Brasserie Capitale

4.4
821 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 821 people are saying
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vipGreaterSactoBooster
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The pounding outdoor tunes were a bit much for the only 3 tables occupied during lunch. Staff, on their own, lowered the volume.

French onion soup - excellent. Croque monsieur - 2 inches thick (1.5" gruyere) could be a bit more subtle. The (very) thin slice of ham did remind me of the French approach to le sandwich. And the pommes frite were about 60 - 40 crisp and enjoyable vs. soggy enough to set-aside.

The chicken breast salad was quite good and the teas selection was satisfactory. Wait staff was/is top-notch.

RM
RMG42
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we had to dine outside in the patio, the Brasserie Capitale made the experience quite enjoyable. The food was great and our server was excellent.

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Joey
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Brasserie Capital had a nice, quaint, classical french selection with original dishes like Coq Au Vin. While my risotto was perfectly cooked, my girlfriend's mussels in her salmon dish were overcooked. Mussels that disintegrate into a fishy taste isn't ideal.

Overall, the experience was great even though we were outside in the rain, sipping hot coffee and tea with a cute portable heater next to us was a wonderful experience. Our server was fantastic and exceptionally accomodating as well. 4.9/5 from me.

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jeffm
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a lovely dinner outside - usual outstanding Moules Frite, and the chef's special Tiramisu

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I adore this restaurant, it’s my favorite and the food is amazing!

SM
vipScottM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Brassiere Capital. The French onion soup was delicious. The steak frites was perfectly cooked. The crème brûlée had a creamy texture and a crispy sugar top. There is free parking which is extremely rare for a downtown restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Tres bien. The service was great. We stayed well after the last table and were never rushed.

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vipRobert
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our "go to" place for special occasions. Despite the operational limitations due to pandemic, Aziz and staff made the night memorable. Great food and great music.

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Julie
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Previous visits have been amazing, but this time it was unfortunately really lackluster. Was there to celebrate a bday (even noted it in the reservation) but was never mentioned etc. Our server was really odd and not the level of service expected for this restaurant (and the prices they charge). At one point we saw him walk over past the patio and was on his phone for awhile. Food was ok, my steak was over cooked and lacked seasoning. Not sure if there was a lot of changes with staff during covid but was such a bummer of an experience, especially for the cost.

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vipMXS1964
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, and ambience. Salmon was perfect.

ML
vipMartatheLegend
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful evening! Started with Halloween themed drinks called Corpse Reviver LOL sort of like a Daquerie. I had the ribeye steak with pommes frites. Perfection. My husband ordered the filet mignon with spinach and mashed potatoes and adored it. We had a nice Bordeaux with the steaks. Our server was attentive and charming. Great night out. Thanks!

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Naikamara
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good ambiance, nice bar, good selection of creative food however bland tasting-needs more flavor.

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LPWar
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After we made the reservation and showed up, we couldn't figure out how to get in at first since the doors that opened into the entrance were clearly marked Do Not Use and the doors that's were supposed to work didn't. After we figured that out, the server told us they were actually closed despite us being able to make a reservation at all. I get that COVID disrupts things but c'mon... Update your hours. And OpenTable should have accounted for this too. Just a really bad overall experience that could have been avoided with just a bit of management work.

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vipSteven
San Francisco
136 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Had a very nice, safe meal. Service was a bit slow but all in all positive experience. Love the gravalox!

SD
SonjaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was nothing special. Waitress spilled our almost $90 bottle of champagne... cocktails were something you could make at home. $400 later I wasn’t impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, drinks were too. Ryan was on it so great we came back couple days later.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was absolutely amazing the ingredients were blended very well together and the dishes were not overly expensive

DM
DawnM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Our server was nice but not attentive. It took too long for her to find a wine opener we brought our own wine. We did not feel special it was my boyfriends birthday and he said the service is a F-. I think she had too many tables going on and just could not keep up. Also I had asked at booking if we could have a cake and candle and nothing was brought over when our meal was over. Food and ambience perfect service not so much.

DB
DianeB
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing early dinner at Brasserie Capitale for my grandson's birthday. He enjoyed the filet minion, while I ordered the French onion soup and a salmon appetizer. We sat outside and felt very safe. The server was very attentive, and the food was wonderful.

MG
vipMonicaG
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Despite some issues completely beyond the control of the restaurant we had a pleasant experience. We were seated outside due to Covid and there was some very disturbing behavior on display outside the restaurant’s patio. When my husband sought backup from restaurant staff they went above and beyond to address and remediate the problems. Aziz (owner/manager) made some great making recommendations and the food was excellent. Would definitely recommend.

DF
DanielleF
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place and I enjoy it every time I go! So glad you all are open and have hopefully weathered the storm of COVID-19!!

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vip1Bob1
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place - Always meets expectations. The food and service is always great. The ambiance is special.

BB
jBrB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place for lunch with friends!! Food and service were amazing!! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was good, but the service was poor received our food a whole hour after ordering, the waitress was not engaging at all, she couldn’t recommend anything and did not have a welcoming attitude at all.

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FoodieWanabe
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I think they changed chefs recently. The chef they had before made the most wonderful French onion soup. The French onion soup I had the other day was not very good and I was disappointed. I don't know what they put in it, but half way though I stopped eating because there was something in the soup I didn't like. The dinner itself was the same excellent food and flavors as before, but definitely not the same chef. They also took lamb off the menu, which disappointed me. The creme brulee had a thick shell like a layer of candy. I think it was too thick - again the new chef is not as good. I will go back again, but I want to eat in some other restaurants before go back again. With all this virus nonsense, other local French restaurants have closed. I can't find a croque monsieur to save my life. The Brasserie is now the best French restaurant in Sacramento. How many restaurants are going to close permanently before this virus nonsense is over?

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vipSamD
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our Sac favorites still shines in the COVID era. Trying their hardest to make the best of a difficult situation. Staff seemed to take PPE protocols seriously, which is appreciated as not everyone does. Salmon was excellent. We are not going out as often these days, but Brasserie Capitale is certainly a place we'll want to return to.

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Sweetsurprise
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I would have given them a five star but I called to ask if they had escargot and was told there was but when I got there there wasn't. Everything else was very good

MB
vipMicheleB
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. So was the service. Hard to see how they will make it in these crazy times. Outside of the fact that we had to wear a mask to go to the table or use the restroom, everything else was great. Hoping to visit again soon. Hopefully without the masks.

JS
vipJSMarley
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Sacramento. Great wine list!

CA
vipCAFoodie
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spacious, shaded patio, fabulous service and even better food!

JR
vipJulianR
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The oysters were amazing.

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russellh
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food great atmosphere can’t wait to go back

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vipmidtowndiners
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with great service in very pleasant outdoor setting on K street mall.

GL
vipGLFoodies
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, fantastic food! Truly really great meal and experience.

KM