Brasserie Capitale

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$31 to $50
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French
Whether you’re in need of a quick bite and a café au lait or in the mood to enjoy an extended evening of dining and wining, when you come to Brasserie Capitale or our Café à Coté, you will enjoy the casual elegance that embodies the uniquely romantic French spirit referred to as le charme de la vie (“the charm of life.”).

By combining superior quality ingredients with flawless execution and a commitment to providing the exceptional guest experience, we are transforming the uniquely French concept of a traditional brasserie –a full service restaurant with an extended drink list –into Sacramento’s newest food and drink destination.

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JR
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! I don’t know why the place wasn’t packed. It’s was a little dark, I couldn’t see the menu but that sounds like an “old person problem” lol.

d
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We tried this restaurant for my 65th birthday and could not be more pleased. The service was impeccable and the food unbelievably good! Will be going back to this restaurant again.

C
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very nice dinner, some of the most beautiful and delicious food I’ve ever gotten at a restaurant in Sacramento!

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

S
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food! Our waiter was excellent. Brought check right away so we could get to our speakers Series. They also have parking in building and you can leave car and walk to venue and back. That’s a big plus.

SD
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Four of us dined there on 9/18/19. We all enjoyed the attentive service and especially the food. For starters, two had the butter lettuce salad, one had the gravlax, and one had the gazpacho. Everyone thought his dish was tasty. For dinner one had the Mary's chicken, one had the mussels, one had the filet, and one had the risotto with corn and scallops. Each dish was fabulous and delivered hot. Two had dessert - the chocolate mousse and the tarte tatin.
The only awkward part of the restaurant is the restrooms are through the lobby and adjacent bar. I realize this can't be fixed. Perhaps the free underground parking is enough of a incentive to offset the inconvenience. We have been there before and shall return. It is always a wonderful dining experience.

LP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for a pre-surgery dinner with my husband. Had the liver pate first, it was great. We shared a beet salad, and I had the scallops and my husband had the rib eye. All the food was good. My husband only commented that his steak needed a little salt, and there was none on the table. But it wasn't enough for him to bother the server.

BM
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine. Midweek dining found a few items out of stock, but otherwise excellent. Chris is great!!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 3

Slow and empty on a Saturday night.

G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The restaurant had a pleasant atmosphere.
The onions in the French onion soup were not carmalized and translucent. They were tough and tasted raw. Hence the off taste of the soup.
Staff used unwashed bare hands to slice bread and place in basket to serve.
Scallops were undercooked.
Risotto and spinach was bland.
The server was pleasant and the presentation of the food was attractive to the eye.
Not the experience I had hoped for.

m
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

This is probably a great Monday through Friday lunch destination near the capitol. We went on a Friday night. The restaurant doors were open allowing the breeze to come in, yet, it still remained too warm inside. We opted to sit in the patio. The music from the Mexican restaurant wafted across Courtyard and the strolling homeless people wear are dinner companions. The food was adequate and the service was good. The ambience left us wanting.

DD
Sacramento
69 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most fabulous evening! Everything from the service to the drinks to the dinner to the dessert....perfection. I have always known that anytime I want something special, I know that I can be treated like a queen; and my guests were also treated royally. Cody, our server, was outstanding. Thank you everyone at Brasserie Capitale! We’ll be back!

M
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was amazing , definitely planning on going back ! Highly recommended to anyone who loves French food ! The escargot was my favorite and the shrimp appetizer! Our waiter was the most polite older gentleman , great experience for our anniversary, only complaint was we went around 630 so it was alittle hot in there , it cooled down as we took our time to enjoy appetizers and entrees!

OT
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and service were excellent, but they charged extra for a second cherry for a drink and wouldn’t substitute spinach for a potato. A bit surprising considering the prices of dishes in the restaurant.

a
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really very nice all around i appreciate really very nice all around i appreciate really very nice all around i appreciate really very nice all around i appreciate

h
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good experience, server was a little forgetful but very friendly.

S
Sacramento
98 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Place to Celebrate
If raw oysters, scallops, and a terrific bottle of Margaux sound like heaven to you, this is the place. Detail-oriented, attentive service. Lovely.

MC
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brasserie Capitale was the highlight of our trip to Sacramento. Our anniversary was coming up and I wanted to find a special place to have dinner.
The service was impeccable, the food was some of the best we've had, and I would highly recommend this place.

BS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It is quite expensive, but the food is good. The restaurant was quiet, so it was a good place for conversation.

