Great night outThis was the second time that my wife and I have had the pleasure of dining in your restaurant, and we cannot wait to come back! Thank you for the great food and incredible service. Paul and Jamie G.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMHawk's Meets ExpectationsKnown as one of the premier dining spots in the greater Sacramento area, my wife and I decided to celebrate our wedding anniversary at the restaurant. We were not disappointed. Although prices are on the high side, the quality of food and the excellent service were worth it. I can recommend their short ribs which turned out to be their signature dish.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMthe best!!close your eyes & pick anything, you can't go wrong.presentation, quality, seasoning, kitchen execution,service
if you like treating yourself, then Hawks!6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMI had the pappardelle andI had the pappardelle and short ribs. Waiter warned us there were only pieces of short ribs in the sauce but came with only a hint of meat. I have been there in the past and have never left hungry, but did this time. Another friend had the Char, excellent as was the pork dish. A little more short rib meat and it would be 5 stars.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst Time VisitorYou're greeted with a lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. The wait staff was very accommodating and well aware of the tables needs in advance. The food was very good, and I will definitely revisit. I didn't have an opportunity to sit outside, but the patio and surrounding views would be an experience I would like to enjoy.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMthis time a business lunchthis time a business lunch visit and excellent as usual. great service, lovely menu and just excellent food. consisntenly amongst the region's finest dining experiences.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe BestWe have been to Hawks many times and will continue to go. The food is excellent, their Sunday Night Suppers are wonderful and always interesting.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time at Hawks!Husband and I came from Elk Grove, first timers for Hawk....here are our thoughts...
1)Highly recommend the House Garden salad....veggies were grilled - Yum !!
2) Both our entrees were very good.
3) Wine by the glass very limited - kinda disappointing. We normally buy a bottle, but also like to have good 'by the glass' option.
4) We found our "wine by the glass" to be over chilled...plus it was in a white wine glass, yet, wine with bottle orders were given actual red wine glasses.....what's up with that????
Overall, lovely evening!!!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOut standing food, friendlyOut standing food, friendly but professional staff.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our anniversary andIt was our anniversary and they decorated our dessert with 'happy anniversary', nice touch. We did the wine pairings and they were outstanding selections.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM4 starThe food was great, the service was very good. We felt that the ambiance left a lot to be desired for a high priced restaurant ($150 dinner for two without drinks or tip). Not unappealing, just very plain. Perhaps the goal is to attract more casual diners? We would return for the food, but not likely for a special occasion when we wanted "the whole experience".5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe get to Hawk's 2-3 timesWe get to Hawk's 2-3 times a year. Each visit finds it as good as--or even better--than it had been on our last visit.
The English pea soup was outstanding! We both had it and I recommend it highly.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways First ClassEven though we live 35 minutes away, we think it is always worth the effort to dine at Hawks. The food, the service, the ambiance cannot be beat. They are always consistent so you know what to expect and that, is the very best. My husband has tried the hamburgers at every good restaurant in the area and says that none compare to Hawks' burger. We highly recommend this wonderful restaurant.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBest place to dine in theBest place to dine in the Sacramento Area! Ask for Rob as your waiter!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Foods the ThingImaginative menu with fresh local ingredients. Mothers day brunch was included homemade doughnuts and jam, a salad of watercress and arrugula with murani cheese and fresh cherries, an entree choice of morel mushroom quiche with warm lobster and mache and arrugula or filet mignon on asparagus and steak fries and topped with an egg over easy, all finished with a raspberry pavlova with vanilla gelato. The service was attentive without smothering. The ambiance is elegant and understated with dark woods, soft greys and chocolate brown accents. The bar is staffed by serious mixologists and is remarkably well stocked.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThank youWonderful brunch. Family had a wonderful time and Chef even made ranch dressing for my granddaughter! As always meal was perfect.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome foodLoved everything. My wife and I are foodies. Highly recommend this restaurant. We'll be returning again soon.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience, weGreat dining experience, we love Hawks. It's our favorite dining spot and nice that they are very kid friendly as well. Thanks Hawks, keep up the exceptional entres and service.
GT5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved HawksGreat waitress, a pro. Mushroom soup and Halibut excellent. Calamari with chorizo very good, but my husband's fish entree was good, but underwhelming. Needs more assertive seasoning? Think it was sea bass, had artichoke hearts and other veggies. Deserts to die for. Tab with moderate wine and good tip over $225, so is a special occasion place for us.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food & Service but lousy tableThis was my first time at Hawks and I had the short ribs which were fantastic. My only complaint it that they seated us at a funky little table in the middle to dining room that abutted a large round table the waters used to store wine bottles and pour wine into decanters. We had made our reservations several weeks earlier and confirmed it the day before; it seems they couls have done a little better in seating us.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAs good as it gets in Sacramento.As good as it gets in Sacramento. For that matter, on par with top of line LA or SF dining. All aspects covered. Thoughtful menu, fresh ingredients, trained servers, etc.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only issue we had withThe only issue we had with my wife and myself was they are heavy
on the salt in preparing their food. We brought that up to the Server
and she told us she has had that reference of to much salt before.
