 95814 map
  • 916 448-1818

Sapporo Grill is a Japanese Steakhouse featuring fresh sushi and teppanyaki style cooking. We offer lunch and dinner, private banquet rooms that can accommodate up to 30 people as well as a full bar and lounge serving until 2:30am on Fridays, and Saturdays. Reservations are preferred but not required.

Zen Sushi – Sacramento

  • 900 15th Street
  • Sacramento CA, 95814 map
  • 916 446-9628

At Zen Sushi, we strongly believe in the fundamental principles of Japanese culinary tradition. We use only the freshest seasonal ingredients to create food which is bold in its simplicity. Nothing is overcooked; there are only degrees of rawness. It is said that the sudden freshness of Japanese cuisine captures the attention like a whisper in the midst of shouts. Simplicity, quality and artistry.

Thai Basil Midtown

  • 2431 J Street
  • Sacramento CA, 95816 map
  • 916 442-7681

Thai Basil Restaurant has earned and maintained its reputation as BEST THAI in Sacramento every year since: 2001 by Sacramento Magazine and Sacramento News & Review. We offer a variety authentic Thai dishes including home made curries, noodles, a variety of house specials and desserts. Midtown and Lincoln offer full bar menus. Passionate about authentic Thai home cooking quality, Prayoon Sununsangthong initiated the first Thai Basil restaurant in Roseville in 1996. A decade later, Thai Basil is now in four Sacramento area locations: Midtown, Laguna, Lincoln, and Roseville. Bike delivery with in the grid by Edible Pedal.

Taste of Thai

  • 1628 Broadway
  • Sacramento CA, 95818 map
  • 916 444-5598

All our food is prepared to order. It is delicious and best of all, it is very healthy. We take great pride in preparing out Thai dishes, which makes each dish a work of art. We hope you feel comfortable at Taste of Thai. If this is your first experience with Thai cuisine, we are certain it will not be your last.

Lemon Grass – Thai & Vietnamese

  • 601 Munroe Street
  • Sacramento CA, 95825 map
  • 916 486-4891

Mai Pham is the chef and owner of Lemon Grass Restaurant in Sacramento, California, a nation- ally acclaimed restaurant featuring Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. A respected expert on Southeast Asian Cuisine, she writes for national publications, conducts cooking classes and seminars, and serves as a con-sultant to various food organizations throughout the U.S. She’s the author of Pleasures of the Vietnamese Table (Harpercollins, Aug. 2001). Her first book, The Best of Vietnamese and Thai Cooking (Prima, 1996) was featured on National Public Radio ‘Fresh Air’ and in Martha Stewart Living and ArtCulinaire magazines.

Thai Fusion

  • 1310 Howe Avenue
  • Sacramento CA, 95825 map
  • 916 567-1056

Family owned and operated, Your friendly neighborhood family restaurant with excellent Thai dishes and mostly friendly services.Our Thai Cuisine reflects centuries of old eastern and western influences, pleasantly combined to create something entirely unique from everyone else. We not only offer you the freshest authentic ingredients and best tasting Thai cuisine, but also includes some of the most popular Thai dishes. We know you can taste the difference, so come down and have a taste for yourself.

House of Chicken and Ribs

  • 3535 Elverta Road
  • Antelope CA, 95843 map
  • 916 332-7041

The Award Winning original House of Chicken and Ribs restaurant located in Antelope, just minutes north of Sacramento, specializes in serving southern style barbecue at its finest. The restaurant prides itself on slowly smoking its seasoned Pork/Beef Ribs until the meat practically falls of the bone, grilling its marinated Tri-tip and Chicken to perfection, and serving tender hand made all beef links. The delicious tender meats are all served with the founding family’s special recipe mild or hot barbecue sauce. The restaurant serves Southern Fried Chicken and Wings, and fresh Seafood delicacies such as deep-fried Oysters, Jumbo Prawns, Catfish, and Red Snapper. The restaurant prepares homemade side dishes and desserts including freshly baked Peach Cobbler, Apple and Sweet Potato Pie.

