Restaurants Near the Capitol

Sacramento is the capital city of California and the seat of Sacramento County. With over 500,000 people making Sacramento their home, it is the 6th largest city in the state. And it is also has one of the most diverse demographics in the entire country.

With such a wide range of people living so closely together, you are sure to find a variety of restaurants that cater to all appetites and tastes. 

Whether you’re in town for the Kings, the nearby Rivercats, a concert at Golden 1 or here on business, you’ve got to take time to try some of the many places to eat.

Here are some notable restaurants near the state Capitol. Who knows? You just might bump into notable state legislators or political staff members at one of them.

Tequila Museo Mayahuel

Mayahuel is not simply a restaurant; it’s an experience for the senses. Admire murals of acclaimed artist Gabriel Romo, or enjoy unique and refreshing cocktails. Learn about the culture of Mexico through their themes, music, and regional cuisine.

House Kitchen & Bar

House Kitchen and Bar was created by chef/owner Chris Nestor. It’s classic food in an upscale, yet casual, environment. If the crunchy double-dipped fried chicken or creamy five-cheese mac n’ cheese doesn’t appeal to you, the chefs create daily specials with in-season seafood and produce.

Il Fornaio

Il Fornaio offers elegant private and semi-private dining space. A wide range of choices on the lunch and dinner menus make this award-winning Italian restaurant a great stop for groups. They also offer banquet menus and catering!

Frank Fat’s

A family-owned restaurant since 1939. Enjoy discounted signature cocktails and appetizers every weekday between 3-6 pm. Frank Fat’s also participates in good causes, such as donating a portion of the proceeds from all Banana Cream pies sold during the month of March 2019 to benefit Restaurants Care, a fund for restaurant workers in need.

Mulvaney’s B&L

Providing hand-crafted New American cuisine, Mulvaney’s is a farm-to-table devotee that celebrates the efforts of the growers, ranchers, and winemakers who are neighbors, purveyors, and friends. Updated menu by the day, depending on what’s fresh and in season. Caviar served from local Passmore Ranch.

Burger Lounge

This regional chain serves grass-fed, pasture-raised beef in their incredible burgers. Vegetarians and kids have plenty of choices, too. Stop in before a basketball game across the courtyard.

Echo and Rig

A restaurant that creates something fresh and innovative out of a staple of American dining–the steakhouse. It also includes private dining for events, as well as outdoor patios on the first and second floors.

Iron Horse Tavern 

Iron Horse is the latest bar and restaurant to imprint a spirit of urbane sophistication on the revived former railway on R Street south of Midtown Sacramento. Seating is available next to the fireplace for a romantic getaway, or comfortable outdoor seating with friends. Try their festive brunch!


If you’ve visited any of these Sacramento restaurants, please comment on your experience below.

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