Canon

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664 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Chef-driven neighborhood restaurant with creative and shareable fare. Full bar with craft-beer, cocktails and wine.
OUTDOOR Reservations: Please note this reservation is for an outdoor table, and does not guarantee availability of an indoor table. Please contact Canon directly for any indoor availability, but please note that confirming this reservation is for an outdoor table only.
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Sacramento
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Our second time there we found it really busy on Friday night: 8:15 was our reservation. Our waiter was great but he left us for long periods because he was so busy and after finishing small plates and when our waiter came back two of the three entrees were no longer available:(
We ordered another small plate we already ordered and absolutely loved (clans&octopus) Had a dessert and called it a night. Our waiter comped our small plate and was really kind and sorry about running out of entrees.
Over all, the food is amazing and our bottle of wine got us through~

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were thrilled with everything we experienced at this restaurant! Our son and his girlfriend first went on a Sunday evening for the pre-P dinner and asked if we could return when we were in town next time. We really enjoyed the way that Andrew timed all of the dishes and matched the different dishes with our cocktails or the wine that we were having and the entire experience was absolutely wonderful. We will return to this restaurant again and again

CH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was amazing. So many wonderful flavors in everything we ordered. We all left wanting to come back and try everything on the menu.

j
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It's a good restaurant overall with good ambiance. The dishes are creative, but I expected a higher quality. We ordered a medium steak, but it's cooked like medium-well; the sauce for the steak has a too strong flavor for the steak.

MG
Sacramento
66 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is always amazing and that is great when the food is so amazing!

MR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing per usual! Brought friends from out of town and they loved it!

CC
San Francisco
85 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants. New Fall menu filled with great choices. Excellent service, wine, and food.

HC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful experience! Amazing food and drinks.

LD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time visit made for a great impression. Looking forward to having dinner there. Outside dining on a fall morning was great !

E
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible experience start to finish. Pretentious staff and food. Will not return. Completely overrated and overpriced.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The place is nice and the service is okay. But the food is not I respected. I would not recommend it.

EM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Entertaining a colleague from out of town (ATL) and wanted to show him the gems of our city. In all his years of travel here, this was his first time beyond midtown. Canon delighted from start to finish, like always. Service, ambiance, food - the entire experience - was amazing. Whole roasted chicken, tomato salad, roasted peaches, corn fritters, salmon w/ watermelon, and a strawberry funfetti cake were eaten. A sampling of craft cocktails were drunk. Our friend was blown away just like I knew he would be. ☺️

TE
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful experience at Canon. The service was outstanding, and more importantly the food was amazing. Each dish was unique and prepared with fresh ingredients, and the tastes were fabulous. I would highly recommend Canon.

TH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food
Nice and friendly staff
Chef Brad C. is fantastic

WT
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our fourth or fifth time dining at Canon and it has been consistently excellent across all visits. The cocktails, wines, food, service, and ambiance were all top notch. The servers have the right balance between attentiveness and allowing the diners to enjoy their evening uninterrupted. We have recommended Canon to many of our friends and wouldn't hesitate to do so after our most recent experience.

CS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We came to Canon to celebrate our anniversary. To my regret, we were told they were out of the heirloom tomatoes and the pork tenderloin, the two things I had planned to order. However, I’m actually glad they were out of those, because it forced me to try something different! We ordered the focaccia bread, the salmon/watermelon, the peaches, the pepper dish, and the drumsticks (all dishes were called something way fancier). Everything was delicious! Our waiter was very helpful and attentive. It was a great evening.

k
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great . Menu descriptions do not do the food justice so each course was a pleasant surprise

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and creative menu items

OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very loud place; as loud as a bar. Food quality is good but pricy. I prefer the old menu over the new one

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food & service. Ordered 8 apps for four people & that was plenty of food. That way we got to try a lot of different dishes.

L
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Really disappointed. A high end restaurant has to either have a great atmosphere or food. Canon, unfortunately, had neither.
The $60 steak was burned and served with some mushy purée looking substance that did not seem edible. Oysters had a distinct fishy flavor and definitely needed something spicy to kill the taste.
I have to admit that a cocktail I ordered was pretty good. Other than that I felt that I wasted my evening and the experience temporary killed my desire to explore new restaurants.

CC
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, creatively prepared, and presented artfully. Excellent staff, lovely space outside. An exceptional experience.

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing combinations of flavor and presentation. Nice cocktails and wine list in a beautiful setting. Perfect for a date, I saw several, as well as a dinner with friends. The service was attentive and friendly. This is a gem in a unique setting.

P
Sacramento
30 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 4

Worst experience we’ve ever had there. Service by our waiter was the absolute worse. Wine late my husbands and my small plates were all brought at once instead of staggered and our friends food didn’t arrive until we were done. His pork was cold so at least we were’t charged for that. His wife’s 5 course prefix was s disaster. The salad come out and the rest came out after the rest of us were done eating AND IT WAS THROWN INTO ONE-unattractive PILE IN A SINGLE BOWL. The waiter was unapologetic and blamed the kitchen and anyone else. Had he been gracious, I wouldn’t be writing this. Michelin star recognition hard to believe on this night. We are regulars but won’t be coming back until this unpleasant eve has faded. Hello Alloras, Localis and Hawks.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location and creative menu something for everyone

RR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having brunch at Canon is delightful and a pleasurable experience every time. Friends from the Bay Area and family from other states request reservations are made here while visiting Sacramento. We share a different dish every visit and have yet to be disappointed.

E
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Can’t wait to go back. ...................................................

JA
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful; dining experience sitting on the patio at Canon. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive, without be obtrusive. The tomato salad, octopus/clam conserve and the sautéed carrot small plates were phenomenal. The main dish of seared ahi tuna was done to perfection and was delicious. The coconut lime chou was very light and tasty. The white chocolate raspberry bon bons were a little sweet but still very good. We will definitely return to try some of the other tempting items on the menu.

RB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Food was overpriced and the portions were too small. Service was slow. Overall we did not feel like we got value for the prices. Some dishes were better than others. Nothing too memorable.

JP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The small plates were creative and well prepared. We especially enjoyed the chicken drumsticks and the potato offering was unexpectedly delicious. A bit disappointed in the few entrees offered, but it gave us a chance to try other dishes. We will go back with friends.

MJ
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only one of our favorite spots in Sac, but arguably the best restaurant in the city. The menu is inventive and non traditional and the quality in top notch.

JG
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered a number of dishes to share—each had layers of delicious and interesting complexity; great service; comfortable ambience.

CJ
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always pleasant and yummy.

KS
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have loved our dining experiences at Canon and appreciate the inventive cocktail list as well as their newer Sunday prefix menu. Their twist on classic California cuisine makes dining here each time a unique experience!

DB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

On both occasions that we have dined at Canon we have enjoyed the creativity and quality of the dishes we chose--what a fun way to share a meal!!

s
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Sacramento. The food and atmosphere are fantastic and welcome to all types of diners. Brunch service appeared to only have 1 Server, which caused some additional waiting for ordering/refills/cleaning dirty plates. Service was pleasant and fun as always

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Canon is a fantastic restaurant with absolutely stunning dood and killer service. It’s an ideal date night restaurant.

EA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very creative food with delicious flavors. Service was very good. We sat outside and the seats were somewhat uncomfortable at the tables. Inside seemed very noisy. We had a very good experience overall.

OT
Sacramento
110 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really creative and flavorful dishes from appetizers to the large plates and desserts. Outstanding cook and wait staff.

J
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Hadn't been to Canon for about a year. The food was amazing! The desserts were good, but not as amazing as the small plates we had as our entree. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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