Hawks
Hawks

Hawks

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.hawksrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (916) 791-6200
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Dinner: Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Dinner: Sunday Supper (Please check website for prix fixe menu): 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday Brunch: Second Sunday of Each Month: 10:30am - 1:30pm; Happy Hour: Tuesday - Friday: 2:30pm - 6:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Michael Fagnoni & Molly Hawks
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Hawks offers upscale, full service catering - Business and Residential. Whether providing a casual lunch for your office, or an elaborate catered event at your home, allow Hawks to cater your next event. Contact Ashley Martello at 916.791.6221 for further information.
  • Private Party Facilities: Hawks restaurant is taking your culinary experience to the next level. We are now offering The Chef’s Table; a private, nine-course dinner designed exclusively for you and your guests. The meal achieves the highest in culinary practice, accompanied by unparalelled service in our elegant Pond Room.
  • Private Party Contact: Ashley Martello or Molly Hawks 9167916221
  • Special Events:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Barton Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Hawks is located in the Quarry Ponds Center with ample self-parking.
A word from Hawks
The rustic elegance of Hawks features a warm design of understated sophistication. The interior space reflects the serene earth tones found in the expansive pond views, with luxurious mohair and artisan wood work. The stylish patio centers around a reflecting pool and fire, with lounge-inspiring couches to enjoy the view. Chefs Michael Fagnoni and Molly Hawks craft Contemporary American Cuisine with traditional European technique.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Hawks reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (118)fit for foodies (104)romantic (75)neighborhood gem (63)notable wine list (54)great for outdoor dining (42)good for groups (32)great for lunch (26)scenic view (22)vibrant bar scene (14)great for brunch (11)hot spot (10)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Affordable fine dining
    IrmsVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    If you're looking for a delicious fine dining restaurant that is relatively affordable, this is one of the best places to come for an amazing dinner. They offer a tasting menu for the table, or you can order dishes a la carte as well and share a variety of dishes to share. Every dish I've had here is excellent and I always want more, but have to leave room for the next dish. We never have enough room for dessert, but that also looks amazing too. The staff are all extremely pleasant and friendly, and make you feel at home. The best thing about Hawks is that it's in the perfect spot, outside of midtown Sacramento. We come here for their monthly Sunay brunch, but definitely need to come more often for dinner as well. We love this place and you will, too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    Diningfortwo
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We celebrated my husband's birthday and thoroughly enjoyed our visit. They accommodated our request for a quiet table, graciously served the wine we brought and our server provided excellent, friendly and unobtrusive service. Every dish was greatly enjoyed by all at our table. The gnocchi truly lived up to being "little pillows" of wonderfulness! The short rib dish was flavorful, tender and delicious and the Hawk Bar for dessert was also a winner. We also enjoyed the quiet ambience which allowed for easy conversation - so important! We will definitely return to Hawk's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LBelle
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    I have always enjoye diningat Hawk's, whether with my daughters or grandchuldren.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Celebration 11/11/14
    Phoneman
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I surprised my girlfriend on her birthday, by making reservations at this very nice restaurant. Our reservation was at 6:00 pm, and we arrived approximately 40 minutes early to enjoy happy hour at the bar. We were immediately greeted and acknowledged at the door by the hostess. The bartender, Teresa, was friendly, provided quick service, and engaged in friendly conversation with us. She seemed to enjoy her position here at this wonderful eatery. We had a very pleasant experience both at the bar and at our dinner table. The food was excellent, the ambiance was romantic. We would most definitely visit this restaurant again, and will speak highly of our experience to our friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I really want to love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    I have always loved the food and atmosphere at Hawk's. I am so glad we have a fine dining restaurant in our neighborhood. The only thing that puts us off is the service. Every time we have visited the restaurant for dinner, it has taken 10 minutes to be acknowledged by our server - or even to get a menu sometimes. We nearly walked out this time before finally getting attention from our server. Once he finally visited our table, the service started flowing; and the food, as always, was superb. The menu is creative, and the food is elegant and thoughtfully prepared. This would be our "go-to" restaurant if we felt more welcomed and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • outstanding
    LGCDOBIE
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    the sunday brunch has delicious unique dishes from which to chose. Food came quickly. The endless mimosas are a perfect touch. Service was attentive and not intrusive, friendly and informative. the service staff bar and floor is well trained to deliver outstanding customer service. Great bar staff who want your drinks to be as you want them....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Evening!!
