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Featuring Restaurants and Eateries in El Dorado Hills and Folsom

Dec 29, 2017 12:35PM

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EL DORADO HILLS

36 Handles

1010 White Rock Rd. (916-941-3606 or 36handles.com)

British, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$

Healthy and authentic may sound too good to be true, but at 36 Handles you will get nothing short of that. After trying the traditional fish and chips and certified Angus beef dishes, you’ll get a good handle on what this eatery is all about. The live bands and full bar add to the lengthy list of why it’s the ideal restaurant.


Bamiyan Afghan Restaurant

1121 White Rock Rd. (916-941-8787 or afghancuisine.com)

Afghan, lunch/dinner, full bar, outdoor seating available, reservations accepted, free Wi-Fi $$

Since 2003, Bamiyan has been serving delicious Afghan cuisine, including specialties like mantoo and ashak dumplings and award-winning kebabs—ranging from traditional lamb, mouthwatering beef tenderloin and succulent lamb chops to salmon and swordfish—all cooked traditionally over a bed of coals. Experience 50,000 years of flavors in the restaurant’s elegant dining room or on the spacious and scenic patio. Bamiyan has something for everyone, including vegetarians and vegans.


Bistro 33

4364 Town Center Blvd. (916-358-3733 or bistro33edh.com)

American, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$

Bistro 33 brings you elegance and fine dining at its best. From the beautiful indoor lighting to the contemporary outdoor fire pits, which offer a beautiful view of the fountains, it delights customers with a one-of-a-kind ambiance. Be sure to get a taste of their sweet potato fries with the signature truffle mayo or their well-known French dip sandwich.


Casa Ramos

2023 Vine St., Ste. 200 (916-939-0900 or casaramos.net)

Mexican, lunch/dinner, full bar, outdoor seating available, reservations accepted $$

If you’re a fan of cheese, try the Pollo Fundido—a rolled flour tortilla served soft or crispy and filled with chicken, then smothered in cream cheese, American cheese and guacamole. It’s a fiesta for your taste buds! In addition to traditional Mexican fare, the Ramos family also serves up heart-healthy dishes, vegetarian options and a special menu for the kiddos—many from the family’s repertoire of recipes.


Cascada

2222 Francisco Dr. (916-934-0800 or eatcascada.com)

Mexican, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted $$

There’s no better way to spice up dinner then sipping a margarita alongside Cascada’s complimentary and oh-so creamy bean dip, chips and salsa. Cozy up by the fireplace, and dig into a plate of chile verde with corn tortillas, black beans and cilantro rice; or dive into the Pasta Mexicana. Trust me, es muy bueno!


Chantara Thai

4361 Town Center Blvd. (916-939-0389)

Thai, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$ 

Red curry? Peanut curry? Spicy curry? Whatever your preference, you can find it all at this authentic Thai restaurant. Not only will you feel as though you are in the heart of Thailand with the themed décor, but you will also get your money’s worth of flavor that will leave you wanting more.


Relish Burger Bar

1000 White Rock Rd. (916-933-3111 or relishburgerbar.com)

American, lunch/dinner, full bar, happy hour, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$

If your favorite sporting event is on, stop by to enjoy it with the delicious tasting burgers crafted at Relish—one of El Dorado Hills’ finest burger joints. With indoor, outdoor and bar seating, it offers the perfect environment for any type of day or evening outing. Don’t forget to ask about their specialty drinks at the indoor-outdoor bar. 


Selland’s Market Café

4370 Town Center Blvd. (916-932-5025 or sellands.com)

Café/bakery, lunch/dinner/dessert, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available $$

Upon first glance, the chic setting and stunning outdoor patio overlooking the Town Center fountains will have you impressed with Selland’s. The seasonal, healthy and house-made menu items are the cherry on top! From eclectic sandwiches and hearty entrées and sides to leafy green salads and pizzas, you’re sure to find something that speaks to you. Have a sweet tooth? A variety of desserts are offered and promise to complement your meal.


