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, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Taylor's Kitchen Ratings and Reviews
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!
My fiance and I made reservations to cel ...
My fiance and I made reservations to celebrate our engagement at Taylor's Kitchen. We live in Land Park but hadn't ever been to Taylor's and thought, what better time to try it! The food was absolutely amazing! I'm a vegetarian and they were able to make many of the dishes on the menu vegetarian and still make them delicious!
We went for Father's Day Brunch. There w ...
We went for Father's Day Brunch. There was nothing noted that it was going to be a limited Pre Fixe menu on their website or on Open Table that I noted. The Pre Fixe menu was terrible, I could have made better food at home. For $29.00 you got a small basket of pastries, an egg strata, bacon and the worst sausage I have ever eaten. The worst brunch I have ever had. All four of us said we would never go back.
We were planning to go out for sushi for ...
We were planning to go out for sushi for father's day dinner but decided to try Taylor's Kitchen. So glad we did. Service and food were both top-notch and we all came away filled, satisfied and with at least one take-away meal of left overs.
Great as always
Taylors is always changing their menu just a bit, based upon what is in season. This visit we shared the squash soup which was excellent, with the little dab of bacon jam on top being out of this world. They were kind enough to split it into 2 bowls for us rather than just bringing two spoons. It was of course served with their to-die-for warm crusty bread. Afterward I had the bread salad, which had peaches, cucumbers, green beans, and incredible croutons- it was unique and fantastic. We both loved our entrees- big bone in steaks, perfectly done. The sides were amazing. The only disappointment was the shortcake part of the strawberry shortcake dessert- it had been made ahead and was still quite firm and cold, like it had just come from the freezer. The other parts of the dessert were great. We go to Taylors once or twice a month (even though we don't live in the neighborhood) just because it is so darn good, and this time was no exception.
Taylors continues to consistently provid ...
Taylors continues to consistently provide exceptional quality food in a neighborhood location. Less than 10 minutes from midtown this overall quality of the food is worth the effort to get here p. We had the perfectly seared fois gras , kohlrabi gazpacho , and seared copper river salmon from Alaska..phenomenal meal that would be twice the price in SF or Seattle. Very good and varied wine list and reasonably priced. All in all a delightful culinary experience, very friendly and attentive service, and reasonably priced.
We eat at Taylor's Kitchen motivated by reviews in Open Table. We were not disappointed. Well the dinning experience would not be classified as "fine dining", the ambiance, staff and food were all very good. Taylor's Kitchen is a small, neighborhood restaurant offering a quiet and relaxed dining experience.
Celebrated our anniversary - sat at the ...
Celebrated our anniversary - sat at the counter so we could watch the chefs. Food was very good - I love Pasta Dave's pasta, so Taylor's makes me happy. Of course, I ate all of my pasta so I didn't have room for dessert.
Everything was ready upon our arrival wi ...
Everything was ready upon our arrival with a party of 6. Service was very casual, but very professional and personable. The food was outstanding. We had a wonderful brunch. Very fresh fruit and it was all ripe and ready to be eaten. Detail was given to the preparation of the food and not to be taken lightly. It was a great meal.
We brought a friend who lived in Land Pa ...
We brought a friend who lived in Land Park almost 20 years ago. She couldn't believe that a restaurant like Taylors Kitchen existed outside of San Francisco. The food was imaginative and delicious. We are so lucky to live walking distance from this wonderful place!
Another Pleasant Experience
Taylor's Kitchen has been a well known local spot with consistent repeat business and loyal clientele for some time. There are reasons for this. The food continues to be executed exceptionally well and the dining experience is seamless given the detail oriented staff. This particular occasion was no different. Keith, the Manager is also the restaurant's Sommelier and was spot on with his recommendations given our menu choices. He was patient and did not hesitate to spend time with us, sharing his knowledge and suggestions. His passion for the restaurant and the wine program are evident. We decided to make it a true 4 course night and none of the dishes disappointed. The wine was of course fantastic. Its nice to see a restaurant with such a successful history continue to stick to its values while providing progressive options for its patrons that recognize changes in the way people think about food and fine dining. Well done.
Our favorite in Sacramento
For a nice evening out we always pick Taylor's Kitchen. All starts with the friendly welcome by the Manager. The food is outstanding, nicely presented and the portions are just right.
The service is great, it seems that all waitstaff have an eye on all tables, empty breadbaskets are filled immediately, wineglasses refilled. I had the pasta dish - with an unusual name - , the best pasta in a long long time. Better than in Italy.
We love Taylor's and go as often as we can. The menu is ever-changing but always good. Food is usually outstanding. On this occasion the food was excellent, though not outstanding. The lamb was perfect but the cod had a few bones. We will be back!
An Interesting Experience
Let's start with the positive. Starters were absolutely awesome! The octopus is to die for. The gnocchi was the perfect tenderness. Cheese selection was superb. Great wine list. Yummy bread. My husband's entree, Veal T-Bone was killer. The restaurant is lovely and quiet.
I had very high expectations for Taylors and, unfortunately, the restaurant missed the mark primarily due to our server. I felt like she didn't like us. That's fine, if that's how she feels, but a customer should never know. The server was friendly but in a passive aggressive way. It was a very strange experience.
For a meal with a ticket of over $500, I feel that you should leave satisfied with the experience.
Intimate and Warm
Taylor's Kitchen is our favorite neighborhood restaurant, and perhaps favorite restaurant, period. The menu features seasonal favorites, with a farm-to-fork feel. Always high quality. We feel like we are treated as friends from the moment we walk in the door. While being seated, our servers ask if we want our "usual" starter, whether a glass of sparkling wine for my wife or a blood orange soda for my teenage sons. Starter plates are creative and delicious...especially the cheese plate (always creative and yummy). The fresh pasta, butcher-prepared meat cuts, fresh ground burger...all provide the foundation for a great meal. The ambiance is intimate but not stuffy, suitable for our family or just a nice romantic dinner.
Very good food and service
Fernando was our waited and he was very good--attentive but not overly so. The food was very good. My friend had the pork, which I tasted and will order a whole for myself next time. It was the best--flavorful and moist--pork chop I have ever had. I order the trout, which was also prepared very well. Excellent meal and experience. I will be back--for a pork chop!
Brought my partner here for Valentine's ...
Brought my partner here for Valentine's Day. Was absolutely BLOWN AWAY by the excellent food and the superior service. The ricotta gnocchi was to die for. The beet salad was very tasty. Both of our entrees - Scallops and Filet - were cooked perfectly. Dessert (almond cake and red velvet cheesecake) was phenomenal. Above all, the service was second-to-none. Our server did an excellent job of being attentive, but also not TOO attentive. She filled our glasses promptly when they were running low, was very courteous, and had an excellent table-side manner. We will be returning here very, very soon.
Needed More Oysters
We booked this restaurant through Open Table for a combination Valentine's Day/Birthday special dinner. The manager kindly called us a week before the date to inform us that the menu was Prix Fixe for the Valentine's Dinner and was going to be $75 per diner. This was to include three courses: appetizer (to share), entree, and dessert. I asked what the choices might be and he gave me the menu choices over the phone. They all sounded delicious, and we agreed to accept the arrangement. The manager did mention oysters as one of the appetizers, so we were looking forward to that as my husband loves oysters and it was his birthday.
When we arrived a little early, there was no problem seating us and we ordered a drink apiece to start. We were given the menu, and we made our selections. The appetizer was served and we looked on in much disappointment. There were only four oysters! And this was an appetizer to share. This wouldn't even be a serving for one - if we were ordering off a regular menu. It didn't ruin the evening, but it put a bit of a damper on it. The filet steaks were small, but excellent; extremely tender and tasty. The desserts were perfect. Taken altogether, however, we did not think the menu measured up to the $75 cost. We travel a lot and enjoy fine dining wherever we are, so it's not a matter of not wanting to spend our money. We just didn't think this particular meal was worth it. We do look forward to eating again some time at Taylor's Kitchen, but not when the menu is fixed price.
Romantic date night
I took my husband here for his birthday. Neither of us had ever been in the past and we live only 5 minutes away. The menu selection was great, however, it wasn't a lot of food. It's more about the flavors and ambiance here. Personally, I would go to Press Bistro, The Porch etc next time, but definitely worth a try!!
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