Brasserie Capitale

4.5
586 reviews
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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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HF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Strongly recommended. Dinner on Valentine's Day. Attractive décor. Very competent hostess. Knowledgeable, responsive bartender. Excellent waitress. Deviled egg appetizer delicious. Soupe a la graitinee was almost too sweet but was warm and satisfying. Steak frite -- hanger steak perfectly cooked and béarnaise sauce understated as it should be. Salad with truffles superb, scallops (Saint Jacques style) perfectly done. All in all, a 10. (Reviewer is a hard grader by the way. Brasserie really is very special.)

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S
San Francisco
88 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Classic case of not having dinner out on a holiday!! Valentine's day dinner..... restaurant over booked and we ended up eating at the bar after a half hour wait. Salmon dish not good.... suggest ordering steak and frites which I've had a few times before. Bar tenders were accommodating.

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JB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was bad
Meat was tough
Lobster was so tiny piece
Had to wait 20 minutes ir more for our reservation
Had to go get our credit card
It was not returned

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NC
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 1

When we told the hostes that we needed to be seated next to one another, she laughed. Not a good start. We were showed a table that was probably 18 x 30, very small. Normally I have flowers sent to the restaurant ahead; glad that I did not this time as there would of been no room. The table tops are sheet metal. The noise is extremely high. It’s not the romantic place it is made out to be. The first bite of my salad was saturated in vinegar, the remainder had no dressing. The duck was ok, nothing more but the apple tart was good. Overall Not a nice Valentine dinner.

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D
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Super yummy food but a little noisy and wish they covered the tables in white or red for Valentines Day. But overall pretty good food and desserts!

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MN
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for hosting such a fine Valentines dinner. We both had an amazing time. And very reasonable too.

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DB
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been there several times. It’s always lovely and the food is delicious.

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BM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

For the price point, the food was under seasoned and the service was just ok.
Definitely not worth the $212 it cost for 2 of us. The drinks and wine were the best part of the experience.

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TD
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always superb, and the service very personable. We always thoroughly enjoy every meal we have at Brasserie.

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MK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, great service, knowledgable staff, and great atmosphere!!! Cant go wrong with dinner here

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R
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent quality and presentation. Very accommodating to diet restrictions. Felt very much like being in France.

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KB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sometimes, it's hard to find food that makes your pescatarian palate jump for joy. That's why I'm excited to share my experience at Brasserie Capitale.
The ambiance was perfect for a date night or any celebration. The waiter was very helpful in elaborating on the menu. My date and I had butternut squash soup with pastry on top. It was a BEAUTIFUL presentation of the soup when it came to the table. My date had trout with French green beans and I had salmon wrapped in a light flaky pastry with sauteed spinach. It was so flavorful that we spoke about the food for the next few days.

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T
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Fun evening for my sister’s birthday. The mussels are a religious experience.

2 things stand out negatively:
1. We could only get a 6:15 reservation but they were never full.
2. The service wasn’t as warm as I’d expect. Could use s bit of polish there.

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PB
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Show discount forgotten on check.
Open table review system requirements are not friendly

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BG
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice place. Their beer selections are pretty good. There is a live band playing outside during that night, that can be noisy if you want to talk.

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MK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed that they had a wide selection of adult beverages. I love the cocktail Aviation, but most places don't have it. Brasserie did! They also had a wonderful luncheon menu with a lot of choices. It was leisurely lunch and we didn't feel rushed. Also, the waitress didn't show up at the table every two minutes asking how we were enjoying our food. That is a big turn off to me as you should have confidence that you are serving good food and that your customer really doesn't want to talk to you with a mouth full. I defiantly will eat here again.

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JC
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We enjoy a variety of foods so French Cuisine is right up our alley. The food was well prepared and tasty for the most part. Some of the food was slightly under seasoned for our taste. Also, the service was a little lacking for the atmosphere they were trying to create.

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S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent including the food, wine list, service , and the atmosphere. We had a most enjoyable dining experience!

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MV
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wine, and service as always. We made a special request for a quiet corner on a very busy night and it worked out perfectly. Lamb lollipops were a hit as an appetizer and the moules frites were as good as every. Highly recommended.

