Tower Bridge Bistro
Tower Bridge Bistro

Tower Bridge Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.towerbridgebistro.com/
  • Phone: 9163265050x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Clay Purcell
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd Street
  • Public Transit: Walking distance to Old Town Sacramento.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Park at the Embassy Suites - we validate all valet parking!
A word from Tower Bridge Bistro
Come experience Tower Bridge Bistro’s New California-Tuscan cuisine inside the beautifully appointed Embassy Suites – Sacramento. We’re located a home-run away from Raley Field and the home of the Sacramento Rivercats. A train ride away from Old Sacramento and the Railroad Museum, two colorful blocks from the Crocker Art Museum and down the mall from the Capitol and Downtown Plaza Shopping Center. Dine amongst works by talented local artists while enjoying the sunset over the Tower Bridge outside our floor to ceiling windows. Enjoy Champagne Brunch with us on our beautiful patio on the levee of the Sacramento River. Taste classic and new creations presented artfully alongside a wine list featuring over 80 selections of well-known as well as yet to be discovered gems. Prepare to settle for the extraordinary….
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Tower Bridge Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (14)great for outdoor dining (12)special occasion (9)romantic (7)fit for foodies (7)neighborhood gem (6)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (4)good for groups (3)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • WOW!
    PuraVida4You
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This place is a find. The outdoor seating area is charming! Our service was exceptional. Our server took great care to ensure my wife's food allergies were taken care of. He gave us a great deal of confidence in our meal. Everyone needs to check this place out!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sacramento Gem
    Ortho
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I was asked to find a new dining experience close to home and after reading reviews booked a table. The salads and main dishes were tasty and unique! The wait staff could not have been more attentive. Anxious to go back and sit in their patio overlooking the river.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet Labor Day Dinner
    Mahlergirl
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary, and had never been here before, so we thought we'd give it a try. The place was very quiet, with only a few other couples. The service was the best part, with our waiter very attentive, and our water constantly refilled The food was good, although I had a big melting lump of very salty garlic butter in the middle of my steak. It was overpowering and I had to scrape it off in order to eat my rib eye. Otherwise, the meal and desserts were very good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • GREAT DINNER
    teachermom1954
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was a great place for dinner. The view was great and the food was amazing. My daughter and I split the salmon and it was just perfect for the two of us. Our server was wonderful and took very good care of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exquisite!
    SuperZ
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    . Every facet perfect with excellent attention to detail. . Having a choice of booths or tables is a nice option. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great lunch spot
    Cina
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    You can actually have a conversation--great for girlfriends meeting for lunch. Menu selection was varied and many choices at a very reasonable price. The fresh fruit side dish option with your sandwich entree doesn't cost extra either. Our waitress was attentive and knowledgeable. The birthday gal even got a free dessert. Also appreciate the free valet parking. I've been there for dinner, too--excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A hidden Gem!
    Markob721
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    First of all the Manager, 'Margarite', and her staff were very sweet, professional and accommodating in every way. And the food! The quality and the preparation were superb, as well as the unique selection. We began our meal with the, a delightful assortment of perfectly cooked, Tempura style, Calamari, fresh local veggies and olives. We followed with a dish that is not commonly found in any establishment, exquisitely prepared 'Sweetbreads' in a Lyonnais fashion. Our main entrée really says it all about the creativity of the Chef, large meaty scallops perfectly seared, drizzled with a heavenly wine sauce and garnished with a spot of caviar which not only made for a dazzling presentation but it added a subtle savory to the dish . EXCELLENT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service & outdoor scenic view
    BAM62
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    To start, "warm bread" was older bread that had been thrown in the microwave (trust me, this was not fresh bread!) We thought that the Greek Horiatiki Salad was good, but was overly drenched in lemon oregano vinaigrette (we thought it was just excessive Olive Oil). Also, the Fritto Misto appetizer was just a bunch of deep fried calamari with couple of asparagus deep fried with it (very disappointing!). Wife's "Flying Prawns" with Orzo pasta was equally disappointing (prawns? shrimp!) The Orzo pasta was just too simple for this dish. My Ribeye Steak was descent, but nothing special. Portion size was excellent, but I really did not detect any flavor other then "plain". Mushroom compound butter? didn't care for it at all.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time was pleasurable
    onTheRoad
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I had a taste for steak and their rib-eye really fit the bill and was very affordable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Tower Bridge Bistro is a real surprise for service and food. At first blush it feels like the slightly upscale version of the free area for breakfast in the morning at the Embassy Suites. But the food and service are MUCH better than you would expect. I had bacon wrapped scallops that were excellent. We also had a Clam Chowder that was reported "as good as Captain Jacks in Siesta Key" by my father in law who lives there 6 months of the year. While not fancy it's a great place to go have good food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice Place
    Wonderful
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    It was our first time here and we may try it again. Tried the pork chop an it was overcooked. The appetizers were good as well as the service. Very knowledgeable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprising!
