Permanently Closed - Esquire Grill
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Outstanding service and the food was perfectly prepared and served. I will definitely eat there again.
This is a perfect location for dining prior to going to the theatre. Location is the best and you can valet park the car until after the theatre all for $10; text that you are needing your car and it is waiting for you! Now to the restaurant. Bartender was quite engaging and we had a great conversation regarding vermouth in martinis! We were seated immediately and our waiter was attentive and offer suggestions for pairing our wine with our dinners. My partner had the sea bass which he said was good; but we both agreed that my petrale sole was wonderful! We will be back again!!
The service and meal recommendations by Richard were excellent. The "Grills" signature dinner "Sole" and accompanying items were just outstanding. We plan to return in the near future.
I did not like the food as I had a crab loiie salad and all it was 1/4 of head lettuce with a little crab. My salad did not come with the eggs and I had to ask for that. I did not like any of the dressings and there was only 2 to choose from. I was disappointed as the women I went with we had dinner a few weeks ago at another restaurant and I had a crab louie and it was amazing and I was expecting the same, especially for the price.
We were first seated in a very very small table looking at the back side of bar in a cornor. With reservation I wouldn't think you would do this. Asked to be moved and they said I would have to wait for another table to come available as I looked around several bigger tables were available.
Finally we were moved and the rest of the dinner was great. Waiter was very attentive.
The food was very good. The service was perfect since we had a show at the community center that evening. The noise level wasn't too loud; it was easy to have a conversation and hear the person I was with.
Date night going to the theater. Great food and service.
We were very disappointed in the food this trip. Nothing seemed like it has been in the past. I had the sole, which I've always enjoyed, but it was dry, the coating was pebbly and it seemed deep fried. The spinach had mostly very long stems and the fingerling potatoes were unappealing. My grandson had a hamburger that was undercooked and the bun was totally dry. My husband also said that his Shrimp Louie was not nearly as good as usual. A very disappointing outing for a lot of money.
Great food, service and atmosphere.
Beef tenderloin on special. Came toped with crab. Heads up, they cook on the medium rare side. It was Fantastic! The asparagus was unreal. I ALSO LOVE THEIR POKE APP!!! Headed to see Aladdin across the street after dinner.
Awesome experience. Great food and our waiter Keith was just amazing
The Esquire Grill went out of their way to make our Sac State graduation celebration a wonderful evening. We appreciate all they did for us, especially since we are from the Bay Area and didn't know Sacramento well. It was a very rainy afternoon (in mid May?!) and our plans of walking downtown and taking pictures outside were altered. We arrived early and soggy wet before the restaurant was officially open. The staff went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of by coordinating with another restaurant's bar to accommodate us until their restaurant was open. We were blown away by their kindness! How many restaurants would do that?!!! (Also a big thanks to Brasserie Capitale's staff for opening the bar to us. The cocktails were fabulous and you gave us such a warm reception!) The food and service at Esquire Grill was wonderful. It was a night to remember. We were even given a group picture. They made our night - great food, wonderful atmosphere and great staff. We will visit again and highly recommend Esquire Grill and Brasserie Capitale! You make Sacramento proud and made our visit outstanding. You get a "Stingers Up" from a very happy Sac State family!
Esquire Grill is just ok. The service is polite but slow. The food is also just ok for the price.
A little to noisy. Hard to carry on a conversation! Excellent crab louie and halibut. Poor selection of beers on tap.
Our soup was lukewarm. The bowl held one cup or less soup. The soup was good. The waitress was very nice. Our opinion was poor of the food presentation.
We have been here several times and have always had a great meal. We love the noise level is low so its easy to talk to our dinner companions.
The Esquire Grill is a true gem of a dining experience in an otherwise woefully wanting landscape of overpriced semiprecious stones. The menu offerings contain unique and unpretentious surprises such as Bucatini with Pancetta, English peas, farm egg, black pepper, and Parmesan or a side of sauteed spinach with caraway and shallots. Other offerings include Wagyu Beef Bavette Steak wrapped in a peppercorn crust, with au poivre sauce, grilled asparagus, and smashed Fingerling potatoes. Best of all there is an ample wine list with many fine offerings by the glass. Alas, the selections of single malt Scotch and Irish whiskeys is wanting but, alas, a perfect heaven of epicurean treasures is not possible. However, Esquire Grill gives an extraordinary effort at accomplishing such.
