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Esquire Grill

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American, Steakhouse, Californian
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1213 K St., Sacramento, CA 95814 (13th St.)
K Street Light Rail
916-448-8900
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Inspired by classic American cooking of times past, The Esquire Grill...
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Location & Service

Great location for lunch when you're at the capital doing business. John was our server and was top notch. I would go again. The food was preparied well and tasted very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Jim R
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Huntington Beach, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Watsonville, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My wife and I had dinner at Esquire Grill during a working trip to Sacramento this week. We opted to sit at the bar and watch the end of the SF Giants game, and were very glad we did. The bartender was amazingly accommodating, letting my wife sample several red wines before making her selection (I had a martini made... More 

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Wrangell, Alaska
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

This is a great downton location by the conference center and Sheraton Grand. They were very accomadating to our large group and worked fast to get us all seated. Service was great and the food was delicious. I love the farm to table stance Sacramento resturants have taken. You could truly tell the difference.

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Huntington Beach, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Great location for lunch when you're at the capital doing business. John was our server and was top notch. I would go again. The food was preparied well and tasted very good.

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137 reviews 137 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Went out with two other couples to celebrate a belated birthday for our friend. We started with drinks; wine for one, Kettle One on the rocks for me and two ladies had tea. We were served by Julie. For appetizers ordered the ahi poke and pork belly. They enjoyed the apps. After two ordered salads and I had the New... More 

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Paradise, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Our flight was delayed for 3 hours, so we went for lunch. I have to say we weren't in the best of humor, but David the bartender soon changed that what an upbeat guy and a great mixologist. He made us a couple of cocktails and recommended the pulled pork sliders which were very good. If you have to get... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

The menu was varied and fairly priced. They specialized in grilled fish and meat, and they were excellent. We were able to sit outside which I highly recommend when the weather permits. We went there two nights in a row. I had the grilled salmon which was perfectly done, and the grilled pork chop the second visit, again perfectly done... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

My (all-adult) family took me to Esquire Grill for my birthday when I visited Sacramento last month. The ambience inside was nice but a bit loud, even on a Wednesday night. Eating on the patio would be quieter, but could be hot during the summer months (they do have misters overhead). I ordered one of the pasta dishes, and my... More 

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Rancho Cordova
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69 reviews 69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Great choice of American cuicine, but with a twist. Had the Ahi sandwich with a touch of ginger taste. Great wine selection. A wonderful lunch and excellent service.

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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

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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1213 K St., Sacramento, CA 95814
    (13th St.)
  • Public Transportation: K Street Light Rail
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 916-448-8900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 60
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups

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.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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