    bonvivant
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This restaurant is part of hotel, and as such, I was not inclined to expect much. But, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the food, the comfortable ambiance and the very fair prices. Our visit was on July 4 and the patio seating was perfect for viewing the annual fire works in the adjacent Old Sacramento area, while enjoying a very tasty and well prepared meal.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We'll Be Back!
    Joel
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    We had not been here before, but we'll be back. Everything was perfect, from the baked brie to the dessert, and you can't ask for better service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another nice dinner
    midtowner
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Dinner near the river. Good food and service, wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service, food, & wine
    Brueppel
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Great bar area...stayed for dinner...excellent food and service. We will definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 179 reviews are from the Tower Bridge Bistro reviews archive.
  • Recommendable
    magstoriches
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    They have a pretty patio overlooking the Tower Bridge and Sacramento River. The Old Sacramento Train runs RIGHT next to it, which is kind of cute (it's a slow moving, quiet train). The food was good, as well as the service, and the restaurant was quiet, so if you're looking to have a meeting or a chat with friends, this would be a good location. Although it is a hotel restaurant, and you are very aware of it the entire time, based on the food and service, I would recommend the Tower Bridge Bistro, probably for a breezy lunch on the patio (where it probably wouldn't feel quite so hotel-y).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Danger
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Kit was a joke $=food very poor not worth the 1000 points !!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • The best kept secret in town
    Janjan
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    I have eaten at the TB Bistro several times and it is always great. The pork chop is the best I have ever had. There service is fun and excellent. The view is perfect, everything is right on, except it is usually quite empty. If you have not eaten here do yourselves and your palates a favor and dine there once, you will go back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Great Find
    dininginsacto
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Excellent service provided by our server David and his assistant Antonio. Both are experienced servers, and provide warm, friendly service that is well paced and efficient. The food was great. The beef tenderloin was tender and cooked perfectly. The pork chop also got rave reviews in our party of 3, with special kudos to the cherry pan sauce and the shaved Brussels sprouts. It was a great dining experience and we will return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Embassy Suites has many wonderful
    BaseballMom
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Embassy Suites has many wonderful restaurants in their hotels and Tower Bridge Bistro lives up to this reputation. The service was fabulous; only "complaint" is the server didn't introduce herself so I can't tell you her name and we can't request her again. I had the onion soup which was great; my tablemates each had the pear salad and they loved it. All our entrees were very tasty; however, I believe they may have sat under a heat lamp for a few minutes before being served as our mashed potatoes were warm, rather than hot. We will definitely go back again - waiting for the warmer weather so we can sit outside and really enjoy the view of the Tower Bridge.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good vegan dish
    Dante
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    And a great spicy Cioppino, although my wife thought the fish was over cooked. If you can get over that this is in a hotel, we had very good service and they made a special vegan entree for our friend.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Better than I expected! Quite nice!
