May 27

House Kitchen & Bar

555 Capitol Mall

Sacramento, CA 95814

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

On this trip to House, the staff had a table ready for our group based on our reservation. Service was great from start to finish, with the provided waters and carafes continuously refilled by the servers. The restaurant was fairly busy due to the lunch rush and the fact that it was payday. After reviewing the menu, I found that the prices were acceptable due to the ambiance and the type of customers the restaurant tends to serve.

Today, I decided to order the prime rib french dip with no onions. The sandwich is served with endless fries. The sandwich was presented well, sliced diagonally through the longer side, which showcased the fresh prime rib and oozing cheese. Once dipped into the provided au jus, the sandwich tastes even more flavorful with the aromas of the beef and seasonings. However, the au jus was a bit on the salty side, causing me to not be able to dip as much of the sandwich into it. Even without the au jus, the meat tasted flavorful and tender. The fries tasted fresh and had a cajun seasoning on them. Eventually, the fries also tasted a bit salty. As you finish your fries, you just need to flag down a server to put an order in for more fries.

Overall, the food tasted delicious except for the overly-salty au jus and some of the fries. I really enjoyed the flavor of the sandwich as well as the ambiance. However, not everyone’s food arrived on time, with 2 people without food for quite a long time. The restaurant did redeem themselves by having the owner/chef come out in person to apologize for the long wait as well as comp us on 3 dishes. I really liked that attitude and his desire to keep his customers loyal. Given the chance to eat here again, I would probably take that opportunity.

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