About Capitol Garage

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.

1500 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Fusion / Eclectic, Comfort Food, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Saturday Brunch & Sunday Brunch: 8:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
15th

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 444-3633

Website:
http://capitolgarage.com/

Entertainment:
We have tons!
Wednesday: Trivia night with Geeks Who Drink. Win prizes! 830pm
Thursday: Karaoke with Spectra! 9pm
Friday: Reggae with DJ Veyn. Dancehall, soca, latin. 10pm/21+/$7/no dress code.
Saturday: Wavy! with DJ Eddie Z. Throwback and new school. 10pm/21+/$5

Catering:
We are a full service catering company. Please go to our website Capitolgarage.com for more details.

Parking Details:
Street parking where available, no metering after 10pm or on Sundays.

Public Transit:
12th and K (Light Rail)

Executive Chef:
Raphael Kendall

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We are always having fun at Capitol Garage. Check our website for more details!

Capitol Garage Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.5

service

3.4

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3.4

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

64% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

Come for the beer, don’t bother with the food.

I generally don’t write reviews. A restaurant has to be either incredibly superb or a train wreck to get a few words out of me.
This trip yo the Garage left me thinking somebody should contact the NTSB.

This was my third trip to the Garage in it’s current location. I used to frequent the place in the original location on L Street, and found it to be a decent place to grab a coffee and quick meal on the go.

In it’s newest iteration, it is smaller and has more of a pub vibe. My best advice is to look at the Garage as a place to snag a pint of beer or a glass of wine (they seemed to have a decent lineup of beer and wine), but it isn’t someplace I’d recommend as a restaurant.

My daughter and I each ordered NY Strip steaks, medium rare. Our meals arrived a good 30 minutes after we placed our orders, which wasn’t horrible - but the place wasn’t busy.

Our steaks were reasonably close to medium rare, but they hit the table cold. They were oddly prepared, literally perched atop what appeared to be a quarter pound mound of whipped, semi-warm, semi-solid (not melted or melting) garlic butter. I took a small bite of the butter mound, thinking it might be mashed potatoes. ... Nope! The others in our group also complained of cold food, and were underwhelmed by their selections.

Again, this was our third - and final - trip to the Garage. The first two were for weekend brunch. These visits were more about service issues (forgotten & messed up orders) than funked-up food.

Never again.

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·Dined on January 9, 2018

Amazing vegan options! Would recommend for vegans. Amazing vegan options! Would recommend for vegans. Amazing vegan options! Would recommend for vegans.

Tags: Vegan
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 7, 2018

First time here for Brunch. Although a bit “chilly” we sat outside because of our doggie. The service - Amrita you are awesome! - and food quality were outstanding! Great spot for “people watching” and the value for price paid is great. Would definitely recommend to others - especially dog parents- they are VERY dog-friendly!! We’ll be back...

Tags: Vegan, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Worst restaurant experience. Arrived on time for a 6:15 reservation. At 6:40 our server finally arrived to take drink orders. Food was terrible, service was unacceptable. Never again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Stopped in for a quick dinner before a show. Food is good, service also is good. The location is great and there is a discount for attending the theater.

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Came in for dinner before theatre show. Service was slow...had to actually get our waiters attention to ask for a drink while we waited for the rest of our party. Food took quite a while to come out (place wasn't too busy)...check took forever (again, had to track down our waiter after we had been finished for about 10 min). Accidentally got the lunch menu first, which looked better than the dinner menu. I'm thinking this place must be much better for lunch. Dinner here seems like an afterthought.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Was New Years Day so not much Open so busy. Took hour to get our food. My husband loved his omelette. I had vanilla pancakes which to me tasted like buckwheat. Very Very Heavy!!
Not impressed with mine at all!
Will probably not go back.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We started off the new year w/ delicious vegan burritos for breakfast. Wishing they served them for dinner, too.
Love the many vegan options!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Fun, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Best Benedict I have ever had; their spicy shrimp Benedict. The place overall needs a good cleaning though. Dusty/dirty :-(

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Upon arriving, the "host", said " reservations only" to which I replied, Yes, 7:30 reservations. He said about 10 minutes was all we had to wait. Being Christmas day, we expected a little wait. Finally, we were seated at 8:20 but it was not a big deal. We ordered the Turkey dinner, but they were out by that time. So, give us each the pork roast. It was not a pork roast, but a boneless pork chop, which was very, very overcooked and tough to cut with only a butter knife. No real meat knives in the place. The flavor was not great either, bland, bland, bland.
But, the worst part was the mac and cheese side dish. It was awful !!! Generally, it was tasteless !!
Does anyone here actually taste the food they serve?? It was more like school cafeteria food, but less flavor.
Dinner cost us $72.00 and some change. This was just the price of the meal, with tea and coffee to drink. We truly felt duped afterwards. But, we always tip our server...
Needless to say, we will never dine here again...

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

waited forever for food and the drinks were watered down
cake was awful

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Thanks for being open on Christmas Day. Service was slow but it was VERY busy. Food was just okay. Nice to have vegan options.

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was nice that they were open for christmas dinner.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on December 26, 2017

To be fair it was Christmas Day and this was probably the only place open. It wasn’t so much that the service was poor, our waitress was rather good but they were understaffed. I could tell when we were seated in the corner we may be in danger of being forgotten. And I was correct. We sat for 10 minutes at least before anybody asked us if we wanted even water to drink.

Also my daughter really wanted the veggie burger but the last one was sold to a table that was seated after us. Granted this table was closer to the action and harder to ignore but still.