Sienna Restaurant

3909 Park Dr. (916-941-9694 or siennarestaurants.com)

American, breakfast & brunch/lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $$

Executive Chef Jason Doolittle has created a mouthwatering menu at this upscale, chic eatery. Specialties include woodfired pizza, fresh fish, hand-cut steaks and a large selection of appetizers. The romantic environment boasts four fireplaces, Italian décor and spacious outdoor patios, which contribute to its warm and classy ambience.


Sky Sushi

3907 Park Dr. (916-941-6310)

Japanese, sushi bar, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $$

Since 2005, Sky Sushi has been serving fresh and tasty rolls at reasonable prices. Located in the eye-catching shopping center La Borgata, it offers a trendy atmosphere with a stylish interior. Satisfy your sushi craving, with their famous “Slap Me” or “Shrimp Lover” rolls, and be sure to get a taste of the crispy tempura and the one-of-a-kind garlic edamame.


Umi Sushi

1121 White Rock Rd., Ste. 105 (916-586-9444 or www.umisushiedh.com) 

Sushi bar, lunch/dinner, beer, wine & sake, reservations accepted $$

From romantic evenings to a friends’ night out, Umi Sushi is the place to be! The super fresh fish and pretty presentation will please both your appetite and eyes. A non-sushi menu (like delicious bento boxes and udon) is offered for  non-sushi-loving patrons.


Windplay Deli **

5003 Windplay Dr. (916-933-9099)

Deli, outdoor seating available $

Located in a business park, Windplay Deli is a great place to stop by on your lunch hour. Operated by the owners themselves, they strive to create sandwiches to your preference by accommodating all palates. They also offer half-and-half deals, a variety of soups and home-style chili.


FOLSOM RESTAURANTS


Bacchus House Bistro

1004 East Bidwell St., Ste. 100 (916-984-7500 or bacchushousebistro.com)

New American, lunch/dinner, full bar, happy hour, outdoor seating available $$

Bacchus is the name the Roman’s coined for Dionysus, the Greek God of wine and bountiful harvest, and aptly describes one of Folsom’s most praiseworthy eateries—thanks to their extensive wine offerings (many local) and seasonal, globally influenced dishes (think brie cheese puffs, slow-roasted prime rib, and cinnamon caramel bread pudding) that utilize fresh fare from local farms. Whether seated in the expansive dining room, the wine bar or on the charming patio amongst marble statues and lush greenery, you’ll be treated like royalty. Don’t miss their Sunday Suppers where diners can enjoy a full menu from 4-8 p.m.

 

Back Bistro

25075 Blue Ravine Rd., Ste. 150 (916-986-9100 or backwinebar.com)

New American, dinner, Sunday brunch, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$

Featuring wines from California and beyond, Back Bistro has something for every palate. With help from their knowledgeable staff, you’re bound to delight your taste buds—especially when you order their house-made bruschetta and strawberry salad, or one of their mouthwatering entrées, which change daily.


Dominick’s NY Pizza and Deli

187 Blue Ravine Rd., (916-351-0900 or www.dominicksfolsom.com)

Pizza, deli, sandwiches, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $$

Step into Dominick’s for mouthwatering pies (New York and Sicilian style), paninis, hero subs (both hot and cold), pastas and more—all made using locally sourced produce, Boar’s Head deli meats and cheeses, and scratch-made dough and focaccia. The casual, family-friendly restaurant also features a rotation of local craft beers, Italian wines and gelato. Don’t miss their “Family Dinners on the Go!” which come with your choice of entrée, plus salad and garlic knots, and can be ordered for pick-up or take-n-bake.  


Dos Coyotes

13885 Folsom Blvd., Ste. 100 (916-351-9750 or doscoyotes.com)

Mexican, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available $

Follow the aromas of flame-broiled steak and chicken into local favorite, Dos Coyotes. With an eclectic spin on Southwestern dishes—all made with fresh, local ingredients—at affordable prices, Dos has something to please all palates...from meat-eating adults and kids to vegetarians and gluten-free eaters. Favorites include the Yucatan Chicken Salad, Paella Burrito and Steak Quesadilla; but their “Seasonal Specialties” are worth exploring, too.