L
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

second visit here I booked through open table. I wrote down it was for a birthday so I was hoping a candle or writing on dessert but sadly no.

since my last visit they do not offer foie gras (nowhere in California) now. so I was bummed at that too, I think they need to update the menu on their website because it still had it on there. that was another reason I wanted to eat there.


chicken pate was delish. the salmon entrée so good we swapped out the chips for another side of veggies instead. $4 charge but it was good. prime ribeye was good. the duck entrée I didn't like as much need more flavor or crispier edges. and the side that came with it wasn't that great.

TG
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The quiche was nothing short of amazing!!!!

TT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All these years living here and never had been to Brasserie Capitale. But it was great, the French cuisine was fabulous as one would expect of French food, and the service was great, prices were not outrageous. Wish I'd known about the free parking ahead of time!

BP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were welcomed very graciously, the service was excellent and food was wonderful. We were celebrating our 15th anniversary and the hostess was nice enough to give us a complimentary champagne! Such a nice touch.

DH
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding! Food was great! We are looking forward to returning again soon. I want to try lunch menu as it looked great.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food, service and wait staff. A must when in Sacramento 👍🏼

C
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice upscale restaurant for adults wanting a quiet and more elegant evening dining experience. not for loud people or families with children. The waiter was very good at this job, initially spending time with us about the food choices and the wine choices (including a couple of tastings to decide on the wine). But it always felt a little "rushed" after taking our order (almost not stopping on way to other tables to ask how things were going for us, taste of food, etc., instead of taking a few minutes to genuinely interact with us) for what the restaurant would seem to aspire to be. I say "rushed" because In the front dinning room, there were only three table of two diners each and one group of six in the entry way "private" room. The hostess was nice, but there was something not quite personable in her interaction with us and other customers (that I noticed) when greeting and seating the customer. I noticed that one server (female) out of the four servers did not use the cloth for handling and cutting the baguette for the bread accompaniment. Overall, I like the experience and would return again for a special dining experience and would recommend to my friends.

TP
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding. The pork chop was cooked to perfection. The waiters are attentive. Order anything on the menu and you won’t be disappointed.

MC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is located at a convenient downtown location on a bright first floor corner. It’s menu is quite suitable for a quality French establishment. The service staff is friendly, knowledgable and available. The food was truly excellent. We started with a capresee salad that was nicely dressed with balsamic vinegarette. Our entrees were perfectly prepared and truly delicious. The entire experience was a pleasure and their pricing was certainly reasonable considering the quality delivered. We look forward to returning soon.

K
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was there at 3 in the afternoon for Happy Hours. Only a few customers so the noise level was obviously low. For Happy Hour munching and drinks, they send you to their little bar next door called À Côté, where the drinks and munchies are inexpensive. Both places look nice, fancy.

N
Sacramento
91 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch and all our meals were very good. Service very attentive and we had a room by ourselves we all could talk and hear each other. Very nice relaxing lunch. Will go back.

RB
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Properly cooked French bistro food in downtown Sacramento. Everything always well prepared and high quality. Definitely one of the best restaurants in town.

T
Sacramento
27 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jason always take great care of us. We love the wine selection and bread. We ordered our favorite- mussels. The sauce is amazing. The cheese plate was full of tasty unique cheeses +. Yummy! We were able to get in and out quickly for a show. Especially since they have free underground parking. LOVE BRASSERIE CAPITAL!

DR
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All good. Quiet atmosphere, space between tables allows conversation. Beautiful space, interesting menu. Food prepared properly. Nice wine list.

HM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was absolutely delicious and we would most definitely return for another meal. Pricing was a tad on the expensive side, but with that said we had no complaints about the quality of the food. My only complaint was that I'd viewed the menu online and one of the options was short ribs (one of my all time favorite meals), so I was disappointed to see it was no longer on the menu. Our waiter (wish I knew his name ~ he was awesome!) said it hadn't been on the menu for months, so this is something they definitely need to update! I chose the pork chop instead (my other all time favorite) and it did not disappoint!!!

G
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite spots in downtown Sacramento! I took my team for a Sales meeting and they all loved their meals.

BM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. All around amazing meal!

JS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was wonderful. I'm a beer guy, and our server was able to help me choose a Belgian beer that worked well with my meal. He was on top of every detail in our experience, from appetizers to desserts. And all of the food was wonderful. I strongly recommend this restaurant for a nice dinner!

JE
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fish was delicious, reserved a table online and was seated immediately on arrival.

S
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good meal.........

FL
Sacramento
52 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was outstanding. We went with friends who had never been there, and they enjoyed it tremendously. It was hard to decide what to order because everything sounded so good, from appetizers through dessert. The free parking in the building is very convenient. Can't wait to go back.

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