"With a clear vision, a striking aesthetic and distinctive, mouthwatering flavors, Canon restaurant in East Sacramento is a stellar and welcome addition to the city’s dining scene." - 4-Stars, Sacramento Bee
"Find the convivial Canon sequestered away from the downtown bustle. This cool space that contrasts deep tones against bright whites is enveloped by the aromatic smell of smoke, so it’s no surprise that the house is packed most nights. Chef Brad Cecchi is the culinary mastermind and his menu is pivoted around playful small plates." - Michelin Guide
Canon is committed to a healthy and productive workplace. A 4% service fee is added to dine-in bills to help cover the cost of employee health and wellness benefits and to provide a kitchen equity stipend to our back-of-house staff.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Grilled Chicken Drumsticks
green curry broth, charred leeks
Sweet Potato Cinnamon Roll
Red Pepper Hummus
We were a little nervous taking two friends who are chefs to a restaurant, but we shouldn’t have been! They were so impressed by everything about Canon - the beautiful and comfortable outdoor patio, the attentive but unobtrusive service, the tasty cocktails - and especially the food. We had chicken, ahi, tots, Brussels sprouts, pork belly, sweet potatoes, and it was all fantastic. Canon puts the most interesting flavor combinations together in each dish - every one is a surprise. And it’s so fun to choose items together and talk about everyone’s favorites. We will all remember that dinner for a long time.
The menu is eclectic particularly if you add their Sunday fixed menu. This is a fun and tasty experience. If you are there for the first time, trust the servers. They will guide you.
As always a phenomenal experience and out of this world culinary adventure! Thank you team!
What a special dinner I had at Canon with my family. The service, the food, the drinks, and the beautiful heated patio - everything was top notch. And every single person walked away saying that we just finished one of the best meals we ever had. Thank you so much to everyone at Canon for going above and beyond.
Wonderful food. Hard to describe the beautiful experience that explodes in your mouth!!!
Great food, each food item was better than its predecessor. Steak platter was amazing and I couldn’t get enough of the bursa eel sprouts. Staff brought us a Champaign for our anniversary, and I think canon is easily the best restaurant (Better than water boy, echo and rig, Scott’s) in sacramento. Better food, better price, better ambiance, etc. We will become regulars here.
The NYE menu looked great, and we were really excited to go, but we’re very disappointed. The food was fine, but despite there being a relatively normal size crowd, it took roughly 30 minutes between each course. And considering each course was only about 4 bites, this was very frustrating. I appreciate a slow dinner, and we were prepared to have cocktails and share a bottle of wine, but as we entered hour 3 with two courses left to go, we were so over it. It felt like such a waste of money in the end.
New Year’s Eve menu was delicious, unusual and creative.
Felt socially distanced and safe outside on the patio with heaters.
Outstanding meal and service. Fabulous way to ring in the new year! Thank you Canon!
Holiday dinner with the family was spot on! We had a lovely meal which was accentuated by great service and a friendly staff. We ordered the chicken, tuna, and steak to share and marveled at how unique and well-curated the flavors were. From appetizers to desserts, we were left impressed by the thoughtfulness put into each dish. Bravo, Canon! Here's to many more successful years to come!
Christmas Eve Dinner-a delicious, innovative menu with great service.
Lovely xmas eve dinner.
Superb service and appreciative they were actually happy to be working on Christmas Eve. We will make a point to add this to our rotation with Mulvaney’s & Ella’s.
My wife and I took my mom and her boyfriend to Canon for Xmas Eve dinner and it was great! My mom is a bit of food snob and even she was impressed with every dish and service.
We will be back again!
This is an update to a prior bad experience and rating.
We had been to Canon 4 or 5 times, all excellent, but had a really poor experience a few months ago. Since I wrote a negative review then, it seems fair to write a review after last night’s experience, which was wonderful.
All the things we had enjoyed about Canon in the past were back. Creative and delicious small plates, attentive and knowledgeable staff and a nice ambience. All 4 of our dishes were fantastic (5 if you include the pickle tray). We had the charred broccoli, scallops in coconut sauce, Treviso salad and pork belly chop. Each one was creative, inviting to look at, and most of all, delicious. We ate at the bar and had great service and conversation with the staff there.
Thanks for making our Christmas Eve very special!
Great, high end dining experience.
Food was impeccable. Service from Jordan was exceptional and incredibly attentive without being overwhelming. I will likely be back soon if I ever get another day off! Glad to find out there’s first come first serve seating at the bar as well!
Fabulous experience and inspired menu.
Thanks for a wonderful evening.
Everything was great! My boyfriend and I had a great time. Our server was knowledgeable on the food and helped us pair menu items together.
Canon, as always, was delicious with outstanding service! The new beet dish is excellent!
Customer service is outstanding, and the food incredible! My favorite restaurant for a casual dinner or a special occasion.
Food is good, but comes out of the kitchen randomly. Order a $60 steak? Well the potatoes you ordered with that could be your appetizer. Restaurant tries too hard. The food is good, stop trying to curate my meal.
The food was great and we had a wonderful dinner at Canon!
Food was AMAZING. So much flavor in everything. Ordered pretty much all the small plates. Worth every penny.
Canon merits Michelin Bib Gourmand rating for quality and value. Each choice was jazzed up with the Chefs sauce ingredient CREATION, making for a UNIQUE dish.
We celebrated the graduation from David Medical campus by eating at Canon. The service was perfect, and the patio with heaters made a nice setting. The chicken platter is abundant and delicious, and we also enjoyed the sweet potato dish and Focaccia with spicy oil. The Brussels profits we would order again. Two dishes that were just ok and we would not order again were the tots in mole and the mashed beet salad. Always a surprise menu as the chef changes it daily. We enjoy trying new creative takes on foods.
Both food and service were exceptional. Will definitely return.
Parking can be difficult.
We had an absolutely fabulous meal at Canon. The food, the service, and the ambience was excellent. Every dish was inventive and delicious. I recommend sitting outside at the noise level is much better. We weren’t too cold, even in December.
Everything was top notch…the food, the service, the ambiance. Our server’s recommendations were perfect. We had a fabulous experience and will be recommending Canon to others.
Food was so disappointing and bland but the service was amazing. My cocktail was also really good. I’d skip this place.
love the farm to fork menu. All staff and servers are very kind and welcoming. The ambiance is just lovely and the food is delicious. Great for all occasions.
Excellent experience. Great service and food. Happy the restaurant is successful.
Lovely dinner on the patio. Lots of really interesting and tasty small plates to share. Great cocktails, good servers, cozy warm on the outdoor patio.
Celebrated my friend’s birthday.
We were visiting from out of town and luckily managed to get a spot last minute. This was one of the most incredible dining experience we have had. Instead of ordering one of the platters we just went big on the small plates and were not disappointed. The pork belly was perfection and all the other dishes were nicely balanced and creative. Service was very friendly with great attention to detail. Can only recommend to anyone that is looking for a nice dinner in great atmosphere.
We had tots, Brussels, broccoli, and smoked chicken. All the dishes were multi-layered and delicious. I also really enjoyed their shrub soda. Only (minor) ask would be more pickled onions or some additional acid to brighten the tot dish. Highly recommend!
We had truly exquisite food served with attentive care.
delicious and fabulous gourmet food and dessert ..........Latte was great but cold
Was great experience
Everything we tried was absolutely delicious. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend.
Canon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 469-2433.
Canon is rated 4.7 stars by 1333 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.