(Updated 12/27/2021) Description and review of Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Company, located in Midtown Sacramento on S Street.
After running an errand at the Ice Blocks on R Street, two friends and I stopped by the nearby Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Company for a weekday lunch.
It had been a while since I dined at Hook & Ladder, which is housed in an industrial domed metal building on S Street. My friends had actually been there only a few weeks prior for brunch but were game to go again for lunch.
We were greeted upon entering and were promptly seated. The dimly lit restaurant has a long bar to the right, and seating both indoors and out. On a nice summer day/evening I enjoy dining on the back patio, but there was a damp chill in the air and we were glad to sit inside.
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Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Company Lunch/Review
The last time I was there it was for dinner (reservations recommended) and the place was hopping. However, clearly no reservations are needed for lunch on a weekday as only a few other tables were occupied while we were there.
It did not take us long to decide what we wanted to order. The lunch menu is not extensive, but the choices are sufficiently varied. We each ordered a glass of chardonnay to accompany lunch.
One friend ordered the Chicken Parmesan Sandwich (with garlic butter and basil) and fries ($15). The Chicken Parmesan Sandwich was accompanied with a huge mound of fries. The sandwich was said to be very tasty, but the fries were judged to be so-so. After eating his fill my friend took the leftover one-half sandwich home but left the fries behind.
The other friend had the Red Quinoa Salad (broccolini, beets, spinach, cherries, smoked almonds, spiced yogurt) ($11) with Chicken ($6). The salad was described as both hearty and delicious. The observation was made that given its size the dish could easily be shared – and the leftover salad went home with her.
I, on the other hand, had ordered the Smoked Salmon Salad (open-faced on Sourdough bread, dill crème, cucumber, fennel, red onion) ($15) and ate every bite. The combined flavors of the dish along with the tasty dressing really hit the spot. I found the serving size to be just right for a light lunch.
Vegans will be glad to know that Hood & Ladder is vegan-friendly and has a small vegan menu. Finally, be aware that Hook & Ladder adds a 2.5% Kitchen Equity Share surcharge to the bill.
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Hook & Ladder Manufacturing Company Snapshot:
- 1630 S Street, Sacramento, CA 95811
- (916) 442-4885
- Two Outdoor Patios
- Street Parking
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