Paragary's

4.5
1238 reviews
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Farm-to-table
Paragary’s is a lively neighborhood restaurant with modern California flair, located in the heart of Midtown, Sacramento. The menu and bar program are dictated by the seasonal bounty of the Sacramento region. Originally established in 1983, the restaurant underwent an extensive remodel in 2015, combining both modern and traditional elements to create a relaxed, timeless environment that lets the food and drinks take center stage. The light and airy interior opens up to the renowned dining patio that features waterfalls, 60 year-old olive trees and a large fireplace.
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CB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They experience was wonderful. A last minute addition to our party of six may have caused an issue but the folks at Paragary’s were very accommodating. When we showed up they had the table waiting (for seven) and sat our first several guests before the remaining folks showed up. The service was very good and the food was exceptional. We never felt rushed to get out and the outdoor patio was lovely. It was our daughter’s birthday and I was concerned about the fact that it had not been communicated to the waiter that we wanted a piece of cake served to her (I had noted it in the reservation AND when they confirmed the reservation). However, after talking tot he waiter, the piece of chocolate cake and scoop of ice cream with the candles made up for the gaff and we had a wonderful time overall and I think that it was one of the best pieces of chocolate cake I have ever had.

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KT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

Our waitstaff never put our order in so we couldn’t eat our main course prior our theatre show

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KL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had a delicious meal in a open, airy dining space.

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G
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely staff, restaurant decor is spectacular, many food choices, excellent desserts

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SG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The menu selection was very limited. Overall the the prices were high for the quality of the food.

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LS
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the patio. Food was great! And loved our server!

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MP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sisters and I sent my parents to paragary’s for their 32nd wedding anniversary a couple days ago. It was their first time there and they’re still still raving about how amazing the food was and how cute the ambiance was. They’re also very happy with the staff! I am very appreciative of the staff as well as they surprised them with complimentary drinks of champagne to celebrate. Definitely recommend this restaurant!

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OT
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food great. We sat inside but outside seating looked wonderful. Although our server was pleasant enough he couldn’t provide adequate coverage because he was stretched too thin. We will definitely be back. We had mushroom salad and fig prosciutto for starters then pizza and salmon for entrees. Big chocolate cake for dessert. Wines were excellent and nice pours.

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JE
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Flies buzzing through out dinner at an inside table.

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l
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and ambience. food was good but lacked a variety of choices and fairly bland

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k
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The ambience on the outdoor patio was very nice, really pleasant. Our waiter was very professional.

The papardelle was terrific- I want the recipe! Others had the bavette steak; good, but more rare than medium, and the pork chop. It was good, but much too large.

We ordered a slice of devil’s food cake with cookies and cream ice cream for the table. The ice cream was wonderful. The cake was very rich and the portion was huge. Five of us couldn’t finish it.

I recommend Paragary’s. Just beware that some dishes are normal sized, but others are really big.

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JE
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great outdoor patio with fountains and beautiful plants. Soup (corn chowder) and butter lettuce strawberry salad started our dining adventure. Amazing steak and salmon meals were topped of with a tasty ice cream sandwich. We were celebrating our anniversary and they surmised us with champagne for toasting. Wonderful experience!

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SM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The salad was very skimpy for the price. I'm not a big eater and left hungry, which is rare. Love the place!

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S
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Lovely place to go before occasions. Great ambience; like you’re in a restaurant in New Orleans.

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LC
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a phenomenal dining experience! The garden is stunning and the food was beautifully prepared and plated. I'm on my way to becoming a regular!

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AB
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and the entire staff was very friendly!!

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KA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I was disappointed in the blandness of the food. Pretty pricey for just average food and service.

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WM
Sacramento
30 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our dinner at Paragary's. We've wanted to dine there for awhile. The food and service were excellent. Thank you!
Hope they will add more choices to their fancy menu. :-)

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SD
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was a lovely experience of attentive but not overbearing service and a delicious meal that came in a leisurely fashion after our cocktails. We had the butter lettuce salad with goat cheese and the Caesar. Both were crisp and delicious. One of us had the large ravioli with beef filling which was tasty and the other had the pappardelle pasta with chicken and artichokes. The chicken was stir fried first and a little tough. Perhaps a baked or poached method would have been more tender. We loved the French press decaf coffee at the end of the meal.
People around us were having a wonderful time as well. We will return soon.

