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“Probably the best meal that I have ever had” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Kitchen

The Kitchen
2225 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA 95825
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Ranked #11 of 1,928 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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: 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.
Plano, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Probably the best meal that I have ever had”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Each month there is a set menu at a fixed price. The dinner consists of six ot seven courses with an intermetzzo of sushi and pickled vegetables. All dietary restrictions are accomodated whether glutin free, vegetarian, etc. including the fact that I did want a pouched egg on the appitizer. The evening (about four hours) is a gastronomic delight. Each course was excellent. For me, the highlight was the swordfish which I can only describe as "amazing". The chef and his extensive staff all encourage the guests to explore the kitchen, walk in refrigerator and wine celler and take pictures. It is expensive but the experience is one that we talk about with anyone that will listen. It is that good.

Visited November 2012
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sacramento
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“Wow!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This dining experience will definitely stand out above all others. It is pricey but worth the experience! And it is quite an experience! You can tour the kitchen and really participate in the preparation. Or just sit back while the the chef prepares your meal, giving details about the ingredients.

Visited February 2012
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Sacramento, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Must do!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We've lived in the area for 10 years and finally made it into The Kitchen. The food, wine, service, and experience was excellent and worth every penny. Definitely pair your meal with the wines it's worth the extra $.

  • Visited October 2012
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Sacramento, California
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“A Culinary Experience to tantalize and challenge your tastebuds!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

It is not very often that I rate any restaurant a "5", but this is it!

Off the hook, blending entertainment with culinary delights, this is "off the proverbial hook"!

True, the cost is out of some's reach; I was fortunate to attend as a guest on several occassions for a pharma presentation, but it is worth at least a "one time" special event...so save up!

The knowledgeable staff pair wines with the delectable offerings to enhance the experience... one must go, at least once, to experience...

Located behind a Taco Bell in a non-descript building, don't be fooled by the outside, it is the inside that counts!

  • Visited March 2012
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Vacaville, California
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“Best kitchen show in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

We have been going to a lots of restaurants over the years this place is by far the best. Food is fantastic,now when you book The menu they give you is what you are going to have.(do not expect burger and fries) The menu can be paired with wines or you have the choice to choose your own wine if you wish,they have beer also.This is a show like you would watch on TV it is fantastic. The meal will last 3 to 4 hours .The service is fantastic also.The best seats are at the counter,great for two or three.Only one show per night be there on time.

  • Visited November 2012
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