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The Press Bistro

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1809 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104
+1 916-444-2566
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 05:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Lincoln, California
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456 reviews
330 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in with a group after work... Sat at the big communal table..... Enjoyed a couple hours... They have a nice cock cocktail and wine menu with a few items available for happy hour... Not the greatest happy hour menu actually.. Everyone liked their food and drinks.. Atmosphere was nice.. waitress was nice... Can be a little pricy but... More 

Thank Will G
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've walked by this restaurant countless times and finally decided to try it. We were not disappointed in the least! The asparagus rissoto was by far my favorite, so creamy and the asparagus had the perfect amount of bite to it. Pleasant outside seating, quick and friendly servers. My husband had the steak and it was so tender and tasty... More 

Thank Amy S
Davis, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Went for special date-night dinner. The restaurant always hits a home run with every dish. Service is great. Atmosphere is casual enough to go in jeans yet upscale enough to be dressed up. Menu doesn't shift a lot but every once in a while there is something new. I think the restaurant would be even better if the chef did... More 

Thank MDC95618
Vernon, B.C.
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649 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We stumbled across this gem of a restaurant while searching for a place to eat during the Unified show. Fortunately we timed it right and a table for 8 opened up when we showed up. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. I had the lobster ravioli to start and it was fantastic. However, this was only the beginning. For the main... More 

Thank Silverwoods
San Francisco, California
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260 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

It was Friday night, after a long drive from San Francisco to Sacramento. Our group of friends were ready for dinner and there were many choices. We check the location, cuisine and the prices to settle on The Press Bistro instead. Though we called ahead and verified the number and requested rsvp, it didn't help as it was Friday night... More 

Thank Quasarsoujourner01
Sacramento, California
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166 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to meet your friends and to have Tapas! It is also a very good dinner spot. We both had the lasagna ( very good) and cocktails (ginger tattoo). The lasagna is very good! I don't normally or lasagna out! Overall very good!

Thank rassociate
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216 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Friends of ours took us to The Press (as in a wine press logo) in midtown. The food was very well prepared and the ingredients were first-rate. Service was good and attentive. Our friends brought a bottle of wine for sharing - w/ a corkage fee applied. We ordered a tapa trip and a calamari dish as appetizers. We ordered... More 

Thank Spartan58
Davis, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 June 2016

We ate dinner here to celebrate a special occasion and were mostly satisfied with the food and very pleased with the wine selection and attentive service, but it was so noisy it was hard to talk across the table. As good as the food was, the serving sizes were relatively small, especially the pasta dish. The noise level alone will... More 

Thank Sue P
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194 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Great California food: fresh, local, and well-prepared -- with emphasis on the ingredients (without sauces or toppings) ! Excellent produce/vegetables, fish, bread, and deserts. Fair prices, too. Plus the space is sufficiently quiet for conversation. Good choice in Sacramento !

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Sacramento, CA
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We've eaten here four times now and each time we walk away glowing from the delicious food, wonderful service, and terrific cocktails. Have to say that James (a truly professional waiter and extremely amicable person) helps to make the experience the best we've had out----- first class all the way!!! Some people have said in reviews that the portions can... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, American, Spanish, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1809 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-444-2566

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?