Magpie Cafe

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104 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Please note that Magpie is always available for walk in dining. We take reservations for dinner and will accept reservations for large parties of 8 or more during lunch and brunch.

First starting off as a catering company, Magpie has grown into a busy little restaurant in Downtown Sacramento. Since 2005, Magpie has had the focus to serve farm to table fare that reflects the values of life in California’s Central Valley.

“At Magpie, we are more committed than ever to our mission of celebrating what makes our city and region special, and contributing to it by making seasonal, farm-to-table food in Sacramento.”

Specials

Happy Time All Day

It's Happy Time all day on Thursdays. Drink specials and small plates open to close.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 13, 2019

Ends: September 14, 2118

Availability: Thu 11:00AM-9:00PM

What 104 People Are Saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the fresh ingredients . Always something new on the menu. Plus I enjoy the craft cocktails!!!

t
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great place to meet friends. Really excellent food. I find the chairs to be quite uncomfortable.

JW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were meeting family members who recently relocated to Sacramento. We had a great corner table and were able to talk and "catch up" easily. Food was delicious, service was excellent. Couldn't have asked for more! Will definitely go back.

MD
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Savory bread pudding for brunch is truly amazing. All dishes being served looked gorgeous. Definitely the place to go for a delightful & delicious brunch.

LT
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend’s Birthday

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

Service was great and food was amazing. The chicken dinner for two is amazing.

NY
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magpie is simply excellent! The food quality is amazing and the ambience/service Top Notch.

KM
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Salmon - outstanding
Watermelon Salad - Lovely
Porkchop - Slightly overcooked

A
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place to eat in Sacramento!

SS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

As always, Magpie is a great place to go for brunch. Remember to make a reservation. It is the only way you can ensure a spot on the weekend.

JS
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome little restaurant in Midtown Sacramento. Outstanding, creative menu offerings well-prepared by a courteous wait staff. We were celebrating a special occasion and it was a little pricey but well worth it. Thumbs up from everyone in our party of six. Good job!

MV
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magpie Cafe is one of our favorites. We started with Mojitos, which were beautifully prepared and hit the spot at the end of a sweltering day. The Polenta appetizer was a nice mix of flavors and textures. My husband ordered the swordfish special which he says was outstanding. I ordered the ribeye medium rare, and it was exactly the right temperature. We splurged on the ice cream sandwich which was the perfect compliment. I can't recommend Magpie enough.

MB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Food was disappointing Not bad but not exciting or as flavorful as hoped. The menu seemed the same as always and not interesting

KP
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food!!

A
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magpie Cafe is our most favorite place to eat in Sacramento. Great food locally source!
Today we had ice cream sandwich. Best in Sacramento. Yummy!😁

OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! I will be coming back!

OT
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very enjoyable brunch, trout omelet was excellent

Y
Philadelphia
106 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible food!! Had both specials and we were very impressed. Drinks were also lovely and reasonably priced. Will definitely be back.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time the Magpie and we loved it! Great service and food.

AC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love magpie. It’s a favorite place. And it’s a perfect place for our 29th anniversary.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ordered on the menu, including vegetarian dishes, was good! The service was also excellent. We plan to make another reservation in the near future.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 29th Anniversary! What a nice restaurant to spend our 19th in. We enjoyed our meal and our server. Ty Magpie!

P
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding. The chicken for two was so delicious.

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

Sitting outside at Magpie is heavenly, soaking in theMidtown energy and enjoying beautifully prepared and creatively plated food. The chef is a master with seafood, pasta and his transformation of seasonal vegetables into flavorful and exciting flavors that still let the beauty of each vegetable shine. Service is exemplary!

JN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent locavore, California-fusion cuisine. They prepare dishes thay you wouldnot or couldnot prepare at home. Their food is imaginitive and delicious.

SR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great I’ve all experience food quantity for value gets 5 stars! Service was a bit slow to start but server was able to make up for that before the end of our brunch.

Highly recommended!!!

R
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was VERY slow. 20 minutes after she brought our drinks, I had to flag her down to take our orders. The place wasn't overly busy and every time we looked for her, she was just chatting with coworkers. It was also uncomfortably warm in the restaurant.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went here for a ladies brunch. I LOVE that they take reservations on the weekends; a definite plus. Food was well prepared, the coffee was good and the server was great to us. Spent more than I would have liked, but it’s worth trying again sometime.

d
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Stopped for lunch -wonderful menu for salads ceviche and sandwiches. Excellent cocktails and very good wine. Best of all was the service. Our waitress was wonderfully friendly and attentive. Food and drinks came out very fast. Would definitely go back

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Ordered the pork belly app, burger, and clams. Everything was amazing! One of my Sacramento favorites!

BM
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast was excellent for all 5 of us. I follow a plant based diet and they were happy to accommodate me. The others ordered the black rice with eggs and French Toast and they were both a hit. Service excellent as well.

SS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend Magpie Cafe because of the quality food, summer cocktails, and service. Our party of four enjoyed their chicken dinner for two, salmon dinner, and fish and chips. The chicken was cooked to perfection and packed with flavor which was balanced beautifully over delicious black rice. The salmon was a little on the rare side which was perfect for my partner so ask for it to be medium if you prefer it a bit more cooked like I do. The fish came out hot and batter crunchy and it was a nice touch to have both french fries and onion rings. We each ordered a dessert and our favorite was the carrot-cake-cookie sandwich with cream cheese frosting in the center. Personally, when dining out service is big for me because a good server will give details and help create a mood that allows me to enjoy my food and night out. Magpie's people are friendly, patient, helpful, and kind. Thank you for a memorable dinner!

MB
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The salmon dish was the best salmon I have ever tasted. I’m still thinking about how good it was. I will go back to have it again for sure.

OT
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

So so. Very good cocktails and good service. Ribeye flavor was on point, but was super tough with lots of gristle and veggies charred beyond recognition. Disappointing at that price point.

BG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Server was excellent, food was so so and chicken for 2 was very dry. I was there for a special occasion which I let Magpie know of when they called to confirm reservation as well as when I arrived. It was not acknowledged, like a simple cookie or something for the couple that got engaged

AR
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. Brought some friends for dinner - I'm sure they'll be back!

S
San Francisco
56 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A favorite spot although parking a serious problem. Use Lyft or Uber to save yourself the aggravation of finding a spot to park.

MR
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to the first Magpie on R, I think. And that was excellent as well. This one is more spacious and outstanding as well. Our server was very attentive. Forgot her name but we appreciated her recommendations and service. It was a great experience. Will definitely come back

p
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I found this place on Yelp as I was planning a road trip. It had a cute ambiance and was located in a sleepy, hipster area just each of the State Capitol. Staff was friendly and the food was great! Would definitely recommend.

e
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server was quick efficient and friendly. The food was very good. I went for biscuits and gravy and it certainly met my expectations

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