Slocum House

★★★☆☆
  • 7992 California Ave

    Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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  • 916-961-7211

About Slocum House

Hours
Brunch hours: Sun, 10:30am - 1:30pm; Mon - Sat, closed. Lunch hours: Tue - Fri, 11:00am - 2:00pm; Sat, Sun, Mon, closed. Dinner hours: Tue - Sun, 5pm - 9pm; Mon, closed

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I joined my friends for a Sunday night dinner on the patio at Slocum House on Sunday evening (9/12). I frequent midtown and downtown Sacramento upscale restaurants more often than hidden spots like the Slocum House. I ordered the pork chop which was phenomenal. The menu entices with many delicious options. The ambience is beautiful. However, the service was unappetizing, particularly our server. Although knowledgeable about cuisine, he was more interested in selling as much as possible than contributing to an enjoyable dining experience. His manner was arrogant beyond his age. I would love to return to Slocum House if I were to have a more sincere server. I would recommend many other fine restaurants in the Sacramento area before the Slocum House due to this experience.

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★☆☆☆☆

I joined my friends for a Sunday night dinner on the patio at Slocum House on Sunday evening (9/12). I frequent midtown and downtown Sacramento upscale restaurants more often than hidden spots like the Slocum House. I ordered the pork chop which was phenomenal. The menu entices with many delicious options. The ambience is beautiful. However, the service was unappetizing, particularly our server. Although knowledgeable about cuisine, he was more interested in selling as much as possible than contributing to an enjoyable dining experience. His manner was arrogant beyond his age. I would love to return to Slocum House if I were to have a more sincere server. I would recommend many other fine restaurants in the Sacramento area before the Slocum House due to this experience.

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Lloyd: Excuse me, Flo?! What's the Soup d'Hier?
Waitress: It's the soup of yesterday.
Lloyd: Oh, that sounds gross. I won't have that...

That's right, even Lloyd and Harry were wise not to order yesterday's soup. Heck, Slocum House'd probably be better off having them write the menu, too. "Soup of Yesterday"? Seriously?! I couldn't believe my eyes after reading the menu! I imagine if you told a homeless person at a soup kitchen you were serving yesterday's soup, you might very well get it spat back in your face! I suppose if they're garnishing with "fine" herbs - fines herbs is correct - then it might make up for quality. They are, after all, "fine herbs," right?! Who knows? Maybe it's an indication of the herbs' freshness (i.e. less than 24 hours old).

I also saw "Artic" Char on the Valentine's menu. Problem is, I can't seem to find the "Artic" on my globe! Maybe it's the part of the globe where they make "parmesan reggiano."

So there you have it, ladies and gents... it's safe to say that there's direct correlation between a bad menu and an overall bad experience.

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★★☆☆☆

Lloyd: Excuse me, Flo?! What's the Soup d'Hier?
Waitress: It's the soup of yesterday.
Lloyd: Oh, that sounds gross. I won't have that...

That's right, even Lloyd and Harry were wise not to order yesterday's soup. Heck, Slocum House'd probably be better off having them write the menu, too. "Soup of Yesterday"? Seriously?! I couldn't believe my eyes after reading the menu! I imagine if you told a homeless person at a soup kitchen you were serving yesterday's soup, you might very well get it spat back in your face! I suppose if they're garnishing with "fine" herbs - fines herbs is correct - then it might make up for quality. They are, after all, "fine herbs," right?! Who knows? Maybe it's an indication of the herbs' freshness (i.e. less than 24 hours old).

I also saw "Artic" Char on the Valentine's menu. Problem is, I can't seem to find the "Artic" on my globe! Maybe it's the part of the globe where they make "parmesan reggiano."

So there you have it, ladies and gents... it's safe to say that there's direct correlation between a bad menu and an overall bad experience.

Pros: The soup of the day?

Cons: Bread, Food, Parking

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Well, the service was wonderful but the bread and entress left much to be desired. We have going to Slocum House for years and have always LOVED the food...until last night. The bread was unbelievably stale-tasted several days old. The goat cheese and beet salad had a terribly tart and overpowering champagne vinagrette dressing and was served on a plate not sized properly for the plate beneath it, so it kept clanging against it every time we would take a bite.One of my friends and I each had the hanger steak frite. The meat was not cooked as ordered. I ordered medium-one piece was medium rare and the other was extremely well. The crispy shoestring potatoes were mediocre at best. We asked for mashed potatoes, but they could not serve them to us because they only had enough for the entrees that were meant to be served with them. Another friend had the New York-said it was just ok and the truffled mac and cheese was nothing special. The white chocolate creme brulee and banana cheesecake were just average-nothing special. As stated previously though, the service was amazing. We couldn't understand what was going on in the kithchen since we have always LOVED the food.The hostess told us they have a new chef in the kitchen, but we loved the last chef. Where is he now? Let's hope our next meal at Slocum House is a bit more of a success.

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★★☆☆☆

Well, the service was wonderful but the bread and entress left much to be desired. We have going to Slocum House for years and have always LOVED the food...until last night. The bread was unbelievably stale-tasted several days old. The goat cheese and beet salad had a terribly tart and overpowering champagne vinagrette dressing and was served on a plate not sized properly for the plate beneath it, so it kept clanging against it every time we would take a bite.One of my friends and I each had the hanger steak frite. The meat was not cooked as ordered. I ordered medium-one piece was medium rare and the other was extremely well. The crispy shoestring potatoes were mediocre at best. We asked for mashed potatoes, but they could not serve them to us because they only had enough for the entrees that were meant to be served with them. Another friend had the New York-said it was just ok and the truffled mac and cheese was nothing special. The white chocolate creme brulee and banana cheesecake were just average-nothing special. As stated previously though, the service was amazing. We couldn't understand what was going on in the kithchen since we have always LOVED the food.The hostess told us they have a new chef in the kitchen, but we loved the last chef. Where is he now? Let's hope our next meal at Slocum House is a bit more of a success.

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They failed in trying to disable the alarm. I could tell cuz they popped the hood and disconnected the battery.

It was parked on a poorly lit public street outside only because Slocum House has a small parking space and no security that I know of. I'm certain they do not have a valet otherwise I would have *angry* When I filed the police report I was told theft and vandalism is very common for that area.

Was inside between 7:00pm and 8:45pm.

Smashed front driver side window, took MP3 player, Stereo, Samsonite brief case.

Damage to steering wheel and airbag, glove box and glass in every corner of the car. They somehow cracked the windshield... Insurance covered the glass with no deductable.

Save yourself the risk of having to deal with parking here otherwise you will be scouring craigslist every fifteen minutes for your belongings.

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★☆☆☆☆

They failed in trying to disable the alarm. I could tell cuz they popped the hood and disconnected the battery.

It was parked on a poorly lit public street outside only because Slocum House has a small parking space and no security that I know of. I'm certain they do not have a valet otherwise I would have *angry* When I filed the police report I was told theft and vandalism is very common for that area.

Was inside between 7:00pm and 8:45pm.

Smashed front driver side window, took MP3 player, Stereo, Samsonite brief case.

Damage to steering wheel and airbag, glove box and glass in every corner of the car. They somehow cracked the windshield... Insurance covered the glass with no deductable.

Save yourself the risk of having to deal with parking here otherwise you will be scouring craigslist every fifteen minutes for your belongings.

Pros: Upset to remember or care.

Cons: Parking!

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I am new to this whole online review thing and I love it! I can't wait to post more about my favs and not so favs. I am reviewing the slocum house because I had the displeasure of going there the other night. First off, let me say the service, from the hostess to the bussboy was top notch all the way. I've eaten at some of the best restaurants in the country and they are right there on top of their game. Now, the food!!! What the hell????? I remember when Crush 29 opened, everyone was talking about the food and after I went there, I was like meh; pretty good, and I have eaten there many times since. The Slocum House wasn't even...meh, it was like the "chef" watches the food network for inspiration! I mean black truffle mac'n'cheese???? It would have been ok had it tasted good but it didn't, it was wierd. I had the artichoke appetizer with a bleu cheese "fondu". It tasted like cream with hints of bleu cheese! At Crush 29 they have a really good artichoke with sesame seeds and an awsome dipping sauce. Also, the wine list sucked at slocum house compared to places like cush 29 or the firehouse or hell, even Raleys for that matter! But, with all that said they will make you and a date feel special....like a king really. If your into good food this isn't the place for you!! I would have given them one star but the service was so good....parking blooows by the way, wear hiking boots:)

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★★☆☆☆

I am new to this whole online review thing and I love it! I can't wait to post more about my favs and not so favs. I am reviewing the slocum house because I had the displeasure of going there the other night. First off, let me say the service, from the hostess to the bussboy was top notch all the way. I've eaten at some of the best restaurants in the country and they are right there on top of their game. Now, the food!!! What the hell????? I remember when Crush 29 opened, everyone was talking about the food and after I went there, I was like meh; pretty good, and I have eaten there many times since. The Slocum House wasn't even...meh, it was like the "chef" watches the food network for inspiration! I mean black truffle mac'n'cheese???? It would have been ok had it tasted good but it didn't, it was wierd. I had the artichoke appetizer with a bleu cheese "fondu". It tasted like cream with hints of bleu cheese! At Crush 29 they have a really good artichoke with sesame seeds and an awsome dipping sauce. Also, the wine list sucked at slocum house compared to places like cush 29 or the firehouse or hell, even Raleys for that matter! But, with all that said they will make you and a date feel special....like a king really. If your into good food this isn't the place for you!! I would have given them one star but the service was so good....parking blooows by the way, wear hiking boots:)

Pros: Service

Cons: FOOD!!!

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... on other review sites. So consider me a born-again city searcher... Here's what was removed:

Bad Wine List, Worse Service

First off, the food was just okay, certainly not like I remember during my visit Fall of last year. The crab cakes were burned on one side and ice cold in the middle. The plates were cold with our entrees and our salad plates were warm. The meal could have been wonderful but that just ruined the overall experience from the start for me. What the hell is going on in the dish department anyways?

