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Seasonal wild caught local salmon - Paragary's, Sacramento, CA

Paragary's

4.7
4.7
2658 Reviews
$31 to $50
Farm-to-table
Paragary’s is a lively neighborhood restaurant with modern California flair, located in the heart of Midtown, Sacramento. The menu and bar program are dictated by the seasonal bounty of the Sacramento region. Originally established in 1983, the restaurant underwent an extensive remodel in 2015, combining both modern and traditional elements to create a relaxed, timeless environment that lets the food and drinks take center stage. The light and airy interior opens up to the renowned dining patio that features waterfalls, 60 year-old olive trees and a large fireplace.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (916) 457-5737

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Kurt Spataro

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining room available for group sizes up to 36 sit down and 60 reception. Many menu options available. For more information please contact pmt.megan@paragarys.com.

  • Private party contact

    prg.events@paragarys.com Megan McClara: (916) 800-3860

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    28th and N Street

  • Parking details

    Parking Garage: $3 per hour M-F until 5pm $5 Flat Fee after 5pm M-F and all day Saturday & Sunday. Sunday Street Parking is free. L Street parking with meters; 2 hour parking until 6pm / Free after 6pm

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,658 people are saying

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Ambiance

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Outdoor Dining

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    Entrees we’re ok we have had better meals here in the past
  2. f

    favtimes

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The menu could use refreshing
  3. HB

    HamishB

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed a very nice dinner, food, service and ambience were all great.
  4. DD

    DaDa

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    First time back to Paragary's in some time. I didn't realize it had traded the higher end of the dining market for a more bistro style. I didn't mind it, and the prices were appropriate for a bistro, but I was hoping for a bit more elegance. Nevertheless, the food was good, not great, and the service was efficient, but again, not in the higher tier of restaurants. Overall, we would probably rate it's sister restaurant down the street, Cafe Bernardo, as better overall, and a bit less expensive. One small thing that showed us early that this was not going to be a high-end restaurant was when the host came to our table and informed us that the seatings were for 90 minutes. Now we had a 6:00 reservation, and I totally get that restaurants want to turn tables for the next seating. But it immediately felt rushed and a bit uncomfortable. A better approach might have been to say something like "Our suggested dining time is 90 minutes, but we want you to relax, so please let us know if you will need more time". So, a nice night out, but I would like to see Paragary's return to it's more polished and elegant days.
  5. OK

    OnaK

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the atmosphere and overall vibe! Beautiful decor and gorgeous outdoor dining! Food and drinks are fantastic!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful brunch on the gorgeous patio. Excellent food and beverage and amazing service per usual
  7. AS

    AnnaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing dinner out! The staff was very friendly, the food was so flavorful and creatively delicious, and the patio was one of the most beautiful I’ve ever seen! The best date night spot .
  8. DZ

    DougZ

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The Ragu was just ok, not much ragu for 22.00. Service was poor. Pace was very slow, after we got our appetizers on top of our just served cocktails. Used to be one of our favorites.
  9. A

    Aicram

    Sacramento

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food and service was exceptional!! Only disappointment was that the water misters were not working so it was too hot to eat outside on your lovely patio.
  10. J

    Jonathan

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful, wonderful night there - the outdoor patio is phenomenally nice. Every dish we had was excellent both the main parts and all the sides. The service was perfect - quick but not intrusive. Everything was just great.
  11. J

    Jeff

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    great ritual for old friends! Diverse menu with something for everyone.
  12. JR

    JennyR

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful restaurant with great service
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved Paragary’s! The atmosphere was amazing. Although we didn’t get to sit outside, our table was close enough to enjoy the ambiance. The food was outstanding! I had pasta and my friend had salmon. Their wine list is fabulous too. Our server, Maria was amazing as well! I can’t say enough good things about this restaurant. It was my first visit and I’ll be sure to go back often.
  14. DL

    DamienL

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was so amazing we went 2 days in a row. FRESH and DELICIOUS
  15. U

