The Chef's Table is the best restaurant in this area, hands down. We dine there at least once a week. The food, service and staff are excellent. Mitch, the head chef comes up with the most creative dishes imaginable. The menu changes daily. It is a very small restaurant and reservations are a must. Don't even try to go there without one or you will most likely be turned away.
this place passes itself off as fine dining. I beg to differ. We made our reservation the requisite 2 months in advance. When we arrived, the bar was half full and no one to greet us. After finishing his conversation, the bartender inquired as to what he could do for us. Upon being told we had dinner reservations, he directed us to a table in the bar explaining the restaurant does not open until 5:30. Fair enough. The bar is stocked nearly entirely with IPA's & double IPA's. So be aware of that. I did find something suitable for a cocktail and all was well. The dinner menu is very skinny with nearly everything having the dreaded "kick" to it whether needed or not. The lone exception being a meager 5 oz. filet mignon. My wife ordered it & loved it but 5 ounces? That's ten bites of an entree. I ordered the carbonara and it was so spicy it was ruined and I did not detect a single bit of bacon.
Seriously, I'd take a pass on this place. It's in a strip mall, the room is long & narrow and you are not allowed to sit in the (small) main dining area unless your party is larger than 2. We were seated in the hallway and I am not kidding.
This was one of the more unpretentious nice dinners I've had, and I mean that with high compliments! The waiters wore very personable and wore shorts, the atmosphere was fun and lively, and the food was delicious without being fussy. 3 of 4 of us had the fried chicken, which is on the menu at all times, and which everyone said was very good. I had potato-crusted sea bass in a curried creamed corn with sausage - the fusion of flavors was amazing - it was one of the best meals I've eaten in a long time. I have a gluten restriction and they worked around this really well. Nice variety of beers and wines by the glass. I've waited a long time to get a reservation here, and am already looking forward to going back!
Had the fish. Excellent, tasted so fresh like it was caught today.
Food was excellent but pricey is not for everyday people
I have been here twice and have been very pleased both times. The food is thoughtfully and expertly prepared using fresh and local sources, they offer a nice range of options, the cocktails and desserts are delicious, the ambience is fun and the staff went out of their way to make sure all of our needs were met.
Exceptionally good food in a friendly atmosphere.
Besides the food being absolutely delicious, the atmosphere is fun and every member of the staff is super friendly :)
My steak was perfect. The risotto was over cooked.
Never disappointed here....always awesome food and service.
Pork chop dry, tough. Service rushed. We never dine out, because we are always disappointed
This restaurant expanded their bar and added some great drinks. Food, local and seasonal, always on point. Just make sure you call ahead for reservations.
Love all the fresh tastes and combinations of flavor and goodness!
Service is always exceptional! Great date night.
Good food, service and excellent value. Nice ambience.
Good great as usual!!! Food is always great here, everyone should try it!
The music was loud for the clientele at the restaurant and the food was average. We were at Chef's Table for lunch. It's kind of a been there, done that restaurant. I wouldn't go out of my way to go back.
Hands-down, this is our favorite place to go out on date night! If it was less expensive, we would be there all the time! LOL! However, I know it costs money to do it right. And Eric, the owner, does it right.
The food is always excellent. There are usually some unique dishes. Bacon brownies anyone? The wines are really good, and he usually has a couple that are a steal.
Eric is personable, and my wife and I love to chat with him. This is a small businessman who works hard for his customers!
I am glad I made a reservation because the place was full when we arrived for lunch. I normally find an item on most menus that are prepared for a vegetarian but not here. The beer batter fries was my only option, of course I could have asked if they could have prepared the Caesar Salad with a non fish dressing. I will have to try having dinner there sometime since they do have a few vegetarian options.
We love The Chef's table! The food is always consistent and delicious. Staff is attentive and convivial. Don't mind driving almost 50 miles for a meal that never disappoints. Would probably eat there more often if it wasn't so difficult to get a reservation. Just goes to show what a great place it is!
The Chef's Table is one of our very favorites. The service is unsurpassed and the food is amazing!!!
The Chef's Table never disappoints. The food is fresh and creative. The sataff is very welcoming and attentive. Great beer and wine list!
This place is so good. I love their tacos. I think I could eat them everyday. Also, eventhough, we did not get them on this date, I love their Pesto fries. They are so delicious. Service here is always superior, and the food is amazing. Likely, I will see you again next week.
This was an excellent dinner! We live around the corner, but always forget about this dinner spot. Planning ahead is the key to getting a reservation. The staff was very personable and the food was amazing. We will definitely be putting this on our list again.
Excellent always- never a bad meal - servers are above exceptional
It had been awhile since we were at The Chef's Table. The food was great - the Mission Fig starter plate was fabulous, the fig-bacon-brie hamburger was also very good. The sea bass was cooked perfectly but maybe a little too much going on - creamed corn, green beans, and small bites of spicy Italian sausage...didn't let the fish shine. We won't so long to go back - there were a couple of other items we want to try.
Thanks Erick for the gift certificate!!!! Wonderful food and exciting bar scene with lots of cool people too!!
We celebrated our 14th anniversary there and had a wonderful experience! The staff was over the top gracious and we just truly enjoyed the food and our time there.
It is noisy in here, so it was not ideal for a business lunch as the woman at the next table was literally touching my leg accidentally as there were 3 of us on the bench seat, and two of them on the bench seat, and our table was like 6 inches from each other. Therefore, we could not really discuss business. I will not go there for a business lunch again, but the food was excellent
I will come here on my own time.
Great authentic food.
Great overall experience
Excellent service, creative menu, one of the best local craft brewery selection around.
The Chef's Table never disappoints. We love coming here to celebrate special occasions!
To celebrate our wedding anniversary, my goal was to find a restaurant that we had never been to, wasn't overpriced, and would be memorable. After reading reviews about The Chef's Table, I had high hopes. After sharing a few appetizers, savoring every bite of my entree, and indulging in a dessert, the meal and service exceeded my expectations. We WILL be back! Thrilled to have found a restaurant close to home that was healthy and delish! Bonus points to them for being able to not include the meat in the scallops appetizer since I don't eat meat. Our servers were patient and personable and made our dining experience even more enjoyable. Oh, and even more bonus points for them finding a pair of readers in their lost and found pile, so that I could read the menu. (Forgot my at home!)
This place is great for any reason. Best in Rocklin
Outstanding local gem nestled in Rocklin.
Fantastic cooking and the favor shows it!
Got to try the bacon brownie for dessert!
Plenty of FREE parking
Great menu, and wonderful food. I love that it has a different menu every time I go for Dinner or Lunch!! Can't wait to try happy hour!!!
This was a great experience. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious and deserves all the great reviews. I think I found a new favorite restraunt and I cant wait to to go back.
Love this place . Best place in town!
This was our first time for lunch. Excellent in all ways, as usual, except for the high prices on all glasses of wine.
Love the restaurant. Food was delicious. We would come back again. Enjoyed the employees at the restaurant