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Bennett's American Cooking, Sacramento, CA

Bennett's American Cooking

4.5
4.5
749 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

11:00 PM


Booked 10 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! $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 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.
  • 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

Popular dishes

What 749 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    American

  • Sacramento

    Great for Brunch

  • Sacramento

    American

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  1. LB

    LynneB

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    halibut was very dry and tasteless so avoid that. Porterhouse Steak was fab, chowder and jalapeño cornbread were great!
  2. M

    Maximus

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent staff, food and service. This is my new go-to place for business meetings. Very impressive.
  3. A

    Arlene

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, very good selection of wines, attentive servers, we will definitely keep coming back.
  4. AU

    AUribe

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Overall, I think Bennett's is cool spot with a decent variety of dishes offered. The service is a little slow, but the food was delicious. They have happy hour til 6 and a 2 for brunch $30 deal. Pretty good. 😊 Not to concerned about the service, maybe it was just that night. We'll be back.
  5. RB

    RobynB

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Everything was terrible will never go back.
  6. r

    randyj

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my second time here. It was excellent. Service is outstanding and the food is great. Love this place. Used to come here when it was Banderas and it’s just as good if not better. The ambiance is awesome. 😀
  7. M

    Meeks

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was amazing and the portion size was good for the cost. I will defintley be back and.
  8. MB

    MarkB

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience3
    Cocktail was very good. The food was good, but not great. Presentation was definitely lacking. It took too long to get water on the table, though they were rather busy with local homecoming parties. They have a nice selection of wines.
  9. s

    sunday

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great. It was my 5th visit and love the food, price and the sophisticated vibe.
  10. s

    sammis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    While the young man who looked after our table was very professional and knowledgeable concerning menu items and wine list. The noise from the table next to us was overwhelming our own table conversation. I don’t much care for restaurants where I have to practically yell for my companions at my table to hear me when I speak, vice-versa. This also caused our server to have a difficult time hearing us when putting in our drink orders. That said, the service and food were both excellent. The food was very flavorful and cooked to our specifications. The porterhouse was the most delicious I have ever had. The brussel sprouts with bacon was divine, and the mashed potatoes were on par with the rest of the meal. The young man who served our table was very pleasant and accommodating. He is a rare find. You would do well to hang on to him.
  11. EL

    EllenL

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The cocktails were yummy. We ordered the filet and the steak was cooked perfectly. It was accompanied by grilled asparagus which was stringy and flavorless and plain sliced heirloom tomatos. I would expect more for the price point. Also ordered the banana cream pie for dessert which was freezer burnt and I wanted a port or brandy to accompany since it was a special occasion, but the bar didn't have either. Again, I would expect more for the price we paid for the meal! Not sure if we will be back.
  12. C

    Chris

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    First time to this Bennett’s location. Food was delicious, but service was a bit slow…this could be due to the recent staff shortages, so will probably give it one more try.
  13. MD

    MarkD

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bennett's is a great place for a romantic dinner or an evening out with the entire family for a dinner that tastes good in an environment that is full of ambiance.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Monday special was amazing! Food and wine was all really good. We both had the filet mignon medium rare and they were both cooked perfectly. Nice atmosphere and excellent service. Will be back very soon.
  15. SS

    SusanS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were surprised to have the private room set up for us! We felt very special and our waitress was awesome! We have been here several times but not with a large party and everybody had a grand time. The food, as usual was fabulous and served hot, which I find rarely occurs anymore. Thanks again for a wonderful evening and we will of course be back! Susan Shackelford
  16. AB

    AngieB

    Sacramento

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The only negative is our entree took over an hour not good kind of killed the dining experience
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Ambience and service were excellent. However, the food was a bit salty this time.
  18. d

    dc1edh

    Sacramento

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server and food were great! Love the spinach dip, and my prime rib was cooked perfectly. Cocktails are a bit pricey, but they are tasty.
  19. k

    kathyc

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    enjoyed the ambience, generous food servings. service was commendable.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Bennet’s! The food is fresh, the staff is pleasant, and the atmosphere great!
  21. R

