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#1 CoachWeise

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 10:27 PM

We're meeting family in Sacramento Saturday for dinner and to spend time with relatives visiting from Germany. Looking for a good place to eat either in/near Old Town or the Capital. My 7yo will be with us so no fine dining, but good/nice places are fine.

Here's what I've found so far in Old Town (haven't spent much time looking around the Capital yet):
Ten-22
http://ten22oldsac.com

The Firehouse Restaurant
http://www.firehouseoldsac.com/

Rio City Café
http://www.riocitycafe.com/


Any experience with these or other places??

Thanks!

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 10:57 PM

I don't know anything about Ten-22 or Rio City Cafe, but the Firehouse is fine dining and I'm not sure you'd find anything on the menu your son would eat. Have you looked at their menu? http://www.firehouse...er-menu-spring/
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Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:06 PM

Tower Bridge Bistro in the Embassy Suites, without a doubt. PLUS the amazing chef is a Folsom Resident.
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Posted 14 September 2011 - 06:36 AM

Tower Bridge Bistro in the Embassy Suites, without a doubt. PLUS the amazing chef is a Folsom Resident.


I second that recommendation for Tower Bridge Bistro

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:04 AM

Cafeteria 15 or Ma Jong's at 15th & L. There's outdoor seating if that's what you're looking for.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 07:11 AM

Menus can be found here if you'd like to check them out. www.towerbridgebistro.com

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:26 AM

Thanks for the recommendations so far, please keep them coming!

Re: The Firehouse and kids...
One of the reasons I listed them even though they are fine-dining is because they actually have a kids menu so there would be options for my son to eat :)


Re: Tower Bridge Bistro
Sounds good, but I don't really see any kids options online... Do they have other options for the kids?

Re: Cafeteria 15L
Thanks, we'll add it to the list to check out.

Re: Ma Jongs
Forgot to mention that the preference was no asian foods, the visitors from Germany do not prefer it :)

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:31 AM

Thanks for the recommendations so far, please keep them coming!

Re: The Firehouse and kids...
One of the reasons I listed them even though they are fine-dining is because they actually have a kids menu so there would be options for my son to eat :)


Re: Tower Bridge Bistro
Sounds good, but I don't really see any kids options online... Do they have other options for the kids?

Re: Cafeteria 15L
Thanks, we'll add it to the list to check out.

Re: Ma Jongs
Forgot to mention that the preference was no asian foods, the visitors from Germany do not prefer it :)

Tower Bridge Bistro can accommodate any kids wants including the usual pizza, burgers, tacos, quesadilla or something more upscale. What did you have in mind for them? Happy to call the chef for you and ask.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:42 AM

Had dinner at Chops - across L from the capitol. Awesome. Also phenomenal is Ella on K.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:46 AM

Tower Bridge Bistro can accommodate any kids wants including the usual pizza, burgers, tacos, quesadilla or something more upscale. What did you have in mind for them? Happy to call the chef for you and ask.

Just talked to him for you. He said they also have Mac and cheese, chicken fingers and kids pasta options.

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 08:50 AM

I second Ella, Chops, Firehouse, Ten22, and add:

In Old Sac, Fat City (owned by Fat family but not Asian): http://www.fatsresta...et/FatCity.html

Lucca: http://www.luccarestaurant.com/

Waterboy: http://www.waterboyrestaurant.com/

Il Fornaio: http://www.ilfornaio...taurant_id=3154

Buckhorn: http://www.buckhorngrill.com/

Pronto: http://www.prontogo.com/

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 03:54 PM

I second Ella, Chops, Firehouse, Ten22, and add:

In Old Sac, Fat City (owned by Fat family but not Asian): http://www.fatsresta...et/FatCity.html

Lucca: http://www.luccarestaurant.com/

Waterboy: http://www.waterboyrestaurant.com/

Il Fornaio: http://www.ilfornaio...taurant_id=3154

Buckhorn: http://www.buckhorngrill.com/

Pronto: http://www.prontogo.com/



Fat's is ok, sandwiches, salads etc.
Waterboy, Ella, Firehouse and Il Fornaio not good for kids (though it depends on the kids, well behaved ones are fine; you never want to ruin someone's nice lunch out with "typical kids".
Tower Bridge has always been good every time I have been there
Ten22 is good for families and has has an interesting menu. New chef is good

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:50 PM

All - Thank you very much for all of the feedback!! Very much appreciated. I'm not sure yet where we'll go, I'll let the fam pick something that sounds good to them. :)

Thanks again!!

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 06:53 AM

My 7yo will be with us so no fine dining, but good/nice places are fine.

I just have to comment that the underlying theme buried through this topic is that kids either
don't eat healthy or don't know how to act in a restaurant. Is this what their parents are intimating
that there is "nothing" for a kid to eat on restaurant menus? Do kids really only eat the crap from a kids menu
mentioned through this topic? Its sad to read how many comments that menus aren't for kids like there is some special food group that restaurants don't carry and therefore kids can't eat there. If these low end, low quality food groups are being fed to kids at every meal, where are they getting their daily nutrients that come from EACH meal? SMH I see nothing on the online menus of the mentioned restaurants that would not be palatable to a child, other than perhaps sharing a meal for size/cost.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 07:06 AM

I think that's why TBB doesn't post their kid's menu because they assume the younger diners would want something off the regular menu although being a hotel, they also have to offer it.

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