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Will be entertaining clients in downtown/midtown and need chow-worthy recommendations.

Thanks!

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  1. Waterboy or Biba.

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    Biba Restaurant
    2801 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95816

    Waterboy Restaurant
    2000 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95814

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    1. re: PeterL

      +1 on both. Waterboy is contemporary Cal-Mediterranean; Biba is old-school Northern Italian. Mulvaney's is another great option - straight-up innovative California cuisine. That's the top tier, food-wise.

      Ella has good food, but is more of a "scene" - nice craft cocktails, and perfect if your clients are young and good-looking. If they're a little more staid you can't go wrong with Morton's. Boring, but about the best of what it is. The Firehouse, Chops, The Broiler, or Esquire Grill are also good options for meat-and-potatoes type meals.

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      Biba Restaurant
      2801 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95816

      Waterboy Restaurant
      2000 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95814

      Chops Steaks Seafood & Bar
      1117 11th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

      Ella Dining Room & Bar
      1131 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

      Mulvaney's B & L
      1215 19th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

      Esquire Grill
      1213 K St., Sacramento, CA 95814

      Firehouse Restaurant
      1112 2nd St, Sacramento, CA 95814

      Broiler Steakhouse
      1201 K St Ste 100, Sacramento, CA 95814

      Morton's The Steakhouse - Sacramento
      621 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814

      1. re: alanbarnes

        I'll throw Grange in there as well. FWIW, I think lunch is better than dinner.

    2. I was in Sacramento on business the week before last and ate at Grange 3 times (1 lunch, 2 dinners). It was excellent. I can particularly recommend the guinea fowl and the risotto with butternut squash. Ryan, at the bar, makes a righteous Woodford Reserve Manhattan (and I am one who doesn't believe in doing bad things to good Bourbon, so I don't say that lightly). Service was just perfect for entertaining clients---they were knowledgable, competent and hospitable without the whole fakey-friendy thing. I wish it were in my hometown!

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      Grange Restaurant
      926 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814