Brasserie Capitale

4.5
638 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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Sacramento
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistently good. Food and service is excellent. Prices overall are on the higher end of the scale.

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

Our 2nd time here. Very nice place, service and food very good. Would definitely recommend.

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K
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great date night. Food was delicious and the service was great.

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E
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a delicious meal and wine before a Cowboy Junkies concert at the Crest. One order of mussels were an adequate appetizer for four, and three of us had the halibut special, the other, salmon. Cooked to perfection with delicious sides. The portions were a little on the small side, but with sourdough we were satiated. Aziz is a gracious host, and the timing and ambiance were excellent! C'est parfait! Bon apetit.

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AS
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has amazing authentic French bistro food. We have been twice and had an excellent experiences both times.

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C
Savannah
8 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It's right next to the Community Theater and the food is excellent. My friend had scallops on risotto which was presented beautifully and was delicious , but not for you if you have a hefty appetite. I had the beet salad on a bed of butter lettuce that extra cost $5 more, but it was tasty and I like lettuce in my salads. I also had the lamb appetizer which was absolutely delicious and presented sizzling on a squared rock. The sparkling wine from the Loire Valley and the baguette from a great bakery made it a perfect meal.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

I invited my friend to celebrate her birthday here, but we both were highly disappointed. To begin with the menu they have here on open table doesn't match the menu in restaurant. They have very sophisticated menu uploaded here and way more simplified menu in restaurant. All traditional French dishes are missing. I consider it false advertising. When I mentioned this menu discrepancies to the manager he didn't even bother to apologize, he just said he has no idea why this happened. It was too late to make a reservations somewhere else (Saturday night) we decided to stay. The atmosphere was unfriendly, stariting smileless hostess and unfriendly service staff. They forgot to offer us a bread or water or anything to start our dinner. Overall food was not bad, but again when you pay $200 for dinner, you expect certain treatment, my local Denis dinner take care of their customers better than this restaurant.

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Forgot to mention 2 out of 5 dishes we wanted from menu such as oysters were not available for some reason.

To summarize:
They don't offer sophisticated French dishes, publish wrong menus.

Most items from their real menu are not offered.

Unfriendly staff.

Slow service.

The bday dinner was ruined.

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R
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive wait staff, extraordinary food (we had salmon in various forms, a vegetarian napoleon, and knockout moules frites), and lovely, unrushed service. A wonderful surprise across the street from overcrowded Ella.

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DM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

One of the best restaurants in Sacramento. If you are downtown you really should give this restaurant a try. It's French so it may not be everyone's "cup of tea" and downtown doesn't have the best ambiance but we have been twice and the food and service have been excellent both times.

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AD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brasserie Capitale is a lovely little french bistro with terrific food, a great wine list and a lovely ambiance. Good for a special night, or a dinner before a concert or show. The menu changes often, reflecting whats in season. The wines pair well - and if you don't know what works best, just ask Aziz or one of the servers. They know their stuff.

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S
Sacramento
42 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

Great food but service was not good and kitchen was VERY slow.

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J
Central Coast
106 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and the chef came out to ask. Really helps that they have free parking in the evening

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I expected a lot more. Food and service were good, but I just felt something was missing. And I felt the prices were a tad to high. My wife and I have eaten at a lot of “fancy” places with much better value.

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c
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was wonderful as usual. Hostess was rude. Waiter was nice but seemed to be rushing.

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FW
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Wonderful tasty food. Prices about 20% less than Ella and food is a little better. I'm not sure I like the metal tables without table clothes. The waiter was wonderful, but the person who seated us made a snide comment that I didn't like and I don't think was necessary. Item on the menu online not available. I had lamb chops that was almost a full rack of lamb. There is nothing I like better than good lamb, and this was one of the best lamb dishes I have ever had. Only time I had better rack of lamb was at Pom Frits in Palm Springs. Wine by the glass was good and reasonably priced. Steak tartar was also excellent. French onion soup needs more cheese but the flavor of the soup itself is the best. Just thinking about the onion soup makes my mouth water.

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OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat before Broadway show! Good food and service.

