Hook and Ladder Manufacturing Company

4.4
379 reviews
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Contemporary American
Hook and Ladder Manufacturing Co. represents the bountiful harvest California has to offer and the proud Sacramento history we continue to shape today. We love our city, and we love our state.

While looking into Sacramento’s past, we found that the Industrial Revolution was a fundamental time of change in the region. Steam boats pumped up and down the Sacramento River, and the Nation’s first Transcontinental Railroad was nearing completion. This period of bustling commerce and innovation helped lay the foundation of our city. During the year of 1850, a series of fires destroyed much of the city of Sacramento. A volunteer group, “The Mutual Hook and Ladder Company,” assembled to help rebuild and prevent future disasters.

We aim to rejuvenate the historic space at 17th & S streets by celebrating this time of industry and growth. Our goal is to build upon our city commerce and contribute to Sacramento’s future.
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Sacramento
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit here and I loved it, the food, the cocktail, and the service, could not have been better!!!
will be back soon!

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TA
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was good... There was a little bit of a wait for the food but the manager brought our food out, apologized and gave a discount! I will be returning for sure! The food was well worth the wait!

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1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

saltiest food we’ve tried in a very long time
Shrimp, steak, and fries/burger

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for everything! Food,drinks, and staff are always fantastic

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good was great.

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Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good experience!

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Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Service, food, attitude, ambiance were all wonderful. Terrific cocktails and wonderfully conceived wine list. Vegan and vegetarian friendly. Can’t wait to return! 5 stars on all accounts!!!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Okay- limited menu

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VR
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been here twice now - once for brunch out on the patio with friends, and once at the bar for a quick bite with my husband before a show. Both experiences were delightful. The drinks are on point and the food tasty. Service is excellent and the ambiance is perfect both day and night. Highly recommend and we will be back!

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NS
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, really nice servers. Overall a good experience. I recommend the fresh pasta with artichokes

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DM
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visit and we all loved it! Food was delicious and ample.Setting was conducive to table talk. Comfortable chairs. We will be back!!!

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OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service from our waitress :) great atmosphere as well!

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MS
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Hook and Ladder has got brunch pretty much down. I had the grilled sausage and a poached egg in a creamy bed of perfectly seasoned grits. I'm not usually a grits person, but this really hit the spot. It had the texture of a soft polenta. My wife had poached eggs over avocado toast. It must have been great because she didn't share a bite! It had a really tasty accompanying side salad of radicchio, olive oil and either a goat cheese or ricotta. The coffee was hot and strong at $4.75 for a bottomless cup. Hook and Ladder excels at mixed drinks but be didn't imbibe. I would have gone for an espresso drink, but they don't have the machinery. Service was sweet, if scattered. It looked like our server was covering the whole room, including guest check in, alone for awhile. She was later joined by others who were very helpful, including making sure we left with everything we came with.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday

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NL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

A very nice place that isn’t “fancy” but isn’t “casual”, great food and good ambience!

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W
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

We had a large party and our server was very slow. The food was tasty and the ambience was pleasant. Great cocktails.

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RB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service for a date night to make up for Valentines Day

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BP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was awesome, food was delicious, and timing was fantastic.

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C
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great vegan menu and bar, perfect for special for special occasions.

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came the night before Valentine's Day. The service was impeccable and the food was out of this world. The flavors were incredible! We had all small plates: olives, pork belly, shrimp, sausage and Brussels sprouts. Will definitely come back!

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OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service.

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E
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and comfortable/pretty ambiance. Prices are doable and the food is worth it. Brunch was delicious!

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CG
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Our meal here was totally fine (it was good - just not memorably good). I don't think we'll be back.

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T
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

I made a reservation for my BFF birthday and even told them on the phone. Not once did anyone do anything about her special day. Why have that as an option AND ask me? I didn’t say anything because I kept waiting. I ordered the brick chicken which had a wilted salad under it on top of garbanzo bean pureee. The chicken was ok, the salad was awful, purée-had no flavor. She had the pork this time with whole garbanzo beans. I see what ya did there. Mix up the menu guys. Service was utilitarian. Over the whole “pallet” ambiance. Most likely won’t return. Mostly because the food was so underwhelming.

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T
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was mediocre as was the service...was very disappointed and will not return. We waited a very long time for our appetizers and main course...some of the main dishes were luke warm at best. It was very over priced for the servings and quality.

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JM
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good lunch spot with many healthy options.

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RD
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was knowledgeable and friendly. Her recommendations were spot on. The cocktails were delicious. The food was terrific, well-seasoned and perfect portion size. Garlic shrimp—out of this world. Chocolate tart, oh my!

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JG
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

Asked to get up and leave because they had other reservations.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

First time, great time. Out for Dine Downtown Sac. Good value we thought. They have a Makers Mark that is bottled and labeled just for them, very nice bourbon. Good wine paired with our dish.

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CC
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been there twice. Both time I have had the octopus and the pork belly. Both are excellent. a very fun place for dinner before an event. The clams and linguine were great as was the New York cooked rare. We will going thee again!

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l
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hook and Ladder is a fun, casual, place with very good farm to table food. I had the spaghetti squash with pesto and broccolini which was well seasoned. and my husband had the three course restaurant week special of Serrano ham and olives, catalan sausage with white beans and a chocolate tart with coffee brittle. He ate and loved every bite!

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FT
Sacramento
42 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The five of us had a very nice lunch here and the food and service were perfect. The servers were great and enjoyed the time here on a cold afternoon.

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BB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Four of us went to Hook and Ladder on a Saturday evening during the Dine Downtown Sacramento event. None of us had ever been there before. Our reservation was for 8:00 and we arrived a couple of minutes early. The hostess informed us that our table wasn't ready, and suggested we wait in the seats along the wall near her station. Fifteen to twenty minutes later we were seated. Our waitress was friendly but inept. She didn't know anything about the Dine Downtown program, even though we had received the menu for it. We all ordered the prix fixe dinner, as well as a couple of appetizers. Our appetizers never arrived, and our waitress, who we rarely saw, didn't know they had not been delivered until we told her. By then, three of us had received our first course, and finally had to flag down a different server to ask him to check on the missing dish, which took another five to ten minutes to arrive. Overall the food was very good, but the music was so loud we almost could not carry on a conversation. And the service, well, we won't be back.

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AR
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Went for a dual birthday celebration, during “dine downtown” week. First, no one acknowledged the birthday people. Secondly, the food was just average. Given we ordered off the prix fix menu, I expected the dishes to be some of their best. They were pretty tasteless- with the exception of the sausage. All that said, loved the music, and I suspect the patio season in warmer weather would be fun.

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NC
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time having brunch here—Loved it!! Eggs Benedict was amazing! Was visiting with a friend and our server was friendly, professional yet gave us space to chat! As always, I like the vibe and atmosphere of Hook & Ladder.

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KB
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very enjoyable. Good food. Cocktails are inventive and excellent. However I did not care for the Bloody Mary.

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LG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious brunch. The bread is from a great bakery and the sausage homemade. Friendly waitress and host. Very generous portions. Definitely would go back.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neat little place and great place to meet up with friends. I will definitely go again.

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OT
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The service was a bit slow. The bartenders seemed a bit overwhelmed.

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CR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Service was way too slow and not because it was crowded when we were there, it just seemed like the waiter was distracted most of the time, omelet had a weird texture and was very dry, as if it had been overcooked or sat a while before being served. Complimentary birthday dessert was a nice gezture.

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