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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
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...
It was truly a fun evening of great food and culinary entertainment! We especially enjoyed the Blue Lagoon Roasted Alaskan Halibut, Manhattan Butter poached Beef Tenderloin and the Hemingway Daquiri Lime Creme Brûlée. You bet we're going back!
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!
Most unique restaurant I've ever been to. Crazy fun experience where you interact with chef, cooks, managers and more. They all, come out of the kitchen to get you cranked up for this unique dining venue. They were blasting 70s music the night we were there. This isn't the quiet dining place, but so much fun! Tables surround a U shaped bar, where they cook, teach, and serve fabulous creations as you watch their detailed plating of gourmet food. You can wander into the kitchen where you are offered things being cooked, things out of the walk in fridge, participate in an "intermission" from the Seated dinner for more food, special beverages. Come hungry for the endless variety of courses, snacks, desserts. From Hog Island oysters, fired olives, cookie dough, homemade chips, sushi, lettuce wraps and other small snacks, to the five course prefix dinner, this is a place you won't forget if you love food in an open, party type atmosphere. Be ready to break the bank and have fun!
Excellent as always from start to finish. Dessert was sooo good it is just hard to pace yourself especially during intermission so you have room for dessert. The team at The Kitchen always make you feel welcome and the food is fantastic
Chef Kelly was very fun and entertaining. My dining companion noted Chef Kelly exuded characteristics of Robin Williams and Graham Kerr in his presentation style.
The food was amazing. as always (this was a fourth visit for me, the first for my companion). Truly exceptional in every way. The ability to "tour" the commercial kitchen and interact with the staff was great. Best, freshest oysters on the half-shell bar none during "intermission" (which, caution to the uninitiated, means MORE FOOD while standing/walking around, as opposed to the rest of the courses you consume while seated. Standing or sitting, you're going home with a newly conceived food baby. Just accept it. You will love every tasty mouthful!
Loved it! Great energy upon arrival and the staff were warm, welcoming, and engaged all throughout the night. The shared experience allowed for positive connections with other guests. It was also nice to chat and learn more about the food and of the chefs themselves at the many food stations. The orchestration of the food plating was methodical and mesmerizing! Of course, the final food creations were lovely and delightful. My favorites of the night were the first course of Roasted Asparagus and Handkerchief Pasta and the fourth course of Butter Poached Beef Tenderloin. Even though you can have as much as you want, I don't think I could ever keep up with what was available through the night! I will definitely return soon! Unfortunately we had to leave early at dessert but they made sure to get us coffee and sweet treats to-go.
Wow, wow, wow. I have heard about The Kitchen for years, and it's been on my must-do list since I first heard about it. Often, that leads to disappointment when you finally get to experience what you've been longing for. Not a problem at The Kitchen! What a decadent, delicious, FUN experience! It is pricey. But, honestly, worth every penny. The staff goes out of it's way to make you feel welcome and at home. You can wander into the kitchen and open the refrigerator, grab some oysters on the half-shell, and nobody looks twice! Were you especially fond of the first course? Order it again. After the fifth course, if you'd like. Whatever you want, they will accommodate. Must most importantly, the food was beautiful and delicious. A great experience from start to finish. I will be back!
For the price and dinning experience I was Very Disappointed.
For one the music was too loud to enjoy a conversation and it was 70's disco.
I also felt the comments by Executive Chef Kelly to be demeaning of the following: The French Laundry, the Selland owners, and the location of his own restaurant. Not very classy for anyone in that position. At times I felt I was at a Comedy Dinner Theater rather than a 5 Star Restaurant.
Service was mixed... some of the staff was attentive...while others I felt needed retraining on how to serve and be knowledgeable when asked to explain the food they were serving.
Value for price not worth it for me.
The Kitchen is an overall dining experience. I was a bit disappointed by the March menu and the quality of the service this time compared to other times. The "intermission" was not as tasty as it has been in the past. The ahi was lacking in the usual high quality flavors that you find at The Kitchen. The duck was dry. Overall it was still a wonderful evening, but we did not get the personal attention that we have received in the past and the food was more hit or miss than you would expect for the price of this kind of an evening.
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