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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L
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food was excellent but the atmosphere was something to be desired. No charm and a bit cold feeling.

GG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We order the deviled eggs, halibut, and pork chop and all were very tasty. Received top service. Overall it was a great dinning experience. Will go back.

H
Sacramento
34 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Brasserie Capitale is great for business lunches. You can converse without having to raise your voice, and the entrees are delicious.

RR
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had an amazing experience at this restaurant. The food was exquisite and the staff were charming. We will be planning on dining there again.

AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised. Great food and service

JS
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was some of the best ever! Drinks on the small side but very good. Service shared by several persons. Got a little confusing. Prices high but not exorbitant. Definitely worth it. A very nice setting with good insulation from outside noise. Music was nice but too loud. Overall a very good evening. It was our 51st anniversary but no one noticed. Sometimes a restaurant will help celebrate in some way, but this was not the case here. We did let them know when we made reservations. A little challenging to find but made it after seeing the show at the memorial auditorium. Thanks for the very nice time we had with you. We will be back!

S
Sacramento
36 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this place! Everything was exceptional.

WG
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always pleased with my meals at this establishment!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Highlights of the night:
- the bread and butter
- the filet mignon
- the tarte tatin

CA
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak frites and an interesting and well priced wine list!

X
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best value we have yet to experience in Sacramento! Your duck dish exceeded all expectations. Service was excellent

LA
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and drink menu - nice selection of dinner entrees for vegetarians. Server was great!

FW
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Several really good points about this place for me. They have a garage under the building with free parking and an elevator. Since I have a walker and a hard time parking to go to a number of the nice restaurants in this area, this really works for me.

The food is always good. Sometimes Ella's is fantastic and sometimes it is only okay, but the food at Brasserie is always excellent. Last time I had the scallops, and that is one of the best scallop dishes I've every had.

We have eaten there enough that the waiter is starting to treat us like old friends, and I really like that. You don't have to dress up if you don't want to, but many people are coming from work so they are already dressed up.

I have added this restaurant to my list of must eat at every so often and must take all friends here too. I'm sold on Brassreie, and it is on my favorite restaurant list.

LL
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food is amazing. I had a light meal but my friend had the pate' and after a taste, I agreed it was the best ever tasted. Our server was lovely, with impeccable service and attention. Wish I lived in walking distance and could stop in often.

JR
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

S
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Slow and empty on a Saturday night.

G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

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
Overall3food4service4ambience2

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
74 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

GB
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

S
Sacramento
99 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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
14 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quiche was nothing short of amazing!!!!

TT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.