Capitol Garage

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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic

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Located at the corner of 15th and K, Capitol Garage is within walking distance of the capitol, convention center and Sacramento community theater, and has been a midtown icon for over 19 years. The menu spans the globe and has an eclectic mix to satisfy your culinary desires! Chef Raphael Kendall uses only the finest ingredients in his crowd pleasing dishes and offers them to you at an affordable price. Be sure not miss our delicious selection of house made artisan chocolates and indulgent cheesecakes, and our Weekend Brunch is the talk of the town with mouthwatering items such as the Dragon benedict with vegetable medley and our vegan biscuits and gravy.
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OT
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience3

stumbled upon this cafe and walked in and was turned away. The waiter stated they were by reservation only and asked if I had any. I had told him the situation and said I wasn’t aware and if they had anything available? He said no as he sarcastically smiled and said no. The waiter was so snotty and rude and by far accommodating. I noticed the restaurant was pretty much empty which is even why I questioned if he had anything? I walked out and asked some customers that were walking out if they could suggest a place nearby? he suggested this place and I told him it’s by reservations and he shockingly said really? I didn’t make any and the whole patio is empty! I went online and made a reservation for 1145 which it was 1140 and walked right back in and he looked annoyed. I said i made reservations online and he looked at his watch and said you’re early! We finally got waited on after waiting 20 mins to take our order and then ordered guac toast and bacon and eggs and waited 1 hour to get our food and when it arrived it was COLD! not sure if this was on purpose or not?? so disappointed in the service and staff

s
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Capitol Garage was an average meal for us. It took us 10 minutes to be greeted and seated. Service was good, but they appeared to be understaffed. After ordering it was over 30 minutes before our food arrived. We had brunch - I ordered the shrimp benedict. It was a generous serving, and the sauce was more flavorful than the traditional. The potatoes were well cooked, which I prefer. The second guest ordered traditional eggs, bacon, toast, potatoes. They asked if we wanted salt and pepper, and they never brought it. The toast was not burnt, but hard enough to not eat. The third guest ordered monte cristo, and it appeared the bread was prepared as french toast, then was grilled with the meat and cheese after the fact. Kind of odd, and the strawberries were not edible. This was my first time at the restaurant, and I'm not inclined to return.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super attentive service and crazy delicious food!

AL
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was as nice as the food. We had a fabulous time before going to the Music Circus

RH
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here. The three chicken Rojas tacos were delicious and big (was expecting street taco sized, considering the price.) Friendly and helpful waiter/bartender.

SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweet and friendly staff and a well located place for a quick healthy breakfast.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! One of our favorite brunch spots. The food is always excellent and the brunch mimosas just keep flowing!

KE
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server had a great personality and was very attentive. I came here for a birthday brunch with a bunch of my friends and the whole group was impressed with the delicious food and the amazing service. I would definitely recommend this place to my friends.

S
Sacramento
25 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

A little underwhelmed by the ambiance and menu. Blackened shrimp on the salads was so so. CG fries were over sauced and their taste was ruined by thick soy sauce that was spread on them.
Generally not one of our better meals downtown.

K
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My sister and I decided to have brunch at Capitol Garage while visiting my sister in Sacramento. The waitress provided great customer service and was really nice. The mimosa were really good. I ordered the egg white omelette with tomatoes, spinach and onion, it was good along with the sautéed potatoes. My sister had an omelet but I don’t remember what she had with hers. We seat outside and Day was so beautiful. I would be back to have brunch here. I enjoyed my experience.

SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Loved the bottomess mimosas, outdoor seating, and our very attentive waitress.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We weren’t served our food. We ordered and waited an hour. They had to give us our food in to go containers because we were late to our appointment by that point.

SB
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

We got seated right away with our reservation but it took them almost an hour and 15 minutes to get our food. Our waitress never came to refill waters or get us another drink.

LN
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for a late brunch before a show, very nice service, sat outside. Food was wonderful as always.

GA
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience1

My friend and I went for lunch before a show. It took over an hour to get our food. The server brought our food even though my fries were missing and said she’d bring them as soon as they were available. I never got them, and she didn’t give me a break on the price! She said they weren’t use to the crowd they had and only have one chef, who was sick—not what we wanted to hear! The food was okay, nothing spectacular. Definitely won’t go back.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience3

I can’t comment on the food since we sat for 90 minutes without receiving our order. When we asked how much longer, we were told 10 minutes and that it is a “scratch” kitchen which is why it takes so long. For obvious reasons, I don’t recommend!

WM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Idk... the wait is incredible even with a reservation. Also, they don’t know how to wrap a burrito 🌯 or assemble it for that matter...
Servers are always awesome though!

OT
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat out on the patio, it was really nice, food was great and our waiter was very attentive.
We will go back again.

MS
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The food is fine and reasonable priced, but the service here and the speed of the kitchen are terrible. It took more than 50 minutes between the time we ordered our food to the time our food arrived at the table. This after we had to flag down our server to place our order. To be fair, when the drinks and food arrived, everything was good - the food was hot and the drinks were correct. However we were almost late to the theater despite having a reservation 2 hours before showtime. This is the second time in four visits that we have had such time issues with the kitchen. We will not be back.

