Foundation Restaurant and Bar

4.3
223 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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D
Sacramento
220 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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
10 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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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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OT
1 review
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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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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g
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great meal! They have returned to their quality they used to have. They have stepped up their game! Very enjoyable!

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F
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was before a big event so they were slammed but....we ordered drinks, waiter came back 10 min later said bar was slammed it was going to be a bit. 5 min later one drink came, then a couple of minutes later 2 other drinks came, then a few minutes later the last drink. We ordered apps & dinner at the same time. Took a long time for apps to come out but then we waited 40 minutes for our dinners to come! That was way too long. We basically had to ask for the check & to go boxes when they dropped the food. Might try again if no event is going on.

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WL
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We had a quick business lunch between meetings. We were warmly greeted, had a waiter who was patient and attentive. The only note I would make is we had the fish tacos. The fish came under a pile of delicious cabbage slaw that was dressed with a vinaigrette. By the time the tacos got to us the breading on the fish was soggy as was the tortilla. Would be better to put fish on top of slaw to avoid all this issue.

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OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Waitress kept taking happy hour menu 🥴

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DH
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed my food and service. Tree (hope I spelled your name correctly) was wonderfully pleasant and sweet.

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JP
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was my daughter's 30th birthday celebration . . . . 12 of us total . . . .GREAT service and food!!!!!

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 2

Food was very good but service was not. Offered a special Restaurant Week menu and it took forever to get our salad. They brought the dessert out without taking away our main course plates.

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