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Esquire Grill

1213 K St., Sacramento, CA 95814
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Ranked #115 of 1,753 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $60
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 13th St.
Transit: K Street Light Rail
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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Sacramento, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

I met my four friends for dinner, who were in town for business. They chose the Esquire Grill due to its proximity to their hotel. I had eaten at their airport location, and had always had a good meal, so I had high expectations for their flagship location. Our server highly recommended the the Delmonico steak, which I ordered. Unfortunately,... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

First place we ate after arriving. The food and wine delicious. The atmosphere and service outstanding. A fine place!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The Esquire Grill continues to be an absolute stop on any trip to Sacramento, especially for the oysters!

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Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We were very well looked after and they inquired whether we need to leave early for a show. Surroundings relaxing and comfortable.

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Sacramento, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I went to the Esquire Grill in Sacramento today for lunch. We were seated immediately (12:15) took until 12:40 to get water and waited until 1:10 to have a server come by and take our order, in fact he went to another table first to take their order (they came after we did) and only came to our table after... More

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El Dorado, California, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

We often go here after our matinee shows at the Community Center but never again. The food has consistently gone downhill. Our waiter yesterday was very impersonal and we couldn't find him to ask for what we needed. He never once came and asked how our meal was or I would have told him how horrible it was. A restaurant... More

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New Jersey
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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

After a daylong conference at the Sheraton Grand right around the corner, the hotel staff recommended the Esquire as a good off-property option. Our group of six agreed that the food was decent but unimpressive. Two of us had the tuna burgers, which were thin and appeared not to be freshly made, and were served on a supermarket-quality sesame seed... More

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Sacramento, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

How often does a meal linger in you memory?... such is the case on New Year's Eve 2013 at the Esquire Grill. We made an early seating reservation to accommodate theater tickets. With a warm greeting, the General Manager took us to our table. As we were settling in, he informed us of the specials for the evening. We ordered... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Great Location great food and the service followed suit. Parking ib building. Fantastic oysters and crab louie..steaks looked awesome. I am going back!

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State College, PA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Filet mignon was the best steak I have ever had, and my colleague from Italy said the exact same thing. We eat at this restaurant at least once, every time we are at Unified Wine & Grape Symposium. I wish I remembered our waiters name, because he was just great. The manager came by the table and asked why we... More

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