1401 28th St.
Sacramento, CA 95816 916-457-5737
The corner of 28th and N has long belonged to Randy Paragary, the sans pareil statesman of the city’s drinking and dining scene. But after a $1 million makeover, it’s hard to recognize this eponymous place from the old-school favorite it used to be (except for the wood-fired pizza oven, which remains untouched). The new Paragary’s is a chic Napa-esque bistro with encaustic concrete floors, tall ceilings and a wall of folding glass doors that open to one of the best patios in town—the perfect spot for a weekend afternoon or warm spring night. The California-French menu dishes up sophisticated and flavorful plates, like flat iron steaks with crispy confit potato. The satisfying brunch list features belly-fillers like a buttermilk biscuit Benedict with smoked ham. And don’t miss the craft cocktails (the vinegar-based shrubs are especially worthy of your attention), which are expertly blended and served in old-fashioned stemware.