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DJ
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic cuisine. Members of our party had filet, salmon, lamb pop cycles and pork chops. All agreed everything was great.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Bad service plus Unwilling to provide half salad and half fries with lunchtime sandwich.

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A
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. A bit loud this time from the bar and the server acted like we were bothering her but amazing food.

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C
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Slow service kitchen to server, but food was worth coming back for

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ER
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a great place to eat. Food and drinks are top notch. One of the best cocktail bars in town.

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CW
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Besides the person who called me asking me where I was and was clearly irritated, I told her that my party should be there any minute that they must have been running a few minutes late. My party said it was a nice place to meet for coffee and talk.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Service took a long time. At first server was not friendly.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very good

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TA
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was excellent, as was the bartender where we had a drink before going to our table. However, once seated, the service (outside) was terrible. We had concert tickets for 8 p.m. We let the waiter know this. We did not finish dinner until 750. It took 10 to 15 minutes to get first drink and no one ever came to offer a second one, so we went to the bar to get them. The meal did not come until almost 730. We had to ask for bread. Ask for new silverware when ours was taken with salad plates. Waiter kept telling us that the busser should have been doing everything we asked for. He only 4 tables outside to wait on.

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CG
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We ate here before a Saturday night theater performance of Broadway Sacramento. The restaurant was packed, as one would expect, but the management was totally unprepared. If we had not had an excellent waitress, we may not have gotten out on time (or would have left before eating). But the food was excellent. So, we would recommend this restaurant, but not when there is an event downtown.

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MM
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The varied menu gives choices for every palate. We have been here twice and both times it was excellent. The cocktail and wine lists are also excellent. Our server was attentive. We will continue to return.

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YL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pricey but worth it! Great for dinner before the theater. Service was fast. Food and drinks were very tasty. Didn’t get the broadway show discount though. So make sure you ask for it.

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MK
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We came at rush time and the kitchen got confused and put our order on hold for over an hour. Food was great though and we will be back.

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M
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon with the roasted beets and Brussels sprouts was delicious!

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SM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sacramento’s leading French brasserie lives up to its billing. The cocktails were interesting and very well made. The beef tartare first course was as good as any that I have had outside France. The duck in a chassis reduction was perfectly executed. The accompanying sides were equally well done. Creme brûlée for dessert was traditional but also very well done. Hopefully they will bring back escargots and the duck a l’orange. Service was skillful and unobtrusive.

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KS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent as always. Server was very knowledgeable about food and wine. She made excellent wine recommendations. Owner came around to the tables to greet the guests and see how things were going. This was a nice touch. We are also appreciative that the restaurant supports and sponsors Alliance Française de Sacramento. We will be back again.

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GK
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The duck pate was mild and certainly a nice way to begin dinner. The onion soup was done to perfection with a nice hint of sweetness. Our scallops were some of the best ever and the plate was beautiful. The champagne and wine choices were nearly unlimited. Our waitress, Liz, was a pleasure. She not only poured well, but her pleasant attitude and constant smile made the evening delightful. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting an elegant meal at a downtown location.

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FR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ordered the “plat du jour”. Absolutely outstanding. Can’t wait to return.

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OT
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Bring back the trout almondine!!!!

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H
Sacramento
30 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a business lunch. The food is consistently delicious and beautifully presented, the service is friendly and prompt, and you can converse without having to raise your voice.

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J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Free parking downtown! Love it and will return!

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CL
Sacramento
37 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. We ordered the beet salad to share, the filet and the special. Every dish was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. We had the profiteroles for dessert and they were by far the best deal on the menu. The restaurant was quite busy that evening and the noise level made conversation difficult. We may try it again a little later in the evening.

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d
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everyone enjoyed their selections. The lox appetizer was terrific as was the chocolate mousse. I had the dayboat scallops and they were not really as advertised. they were not inside a puff pastry. they were on top of a puff pastry. they were not warm enough. they were a bit cold but you don't reheat scallops. the butternut squash puree was excellent. The wine was grossly overpriced as usual. The service was outstanding.

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OT
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good to excellent food and reliable service. Annoyingly, for months, their online menu does not accurately reflect the items on their restaurant menu - many times are not being served. Surely, a restaurant of this caliber can afford to keep their minus updated.

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