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Bennett's American Cooking, Sacramento, CA

Bennett's American Cooking

4.4
4.4
921 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

7:00 PM


Booked 47 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!

  • Neighborhood

    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! $44 for TWO!!

    Multiple dates available
    2 Brunch Entrées & a Bottle of Bubbles! $44 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

  • Inflation Busting Happy Hour Daily From 2pm-6pm

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM,Mon - Thu - 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM,Fri - Sat - 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Inflation Busting Happy Hour! Daily | 2pm-6pm $6 | $9 | $12
  • Wine and Dine Monday $65 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 $65. Includes a bottle of wine, salad & 2 entrées of your choice! Reservations recommended.

Popular dishes

What 921 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento

    Great for brunch

  • Sacramento

    American

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  1. NC

    NChan

    Sacramento

    63 reviews

    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We dined with friends for the restaurant's Monday special of two salads, the entrees and a bottle of wine for $65. The menu choices were very good and the wines were also very good. We enjoyed our experience and will return.
  2. C

    Carter

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and had amazing time celebrating with my 61st co worker. We are coming back soon lol
  3. NS

    NancyS

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Customer service is sorely lacking. Man who brought us waters didn't even understand English WTH?? Waitress was MIA most of our meal but maybe overworked like most employees in our country right now😡. Dinner from start to finish took over 2 hours. Disappointing. The food seemed to be a bit stripped down since last time I ate there. I plan to return for Valentine's day to give another try. I loved Banderas and am still grieving it's departure but 2 years ago believed that Bennett's was a good replacement. Not so sure now.
  4. L

    Lizzy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was exceptional especially the short ribs. My family enjoyed our meals so much that we’re definitely returning in mass. Service was prompt and courtesy and for those that need gluten free choices there were numerous options on the menu.
  5. m

    michael

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classy ambiance with incredible food at an insanely good price. Service was so friendly and attentive. Best potatoes and gravy I've ever had!
  6. G

    Gigi

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    I had the salmon, not a good value for the price. Flavor was average and very seasoned with lemon
  7. LB

    LarryB

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Service was good. Food was. Basic home style. Good place to meet with friends.
  8. C

    Carina

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a group of 6 so got a booth that was comfortable. The menu selections were great as was our waitress. Our drinks and lunches came quickly and were very good. The only glitch was that the Banh Mi ordered by a friend had a black hair on it. When we told the waitress she quickly took care of it and all was well except that the person who ordered it didn't eat much of her 2nd order. The menu selections were varied and the prices not out of this world altho a little higher than expected.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The $65 dinner for 2 on Mondays are great!
  10. RS

    RicS

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had dinner with another couple. Monday night special was very good. Very nice selection from menu. Waiter was excellent! Restaurant was very busy but Christopher made us feel like we were the only table. He was knowledgeable about the entrees, sides and wine. We followed his recommendations and were very happy with our dinners. Had a great dinner and a great time. We will be back!
  11. h

    hottubannie

    Sacramento

    91 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. Lots of excellent food and staff. Highly recommend.
  12. RB

    RichardB

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food1service2ambience4
    Usually Bennett's prepares its dishes very well. The restaurant was very busy on a Sunday lunch and the quality of my Eggs Benedict was very mediocre.
  13. ML

    MariL

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    We went for brunch. Service was horrible and food was okay. Their huevos rancheros is chilaquiles, so disappointing.
  14. JK

    JarmilaK

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Food and flavor was unremarkable. Four guests. Two prime ribs, short ribs, and a large ribeye. Add a couple appetizers and cocktails for a tally of $450. Service was very good. Food was ordinary.
  15. S

    Sasha

    Sacramento

    138 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good time ✨ Had the special Filet w/lobster Love that the Restaurant was packed
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The girls and I had a good time last night. I made a reservation for 10 via OpenTable. We were all on time. Ordered some drinks, bottle of champagne, appetizers and our meals. I had the Redfish and spinach with a side of cauliflower gratin and the ladies had French dip sandwich, salmon with mashed potatoes, halibut with mashed potatoes, bbq rib and chicken, prime rib and mashed potatoes, prawn linguine and mashed potatoes with pork chop. Everything was to die for. Our server, Bryan, was amazing and attentive. We had a good time with conversation and laughed the entire 3hrs. Will go again.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service. Steak was a bit undercooked but great flavor
  18. CW