Back to the service and wine list. I was hoping with the rumors of their new chef would come the desperately needed new service and revamping of the outdated decor. Guess not.

Their wine list is still the same cookie-cutter list with nothing unique or otherwise hard to find. At least have something I can't get at my local BevMo. I want to be impressed and be able to impress others, maybe even try a new bottle and learn something new. If I want rare bottle with dinner and a nice Sauternes with dessert at least have some in the inventory. If you're confused write your wine list after going to Corti Bros and Berkley's, not your local grocer. Darrell is a nice enough guy... maybe he can give you some pointers?

Another thing is the wine list is clearly not designed around the food. Sure, there are bottles that will accompany a dish safely but it's obvious that the Sommelier and chef have not talked, assuming they even have a Sommelier given their lackluster inventory. That might explain their not needing a true wine professional.

Another lesson in wine service is to get the damn bottle to the customer asap! I realize inventory walking away can be a problem for most restaurants but it took forever to get our wine. And thanks for popping the cork with the bottle under your arm pit. I like hints of deodorant and antiperspirant with my wine. Look, if the bottle is a little stubborn then place it on the table.

If you're looking to impress a date or friends from out of town go to the Fire House or Bibas instead.

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★☆☆☆☆

... on other review sites. So consider me a born-again city searcher... Here's what was removed:

Bad Wine List, Worse Service

First off, the food was just okay, certainly not like I remember during my visit Fall of last year. The crab cakes were burned on one side and ice cold in the middle. The plates were cold with our entrees and our salad plates were warm. The meal could have been wonderful but that just ruined the overall experience from the start for me. What the hell is going on in the dish department anyways?

Back to the service and wine list. I was hoping with the rumors of their new chef would come the desperately needed new service and revamping of the outdated decor. Guess not.

Their wine list is still the same cookie-cutter list with nothing unique or otherwise hard to find. At least have something I can't get at my local BevMo. I want to be impressed and be able to impress others, maybe even try a new bottle and learn something new. If I want rare bottle with dinner and a nice Sauternes with dessert at least have some in the inventory. If you're confused write your wine list after going to Corti Bros and Berkley's, not your local grocer. Darrell is a nice enough guy... maybe he can give you some pointers?

Another thing is the wine list is clearly not designed around the food. Sure, there are bottles that will accompany a dish safely but it's obvious that the Sommelier and chef have not talked, assuming they even have a Sommelier given their lackluster inventory. That might explain their not needing a true wine professional.

Another lesson in wine service is to get the damn bottle to the customer asap! I realize inventory walking away can be a problem for most restaurants but it took forever to get our wine. And thanks for popping the cork with the bottle under your arm pit. I like hints of deodorant and antiperspirant with my wine. Look, if the bottle is a little stubborn then place it on the table.

If you're looking to impress a date or friends from out of town go to the Fire House or Bibas instead.

Pros: Restaurant Setting

Cons: Wine List, Parking, Hostess.

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I usually don't take the time to do this sort of thing but........... the service was soooooo bad. The food was pretty good... BUT the service was unbelievable!!!! It's like they forgot about us three times so we complained. We actually heard the manager (Sam) say " I'll just go sprinkle a little sam on them and it will be ok. What an arrogant @$#k!!!!! If your looking for a nice place this isn't it. What an @#^$%hole

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★☆☆☆☆

I usually don't take the time to do this sort of thing but........... the service was soooooo bad. The food was pretty good... BUT the service was unbelievable!!!! It's like they forgot about us three times so we complained. We actually heard the manager (Sam) say " I'll just go sprinkle a little sam on them and it will be ok. What an arrogant @$#k!!!!! If your looking for a nice place this isn't it. What an @#^$%hole

Pros: chickens are entertaining

Cons: everything

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I tried to go there on Tuesday July 21 2009 and they were closed....the sign said sorry and blah blah blah.
I didn't go there by choice by the way. Another restaurant bites the dust in this economy, I won't miss them though.

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★☆☆☆☆

I tried to go there on Tuesday July 21 2009 and they were closed....the sign said sorry and blah blah blah.
I didn't go there by choice by the way. Another restaurant bites the dust in this economy, I won't miss them though.

Pros: none

Cons: They are not there

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Let me just say if it weren't for the fact I had a great experience when I took my Mother and Grandmother for Mother's Day I would have given this review one star instead of two.

I know most places are busy on Father's Day evening but it was like they weren't even prepared. The server welcomed us by saying there was a new chef and menu. Okay... Food arrived way late and cold. You could have served me the best food in the world for all I care but when it arrives cold and an hour late all bets are off in my book. When the food arrived our server and I think the manager (the one wearing the tie) kept making us feel way rushed and unwelcomed. I apologized to my father who said, "Well, at least we're not that other table" refering to a neighboring table that waited twice as long.

I won't be going back any time soon.

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★★☆☆☆

Let me just say if it weren't for the fact I had a great experience when I took my Mother and Grandmother for Mother's Day I would have given this review one star instead of two.

I know most places are busy on Father's Day evening but it was like they weren't even prepared. The server welcomed us by saying there was a new chef and menu. Okay... Food arrived way late and cold. You could have served me the best food in the world for all I care but when it arrives cold and an hour late all bets are off in my book. When the food arrived our server and I think the manager (the one wearing the tie) kept making us feel way rushed and unwelcomed. I apologized to my father who said, "Well, at least we're not that other table" refering to a neighboring table that waited twice as long.

I won't be going back any time soon.

Cons: Rushed Service, Dirty Chickens

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Slocum House my love, we need to talk... We've been seeing each other on and off since I moved here in 2005 and typically had great times together.

Why did you ignore me last night? And when you finally acknowledge my presence you promised me a roller coaster of great new things and then rushed me through all of them! I always looked forward to the gifts of Calimari you'd bestow upon me accompanied with that wonderful orange dipping sauce! But last night you shocked me with that terrible lime mayonnaise. Why? Are you trying to tell me something, Slocum? You were more interested in MeganD last night, weren't you?

From now on I think it would be best if you continue to see other people.

-Andrea

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★☆☆☆☆

Slocum House my love, we need to talk... We've been seeing each other on and off since I moved here in 2005 and typically had great times together.

Why did you ignore me last night? And when you finally acknowledge my presence you promised me a roller coaster of great new things and then rushed me through all of them! I always looked forward to the gifts of Calimari you'd bestow upon me accompanied with that wonderful orange dipping sauce! But last night you shocked me with that terrible lime mayonnaise. Why? Are you trying to tell me something, Slocum? You were more interested in MeganD last night, weren't you?

From now on I think it would be best if you continue to see other people.

-Andrea

Pros: Clean restrooms

Cons: Service, Ultra-unadventurous wine list

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10 years ago my husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary at Slokum House. My husband said I'll meet you here in another 10 years, so we did. It was a very memorable experience. They were premiering the new menu last night . What a treat! Everything we had was delicious. The atmosphere was delightful, the roosters were great entertainment. As the night went on the roosters went to bed and the beautiful patio lit up. The service was impeccable. Very proffesional. We decided waiting another 10 years would be to long to wait and go again, so we're going again next week and bring our daughter for her graduation dinner. The last great memorable meal like this one was a couple of years ago In London at Simpson on the Strand. Slokum House was right up there with that. Thankyou Brendon for taking such good care of us. See you next week.

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★★★★★

10 years ago my husband and I celebrated our 10th anniversary at Slokum House. My husband said I'll meet you here in another 10 years, so we did. It was a very memorable experience. They were premiering the new menu last night . What a treat! Everything we had was delicious. The atmosphere was delightful, the roosters were great entertainment. As the night went on the roosters went to bed and the beautiful patio lit up. The service was impeccable. Very proffesional. We decided waiting another 10 years would be to long to wait and go again, so we're going again next week and bring our daughter for her graduation dinner. The last great memorable meal like this one was a couple of years ago In London at Simpson on the Strand. Slokum House was right up there with that. Thankyou Brendon for taking such good care of us. See you next week.

Pros: entire experience

Cons: a bit of a drive for us

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Boyfriend took me here for our one year anniversary last Saturday and the service was absolutely terrible. It took what seemed like an eternity to get our food and it arrived cold! You would think the bussers or someone would give a hint to our server. Then once we got our food we were rushed! Thank you for ruining our evening.

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★☆☆☆☆

Boyfriend took me here for our one year anniversary last Saturday and the service was absolutely terrible. It took what seemed like an eternity to get our food and it arrived cold! You would think the bussers or someone would give a hint to our server. Then once we got our food we were rushed! Thank you for ruining our evening.

Cons: Cold Food, Cold Service

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Great experience. As always -- food is fab, top notch service. Good wine selection -- could be better. I especially enjoy brunch on the a patio. Little pricey.

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★★★★☆

Great experience. As always -- food is fab, top notch service. Good wine selection -- could be better. I especially enjoy brunch on the a patio. Little pricey.

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I just had dinner at the Slocum House and am am pleased to report that it was everything I had heard about. Great food, great service and so romantic. We got engaged over dessert and my life will never be the same. You have got to check out the Slocum House if you are looking for that perfect restaurant. Charming and exotic.

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★★★★★

I just had dinner at the Slocum House and am am pleased to report that it was everything I had heard about. Great food, great service and so romantic. We got engaged over dessert and my life will never be the same. You have got to check out the Slocum House if you are looking for that perfect restaurant. Charming and exotic.

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I needed a upscale romantic fine dining restaurant to take my wife to celebrate our wedding and Siocum House did the job.
It had a nice ambiance and we had a great time.
I ordered the seared ahi and my wife had the mahi mahi, they both were superb. We couldn't stop eating off each others plates.
The atmosphere, perfect.

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★★★★☆

I needed a upscale romantic fine dining restaurant to take my wife to celebrate our wedding and Siocum House did the job.
It had a nice ambiance and we had a great time.
I ordered the seared ahi and my wife had the mahi mahi, they both were superb. We couldn't stop eating off each others plates.
The atmosphere, perfect.

