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About Plan B - ARDEN TOWN

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

555 La Sierra Drive
Sacramento, CA 95864
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Open every day at 5:00

Cross Street:
San Lucas Way

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 483-3000

Website:
http://www.planbrestaurant.com/

Parking Details:
Arden Town Center for easy parking!

Private Party Facilities:
We offer the entire restaurant for groups of 20 to 125. Cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvres, then dinner or cocktail receptions.
There is room for 3 piece bands and/or DJ. Audio/Video available.

Free parking for all guests right in front of restaurant.

Private Party Contact:
Lucas: (916) 483-3000

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Plan B - ARDEN TOWN Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
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Good for a Date (16)
Good for Birthdays (16)
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Special Occasion (15)
Authentic (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Cozy (12)
Bar Seating (9)
Worth the Drive (8)
Business Meals (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Groups (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Seasonal (4)
Casual (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
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Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

One of our favorite restaurants in the Sacramento area, we were not disappointed in a repeat visit. We avoided the Valentine's Day rush and booked a table on the 15th of February. The greeting we received, the sumptuous food (I had the outstanding halibut, my wife had the delicious duck breast), the wine list, and ambience were all delightful. We enjoy this restaurant because it is not too large, the noise level is low enough that we can enjoy conversations with each other, the quality of food, and the general atmosphere. Parking is never a problem.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 4 days ago

I brought my daughter in for a special Valentine's Day 4 course meal dinner. We had to wait 15-20 mins after we finished each course. We only ate 3 courses at the restaurant, and I had to wave down the bartender to get another glass of wine. We were both nodding off at the end of the night because we were so sleepy after the dinner course that we had to leave before we could eat out prepaid dessert. To top it off, our server included a 20% gratuity to my bill, when he ignored us the bulk of our meal. I could have got a lot more for $250 else where.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

New ownership and lots of polishing is needed. At present, overpriced, poor quality control, soiled flatware. A disappointing Valentines dinner.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine's day menu was ok. Small portions. Everything else was ok. Didn't feel like fine dining, but it was trying to. Atrocious name (plan b) everyone on my Facebook who saw my post commented the name was horrible.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

Service was poor and we waited over one hour for entrees; very crowded. We had a reservation but they seemed not to notice.felt they should have comped our dessert but they didn’t . It was an anniversary, pre valentine dinner noted on our reservation but no acknowledgement.
Food was not up to par either.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Three of us ordered a fabulous assortment of menu items and also from the fare of the day on the board. We were not disappointed! Everyone that works there is friendly and is knowledgable on all the dishes. We learned that the sauces change almost daily and each and every dish had its own distinct taste and was done to perfection. With the menu having a strong French undertone we all asked a lot of questions and the descriptions given were so well done we ordered items we would have passed on by, and now we all can't wait to try even more. I am glad we had reservations on our Friday night visit and the tables were full all night. You can take your time or as I noticed some of the customers knew exactly what they wanted and were in and out in a timely matter. The cocktails our group ordered were spot on and most patrons were enjoying a nice bottle of wine at their table. Somehow we all found the way to try several of the desserts, although we just could not finish them. Plan b is now on our list as a new favorite. We all will be going back and telling friends and family about our "find" ! We left full, happy, and enjoyed the experience, its been a long time since all three of us talked about our dinner with that much excitement on the way home.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 4, 2018

We ate at Plan B about a year ago and we were impressed. It was as good or better the second time. The salads were wonderful as were the prawns and salmon. Definitely on top of our list!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 31, 2018

It was a Birthday dinner. I had the mushroom soup first, then the filet mignon, cooked perfectly in a mushroom sauce and with cauliflower Grattan. My wife had the prawn dinner with mashed or whipped potatoes after her butter lettuce, dried cherries with a rich and generous blue cheese dressing. Our daughter tried the mache salad, followed mussels Provençal. All meals were excellent. We finished off our meal with a lava cake, creme brûlée, and a 10 year old tawny port. Everyone was very happy with our food and the service.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 26, 2018

I had never been to Plan B either in the Arden area or midtown Sacramento...so for a date night I took a chance and selected the Arden location...it seemed to get some better reviews than the midtown Sacramento location.