JR’s Texas Bar-B-Que

  • 180 Otto Circle
  • Sacramento CA, 95822 map
  • 916 424-3520

JR opened JR’s Texas Bar-B-Que in November 1987 a 20 seat restaurant on Otto Circle. Today, JR’s occupies 7,800 square feet with a seating capacity of 149. JR’s Texas Bar-B-Que makes history! Recipient of the prestigious California Restaurant Association 5-Star Award for best Bar-B-Que, and best catering, an award never before given to a Bar-B-Que restaurant. We invite you to try our Texas style Bar-B-Que Voted First Place by Sacramento Magazine as Best Bar-B-Que for the past 6 years!

4th Street Grille

  • 400 L Street
  • Sacramento CA, 95814 map
  • 916 448-2847

The 4th Street Grille is a great place for gatherings, family dinners, business luncheons/dinner or just a cocktail party. We are in close proximity to major hotels, highways and the convention center in the heart of Sacramento. Since 1992, the 4th Street Grille has been providing area residents and visitors with delicious pastas, pizzas, salads, fresh seafood, a variety of mesquite grilled meats, vegetarian dishes, mouth watering desserts and much more. Specializing in grilled meats such as rack of lamb, aged rib eye steak and center cut pork loin chop the 4th Street Grille has been recognized as one of the best eateries in Sacramento. We offer a San Franciscan style atmosphere with low candle lit lighting and rich mahogany.

Capitol Garage

  • 1500 K Street
  • Sacramento CA, 95814 map
  • 95814

Capitol Garage is within walking distance of the capitol, convention center and Sacramento community theater, and has been a midtown icon for over 15 years. The menu spans the globe and has an eclectic mix of gourmet sandwiches, pastas and salads with such favorites as the Caribbean chicken sandwich, Thai shrimp salad and steak and asparagus sauté. Chef Jonathan Clemons uses only the finest ingredients in his crowd pleasing dishes and offers them to you at an affordable price.

Ella Dining Room and Bar

  • 1131 K Street
  • Sacramento CA, 95814 map
  • 916 443-3772

Ella Dining Room and Bar. Ella offers warm, welcoming ambiance in an inspiring space that evokes effortless European rustic luxury. Our design team from Amsterdam has created an environment that is visionary yet timeless, dramatic yet comforting. Ella brings together the finest quality ingredients from this bountiful region and all over the world to create authentic and honest fine food that will nourish body and soul.

Enotria Restaurant

  • 1431 Del Paso Blvd
  • Sacramento CA, 1431 Del Paso Blvd map
  • 916 922-6792

Enotria means ‘Land of Wine’. The cuisine offered at Enotria Restaurant and Wine Bar is perhaps best described as California cuisine with focus on seasonality, local ingredients and influences from the Mediterranean. As one of Sacramento’s youngest new chefs, Chef Anthony displays his unique talent with creative flavor profiles and well balanced dishes that pair deliciously with Enotria’s award winning wine list.

Gonul’s J Street Cafe

  • 3839 J Street
  • Sacramento CA, 95816 map
  • 916 457-1155

California Cuisine with a Turkish Twist. Savor a menu that changes with the seasons, with recipes from France, Italy and Turkey, and ingredients drawn from local, organic farms. With a wide range of carefully selected, affordable wines from California and around the world.We also host regular gourmet winemaker’s dinners and other Special Events such as live jazz evenings.

The Firehouse Restaurant

  • 1112 Second Street
  • Sacramento CA, 95814 map
  • 916 442-4772

The Firehouse has earned “Best of Award of Excellence” from Wine Spectator Magazine for nine consecutive years and was voted “Best Wine List” – Best of Sacramento. The Firehouse has also been the recipient of the “Award of Unique Distinction” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. In the Sacramento Magazine’s Best of Sacramento awards, The Firehouse earned 10 awards – 7 of which were first place awards – including “Best of the Best.”


  • 926 J Street
  • Sacramento CA, 95814 map
  • 916 492-4400

Grange is a culinary expression of all things local, reflecting the authentic essence and soul of its community. Service is warm, friendly, and embracing at Sacramento’s premiere dining destination. With an intimate atmosphere of urban sophistication, Grange is the quintessential Sacramento restaurant experience. Grange is a culinary expression of all things local, reflecting the authentic essence and soul of its community. Service is warm, friendly, and embracing at Sacramento’s premiere dining destination. With an intimate atmosphere of urban sophistication, Grange is the quintessential Sacramento restaurant experience.

