The Gate at The Murieta Inn & Spa

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$30 and under
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Californian
The Gate at The Murieta Inn will deliver a unique “farm-to-fork” dining experience, delighting guests staying at the hotel and adding vibrancy to Rancho Murieta’s dining scene. To create our seasonal menus, our Executive Culinary Team artfully utilizes produce from The Inn and Spa’s own Angel Wing Farm, a five acre farm and state-of-the-art greenhouse located on the property. Our Executive Culinary Team works with local ranchers and fisheries to source the restaurant’s meats, poultry and fish to complement the menu’s bright, hearty fare. The Gate will also feature a full bakery program with all of the hotel’s baked delights being crafted on-site.
The Gate beverage program features an extensive wine list, including selections from the nearby Amador and El Dorado wine country, a private bourbon collection and a variety of tap beers from the region’s vibrant craft beer scene. Our cocktails will feature premium spirits enhanced with fruits, flowers and botanicals from Angel Wing Farm.
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EJ
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great neighborhood place, casual and reasonably priced. Locally grown.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was served piping hot and everything came out as ordered. Every steak out of all eight steaks that we ordered were cooked perfectly. The only reason it’s not getting five stars for overall is due to the small undesirable dessert menu.

J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Management has decided to automatically add an 18% tip and then add a separate line for additional gratuity. Someone casually reading the check may not realize that there is an automatic gratuity. As a restaurant owner, I vehemently object to this procedure. I normally tip 20 to 25%, but when management automatically adds a gratuity without prominently notifying the guest that it has done so, I stick with management's automatice tip. The automatic tip is a disservice to servers.

MJ
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gate was very gracious. As it was our anniversary, we wanted a booth and they were very accommodating. The wait staff came by just enough to keep water glasses full and make sure we didn’t need anything. It was a perfect evening!

OT
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful valentines dinner with my wife! The Sevice and the meals were excellent! I would recommend the Gate at the Murieta inn & spa to all family and friends.

PP
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience4

This is the second time we've dined there and my wife has ordered the filet cooked medium-well and it shows up rare. I wonder what the chefs are using to base the degree to which the food is cooked.

GM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Food and service were great. Atmosphere is always great.

KM
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MOST ENJOYABLE. WE ALWAYS LOOK FORWARD TO DINING AT THE GATE

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as was the service. Highly recommend it.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Celebrating the purchase of our new home!!

GM
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience3

I ate at the Gate several times over the two days, and I found the food to be marginal. There were almost always too many potatoes, and the food was just not as good as it should be for a nice Inn’s restaurant.

DC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food5service2ambience5

As always food is very good. As always the crew is very disorganized. They don't seem to know who is performing what duties. Left standing at restaurant reception for over 15 min. Left sitting at table for 15-20 min before being offed any water or beverage. We had reservations but were given next available table. This place is trying but will need to improve before we return!!!

s
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made reservations for quiet table for birthday celebration on Christmas Day! The hostess Jenny was very accommodating to our request. We ended up, by choice, sitting at a bar table. Kim was our server as well as the bartender for the night-she was awesome! We had a limited menu on Christmas but enough variety to satisfy our varied tastes. My BF got a 16oz steak and I got the Salmon. Salad, veggies and desert were included for $39 each, which was very reasonable for us! The food was amazing! The local veggies were beyond amazing! Everything was cooked to our perfection. Sorry, didn’t take good photos to share! This was our first visit, and won’t be our last!

MJ
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Because it was Christmas, we wanted to have a special meal out. The price fixe menu options were perfect, as was the price.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, friendly and helpful. Christmas dinner was excellent, and a good value.

KD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The 3 stars for value is for our meal, the Gate used to offer a 6 oz filet mignon that was the perfect size and price ($28.00) after an appetizer, salad, and so on the 6 oz was perfect! Now the only filet offered is 8oz. For $34. That said it’s too much for all of us (3 that night) so we no longer order an appetizer and there’s always a piece of steak left. We now sadly, don’t pick the gate as our first choose for our dining. Sad because living here it’s convenient and we love the staff !!

KK
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a beautiful place. Staff was very welcoming. Would recommend it on a heartbeat.

TH
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience5

The one star if for the ambiance and some good food. I would say this place has illusions of grandeur. Expensive prices at a small restaurant that does not offer any bread, soup or salad. Not certain who or where they think they are.

