100+ Restaurants

2014 - Now that I know most of the well known chefs and owners of some of Sac's best restaurants, I always disclose within the post if I have some connection. 

Sacramento Favorites 2016 edition
Sacramento Favorites for 2015

4th Street Grille


Akebono II

Alonzo's Pizza Depot

Anatolian Table

Andina - Portland, OR

Asian Pearl

Aura - closed

Beacon Bar & Grill - So. Lake Tahoe

Bella Bru - Carmichael

Bella Bru - El Dorado Hills




Black Bear Diner

Blue Dog Pizza - So. Lake Tahoe

Boon Boon Café

Brew It Up- Closed

Bridges on the River

Broadway Soul Food

The Broiler - Closed

Buckhorn Grill

Café Morocco

Café Vinoteca

Cafeteria 15L

California Café - Closed

Capitol Garage


Celestin's - Closed

Centro Bar & Kitchen - Renpo

Chicago Fire - Sacramento

Chocolate Fish

Coast to Coast truck

Copper Café - Santa Maria

Cosmo Café (Cosmopolitan) - Closed

Cowboy Way - Palm Springs

Crocker Cafe - no longer valid review due to management change

Dad's Kitchen

Dad's Sandwiches - Different ownership, same great sandwiches


de Vere's Pub

Doughbot Donuts - Closed

Drewski's Hot Rod Kitchen - truck

The Eatery - Closed


El Rey on K


Enotria - Closed

Esther's Cupcakes - Closed

Evan's Kitchen

Fabian's Italian Bistro

Fairchild's Oyster Bar - Reno

Federalist Public House

Firebird Russian Restaurant


Fish Face

Five Guys Burgers

Formaggio Taverna (Marriott)

Formoli's Bistro

Freshii - Closed

Fresca Deli- Closed

Fuzion Eatz truck

Golden Bear

Grange new chef, so outdated

Habesha - Eritrean food

Hard Eight - Dallas

Hawks - Granite Bay location

Heat Shabu Baru

Hidden Sichuan

House Kitchen & Bar

Hunan Restaurant - Davis

Icing on the Cupcake

Indo Cafe

Iron Horse Tavern

Iron Steaks

Jimmy's Peruvian

Joe Marty's AKA Sampino's Kitchen at Joe Marty's

Johnny Garlic's- Closed

Kabul Kabob - new name and owners

Kathmandu Kitchen

Koko Head Cafe - Honolulu

Konditorei Bakery - Davis


L Wine Lounge - Closed

La Provence


Little Prague - Closed


Lola's Lounge

Lounge ON20 - Closed


Lucille's BBQ

Magpie Caterer's

Malabar - Closed

Mama Kim on the Go truck


Maria's Mexican Tacos - Auburn

Mario's Early Toast

Masullo Pizza

Matteo's Pizza

Max's of Manila - Closed


Mediterranean Kitchen - Kirkland, WA

Mehran - Closed

Melting Pot


Miniburger Truck- now KrushBurger

Mirabelle European Pastry

Mulvaney's B&L

My BBQ Spot - Closed

Nationwide Meats

Ninja Sushi - Roseville

Opa Opa

Original Pancake House


Paul Martin's American Bistro

The Pig & The Lady - Honolulu

Pinoy's Place - San Lorenzo

Pizza Rock

Pho Bac Hoa Viet - Rancho Cordova location

Plan B

The Press

Real Doner - Petaluma

Red Lobster

Red Lotus - Closed

Red Rabbit

Roseville Gourmet - Closed


Rudy's Hideaway

Saddle Rock Closed

Sandra Dee's

Scott's Seafood - Closed

Scott's Seafood on the River

Sichuan Spice House



Sofia - Closed

Spataro's - Closed

Squeeze Inn - Roseville

Suede Blue

Suzie Burgers

Sweetwater- Closed

Tandoori Kitchen - Kirkland, WA


Taylor's Kitchen

Ten 22

Texas Roadhouse

The Kitchen

The Pizza Company

Three Monkeys - Closed

Tuli Bistro - Closed

Udupi Café

Vik's Chaat - Berkeley

Waffle Experience

Wild Ginger - Bellevue, WA

Woodlake Tavern

Yang's Noodles