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Esquire Grill

1213 K St., Sacramento, CA 95814
916-448-8900
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Ranked #108 of 1,744 restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $60
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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English first
Sacramento, California
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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
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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
40 helpful votes 40 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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rainb0wtraveler
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123 reviews 123 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Filet mignon was excellent, dinner salad was great. Dessert was the BEST banana cream pie I've ever had -- fresh sliced bananas and fresh custard on an excellent crust with newly whipped cream. All fresh and delicious!

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South Lake Tahoe, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Our new favorite restaurant. GREAT STAFF, SERVICE IS THE BEST! We were there on New Years Eve celebrating a birthday as well and could not have asked for a better way to start the New Year. Started with drinks at the bar and moved onto dinner. The atmosphere was wonderful, the food outstanding, the service the best. Between the appetizers... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great convenient location but bad up keeping. There were flies inside. Considering that this is a high end restaurant i didn't think expect it to have flies.

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Battle, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 via mobile

I had a delicious hamburger at the Esquire Grill. Beautiful ground steak cooked to perfection with great lettuce, tomato, and dressing. This is my test of a good American restaurant. Can they make a decent burger? The Esquire Grill passed with flying colours! Nice atmosphere, good service, and attentive staff.

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