Taylor's Kitchen

4.6
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577 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Taylor's Kitchen is a charming, neighborhood restaurant nestled in between Land Park and Curtis Park. Chef Casey Shideler's weekly changing menu benefits from her relationship with local farmers and ranchers. One of Sacramento's "best kept culinary secrets", Taylor's is perennially on at or near the top of Zagat's list in food quality. The wine list is always changing features wines hand selected by Master Sommelier candidate, Keith Fergel, formerly of The San Francisco's Fifth Floor and Yountville's The French Laundry.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We are exclusively offering a 4-course menu starting with an amuse bouche of gin-cured salmon, followed by a beet salad, brown butter seared scallops, prime new york strip and a dessert trio. The price is $115 per person which also includes a bottle of Roederer Estate Brut Sparkling per couple.

Friday, February 14, 2020

What 577 People Are Saying
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DS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, very good service, server explained all the meal choices we inquired about! Will return!

j
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't believe I have never eaten here before. The room is very nice. The service is professional and not over-bearingly nice. and the food was excellent. Certainly a place to put on the regular list!

SD
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

yet another vey pleasant evening at Taylor's Kitchen . . .

MB
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

First visit here, I live close by. Ordered mussels which were good, Brussel sprouts were solid and then I ordered a basic burger medium rare. It came out medium, but I was hungry and didnt send it back plus it took so much time to get it. Seemed like the timing of delivering the food was hard for the server and kitchen. Also, we were seated by the door for the first starter, then asked to be moved because the cold wind during your dinner is not fun. But afterwards the seating was great. Had a res for 7pm and it was packed. Decent, but not outstanding. I know I ordered a basic burger, but I was craving a burger and it was just ok and not cooked perfectly. I would try again, but it's not on the top of the list.

OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Had to be comped corkage and dessert due to poorly cooked entrees. Lamb and salmon was raw, chicken overcooked. Pretty poor effort.

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, superior service and terrific food!

S
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our new favorite places for our Friday night date night.

r
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Bummer to see this place go downhill. Absolutely loved this on all previous visits but it’s been a while since I have been there. None of the staff were welcoming or sincere. Genuinely felt like it was rushed and if we asked a question it was a hurry up and answer so they could leave. Dinner was the slowest pace I have seen in a long time and the place was hall full. It was also quite cold. Pains me to write this review. Really wanted this to be a great experience, especially living in the neighborhood.

S
San Francisco
126 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great service..... highly recommend!!

N
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint. Friendly. Terrific food and drink.

G
Sacramento
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and very good food. Thanks for making our New Year’s Eve memorable 🌹🍾

LS
Sacramento
89 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love to watch Taylor's continue to evolve and look forward to the new chef tweaking the menu a bit over the next few weeks. Service and sommelier recommendations are always top notch. The food was good, but the combination on the chateaubriand special was far too sweet for our taste; hence our first 4 star rather than 5 star rating. While the meat was superb, the execution of the plates needs a bit of work.

E
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We have been here before and quit going due to the quality of the cooking. We decided to try again once we heard they had a new chef. In a party of four two people didn’t live their food. Our waitress Alie didn’t smile once. She brought our food efficiently and was attentive but seemed like she didn’t want to be there. No charm no smiles no exchange of dialogue except for taking orders.

AC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It took a really long time to get out main entree, server kept apologizing, restaurant was only about half full

OT
Sacramento
38 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor's is such a great gem for people who love good food. We have been so many times and have never been disappointed. They maintain excellent standard dishes, but always manage to keep a rotation of new and delicious seasonal offerings as well. The friendly staff and manageable size make it feel like a warm and familiar place. Great wine list as well! Hope to keep coming here for years to come...

SM
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, fabulous food, gorgeous environment

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was so creative and delicious! Service was on point as well!

M
Sacramento
43 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor's Kitchen has a quiet and refined atmosphere. The service staff is outstanding. They were very knowledgable about the food, wine and all aspects of our meal. In addition, the main waiter for our table was affable and engaging. He was efficient and gave us time to enjoy our time at Taylors. My only comment is that the portions are a bit small for the price, but delicious. We will definitely return to Taylor's for another special occasion.

WL
Sacramento
38 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was superbly prepared, very well executed farm to fork meal

OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent excellent excellent

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e
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good and the service is the best! We love Allison!!

b
Sacramento
58 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Wagu steak was tasteless. Scallops were under cooked. Pork chops were good. Pecan cheesecake tart was not as expected. Wine choice was the highlight.

S
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant around right now... everything from the service, wines and food... we can’t wait to come back

DM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had never been here before. Great food and professional staff. Plates were artfully presented. Kitchen was slow the night we were there because their computer system was down.

R
Sacramento
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been to Taylor’s occasionally over the years and have always enjoyed it. This was a special opportunity to introduce the place to good friends from out of town. The food was delicious – homemade pappardelle (tender with the right chew) with a kale pesto, a roasted squash arugula salad, salmon, berry creme brulee. each dish had different flavors and wonderful textures. Each seemed carefully prepared and presented. Our group of three had a number of food restrictions and preferences, and the server and kitchen handled them graciously. As always I enjoyed the vibe, which is both special and casual.

One critique of the menu: Over time, it’s evolved that an actual majority of dishes on the menu have bacon or pork. The kitchen is gracious about deleting ingredients and accommodating food needs, but this does seem somewhat imbalanced on a small menu. Nonetheless, I very much welcome my next visit.

LM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in Sacramento. Farm to fork, great and reasonable wine list, impeccable service in a quiet neighborhood atmosphere. Their ingredients come from the butcher shop next door and are always fresh and amazing.

SD
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Yet another very pleasant meal at Taylor's. Our favorite Sac restaurant . . .

OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and excellent customer service.

BL
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Taylor’s Kitchen has been a favorite for some time but our last visit was a disappointment. Both entrees we ordered were off. The chicken dish was dry and the suckling pig, while tasty, did not have the promised crispy skin. Attention in the preparation seemed a bit lacking that night.

CM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our special occasion was enhanced by the service, attention to my special request for a round table, and the gracious host.

d
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Been here several times in the past
Always good

Food was just ok this time
Steak was cold and flavorless

We saw several items get sent back for being under cooked

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional.

OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at Taylors. The service is always excellent. They are going through a transition in the kitchen and I think it affected both the pacing of our meal and the plating. We will definitely return because they have always maintained a very high standard for both their service and their meals

F
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor's is our go to place for dinner. It is consistently excellent. The usual staff are always friendly and efficient. Food variety is creative always using what us seasonal. Overall just wonderful.

s
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

I’ve eaten here before and always thought their food was outstanding however I was a bit disappointed in the salad and vegetarian “cakes” which seemed a bit dry. Good experience though because we ran into friends

AB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Appreciated a vegetarian option. Would recommend having one sauce instead of two for that dish. My wife had the rissoto requested w/out bacon. Was ok but she thought it was a bit gummy.

We loved the tomato salad and will return just based on that dish.

Our friends LOVED the lamb. Said it was perfect.

GD
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pork loin chop was amazing! Great service. Nice place for a date. So glad they are on Open Table... we’ll be back!

Oh, and Pliny the Elder on tap? What an unexpected surprise!!!

K
Sacramento
29 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef is top knotch. Such great, flavorful and perfectly cooked.

MO
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, wine list, and specials as always.

SF
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and wine were excellent. We really enjoyed our meal and the place is lovely.

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