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Diners' Choice: Best Ambiance restaurants in Sacramento

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best ambiance in Sacramento? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Grand Island Mansion restaurant
4.8
4.8 (795)
$50 and over
American
Walnut Grove
About the restaurant
We invite you to join us on Sundays for Brunch and to enjoy a self guided tour of the Mansion. Our fabulous Sunday champagne brunch is open with the first seating for brunch at 10:30 am and the last seating at 1:30 pm. Reservations are required. Please visit our website, grandislandmansion.com to reserve your table.

2023 Holiday brunch is $59.95 per person plus tax. 22% gratuity added automatically for groups of 8 or more.

Beginning in January 2024 ~ our brunch is $59.95 per person plus tax. 22% gratuity added automatically for groups of 8 or more.

2024 Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving and Holiday brunches will be $69.95 per person plus tax. 22% gratuity added automatically for groups of 8 or more.

Top review
Beedahboo
Dined 2 days ago
Second time having brunch at the Grand Island Mansion and service & food are still the best! First time I visited in April was for a sisters’ brunch. This time, I came with my husband to celebrate our wedding anniversary and they added some Indian cuisine with their usual brunch menu. Sooooo good! The butter chicken was *chef’s kiss*! I’ve heard some people complain about the price, but it’s not your usual buffet that anyone can walk in and eat. You pay for what you get. The quality of the food is way better than regular chain buffets - and you get bottomless mimosas! Would definitely come back again for another brunch at the mansion.
A photo of Star Lounge at Hyatt House Sacramento restaurant
4.9
4.9 (140)
$31 to $50
American
Midtown
About the restaurant
The historic building of the Star Lounge was a social gathering ground for almost one hundred years. Our Midtown Sacramento Lounge carries on the tradition of being a community incubator of creativity, an oasis of thought, and a great place to unwind. A place for all to come together and celebrate the arts, music, food, and a great cocktail. We use traditional local ingredients, authentically prepared, in a historic upscale inspired setting.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 3 days ago
Outstanding experience!! Chef Josh’s dishes were all perfect. Colin was very attentive and personable. We coursed out our meal with the Grilled Peaches and Whipped Burrata, Salmon Tartare, Eggplant Lasagna, and a beautiful finale of the Rjbeye. Mixed Berries with a Smokey Sabayon for dessert capped the evening. Wine was fun and complementary to the dishes. The atmosphere and building make you feel like you are somewhere in the “Old World.” We can’t wait to return and try Chef’s hen dish. Bravo, Star Lounge, and thank you so much!!
A photo of SR Prime Steakhouse restaurant
4.5
4.5 (431)
$50 and over
Steak
Elk Grove
About the restaurant
All guests MUST be 21 and over - absolutely no minors permitted on property at this time.
Reservations will only be held for 10 minutes past the seating time, incomplete parties will not be seated, and can cause forfeiture of reservation. Parties arriving with more than specified number of guests may not be seated all together. Please notify the restaurant to any delays or cancelations.
Classics with a modern twist. Chef Kyle Crenshaw prepares exceptional steaks, seafood, and exquisite sides made with quality ingredients. General Manager Lauren Crowley assembled a first-class wine collection, as well as a pronounced selection of whiskies and local craft beer.
Outdoor patio seating may be available - warm attire is recommended.
Maximum 2 outside wine(s) per group. $25 corkage fee, $50 for magnum/large format.

Top review
DianneB
Dined 1 day ago
Every meal I have eaten at Sky River steak house has been awesome. The steaks are always very good and the French Onion soup is excellent. I am always proud to take friends there for dinner. Its nice that it is quiet and you can't hear the noisy machines. Last evening the inside music was a little loud.
A photo of Osteria Fasulo restaurant
4.9
4.9 (1679)
$31 to $50
Italian
Davis
About the restaurant

Osteria Fasulo offers an imaginative selection of authentic and contemporary Italian specialties that change and compliment with our four seasons. Its dishes are prepared using only the finest and the freshest ingredients from traditional and contemporary Italian recipes.
Osteria Fasulo's mission is to consistently provide the highest quality of Italian food and service to our guests
Our top priority will always be our guests — who should always expect exceptional food, outstanding service and always a warm welcome from the Fasulo’s

Top review
winegirl
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Osteria serves amazing dishes made from the highest quality pasta and farm fresh produce. The chilled melon soup, saffron risotto, and gnocchi were all excellent. Our server Mateo was super friendly and attentive. It’s definitely worth the drive off the beaten path to try the food. There is a beautiful patio that I’d like to try when the weather is cooler.
A photo of Hikari Sushi & Omakase restaurant
4.9
4.9 (157)
$50 and over
Sushi
Davis
About the restaurant
Please be advised. Friday and Saturday's dinner service is Exclusive Omakase experience only. Omakase chef tasting menu is $175 Per Person (price does NOT include beverage and gratuity). Each section will take 120 minutes. (4:30pm to 6:30, 7:30 to 9:30)
For all parties, 100% of cost per person + tax will be charged at the time of booking. Cancellations made within 48 hours prior to the reservation date will not be refunded. Cancellations made before the 72-hour time period will be refunded 50% of total cost per person + tax.

Reduction in the number of guests in the party are subject to cancellation charge.
Please be on time to enjoy all the courses. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.
Omakase means a meal consisting of dishes selected by the chef.
Chef will create some courses with seasonal, and best available ingredients.