NOW, for the really bad news. Made reservations for Breakfast with the Grinch. I was put on a wait list on Sunday night before the event. On Wednesday, I got a message that simply said, good news, I was not longer on the wait list. On Thursday, I called to confirm and asked what time we should be there. On Sunday, we arrived early; there was a long line so we waited over a half hour. Then I was told they did not have my reservation. The girl (in a polyester plaid shirt and blue jeans; really, you don't dress up to work here? no dress code?!) asked me if I had followed to instructions to call and confirm by Tuesday. WHAT? I realize she was trying to make this my fault.

I asked to speak to the manager, a forty-something-maybe-high-school graduate with no manners. He finally arrived, and she intercepted and discussed my issue with him instead of letting me talk to him. He ignored me and spoke with women who were coming up WITH THE SAME ISSUE. I finally tapped him on the shoulder and said I was before all these people. He merely argued with me about who was first and obviously did not want to acknowledge my issue. NO ONE EVER APOLOGIZED!

Unprofessional and unorganized sums it up. Most of the workers there probably have their jobs through a work program or nepotism. Out in the parking lot, I had conversations with several families who also had made reservations. They said they confirmed online AND on the phone. Mostly I feel sorry for all the children who were let down, but the worst was they way we were all treated. One lady with four children had driven an hour to get there. Bad management.

E
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Thanksgiving with family.
Service was nonexistent, have to ask for water refills constantly. Food was tasteless and cold, waitress non followed requests on orders.We did not finish our dinner, server started removing dishes we have to ask to put plates back on a table... They could not wait when we leave. Check was on a table in 35 min after we started. Thanksgiving dinner with family, $200 bill, 49 min at restaurant what a dissatisfied customer service and food. Place overpriced, bad food and service. Would not recommend this place.

BA
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was absolutely delicious. Best meal we have had at 'The Gate' so far. Both of us ordered the rib eye and it was cooked to perfection. The hummus w/pesto appetizer was also very good; would highly recommend it. We will be back s00n.

KM
Yosemite
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because of where we live it is so enjoyable to have such a nice restaurant to go to without having to drive so far! The decor of the restaurant and hotel is wonderful and is exactly our taste. Thank you for your top notch staff who had to work the holiday so that we may enjoy an evening out.

a
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! I had the Rueben and it was very, very good!

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All was great except the vegetable that came with my filet. I was told it was broccolini, but there was no resemblance!

RM
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to The Gate to celebrate our Anniversary. We enjoyed the ambience and exceptional service. The dinner - from appetizers to dessert - was great. We also appreciated the The Farm to Fork feel. We will definitely return.

DD
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Angelique is wonderful

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OT
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My daughter and I went for brunch. First time at the Inn. We sat outside and it was a very pleasant experience and very good service. Food is quite good! We will be back.

A
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love The Gate. From the servers to the host to the bartender. . .felt like family. Everyone is so accommodating and welcoming. Food was delicious!! Wine selection varied to cover many pallets. We will be back for another birthday celebration this coming Monday, 10/21!!! Thanks for being close enough to Ione to make the trip so worthwhile.

ER
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Celebrated a birthday breakfast

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lively fun and elegant atmosphere, food selection and quality and service.

RD
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We went to the Gate for our anniversary and it was a nice evening and would recommend to our friends. Our waitress was very friendly and very informative and the food was great. The only negative was the service was a bit slow. It took them a while to bring the bread once they brought our drinks and our waitress never asked us if we would like a second drink. We order dessert and we waited about 15 minutes for it to arrive. Overall it was a good experience but I am hoping they work out the fine details in the future.

SW
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely - wonderful food, service superb, setting even better. Made reservations for 2 - unexpected but welcome guest appeared; moved tables- NO problem. Very accommodating. One person had the Pastrami sandwich with Caesar salad, another Steelhead, and the Pasta by diner #3. All meals were delicious. Thank you. Will definitely be back.

ER
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

friend loved the portobello sandwich! He said it was wonderful!

AN
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant evening.

K
Tahoe
79 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Great service.

f
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place! Food is good, service is friendly. My father-in-law is hard of hearing and this place has done a wonderful job with sound absorption in the dining room and he can hear across the table.

K
Tahoe
79 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent staff.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food...excellent service. A great place for any occasion.

VL
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

The food is incredible- service during brunch/lunch was average, but the wait staff are friendly and accomodating. I think there needs to be quality control/training as they could be exceptional! Still, I will continue to visit frequently.

CS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was amazing! One of our guests had many special needs, the chef himself came out went over the menu and prepared a special meal. Everyone went out of their way to please and accommodate with a very pleasant attitude. Thank you so much for a wonderful dining experience, you all were great!