Bennett's American Cooking

4.5
434 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Bennett’s American Cooking, offers prime seafood and steak dishes along with share plates, sandwiches and salads with a focus on freshly prepared and house made plates with 16 items priced at $20 or less.

Our atmosphere features an expansive bar at the heart of the restaurant with an upscale, yet casual, dining experience. Expect attentive service and Bennett’s signature hospitality – an extension of our other restaurant – Bennett’s kitchen•bar•market in Roseville.

Bennett’s American Cooking offers both lunch and dinner from 11:30 daily and serves Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am. Come and experience our hospitality and convivial atmosphere. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails, over 40 wines by the glass, and experience the flavors of our Prime Seafood and Californian inspired contemporary menu.

It’s an exciting time for the restaurant and we invite you to join us as we celebrate this new beginning.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 434 people are saying
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vipMikeH
Sacramento
51 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Only restaurant I visit without salt and pepper shakers/grinders

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for making our birthday dinner so special. Was very impressed our host, server and manager acknowledged the birthday and comp’d our cocktails and dessert. The food and service was absolutely outstanding. Thank you for making the dinner special and memorable.

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imado
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Food, serves , and clean look ,plus prominent location .

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Julz
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Was looking forward to trying the rest at the replace Banderas. The ambience was nice and We were seated promptly. Our server was at our table within a few minutes after we ordered our drinks it took almost 15 minutes to get them. We then ordered the trio of dips hoping the pimento cheese dip was the Bandera’s recipe which it was not but it was still good. We also ordered the salt and pepper prawns which are always excellent. We had ran out of chips for the dip and our server asked if we would like more and we said yes please. After almost 10 minutes we asked our server again for the chips and she said she had put the order in now 15 minutes later they arrive with our dinner and then the chips at this point we are no longer are going to have chips and dip because our porterhouse steak had arrived. We also ordered the mia salad to share which was supposed to come with avocado, grape tomatoes, and cornbread croutons Which it did not and it only had one or two pieces of dates. When our server came back we asked her about the salad and she agreed it was missing items so she took it back.
When I went to use the restroom the toilet had overflowed and a gentleman was trying to clean it however the bathroom smelled the rest of the night. I love Paul Martin’s and Bennett’s kitchen I had a little bit more expectations of Bennett’s American cooking. Hopefully they wrinkle out the kinks.

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LececiaS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place to dine in. Great atmosphere for one person or a group of friends. Andrea was my partner not my server, we had a partnership I ask she answered in truth, everything she suggested was SPOT ON. Best and I mean best spinach dip I've ever had in Sacramento. Fish was moist I tried the cauliflower dish, still can't believe how good it was. Everything was delicious. Worth every penny spent. This will definitely be my new hangout.

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Aloha
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was above average…food was below average.

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Roca
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. Food consistently good. Servers are professionals and friendly. Comfortable, stylish and welcoming.

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JamesC
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good Covid protocols, including safety glass between booths. Food was very good and delivered promptly with excellent service. We were tempted by items both on the regular menu and on their evening specials. When this location used to house Bandera, we liked it but found it dark and noisy. Freshly updated and much nicer lighting creates a better feel. Will definitely be back again soon.

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MichaelO
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was nice that we had a separate room for a family brunch for a party of 10. Excellent service by Jen!

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vipCorieS
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large group in the back room and had great service!

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vipDonna
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a superb dinner - and every element was perfect. The prime rib was the best I have ever tasted - well prepared, tender, tasty. All of the accompaniments were delicious. My husband had a hot sandwich which he adored. And the drinks were sublime. My Negroni was the best I ever had prepared at a restaurant. It was clear that there was no scrimping on ingredients. My husband's wine was a very generous pour and clearly high quality. Applause. Outstanding experience. We will be back!!

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lochej
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food

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vipJacD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lots of gluten free options and large portions. Plenty of parking

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was great 👍 service also was 👍

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve was really nice. With plexiglass between booths no one should feel uncomfortable eating here.

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TomM
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice place, n the food was very good but the portions were average especially the size of the stake n only three pieces of asparagus?? charge extra for bread? Service was very good! N no wait, overall pretty good ,

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OdetteC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waitress was excellent. Had to wait to be sitted. Food was good. Had to send back the sauteed spinach because it was too under cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kevin was an outstanding server! He was very responsive, attentive and clear. He was extremely cautious when it came to my daughter’s peanut allergy. He had high-end server professionalism that made everyone in our party feel special.

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JoeR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent! Prime Rib and Bone in Rib Eye were perfect. Will recommend dinning at Bennett's to everyone we know.

