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Diners' Choice: Romantic restaurants in Sacramento

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are the most romantic in Sacramento? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Dawson's Steakhouse restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1774)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Sacramento
About the restaurant
Established in 1988 and located in the heart of downtown Sacramento, Dawson’s Steakhouse has been a local favorite for over a quarter of a century and considered one of the best restaurants in Sacramento. Dawson’s serves farm-to-fork cuisine sourced locally and seasonally to reflect the richness of the Valley. From fresh seafood to California grass-fed beef, Dawson’s Steakhouse offers a contemporary twist of steakhouse classics and some bold originals. Enjoy fresh, local food, craft cocktails and exceptional service for an unforgettable dining experience at our landmark, AAA Four Diamond Sacramento restaurant. Treat Yourself!
Top review
Alisonjimmyvip
Dined 2 days ago
Dawson's was incredible. The wait staff were wonderful as was the food. We will be back.
A photo of Grand Island Mansion restaurant
4.8
4.8 (793)
$50 and over
American
Walnut Grove
About the restaurant
We invite you to join us on Sundays for Brunch and to enjoy a self guided tour of the Mansion. Our fabulous Sunday champagne brunch is open with the first seating for brunch at 10:30 am and the last seating at 1:30 pm. Reservations are required. Please visit our website, grandislandmansion.com to reserve your table.

2023 Holiday brunch is $59.95 per person plus tax. 22% gratuity added automatically for groups of 8 or more.

Beginning in January 2024 ~ our brunch is $59.95 per person plus tax. 22% gratuity added automatically for groups of 8 or more.

2024 Easter, Mother's Day, Thanksgiving and Holiday brunches will be $69.95 per person plus tax. 22% gratuity added automatically for groups of 8 or more.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 6 days ago
It was an amazing experience to have dined here and enjoy the mansion itself.
A photo of Allora restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2503)
$50 and over
Seafood
Sacramento
About the restaurant
A Michelin recognized, modern Italian seafood restaurant in the heart of East Sacramento. Allora offers a 4 course dining experience. Advanced Sommelier Elizabeth-Rose Mandalou and Executive Chef Deneb Williams invite you to enjoy this modern approach to dining; encompassing the best of Sacramento produce with new and classic Italian cuisine. Expert culinary craftsmanship showcasing fresh seafood & handmade pasta are creatively paired with a one-of-a-kind Italian inspired wine list and Italian-centric bar. Allora is a pause in the conversation; a moment between moments... Enjoy yours.
* 23% service charge
*Please note our cancellation and no-show policy
*Dining with children under 8 is not permitted, all guests require a reserved seat and audible devices are not allowed in the dining room.
*Please include any special occasions with names of guests of honor
*Please include any dietary restrictions/allergies you may have

Top review
goodolAl
Dined 6 days ago
incredible! this gem is special and definitely a must try for anyone who enjoys a unique, fresh seasonal, and tasty meal. quite possibly my favorite restaurant in town!!! service is always tremendous!
A photo of Star Lounge at Hyatt House Sacramento restaurant
4.8
4.8 (139)
$31 to $50
American
Midtown
About the restaurant
The historic building of the Star Lounge was a social gathering ground for almost one hundred years. Our Midtown Sacramento Lounge carries on the tradition of being a community incubator of creativity, an oasis of thought, and a great place to unwind. A place for all to come together and celebrate the arts, music, food, and a great cocktail. We use traditional local ingredients, authentically prepared, in a historic upscale inspired setting.
Top review
Yosemitechefvip
Dined 2 days ago
Food was good but very expensive. Waiter was pompous and didn’t follow instructions including handing the $500 bill to my client instead of to me as requested, sneering when I asked him to divide our bottle of wine four ways, and refusing a drink order. In the other hand, the bar staff was very friendly and very helpful. Drinks were good.
A photo of Sheldon Inn Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2544)
$31 to $50
American
Elk Grove
About the restaurant
Nestled in the beautiful countryside of Elk Grove, Sheldon Inn Restaurant and Bar is housed in a historic building dating over 100 years old. The Sheldon Inn offers an unparalleled fine dining experience, perfect for any celebration or night out. The quaint patio and fire pit/lounge area is the perfect place to enjoy brunch or dinner, cocktails and great company. Sheldon Inn also has a Wedding Venue featuring an outdoor bar, gazebo, two dance floors, market lights, and outdoor restrooms. With availability for over 300+ guests, the outdoor ceremony and reception site is adorned with a beautiful old Oak Tree, lovely Victorian Bridal Suite, and meticulously manicured grounds for a stunning outdoor wedding!
Top review
Rose
Dined 3 days ago
Wonderful spot for our anniversary dinner. Apart from the skirt steak being a too salty (maybe use low sodium soy salt instead of regular for the marinade?), it was great - the staff, the patio, the food. Even the weather was great (how’d they do that?).
A photo of The Firehouse Restaurant restaurant
4.6
4.6 (5499)
$50 and over
Contemporary American
Sacramento
About the restaurant
The splendid ambiance of The Firehouse is enhanced by its reputation for excellence in food, wine and hospitality. The most award-winning restaurant in Sacramento, The Firehouse has earned the "Best of Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator magazine every year since 2002. Most recently, The Firehouse became only the 2nd restaurant in Sacramento to receive a 2024 DiRōNA Award, along with multiple OpenTable Diners' Choice Awards. The Firehouse has been rated in Zagat's Top 100, and has also been the recipient of the "Award of Unique Distinction" and "America's Best 100 Wine Restaurants" from Wine Enthusiast.
Top review
BigDvip
Dined on Jul 12, 2024
Service in a traditional style. Always someone is taking care of your needs promptly without disrupting your space. Courteous and attentive. Meals were prepared spot on and delicious. Very extensive wine list, also great selections for premium whiskey. Throughly enjoyed our dinner.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Roseville restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2549)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Roseville
About the restaurant
Now Open: We look forward to serving you soon.

