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Bennett's American Cooking, Sacramento, CA

Bennett's American Cooking

4.6
4.6
700 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 31 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 700 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    American

  • Sacramento

    American

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  1. JC

    JCB95608

    Sacramento

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bennett's is fantastic! The Monday Night Special is, not only a great value, but fantastic food as well! Went back for lunch today.
  2. KB

    KBBB

    Sacramento

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service - I ordered a dish that I did not care for. With no hesitation, I was offered to reorder whatever I wanted. The second dish was delicious. Everyone who works there is hard working and looks to service each client’s needs. We go back often and enjoy this place so much. Bobbie, the partner is wonderful.
  3. S

    Steve

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our waiter Brandon was great! Thanks for the recommendation on the Belgian brew. We had the halibut that was cooked perfect. In all the food was great but a bit overpriced we thought. However we will try it again.
  4. A

    Anna

    Sacramento

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Attentive, professional server. Pork chop and skirt steak ×ere cooked to perfection. Accompaniments were great (yams for one, mashed potatoes for the other). Carrot cake for dessert was huge (!) - it was a little drier than we would have liked, but it was still enjoyable.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience2
    Just brunch with a friend I haven’t seen in a while
  6. SA

    SteveA

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Bennett's weekend brunch is a great deal. A bottle of bubbles, choice of juices (for mimosas), and two brunch entrees for $39. The food and service were very good. It can be quite loud and difficult to have a conversation when the restaurant is full of diners due to all of the hard surfaces. We would definitely recommend Bennett's to our friends.
  7. AT

    AngelT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Overall very good, however we had an issue with one menu item. It was not served as advertised, so the server had to bring it back to the kitchen to be corrected.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with neighbors - great food and service!!! Great GF menu!!!
  9. PP

    PeterP

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, management, and servers.
  10. CW

    CynthiaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow- food and service were fabulous! Brunch deal is the best!! Definitely recommend!
  11. MY

    MichaelY

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Overall the restaurant was Great. I’m not very hard to please as long as I get the feeling that people are trying to make sure things are suitable. Our waitress was very attentive. She made sure that our dining experience was pleasurable. The manager even stopped by to make sure everything was good for us. Parking was a bit of a challenge but I guess it benefits those that are “trying to get their steps in” nowadays. We had to park in the lot behind the restaurant which wasn’t that bad at all. Ambience was a little dark for my prescription level 🤣 but I made due. Food was well prepared. Could have used a tad more seasoning. My wife had the Halibut and I had the Salmon. Hers was a lot more flavorful but like I said, just a little more pepper and lemon and cooked a little while longer and the entire meal would have been amazing. Overall everything was good. I can definitely see us going back. For the price though I think we would have been better off at Morton’s Ruth Chris or Scott’s
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was very good…server friendly
  13. B

    Bucko

    Palm Springs

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were looking for a place that was convenient, had good ratings and a moderately priced menu. Bennett’s did not disappoint. This was our first time there and won’t be our last. Staffing continues to be an issue at most restaurants, so even the minor problems with service are sure to be worked out. We had the jalapeño cornbread for a starter and the fish tacos and blackened redfish for entrees. Each was delish and cooked to perfection. The wines were also yummy and well priced. Excellent!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Over all experience good. Some delay between making requests and receiving items.
  15. SE

    ShelleyE

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friends and I enjoyed our dinner last night. Everything was good!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, fun relaxing atmosphere. Service from bar to table was very good. Personable staff. Food was very good, variations on menu. Price was very much in reasonable range for this type restaurant.
  17. KV

    KathyV

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience4
    Loved the food but we thought our server had died or something. Didn’t see her for the longest time. Just sitting there with our dirty plates in front of us—waiting,waiting, waiting. Finally had to grab another server to get anything done!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. DW

    DavidW

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to the Roseville location of Bennett's, but this was our first time at the Sacramento restaurant. While the ambience is very different, the food, service and quality were all what we have come to expect. We came to try out the brunch specials. with my wife having the lox plate with was heaping with salmon and cream cheese and other goodies. I opted for the steak and bacon tacos, which came with two overstuffed tacos filled with steak, bacon, salsa and greens. The only downside was not having more hot sauces available. While Cholula is ok, I was hoping for maybe 1 more spicier option for those who like a real bite to their bites. We capped it off with the chocolate cake served this time with cherries and cream, but still dense and very sweet. I also got an Espresso Martini which was frankly amazing. A top notch dessert cocktail, perfectly mixed. All in all, brunch was fantastic and Bennett's can be assured that we recommend the brunch highly and can't wait to return again.
  19. G

    Gail

    Seattle

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We were happy to be outside based on noise levels. Our server was very good. The food was good.
  20. JS

    JoyceS

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I had prime rib and I always order it very rare, I never get it that way but this time at Bennett’s it was perfect . The waiter we had was very mindful about not hurrying us , he was perfect.. taking into all things in account we had a lovely relaxing meal!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good atmosphere and good food
  22. k

    kevina

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife and me on a date.
  23. LR

    LewisR

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely Monday dinner. Had lemon drop from your new happy hour menu. Yummy
  24. SB

    ScottB

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Wife's food was cold and the service was not good
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Loved the bubbles and brunch special!!!
  26. S

    carolS

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food the service and the price were outstanding love the happy hour also.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Birthdays. They gave us a free dessert! It was lovely!
  28. c

    colletteb

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Liked the atmosphere and mgmt and back of house. Our server was in and out and lessened the experience for us.
  29. DK

    DavidK

    Sacramento

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and appreciate the number of gluten free dishes offered.
  30. FT

    ForTheLoveofFood

    Sacramento

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Bennett's just launched their Brunch & Bubbles and I had to try it! Definitely worth the experience and brunch was delicious. I ordered the egg Benedict and there were plenty of other options to select from. And of course a bottle of bubbles! Perfect brunch outing.
  31. HG

    1HppyGirl

    Sacramento

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening with friend! We enjoyed appetizers, drinks and a light meal while we discussed some business and enjoyed good company. Our waitress was wonderful too!!
  32. TB

    TeresaBI

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice atmosphere, 1st time there since it was banderos. I'll be back
  33. JS

    JohnS

    Portland

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A very relaxed social dining experience. I had dinner with a good friend whom I hadn't seen in a long time. We ate our dinner, delicious. Then visited over a bottle of wine for some time. Never feeling rushed. Thank you Bennett's Excellent!
  34. LR

    LewisR

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely patio dinner
  35. a

    azmom

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Dirty glassware, dirty plates, several dishes reported to be too salty. Will not go back again
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious! Service was outstanding!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    We ordered Poke, the Cheeseburger and the Vietnamese Chicken Sandwich. The poke didn’t have anything crisp to eat with it and just poke alone is not enough. It didn’t have the desired flavors and textures. The cheeseburger had a nice char taste to it, but nothing special. We decided to splurge on desert and got the carrot cake. It was pretty on the outside, bud the inside was dry. Between 3 of us we didn’t even eat a 1/4 of it.
  38. RK

    RichardK

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful. It was loud, but not unbearably loud.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had a lovely dinner for my husband's 76th birthday.
  40. CJ

    ChristopherJ

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and ambiance. This was my first time having lunch at the restaurant after many dinners. They do lunch pretty darn well too!

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 4.6 stars by 700 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 31 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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