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About Foundation Restaurant and Bar
A contemporary American eatery with a great bar imported from San Francisco. The Foundation R & B features an array of American and imported whiskeys, vodkas, gins, tequilas and cordials with emphasis on classic America cuisine with California flair.
Sacramento, CA 95814
American, Comfort Food, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
4th & L Street
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We specialize in weddings, office parties, BBQ's, open house events and more. We offer full beverage service including wine, beer and spirits.
Validated parking on 5th & L.
Close proximity to all major bus stations, light rail and hotels.
Private Party Facilities:
Our banquet room seats up to 50 of your guests. We do not charge banquet room fee for parties of 35 or more.*
Private Party Contact:
Matt Sin: (916) 321-9522
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
Foundation Restaurant and Bar Ratings and Reviews
The Foundation was a great choice for a date. Although there was a mix up with the hostess not being able to find my OpenTable reservation (I made it a month in advance), they were still able to sit us. The service was professional and very friendly. Our table was wobbly and they replaced it with a new one. Food was really tasty and reasonably priced. But the drinks are what set them apart from other bars I've been to. You definitely get your money's worth with their drinks! By the time I was done with my first cranberry vodka, I was buzzing. Overall, awesome place. I would recommend this place to others.
We had a reservation before the Roger Waters concert. We were sat promptly and greeted right away by our server. We had drinks, apps and entree and all were great! Our server was pleasant and very attentive! I also appreciated seeing teamwork between servers bringing the service level up. Great job Foundation! We will be back!
There was a problem when we first arrived. The restaurant had overbooked reservations.
After waiting about 20+ minutes, I asked to speak to the manager. Cameron, the manager, came over. He was very apologetic for the problem of not getting seated when we arrived. He worked out an amicable solution to our problem. He got us a table and offered to pay for our first round of drinks. He is an example of knowing how to treat a customer.
The rest of our evening was perfect. The food as always was very good Our server did a great job of taking care of us.
Thanks again to Cameron for taking a bad situation and turning it into a positive experience. Other restaurant managers could learn from him on how to treat a customer.
We will definitely be back
We were going to a NKOTB concert at the Golden 1 Center right across the street so we made reservations for 530pm. Thought that was plenty of time for a party of 4. We weren't even seated until 645pm, and some people who arrived AFTER us and had reservations AFTER us still got seated BEFORE us just cuz the guy threw a fit!! Soooo wrong! That's what I call rewarding bad behavior! We didn't get our food til 715pm and the concert started at 730pm! The food and drinks were delicious BUT we missed the opening act 'cuz we were eating and getting our bill! Ugh!!!! So frustrating! Won't be going back there.
Went here before a concert at the Golden 1 Center. It was great, but they seemed unprepared for that many people! They ran out of menus and glass and silverware. But, they made it work and it's a solid place! Delicious food and friendly service. Definitely recommend.
Good food, decent vibe. We both had the Gorgonzola Burger which was excellent. She had the salad, I had the fried. Both side choices were great.
Good staff... we were originally seated in a nice booth, only to find that the large group in the same room was ridiculously loud. Our server was happy to move us into the other room, which was overall louder, but didn't have the outbursts of yelling that the big group was producing. Of course, loud people are not Foundation's fault. Too bad, that booth would've been more romantic and fun, and easier to talk in.
I was disappointed that they advertise appetizers at half off until 6:30 pm. and confirmed it with the waiter before ordering. When we received the bill and questioned the charges only 1 of the 4 were half off. I looked at the regular menu and even that one was only a few dollars off, not half.
Hubby and I came here for an early Valentine's Day dinner. Foundation offered a good looking pre-fixe menu for Valentine's but we decided against it. We started with the Parmesan artichokes. So good. Nice and flavorful with a little crunch from breadcrumbs. I had the steak Oscar and my husband had the short rib stroganoff. He ended up having food envy of my steak. It was cooked to a perfect medium rare and the toast points were a perfect addition. My husband loved the stroganoff. Can't wait to come back and try more dinner options.
