Plan B - ARDEN TOWN

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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

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SB
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good good and friendly service.

LV
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional food and service!!

JE
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

My daughters 6 year birthday!

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

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of my favorite neighborhood restaurants! The service is exceptional

JM
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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

I
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Food was good, not great, a bit overpriced.

GM
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

R
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovely slow dinner

NS
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

LZ
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

I went to the restaurant on a Sunday evening. I wanted to introduce my teen nephews to French food but the majority of what we got was incredibly saltly. My poor nephews did not want to make a big deal about it but when I finally tasted their food, it was almost inedible. By that point my nephews had eaten 70% out of sheer hunger. I told the server but he seemed unconcerned. My mussels were good but the snails, shrimp and steak were beyond anything a restaurant should serve.

MF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was very good. Noise level made conversation difficult at times.

S
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The filet mignon and other meats were cooked top perfection. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable.

DS
Sacramento
31 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to this restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed everything we ordered. Service was exceptional.

DB
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I would recommend this establishment. I had a group of nine and they did a great job with a large group. The food was very good and everyone in my group enjoyed their meal. The prices were appropriate and the menu was great. I would go back again

TF
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

They were definitely understaffed. The wait people were also the bartenders which really slowed down the service. The pomme frites were not nearly as good as before. Don't know what happened to this once really fine restaurant, but just not as classy as it once was. Very disappointed.

EC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service , conversation was easy as the noise level nice and low. Friendly service... nice wine list. Very enjoyable.

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

Outstanding all around. We did not know what to expect but were quickly surprized by the quality and service we recieved. Expect knowledgable waiters and top tier dining experience in an unexpected location. We will be back

M
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a nice place. The noise from the bar was very loud so all tables had to talk louder to be heard. It’s a fun, trendy place and kind of chaotic but that’s also the idea, I believe. Generated energy?
It is a very crowded space but a host table or barrier would improve the claustrophobic feeling when entering.

GC
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, cocktails and food. Our wait staff took excellent care of us.

NM
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent, as was the service. They were on top of everything, but didn't rush us at all. The server was able to make great wine and entree recommendations since I was having a hard time deciding. Dessert was great, and the coffee to go with dessert was probably the best coffee I've ever had.

CS
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Great food. The rack of lamb is a must try...

M
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This lovely neighborhood bistro has had ups and downs over the years in terms of staff and service. Our visit this past week was ver positive. Attentive service and, as usual, lovely food.

M

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