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Bennett's American Cooking, Sacramento, CA

Bennett's American Cooking

4.6
4.6
637 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Bennett’s American Cooking, offers prime seafood and steak dishes along with share plates, sandwiches and salads with a focus on freshly prepared and house made plates with 16 items priced at $20 or less.

Our atmosphere features an expansive bar at the heart of the restaurant with an upscale, yet casual, dining experience. Expect attentive service and Bennett’s signature hospitality – an extension of our other restaurant – Bennett’s kitchen•bar•market in Roseville.

Bennett’s American Cooking offers both lunch and dinner from 11:30 daily and serves Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 am. Come and experience our hospitality and convivial atmosphere. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails, over 40 wines by the glass, and experience the flavors of our Prime Seafood and Californian inspired contemporary menu.

It’s an exciting time for the restaurant and we invite you to join us as we celebrate this new beginning.

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Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Grill

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (916) 515-9680

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    on and off site along with pick and up and drop off catering available<br />Catering@bennetthg.com

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    Fair Oaks Blvd &amp; Howe Ave.

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Wine and Dine Monday $60 for 2 people

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Join us at Bennett's American Cooking for Wine & Dine Mondays! Every Monday Night, we have dinner for two for $60. Includes a bottle of wine, salad & 2 entrées of your choice! Reservations recommended.

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What 637 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    American

  • Sacramento

    American

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  1. CR

    CristinaR

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I’ve visited a few times before and it never disappoints. Everything tastes phenomenal and the service was consistently attentive and considerate. Will be back soon.

  2. JJ

    JohnJ

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We just happened on Bennetts and have been back and will go back again. The portions are generous and tasty, better that Ruth Chris and less snooty.

  3. BL

    BethL

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Computers broke down so service was very slow!

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was excellent. Service was good

  5. BE

    BigEater

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very generous helpings of well prepared brunch items, good cocktails, and excellent service. Attractive restaurant, comfortable.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Brunch! I've been for dinner too outstanding. Definitely make reservations!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We went for brunch on Saturday for early Father’s day celebration. Nice brunch selection on menu. My son got biscuits and gravy and ate every bite which is unusual for him. I got the bagel with lox and it was excellent. My husband got eggs Benedict which he said was good. He substituted the fruit with smashed potatoes and complained that they needed more seasoning or onions or something to perk them up. We got non- alcoholic drinks which were tasty but more sour than sweet. Our bill seemed high for a 3 person brunch. We sat on the patio which was nice as the noise level inside was very loud inside. Service was good. This was first time here and overall enjoyable.

  8. MK

    MichelleK

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Great food. Lots of good choices on the menu. A good combination of breakfast and lunch.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Father’s Day celebration

  10. K

    Kukana

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Ladies luncheon. Our waitress was superior, arranging for three of us to individually taste two wines before purchasing a bottle. Her service throughout was great. Many interesting selections on the menu, though I wish they had some lighter fare for those of us watching our weight. Mahi-mahi fish tacos were mediocre, with the fish having a bit of a fishy odor and not being particularly tender. They were dressed with limp arugula and limp cilantro. My dining partner ordered steak and bacon tacos which looked good and she liked. The other ordered chicken enchiladas, also rated good. Both of them received a side of beans, but none came with the fish tacos? I will definitely go back because I like the venue atmosphere very much, and will try other menu items.

  11. M

    Mrhungry

    Sacramento

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I knew about the Happy Hour specials before 6pm. But I had forgotten about the Monday $60 dinner special for 2. It was yummy and economical. We'll be back!

  12. SS

    SusanS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was the perfect evening of dining. Good food, excellent service &amp; great ambience!

  13. LS

    LrjSacto

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love this restaurant. The wait staff is always great and the food is just plain delicious. We like it because my husband has celiac disease and they have many good gluten-free choices. They even make a fresh baguette of gluten -free bread for the table when Iasked. They readily make substitutions to the sides and do everything to please. We like to go here for special occasions.

  14. EL

    EricL

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    We dined at Bennett's two nights in a row. Friday night, the service was very bad - the server pretty much neglected us over the course of 90 minutes (except to check on us after we were finished eating and then to bring the bill). The second night- Saturday - our entire family atteended. 180-degree turnaround, the server was attentive, informative, and made sure of accuracy. He checked on the table's needs at least seven times. And the food/portions/quality was better than Friday night.

  15. n

    notacritic

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic server. Booths have plexiglass which cuts back noise well. Food was excellent.

  16. EL

    EricL

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Service was slow and externally inattentive

  17. BS

    BruceS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Something is missing here, I can't quite say what it is...