    Roseguy

    Sacramento

    121 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Bennet's is a great addition to the Sacramento area dining scene. The options are numerous and most folks will find something they would like. I tried 'street tacos' which were good but a challenge to eat due to moisture content. Others, including my wife enjoyed the beef shortribs. Wine selection is modest and are priced fairly by restaurant standards. Corkage is waved if a bottle is purchased. We've enjoyed several dinners here and I can reccomend Bennett's.
  22. LR

    LewisR

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful patio lunch
  23. CC

    CherieCC

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first visit here and I really like the ambiance, friendly customer service and our food was delicious!
  24. J

    John

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my third time dining at Bennett’s. I’ve had a great experience every time. The food is great and service is amazing. I love the brunch and bubbles deal and the Monday wine deal. As a local, I will keep bringing my friends and family here. Great job with your restaurant and team :)
  25. DK

    DdK234

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The limited Brunch menu was comforting, as TOO many choices often scare me. We had the special of 2 entrees with a bottle of Cava (a sparkling wine) with choice of juice (to enhance this particular wine). We had the Mia and Beet ( w/shrimp). They were very good and OK respectively. The beets were over powered by the dressing, and shrimp a bit over boiled. Our waitress was very efficient and friendly. We will definitely try this establishment again, maybe on a Friday for their Prime Rib dinner. A added bonus is their bar and the open kitchen.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    Nice place just the food was on par with a diner —— not very tasty and no value
  27. MB

    MarkB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love our server - looked just like Ralph Macchio and he was hilarious.
  28. MB

    MyssB

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    1st time trying and I would give it another try. The food was bland and needed seasoning. I mean even a little Salt when cooking doesnt hurt and helps the taste. Additionally, there were some awkward pairings, making it tough to decide without altering the menu too much AND I was disappointed that there were only Pork meat options on the breakfast/brunch menu. Service was saved by the Amazing Colin! He had to take over for our server who was extremely slow (and unapologetic). Had it not been for Colin, I would have def been upset with the service .
  29. L

    Lat2rell

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was really good and service was great
  30. DP

    DanielP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch
  31. LH

    LarkH

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Service is exceptional. My guest had the hamburger, which was cooked to perfection - rare. This person always returns her burgers for being overcooked. Not this time. I had the Brick Chicken and I recommend it. It was delicious. Only complaint is the acoustics - music that was louder than it needed to be, not sure what kind of music it was, nothing I recognized. Even though the restaurant was only about 25% full, it was difficult to have a conversation. Noise was due to the music and the conversation. You might want to check in to ways to lower the noise level. Thank you for a great lunch.
  32. M

    Mikeb

    Sacramento

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Took wife out for her 42nd birthday/. Service was great. Food was okay .
  33. MF

    MarkF

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved experience in every way. Salads though came with little or no dressing.
  34. o

    optionsnot

    Sacramento

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ok, I probably shouldn't admit this, but Bennett's Monday special of 2 salads, 2 entrees and a bottle of wine is as good as any deal that I'm aware of in Sacramento right now! Two couples enjoyed the deal with all the food excellent and both bottles of wine very good! The service was spot on! I just hope they keep this deal for a long time!
  35. NW

    NancyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love the filet - waiter was excellent. Will be back again soon!
  36. SD

    SueD

    Sacramento

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience4
    Our waitress never came back to our table not one time finally asked another waitress for water and salt and pepper. Got pepper no salt. Terrible service. First time in my life I did not leave tip
  37. S

    Sputsy

    Dallas

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were seated immediately in a quiet corner so the four of us could have a good conversation. Kevin was our waiter and was professional from start to finish. I mentioned that I didn't like the asparagus as prepared and it was promptly removed from my bill. Everything else was great!!
  38. LF

    LoriF

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to Bennett’s American Cooking and we were all pleased with their brunch offerings. We will go back again!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    Birthday party
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We went for my sons birthday. Food was fantastic, best NY steak I’ve had at a restaurant ever! Definitely a great place to celebrate a special occasion. My husband had the linguine with prawns and it was excellent, very flavorful and generous portion of prawns. The mac and cheese with bacon, mashed potatoes and burger were all excellent too. Everyone was happy!

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 4.5 stars by 749 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


Booked 10 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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