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Sacramento's Award-winning Restaurants

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by OpenTable
Updated April 18, 2023

James Beard Award winners. MICHELIN-recognized restaurants. Perennial best-of picks. Book an award-winning spot in Sacramento and find out for yourself why these restaurants are beloved by critics and diners alike.

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4.8
4.8 (2453)
$50 and over
Seafood
Sacramento
About the restaurant
A Michelin recognized, modern Italian seafood restaurant in the heart of East Sacramento. Allora offers a 4 course dining experience. Advanced Sommelier Elizabeth-Rose Mandalou and Executive Chef Deneb Williams invite you to enjoy this modern approach to dining; encompassing the best of Sacramento produce with new and classic Italian cuisine. Expert culinary craftsmanship showcasing fresh seafood & handmade pasta are creatively paired with a one-of-a-kind Italian inspired wine list and Italian-centric bar. Allora is a pause in the conversation; a moment between moments... Enjoy yours.
* 23% service charge
*Please note our cancellation and no-show policy
*Dining with children under 8 is not permitted, all guests require a reserved seat and audible devices are not allowed in the dining room.
*Please include any special occasions with names of guests of honor
*Please include any dietary restrictions/allergies you may have

Top review
PatrickS
Dined 1 day ago
Great food and experience! The staff is friendly and professional.
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4.8
4.8 (420)
$31 to $50
American
Sacramento
About the restaurant
Camden Spit & Larder, a modern London-inspired eatery, in Downtown Sacramento on Capitol Mall. Chef Oliver Ridgeway showcases the pristine ingredients of the surrounding region with its bold design, bustling bar scene, and prime private dining facilities. Camden is comfortable yet elevated. We are located just a few blocks from the Capitol and Convention Center and just steps from the Golden 1 Center. This is the perfect place to dine pre-show or concert. Camden S&L was a restaurant 'Recognized by Michelin' in 2021, 2022, & 2023.
Top review
BryanGvip
Dined 2 days ago
The food and drinks were great. Ordered salmon and halibut, both were tremendous.
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4.7
4.7 (1937)
$31 to $50
American
Sacramento
About the restaurant
Michelin Guide rated neighborhood restaurant with creative and shareable cuisine and a year-round patio.

"With a clear vision, a striking aesthetic and distinctive, mouthwatering flavors, Canon restaurant in East Sacramento is a stellar and welcome addition to the city’s dining scene." - 4-Stars, Sacramento Bee

"Find the convivial Canon sequestered away from the downtown bustle. This cool space that contrasts deep tones against bright whites is enveloped by the aromatic smell of smoke, so it’s no surprise that the house is packed most nights. Chef Brad Cecchi is the culinary mastermind and his menu is pivoted around playful small plates." - Michelin Guide

Canon is committed to a healthy and productive workplace. A 4% service fee is added to dine-in bills to help cover the cost of employee health and wellness benefits and to provide a kitchen equity stipend to our back-of-house staff.

Top review
CarliS
Dined 4 days ago
Delicious everything, as always! The staff is always so friendly and attentive. We keep coming back!
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4.7
4.7 (5174)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Sacramento
About the restaurant
Located in America's Farm to Fork Capital. In the heart of Downtown, the family behind The Kitchen and Selland's Market Café brings you the region’s most relaxed and elegant destination, Ella Dining Room and Bar. Ella offers warm, welcoming ambiance in an inspiring space that evokes effortless European rustic luxury. The environment is modern yet timeless, dramatic yet comforting. Ella brings together the finest quality ingredients from this bountiful region to create authentic and honest fine food that nourishes body and soul. Chef and Owner Randall Selland and family invite you to savor the joys of friends, family, and great food and wine. Service is gracious and refined. Ella has signature handcrafted cocktails, an eclectic and impressive wine list, and a fresh seafood bar. We specialize in Private Parties. Perfect for business lunches, celebration dinners, and everyday enjoyment. Walking distance from Convention Center, Capitol, theaters, and hotels.
Top review
KristinG
Dined 2 days ago
Very attentive and food is delicious. Highly recommend.
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4.8
4.8 (2001)
$31 to $50
Chinese
Sacramento
About the restaurant
Frank Fat's Restaurant located one block away from the State Capitol at 806 L street in Downtown Sacramento, has proudly served the Sacramento Community since 1939. Frank Fat's takes pride in continuing to serve the finest Chinese cuisine from the four provinces of China (Peking, Szechuan, Canton, Shanghai) and Hong Kong in a superbly decorated surrounding with warm, friendly and cheerful service.
Top review
SacramentoFanvip
Dined 2 days ago
Iconic restaurant with really good food. We had sampler appetizers, the balls w meat inside were outstanding. The Mongolian beef and honey walnut dishes were excellent and the chowmein was good. The Fat family has given their lives to their restaurants and Sacramento. Thanks for a lifetime of memories of your restaurants we’ve enjoyed since 1973!
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4.6
4.6 (580)
$31 to $50
Californian
Sacramento
About the restaurant
Located in downtown Sacramento, America's Farm to Fork Capital, Grange is a culinary expression of all things local, reflecting the authentic essence and soul of the community.

The menu showcases the market-driven bounties from the state and is best described as simple, seasonal and soulful. Organically raised meats and poultry are complemented with the freshest produce available from the Central Valley, while sustainable coastal seafood is paired with a spectacular all-California wine list. The entrees are presented in a straightforward American brasserie style. Lastly, enjoy the creations from our pastry chef such as rustic artisan breads and desserts.

This Sacramento restaurant’s setting is both classic and authentic. The two-story space combines architectural elements from the building’s rich history with exposed beams and concrete columns to create a surprising and urban, loft-like atmosphere.

Top review
TJGIRL
Dined 1 day ago
Wonderful food. Very accommodating chefs. Needed a menu tweek and it was no problem. Our service was top notch which is hard to find these days! A great lunch!
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4.7
4.7 (2694)
$30 and under
Mexican
Sacramento
About the restaurant
Kid and walk-in friendly, great for groups, and a celebration destination known for its fine Mexican cuisine, happy hour, and craft cocktails—Zocalo has been a staple of the Midtown and Sacramento dining scene for over twelve years. Offered in a beautifully refurbished 1920s automobile dealership decorated with original artwork from Tlaquepaque, Mexico—Zocalo’s warm hospitality, fresh regional Mexican food, private dining, and commitment to customer service are designed to transform the ordinary act of eating into an extraordinary and memorable experience.
Top review
AmandaA
Dined on May 14, 2024
I always like coming here. In ambiance is very cute. The guac and ceviche are great appetizers. They could use some acoustics inside. Not bad at lunch, but I've been there for happy hour before where it was just far too loud for my comfort.
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