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About Sacks Cafe
Sacks Cafe is a modern restaurant offering both adventurous and soulful comfort foods with a modernist approach. A chef-driven restaurant focusing on sustainability and local food production. Our full-bar offers an assortment of House-Crafted Cocktails and a heavy hitting wine list to appeal to all wine lovers.
Anchorage, AK 99501
Contemporary American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 2:30pm + Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Lunch Friday - 11:00am - 2:30pm + Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch Saturday 9:00am - 2:30pm + Dinner 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Brunch Sunday 9:00am - 2:30pm + Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Between 3rd & 4th
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Sacks is available for off site catering. Please see our web site for our catering menu. Sacks is also avaiable for private parties.
Downtown parking on the streets. There is a paid parking behind the restaurant.
Private Party Facilities:
The restaurant may be rented out for private functions.
Private Party Contact:
Shana Whitlock: (907) 274-4022
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Sacks Cafe Ratings and Reviews
I usually love Sacks Cafe for lunch with my neighbor, but despite making a reservation through Open Table for 2 pm., when we arrived, we were told the restaurant had stopped serving for the day. The server who met us at the front was shocked that I had been able to make a reservation for a time when the place was closed.
We had a lovely meal accompanied by delicious wine--and that is always the case at Sacks Cafe. The service was excellent, and we were the last to leave: delicioius food, delightful conversation, and good friends--a winning combination. We will happily "do Sacks again."
First time reservation for me ( favored place of another person in our party). All 4 of us loved our meals, the staff was wonderful.
Only issue- we ate early, very few people in the restaurant, however a large party was seated right next to us while many other tables remained vacant during our entire visit. Would have been easier to visit if there would have been space between us
Sacks has changed. Service was slow, slow, slow. It took almost an hour to get our food. Drink orders were also not promptly taken or served. This used to be my favorite "go to" Anchorage restaurant. There are many restaurants in downtown to choose from. Unless they quickly recognize prompt, friendly service is essential to their survival, their future may be in jeopardy.
This restaurant might be the worst kept secret in Anchorage. A friend who's a chef in Seattle recommended it and we've been twice when passing through town on business. I'm not sure the cruise ship crowd who're starting to appear appreciate this gem for what it is, but as a resident of Alaska it's nice to know there's a place in Anchorage besides Orso to go for excellent fare, terrific service and portions that don't look like they were designed for a size zero. We're sold!
The food is great, but the portions are quite small. The service is good, but very understaffed--it appeared that our server did the seating, bar-tending, and food ordering/delivery for most of the main restaurant, with one other server working in the bar area. Thus, service was quite slow. Lovely ambience.
We had not dined at Sacks in quite awhile. The starter menu was surprisingly diverse and we all found something to enjoy--though some of the portions were pretty small. The crab for example. For dinner we had healthy options, one of us fish, one of us chicken and the other two had salads--also small. But, all of it was very tasty!
We have been coming to Sacks since it was on 5th Avenue. This latest visit felt different. The service was sporadic. The food was still quite good, though we missed some of the staples from the brunch menu. This is very picky, but I felt the wait staff wearing tight jeans and a shirt that showed her back when she bent toward the table was quite unprofessional. In the future, we may look at other options.
We went to Sacks for dinner before a show at the Alaska Center for Performing Arts. All I can say is thank god we showed up early for our reservation because we were sitting for an hour before our food came out. The server barely checked in on us. The food was ok but there are way better places downtown to eat that have way better food and much better service.
I have eaten at Sacks many, many times over the years. Recently, the ownership changed hands. It still offers great food and a quiet atmosphere for lunch and dinner. Under the retired owner, there was a daily printed menu with slight food changes offered. I didn't notice if the new owners did the same with their menu. Soon, the outdoor seating will be set up on the sidewalk outside. They have remodeled the bar area. The bar area was nice before and it is nice now. I like how the restaurant is laid out. The bar area is on one side of a 3/4 wall/divider and the other tables on the other side making it more quiet. There are bright windows in the front of the place to let natural light in.
We had Easter brunch and everything about our experience was outstanding - the ambience, service, value and, most importantly, the food. My husband had eggs Benedict and said they were the best he's ever had. I had the Mina's and it was delicious. We will definitely be returning and will recommend to friends.
Sack's is one of our favorite places for a comfortable dinner experience, especially before a performance at the ACPA. We have always been served promptly and have never had to rush to make showtime. The food is consistently delicious and creative and we enjoy the fact that the menu offers such a variety of dishes. The presentation is great! The restaurant has always been able to accommodate for food allergies, so the experience is very positive for all in our party. We hope that Sack's continues to offer Anchorage customers such a wonderful option for dining out.
Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive without hovering. We had made a reservation with 2 additional diners who ended up not being able to make it, but the waitress was understanding. The food, coffee, and freshly squeezed orange juice were delicious and we will definitely be back!
We love the food at Sacks and usually the service but this last time we didn't feel taken care of and it seemed one server was serving the entire place. We sat for long periods of time without being attended to. At the end of our brunch a large group of girls came in which made it very loud but the mimosas are always fresh!
Very disappointed in the "new" Sacks. Had breakfast on Sunday. The menu has taken a dramatic turn, and not in a positive direction. We were very surprised by the reduced options. When the meal did arrive, the grease pooled on the plates. We inquired about the 5-6 Loud beeps that would occur every 5-10 minutes and was told motion detector alarm could not be deactivated as only the owner had the key code and they were not available.
The Staff was incredible at tentative, empathetic and attempted to in every way possible to improve upon our experience. The staff was the best element of our family Sunday brunch. Certainly sorry to see this development at Sacks. A family favorite for years.
We have eaten at Sacks twice before a show. The waitstaff is conscientious about timing. Our server was very attentive and friendly. Our food was excellent on our first visit, but only average the second time. Still, we'll go back. Possibly we had an off night in what we selected.
My husband and I dined there on Sunday evening with another couple that had come to visit from North Pole. None of us enjoyed the food or the atmosphere. Our waitress was attentive but there were only one or two other tables to be waited on. We will not be back and we will not refer our friends to this restaurant.
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