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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Pasquini's Fine Italian Food restaurant
4.9
4.9 (785)
$30 and under
Italian
Yuba City
About the restaurant
Chef/Owner Angelo Micheli uses fresh ingredients from our very own garden which enhances the farm to fork flavors of Italy. Juicy filet & rib eye steaks, seasonal seafood dishes and home made pastas are prepared just to your liking.

Join us on Monday nights for our family friendly, casual Pasta Night (limited menu). Wednesday nights we offer a made to order Prime Rib dinner that will melt in your mouth. We do offer limited seating on our front patio for smaller parties.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
The best restaurant in the area. The food and drinks are always great and the prices are very reasonable.
A photo of Star Lounge at Hyatt House Sacramento restaurant
4.9
4.9 (136)
$31 to $50
American
Midtown
About the restaurant
The historic building of the Star Lounge was a social gathering ground for almost one hundred years. Our Midtown Sacramento Lounge carries on the tradition of being a community incubator of creativity, an oasis of thought, and a great place to unwind. A place for all to come together and celebrate the arts, music, food, and a great cocktail. We use traditional local ingredients, authentically prepared, in a historic upscale inspired setting.
Top review
ChrissyTvip
Dined 1 day ago
The atmosphere is quaint and awesome. The service was outstanding! 15 stars out of 10! A fun unique and top notch experience!
A photo of The Hidden Tea Room restaurant
4.9
4.9 (280)
$30 and under
Afternoon Tea
Lodi
About the restaurant
Elizabeth Jurado loves to entertain and bring happiness to people with the beautiful and exquisite experience of tea time. She enjoys seeing families and friends come together over a great cup of tea. The Hidden Tea Room is a unique place where the community can enjoy an elegant style of tea and celebrate family, friendship and life's special moments. Elizabeth happily welcomes you to the opportunity of an enchanting oasis and delicious tea.
Top review
Meerkitten
Dined on Jul 5, 2024
Absolutely loved our time here at the Hidden Tea Room. My husband took me here for my birthday and they treated me like a queen. I got a special birthday tea pot and had the option to select a birthday tea. We look forward to coming back again in the future!
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4.9
4.9 (1679)
$31 to $50
Italian
Davis
About the restaurant

Osteria Fasulo offers an imaginative selection of authentic and contemporary Italian specialties that change and compliment with our four seasons. Its dishes are prepared using only the finest and the freshest ingredients from traditional and contemporary Italian recipes.
Osteria Fasulo's mission is to consistently provide the highest quality of Italian food and service to our guests
Our top priority will always be our guests — who should always expect exceptional food, outstanding service and always a warm welcome from the Fasulo’s

Top review
winegirlvip
Dined 3 days ago
Osteria serves amazing dishes made from the highest quality pasta and farm fresh produce. The chilled melon soup, saffron risotto, and gnocchi were all excellent. Our server Mateo was super friendly and attentive. It’s definitely worth the drive off the beaten path to try the food. There is a beautiful patio that I’d like to try when the weather is cooler.
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4.9
4.9 (206)
$50 and over
Seafood
Lincoln
About the restaurant
Literally translating to "Trust The Chef Please", Omakase Por Favor is a new restaurant in Lincoln, CA. We combine the best of coastal Mexican cuisine and the Japanese Omakase dining experience. We offer signature oysters, ceviches, and fresh seasonal seafood along with vegetables and produce from local farms and suppliers. Join us for lunch for a quick bite from our à la carte menu, or make your reservation for dinner where you can experience a culinary journey in our omakase menu and leave all of the decision-making to our expert chefs. We also offer private dinners and events. Visit our website or contact us to learn more.
Top review
smokeyandashes
Dined 3 days ago
Wow! We loved everything about this restaurant. The food was flavorful and delicious. The ahi tostada is addictive. We also loved the avocado plate and the broiled oysters. We will be returning soon as the service was outstanding and the atmosphere and staff are welcoming.
A photo of Alaro Craft Brewery, Restaurant & Cocktail Bar restaurant
4.9
4.9 (467)
$30 and under
Spanish
Sacramento
About the restaurant
Alaro is a Modern Spanish Inspired Farm to Table Restaurant & Craft Brewery in the heart of Midtown Sacramento. Owners Ray and Annette Ballestero invite you to enjoy the beautiful but casual interior & outdoor patio area of this historic location. Featuring a diverse selection of creative seasonal dishes showcasing fresh seafood, tapas-style small bites & full-bellied burgers that border on sublime, our team has curated one of the most unique restaurants on the grid. In addition to being a heavily awarded craft brewery we feature a full cocktail bar, a well curated wine list including Spanish varietals and house made Sangrias, Fair Trade Sodas & Teas and Organic Soft Serve Ice Cream! Open for Lunch and Dinner daily. More at AlaroCraftBrewery.com
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on Jun 30, 2024
The cod fish tacos are amazing! And so are the fried pickles with caper aioli!!! Incredible service, too.
A photo of Plan B - ARDEN TOWN restaurant
4.9
4.9 (724)
$31 to $50
French
Sacramento
About the restaurant
Celebrating our 14th year serving southern French fare with Mediterranean influences including Mussels & Pommes Frites offered 6 ways.
Black board specials include:
Rack of Lamb
Filet Mignon
Fish and Meat specials
Pasta, Risotto and Gnocchi Specials


