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The Kitchen

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American, Contemporary
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2225 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA 95825 (Howe Ave.)
+1 916-568-7171
19:00 - 22:30
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Sun 17:00 - 20:30
Wed - Thu 18:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 22:30
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner with an awesome experience. Everyone gets to wander through the commercial kitchen, sampling whatever is on the menu for that day. The chilled oysters were lined in trays back in the walk-in cooler. They said "go on in, help yourself". It's a full night of entertainment and comedy mixed in with culinary education at a demonstration section of the... More 

Thank TravelToTheAirport
San Jose, California
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116 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Remember the saying "You get what you pay for"?. The kitchen fits that to a tee. The menu is amazingly different and changes month to month. The dining experience is fabulous with course and wine pairing introductions and of course the opportunity to wander, socialize and sample the variety of different food and beverage offerings of the evening. If you... More 

Thank Angela C
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

What a unique place! The entertainment was superb. Great humor and sauciness. Atmosphere is fun. It's like you're sitting in a world class chef's kitchen (oh yeah - you are). The food was fun and different. Some of the best ceviche and steak tartar I've ever had. Also a great drink selection. Incredibly expensive though.

Thank Petethekid
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Plenty of food and entertainment. Good tasting dishes and plenty of drink options. A show of cooking and dish preparation - a unique dining experience coupled with fun.

Thank Linda S
Hollywood, Florida
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60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I cannot even put into words what an unbelievably fantastic dining experience "The Kitchen" by the Sellands Family offers! It is a totally open kitchen experience. You can freely walk around the entire restaurant (kitchen, refrigerator, dishwashing area, literally everywhere! The food is prepared by established chefs. The wait staff is so attentive and personable. You can have as much... More 

Thank idografx
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

So exciting! What a great night out! This was way more than just dinner. Lots of fun lots of flavors lots of information. We loved going back into the kitchen and into the cooler to taste things.

Thank Kat353Sc
Sacramento, California
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We've been here four times now.Great food,drinks and very entertaining.As fresh and local as a meal can get,just a little pricy.I highly suggest it for a special occasion.

Thank Stuart B
Elk Grove, California, United States
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53 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is more than dining, it's an experience! There were four of us who enjoyed interacting with all the players; cooks, chefs, servers, and all the staff. Kelly was extremely entertaining and added much fun to our dining delight. Being very pricey I still highly recommend dining here and making this at least a 'once in a lifetime' experience.

Thank JohnZehn
Sacramento, California
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100 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

It is truly an event, spending the evening watching and even participating in the food preparation. The dishes were all created using fresh produce, meats and spices in delightful combinations. Chef Kelly McCown has a delightful sense of humor and not only taught us much about ingredients and preparation but kept us laughing throughout the evening. We sat at the... More 

Thank Barbara L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

We celebrated a milestone birthday here and were not disappointed. What an experience! Pricey, but worth every penny. We had the more expensive wine flight with our many courses…..and it was perfect. Everyone says to pace yourself and no second helpings until you are done…..The meal/show lasted 4 hours and you can get up and walk around, go into the... More 

Thank Peg H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Contemporary
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Seating, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:30
18:30 - 22:00
18:30 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:30
19:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2225 Hurley Way, Sacramento, CA 95825
    (Howe Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: Need a driver? Call our receptionist and we will be happy to arrange a town car for you. Please call a minimum of 24 hours before your reservation.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-568-7171
The Kitchen, a Selland Family Restaurant, serves a five-course prix fixe demonstration dinner menu based on a monthly seasonal framework that features the best and freshest ingredients available on a daily basis, mostly procured locally and regionally. Dinner service also includes an interactive intermission featuring chefs’ tasting stations, as well as a finale of fresh herb tea service and artisan coffee served with Dessert.

The Kitchen Restaurant has earned every imaginable local and regional award along with an impressive list of national accolades, including the AAA Five Diamond Award five years running, a nod as a semi-finalist for the James Beard “Outstanding Restaurant” Award, the highest Zagat ratings, and honors from Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, as well as inclusion in the Yelp Top 100 and the Open Table Top 100.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?