  18. G

    Gelkids

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Thank you for taking care of our graduation party!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great night out with my boyfriend! We never have a bad time here.

  20. KV

    KathyV

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great salads. Attentive service but still the server appreciated the timing enough to let us enjoy a nice leisurely, chatty girls lunch

  21. p

    pjm3

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Food was great and our server was awesome. He was honest with his assessment of the dishes on the menu which helped with our selections. Will definitely come back :)

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very nice experience

  23. MA

    MichelleA

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to Bennett's for Sunday Brunch and it was really good. First off out waitress was wonderful, very friendly when we asked questions and knowledgeable. My husband and our friend order the Chicken Fried Steak, it came with smashed potatoes, but be warned if you want eggs and bread with it, it will cost extra. The waitress let my husband substitute a biscuit for the potatoes and my husband added an egg. The biscuit was delicious, one of the best chicken fried steaks we have ever had and our friend who added an egg and had the smashed potatoes with his dish had enough food to feed three people. My husband took half of his home too. I don't like eggs so I was thrilled to see Steak and Bacon tacos on the menu and they were great. Coffee was good and kept full, we will definitely be back for breakfast because there was more items we would like to try.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Très bonne cuisine, serveurs sympas, l’accueil est top. Le menu est vraiment varié, mais la viande…. Un délice.

  25. KF

    KathyF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food choices, lots of gf. Good service. No complaints at all. Would highly recommend.

  26. B

    Brian

    Kansas City

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really fantastic experience, as a solo diner (traveling on business). Great cocktail by Bobbie in the bar. Outstanding service by server Zariah. Halibut (a regular weekend special apparently) was fantastic. The old fashioned doesn’t disappoint. A great experience.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service2ambience4

    The waiter didn’t contribute to a positive vibe. Did not appear to enjoy his job.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place, food is always phenomenal, bar tenders are fabulous, place has its own spirit that is amazing!!!

  29. b

    brendaf

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything great, service, food, selection, style,

  30. BW

    BethW

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    The service was excellent. The mussels and halibut were great and plentiful. The prices are up there but so is the cost of doing business. We will be back.

  31. MT

    MinnaT

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a lovely dinner! We had a party of 10 and they sat us in the private back room where we could be as loud as we wanted. We were there for the Monday Wine and Dine Deal and they were accommodating to my friends who don’t drink (subbed mock tails and a dessert in lieu of a bottle of wine). We stayed waaaaay later than we should have but they were so sweet to let us wrap up at our own pace. If you want a great place for a date night, happy hour, or fun dinner with friends, I highly recommend Bennett’s!

  32. A

    Aicram

    Sacramento

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday celebration…complimentary dessert was a very nice touch.

  33. DH

    DonnaH

    Exclusive

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The trio of dips was a great starter for the evening along with the great cocktails. Our server Cody was on it throughout the dinner. Chicken tortilla soup was a hit and would have that again. Chopped salad could use a different dressing- maybe blue cheese.

  34. KD

    KristynD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrating my brothers birthday! Great service, and great food! We will definitely come back again!

  35. WM

    WayneM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the best time dinner was so on spot.. you have the best servers.

  36. KB

    KBBB

    Sacramento

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a great restaurant! Bobbie is the bartender and number one server to boot. The restaurant is lovely, welcoming and a great value. If you get anything that is less than ideal,, they will make it right.

  37. KV

    KaiV

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    This was my husband and i first time eating here to celebrate his 38th birthday. Overall the experience was nice. The only take away from it was our waiter was nice however, he did state to us he was battling allergies and took 4 allergy pills with no resolve which made my husband and i feel uncomfortable as what he was expercicing could not be allergy related. With covid going around he should have had a mask on for safety precaution as he was talking over our food and glasses and in our faces. He also was serving a larger party which extended our wait time to be served and to pay out. Besides that the experience was nice. We will come back.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    The food was average. The service was slow. I believe they were understaffed.

  39. o

    optionsnot

    Sacramento

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    everything was perfect for our son's birthday dinner! the prime rib was cooked perfectly. the steak and the fish tacos were excellent. we all enjoyed the strawberry shortcake "birthday" cake that was included! our server, kevin, was on top on things as well.

  40. SK

    StayKlassy

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Beet salad was okay - not much flavor. All other dishes were great!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Bennett's American Cooking using the Order Online button. Bennett's American Cooking also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 515-9680.

Bennett's American Cooking is rated 4.6 stars by 637 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Bennett's American Cooking

2232 Fair Oaks Blvd Sacramento, CA 95825-5502

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Fair Oaks Blvd &amp; Howe Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:00 pm–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Grill

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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