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Bennett's American Cooking, Sacramento, CA

Bennett's American Cooking

4.5
4.5
831 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 61 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

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

    Book your caterings now! We offer pickup at either of out locations, drop off to your event, and full service catering with our staff serving you delicious food to you and your guests! Please email us at Catering@bennetthg.com to inquire a quote and more information today!

  • Neighbourhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross Street

    Fair Oaks Blvd & 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

Experiences

  • Bubbles & Brunch! $39 for TWO!!

    Multiple dates available
    2 Brunch Entrées & a Bottle of Bubbles! $39 for 2 People! Available every Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 2pm. Brunch Menu features sweet treats from Stuffed French Toast with orange marmalade, cream cheese, and sweetened cream to savory options like our Eggs Benedict, Corned Beef Hash, Country Fried Steak, Steak & Bacon Tacos, and more. Mimosa Bottle Service Brunch is not complete without Mimosas with friends! Our Mimosa Bottle Service features a bottle of champagne with the choice of two juices from Grapefruit, Orange, Pineapple, and Cranberry!

Offers

  • Wine and Dine Monday $60 for 2 people

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    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.
  • Inflation Busting Happy Hour Daily From 2pm-6pm

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.,Mon - Thu - 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.,Fri - Sat - 3:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Inflation Busting Happy Hour! Daily | 2pm-6pm $6 | $9 | $12

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What 831 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Brunch

  • Sacramento

    Brunch

  • Sacramento

    American

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  1. L

    Lauren

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food. Will definitely be going back!
  2. C

    Chas

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ordered appetizers and drinks from the happy hour menu. Food is very good, service prompt, informed and friendly. Nice ambiance.
  3. I

    Isaa

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They go above and beyond with their service. Food was delicious as well!
  4. MM

    MikeM

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    we had your brunch special and the food was great, service was slightly slow for how not busy it was. overall will definelty come back and recommend
  5. JR

    JimR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the friendly and fast service ! We had a great Bubbles and Brunch... Great value !
  6. OR

    OliR

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went to celebrate my birthday. Kids menu available. We went early during happy hour. I only wish there were tables and chairs vs. Booths… booths are too inviting for littles to want to jump. :) great service & will be back soon!
  7. K

    Karun

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and service. We love this restaurant.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Thanksgiving
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had Thanksgiving dinner. Food was delicious. Service excellent. Had an absolutely fantastic time
  10. J

    Jose

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Turkey dinner was great. Even with reservations, we waited about 30 minutes for a table
  11. D

    Darsun

    Sacramento

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The staff were very attentive and genuine, but the loud music made the atmosphere difficult to hear. On a family holiday like Thanksgiving you would think they would tone down the loud tunes so that families could hear one another. Shortly after being seated, which was prompt, even though we were early for our reservation, the air conditioning was turned up. It was so cold even the waitstaff were noticing. It eventually was turned down, but we noticed most diners were keeping their coats on. The menu this year seemed to have more choices than last. Maybe that was just my impression. We chose not to have the turkey dinner that was so good last year, and I chose the ribs and fried chicken, which was more of a bar food selection. It was served on a small metal tray which made it seem more like an appetizer than an entree. My husband chose the prime rib which as good, but cooked more than the medium-rare he requested. It was served with just mashed potatoes and no vegetables. Overall they were attentive and came by often to check on us, but we were a bit disappointed in the food. With prices so high now, everything needs to shine, and this was not up to par.
  12. M

    Maria

    Sacramento

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This Thanksgiving dinner was outstanding! The turkey was incredibly moist and tender, the gravy was tasty, the yams not too sweet, and the cranberry sauce was excellent. Too much food! And the price was more than right. Had never been here before, but will definitely return. Servce was attentive and very fast, especially for a full house.
  13. JB

    JenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic meal for Thanksgiving. It was busy, but not overly crowded, so the food timing was great, and there were many choices. Everyone in our party had a hard time selecting one meal, but we all got something different, and everyone loved what they ordered! Two of us indulged in the Spiced Cranberry Martini...yum, I would go back just for that, but my prime rib was so good, I'd have to get that again too. My mother cannot stop talking about her bacon wrapped meatloaf and the mashed potatoes were spot on. Our waitress was attentive and made sure my older mother was taken care of and made the experience for us all wonderful. An extra big shout out to the owner who answered the phone on Wednesday and was able to squeeze in 2 extra people after we could not add diners through Open Table. It was the first time we did not have Thanksgiving at our own home, or a family home, and everyone at Bennet's made it one to remember...I know we all want to go back next year!! Thank you for a wonderful meal and a memorable lunch.
  14. TH

    TracyH

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent tasting food- each element of our Thanksgiving dinner plate was well thought out, plated nicely with each item flavored with balanced seasoning with good bite/chew texture each item when eaten separately and also eaten topped with the condiments- Only weak spot to the entire meal was the cold dry yeast roll- might have been better choice next year using a browned butter cornbread fritter or warm soft yeast breadsticks - further- for the dinner price point- a included small dessert of spiced pumpkin pot or brûlée would completely complement & round the feast-for the diner’s experience- Overall- as it was presented-sans the cold dry roll- it was a more satisfying Thanksgiving feast experience-Staff was most attentive and accommodating- a lively crowd of customers- did sit my ear too close to a excitable screaming soccer fan - but that’s kinda par for bar seating near the big screens. The wine was presented with a lovely touch and flourish. Our first time eating this restaurant- I’m more foodie than drink- We look forward to exploring more of their offerings
  15. PD

    PatriciaDH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Thanksgiving for family of six. Food was very good. Management was excellent. The owner and management team checked in to see how things were going. The server however, seemed overwhelmed. Overall we had a great time and would go back again.
  16. DC

    DonnaC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    My daughter and I came here for the special Thanksgiving Dinner that was offered. The main Turkey entree was good but the rolls and the pumpkin pie were terrible. Like old, freezer burnt bread and pie crust. At $10 a slice of pie you would expect something better. It really ruined the finish to our meal. But the worst part was our wait person. Once we had our food she hardly acknowledged us again. We were there at 11:15, it was not busy.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Great service, mediocre and overpriced food
  18. J

    Jaked

    Sacramento

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Bennett’s is pretty good, but not great. The recipes don’t quite hit their target, and while the food is pretty good, I would expect it to be better considering the price.
  19. LR

    LewisR

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely outdoor Happy Hour with Lexie. Amazing as always. Still looking for a Chardonnay on that happy hour
  20. ST

    SeasonedTraveller

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Happy Hour with terrific selection of food and drinks.
  21. TK

    TKRogers

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    After a slow start, the experience at Bennetts was good. We were seated immediately. We were there 10 minutes, and nobody made a move towards us. We finally flagged a server down, Kevin, who wasn't assigned our table. He ended up taking care of us and after that, the dinner was wonderful.
  22. TH

    TennyHicks

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    The wait staff was pleasant and friendly, but could be a little more attentive (refilling water glasses without being asked, checking in more frequently to see if we needed anything). Otherwise, great place to eat.
  23. PU

    PUUM

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We will be back for more…this place is top notch, excellent!
  24. VO

    VictoriaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I want to keep this place a secret. 😂 So I am I’ll always get a table. It was great from the service, food and atmosphere.
  25. KT

    KimmyT

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was tasty. The mushroom soup (soup of the day) and the dessert were exceptionally delicious. Service was lovely. This becomes our favorite spot now
  26. SL

