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Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant

4.0
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1595 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian

The Pilothouse restaurant aboard the historic Delta King offers river side dining, outstanding cuisine, a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list and a great place to meet with friends in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. Gluten free items available. Proud participant in the Sacramento Farm to Fork initiative utilizing local seasonal produce when ever it is available.

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Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Contemporary American, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:00 am Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (916) 441-4440

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Julian Vasquez

  • Catering

    Complete catering facilities with 8 banquet rooms. Contact James Tokuno at 916-441-4440.

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties up to 10 guests can be booked through the restaurant. For larger groups please contact the catering department. Contact James Tokuno at 916-441-4440.

  • Private party contact

    Crystal Roshmann: (916) 379-5051

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    Front & K Streets

  • Parking details

    Valet - Restaurant Guests (with validation) $8 - Validated city lot parking also available

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

Menu

Appetizers

  • Fried Calamari$16.00

    Sweet Chili Aioli

    • Spanish Mushrooms$13.00

      Cremini Mushrooms, White Wine, Lemon, Garlic Butter with Grilled Bread

      • Fried Brussel Sprouts$12.00

        Dusted with Parmesan and served with Tarragon Aioli

        • Lump Crab Cakes$19.00

          Remoulade Sauce

          • Soup of the Day$10.00

            Made Fresh Daily

            Salads

            • Farmhouse Salad$10.00

              Tender Valley Greens, Grape Tomatoes, Cucumber, Tarragon Ranch Dressing

              • Caesar Salad$10.00

                Hearts of Romaine, Pecorino Romano, Croutons, House-made Caesar Dressing

                Entrees

                • Fish and Chips$22.00

                  Fresh Sierra Nevada Beer Battered Cod, Hand Cut Fries, Tartar Sauce

                  • American Kobe Burger$18.00

                    White Cheddar, Iceberg Lettuce, Red Onion, Pickles, Brioche Bun, Hand Cut Fries

                    • Pan Roasted Norwegian Salmon$30.00

                      Arugula Pesto, Fingerling Potatoes, Caramelized Onion and Fennel, Baby Spinach, Fried Parsnips

                      • Cajun Linguini$31.00

                        Prawns, Chicken, Andouille Sausage, Baby Spinach in a Spicy Tomato Cream Sauce

                        • Pan Roasted Rosemary Lemon Chicken$28.00

                          Trumpet and Cremini Mushroom Risotto, Seasonal Vegetables

                          • Mahi Mahi$35.00

                            Apple & Pineapple Salsa, Parsley, Green Onion & Grape Tomato Cous Cous

                            • Grilled Swordfish$36.00

                              Mediterranean Relish, Green Onion Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables

                              • Grilled New York Steak$38.00

                                Certified Angus Beef, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables

                                • Grilled 16 Oz Rib-Eye Steak$45.00

                                  Certified Angus Beef with Pecorino Romano and Garlic Smashed Fingerling Potatoes, Seasonal Vegetables

                                  Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                  What 1,595 people are saying

                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                  Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                  4.0
                                  4 based on recent ratings
                                  • 3.8Food
                                  • 4.1Service
                                  • 4.3Ambience
                                  • 3.7Value

                                  NoiseModerate

                                  Loved For

                                  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

                                    Scenic View

                                  • Sacramento

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                                  1. RE

                                    RobertE

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                    overall3food1service3ambience4

                                    The restaurant was nice, the views great, but the food was not. The vegetables were cold, the pork chop cold and not fully cooked. Way too expensive to be served cold/uncooked food!

