Taylor's Kitchen

4.7
592 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.
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MichaelK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been meaning to go here for many years. It did not disappoint. Phenom service. Food was amazing. Really enjoyed it. A little on the pricey side, but probably worth it. Will go back.

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vipAmybeth2014
Sacramento
43 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal at Taylor's. Very consistent and perfect every time! I love that since they have a market next door you can pretty much ask for anything. I need to remember that, as I typically forget!! Can't wait to go back.

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SueP
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our party of 6 adults and 2 children celebrated my husband's birthday here, and thoroughly enjoyed our meal and the entire experience. The service was exceptional, even though the dishes we ordered took a little time to prepare. We knew that meant the food was prepared just for us! We were seated in the perfect corner for a party with children, out of the way but not isolated from the rest of the restaurant. The menu changes regularly, so there is no need to comment on our specific dishes except to say we all enjoyed what we ordered, including appetizers, entrees, beer, wine, and desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us were in the dining party. We have been dining together for 35 years and have been to some of the best restaurants in Northern California. We all agreed that Taylor's Kitchen ranks in our top 5. Thank you for a most enjoyable evening and great food.

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TheFatPanther
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great wine list. Staff were friendly, quick, knowledgeable. The noise level got a bit obnoxious at several points as the place was packed.

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AlexJ
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service was pretty slow and the chairs were pretty uncomfortable after sitting for over an hour waiting for the food, one of which was the cheese plate appetizer. The food was not bad, but was not impressed overall.

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TahoeJohn
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Valentines Day combined with birthday. Dinner was 4 courses, and food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall for the price I did not feel that Taylor Kitchen left up to the price to value ratio.

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KennethA
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate at Taylor's on Valentine's evening and it was a per-determined menu
e with a bottle of champagne. My wife does not eat red meat and they seamlessly substituted the steak for salmon. The other courses included a beets salad and brown butter sauteed Scallops. The dessert was equal to the rest of the meal, but it included a raspberry sherbet that was to die for. Unfortunately, not sold separately. I highly recommend this restaurant, the food is excellent as is the service, very efficient and attentive without being stuffy. They not giving the food away and they are very proud of their product, but is well worth the food and the experience.

Ken Akins

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

valentine’s day... set menu... scallops were great but steak was served barely warm, and dessert was pre-bought choc cake with a gelatinous coating. gross

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TerriT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor’s Kitchen never disappoints. From being greeted warmly at the door until the last bite of our delicious dessert, we very much enjoyed our experience on Valentine’s Day. My husband and I have frequented Taylor’s Kitchen since it first opened. All of the wait people are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about food and wine. And always a good sign in any restaurant, many of the staff have stayed on at Taylor’s, some for many years. Happy workers contribute to an excellent overall experience. Oh, and the food? Delicious, fresh, creative and beautifully presented.

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JohnM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always great.

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JanA
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner, great service. Love Taylor's Kitchen!

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vipLinoC
London
7 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taylor's Kitchen continues to provide dishes that look great, taste incredible and the service continues to be spot on.

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DaveS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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jeffreyg
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
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!

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vipSamD
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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MikeB
Dallas
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.

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LukeH
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food...both in taste, quality of product, and creativity. A bit overpriced though. Service was also excellent. We will return, but just not very often due to the high prices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, superior service and terrific food!

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Siainthecity
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipredredwine
Sacramento
16 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.

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vipSteven
San Francisco
136 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Ninrchic
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quaint. Friendly. Terrific food and drink.

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vipGeorge
Sacramento
28 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLoveSacramento
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.

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vipExcellant
San Francisco
9 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.

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AnnC
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

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vipOpenTable Diner
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...

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vipShMo
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, fabulous food, gorgeous environment

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Matthew
Sacramento
46 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.

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vipWarrenL
Sacramento
38 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent excellent excellent

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vipelizabethm
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipbb71
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.

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vipSuzy1
San Francisco
11 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

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DavidM
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.

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vipReviewer
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.

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Taylor's Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 592 OpenTable diners.

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