We shared a raised communal
We shared a raised communal table and had a great time. Good layout for a group of 8-10 and easy for everyone at the table to communicate with one another. Cocktails were delicious.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The meals were excellent. My husband would have preferred the lamb be boneless, but since it wasn't, he chose the scallops, which he said were tasty. My quail was excellent. Very flavorful. Chose not to have dessert since nothing really appealed to us. The owner mentioned a new pastry chef will be starting in a few weeks. So, my husband and I will return for dessert at a later date. Wine and champagne prices were average and the wine and champagne selection was nice.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Thank you for Easter Brunch.
Thank you for Easter Brunch. We had a nice time, but there is just one thing that could have been better. We all thought the brunch menu was too limited, but we all enjoyed our meals. I think we will return to try you guys again. Actually, my first impressions wasn't the best as we got there early and there was an employee meeting at the bar..we were wondering around for a few minutes before anyone even said hello.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
As always the service is impeccable
As always the service is impeccable. Food is excellent...consistently excellent. enjoyed both anniversary and birthday meal here. Ambiance is always so relaxing.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better luck next time?!
I've been here twice for lunch- pricey, however delicious. I've tried two items on the lunch menu, both of which I rate as 10 out of 10- The Waking Ninja, and the Steak salad. The issue on both of my visits has been with the service. The first time I had the Waking Ninja and I had to wait about 35 minutes, which was actually worth it. My second visit was at noon on a Thursday-after ordering the Waking Ninja again, the waitress took 15 minutes to return and tell me they were sold out. I was disappointed, but decided to try the steak salad. The worst part of this, is that the rest of my party received their lunch, and my salad took an extra 35 minutes, arriving after everyone had nearly finished. No apologies or discounts were offered.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I got there before my party
I got there before my party so had a drink and appetizer while I waited. The service was great at the bar and the happy hour menu was pretty big and had very good prices. The crabcake was $5 and vodka tonic was $6. Both of us had the burger and shared the fries....the fries were brought out before the burgers however they were good and a server brought out a special 13 dipping sauce that had a twang and was really good. The burger was great, but will need to come back and try the halibut. Our main server knew a lot about wines and was very helpful. Overall great experience and sitting outside on a beautiful Friday evening was an extra bonus. Will definitely come back.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Chef Pechal and his team at
Chef Pechal and his team at Restaurant Thir13en have raised the bar in Sacramento for no-fuss and approachable farm-to-fork cuisine. My scallop dish was spot-on. Fresh pasta was fantastic, and the house-cured meats and cheeses comprising the charcuterie board were really fantastic. Service was attentive, friendly, and professional. Kudos!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful patio for outdoor dining
Bottomless Mimosa's and a beautiful patio on a spring day make for a great setting for a Sunday brunch. Service started a little slow but improved through the course of brunch as the Mimosa's kept getting refilled. Sacramento, what are you waiting for?
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for cocktails and dinner. Nice atmosphere and setting. The drinks and food were great!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We sat outside. It was a nice
We sat outside. It was a nice day. Weather was very nice. Food and service were excellent,
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We sat outside for brunch last Saturday. Everything was perfect, except for the soundtrack. A greater effort in providing a variety of music, that is so easily accessible these days, would be appreciated. For example, since you are focusing on local food, how about local talent such as music from the DeWalt/Taylor Jazztet or Jackie Greene? Thanks.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect outdoor patio brunch
Perfect outdoor patio brunch with unique brunch ensemble
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you like outdoor seating,.. This is the place. Great place to spend a summer evening. The service Is great, friendly & fun. The food is good, a great list of wines,.. Wine Wednesdays is a must for wine lovers,... Great happy hour prices too.... Try it, you won't be sorry.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall fine; food was good and mixed drinks excellent. Service was polite and attentive but very slow; said they had to make up fresh batch of salad dressing. Otherwise fine.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovin' the Thir13en!!!
