Foundation Restaurant and Bar

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$30 and under
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American

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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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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.2
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4.0
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4.0
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Hawaii
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

30 minutes to get our drink and then all our food, apps, salad and entree came at once. Horrible waitress

M
Sacramento
46 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We definitely will be back. Foundation is a fun place, not loud, just fun when we were there at 5:45. The food on the Dine Sac menu was great- Short ribs and the salmon. We look forward to returning and trying items off the regular menu.

M
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Location is ideal, cozy environment but a bit too loud for a date night.

CA
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We had a disappointing visit during "Done Sacramento" week. Although I reserved several days in advance and the Restaurant was half empty, we were intially shown a tiny table in a hallway. The restaurant was cold and lacked ambiance. Out three course meal was disappointing. The Korean beef skewers barely had any flavor and tasted watery - no comparison or resemblance of real Korean BBQ flavor. The fried green beans were heavily fried in batter and tasted it ok. Or waiter highly recommended Beef Shortribs, but they were overcooked and dry. We certainly will not be back to this place.

LT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great, but it is a slightly smaller space.

DF
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved our food and service. We were seated at a table that was less than satisfactory, and they were wonderful about changing us to the table we wanted.

OT
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food... Can't wait to go back. Fried green beans are a must.

TL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered 2 small plates, 1 entree and 1 flatbread. Everything was delicious. We got there early when they opened so just a few others were in the restaurant and bar. Service was great and we'll definitely go back!

N
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice waitress. Hostess was rude just let me find my table with my friends myself

Food was very good

ST
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we had been to this restaurant, but it always smells amazing when we walk by. The service was friendly and very fast. We had a reservation, and were seated immediately. Our server was very nice and attentive. We both had the short rib stroganoff which was very good. The menu had many choices that all looked good. Our food came out quickly and we were on our way to the King’s game. We will definitely eat here again.

SE
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Been here before but this time the kitchen cooking was off and service was not as efficient as usual. Food was a bit salty. Will try again at a later date though.

c
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As usual, Foundation was GREAT before the Kings game!

j
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slower for an half full restaurant. An ok place to earn for traveling through Sacramento.

MR
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Reservations for 6:00pm on Saturday, Nov. 30. Loud party at the bar overwhelmed the restaurant with NOISE and foul language, even with a young girl of about 11 years old at the table to mine! No attempt to quiet them down was made during our dinner. Also disappointed that the bartender was drinking along with the patrons. --Mike R.

T
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ordered a ton of food between the three of us and all shared. My two critiques are that the Brussels sprouts should be cut in half (served while makes for mushy centers) and the risotto needs help (no flavor! Needs mushrooms or peas or bacon)

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good time! Enjoyed the flatbread!

ES
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Very slow service ....50 minutes from when we sat down to cold food being brought to the table. Won’t be back.

h
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food, server was friendly but slammed. Appetizers came out with entrees about an hour after being seated at 6pm. Best to book an early reservation on an event night but otherwise enjoyed this place.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Met my Aunt and Uncle for dinner. The service was excellent the waitress couldn’t have been nicer. The food was ok. My uncle had muscles and fries and he said they were really good, my aunt had the filet and she said it was tough, I had the steak salad and the steak was overdone and I asked for no tomato’s and they were on there. I would return for drinks and small bites maybe before an event at the arena. The restaurant wasn’t busy and it was loud.

LC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was spectacular! Service was wonderful. Desert was delicious. All the recommendations from the sever were tasty!! Price was reasonable.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Unfortunately our order was lost!
We were there with plenty of time to eat. 40 mins after ordering, still no food. They were nice enough to only charge for the drink we had. Server apologized but then had to throw in some back talk excuse like it was our fault because we ordered an appetizer.
It was one of our favorite places to go b4 the game. Not sure now.

G
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very consistent food and service. Friendly atmosphere.

OF
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I was there with a group and was pleased that all expressed delight by the variety of choices. Our waiter was very knowledgeable about the menu, helping us decide what we’d enjoy most. From flatbread to salad—all was good. And the wine list was sufficient to a range of tastes. Most impressive, a group of 30 came in just ahead of us but we didn’t have to wait for service or food!

RA
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food was very good. Server was very professional. Longish wait for food to be served.

D
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The food at Foundation barely passes as 'just ok' for me. We both ordered the petit filet and waited an hour for the two steaks before they were served. The beignets we ordered for dessert were super dense balls of overcooked dough covered in more powered sugar than a package of gas station mini doughnuts and did not have any type of chocolate or raspberry drizzle/sauce paired with that you find in typical presentations of beignets. The service was friendly, but lacking times (forgetting things, etc). The ambiance was disappointing. We were seated in a corner between a group of loud drunks at the corner of the bar and a loud birthday party who had no control of their kids and decided to come and go using the side door next to our table several times with no regard for the tables seated around them. For the price, Foundation fails to deliver.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They killed it with the ribs

JM
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was terrible and one guest got sick.

KB
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Homemade potato chips and French fries were perfect... delicious Cobb salad and wings. All in all a positive experience. We will go back!

4
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was such a pleasant surprise! We booked a reservation for dinner before going to a concert at the Golden One. The food was EXCELLENT, the location superb, the pricing very reasonable and the ambiance great (a bit loud, but let's be honest … we're getting a little older so the noise level at some restaurants is louder than we would like) - but overall AWESOME! Will be back … for sure!

SC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent and surprisingly affordable. Cocktails were great (they made a very good Old Fashion and St Germain cocktail). Our server, Jack, was excellent: prompt, attentive without hovering, helpful with menu selections, eager to elevate a normal dinner-out to a celebration, by suggesting a wonderful dessert with candle, once he discovered we were observing a special birthday.
We'll definitely keep this on our list of favorite places to eat.

DD
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The braised short ribs were fantastic and the service was excellent. OH, and the Manhattan was very good!

AJ
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We celebrated our son's birthday on Wednesday night. Because it was a weeknight it wasn't very busy but regardless the service was excellent.

OT
Minneapolis
93 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Sara and Tony did a great job at the bar. Worked also with Jack at the host stand, who was very accommodating, as I arrived early. Great food, ! Great night! Would definitely return when traveling to the sacramento area again!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a quick lunch and the waiter helped us decide on items that would be delivered quickly. Very pleased wit service and food.

S
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Short ribs were dry and the gravy was very salty. It took at least 30 minutes between our last course and the entree to be served.

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the short rib dinner with mashed potatoes, carrots and gravy. It was exquisite!! I highly recommend this restaurant.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting from out of town. We enjoyed this place so much that we returned again two days later bringing someone else with us. Server made excellent recommendations. We tried a wide variety of items and was pleased with each one. The flavors even on something you thing you know were surprising and excellent! This place should be overwhelmed with customers!

KG
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food! It's our go to place for drinks and dinner.

JG
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, very attentive service from the moment we arrived for a biz luncheon. Food was prepared in a spot-on fashion. The casual club atmosphere has always been a draw for me. And the owners make a real effort to show their appreciation for the business.

TH
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for dinner before a movie on a date night. What a find, food was delicious, service was excellent! We will be back.

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