Ambience
Ambience
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Ambience

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.ambiencerestaurantsac.com/
  • Phone: (916) 489-8464
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Executive Chef: Morgan Song
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private rooms for groups up to 45 people with pull down screen for presentations. we also accommodate groups up to 20 people in a small private room which also includes the pull down screen.
  • Private Party Contact: Morgan Song 8883273913

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Marconi Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Ambience
Ambience Restaurant excels in French and New American Cuisine featuring exotic ingredients unmatched in the greater Sacramento Area. Either for an intimate dinner for two, or a larger party Ambience offers different dining rooms that will suit any special occasion. The show-stopping food prepared by Chef Morgan Song can be accompanied with award-winning wines selected from an extensive wine list that Ambience provides. Ambience Restaurant offers two menu styles with a five course Prix-Fixe Menu , as well as a unique Chef's Tasting Menu with an optional wine pairing to complement each course. Online booking is limited, so please contact us for further assistance.
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Ambience reviews from OpenTable diners
  • More Than Just a Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    Ambience has always been one of my top restaurants. The food has always been exquisite and the service the best in Sacramento. I'm so sad that they are closing and moving to the bay area - but it just means I have to drive a little farther now (which I will).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I recommend Ambience for its
    MWReviewVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    I recommend Ambience for its great food, good service, and good wine selection (especially if matched to the food by the staff). However, the ambience of Ambience leaves much to be desired. With black walls, small amounts of wall decorations, and without even a candle or flower on the table, it is extremely cold and sterile in atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Great food and really nice wine list. Would definately go again .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambience was a pleasant surprise.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    Ambience was a pleasant surprise. First time and unfortunately last time, since restaurant is scheduled to close in Sacramento area. Presentation and taste was first class, although for me, portions were very measured. But, this type of "haute" or "French" cuisine, this would be the expectation. When there is too much wine for the food presented, it says something,and it was not too much wine :). Service was absolutely first class. Again, for portions presented, it was a bit pricey. Compliment to the chef on the 7 course meal. The blend of the different food presentations was a wonderful experience. Overall, eating at Ambience is truly a wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very sorry to learn that Ambience
    ChiefsFAve
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Very sorry to learn that Ambience will close restaurant in Jan 2013. It has been a great addition to Sacramento dining scene for 9 years.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a way to end 2012. An
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    What a way to end 2012. An amazing dinner with a variety of different courses featuring unique game and meat selections, complemented perfectly with the wine pairings my dining companions and I opted to select. A truly memorable meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dinner :)
    SashaVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    We had a Wonderful Dinner as always! We are going to miss restaurant, but look forward to visiting new location :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food once again! Took
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    Amazing food once again! Took our friends here and they loved it too-- so much that they're still talking about it with their friends. Loved the creative, artistic presentations of each plate. The venison was so incredibly tender. The timing in between each course was perfect too, not too long or short. A wonderful dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Nice restaurant with great food. Good for a romantic evening or business dinner. Service moves a little bit fast though, especially for a high-end dining experience. But overall, I would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was absolutely amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    The food was absolutely amazing. I just don't understand why the restaurant isn't packed every night. The ingredients are fresh, the dishes are creative, and presentation beautiful. His desserts are like pieces of art. I especially love how each dish has so many different flavors that work so well together. The owner/chef will be moving soon so you better drop in before it's too late.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A gem that should be treasured
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    What a magnificent space - and what a shame that more folks don't take advantage of Ambience, which means this fabulous chef will be leaving Sacramento in mid-January. The prix fixe menus has several delicious options to tempt you, and the presentation is beautiful. So, if you have never been - or if you have been before, make a reservation soon so you, too, can experience all Ambience has to offer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great all around except price.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    Great all around except price. Since the price has increased since our last visit we will be checking out other high-end places that we havne't gotten to yet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was truly a honor to eat
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    It was truly a honor to eat there, the food was unbelievable. Every coarse was a new great experience that tasted amazing. We thought for sure that we would spend the money and two things would happen, one we would be disappointed in the quality and/or taste or two we would still be hungry later. Neither happened and instead everything, every coarse down to the salad was amazing i never knew food could taste so good, and two we we're completely stuffed. I heard they are leaving and that truly makes me sad because I won't be able to afford another trip before they leave but we are very happy we got to experience it and could not have asked for a better place to spend our ten years anniversary. Thank you from the wise's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great food - a little pricy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Great food and service - very quiet. At $55 it was a pretty good deal - $70 is a little steep, not sure we will go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambiance has no Ambiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    Very good food, no ambiance, there on a friday night at 7:00, we were the only ones. Food was very good but with their last price increase, may not be worth the money.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent! In the running
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    Excellent! In the running for best upscale dining in Greater Sacramento. Only downfalls were that everyone in the party has to do the same menu (either 5 or 7 courses) and the location is in a strip mall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food presentation and flavor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Food presentation and flavor was amazing. The seven course chef's tasting menu with wine pairing is the way to go. a delight for foodies, will be back---
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have been to Ambience a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2012