L Wine Lounge & Urban Kitchen

  • 1801 L Street
  • Suite 50
  • Sacramento CA, 95814 map
  • 916 443-6970

L Wine Lounge & Urban Kitchen is a destination for wine enthusiasts and aficionados, as well as the casual drinker, to meet and enjoy the simple, yet sophisticated and comfortable environment, the educated and attentive staff, and a menu with seasonally fresh local ingredients.

Mulvaney’s B&L

  • 1215 19th Street
  • Sacramento CA, 1215 19th Street map
  • 916 441-6022

Hand-Crafted New American Cuisine The Culinary Specialists at Mulvaney’s B&L bring handcrafted new American cuisine to your table. Our relationship with the food and where it comes from is the driving force of the way we do business. Our restaurant menu changes daily as we focus on the subtle changes of the seasonal harvest of our local farms. As Patrick Mulvaney often says, “whatever comes in the front door goes on your plate.”


  • 1022 Second Street
  • Sacramento CA, 95814 map
  • 916 441-2211

Eat, drink, and relax at Ten 22. Dine indoors or out on the patio, for business or with your family. Ten 22 has something for everyone. The menu features American favorites with a modern twist.

Zinfandel Grille – Sacramento

  • 2384 Fair Oaks Boulevard
  • Sacramento CA, 95825 map
  • 916 485-7100

Just minutes from downtown Sacramento, our Mediterranean-inspired menu selections include a nice variety of reasonably priced dishes for any palette … appetizers, salads, wood oven-fired pizzas, sandwiches, pastas, meats, seafood and, of course, scrumptious desserts. We have an extensive wine list of affordable wines to complement your meal, in addition to a full bar. With several plasma TVs in the bar areas, guests can watch their favorite game with friends while enjoying appetizers, drinks or their meal.

Lucca Restaurant

  • 1615 J Street
  • Sacramento CA, map
  • 916 669-5300

Nestled between Midtown and Downtown Sacramento, Lucca Restaurant offers a California ~ Mediterranean influenced menu with reasonably priced, recognizable menu choices, graciously served in a classy, comfortable setting.

Biba Restaurant

  • 2801 Capitol Avenue
  • Sacramento CA, 95816 map
  • 916 455-2422

Biba has received glowing reviews with Gourmet Magazine, Travel and Leisure, Conde’ Nast Travelers and the Wine Spectator. Named as Best Restaurant in Sacramento, by the Sacramento Bee Food and Wine Editor and voted “Best of the Best” by Sacramento Magazine readers for the past several years. Biba Caggiano, owner of Biba, has hosted one hundred episodes of her internationally syndicated cooking show, Biba”s Italian Kitchen, on the TLC and Discovery Channel. She is also a contributor to Italian Cooking & Living, Taste of Italia and Fine Cooking Magazine.

Buonarroti Ristorante – Sacramento

  • 2627 Town and Country Place
  • Sacramento CA, 95821 map
  • 916 265-2110

A masterpiece in Italian dining. We bring a taste of Old Italy to this charming and quaint community, we hope that you enjoy your dining experience. When owner and Chef Daniel Alcantaro first began sharing his homemade red sauce, which has been part of his family for generations, everyone knew it was something special. For many years family and friends have savored his sauce and we think you will agree that it is truly extraordinary. Over the years he has created several other delightful sauces and we encourage you to try them all

Piatti – Sacramento

  • 571 Pavilions Lane
  • Sacramento CA, 95825 map
  • 916 649-8885

With their open kitchens and stone pizza hearths, each of the Piatti restaurants reflect the warm charm and welcoming atmosphere of a traditional Italian trattoria. While every Piatti has its own character and ambiance suited to its specific locale, all are characterized by simple, unpretentious designs, rustic yet flavorful cuisine and family friendly service. Piatti restaurants are gathering places where friends, family and neighbors eat, drink and socialize while enjoying the sense of community found in Italy’s most popular trattorias.