Ruth's Chris Steak House in Roseville, CA serves the finest USDA Prime beef available, broiled at 1,800° and served on 500° plates, so your steak stays hot, juicy and delicious from first bite to last. Enjoy our New Orleans-inspired appetizers, USDA Prime steaks, fresh seafood, signature side dishes and homemade desserts. All this while you enjoy our warm, inviting atmosphere and Ruth’s Chris’ genuine hospitality. So whether you’re a regular or have just been wondering what all the buzz is about, Ruth's Chris is the perfect excuse to enjoy the perfect night out. Dinner is served nightly, reservations are suggested and private dining and offsite catering may be arranged.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
The waitress was amazing and attentive. Made out dinner more fun.
A photo of Il Fornaio - Roseville restaurant
4.6
4.6 (3354)
$30 and under
Italian
Roseville
About the restaurant
Step inside Il Fornaio and take an award-winning culinary journey through Italy. Specialties include house made pastas, wood-fired pizza, grilled fish, authentic risotto, and rotisserie meats. Using the freshest ingredients and traditional cooking techniques, Il Fornaio offers a wide variety of premium-quality Italian food paired with great cocktails and a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence wine list.
Top review
Foodie
Dined 4 days ago
They have an excellent wine list and the staff, especially our host, were very congenial and professional. The food was also delicious.
A photo of Buca di Beppo - Sacramento restaurant
4.5
4.5 (719)
$30 and under
Italian
Sacramento
About the restaurant
If you are looking for an Italian Restaurant in Sacramento, CA then come to Buca. We are located on the corner of Howe Avenue and Hurley Way and proudly serve authentic Italian family style dishes. We specialize in celebrations and also offer catering suitable for all occasions.
Top review
SFMom
Dined 6 days ago
Overall, we had a beautiful family dinner with 10 people. The property itself could use a little bit of upgrades but the food and the customer service was five star. Thank you.
A photo of Revival at The Sawyer restaurant
4.2
4.2 (164)
$31 to $50
Californian
Sacramento
About the restaurant
Atop U.S. News's "#1 Sacramento Hotel of 2022", Revival is the perfect place for your next evening out no matter the occasion. With lush seating and a sophisticated atmosphere, our sleek indoor-outdoor space is the perfect place grab a cocktail and delicious bite while you enjoy the gorgeous view of Downtown Commons.

Valid ID required. NO INT'L STATE/FED ID'S | 21+ | outdoor dining after 7PM | time limit may be imposed | no bottle service, $35 corkage fee for wine.

Sun - Weds: 4PM - 10PM, last call 9:30
Thurs - Sat: 4PM - 12PM, last call 11:30

International drivers licenses and photo I.D., expired I.D., and pictures of I.D. will *NOT* be accepted.

For frequently asked question, please visit our website: https://www.revivalsacramento.com/about-us/

Top review
Senoritanunezvip
Dined on Jul 7, 2024
The ambiance is beautiful, the staff is great, and the appetizer selection is great. We were a little disappointed that the bottle of wine that we ordered was not available. I would like to see a better selection of Artistanal tequila as everything that was offered is commercialized tequila.
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