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.
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: 9165687171x
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
We have never been disappointed at The K ...
We have never been disappointed at The Kitchen!! Chef McCowan was great to listen to, friendly and knowledgable. Planned an executed a fantastic menu!! The after dinner freshly made herb teas are the best EVER! What a treat...the entire experience!
A fabulous foodie experience! This was l ...
A fabulous foodie experience! This was like nothing I've ever experienced going out to a restuarant - it was more like a food and dining extravaganza..the food, staff, and ambiance were outstanding. I would definitely go again and highly recommend!
The Kitchen is the ultimate "Bread and C ...
The Kitchen is the ultimate "Bread and Circuses" restaurant. The food is fabulous and the entire staff makes sure you have a great time. A quiet evening out this is definitely not! The atmosphere is quite raucous and fun, fun, fun! It is expensive, but worth it in my mind, for the top notch dining and entertainment. This was our second visit with friends and If I lived anywhere near Sacramento I would go back again for the next menu change, which I believe is monthly. Alas, I'll have to wait until out next trip to the west coast.
Service and food on the menu were impres ...
Service and food on the menu were impressively excellent. We exceptionally well treated by everyone. For those who desire vegetarian/vegan options, we would recommend several restaurants in the Bay area that prepare superior vegetarian and/or vegan dinners at a much lower price. We cannot recommend The Kitchen to most of our friends because the price is well beyond their affordability even for a special occasion.
Like a Michelin Star restaurant, this is ...
Like a Michelin Star restaurant, this is not a meal but an experience! As they tell you at the restaurant, if you leave hungry or disappointed, it's your fault. I wonder if there is any restaurant like it anywhere. The food was as good as Saison or La Pergola but the presentation was out of this world. Well worth the price and the hassle of making reservations far in advance.
The Kitchen is a fantastic dinner experi ...
The Kitchen is a fantastic dinner experience. From the moment you walk in to the beautiful dining area/kitchen, to the moment you leave. Every course is cleverly appointed and you can count on expert explanations from not just the chef/cooking staff, but the wait staff as well regarding the food and all the alcohol options. BE PREPARED TO SPEND OVER $250 PER PERSON IF YOU ARE CONSUMING ALCOHOL.
Worth it in my opinion.
This place was amazing. It's not just di ...
This place was amazing. It's not just dinner it's almost like a show. The chef explains all of you dishes and is super fun! I loved watching them plate each dish right in front is us. The wine menu was exquisite. The cost is very high. French laundry high almost. But to me it was worth it. Great place
The chef put on a show for many hours an ...
The chef put on a show for many hours and the food was quite good but the long waiting periods between each course and always being among the last few people served detracted from our enjoyment. The staff seemed attentive at first but our waiter had a snide attitude that worsened throughout the evening. He actually berated me for mentioning that I was unsatisfied with being served poultry as the main course when I had specifically requested fish or vegetarian. I had made this request in advance in response to an email from the Kitchen asking about dietary concerns.
This is hands down the best dining exper ...
This is hands down the best dining experience in Sacramento. I booked a dinner for my girlfriend and me on a whim thinking it'd be a nice dinner out at a fancy restaurant. Nay. I haven't had so much fun out at dinner since Chuck E Cheese when I was 6 years old. The food, the ambiance, the staff, the chef and his crew, the wine, the bar...I was blown away by this entire experience. I'm not going to get into specifics, because you should experience this firsthand and not via an OpenTable review, but from my point of view, worth every penny.
The Kitchen never fails to impress. It ...
The Kitchen never fails to impress. It is an absolutely amazing dining experience that everyone should try at least once. I say this because it's not cheap and, likely, out of reach for many diners. But, this is definitely the place to go when you want to splurge!
We call it "food theater" or "food happ ...
We call it "food theater" or "food happening." Great fun -- plus educational. The food is excellent. The presentation is not-to-be-believed! Four hours of fun, learning and super, super dishes. Not cheap, but the level of expertise is the highest -- so, worth every dollar. Will return with foodie friends.
Excellent experience overall at the Kitc ...
Excellent experience overall at the Kitchen. I brought a bottle of wine and was shocked at the $50 corkage fee. A bit of a rip off in my opinion. I put in a gluten-free dietary restriction to see how they would handle it, and they did an excellent job! The roasted beef tenderloin with a poached egg on the top was a let down, but all the other dishes for the evening were great. The service was impeccable. My girlfriend was floored on her first trip to the Kitchen! Fantastic!!
This is a foodie delight. 5 courses off ...
This is a foodie delight. 5 courses off a menu that rotates monthly. But if you want something else...no problem. The only rule is this: no rules. You can order anything you want. Help cook, plate, walk in the kitchen, visit the cooler, grab some cookie dough, request a 4 cheese grilled cheese or something else. Don't let the "intermission" fool you: the chef will hammer you with more amazing food scattered throughout the kitchen, so pace yourself. Seating is at 6:30pm. We left at 11:15pm. While it seems like a long time, it was great pacing to enjoy each of the courses. 20% gratuity is added. It's non-negotiable, and don't quibble. The food and service and experience is worth it. Wine pairings for each course can be purchased for an additional $85 per person. We skipped that and ate our calories. This is a bucket list place for sure, but I have a feeling we'll make it a two or three time a year special treat.
The best food accompanied by entertainin ...
The best food accompanied by entertaining and informative info about ingredients and preparation. The small plates are deceiving; there are so many, including before and intermission sampling, that the tummy gets full before one realizes it. Superb!!!!
A woderful evening with a dynamic staff ...
A woderful evening with a dynamic staff and fabulous food. My only complaint is the wine costs...we're already paying A LOT of money for the food and experience, I don't see the need to charge $50 corkage fee and the least expensive glass of red wine is $16....let alone the cost for a bottle. I would like to see the corkage fee brought to a more reasonable amount and/or offer a few less expensive wines as options.
Amazing food and unbelievable service. ...
Amazing food and unbelievable service. We were welcomed in the restaurant by name and the chef and staff called us by name the entire evening. Each course was so delicious that I savored every single bite and still days later remember how happy I felt eating incredible food. I tried to book a reservation for August but no sch luck. I have my September and October appointment booked.
They make you feel very welcome, serve y ...
They make you feel very welcome, serve you great food, provide humor and personality, and let you raid the fridge for cookie dough. An amazing dining experience that every food lover should try at least once. We will definitely be going back.
What an amazing experience. My wife and ...
What an amazing experience. My wife and I already booked for August. To be honest I felt like I was in a Food Network show and we were the special guest. The environment was lively and entertaining. You can eat as much as you want. Most of all the host was vibrant and fun. Great place to enjoy your Saturday night.
We thought we were just going to a dinne ...
We thought we were just going to a dinner with fancy food. It turned out it was entertainment and awesome food. When I was leaving it felt like I was exploding just like after Thanksgiving dinner. I couldn't stop sampling, everything was so good
It is a party atmosphere with excellent ...
It is a party atmosphere with excellent service and entertaining staff. Five star food and wine, basically all you can eat. You will not go home hungry and you will get to try many different dishes even beyond the menu. Chef Kelly is entertaining through out the evening and the staff will accommodate any request. Get your reservation now and bring some friends!
This was our first time going to The Kit ...
This was our first time going to The Kitchen. It was a unique dining experience that we won't soon forget. The executive chef engaged the diners and kept the evening lively. The quality of the food was awesome. We will come here again when we save up for this experience!
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