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I needed a upscale romantic fine dining restaurant to take my wife to celebrate our wedding and Siocum House did the job.
It had a nice ambiance and we had a great time.
I ordered the seared ahi and my wife had the mahi mahi, they both were superb. We couldn't stop eating off each others plates.
The atmosphere, perfect.

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★★★★☆

I needed a upscale romantic fine dining restaurant to take my wife to celebrate our wedding and Siocum House did the job.
It had a nice ambiance and we had a great time.
I ordered the seared ahi and my wife had the mahi mahi, they both were superb. We couldn't stop eating off each others plates.
The atmosphere, perfect.

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The Slocum House at one time was a fine place to dine, but as times change, so did the Slocum House. I had called and spoke with Matt and requester a reservation at 7:30. I ask not to be placed on a traffic Isle, a table or booth out of the way would be ok, and that privacy was desired with a server that knew their job. I did let matt know of my background in the food industry and asked him to make sure that if he wasn't going to be there that someone knew what I desired.. He recommended a server called Heather. Upon our arrival the hostess confirmed the reservation and asked if a booth would be ok. He asked to check the ladies coat and we said yes, he them proceeded to remove her coat and then handed her the coat check tag...this is so wrong in fine dining. The hostess never touches the guest if there is a man in presence and should always ask if help is needed all other times... He sat us down on the main isle with the traffic going by us miles a minute, trays were going by us, and servers were passing within inches of us. Dirty dishes, etc...We moved into the back of the booth for safety. The rest of the evening was a show like no other. The servers were like HAWKS. You felt like you were in a fish bowl and eyes were upon you all the time. They were intrusive to the point I had to tell them to go away. Had to tell them stop clearing the table that I'm not done yet. They made so many minor mistakes that you wonder for the fine dining place this once was where they received their training...Denny?s?
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★★☆☆☆

The Slocum House at one time was a fine place to dine, but as times change, so did the Slocum House. I had called and spoke with Matt and requester a reservation at 7:30. I ask not to be placed on a traffic Isle, a table or booth out of the way would be ok, and that privacy was desired with a server that knew their job. I did let matt know of my background in the food industry and asked him to make sure that if he wasn't going to be there that someone knew what I desired.. He recommended a server called Heather. Upon our arrival the hostess confirmed the reservation and asked if a booth would be ok. He asked to check the ladies coat and we said yes, he them proceeded to remove her coat and then handed her the coat check tag...this is so wrong in fine dining. The hostess never touches the guest if there is a man in presence and should always ask if help is needed all other times... He sat us down on the main isle with the traffic going by us miles a minute, trays were going by us, and servers were passing within inches of us. Dirty dishes, etc...We moved into the back of the booth for safety. The rest of the evening was a show like no other. The servers were like HAWKS. You felt like you were in a fish bowl and eyes were upon you all the time. They were intrusive to the point I had to tell them to go away. Had to tell them stop clearing the table that I'm not done yet. They made so many minor mistakes that you wonder for the fine dining place this once was where they received their training...Denny?s?
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Let me begin by saying the food is exquisite. That being said, I'd like to add that it was probably one of the worst dining experiences we've ever had.

We were seated at a tiny table near the entry to one of the dining rooms. Our cocktails showed up less than a minute before the appetizers and immediately followed by the wine. There was not enough room on the table to place our $50 bottle of wine until we had the waiter remove the candle and flower. The bread was served already sliced and stale, and the busboys attempted to remove our appetizer not once but twice before we were finished. I guess they needed somewhere to put our salads? Throughout this astounding experience my husband is constantly being brushed by waiters.

We were in and out of there and back home in under an hour. For this we paid near $200.00! Sorry folks, the food may be good but we sure won't be back!

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★☆☆☆☆

Let me begin by saying the food is exquisite. That being said, I'd like to add that it was probably one of the worst dining experiences we've ever had.

We were seated at a tiny table near the entry to one of the dining rooms. Our cocktails showed up less than a minute before the appetizers and immediately followed by the wine. There was not enough room on the table to place our $50 bottle of wine until we had the waiter remove the candle and flower. The bread was served already sliced and stale, and the busboys attempted to remove our appetizer not once but twice before we were finished. I guess they needed somewhere to put our salads? Throughout this astounding experience my husband is constantly being brushed by waiters.

We were in and out of there and back home in under an hour. For this we paid near $200.00! Sorry folks, the food may be good but we sure won't be back!

Pros: food is good

Cons: everything else is horrible - not worth it

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My boss decided to have her wedding at the Slocum House, who provides a banquet coorddinator. After the contracts were drawn, it was practically impossible to get ahold of her. As my co-workers and I were helping out with the wedding details, we needed table measurements for linen, the restaurant will provide black or white linen; however, they have all round tables outside, and all of their linen is for square tables. Ok, we will order linen the linen we want, but it took almost 2 weeks to contact the coordinator to get table measurements. During this time my boss asked about a cake stand, for a cake that she decided to get from the restaurant. Turns out that their idea of a cake stand is a piece of wood with foil wrapped around it. Really? Well, doesn't get more romantic than that. Not to mention that the cake tastes like it was made from the same piece of wood.
The weddings there are only allowed from 11am to 4pm. They will not let you reserve for an evening wedding. The coordinator said that we could show up at 9am to prepare for the wedding and take pictures and such. TEN DAYS! before the wedding, my boss is frustrated because she is still trying to contact the coordinator, she decided she would speak to the manager, (3rd manager since she booked the wedding) He told her that we could not show up until 10am (1/2 hour before guests show up), and that he could not accomodate some of the things in the original contract. He asked if she has decided what she wants on the menu, she told him that nobody would contact her regarding these issues. So 10 days prior...the meal plan has not been set, the coordinater is MIA, she is told that her cake will be on plywood, and the wedding party practically has to show up with the guests. They will not move the tables around either so some of the guests will be staring at a fountain instead of the ceremony. If all this had happend prior to ten days before the wedding it definately would have been moved elswhere.

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★☆☆☆☆

My boss decided to have her wedding at the Slocum House, who provides a banquet coorddinator. After the contracts were drawn, it was practically impossible to get ahold of her. As my co-workers and I were helping out with the wedding details, we needed table measurements for linen, the restaurant will provide black or white linen; however, they have all round tables outside, and all of their linen is for square tables. Ok, we will order linen the linen we want, but it took almost 2 weeks to contact the coordinator to get table measurements. During this time my boss asked about a cake stand, for a cake that she decided to get from the restaurant. Turns out that their idea of a cake stand is a piece of wood with foil wrapped around it. Really? Well, doesn't get more romantic than that. Not to mention that the cake tastes like it was made from the same piece of wood.
The weddings there are only allowed from 11am to 4pm. They will not let you reserve for an evening wedding. The coordinator said that we could show up at 9am to prepare for the wedding and take pictures and such. TEN DAYS! before the wedding, my boss is frustrated because she is still trying to contact the coordinator, she decided she would speak to the manager, (3rd manager since she booked the wedding) He told her that we could not show up until 10am (1/2 hour before guests show up), and that he could not accomodate some of the things in the original contract. He asked if she has decided what she wants on the menu, she told him that nobody would contact her regarding these issues. So 10 days prior...the meal plan has not been set, the coordinater is MIA, she is told that her cake will be on plywood, and the wedding party practically has to show up with the guests. They will not move the tables around either so some of the guests will be staring at a fountain instead of the ceremony. If all this had happend prior to ten days before the wedding it definately would have been moved elswhere.

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I don't get to eat out at fine dining places very often, so when my mom asked me if I wanted to go somewhere nice for a change, I thought of the Slocum House right away. I had always heard wonderful things about the place. When we got there, I didn't know what to make of the chickens roaming around in the streets and the parking lot, but any concerns I had melted away when I saw how beautiful the setting was. From the parking lot, you go up a walkway into what feels like the woods and you see a gorgeous house amidst sparkling lights with the sound of trickling water coming from a lovely fountain. We were greeted by a smiling young man who led us to a great table with a view of the front courtyard (we had reservations and we were on time). I didn't get a chance to see the rest of the restaurant, but the room we were in was very cozy - though the lighting was a little dim. Being somewhat daring, we ordered something called "poke cones" for an appetizer. I thought the food was going to be old-fashioned (which is great, too, don't get me wrong), so I didn't expect what appeared in front of us - a very modern looking presentation of three ice-cream-type cones with chunks of tuna with an awesome sauce on a three-tiered metal dish. She and I will go back again just for that appetizer; it was amazing! For an entree, my mom ordered the seared ahi - YUM! - and I ordered the skirt steak - even more YUM! The New York steak came with green beans and mashed potatoes, but these weren't your average green beans and mashed potatoes. Better than Mom makes (sorry, Mom). We didn't order dessert, but what we saw at the other tables looked delicious! The service was great, too! I think that nowadays, as a young person, I feel like the old-fashioned and the modern juxtapose, and it's hard to find a balance. But I really had a great experience at the Slocum House, and it renewed my faith that there can be a harmony between the two. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up for the Slocum House!

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★★★★★

I don't get to eat out at fine dining places very often, so when my mom asked me if I wanted to go somewhere nice for a change, I thought of the Slocum House right away. I had always heard wonderful things about the place. When we got there, I didn't know what to make of the chickens roaming around in the streets and the parking lot, but any concerns I had melted away when I saw how beautiful the setting was. From the parking lot, you go up a walkway into what feels like the woods and you see a gorgeous house amidst sparkling lights with the sound of trickling water coming from a lovely fountain. We were greeted by a smiling young man who led us to a great table with a view of the front courtyard (we had reservations and we were on time). I didn't get a chance to see the rest of the restaurant, but the room we were in was very cozy - though the lighting was a little dim. Being somewhat daring, we ordered something called "poke cones" for an appetizer. I thought the food was going to be old-fashioned (which is great, too, don't get me wrong), so I didn't expect what appeared in front of us - a very modern looking presentation of three ice-cream-type cones with chunks of tuna with an awesome sauce on a three-tiered metal dish. She and I will go back again just for that appetizer; it was amazing! For an entree, my mom ordered the seared ahi - YUM! - and I ordered the skirt steak - even more YUM! The New York steak came with green beans and mashed potatoes, but these weren't your average green beans and mashed potatoes. Better than Mom makes (sorry, Mom). We didn't order dessert, but what we saw at the other tables looked delicious! The service was great, too! I think that nowadays, as a young person, I feel like the old-fashioned and the modern juxtapose, and it's hard to find a balance. But I really had a great experience at the Slocum House, and it renewed my faith that there can be a harmony between the two. Two very enthusiastic thumbs up for the Slocum House!

