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About The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento
The Porch offers Sacramento a delicious down-home low country dining experience located right in the heart of Midtown! Featuring over 100 bourbons
Sacramento, CA 95811
Southern, Low Country, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm, Friday 5:00pm-10:30, Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm, Sunday 4:00 pm - 9 pm
Brunch: Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
18th & K Streets
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Porch Restaurant & Bar - Sacramento Ratings and Reviews
This is NOT the place to come if you are celebrating a birthday. We were a normal party of 3, not a giant group and had one of the worst experiences I've had. Definitely the worst birthday experience. When I made the reservation on OpenTable, we told them it was my birthday and they had special menus printed up wishing me a Happy Birthday. And then they proceeded to seat us with the WORST server in the restaurant. I won't go through everything that went wrong... it's just too much. Some lowlights: I mention after we've been there almost an hour that we have a movie in an hour and she said... oh I'll get your check. No, we'd just like the rest of our food please.... she seemed surprised by this. Then when the food finally started coming out for the main course, it took then 7 minutes to get everything out, so the choices are to be rude and eat or wait and everything is cold. We repeatedly had to remind her that we'd ordered a second round of drinks.... it was at least 15 min from order to delivery. When the manager finally dropped the drinks off he apologized and said he'd take something off the check. When we finally found the waitress again to ask for the check.... nothing was taken off the bill. We mentioned the manager said he was taking something off the bill, she seemed surprised by this and I asked if I could speak with him. She came back with some items comped but the manager never showed.... surprise, surprise. The food was good, not the best I've had but not the worst either. If I wanted crappy service, we could have stayed in Davis.
I first ate here on Christmas Day 2012. In the 5 years since the menu and food quality remain constant and delicious! The buttermilk fried chicken is what I notice most people come in for. Why not? It is 3 pieces of plump, juicy chicken that is not even close to greasy. 2 of us got the chicken with different sides. I loved the beets and collards! Also the Gouda grits were amazing. I was not a fan of the mac & cheese fritters, but they did taste good (just too much fried with the chicken). One of my guests came all the way from San Diego to have the chicken! My other guest got the shrimp grits. Plump shrimp and wonderful Gouda grits. Before dinner we had the fried green tomatoes and the grilled brie. Both could be a meal in itself! You have to get there and try them. Excellent local and California beer selection, extensive spirits list and really tasty Old Fashioned! It was a bit chilly or we would have chosen to sit outside. Great view to people watch along K St.!
Service was very good, and the atmosphere pleasant. Shrimp poboy sandwich was quite tasty, with nicely fried shrimp and avacado. Beef stroganoff was underseasoned, and the partially shredded beef clumped together, making eating a challenge. The spinach-based salad was also so-so, with meat and cheese that didn't add much to the flavor and a bland creamy dressing. If you are looking for Southern food, South is a better bet.
As usual, the Porch did not disappoint. We had family in town and the menu offers lots of options they had not tried before. You have to start with the Fried Green Tomatoes! Every time I leave I swear I am going to get a whole plate for myself next time... Entees are huge, enough to share, which you will want to do if you want dessert. Go hungry - you will be glad you did!
We had great service and the food was incredible. Our waitress took extra care to meet all of our needs. My daughter has Celiac disease so requires a gluten free diet. Our waitress made sure to check with the chef for all items ordered. This is rare and made for a very enjoyable dining experience. We will be back.
Our meal at The Porch was one of the best meals I have ever had. It's a southern-style restaurant with entrees like fried chicken, shrimp and grits, etc. I had the fried chicken and it was fantastic. My only regret was that I didn't have room for all three pieces. The candied yams were mouthwatering delicious. We also got the cornbread and fried green tomatoes as appetizers and they were incredible. We also had amazing service. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
We came to celebrate a friend's birthday and had a great experience! The service very good. We brought a birthday cake and the waiter immediately took it off our hands and kept it in the fridge for us. The server was pleasant and attentive. Our drinks and food came out at a good pace. We enjoyed the fried green tomatoes, fried chicken, shrimp and grits, and crab cakes. Everything was delicious...especially the biscuit! We would definitely return!
The service was great,our server Nick was really friendly and helpful with any questions we had about the menu.The food was excellent and quite filling.The ambience is really cozy and has a rustic chic feel.I would highly recommend to those looking for fresh farm to fork comfort food.My fiancè and I will definitely be coming back!