    SLynnB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Our meal was disappointing.The appetizer was delivered along with the two entrees we ordered. When we asked our server why she deflected by saying we ordered everything at once. This made the meal less enjoyable. We each ordered a glass of red wine. It was served cold, not slightly chilled, cold. We were told by the assistant manager that the owner of the restaurant likes his red wine cold therefore that is how the restaurant serves it. Servers should inform their patrons their wine will be served cold or perhaps consideration should be made to leave some bottles at room temperature for those patrons who prefer their red wine that way. Had we ordered by the bottle I would have requested a refund. We ordered the grilled salmon sandwich and the cheeseburger. Both were tasty but the bun for the burger was not toasted and nondescript, similar to any mass produced bun you’d purchase at the grocery store. Since we were juggling both our appetizer and our entree at the same time the food did not stay hot.
  27. PT

    PamToo

    Sacramento

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our lunch. Appreciate the many gluten free options. Looking forward to going back.
  28. LR

    LewisR

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just enjoyed happy hour. n Wedge salad and calamari stack. Lemon drops good too.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  30. m

    moodylori

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our brunch was great! The quiche was flavorful and the eggs Benedict amazing. We were made to feel valued by all employees, who were very busy but not too busy to exchange pleasantries. Great ambiance as well.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was very good the tables were a little bit close in the bar area but good high top bar food was amazing good quality very good nice setting for date night or social event with friends totally recommend going to this place and definitely will go again
  32. JK

    JenK

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We like to come here for special occasions, and once again the evening was perfect. We had a great waiter, Brian, who was super attentive but not overbearing. The food was perfect. All around another great night. Thank you!
  33. SE

    ShelleyE

    Tahoe

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food with excellent service. We sat chatting for a long time and didn’t feel rushed to leave the table.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We went here after wedding dress shopping a few hours prior. Our waiter was new to the restaurant and he did an awesome job. He unfortunately forgot to enter my meal into the kitchen so when all 8 of my friends got food, I did not. The manager immediately acknowledged the problem, ordered my meal and proceeded to remove it from the bill. He was super persistent about making sure I was okay while waiting and his efforts don’t go unnoticed! I wish I had got manager’s name but if you see this, thank you for making things right! Food was great & the inside of the restaurant was clean and fun! Would go again next time we are in town
  35. S

    carolS

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    I had the Maui Beet salad. The dressing was delicious. I enjoyed the gold beets but the red beets were too hard to chew. Did bring them home and cooked them more to an edible state. We also had the spinach dip which was plentiful. However there was a different taste to it and one person suggested lemon. It was a little overpowering whatever it was. The chips that came with were crunchy and seemed fresh. My husband and I usually are there for Sunday brunch which is always enjoyable. At all times the service is excellent.
  36. K

    Krystalh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Food was bland. The salads tased of oil only, the steak was tough and flavorless. All of the sides did not have much flavor either. We had to wait at the front without being acknowledged by staff for a few mins. We had a reservation and it felt like we were an inconvenience when I believe the manager sat us. When staff brought out food they did not clear the previous course so our table was a mess. There was no table touches by our server or manager during our dinner either. Going to a restaurant that charges what they do some service is expected, we can get over that if the food is good , but we didn't get that either. I will never go back , the worst dinner out my family has ever had
  37. JC

    JodiC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for our celebration! Food was incredible!
  38. MM

    MelindaM

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I always enjoy the food :) My friend and I ordered carrot cake for dessert. Although it was beautifully presented, we didn’t realize if was GF - and thus, very, very dry. The Manager very nicely took it off our bill after he came over to our table to ask how everything had been for us. We really appreciated his understanding. I love Bennett’s!
  39. H

    Hobiecat

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was excellent. Highly recommend!
  40. L

    Letyla

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The dinner deal is great, the choices are varied. The food is very good and the service very friendly.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser 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 4.5 stars by 831 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 p.m.


Booked 61 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Bennett's American Cooking

2232 Fair Oaks Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95825-5502

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Fair Oaks Blvd & Howe Ave.

  • Neighbourhood

    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

  • Phone number

    (916) 515-9680

  • Catering

    Book your caterings now! We offer pickup at either of out locations, drop off to your event, and full service catering with our staff serving you delicious food to you and your guests! Please email us at Catering@bennetthg.com to inquire a quote and more information today!

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