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Diners' Choice: American restaurants in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall American cuisine in Sacramento / Sacramento Valley? You’re in the right place. Each month OpenTable analyzes more than 400,000 new diner reviews. We sort the results by category to help you discover new favorites. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Star Lounge at Hyatt House Sacramento restaurant
4.9
4.9 (137)
$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
ScottC
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent food and service. Lighting is a bit dark.
A photo of The Independent Restaurant and Bar restaurant
4.8
4.8 (646)
$31 to $50
American
Placerville
About the restaurant
OPEN 5 days/week for INDOOR & EXTENSIVE OUTDOOR Covered Dining and Take-out Orders.

The Staff will try their best to accommodate all seating requests, but cannot guarantee all specific table requests will be available. Current Hours are: Wednesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 9pm Sunday: 11:30am - 8pm (closed Mon/Tues)

The Independent Restaurant and Bar offers guests and neighbors in Placerville, California a place to gather and enjoy refreshing fare and drinks. To start, peruse their famous craft cocktail menu and local beer and wine selections, then check out their creative appetizers, including turnip fries, flash- fried calamari, tempura prawns, or their famous ahi tartare. Main courses at The Independent Restaurant and Bar include Buttermilk Fried Chicken, CAB Marbled Rib Eye, Lemon Caper Salmon, Sous-vide Prime Rib (Sundays Only), Molasses-brined Pork Chop, and House-ground Burgers. Voted BEST OVERALL RESTAURANT in the Sierra Foothills 11 YEARS IN A ROW.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Fabulous First Date Night Out in Placerville!!!!!!!
A photo of Camden Spit and Larder restaurant
4.8
4.8 (441)
$31 to $50
American
Sacramento
About the restaurant
Camden Spit & Larder, a modern London-inspired eatery, in Downtown Sacramento on Capitol Mall. Chef Oliver Ridgeway showcases the pristine ingredients of the surrounding region with its bold design, bustling bar scene, and prime private dining facilities. Camden is comfortable yet elevated. We are located just a few blocks from the Capitol and Convention Center and just steps from the Golden 1 Center. This is the perfect place to dine pre-show or concert. Camden S&L was a restaurant 'Recognized by Michelin' in 2021, 2022, & 2023.
Top review
Gigivip
Dined 4 days ago
Camden just doesn't disappoint! You are treated to a small bite from the kitchen. There always are specials and the main menu is also very, very delicious. Additionally, the staff is superb! They are personality, are personable and enjoyable people. Going to Camden for dinner is always, always the best!
A photo of The Kitchen @ Stonebrier restaurant
4.8
4.8 (636)
$30 and under
American
Stockton
About the restaurant
The Kitchen @ StoneBrier has a goal of bringing delicious, handcrafted, and quality food to the community. Our menu is comprised of classic recipes, containing only the freshest produce, hand-carved meats, and freshly baked breads— promising an excellent dining experience, whether eating in or getting lunch to-go!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We were looking for a place for Sunday brunch in Stockton, and saw the positive reviews for The Kitchen @ Stonebrier. It exceeded our expectations. The dining area is lovely, with a slightly funky vibe. The brunch selections all looked great. WOne of us ordered the huevos rancheros, which were unlike any we had before (tostadas with beans, avocado and egg) and a side of delicious fingerling potato home fries. The other had the Monte Cristo sandwich, served with a berry compote. When asked to take some of it home, the wait person added a container of the compote! The prices are not cheap, but not too expensive. Perfect for a special meal out.
A photo of Seasons 52 - Sacramento restaurant
4.8
4.8 (3391)
$31 to $50
American
Arden Fair
About the restaurant
Seasons 52 is a Fresh Grill and Wine Bar offering a seasonal menu that is naturally lighter and always flavorful. Our seasonal menus feature ingredients at their peak of freshness, oak-fire grilled or brick oven roasted (without a fryer in sight) to be naturally lighter and more flavorful. We also offer an extensive list of wines by the glass and bottle. Here, you'll always feel free to enjoy every bite, every sip, every moment. Lunch and dinner daily with happy hour Monday-Thursday from 3-6PM.
Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 7 days ago
They always do a great job and the food is the best
A photo of Canon restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1967)
$31 to $50
American
Sacramento
About the restaurant
Michelin Guide rated neighborhood restaurant with creative and shareable cuisine and a year-round patio.

"With a clear vision, a striking aesthetic and distinctive, mouthwatering flavors, Canon restaurant in East Sacramento is a stellar and welcome addition to the city’s dining scene." - 4-Stars, Sacramento Bee

"Find the convivial Canon sequestered away from the downtown bustle. This cool space that contrasts deep tones against bright whites is enveloped by the aromatic smell of smoke, so it’s no surprise that the house is packed most nights. Chef Brad Cecchi is the culinary mastermind and his menu is pivoted around playful small plates." - Michelin Guide

Canon is committed to a healthy and productive workplace. A 4% service fee is added to dine-in bills to help cover the cost of employee health and wellness benefits and to provide a kitchen equity stipend to our back-of-house staff.

Top review
Maryvip
Dined 4 days ago
We haven't been to Canon in a while and decided to go. The food was wonderful and a great selection...I hope they bring back the potatoes as those were my favorite. It was nice to try new foods and everything was tasty. The service was terrific...the food was brought out by different people...that was fine by us so it came out nice and hot. I will definitely be back.
A photo of Sheldon Inn Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.7
4.7 (2541)
$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
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
We always enjoy eating at Sheldon Inn and have never been disappointed. Always a great experience and incredible food!
A photo of Wise Villa Winery and Restaurant restaurant
4.7
4.7 (206)
$31 to $50
American
Lincoln
About the restaurant
Tuscan-style Gourmet Restaurant
The ONLY WINERY in Placer County to feature a FULL DINING EXPERIENCE complete with a Tuscan-style Gourmet Restaurant , charming courtyard, elegant tasting bar, wine educators, professional waitstaff, & culinary team. Our Mission is to provide our guests with and elegant European vacation by providing an internationally themed winery & food pairing experience in the setting of our Tuscan style vineyard and Gourmet Restaurant .
Indulging your senses in a perfect balance of Wise Villa Winery at our Tuscan-style Gourmet Restaurant . Enjoy the elegant tastes and aromas of our world-class wines paired with a delectable chef-prepared gourmet dinner. Relax while watching a breathtaking sunset over our rolling hills vineyard.

Prime Rib Special Every Thursday 11 AM - 8 PM
Winery Tours by Founder Dr. Grover Lee Every Saturday & Sunday 11:30 AM

Top review
KarenKvip
Dined on Jul 8, 2024
Always a wonderful experience. Great service, staff, food and ambiance!!!
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 2 days ago
It was an amazing experience to have dined here and enjoy the mansion itself.
About the restaurant
Located in the new Harrah's Northern California Casino, Louie Oliver's Restaurant & Bar features a local and regional menu with California raised beef, fresh seafood and produce, an extensive wine list, and handcrafted cocktails. Whether relaxing with a glass of wine at our outdoor patio, or enjoying our lounge listening to live, local entertainment, Louie Oliver's Restaurant & Bar offers an elevated, casual dining experience for locals and out-of-town guests.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 24, 2024
The service was EXTREMELY slow. My husband and I had garlic bread, which was awesome. We both had the chef's special, which were smash burgers. They were very pricey for what you get. The drinks were great. Overall, everything was ok. They should probably reevaluate the menu prices and figure out a way to speed up the service. Our reservation was at 6:30. We were seated immediately. We were served our food at 8:30 and given our check at 9:20
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