Fat’s Asia Bistro **

2585 Iron Point Rd. (916-983-1133 or lovemyfats.com)

Asian bistro, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$

With a classy and trendy ambience, Fat’s specializes in handmade dim sum, house-made banana cream pie (Frank Fat’s recipe) and fresh, high-quality Asian food. They have a full bar with high quality spirits and a spectacular wine list, along with patio seating featuring outdoor water features. Banquet parties are available for up to 30 people. Experience  contemporary Asian cuisine in a spectacular, hip environment.


FLB Entertainment Center

511 East Bidwell St. (916-983-4411 or flb365.com/grill.html)

American, breakfast/lunch/dinner/late-night eats, full bar, happy hour $$

Bowling, a casino and sports bar are just part of the fun that awaits at FLB Entertainment Center. They also offer a full grill that’s replete with appetizers like bacon cheese fries and jumbo hot wings, veggie-packed salads and wraps, burgers, sandwiches, pizza, breakfast items and the list goes on. The kids’ menu is open to seniors and little ones, and their Taco Tuesday deal can’t be missed. Come for the entertainment; stay for the all-American grub!.

Folsom Tap House 

25005 Blue Ravine Rd., Ste. 140 (916-282-5711 or folsomtaphouse.com)

American, full bar, happy hour, outdoor seating available $$

Choices abound at Folsom Tap House! Their extensive menu allows guests to choose from draft and bottled beers, and to create their own flight. Their food menu has options that’ll pair perfectly with whatever pint you pick. Stop by for dinner any night of the week, or enjoy lunch on the patio.


Hacienda Del Rio

702 Sutter St., Ste. M (916-351-1800 or hacdelrio.com)

Mexican, brunch, lunch/dinner, Sunday brunch, full bar, happy hour, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $$

For authentic Mexican food in a lively atmosphere, head to “The Hac.” Since 1979, the newly remodeled restaurant has been dishing up favorites like Fajitas Del Rio (served with fresh-made flour tortillas) and Chimi Especial, alongside chips, spicy green salsa and handcrafted margaritas. The spacious outdoor deck is the perfect place to soak up an afternoon of sunshine. 


Hasu Teriyaki and Sushi

25075 Blue Ravine Rd., Ste. 120 (916-983-7777)

Japanese, lunch/dinner, reservations accepted, free Wi-Fi $

Enjoy the delicious food, friendly service and comfortable atmosphere at Hasu Teriyaki and Sushi. The menu features a wide variety of traditional Japanese dishes guaranteed to please all. Big portions with small prices will have you coming back for more!


Hisui Sushi

25004 Blue Ravine Rd., Suite 107 (916-985-7778 or hisuisushi.com)

Japanese, sushi bar, Asian fusion, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $$

Combining traditional Japanese cuisine with a creative and contemporary flair, Hisui focuses on serving foods made using fresh, healthy ingredients. In addition to an all-you-can eat, made-to-order lunch menu with a variety of offerings, they also serve ramen and other noodle soups, bento boxes, inventive rolls and “Sushi Bar Tapas.” With stellar service, a clean and modern interior, and tasty food to boot, Hisui is worth rolling into. 


Kanpai Sushi

1013 Riley St. (916-983-7174 or facebook.com/kanpaisushifolsom)

Japanese, lunch/dinner, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available, beer & wine only, happy hour $$

Kanpai is the go-to place for not only the best sushi, but also bento boxes, udon and more! At Kanpai, customers receive superior service, as well as the freshest fish around.


La Bou

404 Blue Ravine Rd. (916-983-3885). 13385 Folsom Blvd. (916-608-2288)

Outdoor seating available $

For more than 25 years, La Bou has been serving the Northern California region.  Freshness, quality and taste are just a few of the things found in their croissants, espresso drinks, pastries, soups, salads and sandwiches.


Land Ocean New American Grill

2720 E. Bidwell St. (916-983-7000 or lorestaurants.com)

Steakhouse/seafood, breakfast & brunch/lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $$

At Land Ocean, you'll find the best of the land and the sea. The culinary team has created a distinctive menu, which includes hand-cut steaks, wood-fired rotisserie, fresh seafood and more. Owners Mark and Karoline Platt have designed a warm and casual environment that leaves you with the full effect of an upscale, luxurious dining experience.