The Server said she would be that up to the Chef, I hope she did.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHawks HeavenWe have never been disappointed dining at Hawks. Whether it has been a special occasion or business meals the food and staff are always great. The consistency here is the key. We also like the fact we do not need to travel to downtown Sacramento for a fine dining experience.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLA Friends ImpressedOur friends from Bel Air were impressed with the dining experience at Hawk's. They routinely dine in Beverly Hill's best restaurants, so their review is a great reference.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to dinner for my husbandsWe went to dinner for my husbands birthday. Everyone ordered something different. Food was exceptional plus we had quite a variety of desserts. I highly recommend the hawks bar for dessert!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways delicious, always great!A comfortable restaurant. Lovely decor, great small bar area. Food is exceptional. Wait staff is very good. Tables are will appointed. Always eat here when in Roseville/granite Bay Area. Prices are comparable for the quality of food. Salads are really good. One way I judge a restaurant is the care of the delicate greens and how they are dressed. Salads are yummy. Food selection is outstanding. You won't be disappointed.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways great! The trout wasAlways great! The trout was excellent and the Hawks burger one of the best around4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMA very nice restaurant withA very nice restaurant with great service and wine!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was rather inattentiveOur server was rather inattentive and we found ourselves waiting at the end of our meal for a dessert menu and our check. He seemed to be constantly preoccupied with customers at another table (friends, family, regulars?); good for them, not for us!
We have always had good meals at Hawk's, and usually go for special occasions; our last visit was for my wife's birthday. We've had the same server mentioned above on one other occasion; we were underwhelmed then too!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery dish was a treat, butEvery dish was a treat, but I have to say that the dessert beignets are the best. I'd forgo all the appetizers and entrees and go right to the dessert, except that the tuna tartare, and the duck confit were spectacular too. The waitstaff (Mike) was particularly helpful, explaining preparation when asked, even to the history of the vodka in a signature cocktail.Even though a large party was seated in the nearby private room, the noise level was fine. We've gotten used to area restaurants where you can hardly hear your tablemates due to terrible acoustics. Hawks is an exception to this disturbing trend, the ambience was pleasant, tables far enough apart to ensure some privacy and help in good conversation to go with great food.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best restaurantsOne of the best restaurants in greater Sacramento area. Definitely will return.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is a good restaurant withIt is a good restaurant with great food. The prices are a bit steep. The proportions are small for the price you pay.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOur 4th visit to Hawks . .Our 4th visit to Hawks . . . .very nice. Nicely paced service, food was fabulous (short rib and Lamb shank, caesar salad and the calamari/chorizo appetizer), interesting wine list covering all price points. All together, a great experience!!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Friday NightI have been to Hawks several times..Everytime my meal was wonderful.
Prepared and served beautifully.Our server was attendtive but not overly solicitous.
It is a little nosisy when full and difficult to have a conversation especially if there
are large groups eating.
It's also pricy,which I was aware of. It is not a place to go for a quick bite.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways innovative and delicious.Matt never disappoints with his wine recommendations.
It's a Gorgeous dining room with a fabulous view of the adjoining wild land - especially now with the redbuds in bloom. The food is always impressive to my foodie wife and to myself.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to hawks for our anniversarWe went to hawks for our anniversary looking for an amazing meal in an intimate setting, and Hawks did not disappoint! We opted for the tasting menu, and all seven courses, plus the amose bouche were fabulous! When we were told that one of the dessert courses was blue cheesecake (my wife does not like cheese), they were kind enough to accommodate us with a refreshing raspberry sorbet with white chocolate and shortbread crumbles. Our favorite course was the duck breast with pork belly, and the veal and short ribs. The service was impeccable on all levels!!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the moment you walk inFrom the moment you walk in the door, you realize the service is going to be impeccable. The well dressed host is there to greet you with a smile and escort you to your table. From there the server takes over, taking care of every detail. The food then becomes the highlight of the show. From wild game, to fresh fish, complemented with farm to table vegetables, you can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The burrata prosciutto salad was to die for. The freshness of a pan seared sole over a creamy orzo was obvious. Homemade sorbets finished our meal. The chef sent out salted chocolate cookies and homemade marshmallows as a final treat. Love this place!3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe lunched on the outdoorWe lunched on the outdoor patio overlooking the pond. Our server recommended we share a salad and order one entree per person. Excellent advice. The fresh pea and asparagus salad was the essence of Spring. The risotto was the star of the lamb dish, and the spinach in the pork scalopini really made the dish. The butterscotch pudding tasted perfect, but the coconut gelato lacked a coconut taste. We found great pleasure in our meal at Hawk's.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMLives up to the hypeHawks hit the trifecta; food, attention to detail and a relaxed ,personal service style make hawks a five star experience. Similar to Taste Restaurant in Plymouth3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOur new favorite place. WeOur new favorite place. We used to always go to Slocum House for great patio dining and special occasions. Then we liked Mulvaneys a lot-until our last visit there on Valentine's Day. Service was simply lousy. Hawks offers great service and great food. the patio looks excellent although we havent tried it yet. Highly recommended- although not inexpensive. Guaranteed you get what you pay for though! Well worth it!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMService is superb. Food isService is superb. Food is outstanding, especially in terms of value.2/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!Fabulous food, wine and service! The carrot salad was really unique and so, so fresh!!! Fabulous beignets and homemade treats in addition to our dessert. What a great place! Can't wait to come back.2/8/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious meal and very goodDelicious meal and very good service. We've brought friends here for special occasions and will again.1/3/2013 12:00:00 AM