    Greatfood98
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We have friends who rave about this restaurant and after visiting for the 1st time, we understand why. It is hard to find a restaurant with great food, service, and wine list, but Hawks has it all. We were there for our anniversary and casually mentioned it to our server. Not only did she hear us, but our dessert was delivered with Happy 16th Anniversary written in chocolate. We will definitely be back!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • over priced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    received 4 scallops for $35....over priced, small portions
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AnnsieVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We had wonderful food, exquisitely prepared and presented, and attentive but not overly attentive service. The view from their back window is just lovely. My only suggestion would be that they offer a little fuller and more varied lunch menu--but I feel lucky that they still do offer lunch, so perhaps I shouldn't complain!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lunch at Hawks
    Dags
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Always consistent. Always good. One of my favorite restaurants in all of the Sacramento Valley!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hawks-nice ambience!
    RoandBo
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Limited menu choices, had the scallops (4). Everything is very rich and somewhat salty, and for me, only an occasional visit will do as I don't eat that way and my stomach felt it even though there wasn't copious amounts of food- it was just very rich but delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good stuff!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had a bottle of bubbles in an empty stomach before we got there. I would say the food was excellent if I can remember correctly haha.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed
    livinfthelife
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I wish the menu offered more. No specials offered. Pricey..for servings. I enjoyed the Salmon very much, very flavorful but didn't like that there were no other vegetables offered but Brussel Sprouts or Cauliflower which were not my favorite. $30.00 for a small piece of Salmon and nothing else, was a little expensive. It is a little noisy and the tables are too close together. The service was excellent! I don't know if I would go again..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Shelf
    sfvibe
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Top shelf from A to Z. Excellent service, drinks, food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great evening
    FrankinFairOaksVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We ve been to Hawks quite a few times. This time was on a Tuesday evening and it wasn't as busy as it can be. The service was impeccable. We had a great waiter. Outstanding food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • PandM
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Creative and tasty food supported by an expansive wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local Customer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Took visiting friends to the restaurant. Ended up on the patio by ourselves ... very nice evening. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is great!
    NateVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Hawks is the type of restaurant that you go to for special occasions. Food is 6 stars. I was a little dissappointed with the service. Rob V. was our waiter and never asked how our meal was. I had to ask the manager for a black napkin (I was wearing a black suit).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another fabulous meal.
    Rushfarms
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Nothing compares to the food and service at Hawks. We have never been disappointed in the flavorful food and excellent service. Every time we have been there we take a taste of our selected item and just roll our eyes savor the taste.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed for the first time
    eatoutalotVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We have eaten at Hawks many times and always been pleased with the service and the food. On Tuesday 9/30, there were 7 of us. None of us ordered a first course. Our entrees took 40 minutes to be served. There were some very hungry and unhappy people at the table by then. The restaurant was not full so it may have been a matter of understaffing in the kitchen. We were given as much bread as we wanted but it was cold & somewhat dry. Once the food arrived, it was delicious as usual. We had the barramundi, the gnocchi, the chicken and the short rib. We also indulged in dessert -- the pear soufflé, beignets, and lemon panna cotta -- all of which were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food; dynamic service
    CharB
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is one of our favorite fine dining restaurants. Top notch service. Creative foods. Farm to fork.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing
    Hockeylvr2
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    As usual, everything was great.... from the friendly & professional service to the amazing food. Always enjoy the little extras that are brought out to try. Glad to have such a great place in the neighborhood (bonus w/o having to travel to Sac.) in where to go for our anniversary! Till next time :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite in the area
    HNL4nite
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Whenever I am in the area I come to Hawks at least once and usually more. The atmosphere is elegant without being pretentious. The service is well orchestrated and thoughtful. The food is memorable. Especially the ahi tartare and the equisite desserts. Excellent crafted cocktails. A high-end well-run restaurant that isn't stuffy. Come here to dine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Experience
    5Spikes
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We went to dinner at Hawks midweek for a special occasion. On a Tuesday night, they were packed and we had to wait about 20 minutes after our reservation time. But it was worth the wait. The restaurant has a nice ambiance but is not quiet. The meals we had were excellent. The Caesar salad and lobster gnocchi that I had were bursting with favor and fabulous. My wife had the fresh tomato soup and chicken which was perfectly crispy on the outside yet tender and juicy inside. We topped it off with a shuffle and flight of Madeira. They have an extensive wine list and the service was great as well. I highly recommend Hawks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely setting and good food
    anonymousVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Waiters were very helpful tuna tartare was delicious..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Anniversary Dinner
    Matt
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We had the prix fix dinner on Sunday nights. It's $40 per person and well worth it. This is a great restaurant. The presentation was awesome and the food sublime. Service was excellent too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Enjoyable
    Rushfarms
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I have enjoyed lunch at Hawks numerous times and I'm ALWAYS impressed with the food, service and atmosphere. You will not be disappointed. The flavors in the food are outstanding and the portions are perfect. Love this restaurant!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    Lottobear1
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Hawks and had a lovely dining experience.Very consistent in their food prep and professional in their staff service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Birthday Dinner
    WinoDan
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We arrived right at 7pm for our dinner reservation and were seated right away. The restaurant was busy and the noise level was up, but not intrusive. The Waite staff was excellent and kept things moving all evening. We decided on the sampler menu for both my wife and me. There were several delicious food morsels added to those listed on the menu. We decided not to do the wine recommendations as we had brought a bottle with us. Each course was absolutely delicious, we joked with our waiter that were going to lick the plates. We could not have asked for a nicer all-round experience to celebrate my wives birthday. She really appreciated my choice of Hawk's to celebrate her birthday and we both highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent special occasion lunch
    Befoodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    September 12, found out table of 5 each enjoying a different dish. Everyone was very happy. From the Blt to the heirloom tomato soup/grilled cheese, it was a hit. Fine wine list as well. Good service to boot
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a lovely first experience at Hawks for my husbands birthday! The ambiance, service & food were outstanding & we cannot wait to go back! Love the Sunday Supper concept, & it is a fantastic deal given the scrumptious courses expertly prepared by chef extraordinaire Justin Green!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    BacchusII
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    A genuinely refined and luxurious experience from beginning to end. From the pleasant greeting from the hostess, friendly and knowledgeable service by the bartender, attentive but not pushy waiter, to the incredibly delectable dishes and perfect wine pairing, all of which makes for an unforgettable experience. Did I mention the food was seriously delicious?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Almost an all-star
    Gottabyum
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Four of us dined for our daughters 40th birthday. We had a reservation and were seated immediately, which is rare. Two ordered the short ribs...delicious..one ordered pork chop..also very tasty. I ordered the Baramundi (fish) and was not impressed. It was salty and and a very small piece. Wouldn't order it again but definitely will return to Hawk's. BTW...our waiter was excellent. Also, it would be nice if there were a couple of wine offerings under the $68 mark, which was the least expensive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good to great
    MattsEatsVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    No doubt Hawks has the potential to be one of the best dining experiences in N CA. Food and ambiance are top notch; every item on the menu I've ever tasted has been wonderful. But the reason I still can't put Hawks in the list of all-time "Greats" is their inconsistencies with service. Unfortunately the first time I dined at Hawks in 2008 I had one of the best waiters I'd ever experienced. Since then, no server has come close. Bar was set high and I've been underwhelmed since. My first waiter was connected molecularly to Molly's menu, and was so confident in his ability to understand the tastes of his customers. I trusted him to pick my courses and he delivered. To go from good to great, Hawks needs this type of service every single time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    NorCalDiner
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Food was excellent. Did the fixed price menu with wine pairings. Enjoyed every course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Foodie1
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    All foodies will love........................................
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dining experience yet again
    HersheycrewVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We dine at Hawks frequently, but this Saturday we brought some friends from out of town who were equally impressed with Hawks. At first, we were going to go with the tasting menu, but after having so many successful meals with our favorites, we decided to stick with those options and Hawks did NOT disappoint. This is the place to eat when your looking for stylish food and top notch service. Great experience per usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Great food with somewhat small portions and very expensive cocktails and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Its a nice place with a neat patio. The food serving was very small, yet tasty. The service was great. The prices are very high for the content. It was worth trying, but i wont fork over that kind of $ to eat there again.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    lesliemoo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My husband and I dined at Hawk's recently for an anniversary dinner. Our server asked right away if we were there to celebrate a special occasion, and from the moment we answered "yes," she went above and beyond to make our meal at Hawk's a memorable one (though I suspect, had we answered "no," the experience would have been just as delightful). The food, the service, and the overall experience were incredible; we will definitely return. I highly recommend Hawk's for your next special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate