Best Restaurants

Out of all the restaurants in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer carefully vetted selections to let you explore Sacramento dining on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Sacramento Best Restaurants list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.

Mulvaney's B&L


This midtown Sacramento favorite more than lives up to the hype with its New American cuisine. Located in a historic downtown firehouse, Mulvaney's Building & Loan excels when it comes to its service, food and drink offerings. The menu...  Read More



Years ago, a little girl helped her mother pull fresh mozzarella. Today, Biba Caggiano, author of six northern Italian cookbooks and host of a national cooking show, lovingly prepares authentic dishes like nutmeg and ricotta tortellini, grilled...  Read More

Old Sacramento


Edging the waterfront in Old Sacramento, this converted 1853 firehouse has been a recipient of "Best Overall Restaurant" and "Best Service" awards. It also boasts a coveted five-star rating from the California Restaurant Association. The stylish...  Read More

Paragary's Bar and Oven


In the center of the local restaurant row, this famous establishment creates hearty, seasonal cuisine. The paneled dining room, graced by colorful artwork, offers pastas, meats, and seafood in large portions. On the back patio, a waterfall adds...  Read More



Fox & Goose has what you're looking for, no matter the time of day. With great breakfasts, historic ambience, plenty of beers on tap, and a broad variety of music (Celtic to R&B), something fun is always going on. Authentic British decor...  Read More

Old Sacramento


This casual bistro occupies a colorful, polished space within a red-brick building and specializes in regional American cuisine. It features grilled panini sandwiches, hardwood-roasted meats, and delectable desserts; a large variety of salads...  Read More



If you want to experience the best of French cuisine without the pretension of a stuffy restaurant, visit Cafe Rolle. Fresh pates, quiche, smoked seafood, sandwiches and a whole lineup of outstanding desserts (think creme brulee and chocolate...  Read More



When you want to satisfy a sweet tooth, it doesn't get much better than the Freeport Bakery, the best bakery in Sacramento. The warm, gooey cinnamon rolls make for a heavenly breakfast, and the chocolate cake is out of this world. The bakery has...  Read More



Magpie's menu of American comfort foods highlights the best of Northern California's seasonally available ingredients. The menu changes daily and features an eclectic mix of meat and vegetarian-friendly items. Whatever you order, save room for...  Read More

The Kitchen Restaurant


While pricy, The Kitchen serves the best food in Sacramento hands down, so you won't regret the bill. The contemporary restaurant only seats 50 people each night, with a waiting list sometimes up to a month long. The service is impeccable, and...  Read More