Canon

4.7
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799 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.


For Outdoor Reservations: Please note this reservation is for a table on our covered patio and does not guarantee availability of an indoor table. Please contact Canon directly for any indoor availability.
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D
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner at Canon. The service was wonderful. The food was great. Whatever I order there ALWAYS tastes good, no matter what it is. One of my favorite places to go!

PP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t expect sausage and pancakes for this Sunday brunch. This is a very esoteric brunch menu that demands your taste buds are fully awake!

PG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Canon never fails to please. In first thing on Sunday at 10 AM. Coffee was ready and served immediately. Things just got better. Try the cinnamon rolls huge, moist and tasty. Took home at least half for an afternoon tea break.

JE
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is great although the restaurant is a little pricey

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space and innovative food. Get lots of small plates and share! So good!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Sacramento, hands down.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall had a wonderful evening!

1
Sacramento
69 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place always comes through with appetizing, interesting dishes, served with care and attention.

CC
San Francisco
87 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

New menu full of interesting small plates, made for sharing. Had the ahi tuna for first time. Wonderful! Cocktails unique, wine choices great. Overall a exceptional experience.

CP
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such and amazing meal and experience overall! Not one complaint. Found our new go to spot.

OR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Gave a very warm welcome at the door! Delicious food- have been there twice. Ahi tuna, brussel sprouts and carrots are perfect dishes-wait staff very attentive and helpful with figuring out dishes that met our dietary needs. Arrived early and took advantage of Happy Hour red wine which I enjoyed

OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a late Valentines dinner. We enjoyed the Sunday Pris Fixe dinner. Our table was not quite ready when we arrived and they comped our first round of drinks. Our server was great. Food was very good.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The plates were small yet rich enough that they were filling for both my husband and I. We were very impressed and satisfied.

KE
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canon still is the best place for brunch in Sacramento. Food, service and atmosphere were great!!!

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had brunch during our first visit to Sacramento and was amazed by all aspects. I’d love to experience dinner service, if I can manage to get a reservation! 😄

F
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! How have we not heard of this great place? Doubly surprised it is located across from a great tap room we go to occasionally (Sac Yard). If you thinking paying a little more for truly exceptional food is worth it, this is the place for you. We had brunch...unusual selections that inspired us to try something new led to an awesome dining experience. One of the best places for dining in Sac in my opinion.

KW
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the service to the food was A+.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about my Valentine’s Day experience at Canon was perfection. I haven’t been blown away by food like that in a long time— each course was truly exceptional. Service was attentive and gracious and never missed a beat. The environment is welcoming and unpretentious while still feeling special. I love the patio seating by the fire and will certainly come early next time to enjoy a drink there before dinner. Highly recommend: oysters, caviar service (with fried chicken!), carrot coconut consume, and kiwi cucumber salad. The banana cheesecake is not my typical flavor profile choice, but made so much sense after the tropical flavors in the broth and salad. I loved every minute and will be back soon to try more of the small plate menu. Canon made me swoon!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service was impeccable and the reason we’ll be coming back soon! The food was so delicious and plated beautifully and that would another reason to come back.

B
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I really don’t like to trash a place. This is actually me trying to be gentle. Canon is a beautiful restaurant. Truly created for the Instagram age but after this latest experience I don’t think I’ll be going back for dinner. Brunch is great but their dinner is just ok, and this has been the case the few times I’ve tried it.

Ultimately, the way I’ve described Canons dinner in the past is “good but I feel like it’s maybe not worth the cost”. Immediately after dinner one of our party members said I summarized canon perfectly. It’s not a bad meal. Far from it. But it is expensive and you’ll likely need to get food somewhere else after.

JB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drink list was great!! Service also amazing!!!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The food was ok overall. The salad was amazing. Oysters we couldn’t eat so we just flipped them over.. very very salty and may have been bad. The steak was asked for med rare but showed up almost med well. It was a pretty good cut and that’s the way my wife prefers steak so we ate it. The desert was dam good. So it’s a 50/50 split for my wife and I. I think we won’t be back unless friends or business takes us that way.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food. We’ll be back!

PC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Had a lovely evening; highly recommend for date night. Thanks for making it a memorable food event!

GE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Ambiance was nice; food severely under seasoned

DC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had brunch with 3 friends on a Saturday morning in February. We studied the menu and 2 of us ordered the "One Speeder Smoked trout, fennel, chioggia beets, potatoes, green beans, pea shoots and grapefruit." Neither one of us was expecting a salad! Yes, I was disappointed to have ordered a cold fish salad on a brisk Saturday morning. But I ate it and the pickled green beans were my favorite part. Have to add that when I got home I was still hungry and warmed up some leftover spaghetti in order to feel satiated. I would suggest that the restaurant write a more informative menu and I would still recommend the place. The service was outstanding.

OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything! Beautiful cocktails, excellent small plates, and spectacular desserts!

DR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canon was amazing in every aspect. Service is attentive but not intrusive. The cocktails, meal and dessert were all top notch. Can't wait to return.

r
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I am always very happy with Canon but it has been my experience that the deserts are never up to the high standards of the rest of the meal. Also, on our last visit it was quite loud.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beyond expectations! Absolutely amazing at every level.

BK
Tampa
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Canon is always wonderful! The millionaire’s bacon keeps me coming back for more. The menu items are out of this world delicious! Bartender Matt made me an awesome custom cocktail that was succulent and scrumptious, will be back as usual!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The menu had relatively few selections, most at a fairly high price point for the actual amount of food on the plate. The food was very good, especially the potato side dish, but I would recommend adding more food to the plate given the cost of the platter, for example.

P
Sacramento
32 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I ordered a variety of small plates (he eats meat and I do not) and every single dish did not disappoint. Flavors were interesting and perfect for a winter meal. We both loved starting with the lovely Consume with a delicate curry flavor. Comforting and delicious. My husband raved about the salmon and the vegetable small plates were amazing with their flavorful combinations. We couldn't resist ordering several tapa desserts, which were the perfect finishing touch. It's wonderful to have the option to order small desserts because we wanted a little something but not a large serving of a dessert we couldn't finish without being overly stuffed. I also want to compliment our server. I wish I could remember her name. She was lovely and engaging and helped us pick out a perfect bottle of wine to accompany our meal. Thank you for an outstanding dining experience in all ways.

CK
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great vegetable selection and homemade pickles, main courses to share are a treat!

EM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt was an outstanding server. The food was delicious and the format was fun.

ML
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous. Party of six. Ordered a variety of dishes. Loved all of them. So original and so flavorful. Waiter was very attentive. Just right. Knowledgeable and friendly staff. Did not feel rushed at all. Highly recommend this restaurant.

TT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb wine steward.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside which was plenty warm with space heaters even on a cold night and much quieter than inside. Food and service were excellent.

E
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food5service1ambience4

We’ve been to Canon for dinner several times and decided to stop in for brunch as part of bacon fest. It was 20 minutes before our server stopped at our table. By then we’d ordered drinks from the bar and had three rounds of dim sum cart food while we waited for her. Very disappointed with that. $100 for brunch deserves better service.

JG
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience, the food, the service and the ambiance were all too tier! I’m a Sacramento native and I love many restaurants here. We always try the new restaurants when they open but this by far is the best new restaurant I’ve tried in a while! I’ll definitely be back with friends.