Your Guide to Dine Downtown 2021
Craving a gourmet meal without the gourmet price tag? Sacramento’s annual Dine Downtown event has got you covered. The annual celebration of Sacramento’s culinary tradition, now in its 16th year, offers fixed-price three-course meal from some of the city’s most popular restaurants.
Traditionally, Dine Downtown was a week-long event that attracted diners with one set menu at one price point. But this year, the experience is available for take-out, curbside pickup or delivery for 17 days, Jan. 8–24. Best of all, the special three-course menus are available at flexible price points: $25, $35 or $45.
Many local restaurants have taken a hit due to the pandemic, and now, more than ever, they need the support of their local communities. Dine Downtown is a great way to give back while getting a great meal in return! You can also support local restaurants by giving Dine Downtown Dollars, special e-gift cards, that can be used at participating restaurants.
More than two dozen restaurants (and counting!) are participating this year, from longtime Old Sacramento staples like The Firehouse to Michelin-rated Canon in East Sacramento. But most restaurants are in the downtown and midtown areas, ranging from the casual (like Solomon’s Delicatessen, which is offering Asian-inspired sandwiches with za-atar tots and boozy lemonade), to the refined (like Hawks Public House, which is serving duck confit cassoulet and persimmon sticky toffee pudding with vanilla Chantilly).
This year, some spots are even offering special brunch menus, including The Porch, which has dishes like churro-friend chicken and beignets and cheesy grits with ham and red-eye gravy. Many restaurants are also offering vegetarian and vegan options.
A complete list of restaurants along with their menus is available online, but check back frequently as more are being added.
*Featured photo courtesy of Downtown Sacramento Partnership