    We have been to Ambience a number of times and have always had a good experience , with exceptional service... Having said that , the menu has regrettably become tired and predictable. If you've never been, then by all means go and enjoy but you won't need to go again because the menu will be the same or a basic variation on the same ingredients. Here's hoping chef Song has some new inspiration.... I for one would welcome the change. .... and let me say that this is NOT a bad review, the food is very good, It's just always the same.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was the finest I have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Service was the finest I have had in along time! Food was fantastic!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was a wonderful experience,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    This was a wonderful experience, even tho quite pricey.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Chef is the Best :)
    SashaVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2012
    What a Wonderful Experience. We enjoyed the 7 Course Tasting with Wine Pairing and loved each dish. The Chef is the best! We dine out a lot and enjoyed our experience much better than our recent outing at The K******. We look forward to our next visit:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ambience is top notch. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Ambience is top notch. The food was absolutely delicious and creative that leaves you dreaming about it for days. The service was equally spectacular. I just can't say enough good things about Ambience. Ambience was an amazing culinary journey!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Best find in Sacramento! Ambience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    Best find in Sacramento! Ambience was outstanding. We went for our 28th Anniversary and everything was wonderful. Food was superb, presentation work of art, wine list is first class, service above and beyond expectation. Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had the 7 course prix fix
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    We had the 7 course prix fix dinner. Every course was beautifully presented and delicious. Our waiter was terrific. The portion sizes were excellent. We left feeling full, but not stuffed. we are talson thankful we didn't leave fea=eling hungry. This restaurant is excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Marvelous dinner! Impeccable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    Marvelous dinner! Impeccable service, innovative cuisine, delicious flavors! A must-try for anyone who's looking for a top-notch dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Was looking forward to a special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    Was looking forward to a special night. The food was lovely and very innovative. The service was very rushed and not the best. Glass of wine not refilled after ordered, billed for the entire meal after a gift certificate was given with the bill, the the temperature of the restaurant was freezing. For all of the hype, we won't be going back again.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A exceptional culinary experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/11/2012
    A exceptional culinary experience. Outstanding restaurant. congratulation!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The best restaurant in Sacramento!
    DiningwithJon
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    By far the best food in the Sacramento area. Surpasses most well know spots in SF, too. WE are never disappointed at Ambience and keep wanting to come back again and again. Six stars out of five!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food. You work from
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    Great food. You work from one of two choices--the 5 course dinner (with a few choices for some of the courses) or the 7 course dinner (also limited choices) with the option on the 7 course dinner of having a paired selection of wines. Beautiful presentation, great food! Pricy, but great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • There are not enough worlds
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    There are not enough worlds to describe this amazing place. Unbelievable food and fantastic service.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely decor and quiet elegant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/4/2012
    Lovely decor and quiet elegant ambiance. every dish were the work of art. The food and service were truly excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food and tremendous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/28/2012
    Excellent food and tremendous wine pairing selections.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An incredible dining experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    An incredible dining experience! Considering the quality of the ingredients, taste of the food, the creativity and service which is beyond impressive. If you appreciate quality food and want something special a visit is a must----
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Perfectly Prepared
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    This was my third time back. The food was outstanding as usual. We did the 7 course option this time. It was fantastic! We had venison, beef wellington (deconstructed), a perfectly cooked cod, and a lovely Baked Alaska. The sauces were perfect for each dish, and each piece of protein was cooked to perfection. The portions were just right and we left comfortably full but not stuffed. This meal compares favorably to the meals we had in Paris in May, and that's really saying something!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BEYOND WORDS!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/22/2012
    The atmosphere and experience was beyond words. The food was absolutely phenomenal. The service was excellent, educational and my fiancée's birthday that much more memorable for her. Made us feel like we were the only one's in the restaurant. I'm personally not a foodie but this was hands down the best experience either one of us has ever had and has caused me to open my mind more to different foods. Compliments to the chef and many thanks to our server Steve! (He was the best)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the best meals ever
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    One of the best meals ever and certainly the best in Sacramento.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I object to the fqact that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/16/2012
    I object to the fqact that we tried to get a reservation on-line at 6:00 pm and was told that we needed to make resrfvations at either 5:30 or 7:30. Upon arriving at the restaurant, it was far from being crowded (only observed one other table in use) and at 6:00 saw only one other couple walk in. Open table has done this to us before and I totally object to this tactic. If I had my choice, I will not be using Open Table to make reservations.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We got the prix fixe menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/9/2012
    We got the prix fixe menu and every single item on there was amazing. Such a variety of flavors and everything was cooked to perfection. Pace of the dinner was very relaxed so we could digest between courses — it was a wonderful evening.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We each had the 7-course tasting
    Annie
    Dined on 6/8/2012
    We each had the 7-course tasting menu with wine pairings. Pairings were excellent with a nice sized about half glass of each wine. The food was superb. Portions were small; but adequate considering seven courses. By meals end, we were quite full. Plates were especially and beautifully plated. Our server made sure our meal was well paced to accommodate the braised rabbit I ordered which took a little over an hour to braise. We definitely will eat there again and probably before the next special occasion and are anxious to try the five course menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ambience is one of the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    Ambience is one of the best place to dine in Sacramento. Had the Chef's seven course tasting menu with wine pairings were perfection!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate