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About The Kitchen Restaurant
The Kitchen, a Selland Family Restaurant, serves a five-course prix fixe demonstration dinner menu based on a monthly seasonal framework that features the best and freshest ingredients available on a daily basis, mostly procured locally and regionally. Dinner service also includes an interactive intermission featuring chefs’ tasting stations, as well as a finale of fresh herb tea service and artisan coffee served with dessert.
The Kitchen Restaurant has earned every imaginable local and regional award along with an impressive list of national accolades, including the AAA Five Diamond Award five years running, a nod as a semi-finalist for the James Beard “Outstanding Restaurant” Award, the highest Zagat ratings, and honors from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, as well as inclusion in the Yelp Top 100 and the Open Table Top 100.
Sacramento, CA 95825
Contemporary American, Contemporary French
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: Doors Open at 6:30pm, Dinner Begins at 7:00; Friday - Saturday: Doors Open at 7:00pm, Dinner Begins at 7:30; Sunday: Doors Open at 5:00pm, Dinner Begins at 5:30. Please arrive within 15 minutes after our doors opening to ensure the show starts on time.
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer Private Party availability for the entire restaurant for your special occasion or business function. Smaller, semi-private tables may be available.
The Kitchen has a private lot with ample parking.
Call our receptionist and we will be happy to arrange a town car for you. Please call a minimum of 24 hours before your reservation.
Private Party Facilities:
Reserve the entire restaurant exclusively for your event! Our six-course Demonstration Dinners, prepared right before your eyes, are a feast for all the senses, and our award-winning wine list features the best in the state. Our Sommelier will design a personalized beverage package. As a Private Party at The Kitchen, the entire restaurant is exclusively yours for the evening, with our expert staff of chefs and servers dedicated entirely to you and your guests. We offer our Private Party option for up to 56 people, perfect for business and convention groups, birthday and anniversary celebrations, and client or staff appreciation dinners. We will make your event a distinctive and singular success.
Private Party Contact:
Bobbie Chamberlin: (916) 568-7171
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
The Kitchen Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Extraordinary evening. Be prepared to spend 250-300 per person or more if you want to treat yourself to a few cellar selections. The evening was a solid four hours of eating, drinking, laughing and being entertained in the demonstration kitchen where you can interact with the kitchen, chefs and wait staff. I've never seen so many changes of wine glasses as we worked our way through a paired flight.
The usual spectacular meal from The Kitchen. From the greeting at the door, through the extensive contact with the staff throughout the meal, it was faultless. Kelly McGowan has become a great Kitchen chef, with his pre-meal banter and communication during the evening. Be prepared for a lengthy experience, but it is worth every penny
The staff is lovely. So attentive and kind. The chefs were personable and really knew how to get a crowd going.
Some of the menu items sound ho-hum on paper, but you can tell from the finished product the care that was taken to prepared the food and the quality of the ingredients. The parts of the meal I could eat was exquisite.
The worst part of the overall experience was the reservationist. She called to ask about dietary restrictions. I told her I was pregnant and needed my food prepared well-done. She was rude about it on the phone too and almost dismissive that pregnant women had dietary needs. She communicated nothing to the chefs or waitstaff. I had to eat around a lot of things.
Simply amazing. Worth every penny, and it was a lot of pennies. But the service, food, ambiance, and overall experience were very special and they pay attention to so many little details. Everyone acts like their #1 priority is for your experience to be unforgettable. We can't wait to return, once we save up enough to do so.
The Kitchen doesn't disappoint!! Every detail of the meal was well thought out and executed. Warm welcome from the chef and staff. I love the casual vibe where you can walk around in the kitchen and taste ANYTHING you want! Excellent wine parings with each amazing course. Book well in advance, this place is popular!!
The Kitchen provided a truly unique combination of fine cuisine, great service and fun. Letting you walk into the back kitchen to help yourself to oysters in the cooler...who does that? We had a blast, quickly felt at home and thoroughly enjoyed interacting with The Kitchen's team and the other guests. We will be back.
If you haven't dined at The Kitchen yet - make it happen!
Absolutely the best dining experience ever. Food that goes beyond expectations, while having the most fun you will have with amazing food, and an incredible staff from start to finish.
My wife and I were celebrating our 19th anniversary, and The Kitchen is the ideal setting to celebrate.
This was our 4th visit to The Kitchen. Our first impression with Chef Kelly McCown is that he is a keeper! All of the staff were top notch. We were able to enjoy our first tasting of a 1922 D'oliveira Boal - Madeira, Portugal. Phenomenal!
If you want to experience the boundary where food science and art come together, The Kitchen will show you what that tastes like. Every plate is a composition of food mastery while each savory bite delivers on the promise of a dish prepared to perfection.
A restaurant like The Kitchen really requires an altogether separate rating system on OpenTable. Five stars - because that is the max I can give. This does not represent a fair comparison to other restaurants (giving Ella's 4 stars sounds criminal) and the five stars also will not provide you the proper reference frame to understand what an absolutely perfect evening they have in store for you.
You deserve nice things.
Plan your reservations in advance - you need to experience The Kitchen.
Lots of great things to say about Kitchen: innovative concept, warm staff, creative environment.
However for the price, there should be no mistakes and food&execution need to be flawless. It's hard to be flawless, so unless the price (and commensurate expectations based on that price) is lowered, then it's hard to see a good value for money.
Went for our 28th anniversary and didn't have a clue what to expect. It was an amazing evening/experience. Loved the "play bill", the chef's running commentary, etc. Fabulous service and attention to detail. Loved how relaxed it was there. Very friendly environment - the food was beyond amazing!
Unique restaurant that is worth the experience for any foodie. Price was reasonable for a multi-course menu. Not sure This is a great romantic restaurant since there is a lot going on all of the time, but that is part of the uniqueness. Would definitely visit again when we are back in the area. If I was a local, we would go regularly especially when we had guests in from out of town.
It was our first time there...we were celebrating our wedding anniversary...it was highly recommended by friends so we thought we'd give it a try...we were blown away by the whole experience. Everything was perfect! Entertaining, delicious, friendly, awesome service, relaxing, and tons of fun! Definitely going back again and again...
Fantastic! I loved the entire experience! The food was delicious, non pretentious and my husband and I left full! We both boasted we would eat extra but by the end of the meal we were tapped out! Everything was delicious. Highly recommended! Treat yourself!
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