Wonderful place! Started out with two Mai Tai's that were amazing!!! ..Don't miss sharing the mac and cheese..wow...talk about comfort food! We also shared the Ceasar Salad..very nice. My entree was the halibut , fresh and grilled nicely with a sauce that was light and so tasty! Husband had the burger with pepper jack cheese..he didn't leave a crumb behind..the fries were fresh cut, thin...ambiance was lively, staff friendly and informative, decor very tastefully done...a great experience..would visit again!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorites
We always love our dinners here. We'll have to try the brunch someday.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Innovated food and Wonderful patio
Inside can be a bit noisy, but the patio, with the wonderful Sacramento Elm Trees for shade is fabulous. The food is innovated and delicious!! So glad the chef opened this location! Service was excellent and paced just right! Will return again and again.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A totally relaxed and comfortable
A totally relaxed and comfortable place for brunch/lunch - The atmosphere is great and the service friendly , pleasant & efficient . Also , & most importantly the food is excellent and served in just the right quantities . Asd a Brit , I find many American establishments serve far too great an amount of food ( in the hope of establishing better value ) and you are totally "overfaced" by it .
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thir13en is a foodie find
My wife and I ate on a sunny but comfortable weeknight evening. The outdoor setting was enjoyable. We have eaten at this restaurant before and the food has always been perfectly cooked and seasoned. That night was no exception. I had an excellent homemade pasta dish with artisanal sausage and my wife had a fish entree that was so perfectly Japanese in its execution she could have been in Japantown San Francisco. By arriving before 6 we got glasses of wine with happy hour pricing, and it was a happy experience all round.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Came here for brunch on SAturday
Came here for brunch on SAturday and had such a good time we didnt wnat to leave. Food was lovely and staff and service was excellent. Will be returning this week tot try the dinner menu
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Returned here for dinner after
Returned here for dinner after just discovering it for brunch. This place is truely an undiscovered gem. The food, service, and ambiance was outstanding! cant wait to return
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went for dinner to celebrate a birthday. Great food nice patio waitress was awesome entire staff was very nice. We asked for special accommodation everything was met
Great dinner food was the best
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu was not extensive,
The menu was not extensive, but had a balanced variety of appetizers and entrees. My wife had the mixed salad which she thought was quite good, and I tried the macaroni and cheese as a starter. It was very tasty and very hot (temperature), and would probably have been more than enough for two. Luckily my wife had room left after her salad, and was able to help me finish it. We both has scallops for our entrees. They were nicely prepared and very tasty, and the items that accompanied them fit in perfectly.
Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable, and extremely helpful.
It was a very pleasant meal and experience.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I don't live in Sacramento
I don't live in Sacramento anymore, but I was going home to visit family and friends recently. I was looking for a good new restaurant in Sacramento that I haven't tried before, and Thirteen kept showing up. I decided to give it a try, and it was truly the best decision I could have made. The raw tuna has a taste I've never tasted in my whole life, and I couldn't get enough of it. I could have ordered three more of those appetizers and I would have been satisfied. Every bite has new aspects of flavor, and the texture was perfect. We also got the pasta special, and the pasta was cooked perfectly al dente. It was truly a memorable dinner, and I can't wait until my next visit.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would have rated this all five stars but the dining room was so loud it was difficult to have a conversation. That won't stop me from going back though. The service staff are the best in Sacramento. And the food is wonderful.
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food wonderful but service was slow
We go to Music Circus and like to dine within walking distance. Last year, the service was very slow and we didn't go back.
We tried it again this year and our first return visit we were pleasantly surprised. Food was wonderful and service was EXCELLENT.
This visit however, the food was wonderful but the service was SLOW. We planned an hour and a half for dinner (party of 5) and we didn't have time to even look at the dessert menu because of slow service. We were disappointed as their desserts are excellent but the show started in 15 minutes so we paid our check and left.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of our favorite places
One of our favorite places to go for fun or for business. Food and atmosphere are definitiely a plus.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was fine. I felt like it was one of those places where everything *feels* very chic and put together, but the entire vibe was lacking some soul.