                                  2. RM

                                    RaymondM

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined 2 days ago

                                    overall3food2service4ambience3

                                    The food was meh, the atmosphere was nice,.. the service was great tho

                                  3. G

                                    Gail

                                    Sacramento

                                    2 reviews

                                    1.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined 6 days ago

                                    overall1food2service1ambience3

                                    Do not go here. Ever. This was a $400 meal with the worst service I’ve ever received. Everyone we interacted with except the busser was difficult. The host/manager seemed offended we had checked wine and a cake with hotel reception (something they said was fine since the restaurant wasn’t open yet). She kept talking about how it would take her 3 minutes to get there to the point that I said we could go get it. She got it for us, but it took more like 30 minutes.Our martinis took almost 40 minutes to arrive and were wrong. Getting olive juice and a second olive each was a nightmare because the bartender seemed angry at us that the server rang in dry instead of dirty like we asked for-giving a very rude lecture to my boyfriend about how we ordered wrong and then saying olives were “downstairs” so they’d be hard to get. Food started to arrive over an hour later, it was okay but didn’t nearly make up for the service. We opened our own champagne after the server asked if we were going to or wanted her to-I’ve never paid that much for a dinner and not had it assumed I wanted actual wine service. Wild. We also shared three flutes because one was dirty and despite asking no one brought a fourth until the bottle was nearly done. We ordered a white after and she brought the bottle and just set it down on the table- she seemed surprised when we asked for glasses and at that point we told her we’d just open it ourselves because otherwise who knows when we’d get it.Throughout the meal everything took forever and many things seemed impossible to get because the staff would need to go downstairs-why are you keeping basic things downstairs if it’s such a hassle? Finally we closed out, getting our cards back took so long that we walked onto the deck to take pictures and then the server left our checks at the host stand and we paid there like a Denny’s. The poor server clearly hasn’t been trained at all, so I don’t blame her-but we’ll never be back and we suggest you go elsewhere

                                  4. h

                                    hjhk

                                    Los Angeles

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 15, 2022

                                    overall3food2service4ambience5

                                    I thought I'd bring my family here for a special celebration but there was really nothing special about this place. Go to a mom n pop shop instead, save some money and have more flavorful food.

                                  5. m

                                    mike

                                    Portland

                                    66 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    66 reviews

                                    Dined on May 8, 2022

                                    overall3food3service4ambience4

                                    Steak was over cooked and knife had egg on it from breakfast, was not caught by me until I had used the knife.

                                  6. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    It was very relaxing and entertaining

                                  7. KR

                                    KarenR

                                    Central Coast

                                    7 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    7 reviews

                                    Dined on May 7, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    It was our five year wedding anniversary and we got married on the Delta king river boat so this place has special memories for us!

                                  8. J

                                    Janet

                                    Sacramento

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 2, 2022

                                    overall3food2service5ambience5

                                    Needs a menu revamp. I had Cajun pasta which had good flavor. My other half had chicken which was flavorless. Hopefully they will be able to bring it back. Such a cool boat!

                                  9. ME

                                    MitchE

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on May 2, 2022

                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                    Ambiance, service and overall experience was very nice! Never been there before despite 30 years of living in the area. The food, while very good was somewhat limited in choice, but delicious non the less.

                                  10. SA

                                    SuzanneA

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 30, 2022

                                    overall4food2service5ambience4

                                    This is a fun place to visit. I can't say the food was great, more like "Meh". The food was salty (Cesar Salad) and I ordered the Salmon with Couscous which was fine. I would order the chicken club sandwich or a burger and fries in the future (the fries were really good) We celebrated a birthday and the whole restaurant sang for the birthday girl! We met a table full of wonderful ladies and that was great!

                                  11. CC

                                    CarolineC

                                    Las Vegas

                                    8 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    8 reviews

                                    Dined on April 24, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We ate out on the patio and watched the boats go by in the river. Lovely!

                                  12. M

                                    Michael

                                    San Francisco

                                    3 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on April 23, 2022

                                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                                    Nice weather on the river. There was a wedding going on. It took a long time to get our lunch

                                  13. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Fabulous meal. We were seated at a table by the window, with a river view. Quiet, serene dining room. Our mushroom appetizer, drinks, Kobe burger and Norwegian salmon entrees were delicious. Service was excellent, non-intrusive. Want a unique, special occasion or date experience aboard a historic river boat? This IS THE PLACE!

                                  14. AH

                                    AlmaH

                                    1 review

                                    1.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 16, 2022

                                    overall1food1service1ambience1

                                    The waitress was lost, 30 mins waiting and no food. When we asked for the check the manager didn’t even know the waitress name and he check in the kitchen and our food was not even prepared

                                  15. CW

                                    ChristopherW

                                    1 review

                                    1.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 15, 2022

                                    overall1food1service1ambience3

                                    Poor service and food. High price. Cold temperatures.

