The Chef's Table
The Chef's Table

The Chef's Table

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thechefstablerocklin.com/
  • Phone: 9167715656
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: T-F 11:30am-2:30pm
    Dinner: T-Sa 5:30pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Wine Bar, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Wine
  • Catering: Events small and large, built to suit each client. Your event is unique, and so will your menu.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Blue Oaks
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking in the Blue Oaks Market Place shopping center, just outside our door
A word from The Chef's Table
The Chef's Table prides itself in contributing to the Farm to Fork movement, sourcing local produce, meats and seafood to provide our guest with the freshest experience available. Our ever-changing menu, and local grass roots approach gives our community a chance to visit us often without getting tired of the faire. Stop by and give us a try... Our kitchen is your kitchen! Large parties of 6 or more people will be required to contact the restaurant to make a reservation.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
The Chef's Table reviews from OpenTable diners
113 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (85)neighborhood gem (84)special occasion (41)great for lunch (28)hot spot (28)notable wine list (27)romantic (25)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (10)good for groups (7)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (3)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • It's just okay
    Itsjustokay
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The appetizers were great, but several items on the menu were not available, enters and desserts a Ike. Very cramped, the restaurant maybe can hold 50 people max, it's is very noisy with the open kitchen not 10 feet from the diners. The fried chicken was excellent but unless you like white gravy with lots of bacon grease and bacon bits, ask for it not to be placed all over the chicken, it's old school southern style stick to your ribs food, don't eat too late or you'll end up with indigestion. I would go back for appetizers, and to see how the other items are, but I'd hesitate because of the cramped space, I preference not to have a conversation with my date, and not strangers, personal choice.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Fine Dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food is amazing as always. Service was even better this time than last. If I could I go here once a week! It's out of this WORLD!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    After reading many great reviews of this neighborhood "gem," we finally made it to TCT. So disappointed. Very small, and with a group of six at our table, it was so loud that it was hard to hear from one side of the group to the other. We were crowded up very near the bar, so that people had to squeeze behind our seats to get by. Service was good, and the owner came by and greeted us, which is always a nice touch. However, the portions are very small (there will be no splitting of entrees at this venue). You need to know that ahead of time, and then can order multiple courses to complete your meal, but then it's so pricey! The food just wasn't very good; even the pesto fries, which were tasty but overly "pesto'ed"and soggy. Once and done.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best meal I've eaten in a while
    Tyson
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Fresh, flavorful, delicious food. Friendly staff. Enjoy watching them cook if you sit at the bar. I can't wait to go back. Best food I've found in town so far. Make reservations though, because they have a small dining room so it fills up fast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service
    Louie
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The food was amazing, but the service was poor. We had to wave at our waiter at several different times to get our order, water, and to ask any questions. We have been to the Chef's Table 4 times, and this was the worst service ever. This experience took away from really enjoying the food....and we brought friends who had never eaten at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish!!!
    KellBell
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I have been here a handful of times and EVERY time I am amazed by the texture, taste and smell of the food! I love sitting at the bar and watching them prepare the food. It's a real treat! I LOVE this place!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Foodie Paradise
    MrsNelson
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We've been several times now and always love the food! We started with a wonderful Caesar salad. The fried chicken is amazing (and a staple on the ever changing menu) but this time I chose a pan seared halibut with watermelon gazpacho and an avocado mousse with lime wedges. The flavors were amazing and different. My gluten free counterpart chose a risotto with shrimp that she loved. It was very loud but it was Friday night. Overall very good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Getting it Right...
    ttdvm
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food delicious and fun with a blend of different tastes/smells/textures most may never have thought to try. The owners walk around and give it that "dinner with 40 friends" feel. I wish there were more, but so happy to have just the one. Perfect! Remember to reserve a place, as the line will grow when word gets out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Jtwhale
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    My wife had made reservations for our 22yr anniversary, we had a nice table all to ourselves . The staff was awesome as well as the food. We will definitely eat here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • favorite1
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We enjoyed the menu, the food, the service and the neighborhood feel of the Chef's Table We will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food again
    Rsvlfudie
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I've been here three times now and every time the food had been excellent. The micro brew beers are also delicious, especially if you're an IPA fan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie and Food Allergie Friendly
    organiclove
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I love the chef here. I have eaten here 3 times now (all for lunch) and all three times the chef has been more than happy to accommodate my food allergies. In fact the first time I ate lunch here I just asked the waiter to omit dairy and gluten from a sandwich because I was craving meat but their wasn't really a good option for me to pick. The waiter created an idea for a salad that combined the sandwich choice and a salad on their menu and asked the chef if it was doable. The chef said no problem and the fruits of their concoction resulted in the best salad I have ever eaten. I love that their menu changes weekly and that they have fresh, good quality, local food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great little spot!
    YarnyVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We came up to see a show at Thunder Valley Casino and found this place on Open Table. It is very small, in a strip mall and not the type of place I would have gone without reading other reviews. That is why I am posting mine. The food was so delicious! The french fries, as others have mentioned, were ridiculous. The waiter was kind enough to give us a half order and we couldn't even finish that. The portions are big and the quality very high. I could see the chef hand making the burger patties! My only complaint is that I don't live closer because I would come here all the time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Review
    Jackie1960
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Service was excellent and friendly, food was great and was a lot of fun watching the cook prepare food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 3rd time here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    It was outstanding as always. The service was great, food is unique and perfectly cooked and there's really nothing to not like about it unless you forgot to make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date night
    Mixkimchee
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our first visit to The Chef's Table was overall an enjoyable experience. A little slow on the water service and check in process. The food is rich in flavor and it appears to have a nice atmosphere. The portions are a little small for the cost per plate. It is a little small especially if a customer needs to come through with a wheel chair (ADA accessible) .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An evening with Chef
    vveggie
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Chilean sea bass was amazing, probably the best fish ever eaten in a restaurant! The risotto was a little overpowered by the wine flavor. Either the wine used was not good quality or it wasn't cooked off enough. Everything else was outstanding. Our melon salad and asparagus were delicious, first rate, and the cobbler excellent. Thanks for not skimping on the ice cream!! Definitely coming again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    What an amazing burger! Fig Jam, Brie, juicy burger, soft bun. Just amazing. My daughter had the risotto that she loved. You could tell since there was not even a grain of rice left in the bowl.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best meal in the area.
    djskit
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The two dishes we had were some of the greatest food we have ever been served in the Sacramento area. The vibe is very casual and the setting reminds me of the old Granitos. The only negative is that it is loud and tight. So if you are looking for a quite spot for a romantic dinner, go elsewhere. If you want great food and great service this is it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to be missed!
    Foothillfamily
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    The Chef's table is one of the best small restaurants in Rocklin/Roseville are. We have had diner and lunch here and every dish ordered has been excellent. Give it a try and make sure to make reservations as it is a small location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Sturdy Table these Chefs Work
    Typorneon
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    You only have to look across the Strip mall wasteland in suburban California and slump your shoulders with expected discouragement that the unpromising exterior of the Chef's Table will offer no better cuisine than Carl's Jr/Green Burrito. But the exterior is where the similarities stop with that national chain famous for Paris Hilton commercial enticements. The fact is the Chef's Table menu and its service staff are brave, brave in the unflinching manner of regularly changing their menu. The food offers much more than the average diner can handle and that is a good thing. This obscure gem is spectacularly successful in delivering all that they promise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything we hoped for...
    TTWLVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We requested a counter seat in our reservation. There were two waiting for us. The citrus heirloom tomato appetizer was perfect but so was the sea bass and the pork chop. We wish we lived closer. We will return and return and return and...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food & service, poor seating
    mmast612
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Really great dinner! Service was fantastic! But the seating situation is terrible. There is only so much you can do with the tiny square footage and a local business shouldn't expand until financially ready-- so I get it. But my wife and I felt claustrophobic. Sit at the bar if you can so at least you can move your chairs close and create an intimate situation. At the tables, each table to the side of you can hear every word you say. But if this doesn't bug you, then go for sure because the food and wine were phenomenal. On par with Hawks, better than Paul Martins and Ella's.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must go...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I'm a man of few words. Simply put, if you have not had the chance to experience The Chefs Table you are not living life. This place has it going on. All aspects from ambience, attention to detail and an all around stand up place. This a "must try" so take off your routine night out at a chain restaurant and give this local gem a shot. Guaranteed there won't be any regrets. Just be sure to make a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic find!
    tharpoVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Unbelievably warm and friendly; I'd be in trouble if I lived near this place. The perfect combination of casual, comfortable atmosphere and professionally trained chefs making amazing food. Hard to tell you what to order, as the menu changes daily, but the risotto was the best I've had, and the fried chicken and pesto fries... mmm....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • uchunter
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food is always a delight. Unique blends of herbs and spices. Always fresh and always delicious. We went there for our 36th wedding anniversary- it was our first choice. Casual dress- great service.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    Appsreview
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This was the first time my friend and I had been at Chef's Table. It was a great experience and we will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food and friendly staff
    Grosvenor
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I love it when the owner is standing at your table, knows every detail on the menu and how it was prepared, and makes an educational experience out of fine dining. We had black-tie quisine in a casual setting. We had the award winning chicken, Berkshire pork, and chilean seabass all cooked to perfection. The prices are very reasonable. We are wine lovers and the wine list did not disappoint with a fine french wine to supplement our entrees. Starters and deserts were also not to be undersold - wow! Make sure you try the pesto fries. We will be back for sure to try the rest of the menus - food and wine. Thank you to Erick for a great first time dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, not chain-store meals!
    Jingle
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Yummy bacon brownie for birthday dessert. Don't leave Table without it. Server did not rush us yet was attentive and helpful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tastymorsels4us
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were very impressed when the owner introduced himself. Along with the friendly waiters, the owner(Eric) kept checking back with us. Very attentive. The food was absolutely delicious! My husband had the chicken dinner(very moist). I had the smoked salmon w/potatoes and asparagus. The portion size was just perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed our "date night" at The Chef's Table. Look forward to frequenting this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cuisine like crack:
    nsudboro
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    One hit and you're hooked. LUNCH: First decent meal I've had in this zip code. Menu offers fare that is sophisticated and complex enough to impress the discerning, but also offers several dishes that are not too intimidating for the average joe. Dishes for all budgets on the menu. DINNER: I was so impressed with lunch, that I went back for dinner on the same day (Friday). The place was packed -completely full- except for my reserved barstool. Nevertheless, the service was flawless: these gentlemen work together like a well-oiled machine, serving food that is to die for. The patrons on both sides of me at the bar were regulars, and not one of them could tell me of a single meal that had been less than spectacular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I was disappointed in the table we were assigned by the door. Other tables were available, and we've eaten there several times. Do we need to request a particular table when reserving?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pontes2
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The PBJ hamburger is delicious! The cheese tray....delicious. A must try on both!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Know What to Expect!
    DineoutEnthusiastVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    I read about the place in local magazines and decided to try the place with a couple of my friends. The food was as good and interesting as was mentioned in the magazine, but what they forget to mention was that the place was not big enough to call it a restaurant! At it's current size, the chef's table is an eatery with promising food to expand and become a restaurant in the future. Of note is a few premium wines on their wine list that they are offering almost at the winery price, but I don't know if you want to spend $120+ on a bottle while you are at an eatery.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    urwhit
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This place is awesome. I forsee a bright future for this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dlovesgoodfood
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Wonderful caprese salad and wild salmon dinner. I didn't like the frequent use of bacon in some of the dishes. The food is great without it. the service is great and very friendly. I would go here again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FoodsnobAl
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Best food in Sac!..The best cooks in Sacramento! We have eaten at every restaurant in Sac and this is our 1st choice..Best flavors and a new menu every time..What a treat! No wonder you must have reservations to get in there!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • shavings
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Enjoyed the eclectic menu. Starters were outstanding and too many too choose from. Had a wonderful caprese salad followed by shrimp over grits that were very good. Everyone raved about the fried chicken. They deserve their top 100 national rating. What a find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Noticed this little "hole in the wall" restaurant as we were shopping one day. Yelp reviews were impressive so we were optimistic. Walking in to a strip mall restaurant gave us pause. Never mind. The wine list is pricey, but worth it. Had the best Sauvignon Blanc ever. My husband and I shared the caprese salad which was wonderful (their own special buffalo mozzarella). I picked an entree that sounded ok (shrimp & grits). The owner asked me if I liked hot (yes). What a wonderful surprise. A real food experience. Naturally I sampled my husband's Vegetable Risotto (which sounded boring to me). Another fantastic bite. The menu descriptions, while accurate, just hint at the wonderful taste experiences. Can't wait to try another dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Innovative food, nice wine list
    Khaitismom
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Excellently prepared food. Wine list showed creativity and thoughtful choices. The shrimp and grits dish my guest enjoyed could have been prepared with a few more shrimp. It came with only three. My fried chicken was nearly perfect. The dessert cobbler was delightful with a delicate crust. I, personally, enjoyed the casual yet knowledgeable and professional approach by the staff. My guest, from SF, felt it too casual. Please don't change it up as it is one of the attributes that works well, in my humble opinion. Chef's Table will be my new go-to place. Can't wait for the next meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.