Plan B - ARDEN TOWN

4.6
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$31 to $50
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French
Celebrating our 10th year serving southern French fare with Mediterranean influences including Mussels & Pommes Frites offered 6 ways.
Black board specials include:
Rack of Lamb
Filet Mignon
Fish and Meat specials
Pasta, Risotto and Gnocchi Specials

What 208 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.5
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4.5
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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to celebrate a birthday. Had the mussels with ponme frites, and a fruit tart for dessert. Everything was yummy.

JM
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being this was my first time to Plan B I was impressed. The decor was very nice and comfortable. The service was excellent as was the food. Our waiter(?) was wonderful and charming. Sorry I forgot his name as I have Parkinson's and don't always remember names, but as I said, he was great. I will definitely tell all our friend and business acquaintances about your wonderful establishment. By the way, my husband and his friends get together for your " Happy Hour" at least once a week, sometimes more,and love the appetizers. Hope to see you soon.

Jann Mafi-Lee& Jim Weir

L
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

It seemed that the restaurant was understaffed. Our waiter took our drink orders, delivered them and then disappeared. After flagging him down, it was more than 30 minutes after our arrival before our waiter was available to take our order. I got a little grumpy knowing that food was at least 20 minutes away. Our friends who were with us said that their previous experience was similar - slow service. Some French bread and butter arrived, but sad to say the bread did not seem fresh. The food itself was tasty, but getting cranky while waiting for food does not make for a good overall experience. It's too bad it wasn't a better experience as it's a relatively nice restaurant overall and it's in our neighborhood.

e
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Good wine list.

s
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food5service3ambience1

The restaurant was overwhelmed by a bit birthday party that was extremely loud and obnoxious. Not only did it take away from the usual great ambiance but it also overwhelmed the staff. This is still one of the best restaurants in East Sacramento.

RK
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite places to go. Food is great, service is fabulous, when the owners are there they spend time with you to make sure you are satisfied with everything.

J
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was good but not fabulous. Portions were small. Mussels were tiny.

DM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second time here and I love it. Our waiter was very nice, polite, gave us plenty of space so we could converse and spend time with each other. He was so sweet and the food of course is excellent!!!
I will always come back, I love the ambiance it is an overall great place and not to far from my house. Dawn

DW
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were happy with our first trip to the restaurant. Tried the mussels which were good. My wife had the parchment wrapped branzino and I had the rib eye. Both were excellent. We will be back.

HG
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thebmostvdelicious meal I've had in Sacramento in the last 20 years. Kind an generous service. Will DEFINITELY be back.

MA
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Plan B is a great find for this neighborhood to have such a good restaurant so close by that serves great food and has a very friendly service staff. I’d recommend this to anyone in the Carmichael - Fair Oaks area.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The food is absolutely spectacular. Everyone enjoyed their meal. However, we were there for 2.5 hours, most of it waiting, and we did not have a whole bunch of courses (just mussels, entre, and dessert). This may not be the fault of the server -- it could be that the kitchen was very slow and/or that there are simply not enough servers to keep track of everything. But we had to ask for additional bread for our mussels (I had to go find the waiter in the bar area), and twice we had to ask for more water. We waited a half hour after our entre plates were cleared before the waiter came back to see if we wanted dessert. He did not check on us at all after delivering our food. I wish I could recommend this place because of the food, and I do recommend it if you want an extremely leisurely dinner, but for us it just was too slow.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience1

Sitting on the patio, which is basically the parking lot, wasn't our idea of a nice date night dinner. No host to greet us. We had to wait for the bartender to finish pouring drinks to seat us. Our waiter was really nice when we saw him. Won't be going back.

SB
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious! Best rack of lamb in town. The butter lettuce salad was exquisite and the cheesecake was sublime. The service was quirky and uneven, though, which is why I only gave it a four star rating.

CB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good good and friendly service.

LV
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. We love this place. Thank you Chris for an amazing dinner when my Plan A failed. Plan b is always a good choice

PB
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very attentive waiters. The mussels were unbelievable. My wife had the salmon and it was good too. We definitely will return.

OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service!!

JE
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just spent my wife's 50th B day there with kids and it was perfect. Feels like our restaurant, in our town, and sure enough saw one of our friends there. Great for a touch of sophisticationin for our simple Carmichael family life. Just right for my very special wife.Thank you.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My daughters 6 year birthday!