Good old fashioned southern comfort food for Californians. The food is nothing special, and somewhat overpriced for the quality, but the food is tasty. And it's the only restaurant downtown with that style of food, comfortable atmosphere, great service, and a well-stocked bar.
Decided to get a few friends together and try The Porch's DineDowntown tasting menu. It was a great decision. Other than the long wait (our reservation was for 8:15pm and we were seated closer to 9pm), the restaurant met all of our expectations. The Senor San Juan specialty cocktail is now my favorite drink ever.
Very disappointed with the experience. I booked this reservation as a special date before my partner left town for a week. When we arrived (on time), the hostess asked me if I had just come in a couple min ago to claim my table (I had not). It seemed like our table had been given to someone else. She looked around, but there was no place to seat us. She said it would be about a 10 min wait, so we went to the bar. My drink was good, his was medicore. 20 min later she came by and said there still was no table, and would we want to just eat in the bar. We accepted that since we were getting pretty hungry. Service was really really slow. It took over 2 hours for us to be served appetizers/main course/dessert. I almost just asked for the dessert to go because we were sitting there waiting so long for it. The food was ok, not mind blowing... $140 for a dinner that took twice as long as it should have, no offers to comp any part of it for the table mixup or slow service. I generally don't write bad reviews (I'd rather just let it go), but I felt compelled to this time.
The food was different than expected. Not bad, just different. They printed the menu with Happy Birthday which was great, but the server never acknowledged it. She was very nice. There was a special that included a 3 course meal. I couldn't eat either of the 3 course meal options so ordered off the main menu. They had some desserts on that menu which sounded awesome but apparently, were not available off the regular menu. That was very disappointing.
we arrived 30 mins early and were seated quickly. waiter greeted us immediately and took our order. waiter had to come back and correct as soup of the day was different than what he stated. food came out in a timely fashion. brussel sprouts, chicken fried pork, and upside down pineapple cake were all delicious from the dine downtown menu. waiter was very friendly and attentive, water glass was never empty!
The Porch had been one of our "go to" restaurants. The food has always been outstanding, the staff friendly and congenial. Unfortunately, our experience on January 7, 2018 did not meet our expectations. Mistakes happen and it is unrealistic to expect perfection from a restaurant, its servers and chefs. The issue is how the restaurant responds when a problem becomes apparent. Does the staff listen, or blame the customer? Does the staff attempt to still meet the customer's reasonable expectations to resolve the problem? Unfortunately, the staff at the Porch appeared to be uninterested in resolving the problem, but instead, compounded it when we communicated the problem. Our server Emily was initially congenial and helpful. The problem arose when the dessert was not what she represented. We specifically asked if the pineapple upside down cake came with buttermilk ice cream (as advertised on the Porch's website.) The cake came with vanilla ice cream, not as promised. The cake was cold and dry, somewhat akin to a "Sara Lee" cake. When we raised the "not buttermilk ice cream" issue with Emily, she replied, "You're not happy with your dessert. I'll get the manager." After quite a wait, with us staring at the melting dessert, the manager appeared. We told him "this isn't buttermilk ice cream, as Emily promised." He replied, "We didn't have it today." He promised to bring other desserts, incredibly, without asking us what would make it right. Staff brought birthday cake ice cream and banana pudding. (He did "comp" our wine, which was $12.00) Unfortunately, this chaotic response ruined what otherwise was a very pleasant evening. We loved the Porch. It was one of our favorite restaurants. Unfortunately, we can no longer recommend it to our family or friends.
Lunch for 3, no cocktails or drinks consisted of 1 appetizer, 3 entrees and 1 side - $87 before $23 tip. That says a lot about the service and food right there. Truly was a bit more than we would spend for a normal lunch however the old saying is true: you get what you pay for.
Fabulous Mac n cheese with brisket - added bacon on top however $2 for less than a tablespoon of bacon seemed a bit steep for the quanity.
The shrimp poor boys were on point. Enough shrimp to satisfy you, up-charge for the slaw IMO was not worth it. The fries were better. Although I will say it was a creative spicy slaw.
The burger was seasonal. I ordered it bc of a picture posted online. No where near the same or as appealing looking but truly was delicious! Worth every penny. Homemade ketchup was tasty but I'll stick to Heinz.
If you want comfort food, this place hits the spot. It will cost ya a bit more than most restaurants in the area but as stated, overall it was worth the price and the service was attentive and very accommodating. I apologize for not knowing her name, she was excellent.
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