    Uninspired

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We were told when seated there would be a 90 minute limit for the seating. We've never encountered this, and service was so slow it would have been impossible anyway, though the restaurant wasn't overly busy. Hot entrees were served barely warm. There are lots of excellent restaurants in the area, this will make it very unlikely we'll return soon.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We ordered the shrimp pasta dish. It lacked flavor unlike prior dishes we have ordered. Salads were great, ambience and service were also great. We will be back.
  17. MW

    MaribethW

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continues to be one of our favorite restaurants. Service, food, and ambiance is always great!
  18. EA

    ElizabethA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Definitely try the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Compote. The patio is awesome and great service either inside or out.
  19. PS

    PreeS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience3
    While the restaurant wasn’t as busy, it took forever to get out our order in and get the food. And then waited quite a bit until we got our check. The chairs inside are pretty uncomfortable as well. Irregardless, food was okay.
  20. ZG

    ZovigG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    We met some friends for dinner while we were visiting Sacramento and got to sit outside which is gorgeous. The host did tell us that we only had 90 minutes and that was because "we would have been waiting three hours to sit down" if they didn't cap it. It was a bit abrupt and sorta brought us down a bit. But then we ended up being there over three hours. We had a blast but I do think that what he said didn't match the very slow service of our server/food. That may just be a sign of the times - everyone's short staffed and the restaurant biz is overwhelmed. We were not upset by that but it was a weird ping pong of communication. Even so, the food was super delicious (rigatoni, fettuccini, ravioli, and another one I forgot; and three appetizers) and the lavender lemon drop was terrific. Overall, it was a wonderful evening.
  21. CC

    CameronC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. A little busy on a Friday, but didn’t feel crowded or too loud.
  22. MF

    MarjorieF

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional, and the food was tasty and attractive. The outdoor space always makes me feel like I'm on vacation
  23. HA

    HannahA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, our server was great. Was a little loud outside, but still such a beautiful setting. Drinks were fantastic. HIGHLY recommend the lavender lemon drop. So good! Glad we could dine here.
  24. SS

    SusanS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    dramatic, refreshing patio with bougainvillea and water misters, high walled garden. I felt safe from COVID eating outside in this setting. Food was good, could be a bit better, but the ambiance is worth it.
  25. K

    Kevin

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    I took my mom to brunch for her birthday. I’ve had great experiences here for years. Sadly, yesterday was not one of them. It started when I asked if we could move to a table toward the entrance to the courtyard. The maitre d rolled his eyes before nodding his head. I know the place was extremely busy and thanked him profusely but he never cracked a smile or opened his mouth. He had a dour look on his face throughout lunch service as he rushed around clearing tables. Service was not great. No menus were given to us. The incorrect drink was brought to me. The food took over 40 minutes to arrive, and it was lukewarm and dry. They were obviously sitting under a heat lamp. I had to send mine back because my biscuits were hard cool and dense and the eggs were barely warm. The second plate was slightly better but the biscuits were just as hard and dense. The server never came back to check on us. Our water was finally refilled after we were done eating. I asked for a box for the leftovers and they did not come until a busboy came to clear the table and I asked him for the boxes again. I think I will forego going here for brunch here for awhile.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The breakfast was good but no raw sugar for coffee and no high quality green tea.
  27. C

    Chris

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the mussels in wine starter - excellent, with buttered toast. Both of us ordered the rigatoni with sausage and something ragu - delicious!
  28. KC

    KathyC

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was so attentive and cheery! I knew she was awesome when she brought our glasses of ice tea AND a pitcher of tea. My husband had the gazpacho and roasted cauliflower and I had the parpadelle chicken. I also had the Caesar salad which was good but there could have been a little more. The chocolate dessert with ice cream disappeared!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We booked this place for my birthday dinner after multiple recommendations and it did not disappoint! The food was delicious and the lavender lemon drop was divine. The patio provided a perfect setting and the staff was super friendly even though we were some of the last guests of the night. I would definitely return again!
  30. s

    stacyinsf

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This place is a really reliable go-to for high-quality, up-scale-ish food cooked beautifully with fresh ingredients. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The menu is pretty limited, but what's on there is great. It is loud AF there though. The music plus the layout makes it hard to have relaxing conversations without raising your voice.
  31. LG

