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Foundation Restaurant and Bar

4.0
69 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Comfort Food
  • Fun
  • Great Beer
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Comfort Food, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(916) 321-9522
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeramie Smith
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Private party facilities
Our banquet room seats up to 50 of your guests. We do not charge banquet room fee for parties of 35 or more.*
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Private party contact
Matt Sin: (916) 321-9522
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Catering
We specialize in weddings, office parties, BBQ's, open house events and more. We offer full beverage service including wine, beer and spirits.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
4th & L Street
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Parking details
Validated parking on 5th & L.
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Public transit
Close proximity to all major bus stations, light rail and hotels.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
What 69 People Are Saying
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4.0  based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJuju (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Service was attentive but not overdone. Food was delicious. A little in the cold side (temperature wise), so take a light sweater. Would definitely recommend this place.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great service great food and atmosphere

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Shelly (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Pleasant servers. Good size servings.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We loved this warm and friendly place.

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MikeH (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

We tried Foundation because they participated in the Sacramento Downtown Dining campaign. Our previous experience was that this event is a good way to try out new-to-us restaurants and this foray to 4th and L St. was truly worth the effort to put up with the traffic and the rain!
I had the salmon and my wife had the short rib. Both were excellent and our server was attentive and efficient. I expect we’ll return to try something else on the nicely varied menu.

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squirrelkens (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Good food, great service, conveniently located across from the Golden 1 center.

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Ging75 (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Been here a few times and always solid food and drinks are great and a honestly the price point is perfect

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Michael (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Kings game hangout

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vipGigi (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

We went early for happy hour but there was a time discrepancy. Open table showed happy hour until 630 but the restaurant ended at 600.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on November 20, 2017

Misto appetizer was tough, cold and chewy, meatball sandwich was cold with more bread than meatballs, and those were the small frozen from a bag! Friend’s hamburger was good. Service was spotty with little follow up.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
2.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Never again!! Last night was the second service failure we experienced at The Foundation. We arrived on time for our reservation and were told we didn’t have one. I showed the hostess my confirmation. She said they have lots of problems with open table. I asked if you have so many problems why do you use it. I showed her 2 pieces of proof we had a reservation. I showed her the open table app, showing the current reservation and the confirmation email. She was unapologetic for the error. She said it wasn’t her fault. Not at any time did we blame her. It was a busy night at the restaurant as most of the patrons were concert goers. I even told the hostess I had called and confirmed my reservation that afternoon. She asked what time I called and I showed her I called at 2:19 pm. She said that was impossible because the don’t open until 4. The customer service at this restaurant is appalling. I felt like the hostess was just short of calling me a liar. She should have apologized and said let me see what I can do to make this right. I felt like she was hoping we would back down and leave. We didn’t and eventually we were seated. There are many other options by the Golden 1 Center and I suggest you avoid the foundation.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

We went here before a Kings game and were sat right a way. The waiter was very attentive and the food was delivered quickly. The food was somewhat of a comfort food that hit the spot. I would go here again before an event being so close to the Arena.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 24, 2017

Blackened salmon paella was pretty good. Beef short ribs were fatty but tasty.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

The chicken gnocchi was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on September 14, 2017

Food was great. Service was not good at all! Very disappointed.

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Ging75 (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on August 22, 2017

Great food great drinks

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2017

Lively atmosphere, excellent server very tasty food

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 2, 2017

Great service! So close to golden center!
Love ❤️ it!

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JD408 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 23, 2017

The Foundation was a great choice for a date. Although there was a mix up with the hostess not being able to find my OpenTable reservation (I made it a month in advance), they were still able to sit us. The service was professional and very friendly. Our table was wobbly and they replaced it with a new one. Food was really tasty and reasonably priced. But the drinks are what set them apart from other bars I've been to. You definitely get your money's worth with their drinks! By the time I was done with my first cranberry vodka, I was buzzing. Overall, awesome place. I would recommend this place to others.

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Maria (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on June 22, 2017

Food was very good. However, service was a little slow and table was pretty small.

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