Yes, I fell in love with a date. No silly! I am not talking about match.com or eharmony or even worse, the kind of date your friends set you up with. I fell in love with a date stuffed with warm goat cheese drizzled with pancetta. He/she was sweet, savory and deep all at once. What more can a woman ask for? She/he was also generous and warm...which is much better than most first dates. Fortunately for you this date was not exclusive. You too can join the new dating game here in Sacramento at Formoli's 33rd and J Street. If dates aren't your thing then try the shrooms-portabella that is, soaked in asiago. The pepper crusted seared Ahi tuna is simply other worldly.....A nautical dream come true. It's only competition is the seared scallop crusted with porcini mushrooms and the whiskey burger is to die for. An added plus is that you get to meet the chef as he cooks out in the open. The restaurant also features an array of delightful and deep French and Italian wines. With it's laid back atmosphere Formoli's is the best thing that has happened to Sacramento in a long long time.
I don't understand all of the reviews complaining about Bandera being overpriced, in my opinion they provide great value if you are going out for a nice dinner. Their food (specifically the Hawaiian Ribeye special, Prime Rib, etc) rivals anything you can find at high end steakhouses like Ruths Chris, Morton's, Chops, etc for roughly half the price of those restaurants. The sides, salads and desserts are reasonable ($5-9) a most importantly... THEY DO NOT CHARGE A CORKAGE FEE! That is amazing. Good wine is so expensive at restaurants it is hard to believe that Bandera allows you to do this, I was somewhat scared to ask the first time I did it. You can bring nice bottle of wine and have an amazing meal in a nice atmosphere with good service for $100... that is a great deal in my opinion. The people complaining about the prices at Bandera should stick to Red Lobster, Olive Garden or Buca for their special occasions. This is not a restaurant to take your kids or big groups. Take your significant other and have a great night.
A friend of mine brought me here and I loved it. The minute I walked in the door the young lady behind the counter greeted me and asked if I'd ever been there before. I said no and she gladly handed me a menu and went over the details of picking the best burger for me, offered a few of her personal favorites and also named the most popular choices. After ordering we waited for Id say about 5 to 7 minutes before our food was ready, and after I saw the meal that time was well worth it. The burger was absolutely incredible. The first thing that came to mind was In and Out burger style only with much more available options. The fries were some of the best Ive had in a long time, can't remember what style I got. Over all I was greatly impressed with the service, the product, and the atmosphere. Everything was well lit, organized, and very very clean. Including the bathrooms. I will definitely recommend Habit to anyone looking for a quality meal at a reasonable price.