    LGB2020

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    I’m a fan of his establishment, the ambiance is wonderful, wish they would broaden the menu slightly. Shrimp scampi was 2/5. Ravioli was 4/5 very good. Meatballs 3.5/5, patio is nice to sit at very relaxing. Good wine list and cocktails.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sister and I took our 96 year old mom to dinner. She uses a walker which can cause some difficulty but the staff was very helpful and really made the experience great for all of us. Mom loved her dinner too.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous breakfast with lots to choose from in nice portions with great service!
  34. HB

    HB08

    Sacramento

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Enjoyed a Saturday brunch with a table by the beautiful patio. Varied menu. Shared 2 dishes with a friend. Lemon ricotta pancakes were fabulous. The Benedict was fresh with spinach & ham. Tasty, though one of the eggs was over cooked. Potatoes were crispy & delicious! I’d definitely go back for another visit.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is beautiful, and makes you forget your in midtown…everything from the ambiance to the food was perfection…
  36. RR

    RaRa

    Sacramento

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Paragary’s but it most definitely won’t be our last. The restaurant is beautiful and we were very pleased that we were able to get a table on the patio. As many other reviewers have mentioned, the patio setting is wonderful. Our server, Richard, was delightful and very knowledgeable about both the menu items and the wine list. Our salads were exceptionally fresh and the pasta dishes (served piping hot) were excellent. The bread served here is amazing as were our shared dessert and espresso. Paragary’s is a real gem and clearly one of the best restaurants in the area. Having been less than impressed with the overall dining scene in Sacramento in recent years, I was pleasantly surprised with our dining experience here andI look forward to returning again soon.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined inside due to weather, the food was good, the cocktails were actually mediocre the paragary ice tea was a lot sweeter than I expected and the sangria was kind of meh. But the food was excellent as always. I got the salmon special and my friend had the steak special.
  38. Z

    Zach

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great upscale restaurant. Local fresh and tasty. Great service.
  39. g

    gregorya

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location and food. Will keep this place in mind for future road trip where I want quality diner stop. Staff were great and fast.
  40. TM

    TrixieM

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Restaurant did not have my Open Table Reservation. Ordered a Mimosa waiting for table, did not taste great either Prosecco or Orange Juice. Seated to table ordered eggs Benedict and omelette dish… asked for a side salad. We Switched to Sangria- tasted sour. Sent the drinks back, they remade and were only a bit better- definitely not a good Sangria. Food came by a server, did not ask if we needed any else. Friend wanted Tabasco or any hot sauce. Finally got someone attention- cap was not on and red chili sauce splattered all over a beautiful white shirt. Could not get anyone to assist Potatoes were over cooked and dried out. Side salad was plain. They could do better selections for brunch. Only 3 pieces for side bacon- we were here a couple months ago and recall getting four. Omelette was over cooked dry and do not care for Benedict’s on a biscuit, small bit of bacon and spinach…poor presentation and flavor. Restrooms had no toilet paper in the ladies room and this was at 12:30’Sunday … Manager offered to buy us a drink the next time we come back to compensate for this stained Tabasco shirt. And we all know hot sauce is difficult to get out of clothing. Not impressed on his demeanor or concern, as if he will remember us should we go back and ask for our free drink. Been here many times, definitely gone down hill in quality… I think since Randy Paragary has passed away, the detail is no longer there. Switz

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Paragary's using the Order Online button. Paragary's also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 457-5737.

Paragary's is rated 4.7 stars by 2658 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Paragary's

1401 28th St., Sacramento, CA 95816

Additional information

  • Cross street

    28th and N Street

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Farm-to-table, Contemporary American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking Garage: $3 per hour M-F until 5pm $5 Flat Fee after 5pm M-F and all day Saturday & Sunday. Sunday Street Parking is free. L Street parking with meters; 2 hour parking until 6pm / Free after 6pm

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kurt Spataro

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (916) 457-5737

  • Private party facilities

    Private dining room available for group sizes up to 36 sit down and 60 reception. Many menu options available. For more information please contact pmt.megan@paragarys.com.

  • Private party contact

    prg.events@paragarys.com Megan McClara: (916) 800-3860

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