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Esquire Grill

4.3
479 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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With its elegant decor, seasonal menu, and well-trained staff, Esquire Grill is the ultimate in downtown Sacramento dining. Sip a cocktail in the bar or on the open-air patio. Clever takes on American cuisine are prepared using fresh, local ingredients, making Esquire Grill one of the best downtown Sacramento restaurants.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm

Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3:00pm - 6:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday 5:00pm - 9pm, Saturday 4:30pm - 9pm
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Phone number
(916) 448-8900
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Kurt Spataro
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
13th St.
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Parking details
We offer valet parking Wednesday through Saturday beginning at 5:00 PM for $7.00.

We validate 1/2 off for the first two hours in the Esquire building.
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Public transit
K Street Light Rail
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Special events & promotions
Thank you for choosing Esquire Grill.
Please let us know if you are attending a show or if you are celebrating a special occasion.
We look forward to serving you!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 479 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryMc 
3.0  Dined 4 days ago

The appetizer & entrees were delicious! But the sides that came with the entrees were odd choices & tiny. There were more stems than broccolini. And my date's farrow was watery. I've made farrow & that is wrong. Good thing we were there to enjoy ourselves no matter what because our waiter was so bad. We didn't even find out his name . He handed us our bill paper clipped to a review card (Classy!) and said he needed all the help he could get. I can't disagree with him. Not even a leather bill holder or tray! He never smiled either. I wanted to ask for a different section right off the bat. Such a contrast to the fabulous service we got at Ruth's Chris.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent meal and time before Jesse Cook at Crest!!!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great food & service! Reasonable wine markup. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner!

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griffster (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Dinner before Giselle at Sacramento Ballet. We both had the winter squash soup -- very tasty -- and stuffed eggs that were nothing special. I had a pork chop: huge and perfectly cooked. Esquire Grill seems to scrimp on the veggies; what was on my plate was nowhere near a standard "serving." My friend tried the special: prosciutto-wrapped cod -- a weird choice for her and for the restaurant. Her comment: What was the point?
A final note: the coffee was awful.

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vipeatwelllj (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great lunchtime experience. Yummy food. Wonderful service!

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Chazee (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We made reservations on open table and the restaurant called to confirm and no mention was made of it being a fixed price menu with only 2 choices for Valentine’s Day at $75 per. Would have liked option of regular menu...

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines date. It was $75 per person no matter what you ordered that's what sucked :/ and their scallops my husband didn't like as well as the meat they brought in was very pink ( we don't enjoy showy red or pink) but over all it was good a bit pricey and loud!

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Quantity of food appeared a little light, but i was pleasantly surprised. I will recommend it to others

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Absolutely delectable and fabulous food! Great service; will definitely return again!!

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The service was attentive and on spot.
The prime rib tough and tasteless. The over cooked and bitter.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Service and food were great. It was noisy when we arrived but after the theater attendees left, it was quiet. Later, more patrons arrived, but the level remained quiet and easy to hear those at our table.

Have eaten here before and would recommend again.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Aa great time to go is before a show art the convention center,

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was excellent, but our waiter was quite sarcastic and very slow.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This a first-class restaurant with a very profession and friendly staff. The food was enjoyed by everyone in my party. It's a perfect place to dine before attending a show at the Crest Theatre, just a couple of blocks down the street.

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