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The Kitchen Restaurant, Sacramento, CA

The Kitchen Restaurant

4.9
4.9
901 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: Doors Open at 6:30pm, Dinner Begins at 7:00; Friday - Saturday: Doors Open at 7:00pm, Dinner Begins at 7:30; Sunday: Doors Open at 5:00pm, Dinner Begins at 5:30. Please arrive within 15 minutes after our doors opening to ensure the show starts on time.

  • Phone number

    (916) 568-7171

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kelly McCown

  • Catering

    We offer Private Party availability for the entire restaurant for your special occasion or business function. Smaller, semi-private tables may be available.

  • Private party facilities

    Reserve the entire restaurant exclusively for your event! Our Demonstration Dinners, prepared right before your eyes, are a feast for all the senses, and our award-winning wine list features the best in the state. Our Sommelier will design a personalized beverage package. As a Private Party at The Kitchen, the entire restaurant is exclusively yours for the evening, with our expert staff of chefs and servers dedicated entirely to you and your guests. We offer our Private Party option for up to 60 people, perfect for business and convention groups, birthday and anniversary celebrations, and client or staff appreciation dinners. We will make your event a distinctive and singular success.

  • Private party contact

    Bobbie Chamberlin: (916) 568-7171

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    Howe Ave.

  • Parking details

    The Kitchen has a private lot with ample parking.

  • Public transit

    Call our receptionist and we will be happy to arrange a town car for you. Please call a minimum of 24 hours before your reservation.

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

January 17, 2022 – January 23, 2022

Act I

  • Hors d'Oeuvre

    • Cinderella Pumpkin Pot de Crème

      Winter Thyme, Onion Jam, and Crème Fraîche

      Act II

      • Dungeness Crab "Cannelloni"

        Butternut Squash, Yuzu, and Kumquats

        Act III

        • Wild and Tame Mushroom Strudel

          Salsify, Roasted Sun Chokes, Buffalo Milk Mozzarella "Fonduta"

          Intermission

          • Plateau de Fruits de Mer

            Act IV

            • Braised Heritage Pork Pierogi

              "Stroganoff", Mustard, and Pine Nuts

              Act V

              • Butter Poached Sun Fed Ranch Beef Tenderloin

                Black and White Italian Truffles, Yukon Gold Potato, Celery Root, and Taleggio

                Act VI

                • Milk Chocolate and Hazelnut Mousse

                  Mocha Caramel, Sweet Crème Fraiche, and Cranberry

                  Act VII

                  • Mignardise

                    What 901 people are saying

                    Overall ratings and reviews

                    4.9
                    4.9 based on all time ratings
                    • 4.8Food
                    • 4.9Service
                    • 4.8Ambience
                    • 4.5Value

                    NoiseModerate

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                    1. AB

                      AriannaB

                      Sacramento

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on February 19, 2022

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Incredible experience. What kind of restaurant opens up all their crevices and wants you to look behind the curtain?...this one. Not only do they have nothing to hide, but the Kitchen has everything to flaunt. Knowledgeable, personable, and professional staff are always there for you. The food is top tier delicious not to mention plentiful. You WILL need a wheelbarrow to be rolled out of the restaurant and the end of the night. Quite the treat, quite the experience, quite the caloric intake. You won't be disappointed.

                    2. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Washington DC

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 28, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Amazing and highly recommend to go on a special occasion.

                    3. MA

                      ManuelA

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on November 6, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Great food, great environment. Pricier than your typical Sacramento restaurant but it was awesome. I will for sure be back.

                    4. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Sacramento

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on July 29, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                    5. S

                      Sylvia

                      San Francisco

                      13 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      13 reviews

                      Dined on July 1, 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!

                    6. j

                      jaredlikescoffee

                      San Francisco

                      6 reviews

                      5.0

                      6 reviews

                      Dined on June 5, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                    7. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Exclusive

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on June 4, 2021

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                    8. S

                      Sagamihara65

                      San Francisco

                      16 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      16 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!

                    9. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Las Vegas

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on April 17, 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!

                    10. L

                      Lynnielopps

                      Sacramento

                      6 reviews

                      5.0

                      6 reviews

                      Dined on April 16, 2021

                      overall5food5service4ambience4

                      Chef Kelly outdid himself once again!!

                    11. MA

                      MatthewA

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on March 12, 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

                    12. MS

                      MaureenS

                      Sacramento

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on March 12, 2020

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                    13. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Sacramento

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on February 28, 2020

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Amazing as always.

                    14. B

                      Belen

                      Sacramento

                      20 reviews

                      5.0

                      20 reviews

                      Dined on February 22, 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.

