(Last UPDATED 5/14/19) Evan’s Kitchen, located on 57th Street in the 57th Street Antique Plaza, is the place to go when you are in the mood for home-style American comfort food.
NOTE: Chef Evan has established an Evan’s Kitchen & Catering GoFundMe page in an effort to save his restaurant. See update below for details.
Prior to attending the B Street Theatre, four of us met at Evan’s Kitchen for dinner. I had called in advance and made a reservation for 6:00 p.m. I also requested a booth.
As an interesting aside – the booth we sat in at Evans’s Kitchen was acquired from the old Rosemount Grill, another Sacramento restaurant that was well-known for its comfort food. I have fond memories of the Rosemount Grill. I am trying to remember what all the long-time Rosemount Grill waitresses called everyone – was it “dearie”?
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Before I even walked in the door I knew what I was going to order – the chicken-fried steak ($18.50). The New York strip steak is battered, fried, and topped with county gravy and served with mashed potatoes and vegetables. I enjoyed every bite and took home leftovers for lunch the next day.
The Prime Rib of Beef is a very popular dish and one of my dining companions opted for the 8 oz. “moms cut” ($20). The Prime Rib was served with Au Jus, horseradish cream, a baked potato and sauteed vegetables.
Note: If you are so inclined you can substitute mashed cauliflower for the potatoes.
Two of my dining companions settled on pasta dishes. One had the Butternut Squash Tortellacci ($19) – oven-roasted squash with Parmesan, provolone, caramelized onions, sage, black pepper and a touch of amaretto in egg pasta which received high marks.
The other had the Jumbo Lobster Ravioli ($24) – large pieces of Maine lobster, ricotta, cream and a lobster reduction in egg pasta, served in a light sherry cream sauce. The only complaint about that particular dish was that the sauce was too thick.
Garlic bread is served with the pasta dishes, and I would be remiss if I did not note that diners can add soup ($1) and/or salad ($1) to their entrée.
To finish up the four of us shared a Brownie Sundae ($6). A few bits each was more than sufficient.
Breakfast at Evan’s Kitchen is also a favorite of many. On weekends you need to arrive early or be prepared to stand in line and wait to be seated.
One of my friends and I already plan to return to Evan’s Kitchen soon for breakfast/brunch. I think I hear the biscuits and gravy calling me.
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Evan’s Kitchen & Catering Snapshot:
- 855 57th Street, Sacramento, CA 95819
- (916) 452-3896
- Hours: Closed Monday; Breakfast: Tuesday – Sunday (8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.); Open: Tuesday – Saturday (8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.); Sunday (8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)
- Parking in 57th Street Antique Plaza Parking Lot
(Updated 5/14/2019) The same month Evan’s Kitchen & Catering landed on the 2019 Yelp Top 100 brunch spots in the U.S. list (#30) – I learned that Chef Evan had launched a GoFundMe page in an effort to try to save the well-loved East Sacramento restaurant. In short, the death of his mother, who handled the business end of the restaurant, resulted in what turned out to be a financial disaster. Read about what occurred and where Chef Evan is now in his own words at Evan’s Kitchen & Catering GoFundMe page.
If you are one of the many Sacramentans who have enjoyed breakfast, lunch or dinner at Evan’s Kitchen – please consider a donation and/or stop by to show your support and enjoy a meal.
(UPDATED 1/9/2017) to change spelling to “Rosemount” Grill.
(UPDATED 1/23/2017) Evan’s Kitchen also has a great vegan menu with breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert options.
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