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Prelude Kitchen & Bar, Sacramento, CA

Prelude Kitchen & Bar

4.5
4.5
716 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Prelude Kitchen & Bar is Restaurant located in Downtown Sacramento that serves Modern American, Farm to Fork cuisine. Our Chefs work directly with local Sacramento Farmers to source local ingredients for each dish. We believe food and dining is more than sustenance, it's a connection between guests, chefs, farmers, and the nature that surrounds us. Our menu is crafted from scratch, ensuring that every bite resonates with exceptional taste, genuine flavor, and fine dining quality. Prelude Kitchen & Bar is conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Sacramento next to the Crest Theater, Golden One Center, State Capitol, SAFE Credit Union Convention Center and Performing Arts Center. We offer validated parking at Capitol Garage located directly across the restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (916) 898-1071
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Executive chef
    Tom Patterson
  • Neighborhood
    Sacramento
  • Cross street
    11th and L Street. Street parking, public garage, and valet some nights.
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • 🚨 Peju 5 Course Wine Dinner

    $145.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 17, 2024 only
    👉 Meet Peju Winemake Sara Fowler 👉 5 Course Dinner with Wine Pairings for a Truly Special Experience 👉 Limited Availability, Reservations Required Let your senses indulge in this exclusive wine dinner featuring Peju and meet winemaker Sara Fowler. Join us in our private dining room and experience how wines are elevated and balanced by food through this 5 course culinary adventure showcasing local farm-to-table culinary and winemaking excellence. View the full menu at: https://preluderestaurant.com/peju-wine-dinner/
    🚨 Peju 5 Course Wine Dinner Photo

What 716 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

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  • Sacramento

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716 Reviews
  1. ChristinaS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was ok. The bread was phenomenal and maybe I filled up. Soup of the day I loved but my friend had clumps of cheese. The salad was not flavored greatly but the linguini was pretty amazing only wish it had some sort of cheese. Calabrian pesto on it was bomb. Wine is over priced for sure. Over all meh… won’t go back but good to try

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Joaquin

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an incredible dining experience at this fantastic restaurant that I've been eager to try for quite some time. We were warmly greeted by a charming hostess and sat down immediately, unfortunately the patio was too hot so we opted for indoor seating instead but it didn't affect our enjoyment of the meal one bit! Our server was attentive, friendly & knowledgeable about all aspects of menu items which made us feel welcome throughout; not only did they serve fresh bread straight from oven alongside delicious charcuterie board selection - their entrées (scallops cooked just right with tender texture still intact), mouthwatering pork chop full offlavorsome juices within every single bite taken plus perfectly grilled ribeye and short rib paired amazingly well over creamy polenta making each member taste buds sing joyfully while enjoying wonderful ambiance created by talented chef leading his team behind scenes ensuring consistent high quality food coming out kitchen.. Definitely returning back here again soon!

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  3. Olly695

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We decided to have an early dinner at Prelude before our flights back home on our last day in CA. Turned out to be a great place. We might have been the only family in there with kids but it was not awkward. The food was great and service was excellent.

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  4. Albert

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very classy fine dinning option in downtown Sacramento with tasty delicious food

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  5. RobertY

    San Francisco

    75 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Do not eat here. The food was inedible. We ordered the rib eye and risotto respectively. Both dishes were terrible. It was a huge disappointment. Places like this are the reason restaurants are dying on the vine. Honestly, they should have paid me to eat here. Never again. For the first time in 40 years, I did not leave a tip. The poor service matched the poor food. The drinks are overpriced, $26 for a glass of Rombauer Chardonnay. I would rather eat home or at a chain restaurant. This place is too loud and the acoustics are awful. You can hardly hear your dining partner. “Validated Parking “ at the garage they say, unless you prepay. The parking garage requires that you prepay when you park. Such a miserable experience. You want to experience good food or exceptional restaurants, go to New York City, New Orleans , or Napa. Sacramento is lacking.

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  6. thanksgivingdinner

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent and our server was outstanding, but the portions are small for the cost. We ordered the Caesar salad to share after being told it was a large size, but we received two very small portions that would equal one small salad. The pork entree was delicious but half the plate consisted of the pickled onion and little else. The dessert of orange chocolate mouse cake likewise was delicious, but was less than a 2” square piece. My partners slice of olive oil cake was a more expected size.

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  7. ResD

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff, very well organized and kept close tabs on the customers. Very knowledgeable about the menu and able to explain well the top entree and starters without being biased. Ambiance was perfect and location/parking was very accessible, will definitely come back. And last but not least, food was really good!

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  8. MEM328

    Las Vegas

    25 reviews

    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We went to Prelude on a rez for lunch. Not at all crowded with many open tables, yet we were taken to the very last table in the back of the place (why?). Ordered a glass of Chablis, but our server brought a glass of Champagne. We both ordered hamburgers. I requested "rare" on mine but asked what that may look like at this restaurant. The server replied she had "never seen" what that looks like (really?!). My partner ordered "medium rare," so I ordered the same but given the reply about "rare," I asked if that meant they would at least be pink on the inside, to which the server said "Yes, they will definitely be pink inside." Well, when the burgers were served, not only were both patties black on the outside, but worse, my partner's was dark brown and very "well-done" inside, while mine was close to the same. We were both very disappointed in our food choices, and in general with the experience, especially given that it was all quite expensive too.

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  9. PD19

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s understandable to expect to pay a higher than average price for delicious, top tier food from an excellent establishment. I came in expecting to pay on the higher side. However, it’s a bit outrageous to charge $47 for 5 scallops during lunch (they should at least state the number of scallops on the menu). I left feeling hungry, and even my guest commented on how small the portion size. Delicious food, but absolutely terrible value.

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  10. Debi

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it! It rained and the patio was closed so we didn’t get the view of the capitol but that’s ok. Our server Devin was AMAZING. He recommended some great dishes, was attentive and so friendly! Honestly, all of the staff was lovely. For apps, we had the Brussel sprouts, banh mi bruschetta and potato leek soup! ALL THREE were beautifully plated and tasty. I’m not a fan of pork but tried it and was pleasantly surprised. The meat didn’t overwhelm the dish and the flavors were on point. The Brussel sprouts were yummy but a huge serving (that we ultimately took for take away to save room for everything else). The soup was flavorful and perfect for the weather. For entrees we had the spinach linguine and the short ribs. The linguine was ok, it was colorful but not as flavorful as it should have been for how it looked. We added chicken to it that was slightly dry. The short ribs however, stole the show. They melted off the bone and in your mouth; were served on a bed of goat cheese polenta (there is no other way I will have polenta in the future) with expertly cooked veggies and a chutney that complemented every bite. For dessert we had a honey lavender, crème brûlée, Affogato, gelato, and cappuccino. Each was EXCELLENT. We left feeling like this is definitely a place we would come back to, but we have to sit on the patio!

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Prelude Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 716 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Prelude Kitchen & Bar

1117 11th St., Sacramento, CA 95814

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    11th and L Street. Street parking, public garage, and valet some nights.
  • Neighborhood
    Sacramento
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Farm-to-table, American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander
  • Executive chef
    Tom Patterson
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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