Foundation Restaurant and Bar

4.3
231 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
A contemporary American eatery with a great bar imported from San Francisco. The Foundation R & B features an array of American and imported whiskeys, vodkas, gins, tequilas and cordials with emphasis on classic America cuisine with California flair.
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BH
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We eerethere before a Kings game. Service was good, attentive, friendly and we were checked on at a good pace. My salmon salad was delicious!

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

The bartender Elias was great, and our waitress was good as well.

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MO
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like to eat here before attending events at the Golden 1 Center!!! It’s a comfortable friendly atmosphere, really enjoy the people who work there!

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DK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server that day was fantastic! I wish I could remember his name. Great voice, very personable and attentive.

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a great spot to have dinner after a show at the Golden 1 Center. The prices were great. My meatloaf lacked a punch in flavor but everything else was delicious.

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C
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good menu (small plates and full meal); good prices; friendly and efficient service; convenient for events at Golden 1.

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JH
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Had a 7:30 show. Got to our table 2 hrs early and had been served by 7:15. So we had to leave without eating. Pretty sure waiter forgot to drop our ticket

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JB
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh food with tons of flavor! Our waiter was very friendly and attentive and answered our questions regarding the sustainability of their seafood. They are not a Seafood Watch partner, which is a shame, but most of their items were still sustainable and we were able to pick our meal with some modifications. Our table each ordered two drinks each and they were made to perfection.

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D
Sacramento
223 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal after the Kings game. The food was delicious and the service was excellent.

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R
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Great location. Not gonna break the bank. Yeah, I liked it.

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JP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and fantastic service !!!!! Great place to go to prior to an event at Golden 1... just one block from the arena...

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

We ate on a busy Saturday evening, before a concert at the Golden One. Our waiter gave excellent service and our food was cooked perfectly (burgers med rare really were pale pink in the middle). We were able to have an easy conversation, and we were out in plenty of time for our concert.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The Cubano sandwich was a pork chop with ham and cheese in it which is not the traditional sliced pork. This would have been okay but the pork chop was tough to chew. We both ordered it so both disappointed. Flavor was not bad but ruined the sandwich.

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G
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The server was knowledgeable and friendly. The food was good. I had the salmon salad and it was delicious. My friend had the skirt steak; it was a little tough. Overall, the wine was good, the atmosphere was fun and the food was good. I'd definitely go again.

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RD
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambience and the staff had a great attention to detail.

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S
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Rachel was amazing, she provided amazing customer service and our food and drinks were promptly delivered. Such a great location.

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TA
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

It was really noisy where we sat (back room near the rest rooms). Tough to have a conversation. Maybe just due to the excitement level given Muse was playing that evening. But, that was the only issue. Everything else was very good. Awesome location to have dinner and a few drinks for pre-show. Everything went great with reservations as well!

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RH
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food selection was diversified and each of us had a different dish. Everything was presented very nicely and tasted s good.

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MO
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 4th time dinning here at the Foundation and my 4th really good experience! Great service from everyone from entry to exit and awesome food! A pleasure to dine here! Thanks!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and food! The location was perfect for a dinner before the Kings game. It is a bit pricey but I would definitely eat here again!

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OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very close to Golden One Center. Excellent food and drinks. Staff was friendly and efficient. I would definitely return.

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f
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

The food was good . Our waiter was good, but the bus boy came up and took my plate before I had finished eating. i was left holding my fork and my was food gone. I told our waiter and he gave me a dicount on my meal that I was not able to enjoy.

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FD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff was very accommodating, we needed to add one to our reservation and they handled it easily. Our server, Rachel, was very attentive and it was a very busy/crowded evening (Bob Seeger at the Golden Center).

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JR
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Messed up on one order and told us there was one meal left of a special and there wasn’t after we ordered... so not a positive experience

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k
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it!!! We were going to a concert and the restaurant was very close by. Our service was great.. our drinks and food were very good! I’d just suggest reservations as it got busy very quickly and their wasn’t enough room. I would definitely go back!

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BB
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Well, maybe. But the bartender/waiter was so rude. We were early; the only ones in the bar at 4:45. Yet still it took quite a while for him to make our drinks and twice to ask for peanuts. And he was dismissive of any of our questions, never smiled. Seemed like in a bad mood. Then, when I paid my bill with cash, which was more than covered by one bill, including OVER a 20% tip, he did not do the right thing to bring me back my change to let me decide how much tip I would give him. Excuse me. That's the proper thing to do. He just kept the over payment! He didn't even do like many waiters and say, "Do you need any change?" Very rude.

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LH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations and we got a bit lost from the parking garage to the restaurant. We were 8 minutes late but we were seated right away. Server was informative and friendly. Restaurant was packed with concert goers so the atmosphere was festive. Good choices on the menu . We ordered French dip, stroganoff , and clam chowder and shared the donut holes. Everything was wonderful. I'm glad my map showed the restaurant on the directions to the Golden 1 arena.

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DS
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our server was amazing! Attentive and friendly. Our table was ready with our reservations right away. We decided to share some small plates to try more things. The fish tacos and garlic fries were delicious! The bacon mushroom flatbread was good. We decided to add the Korean beef skewers and were not disappointed. Their beer wine and cocktail list is extensive and the location is super convenient for any event at Golden One. A little loud but overall highly recommend this spot!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Attending a concert.

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

We were seated in the bar area which was fine until the bar picked up around 7. People were packed around a tiny table while we were trying to eat. Next time I’ll request to be seated in the dining room. The manager was very nice and took one entree off our bill.

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VL
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly service. Handled the concert rush with ease. Highly recommended

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KD
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic find and everything was perfect!
We will be back!

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MP
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, very attentive. Food was delicious and waiter honored happy hour prices prior to happy hour. We had a blast and my 3 year old loved her cheeseburger.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Busy Valentine’s Day. I think a normal day would be better

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W
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent! The lighting and noise level were a little high for a romantic date.

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OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Valentines Day

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VV
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, great service. Too noisy, there were 3 blonde ladies who were kind of destructive, and not respectful to others

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M
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had a very nice meal. Jack was our waiter, he was super friendly and very knowledgeable. We will definitely come back.

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NB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food and perfect location when catching a concert or game at Golden 1 Center. We were able to get in and out pretty quickly yet enjoyed a relaxing and delicious meal. Looking forward to returning.

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DM
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was my first time at the Foundation. It was prior to a Kings basketball game so it was a bit time sensitive. We had a reservation and we were seated promptly. The server was great and efficient. The food was excellent. All four of us were very happy with the whole experience and look forward to coming back

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