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1730 L St. Send to Phone

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner nightly, Brunch Sun.

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED City Treasure Restaurant Review

: They call the place City Treasure, but it’s hard to tell which city they mean. Situated on the corner of 17th and L Streets, City Treasure is undeniably in the city of Sacramento, but it’s not really of the city. While the place is perfectly pretty, what with the hand-painted upholstery, walls of original art and nifty cone-shape lamps hanging down from the high ceilings, there’s nothing particularly evocative of any city about it. It could be a nice restaurant in any big chain hotel, pleasant but with a could-be-anywhere anonymity. The same goes for the food. City Treasure is pan-everything, with influences from Japan (sesame-crusted Ahi with stir-fried vegetables), Italy (fettuccine and a seafood risotto), Cajun country (a jambalaya with chicken, Andouille sausage and rock shrimp), and steakhouse America (a grilled rib-eye with garlic mashed potatoes). That said, it’s a perfectly pleasant place to while away an evening. The seasonal mushroom sauté appetizer is a buttery knock-out, and the kitchen shows a deft hand with the fish dishes. The wine-by-the-glass service is another nice touch. City Treasure offers a larger selection of wines by the glass than most---including some sampling combinations---and the waiters actually bring the bottle to the table and offer a taste before pouring the full glass. It’s a nice gesture and a good way to be sure that you’re actually getting what you’ve ordered.


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