8/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is an outstanding place
This is an outstanding place for great food and first rate service. The entire dining experience is far above what you'd expect in such a small town. Highly recommended!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience
A great relaxing evening meal on the patio. Tremendous food (as always at Thir13en), very good service. Definitely a place that has earned repeat visits.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Dining Experience
We had a wonderful dinner in a beautiful setting. We dined outside on the patio on a warm but comfortable evening. My only criticism is that the chairs are not very comfortable. I had the tuna salad first, which had a delicious dressing and was ample enough to share. My only complaint was that the salad dressing was a bit acidic, so I asked for some bread. The waiter brought it happily, but the bread was not very fresh or high quality. I had the halibut as my entrée and it was delicious too. My husband started with the mussels and had the scallop for his entrée. He also enjoyed his food. The excellent service and the beautiful evening added to enjoyment of our evening. I can't wait for the opportunity to go back.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pasta with corn and
Great pasta with corn and tomatoes; cantaloupe soup was very good as well. Service outstanding until service moved umbrella to shade another patron leaving us in the sun (but did not ask if that was OK).
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Visit Yet
We usually fine here before the Music Circus during the summer because of convenience but our last visit was the best ever. Food is usually good but our meal last week was outstanding! Excellent scallops! I think we will return before next summer!
8/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Thir13teen is a Ten!
Great for dining outdoors on the patio. Have been there twice before attending Music Circus and service is very efficient. All in party agreed that the burger is tops. Like that the menu is not overwhelming with pages and pages of choices.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and ambience!
Foodies unite! Great fare to be had at this gem of a restaurant. Romantic, quiet spot - love it!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
GREAT FOOD AND SERVICE
Everything looked great and I'd heard very good reviews on Chef Adam Pechal, so I ordered 3 courses "chef's choice" with wine pairing. Each was delicious and beautifully presented - from the ahi tartare, to the PEI Mussels and the final course of pork chop on a corn bread puree. The wines were perfectly paired and I ended up ordering dessert, which was also memorable. Service was great and the staff were fun and unpretentious. I would highly recommend Restaurant 13!
9/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
fabulous brunch on a crazy day
Even though the Thir13en is located at the Sterling Hotel, we were told that the staff did not know that the Hotel was taking part in the Historic Home tour. Thank goodness for Open Table . It was the only way to snag a table right on the "flight path" of the tour. The food was a wonderful surprise. Great Brunch menu and a great way to spend a Saturday or Sunday afternoon .
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't wait to go back!
Restaurant Thir13en was a wonderful find! Everything we ate was fantastic. I especially enjoyed the pork shank ravioli. The patio area is beautiful and such a great spot on a nice evening. We will be back to try more of the delicious food here - it did not disappoint!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dinner at Restaurant 13. I would have given it 5 stars for food, but our cauliflower soup was luke-warm. It was delicious though. I had the butternut squash risotto and my husband had the burger. The food was wonderful. We sat outside and the lighting and atmosphere was romantic for our anniversary dinner. We ended the evening with a pear tart and a "caramel apple," both were good. They have a great table inside for a large crowd also.
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was the first time we have eaten here. We enjoyed the food and wine very much. Service was very good and we enjoyed the ambiance of the place. This is a great place to dine before attending an event at the Community Center Theater. An added plus is that there is plenty of free parking in the neighborhood.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great way to end a work week
Dinner on Friday night was excellent. We had the best table in the restuarant - people watching at its best. Appetizer terrific! Dinner - rib eye steak best I've ever had. Will definitely go back again and again.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small restaurant, excellent food
Four of us had dinner there recently. The staff hadn't prepared a table for us, although we did have a reservation. They quickly pulled two tables, of varying heights, together. The scallops were superb, the pasta was rich, the chicken would have benefited from a potato pancake instead of a bread pudding beneath it, and the swordfish, while excellent in flavor, was almost swamped by the celeriac puree. The beignets dessert was awesome.
It is a noisy place and I would mark it as Romantic but the loudness and lack of tablecloths prevent me from doing that. Also, the lighting can be harsh, depending upon where you are seated.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
There were 3 of us, each chose a excellent entree Ribeye, Pork chop, Swordfish, Mac and cheese to start. We each liked our own chose and we were able to sample each other's. Will definitely go back
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved the ambiance and the food was just as i expected. Exceptional! I was greeted by the host and seated right away and the server was awesome. Very quaint, cozy and not loud in any way. I recommend!
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was excellent. The place was nice and quiet, dark, very intimate. The menu was small, only 1 page. Girlfriends chicken was good not special. My lamb was at chef discretion of being med rare. I didn't like it being too chewy and the pinkist I have ever had a lamb chops. But the flavoring on it was excellent. Not much in the way of house specialty drinks.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM