The Gate at The Murieta Inn & Spa

4.3
442 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 442 people are saying
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JenKearyandBuddyH
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This reservation was for brunch and the food was very good but the menu was less extensive than it was online & they'd gotten rid of bottomless mimosas! However, the bartender impressed me with a very spicy bloody mary & in that respect I was VERY impressed. The hotel does a really solid job compared to other places in the area in keeping patrons compliant with Covid safety protocols, the customer service is unbelievably excellent overall & while the dinner menu at The Gate could also be more a bit more extensive (they did just unveil a new menu when we were there over New Year's so I'd expect items to soon be added to expand the menu) food was absolutely delicious, not overly expensive & we had the best experience - maybe ever! - when it came to the brilliant customer service. I highly recommend both the restaurant for breakfast/dinner and hotel for having amazing food & stellar customer service!

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vipMichaelS
Sacramento
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

My only criticism is that our waitress seemed to forget us in the end. The food was good as usual. We sat in the patio and they had adequate heaters even though it was the coldest evening of the winter.

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RobertP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful evening at The Gate. The food was very good! Our server was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met special family friends here for brunch the day after Christmas. Enjoyed excellent food with attentive service in a lovely environment.

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BrettF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Christmas Eve dinner was overall very nice and the food was delicious!

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vipNancy
Sacramento
53 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner was lovely, though a bit rushed and pushed by bus staff. The Brussel sprouts were outstanding.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great tasting food and awesome service. Employees were very friendly and into the holiday spirit which was a plus.

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lisak
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious, service was great. Live music was awesome!

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, The Gate provided another exceptional family event with the breakfast with the Grinch and Max! Our family has attended the numerous holiday events at the Gate since opening and the staff always ensures the experience is over the top. Our favorite is always the Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt with the kids. The Grinch and Max were also great. Thank you for bringing these excellent events to Rancho Murieta. We look forward to other family events this coming year.

The Parkers

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BeverleyS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

First night at Gate was just ok. We were there for a quiet, surgery recovery spot. Vegie lasagna was great. Fresh little gem salad was tasty, but the dressing was to be on the side. A huge amount of dressing covered the salad upon serving.
Mom & daughter Saturday brunch during our four day stay. Samantha, our server, was a charming, delightful addition to the restaurant. This was the best service of our three
meals there. However, the quiche was over cooked, dry, dark brown on the bottom and black pepper used so aggressively, it was grey in color.
Our dinner that evening got off to a bad start, after waiting for a server for 45 minutes after being seated. We couldn’t believe it either. They apologized and comped an appetizer & a glass of wine. We then waited 40 minutes for our baked potato, Brussels sprouts, ( swimming in oil) and flatbread.
We suggest you order take out from the Mexican restaurant across the street if you want excellent food.
For a lovely inn, they don’t have the details aligned for their restaurant prices.

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Dc28
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will return soon , great food, awesome service. Very nice decore for Christmas.

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vipCORRINEH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the new “specials menu. Great for those of us who dine here weekly.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress Diane was very pleasant and accommodating

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LauraP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Taco Tuesday!!!! The new chef is amazing, absolutely delicious food!

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vipKingderb
Tahoe
148 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. Excellent food!

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vipSteveS
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Worst service ever received at The Gate since it opened.

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gracem
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I’m very sad about my recent experience here. I made a reservation for 12:30 on a Sunday for brunch. My party arrived at 12:36, and we waited to be seated. There was only one couple ahead of us in line. We waited until 12:50 to speak with the hostess. Apparently she had marked us as a no show, and the manager made a very catty comment about us being late. I understand places are understaffed, but a simple “sorry for the wait” would have sufficed rather than blaming us. We were not seated until 1:00. Our waitress kristie was very nice. The food unfortunately is not as good as it used to be. The fried chicken and waffles used to be delicious, but now they serve chicken tenders rather real fried chicken. The biscuits and gravy is also confusing, and is not a normal biscuits and gravy. I don’t think I will be coming back for brunch after this experience.

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RichardD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience4

Great food, good service but my reservation for a table for 3 was ignored and we were seated at a high top table in the bar. I was not happy.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place

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DaleC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Great service but the food and noise level definitely needs improvement. The Chop Chop Salad with chicken was limp and looked like it had been made days ago. Rock music is not an acceptable genres to listen to at lunch and have conversations. Will not return….

