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The Kitchen Restaurant, Sacramento, CA

The Kitchen Restaurant

4.9
4.9
872 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
The Kitchen is a Michelin-starred restaurant serving an eight-course prix fixe dinner menu based upon a weekly seasonal framework and featuring the best and freshest ingredients available daily, most of which are procured locally and regionally. The executive chef and staff present the meal in a lively, theatrical demonstration format.

Upon arrival, we welcome our guests to relax, order libations, snack on hors d’oeuvres and relax on the patio. As dinner begins, please feel free to speak with us about our vintage cellar, selections of spirits, as well as our vibrant and seasonal handcrafted alcohol-free beverages. Our executive chef and staff are here to answer any of your culinary queries or even give you some well-honed tricks of the trade. As dinner winds down, please enjoy a sumptuous dessert along with a bevy of sweet treats, Temple Coffee Roasters coffee, and warm chocolate chip cookies; all followed by hand curated, artisan cheeses and after dinner cordials and digestifs.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: Doors Open at 6:30pm, Dinner Begins at 7:00; Friday - Saturday: Doors Open at 7:00pm, Dinner Begins at 7:30; Sunday: Doors Open at 5:00pm, Dinner Begins at 5:30. Please arrive within 15 minutes after our doors opening to ensure the show starts on time.
  • Phone number
    (916) 568-7171
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Kelly McCown
  • Catering
    We offer Private Party availability for the entire restaurant for your special occasion or business function. Smaller, semi-private tables may be available.
  • Private party facilities
    Reserve the entire restaurant exclusively for your event! Our Demonstration Dinners, prepared right before your eyes, are a feast for all the senses, and our award-winning wine list features the best in the state. Our Sommelier will design a personalized beverage package. As a Private Party at The Kitchen, the entire restaurant is exclusively yours for the evening, with our expert staff of chefs and servers dedicated entirely to you and your guests. We offer our Private Party option for up to 60 people, perfect for business and convention groups, birthday and anniversary celebrations, and client or staff appreciation dinners. We will make your event a distinctive and singular success.
  • Private party contact
    Bobbie Chamberlin: (916) 568-7171
  • Neighborhood
    Arden-Arcade
  • Cross street
    Howe Ave.
  • Parking details
    The Kitchen has a private lot with ample parking.
  • Public transit
    Call our receptionist and we will be happy to arrange a town car for you. Please call a minimum of 24 hours before your reservation.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 872 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.9
4.9 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 2.1Value

NoiseModerate

873 Reviews
  1. AriannaB

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience. What kind of restaurant opens up all their crevices and wants you to look behind the curtain?...this one. Not only do they have nothing to hide, but the Kitchen has everything to flaunt. Knowledgeable, personable, and professional staff are always there for you. The food is top tier delicious not to mention plentiful. You WILL need a wheelbarrow to be rolled out of the restaurant and the end of the night. Quite the treat, quite the experience, quite the caloric intake. You won't be disappointed.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing and highly recommend to go on a special occasion.

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  3. ManuelA

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great environment. Pricier than your typical Sacramento restaurant but it was awesome. I will for sure be back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fun time and memorable experience. Food is amazing and the staff are very attentive

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  5. Sylvia

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a most wonderful experience with Chef Kelly and the fabulous team! This was our first time and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! This was supposed to happen last year but it was worth the wait! Everything was delicious and the customer service was absolutely excellent! We will come back again if we are able to make a reservation :) thank you!

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  6. jaredlikescoffee

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best meal I have ever had! It was fun and exquisite. I can’t wait to return!

    1 person found this helpful

  7. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my wife’s birthday, my in laws were here from LA. Everyone loved the experience!

    1 person found this helpful

  8. Sagamihara65

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The experience was outstanding and very memorable! Great place to celebrate special occasions. Food is excellent and service is outstanding!

    1 person found this helpful

  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an awesome evening! First outing after the COVID-19 year. It was something to celebrate and we did. Exceptional food and service! We can’t wait to get together again!

    2 people found this helpful

  10. Lynnielopps

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Chef Kelly outdid himself once again!!