La Rosa Blanca

402 Natoma St. (916-673-9085 or larosablancarestaurant.com)

Mexican, lunch/dinner, full bar, outdoor seating available $$

You’re part of the family at La Rosa Blanca where the friendly staff is always welcoming. Fajitas, tostadas, or tortas? Making a selection could become a challenge with so much to choose from. With great-tasting food, generous portions and a festive environment, you are bound to have the ultimate dining experience. 


Lotus 8

199 Blue Ravine Rd., Ste. 100 (916-351-9278 or lotus8folsom.com)

Chinese, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only $$

Looking for a restaurant that offers exceptional food and sleek, Asian-style décor? Look no further than Lotus 8. This eatery serves authentic Chinese food with a modern twist, such as orange chicken that manages to be both saucy yet incredibly crispy at the same time. Come for lunch when all of their dishes come with soup, salad and your choice of chow mein or fried rice.


Mexquite Mexican Cuisine and Tequila Lounge**

25095 Blue Ravine Rd. (916-984-8607 or mexquite.com)

Mexican, full bar, happy hour, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$

Mexquite Mexican Cuisine and Tequila Lounge provides great tasting cuisine, warmth for the winter months and shade for the summer time, while offering outstanding service and high quality food and beverages. Enjoy eating out for breakfast? Mexquite serves brunch every Saturday and Sunday.


Mikuni

185 Placerville Rd., Ste. 100 (916-934-5250 or mikunisushi.com)

Japanese, sushi bars, full bar, happy hour, accepts reservations $$

Enthusiastic, eclectic and infinitely creative—these are just a few words used to describe Mikuni. In addition to rolls, traditional Japanese dishes and modern twists on classics, the restaurant also offers a gluten-free menu, party platter menus and happy hour specials—all made using great attention to detail and fresh ingredients. 


Pronto’s Pizzeria

299 Iron Point Rd. (916-608-0720)

Italian, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, free Wi-Fi $

You haven’t tried it all unless you’ve tried a slice at Pronto’s Pizzeria. Owners Joseph and Diane Benevento came from the East Coast with family recipes for great Italian dishes. Serving pizzas of all sizes and flavors, it is easy to have it your way. Not a fan of pizza? Not a problem. Pronto’s also makes other dishes, like baked ziti and eggplant parmigiana.


Sacramento Pizza Company

2700 E. Bidwell St., Ste. 500 (916-673-9754 or sacpizzaco.com)

Pizza, wings, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, happy hour, free WI-Fi $

You’re in charge of your creation at Sac Pizza Co.—from choosing the type of crust, to the sauce, cheese, meats and unlimited toppings—so there’s something for everyone (even vegans!). Indecisive eaters can opt for the popular Tandoori Chicken specialty pie or build-their-own wings. The locally sourced ingredients and scratch-made dough results in pizza perfection.


Shogun Hibachi Grill and Sushi

1870 Prairie City Rd, Ste. 600 (916-985-9588 or shogunatfolsom.com)

Japanese, sushi bar, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $$ 

This modern hibachi restaurant brings new meaning to “dinner and a show,” thanks to a personal chef who will deftly chop, slice and fly your meal over and above the grill and onto your plate. Their sushi lineup is equally as impressive, both visually and on the palate, and runs the gamut from specialty rolls to sashimi. Come for the food, and stay for the fun!   


Strings Italian Café

25035 Blue Ravine Rd., Ste. 120 (916-983-8815 or folsomstrings.com)

Italian, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only $$

Strings Italian Café has been offering enjoyable and affordable Italian dishes in a relaxed atmosphere for the past two decades, and the tradition continues at their new location. Stop by on Wednesdays to indulge in the all-you-can-eat deals or enjoy one of their lunch specials any day between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Seniors 62 and older get 15-percent off any entrée, while kids eat free on Sundays and Mondays after 4 p.m.


Suishin Sushi **

194 Blue Ravine Rd. (916-985-8885).

Japanese sushi bar, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$

Beautifully arranged and mouthwatering sushi is the name of the game at Suishin Sushi. The use of some of the freshest ingredients, including quail eggs, uni and ponzu, give you the feeling that you’re right by the ocean. The modern, hip atmosphere leaves you at ease as you consume your fish, one roll at a time.