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Keliope
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Bennett’s and have eaten there several times enjoying different selections from the menu with each visit. And it is such a great menu! However, this last occasion I found myself wishing for the first time that I’d ordered something different. I’d chosen the Asian Noodle Salad with an addition of Thai chicken. The description and presentation were mouth-watering, but the dish fell quite flat with over-cooked mushy noodles and dry chicken. Not much in the way of peanuts or mangos in the offering either. I didn’t send it back, but should have as the staff didn’t look overly busy. My bad, I suppose, but I won’t order that selection again.
Also- on another note (no pun intended), I found the in-house music selection mystifying and somewhat irritating. Not an overly young or old crowd there, so why not some classy choice to match the ambiance, such as Tony Bennett, Diana Krall, Frank Sinatra instead of whatever loud smashy trash was playing. A clear case of ‘know your audience’.

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CYNTHIAM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Treated myself to a nice Birthday Dinner! Delish 🥳

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Margaux
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time visit, seated quickly, and our server showed up soon after we sat down. We ordered drinks and an appetizer off the happy hour menu. Food came quickly and was very good as were the drinks. Dinner order also came quickly and was very good, only complaint if you can call it that is there was a lot of food, next visit we may split a dinner item. Our server was excellent, he checked in often but was not intrusive.

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vipBernie2013
Tahoe
50 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were exceptional. Will definitely be back.

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JaniceJ
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place the food and staff is always at its best. It was a great experience,

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BobW
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We had the dip trio - it was pretty good. The spinach dip with fresh chips was good. All of our entrees were overpriced and just OK.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were there on a busy Christmas Eve. Eager to return.

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AmyC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My reservation was for Christmas Eve night I was a little nervous about that however I was blown away it was beyond a 10 beyond five stars just amazing

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LeahS
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful. My family spent Christmas Eve at Bennett’s and had a great experience. We will be back soon.

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LillyPad
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was the third time I’ve been to Bennett’s and they were having a little off night. The clam chowder was one of the best I have ever had; however, it was cool. I ordered the filet mignon and let the server Kevin know that I like it medium and asked if the cooks are spot on with how they prepare their meats. Kevin said, if you order in it medium, then it’s medium. It was a short response. Therefore, I ordered it medium well and my filet came well done. Not to mention the mashed potatoes were cold as well. Apparently, Kevin let the manager know and the manager came up immediately to our table. I know most folks are looking for something free; however, we were not. We were just voicing our opinions as there might be a training issue. It wasn’t that crowded when we got there at 5 o’clock and there was still plenty of room when we left at 7 PM. Let me say the manager was quite Accommodating and I want to give a kudos to Christian at the door. Both very excellent customer service…. Thank you all for your service! I will be back…

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas luncheon

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DonnaD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant…the menu has a little bit of everything. Service is excellent. Food is excellent! No complaints at all!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Manger was amazing. She checked on and greeted all.

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Tricks
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

The service was so-so. When it came to paying the bill, the server screwed up and billed us for 2 of the $60 Monday Special when only one couple had ordered it. When we inquired about $20 for a bowl of soup, the server said "yes, that's right". (The soup IS good but not for $20 when the menu states it's only $15). She sent the manager over, who proceeded to wheel and deal over how she could make an adjustment . "Why don't you just choose a bottle of wine to take with you?" When we agreed, she said, "Oh wait, I can't do that," I felt like I was at a car dealership trying to buy a car.

I wasn't going to write a review but when I got my credit card bill for $200, I thought I should share.

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JonS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Took a friend to dinner. Had a reservation but was steered to the bar seating even though we had a reservation for standard seating. Refused the first seating. Accepted the second but turned out not good. Asked for standard seating and was accommodated quickly. Had a great meal and enjoyed. Server was Jen and she was very good,. friendly and accommodating. Overall very nice when we got the correct seating.

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Carol
Sacramento
53 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been in search for a local restaurant that prepares good prime rib. Bennett's has been on my list to try the prime rib dinner. My sister and I went to dinner at Bennett's on Sunday evening. The staff provided great service, was cheerful and my prime rib dinner was outstanding - cooked perfect! We will definitely return to dine and recommend it to friends.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were excellent.

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RedOrchid25
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious out-of-the-ordinary meals. Outstanding service and easy parking. Will definitely be returning!

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JuliaRegina
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A very pleasant Sunday brunch with a good variety of food options and generous portion sizes. It did take some time to get noticed, however, once our server came by we were well taken care of. Fairly relaxed atmosphere even though the dining room was almost full. Definitely worth a repeat visit.

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LizH
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had Sunday brunch. I had eggs Benedict which was good, I tasted my son’s chicken fried steak which was fantastic. When I go to brunch again I would order the chicken fried steak. We ordered the charcuterie board to share and that was so good, mortadella, prosciutto and salami was very tasty.

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Bennett's American Cooking is rated 4.5 stars by 434 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.