Bennett's American Cooking

4.5
361 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 361 people are saying
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vipSasha
Sacramento
133 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Craig for ALWAYS taking care of us 🎉🎉🎉

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GwenI
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday and really enjoyed your restaurant. Our server, Nick, couldn’t have been more agreeable and provided good information about the serving sizes. We really liked him.

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AMYKRAZY
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to have a quiet meal, excellent service and good portion sizes. Desserts are quite large, enough to share for sure. We were there for Thanksgiving dinner and it was perfect. Will definitely be back for Christmas eve if that's an option.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Theresa and Jennifer were awesome. Good was great. First time I have ever went out for thanksgiving. The meal was yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Service is top notch. I was chilly and put my coat over my shoulders and a few minutes later the manager came over to inquire whether we were comfortable. She turned the heat up as she thought it was also a little chilly. Hubby had fish tacos and I had the mia salad. Both just right. They have a very nice cocktail bar but unfortunately no draft beer and a limited can and bottle selection. Wine selections were plenty and in all ranges. We went on thanksgiving for lunch and it was packed but it didn’t really feel like it. I am so happy to have a new favorite in the neighborhood. We’ll done Bennett’s!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was very engaging and timely. I had to fish and spinach and itwas excellent. We shared the carrot cake for dessert and it was a bit dry.

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chrislaw
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant, well thought out, great service, a good choice of entrees. Well cooked to order and a good ambiance. I've been there a number of times and have tried a number of their offerings and have never been disappointed. Highly recommended.

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Dante
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for a birthday celebration. They set up a special table for 8. Everyone was really happy with the entrees. Our short rib was delicious. The shrimp appetizer was also very good. Wait staff were very accommodating bringing extra focaccia with the appetizer and when it was time to order wine (our 3 bottles we brought ran out pretty quickly!) they offered the Silver Oak Napa Valley, which wasn't on the menu and is far superior to the Alexander Valley Silver Oak. Would happily return and will do so often!

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RichardK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Would not return. Mediocre food. Terrible service. Super loud

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Nancy
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not a great experience - have been to Bennett’s multiple time. Didn’t inform us about specials, mahi-mahi tacos were flavorless and missing ingredients. One in our party ordered the NY steak, server didn’t ask how it should be cooked, they added a $10 charge to slice the steak which we were not informed about nor asked to be done. Charged us for the wrong scotch. Water was not refilled. They seated a large table behind us and blocking access and not maintaining social distancing. I could say more but this is enough.

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Erica
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience we’ve had in a long time. Mahi tacos were perfectly seasoned and juicy and the chicken tortilla soup was loaded with chicken and equally seasoned just right. If you have room for dessert, ask for 2 spoons and order the apple crisp. Our server was super friendly and professional. Looking forward to our next visit!

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DawnA
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I'd gladly have another dinner party there.

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vipCindyL
Sacramento
83 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Bennett's! This was my first visit to the Sacramento location. Really like the changes made to update and lighten the interior. Very welcoming. Also like the plexiglass between the booths. The menu was the same as the Roseville location, which made me very happy as I was able to enjoy the Mia Salad, which is amazing. Everyone wiped their plates clean of their fish tacos and Asian Noodle Salad. Service was excellent. Plenty of water and iced tea refills. Attentive, but not hovering. Looking forward to returning soon!

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warmchampagne1
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great evening but very loud. A table of four behind us was very noisy snd got louder as the evening continued. We had to repeat much of our conversations.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak and bacon tacos were delicious as well as the side of beans. The orange marmalade martini was a perfect cocktail to have with brunch. I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant though it was pretty loud when we first arrived and the restaurant was packed. But I would definitely visit again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved our server, Cody. Manager came over to say hello. Nice touch. Wonderful birthday brunch. We will definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere where amazing last night, the app was out fast, drinks were very well made, food quality was excellent, Highly recommend this place nothing to complain about!!!

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Great
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This was my second time to Bennetts. The first time I went I found a chicken bone in my enchilada. I decided to give them a second try during this trip and ordered a well done hamburger. And yes, hamburgers should NEVER be rare. When it arrived, I purposely cut into the hamburger which was pink and not well done. My recommendation to Bennetts is that if your meals are priced like a 4 star restaurant, they really need to provide a 4 star meal. They could’ve made my family seriously ill during both of these visits.

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PaulH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I had the lasagna and it was over cooked and tough, not doubt the worst lasagna
I have ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Soup and enchiladas were temp warm

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Birthdayt
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience3

The fish tasted like it came out of a microwave, not tender or flaky or flavorful. The Top Shelf Margarita was watered down.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meeting friends from out of town

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SusanL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

pleasant. good server, food could use less sauce and better seasoning.

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Jart
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the service excellent. I thought the price was high, however, I know with the times, every restaurant has had to raise their prices. I will still go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent and great.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My beautiful Mama’s 84th birthday celebration 🎉💃🏽💐🎂🥂💕

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TamaraS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating one daughter birthday and the others gymnastics competition. We just came together to enjoy each other and enjoy good food. The host and waitress was very friendly. The food was really. The only thing I would say about avocado toast is that there should have been a little seasoning like sea salt or something to complement the delicious salad that it can with. I love avocado plain but when I have avocado expect it to more flavorful. But overall it was loaded with avocado which was a plus plus. And everyone enjoyed their food as well.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Was a bit cold inside so bring a sweather

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JenniferC
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grat meal and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will go again! Loved the vibe here. Food and service was awesome

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MLS18
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty food and outstanding service. The menu is varied and has many items made by the chefs and not out of a can.

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LisaL
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and attentive service person. We were going to a show and food and drink were served in great time!

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vipChrissie
Sacramento
121 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A late lunch that was most appreciated. Excellent service from start to finish. The attention to detail in the food offerings, as well as in both the quality and preparation, is excellent. You have matched the essence of Bandera and even brought it up.

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vipDininggal
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a birthday celebration in the private room. It was all wonderful however there is no ventilation in the room. This May be asking too much but can a vent be put in the room for ventilation?!? Thank you for your consideration

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vipRoseguy
Sacramento
84 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my second dinner at Bennett's and It did not disappoint. Two couples agree the 'food and service' were very good. Shared lettuce wedge salad and a fine filet with asparagus, cooked perfectly, medium rare presented hot. There was no corkage fee for the two bottles of wine we brought. The menu is broad and offers something of interest for most anybody's interest and taste. Interestingly, there is an area with see-through plexiglass, a space with a large family table. This is an area where folks with children can dine without disturbing others. I have never seen this set up before and it seems like a great idea. I look forward to returning to Bennett's and highly recommend you give it a try.

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LaurenceD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Our waiter, Brandon provided excellent service. Almost like he was reading our minds! My wife thought the mahi mahi grilled tacos were the best she has ever eaten! I had the Filet Mignon / Lobster tail special. The filet was prepared perfectly and delicious. Unfortunately, the lobster tail was very ‘mushy’. I grew up in Boston and have consumed many “lobstahs” in my time. So I feel like I report with a strong level of expertise.
Overall, we had a wonderful experience and will go back again.

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vipStevenC
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food is really good, but the service is better. Prompt, friendly, and efficient.

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vipFunandfood
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, lovely service and staff. A wide variety of choices for food. Topped it off with the key lime pie which is the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was amazing made the night extra special and memorable.

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Bennett's American Cooking is rated 4.5 stars by 361 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.