merlot
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  • Review Count
    5
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    March 29, 2014
  • Last Review
    June 19, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4.2
 
 
merlot's Reviews
 
Downtown & Vine brings wine country to Sacramento offering a combination tasting room, wine bar and event center in one beautiful site. We have focused on bringing together 10 local wineries from the 5 wine regions that surround Sacramento, and two from Europe showcasing the amazing diversity of grape varietals and wine styles.<br /><br />Our Wineries represent the best of “farm to fork” (we like to say farm to glass!)<br /><br />*Reservations for 10 or more people, please contact the restaurant by phone ahead of time*
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great wine tasting
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2006
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We went for lunch and couldn't really take advantage of the wine selections. I like the cariety of small bites. The outdoor seating overlooks Kay street so great people watching, but the day we were there there was construction which was intrusive. The inside is very comfy seating, more like a den atmosphere but it was too nice a day to sit inside."
Dined on 6/13/2014
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining
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Taylor's Kitchen is a charming, neighborhood restaurant nestled in between Land Park and Curtis Park. Chef Richard Telford's weekly changing menu benefits from his relationship with local farmers and ranchers. One of Sacramento's "best kept culinary secrets", Taylor's is perennially on at or near the top of Zagat's list in food quality. The wine list is always changing features wines hand selected by Master Sommelier candidate, Keith Fergel, formerly of The San Francisco's Fifth Floor and Yountville's The French Laundry.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Love this place
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/07/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/07/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Although a neighborhood gem and I don't live in the "hood", I love going here. I always run into a lot of friends and the food is outsatnding. Attached to a gourmet one-of-a kind market, the food is seasonal and excellent. That beign said, I went in April adn my entree shoudlahve been retired with the winter menu. It was squab with wild rice and sauseage and was a little too heavy. I eyed my dining partner's pasta with peas longingly. It looked like a better choice."
Dined on 5/07/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Cafeteria 15L is Sacramento's premier comfort and eclectic urban restaurant offering American comfort cuisine with a classic flair. Designed by the designers of The Park and Mix Downtown, Cafeteria 15L features 2 outdoor patios. The use of reclaimed woods, industrial light fixtures, and an array of mixed and matched chairs create and atmosphere both whimsical and cozy.<br /><br />Traditional dishes are created with a twist to evoke the nostalgia and comfort of a home-cooked meal. Open for lunches, dinners, and late night weekend dining. Cafeteria 15L’s menu items feature farm to table fresh homespun creations. <br /><br />Join us for our Happy Hour every Monday through Friday, 4pm to 7pm. Cocktail specials and discounts on small plates. Available in the bar, lounge and patio only. <br /><br />Every Monday is MONDAY's UNCORKED. All bottles of wine 1/2 off or free corkage. <br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Menu getting tired
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/06/2014
 2006
Dined on 5/06/2014
 2006
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food was good as usual, but I think we need to change it up a bit. Also, I found quantity over quality with regard to the side salad I ordered. It was so much I took most home, but so did my dining companiona and when the server packed them up, he mixed them up. I like the salmon salad and entree and the blt, but getting tired of it."
Dined on 5/06/2014
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Welcome to Aioli Bodega Espanola where our authentic food, wine and ambiance will transport you to Andalusia. We provide tapas, entrees and desserts for lunch, dinner, private events, and catering.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Best Tapas & Seafood
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2006
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This oldie but goodie is still going strong despite all the new competition ( many of which have already come & gone). The seafood entrees are particularly excellennt. The fish and shell fish all very fresh with a piquant tomato sauce. it is so hard to decide between the entrees and a bunch of tapas so we do split an entree and still order a bunch of tapas. The potatoes with spicy tomato sauce are one of my favorites. The night we were there we had an aparagus special and a shrimp special which were also excellent. We were there on a Wednesday night and it was packed. Sorry, I didn't ask our server's name but he has been around for a awhile and gives great attentive service and you can always trust his recommendations."
Dined on 04/02/2014
 2006
Special Features: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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Traditional American Food with a elegant setting inside, outdoor patio seating and ample parking.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Not just steak
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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/25/2014
 2006
Dined on 03/25/2014
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I was pleasantly surprised at the variety as I expected a steak house. I had Jumbalaya which was excellent, but I think they need a ltitle portion control ( all were too large). One in my party had the New York and found it quite good. We had the tempura beans appetizer which was also huge. It was not very busy so we had very attentive service. It was a Tuesday night and I hope the quiteness was due to it being a slow night rather than lack of customers."
Dined on 03/25/2014
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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