About Taylor's Kitchen
Taylor's Kitchen is a charming, neighborhood restaurant nestled in between Land Park and Curtis Park. Chef Richard Telford's weekly changing menu benefits from his 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.
American, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: W-Sa 5:00pm-9:30pm
Brunch Sunday 9:00am-1:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Taylor's Kitchen can create a custom tailored catering experience for special events off all kinds. Taylor's is a full service, farm to fork caterer. We can host cocktail parties, buffets or full service dining. Please contact Keith Fergel, Restaurant and Catering Manager, for pricing and menu options.
Taylor's Kitchen shares parking with Taylor's Market. Guests are welcome to park in front of the market or restaurant.
Public transportation is very convenient, as Taylor's is located directly across Freeport Boulevard from the Fourth Avenue, Wayne Holtgren light rail station.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Taylor's Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
I had a delightful dinner at Taylor's Ki ...
I had a delightful dinner at Taylor's Kitchen - and my friend, who was there for the first time, really enjoyed it as well. I left wondering why I don't go more often - and I will. My friend and I were making spontaneous plans the other night and wanted interesting food in a setting that was quiet enough to allow for a really good, unimpeded conversation. We were particularly happy with Taylor's because of the cozy dining room and the fact that it was quiet without the sound being dull or flat. Just a nice, low buzz and real conversational ease, with no need to put energy into screening out noise.
The food was delicious - we shared an appetizer (crepes made with a beet reduction and filled with a lemony goat cheese preparation) and an exceptional "dry scallop" dish ("dry scallop" signifying, I think, that the chef really knows how to cook scallops so that the outside caramelizes and the scallops don't exude liquid in a way that makes searing impossible). The scallops were sweet, succulent, and perfectly prepared (lovely brown outside, cooked through but not a tad overcooked inside). I'm a very good home cook but have always struggled with scallops, so I particularly appreciate the skill that this entails. We feasted our eyes, not our bodies, on the exceptional dessert menu and found the coffee (which, at that time of day, we had to make decaf) to be excellent. Great, flavorful, crusty bread paired with high-quality butter on the table during our meal.
Service was attentive and expert. The server was knowledgeable about the menu, and careful to make sure she understood our preferences and requests. We felt comfortably lingering until our long conversation ended.
Good going, folks, I'll be back.
The food is delicious, inventive, and lo ...
The food is delicious, inventive, and locally-sourced. The staff is friendly, welcoming, and knowledgable. When out-of-town friends visit, we always take them to Taylor's Kitchen. Often, they go next door to Taylor's Market afterwards to buy a bottle of the excellent wine they had at dinner.
Always wanted to try but live out of tow ...
Always wanted to try but live out of town. Happy to have finally had an opportunity to dine here! Foie Gras, Pork chop, and Rib-eye steak were delicious and we shared the apple cake and buttermilk ice cream. Service was delightful.
We made our reservations for an after-th ...
We made our reservations for an after-theatre dinner. The play ended earlier than expected, but the restaurant was able to accommodate us early with no fuss. Our salads and entrees were excellent, and the service, as usual, impeccable.
Nice place. Amazing appetizers, wife ha ...
Nice place. Amazing appetizers, wife had Shaft's Blue Cheese Gnocchi, I had Pasta Dave's Cavatelli, both very tasty, good presentation. Main courses, while tasty, were not really satisfactory, both my wife's (Pork Loin Chop) and mine (Dry Aged Ribeye) were not close to hot, like they'd been sitting a while, and her Pork was overly salty. Aside from the temperature I enjoyed my Ribeye, and we liked the atmosphere. We used to live in Land Park and would probably go back and give it another shot if we were still here, but we're out in Carmichael now so probably won't make the trip.
Always a great meal and an interesting n ...
Always a great meal and an interesting new menu. Very accommodating to each diner's preferences and a great wine list too. One of our favorite neighborhood spots for a nice relaxing meal where you can talk (hear) and enjoy good food with good friends.
Subtle and just right amount t of attent ...
Subtle and just right amount t of attentive service and delicious suggestions. We are through the appetizer menu and felt everything was just what it needed to be, simple and refined.
If it's still in season when you visit, don't miss the chief pear soup, beluga lentils and some of the best foie gras I've had in ages.
