Cliff House of Folsom Brewhouse Grille

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The Cliff House of Folsom Brewery Grill is a new American restaurant, brewery house and nightclub. The club celebrates Saturday dance nights with a live DJ. It hosts corporate dine-in events in the lavish banquet. The Cliff House of Folsom Brewery Grill is popular for its large variety of beers on tap.

The restaurant serves separate menus for Sunday brunch and dinner. It has a separate menu for the kids. The chicken jalapeno burger is served with rich mustard and barbecue sauce. The Cliff House of Folsom Brewery Grill has a large variety of smoked dips and sauces. The bar prepares a variety of in-house brewed beers on tap. It also serves beer cocktails and martinis.

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K
Tahoe
57 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Grilled Salmon, Great Rice Pilaf.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Service was great. Food delicious. Beautiful scenery. Family oriented without the Applebee’s feel.

i
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can't believe after living here all these years, this is the first time I've been here. A little pricey but great views, great service and delicious food! Definitely a place to come back to on a special occasion.

MR
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We really did enjoy the Cliff House. It may have been a little pricey for what we had, but the food was really really good. I'll go back again. I see they have a DJ and dancing at 9:30 on Saturdays. We'll go for a later dinner and check that out sometime.

WH
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great, wonderful view out over the water, we were there about 4:30 on a Friday and were surprised that we were one of only two couples in the dining area. We came an hour earlier than our reservation, but no problem. Margarita was more like a slushy, the fish and salad was very good, waitress misunderstood our order but remedied it. A Good place!

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Terrible food and service to match. Would have been better off purchasing a frozen TV Dinner and heating it up in the microwave at home.

m
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for my birthday dinner, and I am so glad we did! Having read the recent reviews, I was worried that maybe the food was not as good as I remembered, but we decided to take a chance because I love the view. I was happy to discover that the food was just as good as the view. We went on a Sunday after church and could have chosen between brunch or lunch. We opted for lunch. The burger and the salmon pasta dish were both outstanding. The service was also excellent. We sat on the patio in the shade, and every moment was lovely.

BW
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

I went here for my birthday. The server we had was very rude and unprofessional and the food took forever to come out..

DT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and service great and music that bn played was nice .

BM
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our evening on the patio. Views were great and so was the service. Food came in reasonable time and was all good. We had a variety - salad, burger and two fish orders. I will definitely be back!

K
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

We arrived to a near empty restaurant for Sunday brunch at 12:30. Service was extremely slow to nonexistent. The manager did not seem to care that there were only 3 or 4 tables and the waiter was not taking orders. It took until 1:40 before our food arrived. . Despite the long wait, we were never asked whether we would like a second round of drinks. Food was marginally good, though my "medium" burger was cooked well-done and dry. When the food arrived, we asked for a side a mayonnaise, but this did not arrive until everyone was about done eating. This place has a terrific location. Too bad the dining room is wasted on a badly managed staff.

P
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and large portions, ambience was really nice, view of the river is always special and our waitress was terrific. We would recommend everyone go.

KM
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

This place has a great view and a good location but was very disappointing. The food was mediocre and the service was poor. The place was practically empty, only about 6 tables full but it took a long time to get our order in and at least an hour to get served. The crab cakes were cardboard thin and tasteless. It was only 8:30 on a weekend and they were closing. So much potential but future looks bleak.

JH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Slow service, despite being empty. Over priced food that wasn't very good

G
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

When we showed up, the place was empty. I don't know if they were having problems with their A/C that day but it was kind of hot inside the restaurant. They sat us by the window that had a nice view of the river. The service was fast. I order one of their burgers and it was good. Fries were meh.

TV
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Sorry, I hate writing negative reviews but the food here was just awful. Wife and friend ordered shrimp with angel hair pasta. The shrimp was the super tiny variety, like you see occasionally used on salads. I had the jambalaya pasta and the chicken was terrible, dry and chewy. Would not recommend b

j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I was nervous after reading some negative reviews . They proved to be inaccurate. The restaurant was pretty empty so our reservations were not needed. The view was great. The food was well presented and prepared.
The wait staff were friendly and helpful.
Overall I would plan to go back.

IE
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I came in for our first time as a send off to her being an only child. From the moment we walked in to the minute we left was fantastic. Brandon our waiter was phenomenal. He was attentive and welcoming. He made our experience over the top. We will be back. Thank you CliffHouse.

AR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

We had been to the Cliff House for a New Year's Eve party years ago. We decided to get back to it but things had changed. I ordered crab cakes which I had not had here before. There were 4 crab cakes but they were flatter than a pancake and about 3 inches in diameter. Even though they looked different, I stayed open. Unfortunately, if there was any crab it was so little you couldn't taste nor see it. 2 in our party ordered the jambalaya. When it came, it was watery like a soup and was made with noodles and not rice. We had never seen jambalaya made with noodles. 1 was sent back altogether.
It is a beautiful view but the food has gone downhill. We come from a distance of over an hour so we won't be back

KH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

WE have been to Cliffhouse many times as my parents live in Folsom. Normally we are happy with the service and food but the last two times we've been there, we have not walked away happy and satisfied. Normally I would recommend it but at this time I will not. First, we had to wait at the front entrance for much too long for someone to even help us. Secondly, it was hot and stuffy and we had to be moved. They said the air condition wasnt' working. It was my fathers 83rd birthday. The heat was not good for him. The gal that served us was doing her best but she needed help. We had a party of 14 and we spent a lot of money and were not happy. The kids drinks never came. Part of the order was missed. The fried prawns were over done. We asked for bread and butter and didn't get it until the end when we were pretty much finished with our dinner. When our bill came, we sat probably about half hour before the gal came back so we could pay. I asked to speak with a manager but no one ever came over to talk to us and we didn't want to sit any longer. It turned our fun night into a lot of waiting and a lot of noise because of a bridal party dinner right next to us. Was much too loud.

