The Kitchen Restaurant

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959 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
The Kitchen is a Michelin-starred restaurant serving an eight-course prix fixe dinner menu based upon a weekly seasonal framework and featuring the best and freshest ingredients available daily, most of which are procured locally and regionally. The executive chef and staff present the meal in a lively, theatrical demonstration format.

Upon arrival, we welcome our guests to relax, order libations, snack on hors d’oeuvres and relax on the patio. As dinner begins, please feel free to speak with us about our vintage cellar, selections of spirits, as well as our vibrant and seasonal handcrafted alcohol-free beverages. Our executive chef and staff are here to answer any of your culinary queries or even give you some well-honed tricks of the trade. As dinner winds down, please enjoy a sumptuous dessert along with a bevy of sweet treats, Temple Coffee Roasters coffee, and warm chocolate chip cookies; all followed by hand curated, artisan cheeses and after dinner cordials and digestifs.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 959 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fun time and memorable experience. Food is amazing and the staff are very attentive

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vipSylvia
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a most wonderful experience with Chef Kelly and the fabulous team! This was our first time and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves! This was supposed to happen last year but it was worth the wait! Everything was delicious and the customer service was absolutely excellent! We will come back again if we are able to make a reservation :) thank you!

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jaredlikescoffee
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I have ever had! It was fun and exquisite. I can’t wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday, my in laws were here from LA. Everyone loved the experience!

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vipMuaFood
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was outstanding and very memorable! Great place to celebrate special occasions. Food is excellent and service is outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome evening! First outing after the COVID-19 year. It was something to celebrate and we did. Exceptional food and service! We can’t wait to get together again!

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Lynnielopps
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Chef Kelly outdid himself once again!!

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MatthewA
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmoshphere, cuisine, service and style. Out first time, and it did exceeded our wildest imagination. The personal touch by staff is unparalled- M & H Anderson

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MaureenS
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is an amazing experience. Great food and plenty of it! Very entertaining! Impeccable service. Every restaurant should model The Kitchen.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always.

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Belen
Sacramento
18 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best dining experiences I have ever had. I had no idea that it would be so interactive.

For the love of god, GO HUNGRY!!! The amount of food you have access to is basically unlimited, but it's nothing like a buffet. To the contrary, it is fine dining, and everything was sensational.

I feel so lucky to have sat at "the counter" and for the wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great return experience for myself and 1st time experience for my girlfriend. Service was excellent, as expected, and they really go above and beyond to show you how things are done behind the scenes. The $$$$ price point might scare a bit of people away at first, but believe me when I tell you this is absolutely worth it! They pay attention to every detail and really make you feel a part of the Selland family while you’re a guest. I really loved and appreciated the ability to request an additional plate if you really loved one of the main “acts.” We opted not to order any drinks or the wine pairing this time around, but they have an in house sommelier who offers knowledge on each beverage. We will definitely have to come back as the menu changes!

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vipLaurenP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun night! The entire staff is incredible, funny, knowledgeable and caring. We had such an amazing night eating delicious food and drinking perfectly paired wine. Can’t wait to go again!

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RoxaneP
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazeballs...that is all.

There's a minimum character requirement to do reviews, so I'll elaborate. The interior is simple but beautiful. Staff is friendly and attentive. Chef is incredibly gifted, not only in the plates he creates but also in creating an amazing dining experience...it truly is a dinner and a show.

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RachaelL
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we dreamed of and more! Chef Kelly and his staff were welcoming, warm, professional, and made our experience unforgettable. The food was fresh and top notch and we loved watching all the “behind the scenes” in the kitchen. My sister and I can’t stop talking about how much fun we had. It’s been dubbed our favorite dining experience yet! Can’t wait to come back!

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TerranceP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience! Nothing like it!

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RochelleMM
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for me, 3rd for husband. AMAZINGLY FUN!!! So entertaining and met couples on either side of us, Totally Bonded with them. The Chef is Amazingly Warm, Funny, Entertaining and made the night sooo Enjoyable!!! Will Totally come back!!!!

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ErickaS
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When what for some could be considered a once in a lifetime experience becomes the talk of a new tradition, you know you’ve experienced something magical! This was our first time to the Kitchen we’ll be back! And next time, I’m asking for more Walu; the stuff dreams are made of!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience!

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MatthewC
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and interactive dining experience. Employees are very friendly and entertaining.

