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The Press Bistro

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1809 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104
+1 916-444-2566
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 21:00
Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 05:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Sacramento, California
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134 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to meet your friends and to have Tapas! It is also a very good dinner spot. We both had the lasagna ( very good) and cocktails (ginger tattoo). The lasagna is very good! I don't normally or lasagna out! Overall very good!

Thank rassociate
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185 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Friends of ours took us to The Press (as in a wine press logo) in midtown. The food was very well prepared and the ingredients were first-rate. Service was good and attentive. Our friends brought a bottle of wine for sharing - w/ a corkage fee applied. We ordered a tapa trip and a calamari dish as appetizers. We ordered... More 

Thank Spartan58
Davis, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

We ate dinner here to celebrate a special occasion and were mostly satisfied with the food and very pleased with the wine selection and attentive service, but it was so noisy it was hard to talk across the table. As good as the food was, the serving sizes were relatively small, especially the pasta dish. The noise level alone will... More 

Thank Sue P
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79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Great California food: fresh, local, and well-prepared -- with emphasis on the ingredients (without sauces or toppings) ! Excellent produce/vegetables, fish, bread, and deserts. Fair prices, too. Plus the space is sufficiently quiet for conversation. Good choice in Sacramento !

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Sacramento, CA
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

We've eaten here four times now and each time we walk away glowing from the delicious food, wonderful service, and terrific cocktails. Have to say that James (a truly professional waiter and extremely amicable person) helps to make the experience the best we've had out----- first class all the way!!! Some people have said in reviews that the portions can... More 

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Lodi, California
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

On the spur of the moment my husband, our friend and I wandered into the Press on Saturday the 9th of April. The place was busy but we were told the bar was open seating and found 3 seats there. We ordered goat cheese stuffed piquillo peppers, patatas bravas, the ravioli and fettuccine. The tapas were great, the ravioli was... More 

Thank catlover76
Mukilteo, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Had a nice meal - tapas, pasta main, and desert. Plus a nice house chardonnay. Food was enjoyable but portions were small. Nice ambiance, but it wasn't crowded. I suspect it is noisier on a busy night with the large open space.

Thank Richard R
Sacramento, California
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86 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

we had decent food and service for the first few visits but stopped going because their reservation system is non-responsive. I had to send e-mail several times and they are not even apologetic. too many other options that are more eager to serve.

Thank NigellaCB
Sacramento, California
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

I went here for a nice night out with my wife and it did not disappoint. The interior was spacious, modern and well decorated. It was busy but not packed and the sound level was appropriate (too many newer restaurants are too loud for conversation). The service was very good and you definitely get the feeling of an upscale restaurant.... More 

Thank psreak
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67 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

With a suggestion from a friend we ate at at the Press on Valentine's Day eve with close friends. Our reservations were handled seamlessly. As is name suggests, press has a bistro feel in a nicely remodeled building downtown. We ordered a nice selection of starters and we're not disappointed in any of our selections. We all ordered something different... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Italian, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
05:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1809 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-444-2566

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?