Moral of the story, don’t go on a holiday and if you must, fight for a table closer to the servers/staff

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 (New England)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Capital Garage was one of the few restaurants open on Christmas Day, being new to the area and not having family nearby, my wife and I decided to make reservations. Good thing we did, because they were packed! Great food, especially if you’re looking for vegetarian options. Service was a little slow, but that’s likely due to the fact it was Christmas and they were super busy. Definitely recommend checking it out for a casual dining experience with a fun people watching environment.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Th food took over an hour to get to our table and then it look like it was from Denny’s restaurant! If you can’t handle being open on a holiday than don’t!

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This is a tiny restaurant with a supposedly extensive bar. The menu is limited to just a few items of which half are vegetarian. They have a small kids menu as well. The service was slow and the bar was out of quite a few basic alcohols and taps (even the ones on their special drink menu) which put a damper on our festivities. Price for the menu items seemed fair but it's not someplace I'd go again as the food was nothing special.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Went stag. Had a burger and a couple of martinis. Clientele seemed nice. Suddenly it was a reggae bar! Whuuuuttt? Pretty random but also pretty cool.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We ordered mostly vegetarian and vegan items. Food was just not good. We will not be back

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Eclectic and cute. Decent selection for brunch with many drinks to choose from. Service was good considering it was a busy day and time. They had a nice patio but it was too cold to use.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

They were busy but let us know that ordering smaller plates would be faster since we had an event at The Community Center we needed to go to. They kept our time schedule in mind and we got a great price on everything and the food was exceptional. I love coming to Capitol Garage and they have great beer on tap which is a great bonus too!!!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Great Beer, Organic, Comfort Food, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 12, 2017

They were out of Chicken and pork at 6:30pm. That was weird. The turkey and gravy dinner looked good but they did not have mashed potatoes.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This used to be one of our favorite brunch spots in Sacramento and never minded waiting an hour to get in. We recently moved back to the area and were excited to go back. It was shocking to see so few people there. The hostess was unfriendly and seemed quite unhappy with her job. Our server was good. Nothing on the menu sounded appealing so we went somewhere else.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Restaurant 1/2 full, but the wait was 40 minutes for food. Luckily the waitress told us before we ordered. Hoping it was just some short staff in the kitchen. But way too noisy of a place to even have a conversation. And we were just there for brunch before show

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 5, 2017

They seem to be going through some new staffing issues. Ordered steak medium and it was rare inside. Server said there were new people in the back.

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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The menu is a little different. A little hard to find something that I’m used to. I had the pulled pork. Very heavy! But the sides of zucchini & cheese fritters and the polenta sticks were great!

Tags: Casual, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Food really is just ok. The flavor combinations a bit strange. This place seems to just catch the overflow dining and the food flavor combinations show why.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great price on bottomless mimosas! Staff is very friendly. Great place to eat when you are not in a rush and want to take your time

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We made our reservation same day on Open Table, about an hour in advance. When we arrived they stated a 20-minute wait and that they couldn’t always accommodate same day reservations. My aunt went to order her bottomless mimosa at the bar, while we waited, and they wouldn’t serve her until we were seated. Luckily they were able to seat us only 5 mins after our reservation time.

It took a little over 1 hour to get our food from the kitchen after placing our order. The server was really nice and did bring out a complimentary bread pudding. And she did get my 4 year old’s breakfast out first, thankfully. Food was good. The kitchen was really slow, I think they were short staffed.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We ordered 6 different meals and they were all tasty and plenty of food.

Our table was waiting for us, friendly, efficient staff.

Enjoyed refreshing morning cocktails and beers.

It is noisy, not for a romantic date.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Casual, Fun
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were seated immediately and ordered within 10 minutes of that. Yet, we had to wait just over an hour for our food! For a party of 3 whose order consisted of eggs, veggies, and fruit, that is unacceptable. The food actually was fantastic but we sadly didn’t get to enjoy it much because due to our long wait we had to scarf down a few bites and leave for the event we were attending. Super disappointing and completely defeated the whole purpose of making a reservation.

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Do not let other good reviews make you have an ok experience. I am sure they are other great places around.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was my nephews 6th birthday, I decided to take the family out for his birthday for brunch. My reservations was for 8 which I booked 2 days in advance. I arrived 15 minutes early waited an additional 40 minutes for us to be seated.

We ordered our food and took over 90 minutes for us to receive it. While everyone that arrived after us received there food.

Sad to say I've been to capital garage numerous times, and spent great amount of money.

Sad to say poor service that and disappointed. Come on garage get it together

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had a large party and they were wonderful accommodating our group. It took a while to get service, but once we had a waitress it was great. The staff was great, the food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Would definitely come here again. It was a little loud, which was not a problem for us, but not a place to go if you want a quiet atmosphere. ;-)

Tags: Good for Groups, Organic, Great for Brunch, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Vegan menu currently very good. Disappointed they temporarily don't have full complement of deserts as price and selection is usually excellent. Like being able to sit indoors with the doors up such that it's just like sitting outdoors.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

We sat on the patio - lovely spot when the weather permits in Sacramento!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Vegan
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 27, 2017

If you can get away with it, only do take out! To-go ALL THE WAY! The food is excellent and inexpensive. The business however is cramped, loud, busy, and slow.

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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Service was slow--wait and kitchen. Had to waive down server even through it was not crowed, and it took over 30 minutes to get our food. In addition, food was not brought out at the same time for everyone in the party. Will not be back.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Service was fine for coffee but breakfast took forever. 3 table were sat after us and were fed before we got our food. Food was unique flavors but greasy. Chickpeas in one of our meals were half cooked. Anyway we eat out a lot and this was an experiment to try something new and fine for the experience but we won't be back.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I love the plethora of vegetarian options. It makes choosing a dish so difficult in the best way imaginable. I have yet to be disappointed by their food. I will not I wasn’t loving their Bloody Mary, which is one of my favorite parts of brunch. It was watery and lacked flavor. Despite that I still love Capitol Garage and would gladly return.

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