The decor, the attention to detail and the near impeccable and knowledgeable service contribute greatly to Chef Kurt Spitaro's spectacular creations.
This establishment is part of the Paragary Restaurant Group although it shares the same name as a dining surprise at Sacramento International Airport (SMF). More about that can be found elsewhere.
Prices are more than reasonable for the quality of the experience. They are at he upper edge of mid-range dining but still below "fine dining" extortion.
Perfect stop before attending an event at The Crest!
My only issue was that even after telling our waitress we had a time constraint we were served with 10 minutes to eat.
the steak was raw not rare and the potatoes were runny. Spinach over cooked. Mushrooms like rubber.
Had a great evening and Keith our waiter was excellent!
We had a great dining experience at Esquire grill. The whipped burrata and asparagus was so delicious. We had the steak which was excellent. The server, Amanda, was very knowledgeable and helpful when ordering. The banana cream pie was a banana cream pie lovers heaven. Too bad I was only one night in Sacramento. It would be a favorite to visit on a regular basis.
Food was good and our waiter was very friendly , helpful and efficient! Great time!!!
Another before the musical dinner at the Esquire. Attentive service, good food with a delicious appetizer of fried squid, asparagus and pea pods with a remoulade sauce. Luscious wagyu steak cooked to perfection. Deserts were standard but satisfying. Our to go place before the theater.
Went to dinner with a friend just before the show across the street. The food was outstanding the service above and beyond and the ambience was great. The Esquire grill is a wonderful restaurant and a great choice for your evening out.
We split the poke appetizer, the pork chop and the dessert. More than enough for the 2 of us with food left over to bring home. The pork chop was tender and moist. The romesco sauce that came with the pork dish was very tasty.
Citrus salad a stunner. Petrale sole never fails to amaze. Great service, nice atmosphere!
Four of us had dinner at Esquire Grill. We were here in Sacramento for a conference. We were greated and welcomed when we walked in. Service was very attentive and worked with our dietary restrictions! Plenty of options and recommendations. Food was very tasty. The evening was very relaxing and we would definitely return.
First the good news: My dining companion and I both ordered the Wagyu Bavette steaks. They were perfectly cooked and my change in side orders was handled well.
The OK news: the burrata and asparagus appetizer was short on burrata, although the asparagus was very good. The banana cream was tart was fine.
Now the bad news: our waiter was inattentive and there were long waits between courses. Since the restaurant was not too busy at the time, he had no excuse.
The valet parking was a nightmare: the text message system wasn't working and there was only one attendant.
Great service and delicious food. It was a bit noisy though.
We have been coming here for years especially during the Broadway season. Love that you have valet service and although this time it was better than our last visit it seems to have gotten slower and longer wait time on arrival than what we were accustomed to in past years.
Great service. Very timely as we were going to the theater. Very fresh salads. We go there every time we go to the theater.
Always enjoy going to this restaurant. Love Tom serving us too.
Great place to enjoy a conversation with friends and a delicious meal.
Everything was excellent. The Petrale was cooked to perfection, flakey and moist plus a good portion. My guest had the chicken salad and it was similar in rating. The service was excellent. Very attentive and refilled our beverages at the appropriate time.
Service was wonderful and so was the food. The only negative is the amount of noise as the ceiling is high; but, not too bad.
Every time I have eaten there the waiters are wonderful and fast.
Service was excellent! Food was good, but servings could be smaller.
Really outstanding service. Most of the restaurant cleared out for a Community Center event at the same time, and wait staff and kitchen accommodated everyone beautifully.
Very limited menu. I give it a chance each year but nothing has changed
Jackson our waiter was Johnnie on the spot, taking care of our needs, keeping our water and wine glasses charged. Although they were out of the one special menu item I wanted, the Sole was excellent. The only negative thing about was the valet parking outside, unlike previous visits parking was not validated and there was quite a wait both dropping off and picking up.
Permanently Closed - Esquire Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 721 OpenTable diners.