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The Kitchen

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American, Contemporary
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2225 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA 95825-3483 (Howe Ave.)
+1 916-568-7171
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wed - Thu 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Plenty of food and entertainment. Good tasting dishes and plenty of drink options. A show of cooking and dish preparation - a unique dining experience coupled with fun.

Thank Linda S
Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

I cannot even put into words what an unbelievably fantastic dining experience "The Kitchen" by the Sellands Family offers! It is a totally open kitchen experience. You can freely walk around the entire restaurant (kitchen, refrigerator, dishwashing area, literally everywhere! The food is prepared by established chefs. The wait staff is so attentive and personable. You can have as much... More 

Thank idografx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

So exciting! What a great night out! This was way more than just dinner. Lots of fun lots of flavors lots of information. We loved going back into the kitchen and into the cooler to taste things.

Thank Kat353Sc
Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016 via mobile

We've been here four times now.Great food,drinks and very entertaining.As fresh and local as a meal can get,just a little pricy.I highly suggest it for a special occasion.

Thank Stuart B
Elk Grove, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is more than dining, it's an experience! There were four of us who enjoyed interacting with all the players; cooks, chefs, servers, and all the staff. Kelly was extremely entertaining and added much fun to our dining delight. Being very pricey I still highly recommend dining here and making this at least a 'once in a lifetime' experience.

Thank JohnZehn
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

It is truly an event, spending the evening watching and even participating in the food preparation. The dishes were all created using fresh produce, meats and spices in delightful combinations. Chef Kelly McCown has a delightful sense of humor and not only taught us much about ingredients and preparation but kept us laughing throughout the evening. We sat at the... More 

Thank Barbara L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

We celebrated a milestone birthday here and were not disappointed. What an experience! Pricey, but worth every penny. We had the more expensive wine flight with our many courses…..and it was perfect. Everyone says to pace yourself and no second helpings until you are done…..The meal/show lasted 4 hours and you can get up and walk around, go into the... More 

Thank Peg H
Rescue, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

We have dined at The Kitchen 3 or 4 times now. Always for a very special occasion (you need one to spend this much). This time it was for a very important birthday. However, each time we have dined here, there has been a different Chef. Not sure why there is so much turnover? We always sit at the counter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Kitchen puts on a wonderful show/meal. They work with you if you have any guests in your party that have food preferences/allergies, etc. Although it is expensive - you are in for a long evening of wonderful food that you do not typically eat or are offered out at a restaurant. It is pricey so you need to be... More 

Thank Carol T
Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016

Kelly (executive chef) starts the night by saying this isn't like going to a Michelin starred restaurant where each course is one bite, and if you leave hungry, he hasn't done his job. The food is as good as any Michelin restaurant I've been to, but the ambiance is what sets it apart. If you want more food, just ask.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2225 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA 95825-3483
    (Howe Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: 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.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-568-7171
The Kitchen, a Selland Family Restaurant, serves a five-course prix fixe demonstration dinner menu based on a monthly seasonal framework that features the best and freshest ingredients available on a daily basis, mostly procured locally and regionally. Dinner service also includes an interactive intermission featuring chefs’ tasting stations, as well as a finale of fresh herb tea service and artisan coffee served with Dessert.

The Kitchen Restaurant has earned every imaginable local and regional award along with an impressive list of national accolades, including the AAA Five Diamond Award five years running, a nod as a semi-finalist for the James Beard “Outstanding Restaurant” Award, the highest Zagat ratings, and honors from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, as well as inclusion in the Yelp Top 100 and the Open Table Top 100.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?