GG
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Tried calling the restaurant 3 times to make a reservation and no answer. Made reservations online for outdoor seating and arrived on time but there were no staff in sight, only security at the door checking ID for a loud party that wasn’t advertised on their website. Music was too loud and since staff weren’t around, we left and went elsewhere. Not a good first time experience.

LT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience3

Sunday brunch before matinee at the theater. Had a reservation, seated quickly but waited over an hour for food to be served—pancakes, French toast, quesadillas, and two egg dishes. The server was nice but unapologetic about the wait explaining the time it was taking was because they “make everything fresh”. Really? I expect that; I don’t expect to wait an hour for brunch foods. The food was acceptable but not anything worth returning for.

WO
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was friendly and inviting. Will keep coming

LV
Sacramento
61 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Had Sunday brunch with my mother. It took 45 minutes to get our food once it was ordered. During the 45 minute wait I asked our server about the wait and she said that the wait time was normal. She also said our order was next to be platted. Ten minutes later when we got our food it was lukewarm. So I'm not impressed. I'm hoping that my experience with brunch was a one-off, as I've often had lunch at Cap Garage during the week and found the food and service to be great.

TE
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

I can’t believe how bad the service was. I saw a friend that evening and she said the same thing. The staff was almost hostile. Forty minutes went by and we sat with only a glass of water.

DG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I took my parents for Mother's Day. The item selection on the menu was decent. Mostly average fare, but there were a few exceptional items, such as the apricot pancakes. My father said those were divine! I had the avocado toast, which was good, but the scrambled eggs I ordered to go with it were very plain. The tomato slices that were the garnish were not ripe, so maybe they could have skipped those. My mother ordered an eggs benedict which looked like a photo shoot item. It was gorgeous, and she said it was delicious. The ham slices were quite thick though. My son ordered an omelette, and he said it was very plain. The mimosas were just okay. The coffee was very good!
We would still probably try it again, hoping for better food the next time, and maybe just not for a special occasion. Our waitress was fabulous. We tipped her nicely because she really was great.

SG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Hands down the worst brunch experience I've ever had, and on Mother's Day. Food was terrible. Our waitress became angry and aggressive towards us after we asked to order another plate for my mom (her food was basically inedible). I happened to talk to someone else later in the evening who was there with their mom that day, and they also had a terrible experience. Shame, used to love this place.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

When booking this restaurant I relied on their official website for all the detail. When I go to the restaurant the servers told me the website was very out of date. Everything was more expensive than what their website prices said. Be prepared to spend around $40-$50 if you are having dinner.

The food was good and the drag show was a great time. I just wish they had updated their website so the 9 people I brought wouldn’t be surprised when it was different then what they read online too.

AA
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Usually love CG, unique menu and lots of vegan offerings, but the service is consistently awfully slow. This last evening it took more than 30 mins for our appetizer (tots) and 45 minutes to get our three entrees. Disappointing. I like the food but I want the service to be so much better.

RC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Yes for the Drag Queen entertainment but NO for the service, it was awful. The waitress delivered our food so late that by the time we got it it was cold. Then I asked her for a hot veggie fritters and she came back to say they ran out. After that she offered me something else but by then I declined, so I asked for coffee ( which was the worse tasting ever) and she asked if I wanted cream and sugar, I said yes, by the time she brought the cream/sugar my coffee was already cold. Then she completely forgot my boyfriends soda. When presented with the bill we were completely taken back. She told us there was a $5 p/person cover charge and 2 drink minimum p/person.

Really have to contemplate if I go there again.
On the other had the Drag Queen performance was great.

OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and presentation were incredible! Thank you for a great Easter Sunday brunch!

C
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Very noisy music. Server never did bring the ketchup for the fries.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad we made reservations, walked into to a semi full house but were seated right away. Next thing I know, the entire place is filled with good reason! We were a party of 4, each of us tried something new and shared. No one, I mean no one was disappointed. Bottomless mimosas for 9.50, need I say more? Coming back!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time here with my friends Saturday night for dinner and drag!!! Night

SC
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back at Capitol Garage for its "Dinner and a Drag Show." Mercury Rising was great - an amazing entertainer and the best dancer I've ever seen - Utterly engaging and totally fun! The service at the restaurant was perfect - The waiters and waitresses exceedingly friendly, the food great, the drinks excellent. The karaoke after the show was fun, with warm and engaging DJ's. It continues to be the best place in Sacramento to enjoy a Saturday evening.

BM
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

We sat down at 5:25 and finally got our food at 6:15. It took forever.

SC
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went back to Capitol Garage for its "Dinner and a Drag Show." Mercury Rising is an amazing entertainer and the best dancer I've ever seen (as well as utterly engaging and totally fun!). I'm always blown away by the service at the restaurant. The waiters and waitresses are exceedingly friendly, the food is great, the drinks excellent. The karaoke after the show is fun, supportive and lively, with warm and engaging DJ's. It's the most pleasant, welcoming and inviting place in Sacramento.

RL
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

They were out of steak and turkey and it was 6pm. That was disappointing as I came for the steak salad. The server was super busy and not very attentive but the food is always good.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was outstanding and the food was great. The Philly steak sandwich was tender and cooked to perfection. The side of French fries seemed like an afterthought. We received a lot of small, short, and broken fries. So they were pieces rather than actual fries.

RL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Spicy pork tacos & steak salad delicious. Quick service.

CR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food people and experience as always!