My friend and I had a truly special night just by virtue of the whole experience around our meal and the wine. It'll be our go-to reunion spot.
The service is always exceptional and to ...
The service is always exceptional and tonight was no different. Steve, Fernando, Erica and Ally never disappoint and they were all attentive and informative without being intrusive. We love sitting at the bar!! The food was great too.
Took friends from out of town to dinner ...
Took friends from out of town to dinner at Taylors. They had a great Farm to Fork week menu that was very tasty and reasonably priced. Everyone really enjoyed their meals. We really like this neighborhood restaurant!
Food was superb with complex flavors. Th ...
Food was superb with complex flavors. The staff was organized, personable and genuinely attentive - especially when a medical emergency occurred with another patron. Everyone acted professionally (and yes - there was a Doctor in the house!) and it resolved nicely. I did not expect to enjoy an excellent Cappuccino just the way I like it - smooth. We drove in from Winters and it was very much worth the drive. We're definitely going back. -mw
We'd moved away from Sacramento and had ...
We'd moved away from Sacramento and had not eaten at Taylor's Kitchen in four years. The food was always good, but after our recent dining experience, we felt Taylor's has "taken it up a notch." We shared a delicious foie gras starter, which the Som suggested we pair with a sweet riesling--a super tasty salty/sweet combination. Then we split an excellent beet salad. For our entrees we ordered Dry Scallops which came with a creamed cauliflower curry sauce, and a pork chop with a red onion soubise (sauce). Attentive service. Big thumbs up for Taylor's Kitchen. Thanks for a great date night.
Taylor's has been one of our favorite lo ...
Taylor's has been one of our favorite local places to eat. Usually the service is excellent. I am said to report that this time, however, the server was not very attentive to our table. I think he usually runs the bar. Also, the food took a very long time to be prepared. The servings were small, except for the burger (which is fantastic and a bargain).
Taylor's was a very nice experience. The ...
Taylor's was a very nice experience. The service was excellent (quick and attentive) and the food was nicely presented and delicious. The blue cheese gnocchi stood out as particularly yummy. Salads (bean salad and beet salad) were fresh and creative. Salmon was fantastic. Dessert (berry crisp) was very nice. Tad on the expensive side but worth it.
Had a great time. We both had the chicke ...
Had a great time. We both had the chicken dinner and enjoyed every bite. She started with a fresh tomato salad and I had the sweetbreads. Both were wonderful. A lovely bottle of wine, very attentive service, happy date. All went well.
The bread and Pasta Dave appetizer were ...
The bread and Pasta Dave appetizer were fantastic. The service was excellent. It was a bit warm in the dining room - a sign on the front door indicated that their A/C couldn't keep up with the Sacramento heat wave that week.
I had heard about this restaurant due it ...
I had heard about this restaurant due its reputation for using organic ingredients for it's food and overall reputation. I liked that it was in Land Park and not in the typical downtown/midtown Sacramento food scene. My ribeye was so tender you really did not need a steak knife to cut it!
The menu provided a wonderful assortment ...
The menu provided a wonderful assortment of choices. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. Our server was helpful and very attentive. We chose Taylor's Kitchen because we wanted to give our daughter a wonderful dinner for her birthday. Thank you to everyone responsible for a delightful evening.
My husband and I have dined at Taylor's ...
My husband and I have dined at Taylor's Kitchen many times since it opened and it gets better and better - although we did not think that was possible! This last Saturday we sat at our favorite spot at the wine bar, next to the wall, and enjoyed the elements of a "tasting menu" that Steve, our waitperson/ bartender, put together for us. Totally delicious! We really enjoy the ambiance and the interaction between staff and diners - we notice that many of the staff has been with the restaurant for years, as have many of the diners.
Typically we will each have appetizers, a salad choice, an entree and finish with a dessert but the tasting option, done by splitting several of the appetizers and an entree, was perfect for us this last visit. It was very hard, though, to pass on those dessert offerings -.
We are very fortunate to have Taylor's Kitchen as a dining option. It is well worth the half hour drive in from Yolo County.
Love, love, love. The food is always ex ...
Love, love, love. The food is always exceptional as are the wines. We were hoping to have the chefs tasting menu but it wasn't available the night we came, however, when chef heard our request, we were told we could choose five and they would make us a tasting menu with parings. To order! Who does that?!
What an amazing place!
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