Pros: Setting; Wonderful, Calming, and Classy Ambience; Superb Service

Cons: Somewhat Dim Lighting

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I recently chose the Slocum House to celebrate our first anniversary. We made reservations, and showed up on time. When we entered the restaurant, we weren't greeted by the hostess, even though no one else was in the foyer. She still didn't greet us or even smile, but rather, just grabbed two menus and started walking. We followed, and even through the restaurant was almost entirely empty (it was early in the evening on a thursday) she seated us in the tiny little maids room corner with a view of the kitchen and the servers walking in and out every few seconds. I knew that I wasn't going to be able to have a romantic evening in this spot, and even though I hate to do it, I asked her if we could please be seated somewhere else. She said she'd have to set a table for us, and left. Several minutes later she returned, and we followed her into the bar. I was too embarrased to ask to be moved again, after she had obviously set a bare table, but it was just awful. It was loud, it was cold, gnats kept landing in my food, we were surrounded by drunks in shorts and t-shirts, and all the servers kept coming in to trade gossip. It was obviously not a dining area as no other tables were set and the server gave us a confused look when he showed up. I ordered special, which was a filet, and it was drenched in a heavy, old fashioned tasting sauce, which was totally unneccesary and it made me wonder if they were trying to disguise something. We waited for nearly an hour before we were brought our entrees and we split a creme brulee, which was burnt. You only get to celebrate a first anniversary once in your life, and I almost left in tears it was such a miserable experience. And all this for $150.00 for two. I will never return to the Slocum House, and i will never be able to recommend it to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

I recently chose the Slocum House to celebrate our first anniversary. We made reservations, and showed up on time. When we entered the restaurant, we weren't greeted by the hostess, even though no one else was in the foyer. She still didn't greet us or even smile, but rather, just grabbed two menus and started walking. We followed, and even through the restaurant was almost entirely empty (it was early in the evening on a thursday) she seated us in the tiny little maids room corner with a view of the kitchen and the servers walking in and out every few seconds. I knew that I wasn't going to be able to have a romantic evening in this spot, and even though I hate to do it, I asked her if we could please be seated somewhere else. She said she'd have to set a table for us, and left. Several minutes later she returned, and we followed her into the bar. I was too embarrased to ask to be moved again, after she had obviously set a bare table, but it was just awful. It was loud, it was cold, gnats kept landing in my food, we were surrounded by drunks in shorts and t-shirts, and all the servers kept coming in to trade gossip. It was obviously not a dining area as no other tables were set and the server gave us a confused look when he showed up. I ordered special, which was a filet, and it was drenched in a heavy, old fashioned tasting sauce, which was totally unneccesary and it made me wonder if they were trying to disguise something. We waited for nearly an hour before we were brought our entrees and we split a creme brulee, which was burnt. You only get to celebrate a first anniversary once in your life, and I almost left in tears it was such a miserable experience. And all this for $150.00 for two. I will never return to the Slocum House, and i will never be able to recommend it to anyone.

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My husband and I recently chose the Slocum House to celebrate our first anniversary. We made reservations, and showed up on time. When we entered the restaurant, we weren't greeted by the hostess, even though no one else was in the foyer. She still didn't greet us or even smile, but rather, just grabbed two menus and started walking. We followed, and even through the restaurant was almost entirely empty (it was early in the evening on a thursday) she seated us in the tiny little maids room corner with a view of the kitchen and the servers walking in and out every few seconds. I knew that I wasn't going to be able to have a romantic evening in this spot, and even though I hate to do it, I asked her if we could please be seated somewhere else. She said she'd have to set a table for us, and left. Several minutes later she returned, and we followed her into the bar. I was too embarrased to ask to be moved again, after she had obviously set a bare table, but it was just awful. It was loud, it was cold, gnats kept landing in my food, we were surrounded by drunks in shorts and t-shirts, and all the servers kept coming in to trade gossip. It was obviously not a dining area as no other tables were set and the server gave us a confused look when he showed up. I ordered special, which was a filet, and it was drenched in a heavy, old fashioned tasting sauce, which was totally unneccesary and it made me wonder if they were trying to disguise something. We waited for nearly an hour before we were brought our entrees and we split a creme brulee, which was burnt.
You only get to celebrate a first anniversary once in your life, and I almost left in tears it was such a miserable experience. And all this for $150.00 for two. I will never return to the Slocum House, and i will never be able to recommend it to anyone.

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★☆☆☆☆

My husband and I recently chose the Slocum House to celebrate our first anniversary. We made reservations, and showed up on time. When we entered the restaurant, we weren't greeted by the hostess, even though no one else was in the foyer. She still didn't greet us or even smile, but rather, just grabbed two menus and started walking. We followed, and even through the restaurant was almost entirely empty (it was early in the evening on a thursday) she seated us in the tiny little maids room corner with a view of the kitchen and the servers walking in and out every few seconds. I knew that I wasn't going to be able to have a romantic evening in this spot, and even though I hate to do it, I asked her if we could please be seated somewhere else. She said she'd have to set a table for us, and left. Several minutes later she returned, and we followed her into the bar. I was too embarrased to ask to be moved again, after she had obviously set a bare table, but it was just awful. It was loud, it was cold, gnats kept landing in my food, we were surrounded by drunks in shorts and t-shirts, and all the servers kept coming in to trade gossip. It was obviously not a dining area as no other tables were set and the server gave us a confused look when he showed up. I ordered special, which was a filet, and it was drenched in a heavy, old fashioned tasting sauce, which was totally unneccesary and it made me wonder if they were trying to disguise something. We waited for nearly an hour before we were brought our entrees and we split a creme brulee, which was burnt.
You only get to celebrate a first anniversary once in your life, and I almost left in tears it was such a miserable experience. And all this for $150.00 for two. I will never return to the Slocum House, and i will never be able to recommend it to anyone.

Pros: Beautiful Location

Cons: Poor service, less that exceptional food-especially for the price

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I read all the comments here and concluded that the negatives were just off days and that it couldn't be so bad. Well, I was wrong. First and foremost, the most romantic place in Sacramento?? Are you kidding me? I thought sitting outside would be nice. We saw people wearing shorts- which normally is fine, but at the most romantic place in Sac? The chickens didn't bother me much, but the flies and mosquitos did. There was one server and one buser for the entire outside. So suffice to say we got pretty impersonal service. The food was average. Totally not worth the price. I told the server it was my friend's birthday, and she semi-reluctantly brought a tiny dish of ice cream with a candle stuck in it. When you are paying $100 + for 2 people for dinner, that's the best you can do? All in all I was very disappointed with Slocum House and will not be returning.

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★★☆☆☆

I read all the comments here and concluded that the negatives were just off days and that it couldn't be so bad. Well, I was wrong. First and foremost, the most romantic place in Sacramento?? Are you kidding me? I thought sitting outside would be nice. We saw people wearing shorts- which normally is fine, but at the most romantic place in Sac? The chickens didn't bother me much, but the flies and mosquitos did. There was one server and one buser for the entire outside. So suffice to say we got pretty impersonal service. The food was average. Totally not worth the price. I told the server it was my friend's birthday, and she semi-reluctantly brought a tiny dish of ice cream with a candle stuck in it. When you are paying $100 + for 2 people for dinner, that's the best you can do? All in all I was very disappointed with Slocum House and will not be returning.

Pros: It did have parking

Cons: Just about everything

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As I ascended the graceful steps up to the "majestic" Slocum House i was anxious. I had heard so many good things about the restaurant online, so my wife and I decided to give it a try. After we were sat at a table, next to a stair case that smelled like old people, we were greeted a good 15 minutes later. We were approached by a younger server, who was extremely uninformed about the menu. My wife and I concluded he looked a lot like Harry Potter, if you know your fiction, that is. I ordered the lobster bisque for starters, which was burned badly. I didn't know that was even possible. My wife went for the caesar, which was mediocre at best. 45 minutes later, yes 45 minutes, our entrees arrived. I had the salmon, my wife had the mixed sautee. The salmon was a bland, tastless piece of meat. The sauce was ok, I wish i knew the name of it. We asked our server but he didnt seem to know either. The mixed sautee was better, but its hard to enjoy a meal when your upset with the feeling of neglection and the stale scent of old women in your nose. I wouldn't recommend eating at this restaurant to anyone, and if you insist on going don't sit inside. This is such a waste of money, and a waste of time. I have no idea how they stay in business.

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★☆☆☆☆

As I ascended the graceful steps up to the "majestic" Slocum House i was anxious. I had heard so many good things about the restaurant online, so my wife and I decided to give it a try. After we were sat at a table, next to a stair case that smelled like old people, we were greeted a good 15 minutes later. We were approached by a younger server, who was extremely uninformed about the menu. My wife and I concluded he looked a lot like Harry Potter, if you know your fiction, that is. I ordered the lobster bisque for starters, which was burned badly. I didn't know that was even possible. My wife went for the caesar, which was mediocre at best. 45 minutes later, yes 45 minutes, our entrees arrived. I had the salmon, my wife had the mixed sautee. The salmon was a bland, tastless piece of meat. The sauce was ok, I wish i knew the name of it. We asked our server but he didnt seem to know either. The mixed sautee was better, but its hard to enjoy a meal when your upset with the feeling of neglection and the stale scent of old women in your nose. I wouldn't recommend eating at this restaurant to anyone, and if you insist on going don't sit inside. This is such a waste of money, and a waste of time. I have no idea how they stay in business.