    CarolW

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Will never dine again, 30 minute wait for a server to take our order. Food came out one plate at a time z And cold. Another 25 minutes to get our check, finally had to wave someone down
  19. M

    Monique

    Sacramento

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I always enjoy Bennett’s happy hour. Getting there early, all the food came out fairly quickly but as the night progressed, items took a while to come out. Regardless, we will be back!
  20. CM

    CherylM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great customer service and food was delicious! I recommend the blackened red snapper!
  21. PC

    PamC

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place, great food, short staffed, but who doesn't have this problem. Definitely would go back and definitely recommend to others.
  22. MO

    MichaelO

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service outstanding! Food was good but seems a little pricy. We had an extended lunch but didn’t feel any pressure to vacate. Will come back again.
  23. M

    Michael55

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Not the best food I’ve had. Overcooked meatloaf and indescribable shredded chicken material in the enchiladas. Definitely NOT what the previous restaurant Bandera offered.
  24. BV

    BiancaV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wasn't sure it would be an appropriate place to have a business meeting, but I was more than surprised by how great it was. Food was delicious and portions were very large. Diverse menu and with the ability to modify to meet dietary needs made this a great place to have meetings with people you don't know well. Thank you to the staff for a great evening.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Steak on chopped salad was yesterday’s steak - cold and over cooked. Music got cranked up super loud and our request to turn it down was ignored. Server was not great.
  26. S

    Starsky4271

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Monday night special - had fillet, melt in your mouth good! Our server was attentive but not intrusive. I loved that we had time to relax and enjoy our meal with our dear friends without feeling rushed. The overall noise level was relatively quiet. I’m not sure whether this is normal or just because it was early evening on Monday. Nevertheless, we enjoyed it immensely and will definitely be back!
  27. SH

    SteveH

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere and the food was very good! A repeat location for sure!
  28. NV

    NancyV

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was pretty good. Our server thought I asked for something I hadn't but it wasn't a big deal. A couple of the napkins at place setting were wet upon arrival. It was great having the private room for out group. The server was very accommodating and friendly.
  29. BP

    BradP

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very good meal. Outstanding service. Will be going back.
  30. BM

    BaseballMom

    Sacramento

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Elise, was awesome! Bartender made great drinks and the food was wonderful, as usual!
  31. BA

    BeckyA

    New Orleans

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The food was just ok
  32. CR

    CarlaR

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Appetizers, service, and drinks at the bar were great. It all went downhill once we got seated. Took 20 minutes before we were even acknowledged by the waiter. My blackened fish was SO salty I could not eat it. The cornbread was very small, $14, and was not tasty. If they are trying to copy the cornbread of the restaurant named Bandera that was formerly in that location, they have failed miserably. Banderas was amazing. We will not return.
  33. TP

    TrishP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chopped salad is delicious. Their brunch is the best deal in town.
  34. R

    Robert

    Sacramento

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent. We were not rushed to order our main course. Drinks arrived promptly, ordered salad and main course. Salad arrived and we were not rushed to eat before main course arrived. Server was attentive and checked with us several times through ore dinning experience. Parking is a bit of a pain since there are several dinning venues in the area. But worth the effort. Will be back.
  35. KL

    KerryL

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and atmosphere. Our server took care of all our needs.
  36. D

    Dragonlady

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    True to "America Cooking" moniker. Cauliflower & beet dishes were excellent. Halibut was perfectly prepared. STeak frites tasted yummy. Only complaint was not enough chocolate sauce on the vanilla sundae. All in all, a great meal. Will return soon.
  37. T

    Teskay

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating a birthday and my daughter had her 2 children there. Comfortable seating with high chairs. Manager went out of her way to run to store and buy a baby bottle for formula as my daughter discovered she had left hers at home. Michelle our server was excellent and took good care of us. We will definitely return. Monday special was a very good deal too!
  38. TM

    TimM

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I can’t say enough positive about Bennett’s. The food, service, and ambience were absolutely first rate. Our waitress was knowledgeable, personable, and professional. If you enjoy excellent food, a pleasant environment in which to enjoy your meal, all for what amounted to a very reasonable price, Bennetts is a place, you should try. Highly recommended.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was absolutely fabulous
  40. JE

    JimE

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food is always good. Service also was good. The music was a bit too loud and it was chilly in the restaurant.

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 4.4 stars by 921 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 47 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.

  • 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

  • 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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