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The 10 Best Restaurants In Downtown Sacramento
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The 10 Best Restaurants In Downtown Sacramento

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Updated: 9 February 2017
Downtown Sacramento is the central business district of Sacramento, California. There are countless points of interest downtown including the California State Capitol building, the Westfield Downtown Plaza, and Sacramento City Hall. Another reason why this area of Sacramento is so popular is the abundance of good restaurants. In the mood for Chinese, Italian, American, French or Japanese cuisine? Check out our list of the ten best restaurants in the area.
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Magpie is located in the heart of Sacramento’s downtown. This restaurant is quiet and inviting and provides a relaxing ambiance. They offer a brunch, lunch, and dinner menu, each containing tasty meals from savory bread pudding to grilled turkey sandwiches and T-bone Pork Chops. They also feature a daily Happy Time menu with more meal and drink deals. Another perk of this spot is its lengthy wine, beer, and spirits list, which makes Magpie a great place to go with friends or coworkers for after work drinks.

Address & telephone number: 1601 16th St, Sacramento, CA +1 916-452-7594

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Mikuni Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Mikuni’s is located inside the beautiful and historic East End Lofts building downtown. The restaurant is lively and full of foods that incorporate flavors of New York and San Francisco in Japanese cuisine. The restaurant is decorated with vibrant artworks such as beautiful images of female Japanese warriors. In addition to the bright lights, bold colors, and much energy in the air, the restaurant features three sushi bars, a drinks bar and multiple flat-screen TVs. Mikuni’s serves great food in a great environment.

Address & telephone number: 1530 J St #150, Sacramento, CA +1 916-447-2112

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Morton’s The Steakhouse

Morton’s has used the same suppliers for their prime beef and other meat since the restaurant opened. They say they offer ‘The Best Steak…Anywhere,‘ and they mean it. Their steaks are delicious and possess a unique flavor that can’t be found anywhere else. Their tasty recipes and cooking tips can be found in Morton’s Steak Bible and Morton’s The Cookbook for those who want to enjoy the same exquisite dishes at home. In addition to their fresh steaks, Morton’s also serves fresh seafood. This restaurant has won multiple awards for its great tasting food, wine list and genuine hospitality.

Address & telephone number: 285 J St, Sacramento, CA +1 619-696-3369

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Esquire Grill

Esquire Grill is the winner of Diner’s Choice 2015 Award. This restaurant has friendly staff, an elegant décor and a seasonal menu. American dishes are prepared using fresh and local ingredients. Esquire Grill is a place for the whole family with its lunch, dinner, and children’s menu. The restaurant also offers great dessert options and happy hour five days a week. Their wine and cocktail list is another feature you don’t want to miss out on.

Address & telephone number: 1213 K St, Sacramento, CA +1 916-448-8900

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Café Bernardo

Café Bernardo is the best place to go to experience the European tradition of cafe dining. It offers a comfortable setting with fresh, quality food at a reasonable price. Their menu changes with the seasons, serving a variety of soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, fresh fish, steak, and chicken. Bernardo prepares dishes with local, high-quality ingredients including seasonal meat, fat free oils, 100% pure maple syrup, and dairy products free from growth hormones, making their food not only delicious but also healthy.

Address & telephone number: 1000 K St, Sacramento, CA +1 916-446-9800

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Frank Fat’s

At Frank Fat’s their mission is to treat their guests like family, adhere to the ‘Fat Family Motto of Good Food,’ and invite guests to create their own ‘Fat’s Experience.’ Their lunch and dinner menus are promising, serving tasty appetizers, soups, salad, chicken, duck, pork, beef, rice, noodles, seafood, and fresh vegetables. Frank Fat’s also offers banquet menus for in-house cocktail parties, luncheons and dinners. The restaurant has an extensive drink menu with specialty drinks.

Address & telephone number: 806 L St, Sacramento, CA +1 916-442-7092