Please call Hikari (530) 564-4356 to request Tuesday to Thursday night dinner. Walk-ins are welcome during the weekday Mini Omakase service.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
It is pricy, but the food and experience is exceptional. We learned a lot, had a good time and the food was delicious.
A photo of Camden Spit and Larder restaurant
4.8
4.8 (442)
$31 to $50
American
Sacramento
About the restaurant
Camden Spit & Larder, a modern London-inspired eatery, in Downtown Sacramento on Capitol Mall. Chef Oliver Ridgeway showcases the pristine ingredients of the surrounding region with its bold design, bustling bar scene, and prime private dining facilities. Camden is comfortable yet elevated. We are located just a few blocks from the Capitol and Convention Center and just steps from the Golden 1 Center. This is the perfect place to dine pre-show or concert. Camden S&L was a restaurant 'Recognized by Michelin' in 2021, 2022, & 2023.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jul 14, 2024
The ambience was great and a beautiful restaurant. It it conveniently located next to a parking structure and they validate parking. We celebrated and event and is nice that you can call in advance and they will arrange something special for you. In our case, they personalized the menu with the person’s name and reason for celebrating. Great experience overall.
A photo of Allora restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2505)
$50 and over
Seafood
Sacramento
About the restaurant
A Michelin recognized, modern Italian seafood restaurant in the heart of East Sacramento. Allora offers a 4 course dining experience. Advanced Sommelier Elizabeth-Rose Mandalou and Executive Chef Deneb Williams invite you to enjoy this modern approach to dining; encompassing the best of Sacramento produce with new and classic Italian cuisine. Expert culinary craftsmanship showcasing fresh seafood & handmade pasta are creatively paired with a one-of-a-kind Italian inspired wine list and Italian-centric bar. Allora is a pause in the conversation; a moment between moments... Enjoy yours.
* 23% service charge
*Please note our cancellation and no-show policy
*Dining with children under 8 is not permitted, all guests require a reserved seat and audible devices are not allowed in the dining room.
*Please include any special occasions with names of guests of honor
*Please include any dietary restrictions/allergies you may have

Top review
DarrellFvip
Dined 1 day ago
Service and food were excellent as before. The menu options were well thought out. The carne creudo, branzino and fettuccine were excellent. Caroline did an excellent job explaining the dishes.
A photo of Sotherton Tea Room restaurant
4.6
4.6 (92)
$31 to $50
Afternoon Tea
Lincoln
About the restaurant
Sotherton Tea Room is the epitome of elegance and sophistication, offering a refined afternoon tea experience that will transport you back to the Victorian era. As soon as you step inside, you'll feel like you‘ve entered a stately home, surrounded by the luxurious furnishings, ornate wallpaper, and crystal chandeliers.
The uniqueness of the Sotherton Tea Room is the beautifully designed vignettes, adorned with fine china and polished silver. Every detail has been meticulously considered, creating an atmosphere of opulence and grandeur. From freshly baked scones with clotted cream and jam to delicate finger sandwiches, every bite is a culinary delight. Sotherton Tea Room has a carefully curated collection of house blended loose-leaf teas from around the world. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or simply looking to indulge in a decadent afternoon treat, Sotherton Tea Room offers a luxuriously serene experience that will leave you feeling pampered and indulged.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
I highly recommend! It’s a lovely, traditional tea room with very comfortable seats and beautiful table settings. Their menu changes monthly and offers fun, wine-based cocktails along with their large selection of custom tea blends. Perfect afternoon for two or a group. The entire place is even available for private parties. I’m looking forward to going back!
A photo of Omakase Por Favor restaurant
4.9
4.9 (218)
$50 and over
Seafood
Lincoln
About the restaurant
Literally translating to "Trust The Chef Please", Omakase Por Favor is a new restaurant in Lincoln, CA. We combine the best of coastal Mexican cuisine and the Japanese Omakase dining experience. We offer signature oysters, ceviches, and fresh seasonal seafood along with vegetables and produce from local farms and suppliers. Join us for lunch for a quick bite from our à la carte menu, or make your reservation for dinner where you can experience a culinary journey in our omakase menu and leave all of the decision-making to our expert chefs. We also offer private dinners and events. Visit our website or contact us to learn more.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Omakase was an amazing experience. The food combination with wine/sake paring was phenomenal. Just when you think the course could not get better than the last, it was. This secret little gem is what you want to tell your friends about so that they can also have this wonderful dining experience.
A photo of Grange Bar & Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (602)
$31 to $50
Californian
Sacramento
About the restaurant
Located in downtown Sacramento, America's Farm to Fork Capital, Grange is a culinary expression of all things local, reflecting the authentic essence and soul of the community.

The menu showcases the market-driven bounties from the state and is best described as simple, seasonal and soulful. Organically raised meats and poultry are complemented with the freshest produce available from the Central Valley, while sustainable coastal seafood is paired with a spectacular all-California wine list. The entrees are presented in a straightforward American brasserie style. Lastly, enjoy the creations from our pastry chef such as rustic artisan breads and desserts.

This Sacramento restaurant’s setting is both classic and authentic. The two-story space combines architectural elements from the building’s rich history with exposed beams and concrete columns to create a surprising and urban, loft-like atmosphere.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent restaurant. Food was amazing! Waiter amazing! It too bad the moment you walk out the door, you’re in a post apocalyptic world. Valet is a must!
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