The Best Settings to Sip on Rosé in the Sacramento Area
While it has always been a popular choice during the summer, rosé seems to have reached a new level of popularity in recent years. In our opinion, this vogue wine is best enjoyed out on an airy patio in the heat of spring or summer. There’s just something extra refreshing about this often-sparkling, rose-colored wine!
Plus, if you don’t Instagram your rosé, did you even order rosé? These restaurants double as excellent photo backdrops, whether you’re dining inside or out. Explore these eateries in Sacramento with rosé on the menu and idyllic backdrops for sipping on this refreshing wine this summer and beyond.
Nestled along the Sacramento River, Scott’s Seafood on the River boasts one of the best restaurant views in the city. This exceptional seafood eatery serves a wide range of fresh cuisine with a focus on seafood, providing an ideal pairing with your rosé of choice. Sparkling water views, a refreshing rosé and fresh seafood — it doesn’t get much better than this!
Whether you’re dining at their location in El Dorado Hills or Roseville, Sienna is an excellent upscale eatery with a warm and inviting feel. Their picturesque patio with a fireplace, plants and comfortable couch seating is one of the best places to enjoy their daily happy hour, which features a variety of appetizers, flatbreads, and drink specials. And you guessed it — there’s even a rosé on the happy hour menu!
Photo Courtesy of Cafeteria 15L
The indoor and outdoor spaces at Cafeteria 15L were meticulously designed by the designers of W Hotels. The restaurant features two plush outdoor patios in addition to the comfortable lounge spaces, a main dining room and semi-private dining nooks. The courtyard features couch seating, fire pits, romantic cabanas and space heaters, providing the ideal setting for sipping on rosé. Don’t miss their weekday happy hour from 4–7 p.m., which features small plates ranging from $5–7, well drinks for $5, wine for $6, and craft cocktails for $7. A $6 rosé in the dreamy courtyard at Cafeteria 15L cannot be beat!
This stylish, modern eatery in Granite Bay provides an ideal rosé-sipping environment, whether you’re seated in the sophisticated interior or out on the patio. The interior provides the perfect dose of elegance and upscale charm, making wine the obvious choice to complement your meal, whether you opt for seafood, steak, a burger or a fresh salad. And if you find yourself dining on the picturesque patio overlooking a lake, you might prefer a white wine or rosé! The scenic views and rays of sunshine on the patio at Hawks are sure to enhance each sip.
Photo Courtesy of Rio City Cafe
Nestled along the river in historic Old Sacramento, Rio City Cafe is a must, whether you’re simply visiting Sacramento or you’ve lived here your entire life. On the riverfront patio, take in views of the Tower Bridge, the Ziggurat building, and of course, the sparkling river down below. The chef at Rio City Cafe presents a menu with wholesome farm-to-fork ingredients to create inventive California cuisine with global influence. Their extensive wine list is well-rounded to include popular wines from Napa and other renowned wine regions. On a hot day, sit back, relax and order a rosé at this beloved Sacramento restaurant offering unparalleled views.
Photo Courtesy of Bistro 33
Bistro 33 is perhaps most well-known for its spacious front patio with umbrellas, space heaters and a fountain. The large space provides plenty of seating, so you can comfortably dine al fresco in this exceptional Davis eatery. Bistro 33 serves a wide range of New American food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus a robust drink menu, making this a great place to be no matter what time of day it is. During the summer, sip on a glass of rosé in the shade, and retreat to the cozy interior with a glass of red during the colder months.
Photo Courtesy of Mulvaney’s B & L
The overall romantic feel and the shaded courtyard of this renowned Midtown eatery make it a top contender for rosé sipping in the city. Brick details, elegant chandeliers and dramatic floral arrangements dot the room at Mulvaney’s B & L, an upscale eatery owned by one of Sacramento’s most beloved power couples. Settle down for an unforgettable meal in enchanting surrounds, whether you’re dining inside the converted firehouse or in the lush garden patio.
Photo Courtesy of Ella Dining Room & Bar
Everything at Ella Dining Room & Bar is beautiful — including the colorful plates, creative cocktails and the interior design. Plus, the outdoor space of this downtown eatery allows you to people watch, get some fresh air, and sip on a glass of rosé while you wait for your meal. Ella Dining Room & Bar is intently focused on promoting local, sustainable growers, farmers, ranchers and artisans, which is so clearly reflected on their hyper-local menu. Pair your inventive meal with a glass of rosé while you take in the spectacular sights of this gorgeous restaurant!
Photo Courtesy of Trevor Lee via Paragary’s
Let’s just state the obvious: the stunning interior of Paragary’s provides the ideal backdrop for your obligatory rosé Instagram shot. Plus, the restaurant has one of the most extravagant outdoor patios in the city! You will soon forget you’re in the heart of Midtown as you’re transcended to a lush and inviting oasis with waterfalls, 60-year-old olive trees, various plants and a large fireplace.
Cheers to Rosé!
Where do you most enjoy sipping on rosé in the Sacramento area? Let us know in the comments below!