Spataro Restaurant and Bar

  • 1415 L Street
  • Sacramento CA, 95814 map
  • 916 440-8888

Located next to the Community Center Theatre and across the street from the Capitol building, Spataro offers panoramic views of Capitol Park and the gardens. Also, within walking distance; the Hyatt Regency, Marriot Hotel, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Convention Center and Memorial Auditoreum. From the open kitchen come classic, soulful Italian dishes prepared using local seasonal ingredients. Extensive California and Italian wine list, specialty cocktails and cigar menu are available. Outdoor dining, private dining and banquet facilities are available.

Zocalo – A Taste of Mexico

  • 1801 Capitol Avenue
  • Sacramento CA, 95811 map
  • 916 441-0303

Housed in the handsomely renovated Arnold Brothers Building – built for a Hudson car dealership in the 1920’s, Zocalo is located on the corner of 18th Street and Capitol Avenue right in the heart of Midtown�s Handle District. Zocalo is Regional Mexican at its best! Inspired by the majestic town square of Mexico City, Zocalo boldly casts a contemporary eye towards a distinguished future while subtly hinting of its proud heritage. For hundred of years, Zocalo has been the center of political and social gatherings in Mexico. Offering a stylish yet substantial spot that embraces that spirit, this Zocalo is destined to live up to its heritage.

Centro Cocina Mexicana

  • 28th and J Streets
  • Sacramento CA, 95816 map
  • 916 442-2552

A staple in the Sacramento dining scene for over 15 years, Centro Cocina Mexicana offers the finest regional Mexican cuisine in a festive and colorful atmosphere. Located on the bustling corner of 28th & J Streets, Centro has remained one of the best midtown Sacramento mexican restaurants due to its commitment to fresh, authentic cuisine, its extensive list of tequilas (150 and counting) and margaritas and the friendly, energetic staff.

El Novillero Mexican Restaurant

  • 4216 Franklin Blvd
  • Sacramento CA, 95820 map
  • 916 456-4287

El Novillero is celebrating 40 Years as of July 6, 2010. The Davalos Family and staff would like to thank all of their customers for helping us reach this milestone. We never dreamed that in 1970 our 28 seat restaurant would be come one of Sacramento’s premier Mexican restaurants. Today we now have a seating capacity of 260. We take extra pride in the food that we serve. Everything is made fresh daily from our sauces to our corn chips. We use nothing but the finest ingredients possible. We are also pleased to be able to offer you such quality and quantity of food at reasonable prices.

Kico’s Mexican Food Restaurant

  • 2324 Arden Way
  • Sacramento CA, 95825 map
  • 916 924-3571

Casual atmosphere, friendly service and affordable prices makes Kico’s your best choice for lunch or dinner. Kid’s menu available. A highly personalized style of Mexican home cooking, using family recipes and featuring only the freshest of ingredients. Food is prepared fresh daily. Diners travel from Roseville, Rocklin, Granite Bay, Woodland, Davis, Elk Grove, Rancho Cordova and even El Dorado Hills and Placerville, to experience the savory southwestern-style dishes.

Los Patios Restaurant

  • 1500 7th Street
  • Sacramento CA, map
  • 916 442-7426

Los Patios Restaurant has been open and serving original Texas style mexican food to the Greater Sacramento Area since 1998. We are a San Antonio Style Mexican Restaurant specializing in original Tex/Mex recipes. From our fresh home-made salsa to the freshest home-made chorizo you can find, our mexican food has no rival. Come in and see for yourself! We offer Texas style mexican food inside the restaurant, and catering services outside the restaurant; your party, our service.

El Torito

  • 1598 Arden Way
  • Sacramento CA, �95815map
  • 916 927-0071

At El Torito, we take real pride in serving our guests authentic Mexican dishes made with the finest ingredients available. Like salsas made fresh throughout the day to ensure the ultimate in flavor, Tableside Guacamole prepared with only Haas avocados and handmade tamales prepared daily in the traditional way – wrapped in corn husks for the best taste and to retain moisture. These are but a few of the efforts we make every day to bring you the real flavors of Mexico.

The Broiler Steakhouse

  • 1201 K Street
  • Sacramento CA, 95814 map
  • 916 444-3444

The Broiler has been Sacramento’s definitive steakhouse since 1950, when Joe Anticevich created a very special Dinner House at 10th and J Streets. It continues to be a place where political careers begin and end, where the courthouse crowd comes to celebrate victories or nurse defeats. Always a place to see and be seen, The Broiler, with its high-back booths, remains a destination for deals and dates, anniversaries and reunions for more than five generations.

