Best Dinner in Sacramento

Best Dinner in Sacramento

Clean Plate Club

Clean Plate Club

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In Sacramento, dinner spots surrounding the Sacramento Kings’ Golden 1 Center stadium teem with patrons during big games and concerts, while Midtown’s bustling and historic neighborhoods are usually lively regardless. Wherever the businesses are located, they fuel the region’s agricultural heritage with a spectrum of diverse flavors and price points, ranging from high-end to casual.

Feature photo: Courtesy of Camden Spit and Larder



5215 Folsom Blvd, Sacramento


Allora’s appreciation for details speaks is reflected through its seamless Italian seafood and pasta, wax-sealed menus and house-engraved cocktail ice. The prix fixe dinner menu offers three, four or five course meals of Sacramento’s most visually provocative insalata, antipasti, pasta, risotto and more, which are bolstered by over 250 wine selections dominantly from Italy.


Camden Spit and Larder

555 Capitol Mall #100, Sacramento


Here you’ll find English spit-charred meats and roasted vegetables highlighting Sacramento’s fresh produce. Camden’s bar crafts seasonal and year-round cocktail classics, along with impressive wine lists. The interior’s deep colors, patterned fabrics and floors and custom metallic ceiling create a luxe ambiance, as does the shaded outdoor patio.


Frank Fat’s

806 L Street, Sacramento


Frank Fat’s is community anchor with award-winning food and service. Patrons here include everyone from politicians to tourists and everyone else doing business downtown. Shareable dishes like the epic honey walnuts prawns and must-try banana cream pie have made this a mainstay in Sacramento’s dining scene since 1939.



926 J Street, Sacramento


Adjacent to Citizen Hotel’s polished mosaic entryway and the Cesar Chavez Plaza urban green space, this award-winning restaurant is a short walk from any major attraction downtown. Dinner features fresh local produce and high quality proteins, as well as delicious light plates and a visit-worthy breakfast and brunch.


Mulvaney’s B&L

1215 19th Street, Sacramento


Dinner and dessert served out of this refurbished firehouse built in 1893 change daily, with the chef and owner being key figures in the local farm-to-fork movement. Mulvaney’s adjacent weather protected outdoor patio and next door banquet space accommodate private group events, and the separate bar dining space features rotating California wine, craft beer and specialty drink offerings.



1801 Capitol Ave, Sacramento


“Puro orgullo Mexicano”— pride in high end, regional Mexican plates — fuels Zocalo’s brand of hospitality. Its 1925 Spanish revival façade, originally designed for Arnold Brother’s 1920s car manufacturers, is the most attention-grabbing on an already-stylish street which offers a direct outlook of the Capitol rotunda. Start with ceviche and guacamole platos chicos before moving to dinner’s pork simmered pozole, eight different tacos, regional enchiladas, seasoned and smoked pork carnitas, followed by churros for dessert.

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