Paragary's

4.6
2135 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2135 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to dine outdoors on the patio. Entrees and food were delicious as always. Most remarkably, the staff were amazing and exemplars of hospitality.

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Meri
Sacramento
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were seated immediately at a table for four on the patio which gave the two of us plenty of room. The service was good but a little slow since all of the patio tables were full a short time after we arrived. Drinks were refreshing and the salads and pizzas we ordered were delicious. Prices were reasonable. We will be back.

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Mary
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our brunch experience was enhanced by the beautiful ambiance of the patio. We enjoyed the great breakfast menu - the breakfast potatoes are delightful; the warm cinnamon bun was the perfect finish to the delicious meal. The staff were both friendly and professional. Overall our Saturday brunch was an excellent experience. We can’t wait to return.

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Cesar
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner and our server Alexia was amazing and very friendly!

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vipDinner
Sacramento
328 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great meal and service. Thank you for a great evening.

MW
vipMaribethW
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional! One of our favorite restaurants!

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Foody
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They seated us outside and kindly didn’t eject us after 90 minutes.

CM
CindyM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was outstanding. A perfect way to complete the day after the matinee performance of “Hamilton”! I will definitely go there again.

MD
MsDuffer
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. You can't go wrong by dining at Paragary's.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paragary’s never fails to impress. The food is always outstanding, service excellent, and ambiance perfect. When the weather is nice sit on the patio. One of my favorite restaurants in Sacramento.

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vipWendell
Sacramento
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it as always so accommodating. Jackson our waiter is the best.

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vipCaroline
London
39 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I lived in Sacramento 30 years ago and was delighted to see that Paragary’s is still open. The setting of the restaurant is lovely with a beautiful outdoor eating area complete with a waterfall and garden.

However, the attitude of the staff reminded me why I only went to this restaurant once or twice. They are not welcoming at all. The first thing the hostess said to us is that we had 90 minutes to complete our dining. Thanks so much for telling us this but I already knew it because I got the reservation through Open Table and this policy is clearly stated. The bus person poured our water without saying hello. It literally took 30 minutes from the time we ordered to our food being delivered. My prosciutto/arugula/peach pizza was barely warm.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the mushroom salad

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LiaAli
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. I highly recommend. The decor, the vibe and the service are all above average!

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BobS
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was good but not ourstanding. Service was slow even though there were many tables open.

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ChristineR
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful evening in the beautiful courtyard. Incredible service, delicious food. It was a perfect evening. Highly recommend!!

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AndyN
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening in a beautiful setting. Made a reservation early in the day for 5 pm, arrived on time at were seated in the garden area next to a landscaped waterfall. Waiter arrived promptly and we ordered a Martini and Cuffs & Buttons...if you like old fashions, it's a must try. Fresh bread arrived a bit tardy, but waiter explained it had just arrived from the bakery across the street. Next my wife opted for the Caesar and I the Butter Lettuce (pistachio, nectarine, and blue cheese) heavenly! For our mains we went with the Salmon and the Wagyu Steak, both cooked perfectly medium as we ordered...paired with a glass of Cabernet, these dishes excelled with flavor and texture. We shared a flourless chocolate cake which was silky and smooth, especially with the last sip of Cabernet.
The only eyebrow raiser was a mention form the hostess that the "time limit" on the table was 90 minutes, which we pushed over the limit by ordering dessert (the notice is also mentioned on the daily menu) No one came to the table to tell us our "time" was up...After paying our bill which was pricey, but so worth it, we headed to the bar for after dinner drink and waited for our Uber to arrive. A perfect mid-week date night.

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CaptNat
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wines and ambiance on the outdoor patio.

LB
LizB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed celebrating a birthday at Paragary's. We had dinner on the patio. One had linguine and clams and the other had ravioli. Both dinners were excellent as was the service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were great. Staff very friendly and service was great. Our second visit and it did not disappoint.

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CaitlinS
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for date night with my husband. We admittedly went into the night without any firm dinner plans and Paragarys came through. Last time we were here, there was only outdoor dining options available but last night, we were inside. The interior is beautiful, from the tiled floors to the lighting. We grabbed a reservation easily, sat the moment we arrived.