Pros: I honestly couldn't tell you.

Cons: Everything.

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Very good brunch. Fun to take Family or Friends. I love the location. I have not come for dinner yet, I need to try it. Very good service.

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★★★★☆

Very good brunch. Fun to take Family or Friends. I love the location. I have not come for dinner yet, I need to try it. Very good service.

Pros: Very good food

Cons: A little expensive

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My husband and I went to the Slocum House for our anniversary last weekend. There has been a large difference of opinion by past reviewers as to whether the Slocum House is romantic or outdated. To me, this place has a timeless romance to it. If, however, you consider romantic to be chic and modern, you will probably find this place drab and stuffy. It definitely caters to an older crowd- we were easily the youngest people there.

I was happy to be at a restaurant where the waiters let you take your time, don't bother you incessantly, and don't rush you out the door. The food was delicious except for the chocolate turtle cup, which was the most flavorless chocolate dessert I've ever had. I was glad we ordered a sorbet sampler on the side, which I would definitely recommend.

There were a few problems. Our waiter brought us the wrong appetizer, and it took about half an hour to get the correct one. (It was the cheese sampler- nothing to cook, and shouldn't have taken nearly that long to get.) There was lipstick on my husband's glass. I'm sure it had been washed, but a very clear neon pink print was still on it. The waiter didn't even apologize- he just made some quip about it not being my husband's color and brought him a new one.

Overall, a pleasant experience. We will probably go back at some point for a quiet evening away from the kids.

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★★★★☆

My husband and I went to the Slocum House for our anniversary last weekend. There has been a large difference of opinion by past reviewers as to whether the Slocum House is romantic or outdated. To me, this place has a timeless romance to it. If, however, you consider romantic to be chic and modern, you will probably find this place drab and stuffy. It definitely caters to an older crowd- we were easily the youngest people there.

I was happy to be at a restaurant where the waiters let you take your time, don't bother you incessantly, and don't rush you out the door. The food was delicious except for the chocolate turtle cup, which was the most flavorless chocolate dessert I've ever had. I was glad we ordered a sorbet sampler on the side, which I would definitely recommend.

There were a few problems. Our waiter brought us the wrong appetizer, and it took about half an hour to get the correct one. (It was the cheese sampler- nothing to cook, and shouldn't have taken nearly that long to get.) There was lipstick on my husband's glass. I'm sure it had been washed, but a very clear neon pink print was still on it. The waiter didn't even apologize- he just made some quip about it not being my husband's color and brought him a new one.

Overall, a pleasant experience. We will probably go back at some point for a quiet evening away from the kids.

Pros: romantic, wonderful food

Cons: not the best desserts

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I was very apprehensive going here based on all of the reviews; however, my wife and I decided to see for ourselves what it was like. The short and neat version of our dining experience could be summed up like this; very romantic, good service, great atmosphere, food could have been a lot better for the price. It was dark when we arrived but the front of the restaurant was very pretty with lights placed on the railings and around the front entrance. Very inviting. Some reviewers have complained that the inside of the restaurant was like eating at an old ladies house. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. The table we were taken to first was in a heavy traffic area. I requested another table with they promptly and graciously took us to. The second table was very romantic and very secluded. Once seated the waiter (Michael) quickly greeted us. He was very friendly and attentive throughout the meal. The wait staff was non-intrusive but watchful. Our drinks never ran dry. We started the meal with an appetizer, Wild Baby Mushrooms with Crispy Polenta. Virtually tasteless. Disappointing start. Next we both ordered the same entree, New Zealand King Salmon, Oregon Bay Shrimp and Pacific Dungeness Crab Roulade. Bland... bland... bland. My wife mentioned that if it just had more sauce it would have been better. I don't think the sauce could have saved it. I really expected MUCH more from the food than this. We skipped dessert. I really don't mind shelling out $90.00 for a nice meal for two but I expect more. We didn't purchase any drinks from the bar so I have no idea what that was like. It was disappointing meal but to be honest, it was still a very romantic place to go for our post-Valentine's Day celebration. We decided that we more than likely won't go back. I wish I could give it a better rating but... 3 1/2 stars is about all I can do. P.S. My wife loved the chickens roosting in the trees just outside the restaurant.

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★★★☆☆

I was very apprehensive going here based on all of the reviews; however, my wife and I decided to see for ourselves what it was like. The short and neat version of our dining experience could be summed up like this; very romantic, good service, great atmosphere, food could have been a lot better for the price. It was dark when we arrived but the front of the restaurant was very pretty with lights placed on the railings and around the front entrance. Very inviting. Some reviewers have complained that the inside of the restaurant was like eating at an old ladies house. This isn't necessarily a bad thing. The table we were taken to first was in a heavy traffic area. I requested another table with they promptly and graciously took us to. The second table was very romantic and very secluded. Once seated the waiter (Michael) quickly greeted us. He was very friendly and attentive throughout the meal. The wait staff was non-intrusive but watchful. Our drinks never ran dry. We started the meal with an appetizer, Wild Baby Mushrooms with Crispy Polenta. Virtually tasteless. Disappointing start. Next we both ordered the same entree, New Zealand King Salmon, Oregon Bay Shrimp and Pacific Dungeness Crab Roulade. Bland... bland... bland. My wife mentioned that if it just had more sauce it would have been better. I don't think the sauce could have saved it. I really expected MUCH more from the food than this. We skipped dessert. I really don't mind shelling out $90.00 for a nice meal for two but I expect more. We didn't purchase any drinks from the bar so I have no idea what that was like. It was disappointing meal but to be honest, it was still a very romantic place to go for our post-Valentine's Day celebration. We decided that we more than likely won't go back. I wish I could give it a better rating but... 3 1/2 stars is about all I can do. P.S. My wife loved the chickens roosting in the trees just outside the restaurant.

Pros: Good service, romantic

Cons: Parking, bland food

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I've heard rave reviews about this restaurant and I don't understand why anyone would eat here. My wife and I have eaten here twice (not by choice the second time). We felt that the brunch was better quality than the dinner we ate there, but neither meal was nearly as good as a typical chain restaurant (and I don't like most chain restaurants).

The atmosphere looks (and smells) like an old person's home. Some may call it quaint, but my wife and I found it old and in desperate need of updating. We visited with my wife's family who immediately described the atmosphere as depressing. If you consider the typical Bed and Breakfast quaint, you may not share our opinion.

If you are looking for a nice restaurant with great food, keep looking and don't waste your time here.

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★☆☆☆☆

I've heard rave reviews about this restaurant and I don't understand why anyone would eat here. My wife and I have eaten here twice (not by choice the second time). We felt that the brunch was better quality than the dinner we ate there, but neither meal was nearly as good as a typical chain restaurant (and I don't like most chain restaurants).

The atmosphere looks (and smells) like an old person's home. Some may call it quaint, but my wife and I found it old and in desperate need of updating. We visited with my wife's family who immediately described the atmosphere as depressing. If you consider the typical Bed and Breakfast quaint, you may not share our opinion.

If you are looking for a nice restaurant with great food, keep looking and don't waste your time here.

Pros: Nice neighborhood, Free Range Roosters in the parking lot

Cons: Food, Ambiance, Service

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I went to brunch and was thoroughly unimpressed. The service was average, a little juvenile - making jokes about taking tequila shots and drinking champagne. We sat on the patio which was a nice setting expcept for the chickens.

The brunch buffet was pathetic. Fruit that is in season was not ripe. Someone cut the strawberries with the same knife used for onions. No one finished their pastries. The big centerpiece was a chocolate fountain, which probably masked the onion overtones on the strawberries.

The brunch entrees were presented well but poorly prepared. My steak hash was tough and over peppered. A guest at our table asked for a specific substitution for sausage instead of bacon. She got two small slices of sausage, cut like salami in addition to the bacon. When she asked for a correction, two more slices of sausage were presented on a saucer. A friend got the seafood crepe with lots of sauce and very little seafood in it. Others at our table were equally unimpressed with their food with the exception of the french toast, which was good.

Apparently, chickens are part of the community's charm. The charm wore off quickly on the patio. I saw chickens hopping up on empty tables and pecking at the silverware, ignored by waiters. I saw a rooster jump from the fountain on to a woman's lap and a hen jump from the bushes into the center of a table full of food. There was an amusing irony watching well-heeled guests dining among chickens - would they dine among chickens in Central America or get on a chicken bus in Mexico? Irony aside, I was not happy to think that my fork and or spoon had probably been stepped on by a chicken.

I could not believe we were paying $18.95 a head for the food. If you want to go play dress-up and be seen among the country-club types, this is the place for you. If you want to eat well, there are SO many good restaurants in the metro area - why settle for mediocrity?

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★★☆☆☆

I went to brunch and was thoroughly unimpressed. The service was average, a little juvenile - making jokes about taking tequila shots and drinking champagne. We sat on the patio which was a nice setting expcept for the chickens.

The brunch buffet was pathetic. Fruit that is in season was not ripe. Someone cut the strawberries with the same knife used for onions. No one finished their pastries. The big centerpiece was a chocolate fountain, which probably masked the onion overtones on the strawberries.

The brunch entrees were presented well but poorly prepared. My steak hash was tough and over peppered. A guest at our table asked for a specific substitution for sausage instead of bacon. She got two small slices of sausage, cut like salami in addition to the bacon. When she asked for a correction, two more slices of sausage were presented on a saucer. A friend got the seafood crepe with lots of sauce and very little seafood in it. Others at our table were equally unimpressed with their food with the exception of the french toast, which was good.

