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.
Sacramento, CA 95818
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
My husband and I came for an early Valentine's Day celebration. It was a rainy evening and the restaurant was warm and inviting. The table we were given was too close to the bar and the bright lights from the kitchen, so next time I'll remember to request a table on the other side of the restaurant, which is lovely. Our server was very attentive and pleasant. My first course, a creamy mushroom soup, was outstanding. It had great flavor and was served very hot. My husband ordered gnocchi for his first course, and he was very happy with it. For the main course, I ordered a bison rib-eye special, and my husband ordered beef rib-eye. My bison had a terrific flavor and was cooked a perfect medium-rare. My husband's steak was also good, and prepared with a wonderful chimichurri sauce. We were too full for desert, but we each had an espresso to end our meal, and we were glad we did, because it was well-prepared with high-quality beans. We left very happy!
I took my husband for his birthday.. I requested a cozy table . We were seated in the middle of the floor right in the walkway. We were so cold from the door being opened, we asked to be moved. The server was kind and professional. We did have to ask twice for the glass of wine ordered. We had steak tar tare, probably the best I have ever had. I could have had that as my meal. We also had the foe gras, very tasty, Served with silver dollar pancakes. (Uneventful) the main course was scallops , husband said they were "just OK" I had a taste and thought they were a bit fishy. I ordered the rib-eye. The meat was seasoned a bit on the salty side, but still an excellent cut of meat. I was a bit disappointed in the temperature of the meat as I had ordered rare. Some places have difficulty preparing a true rare steak. I would say it was more medium rare. Dessert was also a bit of a disappointment. Husband selected 3 flavors of ice-milk and same flavor of cookie. It was served as a watermelon scoop with the same size cookie, the flavor was just a hint, nothing to right home about.. I would probably go back to sit at the bar and have the tar tare again, and a nice glass of wine.
We hadn't been to Taylor's Kitchen in a while and decided to have a quick early diner there. We were very glad we did. Red Oak lettuce salad was great. We also shared a wonderful scallops dish and their aged rib eye.... both were cooked perfectly. They had a good Sonoma Coast pinot on the menu that worked well with our dishes. The service was very good and we will come back!
As usual, no problems with the food at all, it's beyond reproachable...the problem this time (hasn't been a problem in the past ) was the amount of time it took to be served our entree (one hour!)...this was for a 6:30 seating for 3, and the place was 2/3 empty when we placed our order...they were kind enough to comp soup, dessert, just felt the time waiting for the entree was excessive
Great way to end 2016 with a fabulous meal. Last minute reservation - and turned out to be an incredible pre fixe meal to end the year. The chef has really come into her own- with an inventive absolutely delicious meal. 6 courses, perfectly orchestrated - pushing a little on the menu to make us try new things. Amuse of foie gras - melted in the mouth. Then a faro salad w/ broccolini and cauliflower - very tasty buffalo mozarella. cauliflower soup w/ Indian flair - could have slurped a gallon. So good. Duck cooked perfectly with a sweet / citrus flavor. oh my so good. This chef is talented - all the preparation ahead of time was so appreciated. And then there is Keith and super professional servers who are personable, bright in the room and take pride in what they do. Great meal.......thanks for a lovely and most unexpected New Years Eve
My husband and I had a meal at Taylor's Kitchen which was perfunctory, at best. Our server (female) was polite and professional. However, she was a bit clipped and her demeanor, while professional, lacked sincerity. We dined on a cold night and the lack of a curtain at the front door (which was the kind of door one uses to enter an old style drug store, not something you would expect at an expensive restaurant). This meant that every time someone entered the restaurant, the diners throughout the restaurant received a cold blast of air--creating a less than inviting ambiance. Between the intermittent blasts of cold air and our server's professional but cold demeanor, I must write that we really didn't notice the food except that my husband found that the squab (one of the specials of that night) was under-cooked. We can't recommend Taylor's Kitchen even though we really did want to like it. Simply put, the experience isn't worth the price charged.
The salmon was fantastic and so was the herbed popover. My husband's entree wasn't quite right, but they took care of it on the bill, which was really very generous and we will be back and will recommend. Sometimes the dish you order or cook yourself doesn't come out the way you planned. It is rare that a restaurant takes care of you as Taylor's did. We will be back.
The menu was fantastic...hard to choose, but ordered the farro salad which was fantastic and then the salmon. Both were great. If you go and the red velvet crepes are on the menu, do yourself a solid and share them with someone. Just sweet enough and the chocolate drizzle and oranges added subtle flavors that blended well together.
Make a reservation.
The food here is outstanding. I was more than pleased. I definite recommend. The celery root soup was beautiful and tasty. The salads are fun and sooo good. The only problem was the temperature of the building was freezing cold. I luckily wore a jacket and was okay but still cold. Our server was very sweet and apologetic even tho it's out of her control. I can't wait until warmer weather and I will certainly go back and eat here again.
Overall, the dining experience was very good. The menu is quite creative - interesting dishes. For example, I had a vegetarian popover just because of the interesting ingredients such as a soft-boiled egg! I am not normally a vegetarian eater. Presentation is above average. Service is knowledgeable and friendly. Food might have been a little hotter on the temperature. We have eaten here several times before and will return again!
Have heard about Taylor's for a long time.
First time there.
We are foodies and consider ourselves to have a fairly good pallet. The beet salad was tasteless....Absolutely no flavor. However, the rib-eye steak was one of the better steaks we have had, but the sides were just ok. Bread was good.
Dessert-- the homemade ice cream was tasteless, as well....pumpkin and latte usually have a robust flavor.
Service was average.
Will not return.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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).
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