    1 person found this helpful

  11. MatthewA

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing atmoshphere, cuisine, service and style. Out first time, and it did exceeded our wildest imagination. The personal touch by staff is unparalled- M & H Anderson

    1 person found this helpful

  12. MaureenS

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is an amazing experience. Great food and plenty of it! Very entertaining! Impeccable service. Every restaurant should model The Kitchen.

    2 people found this helpful

  13. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. Belen

    Sacramento

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dining experiences I have ever had. I had no idea that it would be so interactive. For the love of god, GO HUNGRY!!! The amount of food you have access to is basically unlimited, but it's nothing like a buffet. To the contrary, it is fine dining, and everything was sensational. I feel so lucky to have sat at "the counter" and for the wonderful evening.

    2 people found this helpful

  15. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a great return experience for myself and 1st time experience for my girlfriend. Service was excellent, as expected, and they really go above and beyond to show you how things are done behind the scenes. The $$$$ price point might scare a bit of people away at first, but believe me when I tell you this is absolutely worth it! They pay attention to every detail and really make you feel a part of the Selland family while you’re a guest. I really loved and appreciated the ability to request an additional plate if you really loved one of the main “acts.” We opted not to order any drinks or the wine pairing this time around, but they have an in house sommelier who offers knowledge on each beverage. We will definitely have to come back as the menu changes!

    1 person found this helpful

  16. LaurenP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a fun night! The entire staff is incredible, funny, knowledgeable and caring. We had such an amazing night eating delicious food and drinking perfectly paired wine. Can’t wait to go again!

    1 person found this helpful

  17. RoxaneP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazeballs...that is all. There's a minimum character requirement to do reviews, so I'll elaborate. The interior is simple but beautiful. Staff is friendly and attentive. Chef is incredibly gifted, not only in the plates he creates but also in creating an amazing dining experience...it truly is a dinner and a show.

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  18. RachaelL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything we dreamed of and more! Chef Kelly and his staff were welcoming, warm, professional, and made our experience unforgettable. The food was fresh and top notch and we loved watching all the “behind the scenes” in the kitchen. My sister and I can’t stop talking about how much fun we had. It’s been dubbed our favorite dining experience yet! Can’t wait to come back!

    2 people found this helpful

  19. TerranceP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing experience

    2 people found this helpful

  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing experience! Nothing like it!

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  21. RochelleMM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time for me, 3rd for husband. AMAZINGLY FUN!!! So entertaining and met couples on either side of us, Totally Bonded with them. The Chef is Amazingly Warm, Funny, Entertaining and made the night sooo Enjoyable!!! Will Totally come back!!!!

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  22. ErickaS

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    When what for some could be considered a once in a lifetime experience becomes the talk of a new tradition, you know you’ve experienced something magical! This was our first time to the Kitchen we’ll be back! And next time, I’m asking for more Walu; the stuff dreams are made of!

    1 person found this helpful

  23. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic experience!

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  24. MatthewC

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun and interactive dining experience. Employees are very friendly and entertaining.

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  25. MarcB

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yes it's on the expensive side, but the energy of the staff/atmosphere and the quality of food is unmatched in the Sacramento area!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious!

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  27. MikeC

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As rookies to The Kitchen, we would say, The Kitchen absolutely lives up to the hype. From the moment you walk-in the door the entire staff is sure to great you by NAME and makes sure to encourage you to have a great time. The evening starts out with some wandering of the kitchen where you’re sure to encounter the amazing kitchen staff who are all willing to stop what their doing and share about the food. Sous chef Gio makes the absolutely best sushi and liver pate and if you’re early enough, you can catch a glimpse of his skills. As the evening begins, Chef McCown welcomes the guests and describes the courses in detail. The attention to quality and local craft as well as ingredients is nothing short of amazing. As Chef and his team start the courses off, you become absolutely mesmerized by the work off art called “cooking”. The symphony of work would amaze even the most keen of the art. The staff continues to overwhelm you throughout the night with impeccable service and offers of “more”. After two courses, intermission takes over where you have 30 minutes of recovery; it’s a kind of hangover recovery where you treat your symptoms with more amazing food. Be sure to escape to the outdoor oyster bar and don’t miss the aforementioned sushi and pate in the kitchen. The experience resumes with the main entrees in which your palate is sure to continue on its way to the ultimate climatic experience yet. The evening concludes with a desert and “side-car” of delectable goodies. Overall, the best all around dining experience we’ve ever had; and we’ve been to the “laundry”, “hell” and other top renowned restaurants. Only critique would be to go with a bottle (or two) of wine and skip the parring. Although wonderfully paired, the pours are anything but gracious. Several courses left us wanted more vino to go with the fireworks happening in our mouths with the food. Highly recommend Chef McCown and The Kitchen; we will definitely be back...

