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Esquire Grill

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1213 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3906 (13th St.)
+1 916-448-8900
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Vacaville, California
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We alternate among the several choices within walking distance of the theater for an after the play, or before the play, dinner. I always look forward to the Esquire Grill. They serve tasty cocktails, provide experienced waitstaff, and the meals are delicious. I frequently will order the Petrale Sole and my friend most recently ordered the ribbon pasta. We were... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Definitely try the baked brie, delicious! The staff was courteous and attentive but not overly o. The food was delicious, my colleague had the pasta special and I had the Louie (shrimp salad). I'd go back. We had the banana cream pie for dessert with some port. Lovely meal, great location downtown and I enjoyed the environment. Large restaurant but... More 

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Palo Alto, CA
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

The Esquire Grill is just across the street from the huge Community Theater, and is the perfect spot for a before theater dinner. The atmosphere is very festive, with excellent service and white tablecloths. Drinks are excellent, but unfortunately the food is only adequate . . . it appeared "assembled," rather than chef prepared. So, I would go again when... More 

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Sacramento, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We love the brie and the ahi poke. It's our go too place for a quick bite before the theater. Interesting use of sweet potatoes as chips to scoop up the ahi. Yum!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

I wish there was a 4.5 star rating. Had lunch and the entire place was booked so sat at the bar. Had a delicious meal. Chicken sandwich, glass of sparkling wine, ice cream with a glass of Inniskillin Vidal Ice Wine. This would have been 5 stars had my party been able to sit in the dining room, but it's... More 

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rocklin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I've always enjoyed the atmosphere of Esquire Grill. The menu is a bit limited, but, everything listed is incredible. The drinks are strong and the service was good. My friend ordered the fries and macaroni and cheese in addition to her salmon. The Mac and cheese had a crispy coating that balanced the cheesy noodles. It was delicious! The Caesar... More 

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Roseville, California
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Have recently been there twice now to eat before events, and both times had a wonderful experience. Their dinner specials need to be considered - had salmon that just melted in my mouth! Perfectly seasoned and cooked. The butternut squash soup is divine! Friend had Esquire Grill's hamburger, again perfectly cooked and delicious. I don't know what it's like when... More 

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Sacramento, California
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This place is great when they're on a roll, but when they're not they really drop the ball. I've been here a few times. The first time I cam they ran out of the Fish dish, the second time I came they were out of another dish they were offering. The service is generally always good, but I have been... More 

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Thank PNCEngineering
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31 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Arrived ahead of our reservation and let the hostess know we'd be in the lounge having a cocktail to which she replied, "just let me know when you're ready". At our reservation time, we told her we were ready to be seated and apparently so were 20 other patrons. The host staff WAS LOST!! After more than a few minutes... More 

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North California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Six of us stopped here for dinner and drinks before we went to a concert in downtown Sacramento. The interior is sophisticated and comfortable - not snobby. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. We were greeted by the manager, host, and several other staff members - that was before we were graciously waited on my our server. With six... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1213 K St, Sacramento, CA 95814-3906
    (13th St.)
  • Public Transportation: K Street Light Rail
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-448-8900
Description
Inspired by classic American cooking of times past, The Esquire Grill brings a modern, yet timeless dining experience to downtown Sacramento. The restaurant, designed by San Francisco architect Michael Guthrie, is located on the ground floor of the 26-story Esquire Plaza Building and adjacent to the Sacramento Community Theater and Convention Center. The menu includes a selection of grilled and spit roasted meats, fish, and poultry, as well as appetizers, salads, and house made desserts. A full bar, extensive wine list, and private banquet facilities are also available.

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