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2015 Readers' Choice Awards: Dining & Drinks

Sep 29, 2015 05:31PM, Published by Style, Categories: Food+Wine, In Print, Community


Photography by Dante Fontana © Style Media Group



Favorite Overall Restaurant

1. Land Ocean New American Grill 
2. Visconti’s Ristorante 
3. Fat’s Asia Bistro & Dim Sum Bar

Favorite Pizza Place

1. Chicago Fire
2. Pronto’s New York Pizzeria
3. Pizzeria Classico

Favorite Breakfast Restaurant

1. TIE: Sutter Street Grill AND The Purple Place Bar and Grill
2. Mario’s Early Toast Mimosa House & Eatery
3. Karen’s Bakery Café and Catering

Favorite Brunch

1. Sienna New American Grill
2. The Purple Place Bar & Grill
3. El Dorado Saloon

Favorite BBQ Restaurant

1. Sierra Smokehouse BBQ
2. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
3. Back Forty Texas BBQ

 Favorite Ice Cream/Frozen Treat Place

1. NuYo Frozen Yogurt
2. Big Spoon Yogurt
3. Pinkberry
Honorable mentions: Zia’s Italian Caffe & Gelato Bar AND Oopa! Yogurt Bar

 Favorite Chinese Restaurant

1. Fat’s Asia Bistro & Dim Sum Bar
2. Sunny Garden
3. Hop Sing Palace

Favorite Seafood Restaurant

1. Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar
2. Land Ocean New American Grill
3. Rudy’s Hideaway Lobsterhouse and Bar

Favorite Steakhouse

1. Sutter Street Steakhouse
2. Land Ocean New American Grill
3. Chops Steak Seafood and Bar

Favorite Italian Restaurant

1. Visconti’s Ristorante
2. Sergio’s Steak & Seafood
3. Olive Garden
Honorable mention: Folsom Strings Café

Favorite Indian Restaurant

1. India House
2. TIE: Ruchi Indian Cuisine AND Curry Club Indian Bistro
3. Mylapore

Favorite Deli

1. Beach Hut Deli
2. Mr. Pickle’s Sandwich Shop
3. TIE: Dominick’s NY Pizza & Deli AND Mama Ann’s Italian Deli & Bakery

Favorite Thai Restaurant

1. Thai Paradise 
2. Chantara Thai Cuisine 
3. Rak Thai Cuisine

Favorite Middle Eastern Restaurant

1. Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant
2. The Kabob House
3. Saffron Grill Cuisine

Favorite Vegetarian Grub

1. Jack’s Urban Eats
2. Sunfl ower Drive In
3. Mylapore

Favorite Salad Place

1. Jack’s Urban Eats
2. La Bou Bakery & Café
3. Willow Café and Sweetery
A very close #4: Coffee Republic 

Favorite Bakery

1. Karen’s Bakery Café & Catering
2. Selland’s Market-Café
3. Bakerie & Latte Chateau Arme

Favorite Romantic Restaurant

1. Sienna New American Grill
2. Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar
3. Bacchus House Wine Bar & Bistro

Favorite Outdoor Dining

1. Relish Burger Bar
2. TIE: Bistro 33 AND Haciena del Rio Restaurant & Cantina
3. Bacchus House Wine Bar & Bistro

Favorite Takeout Restaurant

1. Fat’s Asia Bistro & Dim Sum Bar
2. The Purple Place Bar & Grill
3. Wingstop

Favorite Chef

1. Frank Visconti at Visconti’s Ristorante
2. Brian Butler at Land Ocean New American Grill
3. Sarah Boudjakdji at Willow Café and Sweetery

Favorite Casual Restaurant

1. Selland’s Market-Café
2. Dos Coyotes Border Café
3. Hampton’s on Sutter

Favorite Waitperson

1. Tony Panetta at Visconti’s Ristorante and Fat’s Asia Bistro
2. Matthew Warren at Land Ocean New American Grill
3. Elizabeth Parino at Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar

Favorite Caterer

1. Karen’s Bakery Café and Catering
2. Beth Sogaard Catering
3. Bocca Catering

Favorite Independent Coffee/Tea Place

1. Coffee Republic
2. Nicholson’s MusiCafe
3. Java Mama
A very close #4: Folsom Grind

Favorite Bar

1. The Purple Place Bar & Grill
2. TIE: Samuel Horne’s Tavern AND Powerhouse Pub
3. The Fat Rabbit Public House
And yep, seriously, #3 is ONE vote behind having a three-way tie behind the #2s.

Favorite Happy Hour

1. Fat’s Asia Bistro & Dim Sum Bar
2. Chops Steak Seafood and Bar
3. Land Ocean New American Grill
A very close #4: Bacchus House Wine Bar & Bistro

Favorite Cocktail Place

1. Scarlet’s Saloon
2. Fat’s Asia Bistro & Dim Sum Bar
3. El Dorado SaloonFavorite Wine Bar

Favorite Wine Bar

1. Back Wine Bar & Bistro
2. TIE: The Cellar Wine Bar AND UnWined
3. Bacchus House Wine Bar & Bistro

Favorite Bartender

1. Tista Visconti at Visconti’s Ristorante
2. Rob Newhouse at Fat’s Asia Bistro & Dim Sum Bar
3. Damon Baker at Land Ocean New American Grill

Favorite Winery

1. Helwig Winery
2. Boeger Winery
3. Lava Cap Winery

 Favorite Family Restaurant

1. Visconti’s Ristorante
2. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers & Brews
3. Skipolini’s Pizza
A very close #4: BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse

Favorite Sports Bar

1. FLB Sports Bar & Casino
2. Folsom Tap House
3. TIE: 36 Handles and Manderes


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