Magpie Cafe

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113 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 113 People Are Saying
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Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We just relocated here from Chicago and magpie has become our “go to” place. I’m generally not one to order a burger when I go out to eat but I was in the mood for one and I can honestly say this was one of the best I’ve ever had. We also had the chicken -it’s designed to serve two but could easily have served three-also outstanding. The soup was also wonderful- almost like a salad of wonderful cooked veggies in a delicious broth . I’m all about simple food done well and magpie gets this completely. My compliments to the chefs for a job well done

P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Magpie never disappoints. The food is delicious, seasonal, and creative without being too fussy. Everything is always perfectly cooked. Save room for a cookie after your meal!

GI
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good spot to find interesting and unusual food combinations and a very good wine list. by the glass. Service was outstanding. Will go back with some regularity.

CO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We have been to Magpie several times but not to this new location. It was a lovely evening so when they asked if we like to sit in or out we chose to sit outside. The street is so busy I wouldn’t do that again.

The Fried Squash appetizer, pork belly small plate and Beet panzanella salad were terrific. I had the Clams and Fries. Great flavor but the dish was not hot. The other entree was their salmon offering which was very bizarre. The salmon was cooked nicely but is divided into small pieces. This is the description from the menu: PAN ROASTED ORA KING SALMON, SUGAR SNAP PEAS, ENGLISH PEAS, AVOCADO, PICKLES, SHEEP YOGURT CREMA, HERBS. It was simply weird. Avocado and pickles didn’t work in this dish. This was the main reason along with the lukewarm clam broth I gave it a four star rating.

DL
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A great lunch! The food was generous, healthy, and delicious. The service was attentive and friendly without being intrusive.

GQ
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding, sat at the bar, talked with staff and fellow patrons. Excellent cocktail menu and overall relaxing place with a great vibe.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I celebrated are wedding anniversary for dinner and we had such an incredible experience. It was easy to change our time reservation, our server was so nice, and the food was excellent. I’d highly recommend it and if I lived in the area I’d go many more times!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My first experience with Magpie was with SacTown Bites food tour. I was so impressed by the taste and freshness of the food that I came from out of town to have lunch with some family members. The hummus bowl with roasted vegetables and red rice was amazing. I love that the restaurant source their ingredients from local farmers. I highly recommend this gem of a restaurant. If you want food that is unique and delicious, definitely try Magpie. Also, the service was great and the staff very friendly!

CK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Seating in the patio Outside is super nice in the fall. Food with a flourish! Lunch sandwiches were special and if we’d had room we would have had dessert too!

JS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
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 on September 10, 2019
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 on September 10, 2019
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 on September 8, 2019
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
3 reviews
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
26 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
10 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.

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