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Esquire Grill


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oysters on the half shell
champagne mignonette
new england clam chowder
deviled eggs
wood-fired castroville artichoke hearts
charred navel orange, black olive vinaigrette, toasted marcona almonds
roasted bone marrow
salsa verde, capers, pickled shallots
ahi tuna poke
ahi tuna, shrimp, avocado, cucumber, ginger, scallions, soy vinaigrette
pork belly confit
cabbage, apple, chili vinaigrette, crispy ginger, soy glaze
caesar salad
romaine lettuce, radish, brioche croutons, parmesan, caesar dressing
roasted beet salad
cara cara orange, avocado, pickled beet, gingered creme fraiche
mixed baby lettuces
pomegranate, almonds, goat cheese, champagne-honey vinaigrette
belgian endive
red flame grapes, watercress, hazelnuts, idiazabel cheese, banyuls
farro & arugula
kabocha squash, red onion, walnuts, black currants, lemon, olive oil
dungeness crab & shrimp louie
chiogga beets, radish, egg, avocado, iceberg lettuce, louis dressing
grilled king salmon salad
red belgian endive, arugula, fennel, celery root, apple, pickled raisins, pecans, citrus vinaigrette
grilled chicken salad
napa cabbage, iceberg lettuce, carrots, cucumber, celery, cashews, soy-lime vinaigrette
flat iron steak salad
baby kale, radicchio, point reyes bleu cheese, red wine vinaigrette
sandwiches & burgers
served with choice of fries, mashed potatoes or mixed greens
ahi tuna burger
pickled ginger, spicy soy mayonnaise, red onion, daikon sprouts
grilled chicken club
house-smoked bacon, butter leaf lettuce, avocado, house mayo, toasted sourdough
1/2 lb angus burger
ground daily; butter leaf, tomato, red onion marmalade, aioli
prime rib french dip
caramelized onions, horseradish mayonnaise, natural jus
housemade fettuccine
carnival cauliflower, bacon, sage, chanterelles, cream, lemon, bread crumbs
pan-fried california petrale sole
bloomsdale​ spinach, fingerling potatoes, lemon-caper butter sauce
grilled california king salmon
caramelized cauliflower, brussels sprout leaves, grilled apple, preserved lemon, walnut-brown butter
grilled new york steak
roasted​ brussels sprouts with garlic and chili flakes
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.
$15 - $40
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed May 14, 2019

The Esquire Grill is a true gem of a dining experience in an otherwise woefully wanting landscape of overpriced semiprecious stones, The menu offerings contain unique and unpretentious surprises such as Bucatini with Pancetta, English peas, farm egg, black pepper, and Parmesan or a side...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank Michael D
Reviewed January 12, 2019

I regularly either eat at the bar or get food to go and Dan welcomes me (and every other guest) with a great smile and the feeling that he is genuinely really happy to see you there. He is smart, funny and is a very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank LovingMaui
Reviewed December 19, 2018

We held a meeting of about 20 people for a journal club. The room was comfortable and the service was terrific. The food was perfectly prepared and that's not easy to do for prime rib for a large crowd. There could have been a little...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Robert S
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Our group of six had a wonderful meal before the Holiday program at the community center which is just steps away from the restaurant. The Esquire Grill was lovely in its Holiday Decorations and had a beautiful ambiance to enjoy. Our servers were friendly and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank eenmelanie
Reviewed November 24, 2018

A very pretty restaurant located across the street from the convention center. the food was good but the steaks were a little undercooked. We also had the pork chops and the salmon. They were both very good. WE ordered a side of french fries and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank roberti637
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

We had a party of 9 and all enjoyed a fine meal. Aside from the great food, the restaurant was quite enough that we were all able to converse easily. Regarding the food, the salmon was delicious! The pork chop was great! The pasta was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank barbaraandfamily
Reviewed August 1, 2018

This Is Review Number Of (MAESTRO or MAESTRA a few notes on the piano if you please) One Hundred Thirty Nine of this category! I always when in Sacra try stay at Sheraton Grand Sacra Hotel 1230 J! Many times the staff people the volunteers...More

Date of visit: July 2018
3  Thank Karyn C
Reviewed June 5, 2018

Love the deviled egg appetizers both at this location and the Esquire Grill at the airport. The sashimi is also great. There is a nice selection of wines available.n service is professional and prompt.

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank DWRDDR
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

OK, we didn’t really have dinner here. But we did stop in for a great dessert and got our parking validated. Nice atmosphere and now on my bucket list to try on another visit to town.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Photom299
Reviewed May 12, 2018

Attend for a conference and we had our social hours hosted by the bar. Excellent service, good cocktails and good atmosphere!

Date of visit: May 2018
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Fernando C
January 10, 2017|
Response from PNCEngineering | Reviewed this property |
Yep, The fish was one of the better items. Be sure to come early, especially on Broadway series nights at the Theater across the street as they tend to run out of food on those evenings.
February 16, 2015|
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Response from Zenaida C | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Esquire Grill Storefront , Terminal B - Airside 5:30 am - 9:00pm
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