It wasn’t particularly quiet given we were sat next to a young family with a toddler and infant. But, it’s a Saturday night and we weren’t expecting peace and quiet. Plus, more importantly, props to the parents that still keep living even after babes are on the scene.

Service and food were excellent, we’ll definitely be back.

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GailM
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ragu pasta was excellent. The Wagyu steak was cooked perfectly and as others have said, melted in your mouth. I would have preferred more string beans and less potatoes but I am not a potato person. The waitress was attentive but not overly so. We chose close but with a patio view. I found the indoor room very pleasant and cooler than outside. All in all a lovely anniversary dinner.

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jerryw
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still one of the outstanding eateries in Sacramento. Been coming here since1984 and never disappointed. Food great, service outstanding and the best patio on town.

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vipBucketList
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The ambiance on the patio was amazing. We ordered several things to share and our server paced everything perfectly. Each dish was distinct and delicious.

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ChristopherS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to Paragary's to celebrate our first anniversary and we were not disappointed. The patio was well shaded and misters were going to help in the 100°+ heat. Our server was attentive and made excellent recommendations. The food was served quickly and was hot and delicious. We even splurged and had 2 desserts. First anniversary, why not.

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vipLVGoodFood
Sacramento
70 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paragary’s is always wonderful. Great food, wine and service. Last night my friend and I had the corn and ricotta raviolis. It as heavenly.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Superb service and wine recommendations

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food options that were seasonal and delicious! Presentation was great for the food and the service was fantastic despite being busy

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vipFredT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Apparently it is hard for restaurants to staff up, even Paragary’s. Hour wait for the lively patio, so we sat in the boring/depressing main dining room. But the food, as always, was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely unbelievable customer service. I am the kind of person who won’t leave a bad review, I simply just won’t come back again. With that said, I’ll definitely be back. Our waitress was new, but it felt like we had 4 waiters/waitresses at all times. Everyone was on point making sure we were satisfied. I really appreciate the experience we had. Hats off to everyone there, including the chefs. The food was to die for. We over ate and I don’t even care (it was that outstanding).

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SunnyM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

My go to place for business & pleasure. I shall return.

KT
vipKatieT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Request led outside seating for our reservation. Had to actually wait an hour because they had already given away all the outside tables.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The food was basic and underwhelming. The price and portion size were not matched with what was presented on the plate. The cocktails were pretty good, so if you want a fancy drink and nice place to take an IG photo then you will be okay. If you want food that was made with heart and soul then you will be let down here.

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vipBill
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice courtyard ambiance although the music was too loud. Good attentive service.

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DianeO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

I went for my 40th birthday, I put that down as part of the reservation and it wasn’t even acknowledged. Which is fine I guess but why ask when making a reservation. Then I knew I would be potentially a little late to the reservation and I called 5x during business hours and got the machine each time - finally left a message on the 6th call and no one EVER called me back. Then even though we arrived only 6 min late we had to wait 20 additional minutes to sit outside even though I requested it. I get that it’s not always available but the host was just not kind. She should understand as the host she sets the tone for the rest of the experience. First impressions are important, it will be very unlikely that I ever go there again and/or even recommend this place to friends. Very disappointing as it seems like a nice spot with good food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were fantastic!

DP
DennisP
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great choice in today limited menu market. Paragary has defied the limited food availability and spun gold with it, the gazpacho soup was amazing as it was welcome on a hot day. Salads were amazing, so were the entrees. Desert was the coup de gra. Ice cream sandwich exceeded expectations and takes you back to your childhood but takes you to new gastronomical heights. The vanilla pana cotta was spectacular, everything had perfect sweet to flavor ratios, balance says it perfectly. Well done Paragary’s!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was outstanding. Unfortunately our waitress got slammed with a table of 12 guests and seemed to completely forget about our table towards the end of the evening. We missed out on the dessert which was disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Food portions were small. I got maybe 10 potatoes as a side, you would expect more for how much you’re paying.

MW
vipMaribethW
San Francisco
33 reviews