After venturing out to various locations in the downtown area, we have chosen to dine regularly at Esquire Grill. We have many reasons for our choice, but the primary reason is that it offers an ambiance where we can relax and talk and enjoy the delicious food without noisy patrons, rushed wait-staff and poor acoustics. Although we like dining adventures, we are finding that many restaurants are crowded and way too noisy. It is difficult to carry on a conversation and be heard. This adds to an increased stress level and not a fun time. The staff of Esquire Grill has always been accommodating, friendly and well-informed when we have questions about the menu items. We enjoy attending theatrical events downtown throughout the year and my husband and I have decided to make the Esquire Grill our primary dining choice before attending these events.
-Cathie Kilgard, Rocklin, CA
This was the first time we’ve been to the Esquire. We found the staff to be exceptionally nice. It was my birthday and we mentioned it to Philip (who was great!) and he brought us a complimentary appetizer.
-Valerie Lindsey, Sacramento, CA
Very much enjoyed our pre-Bill Cosby show meal. Our server (Brandy) inquired if we had an 8 p.m. destination so she could ensure appropriately paced service. She was knowledgeable, pleasant and very capable. The food was well prepared and in good-sized portion. Will definitely return and recommend to our friends.
-Maril Stratton, Davis, CA
My wife and I went to Esquire on Saturday night. We hadn’t been there before, but the whole experience was wonderful. The hostess sat us right next to the fireplace, the service from our server brandy was exceptional and the food was amazing. We will definitely go again.
-Sean DeVera, Vacaville, CA
Article: 07/16/07, “Esquire Grill: American as Apple Compote”
My sister and I frequently dine at Esquire after attending a Broadway series production. Service is always great and I especially enjoy the fish.
-Joan Steinhauer, Stockton, CA
We enjoyed everything about the Esquire Grill — the ambiance, the service, the food and the cocktails were all excellent. We came directly from the theater so the convenience of getting to your restaurant was an added pleasure.
-Ed & Bev Dunn, Gold River, CA
When we go to the theater at the Sacramento Community Center, we usually eat at the Esquire Grill. Kevin O’Mally has been our waiter the last few times and has always treated us super well and taken care of our every request. The people at the front desk always smile and are eager to help with future reservations. The restaurant always gives us a great dining experience.
-Cheryl Dahlman, Yuba City, CA
I sat in the bar with friends today (11-6-06) and could not have received better service. Our bartender was named Patrick, and he was delightful. We had such a nice time even though the bar was very crowded and busy. We felt we were well taken care of in spite of the number of people in the bar area. Thank you for a great lunch!
-Alicia Kerr, Sacramento, CA
I just wanted to let you know that your staff at the Esquire Grill made for a wonderful 40th birthday celebration last night. I especially wanted to let you know that Chris, who I believe was the manager, went above and beyond to make the night special. Of all the restaurants I’ve visited in Sacramento, his people skills and involvement in every position of the restaurant was exceptional.
-Julie Shulman, ACRC Service Coordinator (no city provided)
This is by far one of the best restaurant’s I have been to. The atmosphere was high energy and enjoyable. The service is outstanding, and the food is top of the line. Can’t wait to take my friends!
-Ana Teague, Rancho Cordova, CA
Esquire is one of the most reliable restaurants in town for service and food quality. I often bring out of town guests here.
-V. Brown, Sacramento, CA
The food was great each time we visited – 3 times in the 2 weeks we were in Sacramento! The onion rings are the best I’ve ever had and it’s nice to have a full glass of wine! The wait staff was wonderful as was the host.
-Kathy Whitmore, Linwood, NJ
Wonderful restaurant to meet with clients or out of town business associates. There is never any worry that experience will fall short of our expectations.
-Kristie De Lise, Yuba City, CA