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Bennett's American Cooking, Sacramento, CA

Bennett's American Cooking

4.5
4.5
583 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.

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Booked 36 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
    Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (916) 515-9680

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    on and off site along with pick and up and drop off catering available<br />Catering@bennetthg.com

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    Fair Oaks Blvd &amp; Howe Ave.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Wine and Dine Monday $60 for 2 people

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Join us at Bennett's American Cooking for Wine & Dine Mondays! Every Monday Night, we have dinner for two for $60. Includes a bottle of wine, salad & 2 entrées of your choice! Reservations recommended.

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Menu

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What 583 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento

    American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our bartender Tony always does a wonderful job!

  2. r

    robinetta

    Sacramento

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great server. Varied menu.

  3. JP

    JaneneP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated my birthday here yesterday, had a fabulous time

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Accommodating service, a nice birthday dessert and fantastic food! Very great birthday dinner with my family :-)

  5. MC

    MagdaC

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great quality food. Steak was so delicious and a lot of flavor. Salt and pepper shrimp were my favorite.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    This was our first time dining at Bennett’s and it was for Mother’s Day. Needless to say, they were busy when we arrived for our 6:15 dinner reservation. We had patio reservations but the gentleman who appeared to be the manager was able to seat us indoors. Service was a little slow but likely due to it being Mother’s Day so we understood and didn’t mind. The food overall was good and we enjoyed our appetizers and main course. One of the starters we had for the table was the meat and cheese board. It was probably the one dish that we were very disappointed in because the only cheese it came with is two huge servings of blue cheese only. No other cheese was served. Otherwise, it had three types of salami, focaccia bread, and deli olives. The main dishes had large proportions. My wife’s mahi mahi was cooked very well and was delicious. I had the prime rib, and my kids had the ribs and fried chicken and poke. The poke main was so-so, but all the other dishes were delightful. For dessert, the strawberry shortcake was divine as was the butter cake. My wife says the carrot cake was so so. We made the mistake of ordering dessert for each of us. Trust me, their desserts are to be shared based on how large they were. Overall, we had a great time and meal, and plan to go back in the future.

  7. LL

    LoveforLife

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    Food is just not good ! Never consistent and steak always comes out with wrong temp.

  8. DF

    DeniseF

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience3

    It was Mother’s Day so but not overly busy for 5pm reservation. The amount of dishes was ridiculous for fitting on our table. Chip bowl was on a plate, each small Ramekin was on a plate, dishes piled up. Server was a little overwhelmed. Love this place so we’ll be back.

  9. N

    Nonny

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience2

    It was Morher's Day, but our food was cold, and not just like it sat on the counter waiting for the server cold. We got extra mashed potatoes for our complaint. Not worth the cost.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  11. B

    Brooke

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Seated immediately for reservation time at 3:30pm, our family of 4 water, by bus boy...Order taken in timely manner. within 20m. minutes... 1 hour and 10 min WAIT FOR FOOD...NO Bread. One Apology for delay Others served and left around us. 2 entre' salads...$21.00 each. Very Small salad. No goat cheese, no dates, as stated in menu. The dinner side salad was larger(.$11.00) Kids cheeseburger..no cheese, bottom bun burned black.Few cold fries. Did return 1# Side of fries, for table, cold and small ends and bits of fries on bottom ($11.00) Understanding...Mother's Day. They knew that, staff, both our front and kitchen. We never complained and said we understood. The wait person felt embarrassed. Offered to comp dessert. 2 hrs 15 minutes later...we exited Bennetts.

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Food was good. Our serve ice was slow maybe it was due to the occasion.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Phenomenal experience. Phenomenal service. The ambiance was smooth.

  14. G

    Gooner57

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Table was right on time, our server was Stephanie who was terrific. Manager seated and greeted us. Very good experience. Thanks!!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  16. BB

    BrianB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Busy Mother’s Day brunch and we were still seated quickly. Robert the manager was paying close attention to guest services and Stephanie was our server and she was top notch. She added to our experience As always the food was top notch. Looking forward to going back soon.

  17. RM

    RickM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    The Hostess and Server were very attentive. I had the vegetarian omelet with smashed potatoes and thought it was very good. My wife ordered the French toast filled with orange marmalade. She said a little greasy but most of all warm at best, the plate was not heated and stole the heat from the food. My daughter really likes hash and she said it was greasy, so one out of three. We probably would not go back for dinner.

  18. KT

    KellyT

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    Way to cold inside this place. A/C was stopped for 5 minutes. Unbearable cold blowing air. Food was cold and service was slow. Disappointed.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone enjoyed our meal! Drinks and food were great!❤️

  20. CL

    ChrisL

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, very friendly, but not hovering. Great Mother's Day brunch. Country fried steak and gravy was outstanding as was the burger. Eggs Benedict needed a little something, a bit average compared to the rest of the meal. Overall, outstanding staff at the front, at the table, and the food coming out of the kitchen.

  21. AH

    AlisonH

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Everything we ordered was so incredibly delicious. Really impressed.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Brought my dog here for brunch and they catered to her as well. We both enjoyed our food and dining experience.

  23. L

    Lawgoddess

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Bennett's is in the old Bandera location and it is substantially the same inside as when it was Bandera. We had a very nice brunch on a Saturday. Only brunch menu until 2:00 but they have both breakfast and lunch items. Service was good and our server was very friendly. We all enjoyed our food and the cappuccino was outstanding. It's a little pricey, but we were not disappointed. It's pretty loud, though, which is always a thing with my elderly mother but I'm not sure where you can go these days where there isn't music blaring. Overall happy with the experience and would go again.

  24. CQ

    CarlosQ

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We really liked everything, it was just a bit expensive for what you get.

  25. RA

    RehannonA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Top notch service! Our waitresses were amazing! The manager was great! Food was fantastic! Loved the variety on the menu a little bit of something for everyone. Beautiful portions and top notch quality food! Cocktails were delicious and the wine superb! The atmosphere and ambience is gorgeous! Polished yet casual, high quality service without being pretentious. They also have valet parking Prime rib dinners on the weekends Delicious specials And their happy hours are a great deal! Love this place so so much and so did my guests. I’ve found my new favorite restaurant and I’m ready to go back next Friday for dinner! ❤️

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    This restaurant was very dark. It’s small and pretty loud so I don’t recommend this place for an intimate date. I booed through open table and requested a standard table. We were sat at a high top. The following two groups of two were seated at a standard table. We ordered the Thai chicken skewers as an appetizer and they were very small for the price. I ordered the redfish for dinner and all I tasted was a mouthful of salt.

  27. j

    jojo

    Sacramento

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience4

    I understand food prices have risen but I thought Bennett's on Fair Oaks was over the top! $16 for a Cosmo, $27 for a Thai salad with 2 oz. of steak and $17 for a butter cake dessert. The Cosmo had a chemical taste. The salad had hardly any mango with a tasteless dressing. The cake was neither buttery or moist. The service was impeccable, however. I will look elsewhere for a good local restaurant.

  28. N

    Nancy

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a spectacular dinner with wonderful service! There T-bone steak was the best I ever had

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it!!

  30. r

    richstew1

    Sacramento

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Prime Rib. Service was excellent!

  31. SS

    SabrinaS

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5

    Server was very personable, informed about menu items and offered suggestions when requested. Decor is very comfortable—we got seated in a nice booth. Dark woods and nice attention to upholstery and layout of dining room and bar—very sleek, modern and well thought out. Food although plentiful was heavy on cheeses and didn’t taste as fresh as I would have liked. Perhaps it was the combination of foods and flavors: shredded mixed cheeses with pecan pieces for a “dip” with corn chips? Wilted salad heavy on goat cheese with a dressing that didn’t quite complement the vegetables and goat cheese. Overall a very pleasant experience. We will return to try other menu offerings!

  32. CS

    CarlS

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The Monday night dinner special was awesome. Bottle of wine, two entrees, and salad for $60. The beef short ribs and garlic mashed potatoes were great!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Stopped by after a sporting event in the area. I would recommend it to anyone in the area. Great food.

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3

    The food is not good. They’re trying, but everything is a miss.

  35. RJ

    RobJ

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    We had great cocktails, appetizers, salads, and entrees. The side salads are quite large, so we'll likely split them or skip altogether next time. The service was outstanding; special thanks to Jenn and Sarah for their attentive and gracious service throughout the night. We look forward to returning!

  36. DD

    DiningDiva

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Son’s birthday Everything was fantastic

  37. m

    michelle

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service, great atmosphere!!!!

  38. LD

    LeslieD

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    Staff were very friendly and service was great. The menu has a good selection. Prices are high, especially given the a la carte nature of the entrees. Protein comes with a starch or a vegetable, but not both. By the time you add a side, you are paying top dollar for mid-range quality of product and execution. Overall, disappointed. Spent $100 for 2 entrees (small white fish and short ribs), 1 small side salad and 2 soda waters. We don't mind paying that for a top quality experience, but honestly this food is very middle of the road.

  39. CC

    ClintC

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another great meal at Bennett’s , We love their wine and dine Monday nights

  40. KL

    KathyL

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Wonderful dinner, amazing food, impeccable service by Elise! We can’t wait to go back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bennett's American Cooking using the Order Online button. Bennett's American Cooking also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 515-9680.

Bennett's American Cooking is rated 4.5 stars by 583 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

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Booked 36 times today
Google Map for Bennett's American Cooking

2232 Fair Oaks Blvd Sacramento, CA 95825-5502

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fair Oaks Blvd &amp; Howe Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
    Lunch
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm
    Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Happy Hour
    Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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