Dine Downtown Restaurant Week 2018 Participating Restaurants
Experience the best of Downtown Sacramento’s flourishing culinary scene during the 13th Annual Dine Downtown Restaurant Week. From January 12–21, 2018, enjoy a gourmet three-course prix fixe meal for $35 from some of the finest eateries in the city. One dollar from every Dine Downtown meal is donated to social services and food literacy programs, and $4.11 provides a week’s worth of food literacy education for one child. So a party of four participating in Dine Downtown can make a significant impact in a child’s life!
Plus, the program provides a substantial boost for local restaurants during an otherwise slow period for the industry. Since its inception in 2005, Dine Downtown has generated an estimated $5 million in restaurant sales with nearly $400,000 generated last year.
This year, Dine Downtown is featuring 30 of Sacramento’s top restaurants, including four eateries new to downtown, including Sauced BBQ & Spirits, Punch Bowl Social, Bennigan’s and La Cosecha. As the dining scene continues to grow and thrive in Sacramento, the economic and philanthropic benefits of Dine Downtown are expected to continue an upward trajectory.
Dine Downtown 2018 Participating Restaurants:
Aioli Bodega Española | Spanish — This cheerful eatery pairs wine with tapas, paella and traditional Spanish fare.
Bennigan’s | American — Bennigan’s is a new addition to downtown, offering traditional American food including burgers, steaks, seafood, ribs and more, served with Irish hospitality.
Biba Restaurant | Italian — Enjoy creative cocktails and traditional Italian cuisine crafted by award-winning celebrity chef, Biba Caggiano.
Blue Prynt Restaurant & Bar | American — This upscale yet laid-back eatery serves fresh American cuisine and has a full bar, where you can choose from their wonderful appetizers and a full drink menu.
Brasserie Capitale | French — You’ll find classic and updated French dishes, wine and cocktails at this trendy 1930s-era restaurant.
Photo Courtesy of Cafeteria 15L
Cafeteria 15L | New American — Cafeteria 15L serves American fare, specialty cocktails and exquisite desserts in their chic, industrial eatery.
Dawson’s Steakhouse | American + Steakhouse — This isn’t your average hotel restaurant; you’ll find gourmet steakhouse classics and craft cocktails at Dawson’s Steakhouse in the Hyatt Regency Hotel downtown.
Downtown & Vine | Wine Bar — This upscale bar has a wide selection of local and global wines, paired with artisan cheeses and meats.
Ella Dining Room & Bar | New American — This modern and elegant restaurant serves exceptional locally sourced New American cuisine and creative cocktails.
Empress Tavern | New American — Retreat to the sleek and cozy space of Empress Tavern, serving American rotisserie meats, inventive cocktails and craft beer.
Photo Courtesy of Esquire Grill
Esquire Grill | New American — This hip eatery serves clever takes on American cuisine prepared with fresh, local ingredients in an elegant space complete with an open-air patio.
Fat City Bar & Café | American — This historic restaurant offers New American bar food and cocktails in the charming atmosphere of Old Sacramento.
Foundation Restaurant & Bar | American — Foundation serves locally sourced, sustainable American seafood and steak dishes, paired with craft cocktails, wine and craft beers.
Frank Fat’s | Chinese — Experience a speakeasy environment at Frank Fat’s, serving upscale Chinese cuisine in a historic building.
Grange Restaurant & Bar | New American — Grange is a farm-to-table eatery with a cozy, rustic interior and a wonderful selection of seasonal cocktails.
Photo Courtesy of Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co.
Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Co. | New American — Hook & Ladder puts a modern twist on comfort food, serving local beers and cocktails in their industrial space.
Il Fornaio | Italian — This popular Italian chain restaurant has a local focus, serving bread baked at their own in-house bakery.
Iron Horse Tavern | New American — Iron Horse provides a new casual dining experience, serving creative American dishes and delicious cocktails.
Kasbah Lounge | Mediterranean + Middle Eastern — Kasbah Lounge presents traditional and modern Middle Eastern cuisine with gluten-free, vegetarian and Halal options available.
La Cosecha | Mexican — This eatery showcases the style and bounty of Sacramento and the spirit of Mexico, serving authentic Mexican food and drinks in the heart of Cesar Chavez Plaza.
Photo Courtesy of Mayahuel
Mayahuel | Mexican — Taste the elevated Mexican cuisine of Mayahuel, featuring a diverse tequila menu in their inviting space.
Paragary’s | New American — This lively bistro in Midtown proudly features a menu and bar program inspired by the seasonal bounty of the Sacramento region.
Pilothouse at The Delta King | American — Step on board and enjoy delicious American fare at the Pilothouse Restaurant on the Delta King, a docked boat on the Sacramento River.
Punch Bowl Social | American — This eat-ertainment concept serving a diner-inspired craveable menu with classic and modern cocktails that can be enjoyed while playing a myriad of games, including bowling, darts, billiards, and arcade games.
Rio City Café | New American — Rio City Cafe is a New American restaurant with a riverside outdoor patio offering wonderful views.
Photo Courtesy of Sauced BBQ & Spirits
Sauced BBQ & Spirits | BBQ — This family-owned business serves flavorful BBQ and other classic Southern dishes in a comfortable space with reclaimed barn wood from Georgia and North Carolina.
Skool Japanese Gastropub | Japanese — Taste sustainably sourced Japanese cuisine in this contemporary and laid-back restaurant with a spacious patio.
Ten22 | New American — Ten22 joins New American food with craft cocktails in their comfortable and modern interior.
Photo Courtesy of The Firehouse Restaurant
The Firehouse Restaurant | New American + Seafood — This upscale restaurant in a historic venue presents decadent meals made with locally sourced ingredients.
The Melting Pot | Fondue — This renowned chain serves cheese, chocolate and broth fondue for a unique dining experience in a romantic setting.
The Porch Restaurant & Bar | Southern — This adorable and relaxed restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients to create authentic Southern dishes.
The Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar | New American — The Red Rabbit is a farm-to-table New American restaurant serving delicious, artisanal cocktails.
Photo Courtesy of Ten22
Dine at any of these participating restaurants during Dine Downtown to sample some of the city’s finest fare while supporting social services and food literacy programs. It’s a win-win!
Category Local Events, Neighborhood Guides, Sacramento
Cathy Harrington is Lyon Real Estate’s director of marketing, overseeing the content on the Lyon Local blog, website and social media channels.