I found the food good and the service was good as we were attended to regularly. My friends did not care for the restaurant. They felt that the server could have actually tried the food and made recommendations. It would seem that she really hadn't tried anything on the menu and talked disparagingly about some of the menu items. (In her defense not everyone loves the same thing and not everyone has money/time to go out to eat.) Having dinner with a couple of former servers and excellent cooks, in their own right, this did not go over well....
We were seated right on time with our reservation. The noise level was a little loud due to the speaker right above the booth. Loved the 3 course/ $35 option for the event & all the offerings were delicious: especially the artichoke starter & the main course of salmon oscar. The service was not exceptional. No name given, wrong food brought out at one point & he couldn't seem to keep track of who had what ( there were only three of us so not a large party) which resulted in plates being set down in front of the wrong person throughout the three courses. Got kind of funny but I'm used to a little more retention at restaurants of this level. Overall good experience & we will be coming back to try other dishes!
Lousy service. We were ignored. Took forever to get coffee. My husband had eaten his entire dessert before it even arrived. The mushroom pasta had three mushrooms in it. We didn't see the waiter for quite a while so it was hard to get his attention to complain. He said something under his breath about the "guys in the kitchen screwing up"!
Received no discount for the terrible entree. We couldn't find him to get our check so we could get out of there. Took about ten minutes.
Nope. Won't go there again.
Salmon was end cut and thin - which resulted in overcooked fish. Tasty but small portions. Hamburger was ordered medium rare- medium and it arrived medium well done. For someone who really appreciates medium rare; it was a disappointment. Fries were thin, unfortunately, they were limp rather than crisp. Maybe a few skinny onion rings mixed in w/ fries would be interesting - but hot would have helped. We could have just experienced a "miss" and will be back to try another evening.
Ate on Friday, January 9 for dine downtown. First course, wine and food came out on time and was tasty. Wife had artichoke, I had beet salad. Both were very tasty.
Waiter came by about 25 minutes later saying our main course will be right out. Meanwhile, he served 2 other tables that arrived at least 10 minutes later than us with the same exact entrees first. He came back 10 minutes later and said our courses will be right out. He didn't offer any explanation, bread, or an appetizer while we waited. I prefer people to be honest. If the kitchen misplaced our order, dropped the food on the floor, another waiter took our order, etc then just say so. No need to lie and say our food is coming right up when it's not. I don't go to restaurants to be lied to, I can cook at home. Anyhow, the food arrived about 7-8 minutes later. The salmon I had was good, but a little well done. After waiting almost 40 minutes was not going to send it back. My wife had the steak. Very good, cooked to medium rare perfection with minimal seasoning so u could taste the meat. That's how we like it.
Dessert came out. Chocolate creme de pot was good, a little salty. I had pound cake very good.
Bill came and waiter forgot to give us a discount because we ordered a bottle of wine. Had to send check back. He fixed, we paid and left.
The steak and salad were good enough to return, but the service fell short.
The polenta cheese balls were absolutely wonderful! The food was good however the short ribs needed more time in the pressure cooker and I wouldn't put a potato with seared tuna. Jasmine rice would be more appropriate. Service was fantastic!
As for the noise level: the music playing didn't fit the location and was a bit loud.
The Brentwood corn bisque was the best part of the meal. Unfortunately, the grilled artichoke was not adequately grilled, without any lemon, and overly coated with cheese. The pork tenderloin with apple risotto and goat cheese crisps was very disappointing. It was undersalted dry tasteless meat paired with risotto that had barely any apple flavor and certainly not moist. The crisps turned out to be one big lump of over-battered fried cheese. None of the three items paired together at all. My taste buds were begging for a fruity compote or sauce. Baby back ribs were meaty, juicy and plentiful, but overly sauced. Service was adequate, but we felt nearly forgotten at the end, though we let the server know we had Theater tickets well in advance. Disappointing second visit.
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