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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JJ
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Wanted to try somewhere new for Restaurant Week. How I regret this choice. The French onion soup was inedible- very poor flavor and unappealing. The salmon was decent, but the risotto was lacking. I can make a much tastier and creamier one at home. Dessert was ok, but portion was unacceptably small. Overall a big disappointment. Had hoped to find a decent Brasserie in Sacramento but I guess I’ll need to return to Yountville instead.

C
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. Waiter was great, but hostess was not personable the moment we walked up to check in, and even after we were seated.

G
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

About the four time I've been The renditions of the classic french bistro classics were a bit too far removed from the traditional, and should have been noted as such. The boeuf bourguignon had a broth so light it resembled a pot au feu. It was a bit meek and lukewarm, and the soupe a l'oignon too salty. If you chose to go during dine downtown, note that you may be better off ordering off the menu. As is the practice, the portion sizes are not only scaled down (the dessert was 1" on a side) but the regular menu prices will often be less for larger portions of the same dishes.

MR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was good. Chose this restaurant for restaurant week because of the online menu. The night we were there the menu was different. They accommodated us to a point but thought they could have done a better job when we voiced why we chose them in the first place.

C
Sacramento
323 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Wonderful downtown location very close to the Capitol, the Community Theater and the Memorial Auditorium. Very pleasant French bistro atmosphere. Our server was very nice, though the hostess could have been more pleasant. The food was very good. The French Onion soup was very well done. The salmon prepared in a curry sauce was delicious. Great choice for dinner prior to the theater.

C
Sacramento
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I went for dinner during restaurant week. This was our first visit to this restaurant. I appreciated having free parking in the basement. My husband felt that the tables next to him were a little close, but I felt I had plenty of space on my side of the table. He ordered from the prix fixe menu, and chose the lamb shank, salad, and dessert. They were all good. I ordered off regular menu and ordered the trout, which was also good. Both dishes were nicely presented. The cocktails were good. Service was good.

Y
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Good food. Onion soup. Beef burguñon. Minuscule chocolate cake. All good. Ok service.

S
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service4ambience2

Was there for Dine Around Sacramento. Upscale restaurants participating have a 3 course menu for $40. We had the 3 courses, small bowl of onion soup, salmon with hardly any veggies and the smallest dessert I've ever seen. About 1 1/2 inches square & 1 1/2 inches high.

RG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I'm really disappointed. I have been wanting to go to the restaurant for awhile. I didn't like the service we received. I expected a more intimate experience but instead we had a bunch of wait staff running around us. Nobody refilled our glasses of water.

MS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited during Dine Downtown. We had a nice evening with great food and wine!

KA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The Dine Downtown menu online was different than the menu at the restaurant. The food and our server were just okay. Nothing special.

K
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went for Dine downtown. We were off to a rough start as we showed up early for drinks at the bar. The hostess was very crabby and insisted we sit at our table and have drinks there instead. The menu online was different than what was being served. Turns out they used last years menu so had to rethink my order. The salmon was delicious and ample. My friends had beef Bourgogne which was tasty. Our server was nice but didn’t seem to have much experience in “fine dining “. He made up for it with his wonderful personality. I did check out the regular menu and am interested in returning for another try.

m
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I decided to give BC a try during Dine Downtown week and went with two friends. One of them decided to not order from the DD menu, which seemed to throw the wait staff off. My friends first course came, but not for those ordering from the DD menu, then a second course came for my friend still nothing for those ordering from the DD menu. Then the main courses from the DD menu were delivered. At this point we made the staff aware of their error, they were very apologetic, took back the main courses delivered without first delivering the first course and after a while brought out the first course, then it took forever to get the main course.

The waiter was very apologetic, didn't charge my friend for the wine or cappuccino she ordered, but she wasn't the one who didn't get her meal in a timely fashion, which really annoyed me.

AM
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant.
The french onion soup was great as was everything else.

DB
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was perfect. Interior is lovely. Wait staff needs better training about wine list. Hostess was cold and a bit surly.

LB
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience2

We went there for the Dining Around Sacramento fixed price menu. I looked at all restaurants and chose Brasserie because of their menu. I looked at the menu again the day of our reservation. When we arrived all three courses had changed. My husband and I have diverse food tastes so I chose a menu that fit both our palates. We ended up ordering off the main menu and even then our first choice was not available, and our reservation was early in the evening at 6pm. We were terribly disappointed and do not plan to patronize this restaurant in the future.

M
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We visited for Dine Downtown and were disappointed that the menu advertised online did not match what was on the menu we were given when seated. The hostess was unapologetic. The food was well executed but the portions were small (I can only speak to what I saw being served for Dine Downtown in comparison to regular off the menu orders). We enjoy Dine Downtown every year and would not return to Brasserie Capitale for this event in the future.