Chops Steaks Seafood and Bar

  • 1117 11th Street
  • Sacramento CA, 95814 map
  • 916 447-8900

Sacramento’s award winning newest and most upscale restaurant and bar specializes in classic Midwestern corn fed prime dry aged beef, and the freshest most succulent seafood the world�s oceans have to offer. Our USDA prime ribs, steaks and chops are dry aged up to 28 days in our exclusive displayed aging facility and then hand trimmed and cut to the most generous portions ensuring that every steak is the most tender and flavorful possible. These truly are, “The Best Steaks in Town”. Located in the historic 11th and L Street building across the street from the State Capitol Building.

Morton’s The Steakhouse – Sacramento

  • 621 Capitol Mall
  • Sacramento CA, 95814 map
  • 916 442-5091

Morton’s The Steakhouse, the nation’s premier steakhouse group, specializes in classic, hearty fare, serving generous portions of USDA prime aged beef, as well as fresh fish, lobster and chicken entrees. Morton’s is famous for its animated signature tableside menu presentation: steaks, whole Maine lobsters and other main course selections, along with fresh vegetables, are presented on a cart rolled to your table, where the server displays and describes each menu item in appetizing and entertaining detail.

Ruth’s Chris Steak House – Sacramento

  • 501 Pavilions Lane
  • Sacramento CA, 95825 map
  • 916 286-2702

Start your evening the Ruth�s Chris way – over a mouth-watering filet. Sit back and enjoy the most tender and delicious steak you�ve ever tasted. Or, if you�re in the mood for something a little different, our extensive a la carte menu features extra-thick cut Steak, live Maine Lobster, fresh seafood, a variety of vegetable dishes, and eight potato selections. Whether you�re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth’s Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out.

Cafe Rolle, – French Food

  • 5357 H Street
  • Sacramento CA, 95819-3544 map
  • 916 455-9140

In August 2002, Chef William Rolle opened Cafe Rolle, a quaint café and delicatessen on H Street in East Sacramento. His mission was to provide Sacramentans with authentic, flavorful and exciting French eats in a traditional and pleasant ambience. At Cafe Rolle you can enjoy a wide array of French delicacies: a variety of outstanding pates, abundantly fresh smoked fish, inventive sandwiches, glorious salads, quiche, tarts, cakes, crème brulee, mousse chocolat and other unique deli items. Stop by for dinner, lunch or even a glass of French wine on a cool afternoon.

The Waterboy – Southern French

  • 2000 Capitol Avenue
  • Sacramento CA, 95811 map
  • 916 498-9891

We’re a cozy restaurant in Midtown Sacramento providing really great service and cooking delicious food since 1996. We feature a monthly changing menu, inspired mostly by the beautiful cuisines of northern Italy and southern France. We also feature a terrific wine list with lots of interesting options and a full bar featuring classic cocktails and aperitifs.

Bistro La Petite France

  • 8230 Auburn Folsom Rd
  • Granite Bay CA,
  • 916 786-9502

Our delicious food takes its style from the little town of Alsace, France, where Chef Christophe grew up. Here for centuries, all kind of food stalls, restaurants, brasseries, bistros and cafes fed people from all walks of life, around the clock. Alsace bistros differ from the other establishments by being smaller, serving a select clientelle and having simple offerings of small or large dishes of fish, meats, poultry and vegetable prepared with award-winning style.

Korea House Restaurant

  • 9729 Folsom Boulevard
  • Sacramento CA, 95827 map
  • 916 362-5013

Korea House Restaurant is a unique restaurant that blends Korean, Japanese, and Chinese cuisine all together to give you a unique and satisfying dinning experience. Our restaurant has been locally owned and operated in Sacramento, California, by Daniel Yi and his family since 1979, in the Asian customs of their ancestors. We serve both lunch and dinner and offer more than 200 Korean, Japanese, and Chinese menu items that will please any hungry appetite. Stop by our Korean, Japanese, and Chinese restaurant and let our helpful and friendly staff serve you lunch or dinner.

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