Apparently, chickens are part of the community's charm. The charm wore off quickly on the patio. I saw chickens hopping up on empty tables and pecking at the silverware, ignored by waiters. I saw a rooster jump from the fountain on to a woman's lap and a hen jump from the bushes into the center of a table full of food. There was an amusing irony watching well-heeled guests dining among chickens - would they dine among chickens in Central America or get on a chicken bus in Mexico? Irony aside, I was not happy to think that my fork and or spoon had probably been stepped on by a chicken.

I could not believe we were paying $18.95 a head for the food. If you want to go play dress-up and be seen among the country-club types, this is the place for you. If you want to eat well, there are SO many good restaurants in the metro area - why settle for mediocrity?

Pros: Nice patio in garden setting

Cons: Mediocre food, dining with chickens who jump on tables

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I read the posted reviews and was looking forward to having an excellent dining experience in a romantic atmosphere with the lady I planned on asking to marry me that night. I made reservations weeks in advance so could get the window table in a small roomby the fountain. I was told that we would have that table reserved and they said that they would let us have the entire room to ourselves if possible. This was more than I had even dreamed of requesting. I called again two days in advance and reconfirmed that we our reservation! Last night when we arrived we were told that they had no record of a reservation in my name but would try to find space for us. An hour latter we were seated in the main dinning room by a surly hostess. About twenty minutes later our ?server? came and took drink orders and then disappeared for a half hour. I truthfully have to say that our dinning experience only went downhill from here. The food orders were incorrect when we received them, I ordered the lobster and filet (medium) and my lady asked for prime rib as rare as possible. My filet was still bleeding and a good vet could have made it stand up and walk! The lobster was rubber in disguise? Linda?s Prime rib was closer to shoe lather than rare, totally uneatable. When we said that the orders were incorrect and were told ?I?m terribly sorry let me get those fixed for you? and took our plates and disappeared again. Linda and I looked at each other and knew we had had enough of this place and after a brief and quiet discussion got up and left! In the car as we were heading downtown to Old Sacramento Linda moved my jacket that I had removed and the ring box fell into her lap. She looked at it and jokingly asked me ?is this what I hope it is? holding up the box. I simply replied ?yes?. This was not how I hoped to have this occur but I am now an engaged man!

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★☆☆☆☆

I read the posted reviews and was looking forward to having an excellent dining experience in a romantic atmosphere with the lady I planned on asking to marry me that night. I made reservations weeks in advance so could get the window table in a small roomby the fountain. I was told that we would have that table reserved and they said that they would let us have the entire room to ourselves if possible. This was more than I had even dreamed of requesting. I called again two days in advance and reconfirmed that we our reservation! Last night when we arrived we were told that they had no record of a reservation in my name but would try to find space for us. An hour latter we were seated in the main dinning room by a surly hostess. About twenty minutes later our ?server? came and took drink orders and then disappeared for a half hour. I truthfully have to say that our dinning experience only went downhill from here. The food orders were incorrect when we received them, I ordered the lobster and filet (medium) and my lady asked for prime rib as rare as possible. My filet was still bleeding and a good vet could have made it stand up and walk! The lobster was rubber in disguise? Linda?s Prime rib was closer to shoe lather than rare, totally uneatable. When we said that the orders were incorrect and were told ?I?m terribly sorry let me get those fixed for you? and took our plates and disappeared again. Linda and I looked at each other and knew we had had enough of this place and after a brief and quiet discussion got up and left! In the car as we were heading downtown to Old Sacramento Linda moved my jacket that I had removed and the ring box fell into her lap. She looked at it and jokingly asked me ?is this what I hope it is? holding up the box. I simply replied ?yes?. This was not how I hoped to have this occur but I am now an engaged man!

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My family has lived in Fair Oaks since 1925 and were aquainted with the original Slocum Family. We were pleased to see their home turned into such a fine dining establishment. Over the years we have all had many enjoyable meals there.
I have never taken the time to write a recommendation before but felt I sould do so now. Last Sunday night we had a family gathering at the Slocum House to celebrate my mothers 80th. birthday, as expected everyone in our party was pleased with the total dining experience. We all enjoyed the quaint bar while waiting for everyone to arrive. Once we were all present we were seated immediately. The waitress was not only effeciant and professional but very friendly and courtious she went out of her way to answer all our questions. The meals were served so fast that some in our party thought they must have brought them with them. The food not only tasted wonderful , the presentation was equal to or better than any fine restaurant anywhere. The wine list was not only extensive but reasonabley priced and the waitress went out of her way to help us make our selections. The desserts were to die for and those of us who still had some room left enjoyed them immensely.
All and all it was one of the finest dining experiences any of us have ever had.

P.S. The children just loved the chickens!!

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★★★★★

My family has lived in Fair Oaks since 1925 and were aquainted with the original Slocum Family. We were pleased to see their home turned into such a fine dining establishment. Over the years we have all had many enjoyable meals there.
I have never taken the time to write a recommendation before but felt I sould do so now. Last Sunday night we had a family gathering at the Slocum House to celebrate my mothers 80th. birthday, as expected everyone in our party was pleased with the total dining experience. We all enjoyed the quaint bar while waiting for everyone to arrive. Once we were all present we were seated immediately. The waitress was not only effeciant and professional but very friendly and courtious she went out of her way to answer all our questions. The meals were served so fast that some in our party thought they must have brought them with them. The food not only tasted wonderful , the presentation was equal to or better than any fine restaurant anywhere. The wine list was not only extensive but reasonabley priced and the waitress went out of her way to help us make our selections. The desserts were to die for and those of us who still had some room left enjoyed them immensely.
All and all it was one of the finest dining experiences any of us have ever had.

P.S. The children just loved the chickens!!

Pros: AMBIENCE, SERVICE, PRESENTATION

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People in our group of about 20 were hungry after attending a two-hour dance instruction workshop on March 24, 2007. We were all looking forward to dinner at the nearby Slocum House, which had a reputation for being a classy restaurant with ambience.

Seating was uneventful since we had reservations, and our party members arrived on time. Unfortunately, our being seated and having our orders taken quickly were the highlights of the evening, although I must admit we were entertained by the cock-a-doodle doos of the amusing roosters, which were roaming freely in the outdoor dining area.

Thirty minutes after our orders were taken, two small slices of bread were given to each member of the party. Soup and salad arrived about 45 minutes after we received the bread. The entrees finally came another hour after we got our soup and salad (about 2 1/2 hours after we sat at the tables). The weather was no longer nice since it got cold outside.

I didn?t talk to each member of our party about the food, but another gentleman and I received New York steaks cooked rare when we had ordered them medium. Since I had planned to return to dance at the place where we attended the dance workshop, I didn?t want to have the steak cooked again for fear of waiting another long period of time. Since my wife offered to let me have part of her entree, I decided to take my undercooked steak home. The other gentleman decided to eat his rare steak because he was starved after waiting for over 2 hours for the entree.

One of the ladies in our party received her fish entree after most of us had finished eating. She had requested another entree because the one she received initially was overcooked to the point that it was extremely dry and almost like jerky.

The restaurant helpers were good at refilling our water glasses. However, most of us didn?t see our waitress except when she took our orders and gave us our checks.

Bad Food - Poor Service - BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!

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★★☆☆☆

People in our group of about 20 were hungry after attending a two-hour dance instruction workshop on March 24, 2007. We were all looking forward to dinner at the nearby Slocum House, which had a reputation for being a classy restaurant with ambience.

Seating was uneventful since we had reservations, and our party members arrived on time. Unfortunately, our being seated and having our orders taken quickly were the highlights of the evening, although I must admit we were entertained by the cock-a-doodle doos of the amusing roosters, which were roaming freely in the outdoor dining area.

Thirty minutes after our orders were taken, two small slices of bread were given to each member of the party. Soup and salad arrived about 45 minutes after we received the bread. The entrees finally came another hour after we got our soup and salad (about 2 1/2 hours after we sat at the tables). The weather was no longer nice since it got cold outside.

I didn?t talk to each member of our party about the food, but another gentleman and I received New York steaks cooked rare when we had ordered them medium. Since I had planned to return to dance at the place where we attended the dance workshop, I didn?t want to have the steak cooked again for fear of waiting another long period of time. Since my wife offered to let me have part of her entree, I decided to take my undercooked steak home. The other gentleman decided to eat his rare steak because he was starved after waiting for over 2 hours for the entree.

One of the ladies in our party received her fish entree after most of us had finished eating. She had requested another entree because the one she received initially was overcooked to the point that it was extremely dry and almost like jerky.

The restaurant helpers were good at refilling our water glasses. However, most of us didn?t see our waitress except when she took our orders and gave us our checks.

Bad Food - Poor Service - BIG DISAPPOINTMENT!

Pros: Ambience OK

Cons: Very Slow and Poor Service

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The soup was served cold, the server was surly, waited an hour and a half for our entree, the food served was not as described on the menu. Pretentious, overpriced, and a complete disappointment.

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★☆☆☆☆

The soup was served cold, the server was surly, waited an hour and a half for our entree, the food served was not as described on the menu. Pretentious, overpriced, and a complete disappointment.

Pros: Soup was tasty, but cold

Cons: Server was rude and very slow

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My husband and I went to the Slocum House last night for my birthday. I was expecting the restaurant to be very romantic based on the other reviews. I think the Slocum House needs a bit of an update as the interior is a bit dated. I found The Firehouse to be much more romantic. But the food was excellent....I had a lamb shank and my husband and a filet and both were excellent. The service was good but I would expect good service with the prices they charge. I would go back...for the food....not for the ambiance.

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★★★★☆

My husband and I went to the Slocum House last night for my birthday. I was expecting the restaurant to be very romantic based on the other reviews. I think the Slocum House needs a bit of an update as the interior is a bit dated. I found The Firehouse to be much more romantic. But the food was excellent....I had a lamb shank and my husband and a filet and both were excellent. The service was good but I would expect good service with the prices they charge. I would go back...for the food....not for the ambiance.