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Davis
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My old fashioned was great. The steak and appetizers were great but the veggies could have tasted a little better.

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BirthdayGirl
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The Corned Beef Hash was excellent! The Ham and Cheese omelet was ok, a bit over cooked. But the bottomless Mimosas were a great treat!! We will be back for sure.

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DougJ
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Wine glasses arrived with lipstick on one and smudges on another. Food was average at best with very slow service. This is the third time to eat here in two years and will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The service wasn’t bad, just slow, nothing like going to Ruth Chris or Morton’s for sure. The food was very fresh and hot when we did receive it.

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WaltW
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great! Nice evening out😀

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vipCORRINEH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved it. Our waitress was great. Don’t remember her name, but she was a tiny young lady with brown hair, we’ve never had before. Wish the menu would change up a bit, since we eat there nearly every week

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JillJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The short ribs were overcooked and the grits were mediocre. The corn chowder was good. The bringer is way too tall. Tomatoes and pickled are sliced too thickly

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice servers but SUPER SLOW...don’t be in a hurry. Disappointed salmon wasn’t prepared same as previous visit, server said it was the same. Wasn’t as good. Had to ask for bread several times. Nice ambiance

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soozeeq
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We were very disappointed when we arrived and the food choices we saw on the website were not on the very limited menu. The short rib (yes, one rib) was ok, but the potatoes were cold and beef had little flavor. The waitress did not ask which side we wanted or which sauce we preferred. We called her attention to this and she apologized. The waitress told the manager about our meal and he came to our booth and apologized for the menu choices and the cold potatoes. I told him we were there for a birthday dinner and how disappointed we were. He graciously did not charge us for the meal and gave us cheesecake for dessert. He did the right thing. We will continue to dine there for breakfast and lunch, these meals are delicious. Dinners, well we will see.

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vipNancy
Sacramento
54 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and food was good as always. Artichoke appetizer was not cooked and near impossible to eat/enjoy.

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DonaldS
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s a great place to spend a weekend. They have everything you need!!

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vipMurietaDiner
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience5

My wife and I have been to The Gate restaurant ever since it opened as we live across the street. The last few times we have gone there to eat the food was not cooked to the right temp, the fish & chips I had last night was cheap frozen fish. Their fries are incredible always. It is a shame that such a nice restaurant lacks the quality of food and that the time it takes to get your food is ridiculous. I am sure we will go there again and we hope it improves.

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vipKingderb
Tahoe
148 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Great staff.

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vipNancy
Sacramento
54 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

A different experience for us this time; our reservations were not recognized and we were sat inside where it was overly noisy and crowded. The food was good, thought the Caesar salad disappointed; it was watering and over dressed. The rest of our meal was very good. The bar was overworked and waitstaff as well.

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Greatfood
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our lunch.

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RobertP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Gate is a lovely place to eat! We ate outside on the covered patio. Very comfortable atmosphere.

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three cheers for the ambience, including Clemon (the musician); the prime rib special; the cocktails, and wine selection; the good-humored and professional staff; and the gorgeous setting. We will return to sample more of the great menu. The poutine, shrimp and grits, prime rib, cheesecake, baked Alaska, and flourless cake were a delicious end to a superb meal. Bravo!

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vipAbigailN
Sacramento
28 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We have been loyal customers of The Gate since it opened. Sunday night was the worst time there. My family was down from Oregon and we wanted to take them out. Service was extremely slow and no attention to our table got water or checking on us. I think a new waitress? It wasn’t that busy but we waited forever to get dinner. Our drinks and appetizers came in a reasonable time but main course wasn’t. Then we made the mistake of ordering dessert. After a half hour I went to kitchen and asked for check. Adding the tip to our bill was good for the waitress as wouldn’t have tipped much.

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AmberS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great midweek getaway! Hotel Room with dining credit made for a perfect night away! Not to far from home.

FAQs

The Gate at The Murieta Inn & Spa offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 354-3900.

The Gate at The Murieta Inn & Spa is rated 4.3 stars by 442 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.