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1213 K St., Sacramento, CA 95814
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Ranked #110 of 1,773 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $60
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 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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Paradise, California
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 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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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
136 reviews 136 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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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Additional Information about Esquire Grill

Address: 1213 K St., Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone Number: 916-448-8900
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 60
Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Californian

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