Canon

4.7
1333 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Michelin Guide rated neighborhood restaurant with creative and shareable cuisine and a year-round patio.

"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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1333 people are saying
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Vicky
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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YoEleven
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a phenomenal experience and out of this world culinary adventure! Thank you team!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Joanze
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Hard to describe the beautiful experience that explodes in your mouth!!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

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.

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vickin
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve menu was delicious, unusual and creative.
Felt socially distanced and safe outside on the patio with heaters.

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HollyH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal and service. Fabulous way to ring in the new year! Thank you Canon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
38 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipCelesteJ
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve Dinner-a delicious, innovative menu with great service.

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KariM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely xmas eve dinner.

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steveE
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipDaDa
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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Commodore
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, high end dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous experience and inspired menu.
Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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MichaelaO
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RobG
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canon, as always, was delicious with outstanding service! The new beet dish is excellent!

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DdDb
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Customer service is outstanding, and the food incredible! My favorite restaurant for a casual dinner or a special occasion.

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vipJamesT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

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.

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trents
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and we had a wonderful dinner at Canon!

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StacyH
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was AMAZING. So much flavor in everything. Ordered pretty much all the small plates. Worth every penny.

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MalcolmR
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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SandraP
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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GoodFoody
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and service were exceptional. Will definitely return.
Parking can be difficult.

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vipLeeE
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TiffanyN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Food was so disappointing and bland but the service was amazing. My cocktail was also really good. I’d skip this place.

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Stella
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RayeB
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Great service and food. Happy the restaurant is successful.

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Pinksection
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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.

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vipSusannaBad
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my friend’s birthday.

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LandJ
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipJenniferS
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Birthday
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had truly exquisite food served with attentive care.

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MajdiK
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

delicious and fabulous gourmet food and dessert ..........Latte was great but cold
Was great experience

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Chicken
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we tried was absolutely delicious. Service was outstanding. Highly recommend.

FAQs

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.