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.
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.)
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.
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
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.
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!
Thanks for hosting such a fine Valentines dinner. We both had an amazing time. And very reasonable too.
Been there several times. It’s always lovely and the food is delicious.
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.
The food is always superb, and the service very personable. We always thoroughly enjoy every meal we have at Brasserie.
Amazing food, great service, knowledgable staff, and great atmosphere!!! Cant go wrong with dinner here
Excellent quality and presentation. Very accommodating to diet restrictions. Felt very much like being in France.
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.
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.
Show discount forgotten on check.
Open table review system requirements are not friendly
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.
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.
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.
Everything was excellent including the food, wine list, service , and the atmosphere. We had a most enjoyable dining experience!
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.
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.
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..
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!
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!
Absolutely best meal in sac and very reasonably priced!
Everything is delicious! Nice sampling of French food.
I don't like mussels, but they are apparently exceptional, too.
Dine downtown menu was excellent!! Our waiter,Jake, was great !! Music was not pleasant just irritating 🤢! Chairs on tile need some sound proofing
Another delcious meal at Capitol Brassserie for restaurant week.
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!
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.
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!
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.
A rather ordinary Brasserie. Good but not great - didn't have some items on the menu. Service spotty.
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.
2nd time here and food and service were great again. It is a little pricey and a bit noisy, but very enjoyable over all!
I went for the Dine Downtown and the meal was a wonderful introduction. I hope to return for the regular menu.
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.
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.
Great drinks and food. Great service. We will try to return during our visit.
We enjoyed the French onion soup, salmon, and bouf Bourgogne.
this place is pricey but food isn’t that great, ambieance and service is okay.