The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento
The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento

The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theporchsacramento.com/
  • Phone: 9164442423
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday-Friday: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Dinner: Sunday-Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Southern
  • Executive Chef: Jonathon Clemmons
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 18th & K Streets
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento
The Porch offers Sacramento a delicious down-home low country dining experience located right in the heart of Midtown!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento reviews from OpenTable diners
157 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (88)special occasion (62)neighborhood gem (59)great for brunch (54)great for outdoor dining (43)good for groups (39)great for lunch (39)kid-friendly (23)romantic (16)hot spot (14)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (7)notable wine list (6)scenic view (1)Show More
  • S'more Skillet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We were looking at the desert menu online and decided to go to The Porch because of this menu item. IT was delicious and the piggy graham crackers were super cute and made out night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Food
    tastebuddy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great service, great atmosphere, a little pricey but definitely worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern Comfort
    KatMac
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We celebrated my mom's 75th birthday at The Porch on the porch. As transplanted Southerners, we enjoyed the southern comfort food - from fried green tomatoes to chicken fried steak. They have a great bourbon selection, too. We will definitely be back - for me, I will make a special trip when the fried okra is in season!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High expectations-avg experience
    Roadqueenhd
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Southern food, large portions, average quality, pricey. Chicken and Waffles - The cornmeal fried chicken strips cooked to perfection. The waffles hard dense, not much flavor. Beignets not the NOLA style, but fried donuts, in piggy shapes. Still pretty yummy. NOLA beignets are light fluffy pillows these are not. The fresh fruit with the Beignets was surpisingly wonderful - blueberries, figs, kiwi, strawberry, pineapple. Lovely. Service was excellent - friendly, professional, efficient. Food was average. Been once, don't need to go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a find!
    NBWhit
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My husband and I were looking for a fun spot for a Sunday brunch and thought we'd give The Porch a try... best decision ever! We ordered the grilled brie to start. It was creamy, delicious, and perfectly paired with garlic toast and a fig jam. The whole dish was bursting with flavor. I moved on to the BBQ pork benedict and my husband ordered the chicken and waffles. Both were so delicious... perfectly cooked, bursting with flavor... I don't think it's possible to go wrong with the place! Our server was very nice and attentive and anticipated our every need. The atmosphere is elegant, but personable. We will definitely be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday celebration
    Tajmahal
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I had reserved the table online and noted that it was a birthday celebration, in addition to our first time there, and that we would like to sit on the porch. Being that we were a party of 8, I was not sure that would be accommodated, but we were pleasantly surprised not only did we get to sit on the "Porch" the menu was personalized to wish her a Happy Birthday. A small but impressive touch. The food was amazing and we can't wait to go back and try other items on the menu!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We absolutely love The Porch. It is our favorite in town. Love the great menu, comfort food that is served classy. The wait staff has always been super friendly. Whenever we have company in town we take them to The Porch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Group brunch
    JLJanson22
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Did a great job answering all of my questions and confirming my reservations. Printing happy birthday with the names on the menu was a nice touch. Everyone enjoyed the food and we were served pretty quickly. Our waiter Jason was professional and friendly, he definitely helped make our experience great
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good and satisfying!
    Lolo
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Excellent fried chicken, fried green tomato appetizers, bourbon bar! If you mention whatever special occasion when you make your reservation with Open Table, they actually print a special menu for your party acknowledging the event! Couldn't be nicer!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rare Southern Brunch in Sac!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Came here in a group of 4, had a reservation and were seated promptly. Great atmosphere and decor. The service was very friendly as well! Food was very good and unique with a southern twist!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not disappointed yet
    food4life
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    I've been here at least 5 or 6 times for brunch and have never been disappointed. The service is always good and food is wonderful. For a first timer, I'd recommend the Chicken & Waffle. The noise level can get a bit loud, but it won't keep me from returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Will definitely return, everything was exactly as it should be.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A marvelous evening!
    Lorrie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Celebrating the end of cancer treatment and recovery is so important! To do the celebrating at The Porch was so important to me! The ambiance, wonderful service, and total comfort was well appreciated! The food was mouth-watering, the comfort I needed! It's a Sacramento treasure that is like home-coming each time I return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • bridal shower
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Your staff was FABULOUS!!!! Everyone loved the Mac n cheese. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Tired of California Cuisine!!! Go South!! Excellent food and drinks! Loved the Fried Green Tomatoes!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Friday date night
    luvsTess
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Food was incredible, service was impeccable, ambiance was just lovely. We had fried green tomatoes appetizer-very flavorful, delicious combo of flavors, pretty presentation. We also tried the grief chicken and the grilled meat loaf. Both were LARGE portions, tasted home made and fresh from the farm. Dessert was banana pudding, which also do not disappoint. We had enough left overs for a whole second meal, which was equally delicious. Highly recommend!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but pricey.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Seriously?? $18 for a Wedge Salad?? It's Ice Berg lettuce for goodness sake. The salad was more expensive than my entree. On the flip side, the Mac & Cheese appetizer was FABULOUS as was the biscuit and gravy side order. I may return again someday but i would surely be more selective on what I ordered.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Service was awesome. Never had to ask for anything. Our waitress was friendly and gave great suggestions on the menu.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty food, slow service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was pretty well presented and very tasty, however the server was extrimily busy, which affected our dinnjng experience, it took a long time to get our drinks and food. The server howeve always had a wonderful smile.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Heavy food
    Cowgirl12
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The best part was the waiter-I think his name was Jeremy. He was excellent. I think my mistake was choosing this restaurant when I knew the type of food which was heavy and too much. I thought I'd enjoy southern food but I'm too used to lighter California cuisine. A suggestion would be to try Southern food with a lighter hand. The place is extremely noisy. I had a mint julep I didn't like - I've had them before and this wasn't it. Too heavy on the alcohol. The waiter noticed and attempted a fix so 5 stars again to Jeremy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy Fun
    happy2go
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Food was fun and yummy. Southern with a flair. Nice decor, but be prepared for lively sound inside. Service was good. We had 3 different entrees at the table and shared / taste tested all, everyone agreed wonderful flavors. Really nice that they offer some small plate servings. Definitely will return. Homemade ice cream a plus for our table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impress Mother in Law enough said!