    LivesNearby
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The service was excellent - we were well taken care of. We (4 of us) sat at a table with a lovely view of the Tower Bridge, all lit up for the evening. The bread came warm and was delicious. I split a green salad with mushrooms with my friend, and even with the split, the portion was generous; the dressing was very tasty. For my entree, the salmon, and I was very happy with it -- moist and tasty and served hot. It came with green beans perfectly done. One friend got the scallops, which were delicious, and another got the chicken. He was less happy with his meal - said the chicken was a bit dry. I compliment the chef for presentation. I would certainly go back there but two of my three companions said they would not. So, mixed review.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's an OK place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The food wasn't that exceptional. My dad said the steak was difficult to cut, it was not (his problem, not theirs). My friend said her pasta was cold (she didn't ask for a replacement (her problem, not theirs). I can't recall what I had (obviously not remarkable). But, the waiter was quite friendly and was attentive. The view is great, the river and the Capitol Bridge.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A delightful anniversary dinner
    Sacfoodie
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Celebrated our anniversary there and it was perfect. Fillet was so tender, even my 93 year old mother loved it. Scallops were perfectly cooked and the spaghetti squash was an excellent pairing, especially with the buerre blanc sauce. Best was the service. David and his assistant Antonio were efficient and yet warm and friendly, making us feel so welcome. Red velvet cake was so light, like chiffon pie and my fav. My husband loved the caramel cake. Cakes were served on a plate with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate and topped with a candle.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Served With Respect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    As a young man, I am often treated as a child at higher end restaurants. However, the Tower Bridge Bistro treated me with complete respect. This added to the already amazing experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was quite good. We
    gastrojim
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The food was quite good. We enjoyed both the food and the wine. The prime rib was especially good. This was our first time here and we were somewhat disappointed in the ambiance of the place. For the price point I prefer some other restaurants somewhat more.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fooled By Other Reviews
    Not1bitHappy
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Attn: this is IN Embassy Suites--a garish, Las Vegas-ish confusion of oversized design and slovenly guests. Location is good (within reach of the river and the Tower Bridge) and valet parking is easy (hotel validates). There's a large patio on the river that would make summer dining the best time to go. Once we found the Bistro (no signs cued the way), it had just one table occupied (wkend at 8pm), and reception staff took a moment to judge that we might possibly be there to eat. Service was prompt, sloppy, and weak on desire to improve our experience. Our guests enjoyed their food (duck and steak); the crab crepe was barely fare. Salads were uninspired, over-salted. Major disappointment. Won't return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Resturant
    tahoe2sea
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    This is my second time here the food was excellent steak tender bacon wrapped shrimp tasty service was prompt and friendly a great place for summer dinning
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic shrimp dish
    Sacfoodie
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Bacon-wrapped shrimp was perfectly cooked--bacon was crisp and stayed snugly around the perfectly cooked shrimp. It was served over creamy polenta and spinach, which was great with saltiness of the bacon. Polenta was ringed with red-eyed gravy. Really unusual combo for us, but it was delicious all together. Raved about it so much, our server David introduced us to chef Jason who created this dish. That was a surprise and treat for us. Jason even shared the trick for the crispy bacon without over cooking the shrimp.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • View of the bridge
    ninav364
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    The clam chowder was good. The arugula salad with grilled pear had NO arugula, only spinach, i was not impressed with this substitute. The service was fast and attentive. Other than that, it's an OK place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place to dine nice view
    tahoe2sea
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Nice place to dine nice view quiet good service nice menu
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for Vegans
    Jimandlin
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    We found the chief and kitchen most accommodating. Our request for a vegan entre was met with enthusiasm and the finished product excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Embassy Suites Bistro
    diningdiva
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Our group had reservations for dinner and we were promptly seated where we requested. Staff were all friendly and efficient in their service. We all ordered different entrees and everyone thoroughly their meal. We will definitely return to enjoy another delicious repast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very dissatisfied! Avoid!
    David
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    The restaurant was empty which was a red flag on a Friday night. Our waiter was not enthusiastic and was not knowledgeable of the items we ordered. When our food arrived he had misinformed us of the preparation. We brought this to his attention and with a flat affect asked if we want something else. Not "I'm sorry" or I will fix it. After that he never cam back to the table until he brought the check. Then his flat affect disappeared and was suddenly friendly. Avoid this place. They offered 1000 points and now I know why.
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  • loved the vegan challenge menu
    JT44
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    So we're wondering, why hasn't a vegan option been added to the regular menu? It doesn't have to shout that it's vegan, but plenty of people would welcome a healthier option. The noise gets pretty intense if the door to the bar is left open. Thanks to the staff for trying diligently to keep the door closed!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My husband and I went for
    msnikki
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    My husband and I went for our anniversary on a Sunday evening. I choose this restaurant mainly because it boost of the romantic ambiance. However, when we walked in the restaurant was empty and all we saw were naked tables. We were asked if we wanted a table or a booth, we choose a booth. We were disappointed as we had no view of the river or city as promised and the menu was very limited. The waiter and staff provided us with excellant service.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tower Bridge Bistro always
    sacshrink
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    Tower Bridge Bistro always does great during the vegan chef challenge each October.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    Becca
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    We came to this restaurant for our anniversary. The food was delicious, and the wait staff was attentive. We met a couple sitting at the next table, and they shocked us when they paid our entire bill. This was definitely an anniversary we will remember!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A very nice transformation
    Michaelsvantagepoint
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    The remodeled bistro is smarter, cozier, and opened for business. Still has very good food and a very nice staff with a great view of our river. I have not been there with my family for a while so lunch was a very nice surprise. We fill be back for dinner very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good service
    9008358
    Dined on 9/30/2013
    Waiter provided very good service. The food tasted good but, too much butter or oil used for our taste. Not drench but, more like french style cooking.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.