Pros: Excellent food

Cons: Needs a bit of an update

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Last Friday night my friends took me out to dinner for my birthday. Much to my surprise we went to the Slocum House. I had heard soooo much about it. And I must admit it was one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. First we sat outside on a wonderful evening, warm but not to hot. They had a great band playing and it was a perfect backround for dinner. They had a cool drink list that included an espresso martini that I really liked. My friends had a bottle of rose` that was light, dry and refreshing with a taste of strawberrys. Our sever was smart and helpful and not all stuffy. One thing that we all noticed was how clean the place was. Even the bathrooms were spotless. They have these pretty chickens that stroll aruond the gardens. One was even walking with her baby chicks ( 6 of them)! We split an order of crab cakes and ahi cones. We all agreed that the crab cakes were without aquestion the finest we ever had. All jumbo lump crab fresh and clean tasting needing only a little squeeze of lemon. Perfecty cooked in butter(i think). And the ahi cones reminded me of Hawaii. I could have been happy with just those! We all shared entrees of wild salmon, filet mingnon, lamb and huge prawns. All the entrees come with soup or salad, vegys and killer mashed potatoes. We had an absolute blast. For dessert we all had creme brulee. Really good too. We stayed until way after the band left. Just sat and chatted on that wonderful courtyard with little twinkle lights that are so romantic. I wish every time I went out for dinner it would be like that. I really can't wait to go back. As we left I asked about the entertainment and found out that every weekend including Sunday they have light jazz on the courtyard through October. If you are thinking about going we sat on table 92. Very private with great views for watching the band.

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★★★★★

Last Friday night my friends took me out to dinner for my birthday. Much to my surprise we went to the Slocum House. I had heard soooo much about it. And I must admit it was one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. First we sat outside on a wonderful evening, warm but not to hot. They had a great band playing and it was a perfect backround for dinner. They had a cool drink list that included an espresso martini that I really liked. My friends had a bottle of rose` that was light, dry and refreshing with a taste of strawberrys. Our sever was smart and helpful and not all stuffy. One thing that we all noticed was how clean the place was. Even the bathrooms were spotless. They have these pretty chickens that stroll aruond the gardens. One was even walking with her baby chicks ( 6 of them)! We split an order of crab cakes and ahi cones. We all agreed that the crab cakes were without aquestion the finest we ever had. All jumbo lump crab fresh and clean tasting needing only a little squeeze of lemon. Perfecty cooked in butter(i think). And the ahi cones reminded me of Hawaii. I could have been happy with just those! We all shared entrees of wild salmon, filet mingnon, lamb and huge prawns. All the entrees come with soup or salad, vegys and killer mashed potatoes. We had an absolute blast. For dessert we all had creme brulee. Really good too. We stayed until way after the band left. Just sat and chatted on that wonderful courtyard with little twinkle lights that are so romantic. I wish every time I went out for dinner it would be like that. I really can't wait to go back. As we left I asked about the entertainment and found out that every weekend including Sunday they have light jazz on the courtyard through October. If you are thinking about going we sat on table 92. Very private with great views for watching the band.

Pros: Food, Service And Very Romantic Setting

Cons: The Restaurant Sits On A Hill So If You Don't Want To Walk Up The Steps Park In Back

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I had a wonderful experience on Friday at the Slocum House.

The restaurant was beautiful and immaculately kept to say the least.

The greeting at the door was delightfully warm, very welcoming, and we were seated promptly.

When we were brought to the table the manager pulled out the chair for my Mom and seated her and put the napkin in her lap.

To our delight, one of their best and most professional servers approached the table and took our drink orders and at the same time offered us different waters to choose from. We chose the Voss water that came in a nice clear bottle. To our surprise our busser offered a lime or lemon which was a nice touch.

Pretty good start if you ask me?

A few minutes later our server came over to take our orders for the meal and mentioned the specials for the night. He told of a delicious succulent filet mignon served with wild mushrooms and demi-glace. He made it sound so good that I had to have it. My Mother was interested in the sea bass which was the other special.

Our service was excellent, attentive, and highly professional. Our evening could not have gone any better. Also the manager came to our table to ask how everything was and we reported that it was great.

Now for desert I had the crème brule. It was by far the best I have ever had. It had a crisp hard caramelized top that was a nice dark brown and inside was nice and soft and was indescribably delicious. My mouth is watering right now just thinking about it.

At the end of the evening we asked for the check and it was brought to the table promptly. I paid with a gift card that I received from a friend and with the payment I also was able to use my Entertainment Card.

We were very happy with our dining experience and I will not hesitate to recommend to all my friends the best restaurant in Sacramento.

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★★★★★

I had a wonderful experience on Friday at the Slocum House.

The restaurant was beautiful and immaculately kept to say the least.

The greeting at the door was delightfully warm, very welcoming, and we were seated promptly.

When we were brought to the table the manager pulled out the chair for my Mom and seated her and put the napkin in her lap.

To our delight, one of their best and most professional servers approached the table and took our drink orders and at the same time offered us different waters to choose from. We chose the Voss water that came in a nice clear bottle. To our surprise our busser offered a lime or lemon which was a nice touch.

Pretty good start if you ask me?

A few minutes later our server came over to take our orders for the meal and mentioned the specials for the night. He told of a delicious succulent filet mignon served with wild mushrooms and demi-glace. He made it sound so good that I had to have it. My Mother was interested in the sea bass which was the other special.

Our service was excellent, attentive, and highly professional. Our evening could not have gone any better. Also the manager came to our table to ask how everything was and we reported that it was great.

Now for desert I had the crème brule. It was by far the best I have ever had. It had a crisp hard caramelized top that was a nice dark brown and inside was nice and soft and was indescribably delicious. My mouth is watering right now just thinking about it.

At the end of the evening we asked for the check and it was brought to the table promptly. I paid with a gift card that I received from a friend and with the payment I also was able to use my Entertainment Card.

We were very happy with our dining experience and I will not hesitate to recommend to all my friends the best restaurant in Sacramento.

Pros: Great service, excellent food, and beautiful facilities.

Cons: I had to pay.

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This is one of the nicest restaurants in Fair Oaks. It is located in Fair Oaks Village up on a hillside and is a popular place for wedding dinners, high school prom dates, and anniversary dinners although many people just love to dine there for no special reason. If the weather is nice ask for a seat on their back patio where you can dine under the stars amid roaming roosters and chickens. If the weather isn?t as fine or you?d rather avoid the roosters, the inside is very nice too and is a series of warm, inviting rooms that can accommodate various sized groups. The food is exquisite and the service is excellent. The place can be reserved for private parties and reservations are suggested.

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★★★★★

This is one of the nicest restaurants in Fair Oaks. It is located in Fair Oaks Village up on a hillside and is a popular place for wedding dinners, high school prom dates, and anniversary dinners although many people just love to dine there for no special reason. If the weather is nice ask for a seat on their back patio where you can dine under the stars amid roaming roosters and chickens. If the weather isn?t as fine or you?d rather avoid the roosters, the inside is very nice too and is a series of warm, inviting rooms that can accommodate various sized groups. The food is exquisite and the service is excellent. The place can be reserved for private parties and reservations are suggested.

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We were given a gift card by a client of ours to the Slocum House. We had been there before and found the food was not worth the price but decided to try Sunday Brunch. We had made reservations to sit outside and we were seated at the ONLY table with no umbrella. We asked to be moved only to be told it was the only seat available. Our waiter was simply awful, the worst I have ever had but the food was very good, surprisingly good. The bad service overshadowed the food. We waited for over 35 minutes to order (anything) and then had to wait another 25 mintues for the check! We gave Kent the gift card when he finally gave us the bill. He came trotting back (the fastest he had moved in 2 hours)...yes we were there for over 2 hours! He said Wow! you have a lot of money left on this card, how about I add my tip to it. My husband said, no we would pay cash for the tip. He was gone another 10 minutes and finally came back to bring us the card but nothing else.

It was 2 months later when we decided to go back for drinks since we didn't have any desire to eat there again. We had Bloody Marys in the bar. We gave the bartender our card and he ran it through only to find out SURPRISE! it was empty.

Since then, I have presented them with my original receipt that Kent gave us but didn't have the final receipt that I now know would have showed the Kent stole the money! I have been given information that Kent only worked there for 3 days and he was a drunk! Lucky us for having to survive the experience of having him for our waiter.

The management has not given us the gift card credit even though they have admitted to what he did. I have even had to tell them the amount, which was much more than what the manager stated.

Please beware of this kind of practice at this restaurant and don't use a gift card and you better protect your credit card!

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★★★★☆

We were given a gift card by a client of ours to the Slocum House. We had been there before and found the food was not worth the price but decided to try Sunday Brunch. We had made reservations to sit outside and we were seated at the ONLY table with no umbrella. We asked to be moved only to be told it was the only seat available. Our waiter was simply awful, the worst I have ever had but the food was very good, surprisingly good. The bad service overshadowed the food. We waited for over 35 minutes to order (anything) and then had to wait another 25 mintues for the check! We gave Kent the gift card when he finally gave us the bill. He came trotting back (the fastest he had moved in 2 hours)...yes we were there for over 2 hours! He said Wow! you have a lot of money left on this card, how about I add my tip to it. My husband said, no we would pay cash for the tip. He was gone another 10 minutes and finally came back to bring us the card but nothing else.

It was 2 months later when we decided to go back for drinks since we didn't have any desire to eat there again. We had Bloody Marys in the bar. We gave the bartender our card and he ran it through only to find out SURPRISE! it was empty.

Since then, I have presented them with my original receipt that Kent gave us but didn't have the final receipt that I now know would have showed the Kent stole the money! I have been given information that Kent only worked there for 3 days and he was a drunk! Lucky us for having to survive the experience of having him for our waiter.

The management has not given us the gift card credit even though they have admitted to what he did. I have even had to tell them the amount, which was much more than what the manager stated.

Please beware of this kind of practice at this restaurant and don't use a gift card and you better protect your credit card!

