Just got back today, what a drive!!! 7-1/2 hours door to door with a few quick stops. We did do Dominicks and the food was awesone. Also ate at a Vietnamese restaurant, can't remember the name. I have never had that cuisine before, it was quite good! I will forward this to Mom for my next trip, which will be a fly and not a drive.
Granite Bay is definitely not SF. It's next to Roseville. Some very good restaurants in the area are: Hawks, Toast (breakfast and lunch), Paul Martin's American Bistro, Blue Nami (Japanese, sushi), La Provence, Mikuni (Japanese, sushi), Mizu (Chinese sushi buffett), Crush 29 (wine bar), and Greenhouse.
This list should hold you for awhile. Be warned, Roseville is chain restaurants central.
5530 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, CA 95746
Paul Martin's American Bistro
1455 Eureka Rd. Suite 100, Roseville, CA 95661
Blue Nami Sushi & Sake House
8807 Greenback Ln, Orangevale, CA 95662
La Provence Restaurant & Terrace
110 Diamond Creek Place, Roseville, CA 95747
Mikuni Japanese Restaurant
1565 Eureka Rd # 1A, Roseville, CA
Mizu Japanese Restaurant
1420 E Roseville Pkwy, Roseville, CA 95661
1480 Eureka Road, Roseville, CA 95661
5540 Douglas Blvd, Granite Bay, CA 95746
Mark And Monica's has pretty good pizza and is an really good sports bar with entertainment.
Akebono is great japanese/sushi place.
There is great mexican place in the same shopping center as M&M ad Akebono, can't rember the name but it was great last time I was there.
Cobos (across the Folsom Auburn) is kind of Cali/Mex food, but has a great bar and is pretty fun.
Suzies is pretty good for breakfast, nothing great but pretty good.
Dominicks in Granite Bay is a great Italian Deli with takeout and a small restaurant. They have great sandwiches. It's on Auburn Folsom and Douglas, by Ace Hardware.
Hawks is a fine dining restaurant that reminds me of restaurants in the bay area...fresh seasonal ingredients and tasteful classy decor. Pizza Antica is really good and is in the same strip mall as Hawk's (Quarry Pond on Douglas). It is the same Pizza Antica that is in Santana Row in San Jose if you are famliar with that (also in Mill Valley and Lafeyette).
Finally got to use my own advice and lunched at Hawks. It's in a small mall.I was surprised by the white table cloths and the wait staff in white shirts, black pants and white long aprons. Nice room. Small soup sample was a creamy corn with a great corn taste. The waitress said corn, corn milk, onions, no cream and a smidgen of butter, a Paula Dean smidgen. I had a pulled pork sandwich on an excellent bun My wife had a well done hamburger, as ordered, and it was tasty but not juicy, SURPRISE. The fries were good, could have been crisper. For dessert she had vanilla gelato with sauteed apples flamed with calvados on fresh pastry rounds. Service was excellent with tag team presentation of the food. If the waitress was otherwise engaged, food was brought by others while it was still warm. The bread brought promptly at the outset was delicious and when I asked if it was a local bakery, I was told not local for them but local for me, Acme. Drinks were an excellent Australian ginger beer and a raspberry lemonade. Bill before tip $46. On the way out noticed an announcement of a Frank Family Vineyard dinner, 5 courses with wine, dinner to include scallops and boar, $120. If you are in the neighborhood Hawks highly recommended.