Top review
Babsvip
Dined 4 days ago
Great food. Wonderful service Sure to return. First time ever squash flower appetizer.
A photo of The Independent Restaurant and Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (645)
$31 to $50
American
Placerville
About the restaurant
OPEN 5 days/week for INDOOR & EXTENSIVE OUTDOOR Covered Dining and Take-out Orders.

The Staff will try their best to accommodate all seating requests, but cannot guarantee all specific table requests will be available. Current Hours are: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 9pm Sunday: 11:30am - 8pm (closed Mon/Tues)

The Independent Restaurant and Bar offers guests and neighbors in Placerville, California a place to gather and enjoy refreshing fare and drinks. To start, peruse their famous craft cocktail menu and local beer and wine selections, then check out their creative appetizers, including turnip fries, flash- fried calamari, tempura prawns, or their famous ahi tartare. Main courses at The Independent Restaurant and Bar include Buttermilk Fried Chicken, CAB Marbled Rib Eye, Lemon Caper Salmon, Sous-vide Prime Rib (Sundays Only), Molasses-brined Pork Chop, and House-ground Burgers. Voted BEST OVERALL RESTAURANT in the Sierra Foothills 11 YEARS IN A ROW.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Service was friendly and attentive. Ryan was our server. Everything was fantastic, drinks to desert. My friends started with the Mac and cheese. They said it was amazing! One had to try the espresso martini (loved it) I had the Pork Tenderloin, my husband and friend had the Halibut special (It was excellent) and our other friend had the ribeye. He is very particular about his steaks and he was very pleased. He topped it off with affogato. We were too full for dessert. This was the first time they had been there, I’m sure it won’t be the last!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
A photo of Allora restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2501)
$50 and over
Seafood
Sacramento
About the restaurant
A Michelin recognized, modern Italian seafood restaurant in the heart of East Sacramento. Allora offers a 4 course dining experience. Advanced Sommelier Elizabeth-Rose Mandalou and Executive Chef Deneb Williams invite you to enjoy this modern approach to dining; encompassing the best of Sacramento produce with new and classic Italian cuisine. Expert culinary craftsmanship showcasing fresh seafood & handmade pasta are creatively paired with a one-of-a-kind Italian inspired wine list and Italian-centric bar. Allora is a pause in the conversation; a moment between moments... Enjoy yours.
* 23% service charge
*Please note our cancellation and no-show policy
*Dining with children under 8 is not permitted, all guests require a reserved seat and audible devices are not allowed in the dining room.
*Please include any special occasions with names of guests of honor
*Please include any dietary restrictions/allergies you may have

Top review
goodolAl
Dined 1 day ago
incredible! this gem is special and definitely a must try for anyone who enjoys a unique, fresh seasonal, and tasty meal. quite possibly my favorite restaurant in town!!! service is always tremendous!
A photo of Hikari Sushi & Omakase restaurant
4.8
4.8 (153)
$50 and over
Sushi
Davis
About the restaurant
Please be advised. Friday and Saturday's dinner service is Exclusive Omakase experience only. Omakase chef tasting menu is $175 Per Person (price does NOT include beverage and gratuity). Each section will take 120 minutes. (4:30pm to 6:30, 7:30 to 9:30)
For all parties, 100% of cost per person + tax will be charged at the time of booking. Cancellations made within 48 hours prior to the reservation date will not be refunded. Cancellations made before the 72-hour time period will be refunded 50% of total cost per person + tax.

Reduction in the number of guests in the party are subject to cancellation charge.
Please be on time to enjoy all the courses. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.
Omakase means a meal consisting of dishes selected by the chef.
Chef will create some courses with seasonal, and best available ingredients.

Please call Hikari (530) 564-4356 to request Tuesday to Thursday night dinner. Walk-ins are welcome during the weekday Mini Omakase service.

Top review
JanLvip
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Hikari Sushi & Omakase and had a wonderful time. Though expensive the food was tasty and prepared in front of us with great care and explanations of the food and techniques throughout the 2 hour and 20 tasting dishes. The dining was part of an overall wonderful experience. We were treated like guests in the owner's and chef's homes not in just any restaurants.
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