                                  16. J

                                    Jules

                                    San Francisco

                                    23 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    23 reviews

                                    Dined on April 14, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We were spending the night on the boat and decided to dine there. The dining room is very nice and it is relaxing sitting next to the river. We both had chicken for dinner. It was moist and tasty. The mashed potatoes and broccoli rabe were also very good. Service was great.

                                  17. LM

                                    LMagenta

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 11, 2022

                                    overall3food1service3ambience4

                                    Calamari was good. Cajun Linguini was super, super salty. I did not eat most of it. They asked if it was a birthday and we said yes. They did nothing for said birthday. Overall it was a nice time, however.

                                  18. N

                                    Norm

                                    Sacramento

                                    3 reviews

                                    2.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on April 9, 2022

                                    overall2food3service2ambience4

                                    Mediocre food, greasy fish, overcooked swordfish. Asked for water early, never got it. Asked for malt vinegar for the fish, food came and about 15 minutes later the vinegar. Waitress said, sorry it’s seems tougher on a slow day! There were only 3 couples in the dining area and now I know why.

                                  19. JW

                                    JustinW

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 8, 2022

                                    overall3food1service5ambience5

                                    Food was not good not good mashed potatoes were instant potatoes of a pura my wife's steak ffrise were soggy my vegetables mushy

                                  20. WR

                                    WalterR

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 3, 2022

                                    overall5food3service5ambience5

                                    Extremely gracious. I booked a table for Sunday Brunch through their website which connected me to Opentable only to find when we arrived that 1) The restaurant was only open to hotel guests, 2) They were not serving brunch, and 3) They stopped serving breakfast at 10 AM, the exact time of our reservation. Nonetheless, they seated us, apologized profusely, and did not charge us for the meal. They also vowed to fix their website at once, so this problem should not reoccur. Anyone interested in dinning there should contact them directly. I believe they may be relaxing their guests only policy as COVID restrictions are lifted. I did not stay in the Delta King Hotel, but if they treat their guests as the restaurant treated us, you will be well taken care of.

                                  21. AG

                                    AronG

                                    Sacramento

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 3, 2022

                                    overall3food4service1ambience5

                                    Server only came to us 3x in 2 hours. Extremely frustrating.

                                  22. F

                                    Familyof6

                                    Sacramento

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                    overall5food4service4ambience5

                                    Scarlet took great care of us for my mom’s 70th birthday. Food service a little slow due to a wedding slamming the kitchen, but we still enjoyed our lunch immensely.

                                  23. m

                                    manuelp

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on April 2, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    the service was phenomenal, the food was great did not stint on the portions.

                                  24. AJ

                                    AndrewJ

                                    San Francisco

                                    10 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    10 reviews

                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                    overall3food2service3ambience5

                                    If you go in with the expectation to have an average meal in a cool setting, you'll be happy. If you are just looking for quality dining, go somewhere else.

                                  25. AG

                                    AmyG

                                    Sacramento

                                    42 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    42 reviews

                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                    overall3food3service2ambience3

                                    Decent meal. Service needs to work out some kinks.

                                  26. NE

                                    NancyE

                                    San Francisco

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                    overall3food3service4ambience4

                                    Experience was great! Loved the Restaurant. Only problem Food was cold and Ribeye a little under cooked, plus no taste/ flavor.

                                  27. DK

                                    DeborahK

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on March 27, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great food & awesome vibe from boats & jet skis on the river. They have overnight stays available, I may try that next time I’m in Sacramento.

                                  28. l

                                    ladyswagg

                                    San Francisco

                                    10 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    10 reviews

                                    Dined on March 24, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    It was a great first time !! Food was great! Drinks was great!! And views was Beautiful

                                  29. C

                                    Chris

                                    San Francisco

                                    10 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    10 reviews

                                    Dined on March 22, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The Delta King was a bit on more on the expensive side of moderate but in the end well worth it. The food and service were top notch. The dinning experience on the water was also great. A special thanks to Scarlet who went out of her way from first entrance to last goodbye to make sure everything was perfect.

