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
The Kitchen ROCKS! In spite of it's me ...
The Kitchen ROCKS!
In spite of it's metamorphosis from "Randall's Play Pen" to what it is today, this place is still the BEST RESTAURANT IN TOWN! From the local sourcing; to the extremely creative ways to make the food look, smell and taste DIVINE; to the entire staff; to the wine list and Sommelier; to the cookie dough OR the fresh oysters from the rack straight outta the walk-in (ya could do both, just cuz!); to the energy in the place...there is no other, better place to drop some big bucks on becoming a "Calorie Warrior"!
I know they were kidding (at least I hope they were) when they told us "you've just eaten the calorie equivalent to 1 week PLUS one days worth of food!) but the misery was worth every bite!
It was the first time for my wife and she can't stop talking about it. I have been at least 7 times now and every time is the same...but different. Seasonally, they can't be beat. Creatively, they are genius.
Don't go when you're dieting or cleansing but definitely plan on either after! It will be worth the work.
By the way, if they offer you beef tenderloin that's been braised in butter, don't wait! Go straight up to the cutting board and grab a piece!!! It's just like being at home, only BRAISED IN BUTTER!
This was an absolutely exquisite dining ...
This was an absolutely exquisite dining experience! It was the first time for three of us at our table of four and we were in awe with every item that came to our table - including both food and wine. The entertainment value was outstanding and it was such a comfortable atmosphere with allowing us to wander to the back and visit everyone preparing our meal while drinking champagne and eating oysters along with cookie dough! It's just something that you can't really comprehend until you experience it. So grateful for the opportunity to have dined at such an incredible place! Thank you!
Outstanding meal, so different from a tr ...
Outstanding meal, so different from a traditional restaurant in so many ways. We loved our food and the wine pairings - which they allowed us to split -and everything available from the walk-in fridge to the sushi at intermission was incredible and made it feel like a delicious treasure hunt. Highly recommend for any special occasion.
What can I say about The Kitchen that ha ...
What can I say about The Kitchen that hasn't already been said? This was my second time visiting The Kitchen and it did not disappoint. Even though I knew what to expect, we still had an amazing time. The chef was engaging and energetic and the experience was phenomenal. I recommend a visit for a special occasion or for someone you really want to "wow". It is top notch and the best fine dining in Sacramento without the pretentious atmosphere!
An experience to remember! The demonstr ...
An experience to remember! The demonstration kitchen is incredible and the food is amazing. Add on top of this, the friendly staff, impeccable service, and fun atmosphere and you have a once in a lifetime experience. No wonder they book up months in advance!
The service and food and amazing! They ...
The service and food and amazing! They have a great wine list. Being able to walk through the actual kitchen and see the food prep first hand is pretty cool.. There's no off limits there. We will be back again soon.
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!
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