                    15. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Hawaii

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on February 17, 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!

                    16. LP

                      LaurenP

                      San Francisco

                      2 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on February 13, 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!

                    17. RP

                      RoxaneP

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on February 8, 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.

                    18. RL

                      RachaelL

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on January 30, 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!

                    19. TP

                      TerranceP

                      San Francisco

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on January 11, 2020

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      An amazing experience

                    20. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      San Diego

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on January 5, 2020

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      It was an amazing experience! Nothing like it!

                    21. RM

                      RochelleMM

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 23, 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!!!!

                    22. ES

                      ErickaS

                      Sacramento

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on December 15, 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!

                    23. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      New York Area

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 5, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Fantastic experience!

                    24. MC

                      MatthewC

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on December 5, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                    25. MB

                      MarcB

                      Sacramento

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on November 14, 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!

                    26. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      San Francisco

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on November 11, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Delicious!

                    27. MC

                      MikeC

                      San Joaquin

                      5 reviews

                      vip
                      5.0

                      5 reviews

                      Dined on September 27, 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...

                    28. P

                      Paul

                      Hawaii

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on September 26, 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.

                    29. TW

                      TataW

                      Sacramento

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on September 9, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                    30. CJ

                      CapitolJill

                      Palm Springs

                      7 reviews

                      5.0

                      7 reviews

                      Dined on September 5, 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!

                    31. KM

                      KatieM

                      Sacramento

                      4 reviews

                      5.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on September 2, 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!

                    32. C

                      Chicosdad

                      New Orleans

                      4 reviews

                      5.0

                      4 reviews

                      Dined on August 26, 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.

                    33. D

                      Devon

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on August 22, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Simply outstanding! A dining experience like no other

                    34. OT

                      OpenTable Diner

                      Sacramento

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on August 22, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                      Awesome!!!!!!

                    35. CW

                      CathyW

                      Sacramento

                      3 reviews

                      5.0

                      3 reviews

                      Dined on August 16, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                    36. JJ

                      JJnBJ

                      San Francisco

                      6 reviews

                      5.0

                      6 reviews

                      Dined on August 15, 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.

                    37. RH

                      RubenH

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on August 10, 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.

                    38. KP

                      KristinaPadilla29

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on August 8, 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 !!!!!

                    39. A

                      Adam

                      San Francisco

                      2 reviews

                      5.0

                      2 reviews

                      Dined on August 3, 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!

                    40. KA

                      KenA

                      1 review

                      5.0

                      1 review

                      Dined on August 2, 2019

                      overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                    Safety precautions

                    • Cleaning & sanitizing

                      • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                      • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                    • Physical distancing

                      • Limited number of seated diners
                    • Protective equipment

                      • Waitstaff wear masks
                      • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
                    • Screening

                      • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                    FAQs

                    The Kitchen Restaurant is rated 4.9 stars by 901 OpenTable diners.

                    Not available on OpenTable

                    Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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                    Additional information

                    • Cross street

                      Howe Ave.

                    • Neighborhood

                      Sacramento

                    • Hours of operation

                      Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: Doors Open at 6:30pm, Dinner Begins at 7:00; Friday - Saturday: Doors Open at 7:00pm, Dinner Begins at 7:30; Sunday: Doors Open at 5:00pm, Dinner Begins at 5:30. Please arrive within 15 minutes after our doors opening to ensure the show starts on time.

                    • Cuisines

                      Contemporary American, Contemporary French

                    • Dining style

                      Fine Dining

                    • Dress code

                      Business Casual

                    • Parking details

                      The Kitchen has a private lot with ample parking.

                    • Public transit

                      Call our receptionist and we will be happy to arrange a town car for you. Please call a minimum of 24 hours before your reservation.

                    • Payment options

                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                    • Executive chef

                      Kelly McCown

                    • Additional

                      Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                    • Phone number

                      (916) 568-7171

                    • Catering

                      We offer Private Party availability for the entire restaurant for your special occasion or business function. Smaller, semi-private tables may be available.

                    • Private party facilities

                      Reserve the entire restaurant exclusively for your event! Our Demonstration Dinners, prepared right before your eyes, are a feast for all the senses, and our award-winning wine list features the best in the state. Our Sommelier will design a personalized beverage package. As a Private Party at The Kitchen, the entire restaurant is exclusively yours for the evening, with our expert staff of chefs and servers dedicated entirely to you and your guests. We offer our Private Party option for up to 60 people, perfect for business and convention groups, birthday and anniversary celebrations, and client or staff appreciation dinners. We will make your event a distinctive and singular success.

                    • Private party contact

                      Bobbie Chamberlin: (916) 568-7171

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