We had a truly great time...nicely decorated restaurant and a nice bar...not huge but just good for a more intimate experience. It was a bit confusing upon entering the restaurant...there was no hostess station, you just sort of go in to the bar and confirm your reservation. At first I had thought we had gone in a side entrance!

We ordered a bottle of white French wine ($35) and the prawn appetizer...just so nicely done! Okay, I read some comments that for $7.50 you only get two large tiger prawns (they'll bring bread too) but we didn't want to make the appetizer our meal...so it was just fine. When we were deciding on what wine to order, the bar/server guy was really helpful...poured us samples from 3 different bottles of wine so we could make an appropriate selection. He was really friendly too. Their wine list includes both French and California wines...some by the glass and some by the bottle.

After being seated, we chatted with whom I think was either the owner or partner of Plan B - Andre...very nice French man who was going all around the place chatting and greeting his clientele...a nice touch! We started our dinner with the butter salad (great) and then I ordered the mussels w/linguine and my fiance ordered the roasted 1/2 chicken...both delicious. The mussels were especially good! For dessert we split the apple tart which was nicely done too.

All in all I'd have to say this is a nicely run, good French restaurant. Does it seem like you're in a French bistro when you are there? No...I don't suspect you'll find that stateside anyway...but what's important to me is the service and the food (along with fair prices). I'd go back to Plan B Arden any time!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Favorite restaurant in Sacramento!
I highly recommend plan b

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We had a great meal. Albert (the owner) is always a pleasure to talk to.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Have been here many times... tonight I was a little disappointed. Food tasted amazing as alway... but all of our vegetables on our entries were cold... server got really busy and by the time someone c@me over to check... it was past the point of getting hot veggies... they diD nothing to make up for their error... will go back... but not for a long time.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Have gone to this great place many times! Had one bad experience and did not return for many months! Tried it again Friday and discovered it is still a fantastic place. Glad we went back! The people running the place are some of the friendliest people on can find.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Excellent food and service. Loved the experience!

Tags: Tapas, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Healthy, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Great food and quality service

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I had to find reservations for 5 the same day, so I chose Plan B based upon reviews for places that were able to accommodate us on short notice. We were about 5-10 minutes late and our table was waiting for us when we arrived. The owner was very pleasant and helpful. The waiter was also very attentive early on, but it progressively took longer and longer to come by as the evening went on. Our meal took over 2 hours, aside from one salad we only had entrees.

One major problem was the rib-eye. Evidently the menu item included the word "pepper" in french, which none of the three of us knew (or asked). The rib-eye was covered in a thick sauce with significant quantity of cracked peppercorn. I enjoy lots of pepper and had to remove all of the sauce in order to taste the meat. Another of our party was unable to eat the meal. Lesson learned - ask about words that you don't recognize and perhaps alert your guests. Another of our party had the salmon and said it was excellent.

As we were preparing to leave the women in our party excused themselves to the restroom. They came back flushed and reported that they had just overhead the owner "yelling" at one of his wait staff outside, but carried clearly into the restroom window.

On the whole the evening was uncomfortable and awkward.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Plan B is a charming little place with excellent seafood, but also nice lamb and beef dishes. The personnel were all attentive and well informed, and we had good, thoughtful service. There's a pleasant little bar in front and comfortable tables and chairs. One of us hadn't been there before, and loved it. Two of us had the duck breast and one had rib eye--all melt-in-the-mouth tasty. They make a specialty of delectable mussels, too. My only complaint is that they aren't open for lunch at least some of the week, since I think they would attract a nice clientele.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We had a very nice, unrushed meal. Our server was attentive and obviously familiar with the food. We will definitely return. The mussels are a must! Thanks for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We went there for New Years Eve and the food was fabulous and the service excellent, even though it was a busy night!