LG
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Our table was right next to a large group celebrating a bride to be. At times they got very loud. I think a group of that size (12-14) should be in a private area. No matter how polite they were being a group that size can effect the ambience of the room and it was not the experience I was expecting. Otherwise food was very good; especially the scallops and the service was very accommodating.

ES
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved it and can not wait to go back to try something else.

R
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Had the fixed price memu on Friday and was disappointed. The Bœuf Bourguignon was fatty and the desert, a chocolate mouse, came out frozen. Also, although the advertised desert was a creme brulee, the waiter advised that it was not offered on the Dine Downtown menu. The restaurant has a nice atmosphere, but I wouldn't go back with so many better options in the area. From the bread to the desert, there just wasn't anything outstanding in the meal. Sorry to say, because I had higher hopes!

MR
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE the Quiche Lorraine! Quick, efficient and friendly service, definitely will be back!

KJ
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent French menu.

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L
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I went with my wife to this restarant we had not been to before. The hostess seemed on the cold side not the usual friendly one would expect but thst did not much bother me.


My wife ordered a salad and scallops and she was not at all happy with it. The salad was just some plain lettuce and the scallops were a meager 3 on a large plate.

My meal was much better, actually really good. I had some shrimps in a wonderful sauce. My wife tasted mine she was enthralled by it. I had a steak that was absolutely delicios and a dessert which was slso excellent. The server was very busy as it was New Year’s eve, she did well.

S
San Francisco
125 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

My wife and I had dinner here on New Year's Eve. We have been here many times in the past and have always enjoyed the experience. NYE was not a great experience. Service was spotty, my martini was on the small side (after charging an extra $1.00 for blue cheese olives). The gravlox, one of our favorite appetizers, was definitely a smaller portion, my wife had 3 scallops, not the typical 5 she recalls getting, my filet was overcooked and hard to cut. Asked for bread which was never received. Some restaurants can handle a holiday better than others..........unfortunately, this is not one of them. We may return at some point in the future but will make certain it is not on a holiday!!

G
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had NYE dinner and although we were 15 minutes late, we had a table ready for us. I wasn't thrilled that the table had a window into the kitchen, but maybe other people like that sort of thing. The wait staff were pleasant and professional. The food was delicious and not overcooked. We did not have to wait too long for our entree and overall we received our starter, appetizer and entree with plenty of time to get to our next venue. It is also great to have free parking under the restaurant.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

36th Anniversary dinner while we were in Sacramento visiting family for Christmas. Simply outstanding ... we had a wonderful experience and dinner. Thank you for a very memorable night!

r
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were disappointed that the Christmas eve menu was limited. Last year I had the best trout ever.

H
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

There were two items I requested, and waiter said they were out of them: 1. a glass of Bordeaux Wine 2. Profiteroles for dessert. It was Christmas Eve, and I did not get the sense that the staff really cared about Christmas Eve. If you are going to be open for Christmas Eve, you must have full commitment to satisfy everyone!

KF
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best when we visit. Our waiter was charming and attentive, but not intrusive. The food was terrific; my father especially enjoyed his scallops and was extremely pleased with how it was prepared. Scallops are not easy to get right, but your chefs made it seem easy.

Thanks again for a terrific evening!

DS
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It feels like this is one of Sacramento's "Best Kept Secrets". Brasserie Capitale is within a block of other very high-profile restaurants where it seem difficult to even get a reservation. Yet we always find a table at Brasserie Capitale where their gourmet menu is at least as good and no more expensive. Additionally, they have a beautiful (and quiet) dining room and service that is attentive without being over-bearing. Want more? There's also free parking!

U
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was fantastic, great service and good recommendations. Food was excellent and wine by the glass selection was nice. Lovely evening.

SC
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The service was excellent. The wine and food was delicious. The price point incredibly fair for such an outstanding meal!

JM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience1

I've been here twice in the last couple of months. The first time I ordered the Steak Frites which was excellent. So, I wanted to come back for Christmas, have the steak and experience beautiful decor and Christmas ambiance. To my disappointment, there were no twinkling lights or wreaths, not even candles on the tables. There was Christmas music. We drove by Il Fornio later, and that restaurant was just beautiful for Christmas. Also, both times I came to BC, they were out of the wine I wanted to order. The second time the waiter made an excellent recommendation instead. This place has so much potential - but so far I'm underwhelmed.

JD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my absolute favorite restaurants in Sacramento

DC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner and atmosphere! We were there with hearing impaired friends and could easily carry on a conversation.

L
Sacramento
33 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
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised. Great food and service