                                  30. PA

                                    PattiA

                                    San Francisco

                                    7 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    7 reviews

                                    Dined on March 19, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. The food was delicious, the surroundings and lighting tasteful and relaxing.

                                  31. RB

                                    RickB

                                    San Francisco

                                    4 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on March 16, 2022

                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                    Cocktails were ok food was good and the ambience and service were great.

                                  32. BZ

                                    BZMU

                                    Sacramento

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on March 12, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Food was fantastic. Try the soup of the day. Both the Potato leek soup or the Clam chowder are the best. It would be hard for me to choose one. Hope you get Scarlet to wait on you. Love this girl.

                                  33. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Sacramento

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on March 7, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    My thirtieth birthday. Birthday.

                                  34. W

                                    William

                                    Sacramento

                                    8 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    8 reviews

                                    Dined on March 6, 2022

                                    overall3food3service4ambience2

                                    Our host and waiter were both attentive and friendly. The bartender was a bit loud and obnoxious, we heard her speaking profanely during our lunch. The menu is lacking, we were expecting more options for a Sunday brunch. The fish and chips were a little disappointing, like they were fried in old oil. The mushrooms were fantastic. The tilted table which our glasses kept sliding on could easily be remedied by placing a coaster on the table or leveling the base.

                                  35. RA

                                    RAH205

                                    San Francisco

                                    36 reviews

                                    vip
                                    3.0

                                    36 reviews

                                    Dined on March 4, 2022

                                    overall3food3service5ambience5

                                    Service was impeccable. Everyone was really friendly and fun. Appetizers and drinks good bit main dishes mediocre and not memorable. Nostalgic place to dine service and location is the best part of the Pilothouse. Go to the bar upstairs order appetizers and drinks and call it a day.

                                  36. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 20, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Amazing service from start to finish. Will definitely return because Becca was the best host.

                                  37. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Sacramento

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 20, 2022

                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                    Excellent staff and service

                                  38. s

                                    sean

                                    New York Area

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 19, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Fantastic! Thank you for everything from the delicious food, fun and attentive staff, excellent location and just an all-around wonderful experience! 🤩

                                  39. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    San Francisco

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on February 14, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    It was delicious. My partner and I had Valentine’s Day here and the staff was super friendly and nice.

                                  40. BZ

                                    BZMU

                                    Sacramento

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on February 14, 2022

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Fantastic food. A new chef with new ideas. Menu continues to be updated.

                                  Safety precautions

                                  • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
                                    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                  • Physical distancing

                                    • Limited number of seated diners
                                    • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                    • Extra space between tables
                                  • Protective equipment

                                    • Waitstaff wear masks
                                  • Screening

                                    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                  FAQs

                                  Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant is rated 4 stars by 1595 OpenTable diners.

                                  Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                  Booked 12 times today
                                  Google Map for Delta King - Pilothouse Restaurant

                                  1000 Front Street Sacramento, CA 95814

                                  Additional information

                                  • Cross street

                                    Front & K Streets

                                  • Neighborhood

                                    Sacramento

                                  • Hours of operation

                                    Breakfast Daily 7:30 am–10:00 am Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                  • Cuisines

                                    Californian, Contemporary American, Steak

                                  • Dining style

                                    Casual Elegant

                                  • Dress code

                                    Casual Dress

                                  • Parking details

                                    Valet - Restaurant Guests (with validation) $8 - Validated city lot parking also available

                                  • Payment options

                                    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                  • Executive chef

                                    Julian Vasquez

                                  • Additional

                                    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                  • Phone number

                                    (916) 441-4440

                                  • Catering

                                    Complete catering facilities with 8 banquet rooms. Contact James Tokuno at 916-441-4440.

                                  • Private party facilities

                                    Private parties up to 10 guests can be booked through the restaurant. For larger groups please contact the catering department. Contact James Tokuno at 916-441-4440.

                                  • Private party contact

                                    Crystal Roshmann: (916) 379-5051

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