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always an outstanding experience. No other dining experience like it.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The pork tenderloin & mushroom dinner special’s entree was so very good - perfectly cooked with a hint of pink, tender & beautiful flavors. The salad was dressed nicely- glistening, not goopy, well seasoned. Dessert wasn’t too big but just enough to fully savor before overload. What a nice surprise for a small neighborhood restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Awesome restaurant with wonderful food and great service. Gotta have the mussels and frites!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Dining at Plan B is eating a great meal with friends. Albert treat everyone like family, and the food never disappoints.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We love dining at Plan B in Arden Town. Whether eating a bite at the bar with a cocktail or having a luxurious multi course meal at a table, it always feels special. The staff is friendly, courteous, and not overbearing. The food is fantastic - the prawn stix appetizer, mussels, salads and regular entrees (rib eye, roasted chicken, salmon) are consistently good. The specials are note-worthy: options like duck confit, fresh seafood, rack of lamb. Even basics like the Plan B Burger, pommes frites and the bread basket are incredible. Only weak spot are desserts when fresh fruit and berries are not in season. Then the desserts are moderately good.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food was great. We had salads, hamburgers and frites . The chocolate Molten cake was amazing. There was a very large party so that may have caused our service to be extra extra slow. We will try it again and hope for a better experience.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We had a very nice meal. It was fresh with some unusual ingredients. The calamari was light, crispy and really tasty. Fair on the wine choices. We’ll be back!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating, Organic, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We love this restaurant. Staff friendly. Food delicious. Great restaurant and one doesn’t need to drive Downtown. I think one of the best restaurants in Sacramento. Make sure you order the mussels. Delicious.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

This was our first time dining at Plan B. We went to the Arden Town location. The food and service was excellent! The restaurant is contemporary, yet cozy, and the staff are friendly and engaging. This is quite a hidden gem!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The service received was sensational. Warm. Friendly. Helpful. The cuisine was incredible. Will definitely dine here again.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Went there for our anniversary. The crab roll appetizer was delicious, the lentil soup exquisite. I had the peppered rib eye which was done perfectly, my wife had the filet which was outstanding. The dessert and coffee equally first tier.
The owner came by several times to check on us and really made us feel special. We will definitely come back. It was well worth the drive (approx 1 hr).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Food was very good and Rodney took good care of us. Looking forward to returning following what was my first visit here. I've also enjoyed the Mid-town location for lunch on several occasions, as well as dinner.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 5, 2017

They forgot our appetizer & the t-bone was all gristle w/ little good meat. Other than that, it was a good meal. I highly recommend the mussels

Tags: Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Our dinners were outstanding! One had the quail, the other the mussels, shared onion cheese tartlette and pommes frites. Service was professional but slow. Maybe they were a server short that night. Every table but two was full, so maybe they had more diners than expected. Took too long to get our menus, to take our order, and to bring the wine. Had to ask for bread for the mussel broth. I have been here two times before and both of those times the service was timely, but only a few tables were in use on those occasions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The owner who sat my date and I wasn’t very welcoming. However, we were met with great service from our waiter, but that was the only highlight of the night. I ordered a very expensive Rib-eye which was incredibly tough, chewy, and overpoweringly peppery.

Tags: People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

This place is consistently good. True Provençal French dining and the fish dishes are absolutely fabulous. I have dined at the best in Paris and this place can hold its own!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent French cuisine

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We always love Plan b restaurant. The meals are usually outstanding, Particularly the lamb and the scallops. The mussels are a bit hit and this time I had linguine with clams. Just the right amount of garlic and heat to make them wonderful

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Anniversary

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always excellent food with superb service! Service is very attentive and it seems everyone in the restaurant takes ownership of the serving process...

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I had not been to this restaurant for many months and was pleasantly surprised. It was less pretentious that previous visits, service was excellent and food, if not exceptional, was still very good. Most of all, the quiet atmosphere allows for conversation, which is not true in many restaurants.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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