Pros: nice setting

Cons: They hire thiefs

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Food was fantastic as was the service, beautiful house and patio/garden, lovely music, good wine (had the Slocum house Cab-Sav), and chickens everywhere!! Apparently, the chickens are protected by the City of Fair Oaks, belong to no one, and roam free on the streets! The good news is that they are clean and non-invasive, except for the Roosters' occasional cok-a-doodle-doos. There were about 10 baby chicks running around too that were absolutely adorable. Having chickens, roosters, and baby chicks running around our feet at dinner was definitely a fun new experience for us!

Wife had Filet and I had Mahi-Mahi we each had a drink and a bottle of wine for under 150 with a good tip.....not too bad.

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★★★★☆

Food was fantastic as was the service, beautiful house and patio/garden, lovely music, good wine (had the Slocum house Cab-Sav), and chickens everywhere!! Apparently, the chickens are protected by the City of Fair Oaks, belong to no one, and roam free on the streets! The good news is that they are clean and non-invasive, except for the Roosters' occasional cok-a-doodle-doos. There were about 10 baby chicks running around too that were absolutely adorable. Having chickens, roosters, and baby chicks running around our feet at dinner was definitely a fun new experience for us!

Wife had Filet and I had Mahi-Mahi we each had a drink and a bottle of wine for under 150 with a good tip.....not too bad.

Pros: food and service

Cons: chickiens

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I wouldn't say this restaurant is French food at all, I agree with the last review that it was more of an Asian Fusion. You walk up to a very nice Historic home the service is great, I was surprised it would of been nice to see some nicer tables & chairs in this restaurant. I want to go back in the summer time to enjoy the outside seating. Blue Nose Sea Bass and Black Tiger Prawns very good, Fire Grilled Australian Lamb Noisettes good & the Wood Grilled Hanger Steak was also very good.
I really enjoyed myself here.

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★★★★☆

I wouldn't say this restaurant is French food at all, I agree with the last review that it was more of an Asian Fusion. You walk up to a very nice Historic home the service is great, I was surprised it would of been nice to see some nicer tables & chairs in this restaurant. I want to go back in the summer time to enjoy the outside seating. Blue Nose Sea Bass and Black Tiger Prawns very good, Fire Grilled Australian Lamb Noisettes good & the Wood Grilled Hanger Steak was also very good.
I really enjoyed myself here.

Pros: Food, Ambeince

Cons: Hard to find

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After reading some mixed reviews about this place, I was a little hesitent to go. The reviews ranged from the BEST to OVERRATED. After going, I wouldn't say its the best, but this place is definitely not overrated. For the quality and quantity of food one gets, along with the friendly service, I would definitely recommend this place for special ocassions, dates, and generally a fun time. The ambience is a little over rated, but nevertheless unique. I wouldn't classify this place a French, as advertised by many reviews, but rather neo-American with a lot of asian fusion mixed with classic french cooking methods. Definitely worth going! (http://www.chowhound.com/california/boards/california/messages/27909.html)

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★★★★★

After reading some mixed reviews about this place, I was a little hesitent to go. The reviews ranged from the BEST to OVERRATED. After going, I wouldn't say its the best, but this place is definitely not overrated. For the quality and quantity of food one gets, along with the friendly service, I would definitely recommend this place for special ocassions, dates, and generally a fun time. The ambience is a little over rated, but nevertheless unique. I wouldn't classify this place a French, as advertised by many reviews, but rather neo-American with a lot of asian fusion mixed with classic french cooking methods. Definitely worth going! (http://www.chowhound.com/california/boards/california/messages/27909.html)

Pros: parking, secluded

Cons: crowded, reservations

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I came here for a special romantic dinner after hearing all the wonderful things people say about it. I was underwhelmed to say the least. The surroundings were lovely and they certainly tried hard to give us a fine dining experience. However, the food was only average in my opinion. I had just come off a Celebrity Cruise that boasts top-quality french fare and they had Slocum House beat by miles! Perhaps if I hadn't just come off that cruise I would have been more inclined to enjoy the meal, but I doubt it. I just expected so much more.

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★★★☆☆

I came here for a special romantic dinner after hearing all the wonderful things people say about it. I was underwhelmed to say the least. The surroundings were lovely and they certainly tried hard to give us a fine dining experience. However, the food was only average in my opinion. I had just come off a Celebrity Cruise that boasts top-quality french fare and they had Slocum House beat by miles! Perhaps if I hadn't just come off that cruise I would have been more inclined to enjoy the meal, but I doubt it. I just expected so much more.

Pros: Ambiance and Gardens, Location, Service

Cons: Food, Price for Quality

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After years of hearing about this restaurant, I finally had the opportunity to try it and what a disappointment it was. Although the food and the ambience are great, the poor service outshadowed all of that. The bus person did his best, however, the server continued to make excuses the entire evening for the slow service. We were asked if we were doing ok after dinner was served, nor were we asked to see a dessert menu. Drinks were practically non-existent. I will not go back even though the food was decent.

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★☆☆☆☆

After years of hearing about this restaurant, I finally had the opportunity to try it and what a disappointment it was. Although the food and the ambience are great, the poor service outshadowed all of that. The bus person did his best, however, the server continued to make excuses the entire evening for the slow service. We were asked if we were doing ok after dinner was served, nor were we asked to see a dessert menu. Drinks were practically non-existent. I will not go back even though the food was decent.

Pros: good food, nice ambience

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The ambiance in this restaurant is amazing. It is romantic, quiet, and secluded. You can be sitting only a table away from another couple, but feel you are in your own world entirely. My fiance made reservations when we went; we arrived a half hour early and were seated promptly and treated as royalty. The waitstaff was fast and efficient, but did not linger or rush us, and gave us plenty of privacy while still maintaining our table (keeping glasses full, keeping bread basket full, switching courses, etc.) I would definately reccoment this restaurant for Valentine's day, or any other special occasion.

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★★★★★

The ambiance in this restaurant is amazing. It is romantic, quiet, and secluded. You can be sitting only a table away from another couple, but feel you are in your own world entirely. My fiance made reservations when we went; we arrived a half hour early and were seated promptly and treated as royalty. The waitstaff was fast and efficient, but did not linger or rush us, and gave us plenty of privacy while still maintaining our table (keeping glasses full, keeping bread basket full, switching courses, etc.) I would definately reccoment this restaurant for Valentine's day, or any other special occasion.

Pros: Romantic Ambiance, Prompt Staff, Courteous Staff

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Lost ticket? Forgetful server? The only thing that paid attention to us without a hitch were the chickens running free on the patio!

Prices were what we expected at $75 each for dinner, but either the kitchen staff or the servers were missing something. My wife and I waited an hour for our entree, and when it did arrive it was sent back because the NY Steak was overcooked and my Seared Halibut was like jerky.

The patio setting is nice, friday night jazz band was excellent with remnants of the Tommy Dorsey Band and the town of Fair Oaks is very cute. If it is a very special evening though, we'll try somewhere else next time

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★☆☆☆☆

Lost ticket? Forgetful server? The only thing that paid attention to us without a hitch were the chickens running free on the patio!

Prices were what we expected at $75 each for dinner, but either the kitchen staff or the servers were missing something. My wife and I waited an hour for our entree, and when it did arrive it was sent back because the NY Steak was overcooked and my Seared Halibut was like jerky.

The patio setting is nice, friday night jazz band was excellent with remnants of the Tommy Dorsey Band and the town of Fair Oaks is very cute. If it is a very special evening though, we'll try somewhere else next time

Pros: great story, nice patio, friday jazz

Cons: slow service, over rated food, little parking

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Pleasant surroundings, delicious food and fantastic service. My only regret was that we didn't leave enough room for dessert!

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★★★★★

Pleasant surroundings, delicious food and fantastic service. My only regret was that we didn't leave enough room for dessert!

Pros: Intimate, Cozy

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Great food, great atmosphere. The chickens offered a unique experience.

2
★★★★★

Great food, great atmosphere. The chickens offered a unique experience.

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The Slocum House is by far the best restaurant in Sacramento. I have to say with that kind of service I felt like a king! I could not believe the excellent customer service from the hostess, my server and busser. If you read this Slocum House employees, keep up the good work! Oh yeah, the dinner was good too!

2
★★★★★

The Slocum House is by far the best restaurant in Sacramento. I have to say with that kind of service I felt like a king! I could not believe the excellent customer service from the hostess, my server and busser. If you read this Slocum House employees, keep up the good work! Oh yeah, the dinner was good too!

Pros: great hostess, great server, great food

Cons: parking

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WOW, three letters to describe my experience at the Slocum House. First things first, the service was excellent. Started out with a welcoming hello from the hostess, and seated at a lovely candle lit table. Our server was great, it was a wonderful birthday for me,I even had a special dessert made just for me from my husband. The food was excellent as well, my husband had the filet and I had the lamb, with a calamary app. Yum Yum! The resturant manager was a little on the weird side but he must be doing something right because the Slocum House was great!

2
★★★★★

WOW, three letters to describe my experience at the Slocum House. First things first, the service was excellent. Started out with a welcoming hello from the hostess, and seated at a lovely candle lit table. Our server was great, it was a wonderful birthday for me,I even had a special dessert made just for me from my husband. The food was excellent as well, my husband had the filet and I had the lamb, with a calamary app. Yum Yum! The resturant manager was a little on the weird side but he must be doing something right because the Slocum House was great!

Pros: Great server, Great hostess, Very Romantic

Cons: Manager-a SPAZ!, bad parking

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The service has declined in the last year. We're waiting for service to improve before returning. The final straw: having only one busser during lunch. Wait staff were not concerned with the lack of service.
The Chicken with Spinach and Bartlett Pear Salad is great on a summer day. Other favorites--Rock Shrimp Thai Salad.

1
★★☆☆☆

The service has declined in the last year. We're waiting for service to improve before returning. The final straw: having only one busser during lunch. Wait staff were not concerned with the lack of service.
The Chicken with Spinach and Bartlett Pear Salad is great on a summer day. Other favorites--Rock Shrimp Thai Salad.

Cons: service is lacking

 

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