    4 people found this helpful

  28. Paul

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was very good and exceeded our expectations. The only complaint is there was too much food! It was definitely an experience to remember and repeat.

    1 person found this helpful

  29. TataW

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An extraordinary experience. Fantastic quality food. Excellent wines. Fun ambience. Just love it. Highly recommend it.

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  30. CapitolJill

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Speechless. But since this review requires 50 characters I’ll try to scare up some words. It was a culinary extravaganza. Chef McCown and crew are as talented in the kitchen as they are on stage. We were extremely well fed and entertained. Thank you!

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  31. KatieM

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great time but felt it was pretty expensive. We appreciated all the behind the scenes effort and planning, thoughtfulness and creativity. We also appreciate how many people it takes to make the evening successful. Lastly, we liked how there were so many food options to try and the fun and somewhat secret info that went along with making some of the dishes!

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  32. Chicosdad

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I don't think I can say what hasn't already been said. This place is top notch. I have been to a number of fine dining venues in Northern California: French Laundry, Bouchon, Ad Hoc, Chez Panisse among them, and The Kitchen holds up and even excels past most. The food/drink was other-worldly and service impeccable. This is not the place, however, if you are looking for a quiet, romantic dinner. It is really dinner and a "culinary show". I loved the high energy and the at-times frenetic atmosphere, but that might not be for everyone, particularly given the price point. You get what you pay for which is a lot on both ends, but in my opinion, definitely worth it.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome!!!!!!

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  34. Devon

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Simply outstanding! A dining experience like no other

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  35. CathyW

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bend over backwards for everyone’s satisfaction. Nothing like it!

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  36. JJnBJ

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a shame that it is so hard to get a reservation-- I have a group pf friends who would like to join me for a wonderful evening at The Kitchen but it has become so difficult to get a table that we have given up.

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  37. RubenH

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an amazing experience! If you’re into food this is one of the best things you could possibly do! You get amazing food for 4 hours non stop & can ask for whatever you want. It was an unbelievable experience from start to finish.

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  38. KristinaPadilla29

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This experience with spectacular . I loved all of the staff and especially the chef . He had phenomenal energy and was knowledgeable about all the food . The food and staff were impeccable ! Can’t wait to make another reservation . 5 stars !!!!!

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  39. Adam

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. The service was amazing. The production was amazing. They gave us so much more food than we saw on the menu. We will be back!

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  40. KenA

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This isn't just dinner... It's an experience. I will definitely be going back.

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The Kitchen Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 872 OpenTable diners.

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2225 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA 95825

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Howe Ave.
  • Neighborhood
    Arden-Arcade
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: Doors Open at 6:30pm, Dinner Begins at 7:00; Friday - Saturday: Doors Open at 7:00pm, Dinner Begins at 7:30; Sunday: Doors Open at 5:00pm, Dinner Begins at 5:30. Please arrive within 15 minutes after our doors opening to ensure the show starts on time.
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    The Kitchen has a private lot with ample parking.
  • Public transit
    Call our receptionist and we will be happy to arrange a town car for you. Please call a minimum of 24 hours before your reservation.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Kelly McCown
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (916) 568-7171
  • Catering
    We offer Private Party availability for the entire restaurant for your special occasion or business function. Smaller, semi-private tables may be available.
  • Private party facilities
    Reserve the entire restaurant exclusively for your event! Our Demonstration Dinners, prepared right before your eyes, are a feast for all the senses, and our award-winning wine list features the best in the state. Our Sommelier will design a personalized beverage package. As a Private Party at The Kitchen, the entire restaurant is exclusively yours for the evening, with our expert staff of chefs and servers dedicated entirely to you and your guests. We offer our Private Party option for up to 60 people, perfect for business and convention groups, birthday and anniversary celebrations, and client or staff appreciation dinners. We will make your event a distinctive and singular success.
  • Private party contact
    Bobbie Chamberlin: (916) 568-7171
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