JB
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful views from the deck. Going to lunch after 1 p.m. during the week, it was very quiet and lovely to gaze out on the American River and rafters.

JG
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

Terrible!! Terrible. Terrible. Terrible. Terrible. I hope you get the idea.

E
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We waited a while for our drinks as the server seemed like he was trying multitask while bar tending, and serving, and he had forgotten about us outside.

We also had to ask for napkins, silverware, and everything was not ready for us at all when our food came out and that also took a while to get as I mentioned he was busy inside serving, bar tending and getting the dance floor ready as well so we were definitely forgotten.

OT
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We would definitely recommend Cliff House. It's the second time for dinner on the patio in as many weeks. The patio view is amazing and the staff made us feel right at home. It's one of those places that can be casual or semi-formal, whichever you choose. Good food. Great view. Friendly and receptive team. Cliff House is an excellent place for dinner. (FYI, we live in Roseville and drive to Folsom, which can be a 45-minute drive with traffic, so we must like it, huh?).

l
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the outdoor patio is perfect for summer dining. The food was just OK. For the price the crab cakes seemed small, the seafood platter was so-so in flavor. The chicken lettuce wraps came with overly cloying sauces and crispy noodles (noodles not mentioned in description). Salads were fine. Would go back for drinks and a sandwich but not for the main courses.

DH
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time, great service and great food. It was our first time there and we definitely be back

JB
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Beautiful setting; we were on the patio, noise not problem, nice for families with (well behaved kids) , because they could move around a little.

T
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We went to celebrate Father’s Day. When half of us first arrived at the Cliff House (we had a reservation) we were seated immediately. The other half joined us 5 min later, but had to come find us, because there was no hostess at the front. Unfortunately the table was located outside in the sun, under an umbrella that shaded only half of us, and it was very hot that day! So to avoid sunburn for half our party we asked to move to a table in a more shaded area. Our server proceeded to clean the only remaining table on the patio for us, and while she walked away, the hostess led another customer to that table. So, we ended up going inside where it was nice and cool, and still had a view of the river. Because of all the switching, though, it was at least 45 minutes before we actually were served from the time of our reservation... and we were very hungry by then. Great food! Second server was very good. View was worth the trouble. Hostess/bus boy situation could be a little more organized.

LS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We felt forgotten by our server. I had to flag her down for water.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

fathers day

A
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I ordered the Chinese Chicken Salad. It was very disappointing. For 14.50 you would think you would get more than a whole bowl of shredded raw cabbage with chicken breast. It was such a shame as the service and the view were phenomenal!

d
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. After we got our drinks, the server never came back to take our order so we left.
We couldn't relax due to a screaming child where the parents didn't seem to care.
The menu was not impressive.

The place was a bit run down. Never going back

GA
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The silverware was neatly wrapped in cloth napkins. All three of us had at least one utensil that wasn’t clean. My fork had something stuck to it.
The server immediately replaced everything.
The rest of the meal was enjoyable.

This is about someone being careless and quality not being monitored.

NC
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We went for my son’s 16th birthday with 10 family members. Service was very friendly and attentive. The food overall was average but the 3 chicken pasta dishes had chicken that was rubbery and had to be sent back. However, our waiter and the manager handled it very well and took these dishes off the bill.

MD
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch was wonderful. Slightly overcast day sitting over the river was beautiful. I highly recommend the Cliff House.

CB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The Cliff House is not the same Cliff House that it used to be. The crab cakes so so flat and tasteless. We were so disappointed.

BW
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious, however we had 5pm reservations for mothers day dinner. We arrived at 4:30 thought we would have drink in the bar before dinner. But there was a sign on door saying they were closed from 2pm to 5pm and they did not open doors until 5:01. A swarm of people waiting outside rushed in and we still had to wait for our table. So I would say food was great, service was good, But management was aweful. Never seen a restaurant accept reservations then have the doors closed.

H
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 5

I am about to be totally honest. We have celebrated our anniversary there for like 30 years and we tried to bundle it up with Mother's Day this year. When I saw Mother's Day brunch I thought well that will be delightful we got wonderful to eating out where we can see the river and when we got there we found out it was Buffet which we didn't know before ... the buffet was to say the least nothing special and we were kind of ignored outside and then we got the bill and it was $40 a plate which was again a shock to us maybe because of our ignorance but it definitely was not worth $40 a plate so very disappointed after so many years of enjoying this awesome place

C
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Booked the Cliff House for Mother's Day. To my surprise, once we arrived, we found out they only had a buffet that day. We were looking forward to the vegan options that were on the menu. All they had available that day was fruit that we could eat at $40 an adult, and $20 a child. We had a party of 7, we had no desire to pay $240 for fruit. We left and had a very difficult time restaurant that was not booked. The buffet option should have been disclosed prior to a booking, not when you arrive...

R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Not happy with the service nor the food.

Not going back...

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