    Kaidensmom
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Great apps with pickled veggies and cornbread. Main course we all had chicken with amazing sides! VegetAble suquotash was legendary. Dessert tasted old and freezer burned. :( ice cream cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood gem
    JuJu
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Loved the atmosphere, menu and bar! Our table shared fried green tomatoes and cornbread to start, both yummy! Entrees of shrimp and grits (very good!), pork chop (huge and very tender) and two orders of flank steak...that came with an incredible green chili Mac and cheese. We were stuffed but tried the to die for s'more dessert! Can't wait to go back and try the fried chicken next.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC!
    foodmoney88
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was a very pleasant fresh twist on New Orleans style food. Try the Fried Oysters and Po'Boy Shrimp sandwich! To die for! Clean, fresh, upbeat and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Place Overall
    luv2travel
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Overall the food was good. My husband really enjoyed the burger and fries. He said it was the best burger he has had. I had the shrimp and grits. The grits were great. However, I did really care for the sauce over the shrimp. The banana pudding was good (got it to go), but they forgot to include the nilla wafers. The nilla wafers are what makes the banana pudding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noteable Southern Fare
    bobby44
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    A relaxed atmosphere on a Sunday evening Very nice selection of Southern dishes and appetizers More noise than expected Will try the outdoor dining when weather appropriate Will return with more friends
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't be in a hurry!
    DeeEats
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food was fantastic. Our server was great. The rest of the service was terrible. Our toddler got pancakes raw in the middle. The drinks took forever because the bar had to pour them and we didn't have alcohol. Management needs to rethink how they do business
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very noisy and weird priced menu
    MarilynVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We enjoyed The Porch experience overall. The food tasty and service great. Food was well timed and nice prssentation. Noise level terrible and we were seated next to a loud group in spite of empty tables. biggest problem is that the menu appeared to be priced to the most advantage to the restaurant portions for big that you couldn't get an entree send $20 and decides for each. Orders 6 or 8 dollars and the salad were also large part portion inexpensive you could not get a small dinner salad soup and an entree for example that would come with exercise pricing that was difficultto to figure out with the menu offered if we ever came again we would do what other tables seem to be doing get one salad or one entree and split it
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a reservation for two on a Friday evening which did not seem necessary as it wasn't very busy. The waiter didn't notice us for what seemed like an ususally long time.We had to flag him down. Food was not as wonderful as I remember. The boneless ribs were served like a big chunk of meat. The fried chicken my boyfriend had seemed to lack the flavor I remembered. The drinks were great! All in all I was a little disappointed for the pricetag.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday Brunch
    Debekus
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This was our second trip to The Porch and I selected it as my Birthday Brunch destination. The service was EXCELLENT - Laura thank you. They had menus printed with Happy Birthday on them - a nice additive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service.
    Really
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great place, easy access, no waiting. Service was great and the food was great too
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great place
    PB19
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    a wonderful place just outside of the downtown traffic. great food, great atmosphere and great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really enjoyed it
    Swirlydots
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The waiter we had (Jeremy) was fantastic and really good with our toddler (who was well behaved anyway but still) - he made sure she had crayons and water with a straw etc - little things but they really make a difference. The food was amazing, we really enjoyed it - especially the fried green tomatoes!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I would go again
    Sockeye
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The food and the service were very satisfactory, and the ambiance was quite nice, clean and comfortable. Fried green tomatoes and mac and cheese were very good, tasted authentic southern style. I had fried chicken for entree, which was sok but not great. My companion had the trout and said it was very good. The menu says diners may request Green Tabasco Honey. Do it! It is fantastic, and the biscuits are good too!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Southern Cooking!
    foodcoma
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We LOVED The Porch! We tried as many things as we could handle and shared around the table. The mac and cheese, cornbread, spinach salad, grilled brie...everything was really amazing and we can't wait to go back since the menu changes daily. The punch bowl cocktail was amazing and a must-try. I'm from the south, so really want to try the fried okra, biscuits, grits and fried chicken. The service was great and we really enjoyed our meal. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite Brunch
    HighfiveMy
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I know that it is bad when the waiter knows my menu choices. I really enjoy this place for brunch and will eat here anytime I can. The Po'Boy Sandwich is my favorite dish along with the fried okra and beignets.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ahhh Southern Comfort
    Paula
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This was our second time at the Porch, bringing my nephew and his wife, both chefs...The Porch again put out a great brunch starting with the beneits and homemade jam with cloves, and could not change to another entreebecause the chicken and waffles were so good the first time, had to have it again...husband got the chorizo benedict , great hollindaise sauce, but the sausage was too small and not enough. will keep coming back, (even though we live in Santa Cruz) ....great place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    seemed a bit slow but as always food was delicious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • go lighter on the spices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    mac and cheese too spicy...offer unsweetened black tea
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place to Eat
    like2trynew
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I saw this place on Good Day channel 31 on Sundays and the fried chicken looked so good. My business associate and I like to try new places to eat and since we had a later engagement downtown we decided to try it out. I was not disappointed. The portions are huge so be sure to let your waiter know that you want a half size. I would definitely recommend to all of my family and friends. We will be back to try out the brunch. Chicken and waffles, here I come.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.