Sacramento recs wanted--downtown and anywhere else
I will be in Sacramento next week for a conference at the convention center downtown, staying at a nearby hotel. I'd appreciate hearing suggestions of the best places in the downtown area, and also your favorites that will make a drive to a different part of town worthwhile (I will have a car). Any type of cuisine is fine.
Search the board for reviews, but here are some of my favorites.
1415 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
2416 K St, Sacramento, CA 95816
1530 16th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
2000 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95814
Gaylord India Restaurant
1501 14th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Amarin Thai Cuisine
900 12th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
1801 L St, Sacramento, CA 95811
Temple Coffee & Tea
1014 10th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Chops Steaks Seafood & Bar
1117 11th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
The Real Pie Company
1201 F St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Zelda's Original Gourmet Pizza
1415 21st St, Sacramento, CA 95811
places i've been to ---
fine dining dinner --- waterboy, fish could be overcooked and don't get the mache appetizer, though seafood risotto is good
breakfast -- cafe bernardo is crowd pleaser, fox and goose is interesting environment.
lunch -- for takeout there's the la bonne soupe cafe sandwiches
new canton for dimsum
zen sushi is good solid nigiri at the sushi bar.
pluto's --- it's in the mall and is salads and sandwiches, but i like it for healthier options. it's less sugar loaded than jack's urban eats, but jack's is ok for the 10 dollar range.
otherwise, i haven't been happy with any other chinese food, you're much safer in general quality with thai -- it's harder to go wrong with plenty of spice and coconut. for fine dining, i'd avoid the firehouse.
Definitely try Mikuni, right around the corner from convention center, and then there is always Crepeville...YUMMERS!