Canon

4.8
1301 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
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 8:30PM
Wed - Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:00PM - 8:30PM

What 1301 people are saying
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RayeB
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MaryaL
1 review
Dined a day ago
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
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my friend’s birthday.

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LandJ
1 review
Dined a day ago
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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JenniferS
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

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John
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wonderful food but a very expensive bottle of champagne for this birthday dinner arrived at the table without a proper chill. And even then, it arrived at the table after all other drinks had been distributed and after the initial food items. We had a great time but all thought that part of the evening came up short.

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GailP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am so glad to have found Canon! I was there with my young adult children and we all had nothing but raves. Interesting menu/format, truly delicious food, welcomimg and atentive service. I cannot wait to go back!

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Leah
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was quick and friendly. Food was very good and nice portions. Price was high.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful server who was informative and knowledgeable about the selections with great recommendations. The drinks were divine from the bar as well. Overall a great place to celebrate an occasion and feel welcomed and taken care of.
The menu is limited and changes with time and so there are less options than we’re used to but considering there is an emphasis on the chef and his menu, it fits well and you’re not overwhelmed. Looking forward to our next dining experience here with a different menu to try something different.

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BrienRBell
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were very excited to give Canon a shot, and a going-away celebration was

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Food was fantastic! Great flavors, well prepared and beautifully presented. First time but will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is hands down one of the best meals for the price we have ever had. We each had a cocktail and then split 6 small plates. Bill came to $130. Any other restaurant of this caliber (let alone another Michelin place) would cost twice as much and likely not have as great of food. Highlights were the Broccoli and the scallops. Only thing we wouldn’t order again is the tots, did not enjoy the mole sauce.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First of all I’d like to say we enjoyed our time at Canon.
Here are my notes:
I would’ve like to know what the type of rum in my cocktail was, the menu descriptions are a conversation starter but also slightly vague.
For the pickles, I expected all “actual” pickles, not just pickled items!
The celery flavor was lacking for the Shigoku oysters, otherwise the chamomile and peppered flavors were exciting.
As someone used to dining in Michelin restaurants in Europe, having servers in different colored outfits is confusing but definitely added to the casual theme.
At one point the woman who foodran to us said “I see you don’t have a knife!,” and brought us a knife to cut our Treviso Salad. This was excellent attention to detail.
The food was dynamic and exciting, yet comforting and familiar. Clearly a play on the word “Canon,” including the most important or influential dishes of late. However, I would like to see a story weaved into the theme of the restaurant. These dishes are American canon? Californian canon? People love a story.
Regardless, this restaurant takes a familiar plate and makes it cool.
I was intrigued to find that they use a garbanzo bean foam for the red cap cocktail, a nice vegan take on an egg foam.
The drumsticks were amazing, slow-cooked/cured chicken later roasted in duck fat and at 300 degrees for 3 hrs. Resulting in a perfect drumstick that I wish I’d find more often.
-knowledgeable server who is equally untimidating
-beautiful wallpaper in the bathrooms, need nicer baskets for the trash.
-pork belly is visionary - we wished the plates would’ve been changed out between proteins/salad.
Very satisfying dill, parsnip, and apple on the pork belly.
When asked about the Treviso salad the server provided a homemade recipe suggestion with balsamic which was such a nice touch.
Finally, the Chocolate Pot de Creme’s feature of tofu was tasty and inconspicuous.
Overall, Jonathan L was an excellent server.

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vipFoodie
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food with amazing service.

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LarryJ
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All things were outstanding. The food was off the chain. Our favorite restaurant in Sacramento.

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ShelleyB
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!! Incredible food and service. Loved our time there

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aaronT
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the sharable small plates. Everything is unique and allows everyone to try.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Canon! Best restaurant in Sacramento:)

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TheJeffersonThree
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The service was great, and the food was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great 👍 My wife and I totally enjoyed our anniversary dinner.

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RachelLG
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! Loved the 6-person fixe meal. Lots of food. The price point is definitely more "special occasion" but this was one so we very much enjoyed ourselves.

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STEAK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful menu as usual!!

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UkuleleRob
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite Sacramento restaurants. Great service, and the chef and crew are incredibly creative. The covered and heated semi-outdoor dining area is comfortable and well set up. We'll be back!

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TommyTheK
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

service was impeccable. there was a slight delay on one of our beet salads but they stayed on top of things and all went smoothly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck and broccolini were amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous evening! The waitstaff is superb, listened to what we typically like and offered excellent recommendations!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were 8 of us and we had the private dining room. It was an evening of wonderful flavor sensations in every bite coupled with outstanding service. Canon is a culinary experience to remember. You can’t go wrong with any choice on the seasonal menus. The private dining room is quiet and allows for good conversation around the table. An evening at Canon is something we always look forward to.

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SandraR
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was exceptional, except certain dishes really should be served warmer. Hot plates would help. Possibly due to labor shortage, staff unable to serve food quicker. Not blaming the server (Jonathan) since he was always on the move & very professional. Other than small shortcomings, we were very impressed.

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EllenS
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared all items ordered. Everything was very tasty and beautiful presentation.

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Will
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good meal, with generous portions and top notch service. Standouts included cocktails, root vegetables, and chicken. Comfortable outdoor seating.

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Maria
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a very nice and great place to enjoy the ambience, meals, drinks and great service! We were really impressed from arrival to the end of our meal. We will definitely will be visiting them again for another great experience!

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YadiraSmith999
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a quite and delicious dinner. Kid friendly : )

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the small bites-everything was delicious and the service was incredible.

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AmyW
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Per usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Main course was cold, our seat was very close to the main entrance. It was our anniversary so I expected a better seat and ambiance. Will I go back? Absolutely NOT

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meelka
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I can't say that everything knocked my socks off, but as a whole this place is pure delight. Small plate dining is my absolute favorite way to share a a meal with friends and this is definitely the best such option in Sacto.

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AprilO
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining experience I have had in Sacramento. The bartender had amazing flavor profiles in his cocktails. Complex and delicious

FAQs

Canon offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 469-2433.

Canon is rated 4.8 stars by 1301 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.