It was great! Food was amazing and the candied yams were to die for. I wish they played a little music because it was so quiet! Our server was great and very attentive. Other than that, great experience.
I had a reservation and they sat us in the very 1st table where all the hustle and bustle was and every time the door opened we were blasted with cold air. We noticed other tables empty and were confused why we were given this spot. The waitress was quite "ditsy" and took a long time to get to us and spoke "nervously" when we had questions about the menu. She did not give good recommendations and I did not eat half my plate. Some of the side dishes were great, seasoned and tasty, but the starter fried green tomatoes half was under cooked and not soft enough, the other half was done right. My plate of buttermilk fried chicken was HUGE I literally received half a chicken unfortunately it was terribly under seasoned and bland. They had a punch bowl type cocktail that we did enjoy and the bignets were excellent for dessert. Our ticket was $150 for two meals, a starter, dessert and cocktails. Not worth the money in my opinion. I feel this is a hit or miss restaurant. We dined here a year and half ago and it was excellent food. I feel they have lost some of the charm in the food and I certainly did not get the same service by a long shot. I would say try and dine for the comfort food, but I won't be going back.
Great southern-style food. Shrimp & grits are among the best I've had. Presentation and service are very good.
What a great meal! Our server was friendly & entertaining! The food was even more delightful!
Great food and cocktails, but definitely on the pricey side. The biscuits are downright amazing. Order them even if they don't come with your entree. The skillet cornbread and fried green tomatoes are my favorite appetizers. Shrimp & grits are legit Southern. The buttermilk fried chicken is the. best. They have beignets on the appetizer list, but they work better as dessert. If you eat them first, you will spoil your dinner for sure. This place can get super noisy when it's busy, but it's hard to predict when that will be. On a Tuesday evening in August it was packed. On a Sunday evening in March it was sparse. Don't go here and expect to stick to any semblance of a diet. The food is way too good for that!
Enjoyed brunch on the patio during a quick trip to Sacramento. Would recommend this place to anyone visiting town!
We have eaten here several times and always enjoy ourselves. The food and drinks are wonderful and the service staff is friendly and they go out of their way to make you feel at home. Some of our favorite items for breakfast: chicken and waffles, Biscuit and eggs and for dinner: fried chicken and shrimp and grits.... You really can't go wrong with any food selection though!
The food is always great. Vegan options are yummy and service generally good. It was pretty busy so server wasn't as attentive as usual, but that won't stop me from returning or continuing to recommend.
Stopped by he Porch after a play. Excellent service and beyond excellent meal.
We met friends who beat us there and were enjoying a drink at the bar. They chatted up the whole bar crowd because the atmosphere was extremely friendly.
We shared the fried green tomatoes which were really good. We had the burger of the day, Biscuits and brisket, shrimp po'boy, and the catfish benedict. Everything was great. The only problem was that there was a lot of food and it was too good not to eat. We are all still full 7 hours later.
Our server Debbie was super and we will be back. Next time we will share entrees.
Great food. Generous portions. Excellent service.
Creative, very tasty southern style food. Picked The Porch to celebrate a birthday after reading nice reviews. The staff was very friendly and attentive. A memorable touch was a personalized happy birthday greeting at the top of each menu handed out to our table.
Everything was great as usual, however we thought that the wait for our food was a bit lengthy.
What a horrible experience.Went there to celebrate my birthday and a night at McDonald's would have been better.My girlfriend specifically asked if there was meat in the cornbread,and if so,could it be left out.The waitress said it could be made with no meat.The second we cut into it,we could smell bacon.There were also chucks of bacon in the bread.We told the waitress and she comes back and tells us " the chef is trying something new tonight and didnt tell anyone." NOT COOL.Then we asked for the "meatless meatball," which we had seen on the menu online.We were told that menu was outdated and they did not have that.Then my girlfriend orders herself shrimp and grits.She takes a bite and her face looks like she has just bit into a lemon.I asked her what was wrong and she said her grits were so salty that she could not even them.After explaining to the waitress that the grits were inedible,she apologizes and takes the plate.She comes back less in less than two minutes and says," I am so sorry,the grits are NOT supposed to taste like THAT."While our server was as polite as she could be,her stellar service could not even save the HORRIBLE experience we had on Friday.It would have been good business to have the manager apologize for such a bad experience, but we didnt even get that.What a total letdown for my birthday dinner.
It was my birthday-
Took an older family member there for her birthday. The waitress was fabulous in recognizing the day and treating her special. The menu is very interesting and it was fun trying things we wouldn't see at other restaurants.
Amazing food. Wonderful service. Excellent and will return! (Be sure to try the beignets!)
Everything we ate was delicious!
Great experience. Kind staff and great food.
Fabulous food, service and amazing huge portions of food
Yummy food. Awesome service. Great prices and atmosphere
Definitely coming back! My friends and I had a great time and a great dinner. Our waitress was so nice and the corn bread was to-die-for. Love love loved it!
We really like Porch and eat here frequently. The food was delicious as always and this brunch did not disappoint. Service was attentive without being overbearing and courses were served at a reasonable pace, even though the restaurant was really busy, bordering on over crowded. It was also quite noisy and we - and everybody else in the restaurant - practically had to shout to have a conversation. Another disappointment was - although I noted in my Open Table reservation we would have a 6-month-old baby in our party - when the hostess actually saw the baby (asleep in his stroller) it really threw her for a loop. They had no tables available which could accommodate a party of four adults and a baby in a stroller. So, the baby & his stroller got parked in the aisle, which was tight and bustling with fast moving servers and patrons coming and going and bumping in to it. We adults weren't so happy about that. But fortunately, the baby was super good natured about it and everything else at Porch. He slept until the moment food started to arrive and then he was happy to be passed around while we enjoyed our brunch.
I've never been disappointed at The Porch! Always delicious!
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.
Amazing. Great food. Fantastic service. And the mint julep champagne drink is sooooooo good. HIGHLY recommend.
We were immediately seated at a comfortable table away from the bar. The server was skilled & attentive. The food was tasty.
I had the pork chop. Probably the biggest one I've had. Very good fried green tomatoes.
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.!
We went for Valentines Day! The fried chicken was amazing! The grilled Brie was delicious and our server was very attentive.
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.
We had the opportunity to sit on the front porch and enjoy the sunshine. The food was delicious and the service was excellent!
Great food and service, really appreciate the creative vegan options.
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.
Super good. I like to go to a restaurant where I can get well prepared food that I don't often cook at home. Because I cook at home a lot, that's not easy but this hit the mark. I highly recommend it to anyone.
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!
Brunch at the Porch was great! Our server gave us great suggestions for our entrees and cocktails. Celebrated my best friend's birthday and had a wonderful meal, can't wait to go again!
Fantastic service from Connor! Couldn't have asked for better. Checked on us throughout our brunch just the perfect amount.
Only thing that I was a bit disappointed with was that my breakfast dish was cold.