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RB
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We arrived 30 minutes early for our reservation. We thought nothing about sitting in the bar enjoying a drink. The hostess had our table ready within minutes and we were fortunate enough to be on the patio (our first time) which was relaxing and comfortable. It felt like we were in someone’s private garden.
Our waitress was attentive but not hovering. She had a fun personality and was quick to fill our needs
Four out of six were thrilled with their meals. As for the other two, the papparadelle was difficult to eat, kept sliding off the fork, and she finally just gave up. The other ordered the risotto which was a bit crunchy.
For dessert we chose the sorbet (peach & ?) and Berry cheesecake ice cream. Both were memorable.
We’ll be back.

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BH
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the patio, I recommend it to anyone. The scenery, foliage, waterfalls and fireplace just make it all fantastic! I ordered the bravette and my wife tried pizza, our food was amazing, the service was excellent, prompt and friendly, very attentive. I couldn't recommend this restaurant more, definitely check it out!

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M
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was quiet on the Wednesday night

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LY
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great location for a pre-B Street dinner.
Our waiter was very attentive and the food was good, especially the side of the crispy yukon potatoes.
Pizza had by the husband was said to be great.
We will definitely come again before or after B Street.

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AO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Host acknowledged bride to be when we got there, our server was attentive and very friendly. Food was great (as always). Overall another great experience At Paragary’s!

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SD
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

I'll be back but this last experience was the worst we've had. Probably should've lowered our expectations having booked a last minute res at 7:45. We waited too long for our table, which was on the inside. Not a problem as I know there is little to do to hurry people on the patio. However, once seated inside service was very slow, really poor actually. All in all not what I have come to expect from Paragary's.

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JB
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Even though we had reservations for 7:15, we were kept waiting at 45 minutes for a table. S\Once seated, service was very slow. The menu was uninspiring and too short to provide reasonable choices. I ordered a prosciutto and mozzarella pizza that came out cool instead of hot and with no mozzarella in sight, very little sauce and with prosciutto that was cold. By the time we got to dessert, they had run out of the dessert we wanted. Very disappointing experience.

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JB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Wanted to sit outside...very crowded and hot. Inside was also hot and chair and table uncomfortable.
I do not like to sit where I am uncomfortable...maybe inside needs a make-over.
For me, if the restaurant is noisy and seating is uncomfortable, then it is not worth my returning here.

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JC
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Not only did the staff go out of their way to hold our reservation as we were delayed, but they also went above and beyond to make this one of the most enjoyable meals we've ever had. Some even took the time to notice my purse was on the ground, and brought over the mini racks they have so that I could hang my purse. Classy!

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A
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ended up doing the happy hour, as we were there at 5:00 PM, before the theater. It was great food for very reasonable price. We would definitely go back.

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JS
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great ambiance, but the food was average, & the wine pour was minimal. For a high end restaurant, it was expensive & disappointing.

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VP
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for Father's day and had a lovely dining experience outdoors on the patio. Always love Paragarys! Only wished that they offered more vegan/vegetarian options!

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DG
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We (spouse and I, daughter and son-in-law, teen granddaughters) eat at Paragary's fairly often, and very much enjoy the food, but we would all love it if the menu changed more often or more specials were offered. The service this time (on the patio) was an oddity -- the waiter was terrific, very attentive, for the first part of our visit, but then he seemed to disappear. We had to run him down to get take-out boxes, and run him down again to order dessert. Maybe they were just very busy....?

Still, we'll be back.

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j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy our breakfasts, especially.
Your servers are great, as is the food.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Good patio area , food could have been hotter

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Matt was amazing. The service, food and overall experience was fantastic. Can’t say enough good things.

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KP
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere and friendly wait staff. The perfect place to celebrate Father's Day!

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KP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is the second time I went here and had poached eggs. They are cold and under cooked. Other than that it was great.

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LN
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The patio is a great place to eat. It really adds to the experience. The waiter was incredibly personable and accommodating.

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MG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time eating there with my family. It is a hidden gem!

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TE
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to Paragary's. We went for Father's Day Brunch with 5 adults. Surprisingly we all ordered Benedict (4 regular, 1 salmon). We all thought it was delicious. Their Hollandaise was lemony and delicious. Even their potatoes were really good. We would definitely recommend it!

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