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OT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

I took some customers to lunch there during a trade show at the convention center. It was an easy walk to the restaurant. The interior was nice. We were seated right away when we arrived. However, It took an hour for our food to be delivered. The food, once it finally arrived, was really nice. There was a table next to ours that was seated and ordered after us and had their food before us. No explanation was given for the delay.

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TP
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was amazing. For appetizer we the lamb chops which very flavorful. I got the ribeye which was cooked perfect and very tasty. Honestly our waitress just wasn't that friendly, and I don't think she smiled once. For one person I spent $76...so I'd hope you can be friendly at least..

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CS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy eating at the Brasserie Capitale. The food, atmosphere and service are always great. We only found out the last time we dined there that their dedicated free parking spots under the building can be used for the evening, allowing you to attend events in the area. This was very helpful since the Community Center Theater is only a hundred yards away and parking can cost you over $20.00 for the evening. With my season tickets to the Sacramento Philharmonic, I'll be dining there more frequently!

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M
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Second visit to this fine restaurant. Food is super tasty, waitstaff seemed slightly distracted for semi-slow lunchtime crowd. I wish the Seared Foie was available at lunchtime, the (cold) canard pate was tasty to be sure, but does not measure up to the seared foie I ordered the last time I was here for supper. Regardless, I will visit again!

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MY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely best meal in sac and very reasonably priced!

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PJ
Sacramento
45 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything is delicious! Nice sampling of French food.
I don't like mussels, but they are apparently exceptional, too.

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BH
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Dine downtown menu was excellent!! Our waiter,Jake, was great !! Music was not pleasant just irritating 🤢! Chairs on tile need some sound proofing

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CO
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Another delcious meal at Capitol Brassserie for restaurant week.

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OC
Sacramento
28 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first visit the Brassiere Capitale. We are new to Sac and made reservations for Dine in Sacramento week. The craft cocktail list is impressive as is the wine list. Our entries were beautifully presented and delicious! I look forward to going back for another meal. They even offer free parking!

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MD
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

An overall great experience!! The only negative thing I can say is that the French onion soup could have been better. But other than that, I was extremely pleased with my entree (salmon) and dessert (creme brûlée), and the wine selection was extensive.

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RJ
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and atmosphere and generally great service. I was there again during Dine Downtown and felt the server was a bit brusque, perhaps curt like a Parisian server, but this is California. I wish they had a locally-grown and sustainably-sourced approach, but that's not evident. And perhaps not necessary for them to be popular!

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E
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nothing special. We went for the Downtown Dine out feature as we had not gone there before and had no preconceived judgements. It was ok, not special. Service was good. Lighting is very poor. We had to use iPhone flashlight to read the menu.

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OT
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

A rather ordinary Brasserie. Good but not great - didn't have some items on the menu. Service spotty.

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AL
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Sat us in the back of an empty restaurant. Waiters had to scoot by us to get to wine. We did ask to move tables and was accommodated with attitude.

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LR
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time here and food and service were great again. It is a little pricey and a bit noisy, but very enjoyable over all!

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B
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went for the Dine Downtown and the meal was a wonderful introduction. I hope to return for the regular menu.

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D
Sacramento
43 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

We arrived promptly at 6pm for our reservation and the restaurant was moderately busy. After a few minutes of waiting at what appeared to be the check in area, we were told to have a seat and she (hostess) would be with us. 5 minutes later she returned to look up our reservation and let us know the other couple we were dining with were already seated. Would have been nice to know that when we got there. Service was spotty and slow most of the night and had to ask 3 times about more bread which we were told is in the oven- not sure where the oven was. They serve a ridiculously small serving of bread which goes quickly with 4 people. We had show 1 block away at 8pm and needed to remind them of that twice to expedite the service. Everyone enjoyed their food, so I guess next time allow 2 1/2 hours for dinner.

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CB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took advantage of the DineDowntown menu option to try this restaurant. It was a fabulous value and lovely place to dine. The free parking in the basement on a rainy night was really appreciated, too. The food was exquisite.

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J
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great drinks and food. Great service. We will try to return during our visit.

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D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed the French onion soup, salmon, and bouf Bourgogne.

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E
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

this place is pricey but food isn’t that great, ambieance and service is okay.

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