Sunny Garden Restaurant 

25085 Blue Ravine Rd., Ste. 150 (916-983-8882 or folsomsunnygarden.com)

Chinese, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $

Since 2006, Sunny Garden Restaurant has been serving some of the best Asian dishes in the area. Every item is made with fresh ingredients in a traditional way, from their pineapple chicken to the tomato beef chow mein. Large portions for great prices in a casual, relaxed environment is what you’ll find when you dine at Sunny Garden.


Teriyaki To Go!

614 E. Bidwell St. (916-983-5560)

Japanese, lunch/dinner $

An inconspicuous but flavorful restaurant with a thumbs up for taste, Teriyaki To Go is an ordinary eatery with extraordinary taste. Some may like the consistent tang of the teriyaki sauce that adds a whole lot of flavor, while others enjoy the pan-fried noodles. Either way, you are sure to enjoy your meal at this establishment.


Thai Paradise **

2770 E. Bidwell St. (916-984-8988 or thaiparadisefolsom.com)

Thai, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, outdoor seating available $$

A modern interior, quality food and daily specials are some of the aspects of what makes this eatery a paradise. Voted the best in town by locals for several years in a row, you won’t want to miss out on the refined flavors of Thai food this restaurant has to offer your taste buds.


The River Thai Cuisine

424 E Bidwell St. (916-983-7388)

Thai, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted,  $$

Friendly customer service and deliciously authentic Thai food are waiting for you at The River Thai Cuisine. Established in 2015, this family-owned restaurant will satisfy your Asian food cravings with various selections, including crispy egg rolls, pot stickers, and various soup, salad, curry, noodle, fried rice and dessert offerings. Stop in for an enjoyable cultural experience and try something new!


Visconti’s Ristorante

2700 E. Bidwell St., Ste. 700 (916-983-5181 or viscontisristorante.com)

Italian, lunch/dinner, full bar, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available $$

For the past two decades, Visconti’s Ristorante has given the community a taste of Italy with their truly authentic dishes, romantic setting and traditional Italian music. An award-winning restaurant, Visconti’s has been selected for being the best in town for several years in a row. Linguini con gambere (shrimp) and asparagus, and spicy rigatoni alla vodka are just two of their many specialties.


The Waffle Experience

13405 Folsom Blvd, Ste 950 (916-805-5938 or thewaffleexperience.com) 

American, breakfast and brunch, waffles, beer & champagne, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi, $$

This aptly named eatery is indeed an experience. Not only is everything made fresh daily, but there’s no microwave or heat lamps either, resulting in a bill of fare that’s as flavorful as it is eclectic. From a savory, herb-studded waffle topped with house-braised pork belly, cage-free eggs, arugula, roasted tomato, ricotta and cracked pepper agave syrup (“Praise the Lard”) to a cinnamon-nutmeg waffle topped with house-made apple pie filling, smoked bacon bits, fresh whipped cream, and salted espresso caramel (“Johnny Appleseed”) there’s no going hungry here.


Yodyiam Thai Cuisine

1750 Prairie City Rd., Ste. 150 (916-355-8825) 

Thai, lunch/dinner, beer & wine only, reservations accepted $$

Take in the relaxing atmosphere, excellent customer service and authentic fare at Yodyiam. Dishes include pad Thai, spicy beef salad, mango curry and Thai iced tea—all for a great deal! Be sure to save room for the fried banana dessert with coconut milk rum sauce (served with coconut ice cream and coconut flakes). Stop in for lunch and dinner, or grab takeout; either way, you won’t be disappointed.


SELECT OUTLYING RESTAURANT


Wally’s Pizza Bar

4079 Cameron Park Dr., Cameron Park (530-677-5205 or wallyspizzabar.com)

Pizza/American, sports bar, breakfast & brunch/lunch/dinner, full bar, happy hour, reservations accepted, outdoor seating available, free Wi-Fi $$

This family-owned and operated eatery crafts gourmet pizza, pastas aplenty, high-quality breakfast plates and other bar food favorites alongside craft cocktails and local beers. With an awesome Happy Hour and other weekly events, it’s a prime pick when you’re looking for good eats and a good time. 


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