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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
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.
This was a huge disappointment—horrible service & the Buttermilk Chicken was so salty that my husband & I couldn’t eat it! So bad that we didn’t take ANY of our leftovers. We asked for the 10% Community Center discount. Our server took 18 minutes to bring us or bill (no credit was done). A true disappointment when the chef thinks that covering the entire meal with chunks of salt adds flavor. BLAH
I have to cede the title of beset Sezerac in town to The Porch. Someone did a better one than The Shady Lady. The bourbon and rye menu exceed expectations! I was once before with my wife and would have given it 2.5 stars at that time. Service has improved immensely.
We have eaten at the Porch a handful of times now and every time it is fantastic! The fried green tomatoes are a must. We have tried the shrimp & grits, fried chicken, biscuits and beets - all were really tasty. The ambiance is really nice - southern decor and a room in the back for larger parties that is darling. I have typically gone for lunch or dinner with friends, but I think it would be suitable for business lunches and is centrally located if you are downtown attending the theater or a show.
Had lunch here once with my husband and then again with a friend. Both visits had friendly service and the food was wonderful! What's nice is that they offer 1/2 sizes on some of their lunch plates since the serving sizes seem to be on the huge side. :) Can't wait to come back and try the Sunday brunch.
The food was under-seasoned though the portions were huge. The service was mediocre though we left a big tip. We got there at our reservation time of 7:30 though they took forever to take our orders, deliver wine and food then rushed to close up prior to their 9:00 closing time (flipping lights on and off at 8:45 when there are patrons still in the establishment is beyond rude and such a rookie move). I felt sorry for the large family who were still seated in front by the bar when we left a few minutes before 9:00 (with the entire staff just watching and staring at these poor people) - the staring game and light flipping is just wrong.
Porch Employees: If you all want to go home on time (and I understand because it's the holiday and don't fault you for it one bit) then COMMUNICATE with your customers/clients that you're getting ready to close and ASK if there's anything else they need before you close out their account. Leave on a good note and have some dignity and class. It doesn't cost you a thing and you stand to make a big return on that little investment.
My friend and I usually go to Ruth Chris for Christmas and had decided try something different this year. With their professional and friendly staff who never make you feel as though you're wrecking their day - guess where we are going next year?
We went there before seeing the play “A Christmas Carol”. My husband and I were running late but my son and his girlfriend were on time. He texted me the menu and I told him what to order. The food was enough for each of us to share an entree and side. The wait staff knew we were not dawdling over dinner so we had our food and we were on our way within the allotted time. I’d read that there were issues with getting your food on time but were pleasantly surprised that that wasn’t the case.
The table for four was to small. We had a reservations and they wanted to sit up by the door or the kitchen. The shrimp por boy was all bread and breading. The pulled pork was greasy and so were the fries. they only serve Pepsi products which I won't drink. The girts was good but I didn't like the Barbecue sauce in the grits. Parking was difficult and on the street. we wont' go back. I was disappointed.
Food is great, management is very receptive and staff is friendly. On some nights the service can be a bit slow, but not uncomfortably slow.
On my last visit there was a problem with one of the dishes and almost immediately the owner came over to address it and made sure that we are taken care of.
Get the brisket meatloaf if it's on the menu.
This restaurant specializes in southern cuisine for northerners. Real southerners wouldn’t appreciate the excessive amount of Gouda cheese in the shrimp and grits or the unseasoned chicken strips that accompanied my waffle. Plus, the $16 Shrimp and Grits came only four shrimp.
My group enjoyed all our choices - skillet mac n cheese was a favorite. We also had shrimp & grits, the shrimp po boy and country fried steak. The country fried steak came with 2 sides and a biscuit, super filling. The housemade ketchup and jam (for the biscuit) were both outstanding. They were offering a 175ml bottle of sparking moscato, which is only $1 more than most wine selections that were by the glass - it was delicious!
We entered the restaurant to check in and without asking each other instantly knew that we all wanted to sit on the porch. The dining room was WARM, and very loud. I'm not sure if that's the norm but if you are looking for a quiet spot you might request the porch (they had heaters so the cold wasn't a problem).
The price of apps, dinner and drinks makes it sort of a special occasion place rather than a regular spot, but we will definitely be back!
Food was fantastic and delicious. Service was slower than I expected, but it was a concert night. I had allotted 1 hour and 30 minutes for dinner and it was closer to 2. We were seated immediately as we arrived but waitress had to confirm our drink orders and everything shifted from that. No matter, I’d still return and will just go earlier next time. Happy birthday on menu was a nice touch!
I have been here several times and always order the shrimp and Gouda grits. It may take some time for them to get your orders out esp for brunch. Also thought my pumpkin Creme brûlée and my son's apple pie could have used some whipped cream. Overall enjoy this place but some details were missing.
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