MB
MarcB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes it's on the expensive side, but the energy of the staff/atmosphere and the quality of food is unmatched in the Sacramento area!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipMikeC
San Joaquin
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As rookies to The Kitchen, we would say, The Kitchen absolutely lives up to the hype. From the moment you walk-in the door the entire staff is sure to great you by NAME and makes sure to encourage you to have a great time. The evening starts out with some wandering of the kitchen where you’re sure to encounter the amazing kitchen staff who are all willing to stop what their doing and share about the food. Sous chef Gio makes the absolutely best sushi and liver pate and if you’re early enough, you can catch a glimpse of his skills. As the evening begins, Chef McCown welcomes the guests and describes the courses in detail. The attention to quality and local craft as well as ingredients is nothing short of amazing. As Chef and his team start the courses off, you become absolutely mesmerized by the work off art called “cooking”. The symphony of work would amaze even the most keen of the art. The staff continues to overwhelm you throughout the night with impeccable service and offers of “more”. After two courses, intermission takes over where you have 30 minutes of recovery; it’s a kind of hangover recovery where you treat your symptoms with more amazing food. Be sure to escape to the outdoor oyster bar and don’t miss the aforementioned sushi and pate in the kitchen. The experience resumes with the main entrees in which your palate is sure to continue on its way to the ultimate climatic experience yet. The evening concludes with a desert and “side-car” of delectable goodies. Overall, the best all around dining experience we’ve ever had; and we’ve been to the “laundry”, “hell” and other top renowned restaurants. Only critique would be to go with a bottle (or two) of wine and skip the parring. Although wonderfully paired, the pours are anything but gracious. Several courses left us wanted more vino to go with the fireworks happening in our mouths with the food. Highly recommend Chef McCown and The Kitchen; we will definitely be back...

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PaulM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was very good and exceeded our expectations. The only complaint is there was too much food! It was definitely an experience to remember and repeat.

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TataW
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An extraordinary experience.
Fantastic quality food.
Excellent wines.
Fun ambience.
Just love it.
Highly recommend it.

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CapitolJill
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Speechless. But since this review requires 50 characters I’ll try to scare up some words. It was a culinary extravaganza. Chef McCown and crew are as talented in the kitchen as they are on stage. We were extremely well fed and entertained. Thank you!

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KatieM
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time but felt it was pretty expensive. We appreciated all the behind the scenes effort and planning, thoughtfulness and creativity. We also appreciate how many people it takes to make the evening successful. Lastly, we liked how there were so many food options to try and the fun and somewhat secret info that went along with making some of the dishes!

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Chicosdad
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't think I can say what hasn't already been said. This place is top notch. I have been to a number of fine dining venues in Northern California: French Laundry, Bouchon, Ad Hoc, Chez Panisse among them, and The Kitchen holds up and even excels past most. The food/drink was other-worldly and service impeccable. This is not the place, however, if you are looking for a quiet, romantic dinner. It is really dinner and a "culinary show". I loved the high energy and the at-times frenetic atmosphere, but that might not be for everyone, particularly given the price point. You get what you pay for which is a lot on both ends, but in my opinion, definitely worth it.

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Devon
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding! A dining experience like no other

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bend over backwards for everyone’s satisfaction. Nothing like it!

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JJnBJ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a shame that it is so hard to get a reservation-- I have a group pf friends who would like to join me for a wonderful evening at The Kitchen but it has become so difficult to get a table that we have given up.

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RubenH
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience! If you’re into food this is one of the best things you could possibly do! You get amazing food for 4 hours non stop & can ask for whatever you want. It was an unbelievable experience from start to finish.

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KristinaPadilla29
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This experience with spectacular . I loved all of the staff and especially the chef . He had phenomenal energy and was knowledgeable about all the food .
The food and staff were impeccable ! Can’t wait to make another reservation . 5 stars !!!!!

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Adam
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The service was amazing. The production was amazing. They gave us so much more food than we saw on the menu. We will be back!

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KenA
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This isn't just dinner... It's an experience. I will definitely be going back.

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Dalmanicus
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sacramento's hidden Jewel of a restaurant! Well worth the wait/advance booking.

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DomingoR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the dinner is very entertaining and delicious. the service is outstanding and answer any questions or requests.

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NeilD
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was auperb. The staff were all fantastic. The experience was extraordinary.

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The Kitchen Restaurant is rated 5 stars by 959 OpenTable diners.

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