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The Kitchen

2225 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA 95825
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Ranked #1 of 1,748 restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $125 - $125
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Howe Ave.
Transit: Need a driver? Call our receptionist and we will be happy to arrange a town car for you. Please call a minimum of 24 hours before your reservation.
Description: Located in Sacramento, America's Farm to Fork Capital, The Kitchen Restaurant is the most unique and exhilarating dining experience in all of California. Our renowned 6-course Demonstration Dinners feature Chefs Randall Selland and Noah Zonca preparing a creative and sumptuous feast for all your senses right before your very eyes. Made with the absolute best ingredients from the region and around the world, our amazing seasonal menus are just the beginning of an evening of fine food, and entertainment found nowhere else. After 16 years, this family affair is still a true original, blending the innovative cuisine, engaging entertainment, award winning wine list and genuine hospitality that have continued to make it one of the most sought after reservations in the state. For a truly special dining experience and an evening to savor and cherish, The Kitchen is unmatched. Dinners are $125.00 per person and are by reservation only with limited seating, so please call if you are unsuccessful booking online and we will gladly assist you.
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125 reviews from our community

95% Recommend
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English first
El Dorado Hills
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We recently dined at the Kitchen to celebrate 3 birthdays with our friends. It's a wonderful experience with unique food combinations and enticing flavors. We chose the recommended wine pairings and were very happy with the selection.The executive chef John Griffiths was informative, friendly and entertaining. In addition to the five course meal, they provide a great "intermission" in which... More

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Lincoln, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant with executive chef John Griffiths is one of the top five restaurants we have eaten at anywhere in the world. Located ina building with no signage, It is so popular that you will need to make reservations two months in advance. You are allowed to walk into the kitchen at any time and talk to the chefs and... More

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Sacramento, CA
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Loved celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary at The Kitchen!. It was like being at a private dinner party. You are encouraged to mingle and walk all over the kitchen--to talk with the chefs and browse the wine closet, etc. We were seated at the bar area where they prep the plates--very fun to watch. Everyone was in a celebratory mood... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

For years my wife and I had heard about The Kitchen and with our anniversary coming up, I thought it would be an extra special treat for us to celebrate it there. Since The Kitchen has only one seating limited to 50 people per night, you either need to call weeks in advance if you are looking to make a... More

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Sacramento, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

When making reservations def ask to be seated at the counter so you are closer to the action. Good craft beers too. At about $200/pp it's def for special occasions only, but I will return!

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I've eaten at the Kitchen a few times and every time I am amazed at how fabulous it is. It's always awhile between visits because it's so hard to get a reservation!! If you are lucky enough to have it be a night that Randall, the owner, is there, it's a particular treat. It's truly an experience to have him... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014 via mobile

Our family had dinner there in December, it was expensive but well worth it. Food was outstanding - the demonstration style dining is very unique. Try to get a place on the counter to get a close up view of the cooking.

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Northern CA
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I could, of course, go on and on about the show, the service, the food, the experience, but I think that's been done numerous times before. Instead, I want to note one positive and one negative from our last visit. First the positive: The intermission has changed for the better. Instead of all 50 guests crammed outside on the patio... More

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Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

My boyfriend decided to surprise me with a late birthday dinner here, we met 2 of our friends in advanced and headed over. We brought our own wine under the assumption of the $30 corkage fee, turns out the fee was $50 so we decided to just order bottles of wine from the menu. Before dinner starts, they encourage you... More

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Sacramento, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

From the first greeting, The Kitchen is a treat for the senses. It's rather difficult to call it a restaurant because the feeling and atmosphere is unlike the standard fine dining experience. There are very few choices to be made as The Kitchen provides a Prix Fixe affair and numerous courses. The dining room is literally part of the kitchen,... More

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