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Vegetarian Friendly
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2.5 km from California State Capitol Museum
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hawks has the best food in Sacramento (the cocktails are good too). Parking is also easy. I eat here at least twice a month.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 25 April 2021

Made patio reservation online, noted wife's birthday. Seated inside 3 feet away from the constantly opening front doors. Ordered cocktails and app and asked for burgers and wine to come after. Was told by server that is preferred method of ordering, all courses at beginning...so chef can pace the meal. Chef spoke with table next to us for about an hour, not in the kitchen once. App arrived in 15 minutes, no cocktail. 15 minutes later, still no cocktail, burger and fries arrive, no wine. Burger/fries sit and chill while manager and server running around to track down wine. We declined the cocktails at this point since they were meant to go with the app and before entrees. Wine finally arrives, 1 pour was short and the other was the wrong wine. Ate half of cold burger while our table is being pre-bussed and we seem to be encouraged to leave. We never complained once, were friendly and engaging, and smiled throughout our experience. Asked for check, presented gift card, was denied because, as the manager told us, "We are unable to get our gift cards to work at both of our locations because we use different POS systems at each..." Still no mention of wife's birthday and don't understand why RESY reservations even included the option. We paid cash on a $77 tab and left $25 tip. we are NEVER going back there and are giving away our unused gift card. What a joke of a place aspiring to earn a Michelin award. Chef is still probably talking to that table 18 hours later instead of trying to assist his understaffed mess of a restaurant. Don't set your expectations high. After 25 years in hospitality, this is a truly bad dining experience. Spread the word! Hawks is an embarrassment for the Midtown restaurant scene.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 26 June 2020 via mobile

Top notch! I will return twice more for the strawberry gazpacho! This week! Its all good! Service food bar vibe.

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 5 June 2020

We dined there last night and really enjoyed the artichoke bruschetta (yum!), the halibut, and the rigatoni. It seemed to me the food was even tastier than just a few months ago, so I hope they can keep that up. Plus I was glad to...see they are trying to help out the chefs/kitchen-workers achieve a living wage by adding a 3% surcharge to the bill. We will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 10 December 2019

This is a very high-end restaurant. Simple dinner with a glass of wine for two ran us $115.00. However, the food was excellent and the service the same. It was surprising to find this place in such a bad area. We walked from our motel,...about three blocks, and we should have taken our car for safety reasons.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 5 November 2019

It’s a nice place for a date and or gathering with friends. Good food, service and craft cocktails. The menu is fresh and changes with the season. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 10 May 2019 via mobile

Hawks is a nice hip restaurant in downtown Sacramento. It has a great food and drink menu. A cool place to have a drink at the bar or enjoy a date night. The cauliflower and pork chop are delicious. Will be back.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 8 May 2019

Food is fantastic, the homemade potatoe chips and onion dip is to die for. I love to take out and bring back to my office to eat.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 20 March 2019

It's a limited menu, but the options are delicious and the cocktails are wonderful. Be prepared for a fun (very noisy) vibe. One of my favorite spots in town.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 24 November 2018

A small restaurant with a nice atmosphere. The service was very good and the food above average. We ordered salads, scallops, pork chops, flat steak and pork bellies. The scallops and pork bellies were very good. The pork chop was real nice and so was...the flat steak. Overall a nice place to have dinner.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Yes, Hawks Public House offers takeaway services.

Hawks Public House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5