CB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a gem this restaurant is. It feels small and cozy but with room to have an intimate time with friends. The food was Uh-Mazing! The plates were flavorful, perfect temperature and the flavors balanced and fresh. Great atmosphere for ladies night or celebration dinner. The bar looked lively and would be fun to just hang out for a bite to eat and glass of wine. Highly recommend!

s
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fish and fillet both over cooked but server redid entire meal which was done perfectly the second time and gave us wine and dessert on the house!

k
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unpretentious French influenced restaurant. Small but very adequate menu. Kitchen knows what it's doing.Menu choices were perfect. We could have happily ordered anything on the menu. Look forward to going back.

v
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a friend. The food and service was excellent. This is a great neighborhood restaurant. We will be back.

A
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I absolutely recommend this neighborhood gem. The atmosphere is quiet, romantic and ideal even if dining alone. I feel it is a very homey place with exceptional food that has a lovely presentation. The service has always been excellent. Nobody is rushed. The desserts were great, especially the chocolate lava cake with vanilla ice cream. The restaurant is under new ownership (as of the past year) and the new owner is very gracious.

J
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Had an unpleasant experience here while celebrating my Bastille Day birthday. I had been looking forward to having mussels all week at Plan B. When the waitress took my order, she informed me they were completely out of mussels. Not only did she not notify my table that mussels were not available when we were first seated, mussels literally make up half of the dinner menu at this place! How can you run a successful business with half of a menu, especially on Bastille Day?!? I was clearly disappointed, and the waitress's offer to "go out and buy you some mussels" came across as condescending. I ordered the swordfish, which was presented nicely but lacked flavor. I took 3 bites.

WR
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants! The service is exceptional

JM
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Plan B has a relaxed and casual vibe./Maitre d', was very accommodating, even with a late arrival. The mussels, butter lettuce salad, and onion soup were all good. The special tartlette was tasty and featured fresh stone fruit. My kids loved the chocolate lava cake, a nicely warm and oozing cake served with vanilla ice cream and powdered sugar.

OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Their AC can’t seem to keep up in a hot night.

I
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Stylish restaurant located in an unassuming strip mall. One room including the bar with a decent number of tables. Prompt and attentive service, good food and wines. Very nice ambience. I highly recommend!

K
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group of 12 went to Plan B in Arden Town on a recent Friday night (with a reservation). It's the second time we've gone there for dinner and everything was excellent again. The food is delicious and the presentation is great; within our group we ordered the lamb, rib-eye steak, risotto with lobster, even their hamburger and everyone loved their meals (even the vegetables were delicious). Two of our group shared the Chocolate Molten Cake for dessert and said it was fabulous too. As excellent as the food was, our server, Rodney, was even better. He did an outstanding job with a large group, was helpful and knowledgeable in answering questions, was attentive, didn't rush us, and not only did he do separate checks for us but he got them all correct the first time and even split billed an appetizer two of us shared without being asked. I mean we go out as a group often and that just never happens. So food, service, and ambience made for a perfect evening for all of us.

VM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had 8 oclock reservation. My wife and I love this cozy place in Arden Park and go there for special occasion (or just date night). Strange to have something so cosmopolitan in the suburbs around the corner from where we live.

MW
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good, not great, a bit overpriced.

GM
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Plan B is a friendly community bistro with very good food and service. It is best for leisurely evenings and long conversations with friends, as the pace is not very fast, but that can be a plus if you just want to spend a nice evening out with your special someone or friends. Mussels, rack of lamb, salmon, risotto are all top notch. Corkage fee of $20 waived if you buy a bottle to complement one you bring in.

VM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I live in Arden Park and have been going there for special occasion for years. Feels like a cozy city restaurant instead of a place on the edge of the suburbs. We split the Tiger Prawns, Tomato tartlette and spinach salad. The fillet is excellent (I always get it).

Worth the splurge!

F
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was excellent. I did not like the temperature of the building. I was so warm; I had to fan myself. If I am paying for an expensive meal, I would like to be comfortable. I would like a table cloth also. The atmosphere needs to match the quality of food.

SS
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming to this restaurant for the food and the service. Mimi is the best!

R
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely slow dinner

NS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The server was very attentive. Everyone was so nice. Will go back again and again.

CH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A nice, reliable neighborhood restaurant. A well-edited menu.