Your guide to Dine Downtown 2023

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Beginning today, Dine Downtown returns to Sacramento for its 18th year. The annual celebration of restaurants offers special multicourse menus for $45 per person until Sunday, Jan. 22.

One dollar of every meal purchased will also go toward the Food Literacy Center, a nonprofit aimed at teaching cooking, nutrition, gardening, and more to children in low-income schools.

Check out the list of all 33 participating restaurants below, and click the links to view what they’ll be serving.

Michelin rated ⭐️

Camden Spit and Larder
555 Capitol Mall, Ste. 100
Try This: Spit roast chicken

Frank Fat’s
806 L St.
Try This: Honey walnut prawns

Grange Restaurant and Bar
926 J St.
Try This: Salted caramel budino

Hawks Public House
1525 Alhambra Blvd.
Try This: Housemade fussili

Date night spots ❤️‍🔥

Tiger Restaurant and Lounge
722 K St.
Try This: Brandy fried squash

Darling Aviary
712 K St.
Try This: House brisket and short rib burger

Aioli Bodega Espanola
1800 L St.

Brasserie Du Monde
1201 K St., Ste. 100

The Pilothouse Restaurant
1000 Front St.
Try This: Black garlic mushroom risotto


From pasta to seafood and (almost) everything in between.

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Dinner only 🥘

Dawson’s Steakhouse
1209 L St.
Try This: Key lime cheesecake

2115 J St.
Try This: Lebanese shepherd’s pie

The Firehouse Restaurant
1112 Second St.
Try This: Pan-seared Skuna Bay salmon

Picking up good libations 🍸

1601 16th St.
Try This: Red wine-braised beef

1200 K St.
Try This: Ribeye con verduras

1501 16th St., Ste. 111
Try This: Joojeh bone (cornish game hen kabob)

Rio City Cafe
1110 Front St.
Try This: Maple-bourbon bistro filet

Tapa The World
2115 J St.
Try This: Fresh fruit empanada

Vegan options available 🥬

Hook and Ladder Manufacturing Co.
1630 S St.
Try This: Pistachio semifreddo

Revolution Winery and Kitchen
2831 S St.
Try This: Cioppino

Capitol Garage
1500 K St.
Try This: Mocha almond alfajore

The Porch Restaurant and Bar
1815 K St.
Try This: Crayfish cakes


Be sure to stick around for dessert.

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More than three courses ⬆️

La Cosecha
917 9th St.
Try This: Aguachile shrimp tostada

Punch Bowl Social
500 J St., Ste. 100
Try This: Sriracha peanut fries

Daytime destinations ☀️

7th Street Standard
1122 Seventh St.
Try This: Beet and citrus salad

Foundation Restaurant and Bar
400 L St.
Try This: Farfalle and chicken breast

Frog and Slim
1420 16th St., Ste. 300
Try This: Duck confit ravioli

Jayna Gyro
3101 Folsom Blvd.
Try This: Baklava

Kodaiko Ramen and Bar
718 K St.
Try This: Duck shoyu ramen

728 K St.
Try This: Margherita prosciutto

Nash and Proper
1023 K St.
Try This: Korean hot chicken biscuit

Prelude Kitchen and Bar
1117 11th St.
Try This: Huckleberry and vanilla bread pudding

Station 16
1118 16th St.
Try This: Shrimp ceviche

1006 Fourth St.
Try This: Snow pea insalata

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