Red Rabbit Kitchen & Bar
2718 J St.
Sacramento, CA 95816 916-706-2275
This farm-to-table bistro has been hopping since it opened in 2012, occupying a space that had been unlucky for other restaurants, including the erstwhile GV Hurley’s and Red Lotus. Red Rabbit (yes, the name was inspired by the giant sculpture hanging in the B Terminal at SMF) invites diners to tumble down the bunny hole and lose themselves in cushy black booths, dim lighting and expertly crafted menus of cocktails and moderately priced fare created by Matt Nurge (the drinks guy, formerly of Shady Lady) and John Bays (the food guy, an alum of Mulvaney’s). The understated atmosphere is equally well-suited to a dinner date or a drop-in for snacks and libations. Don’t miss the ever-changing punch of the day or drinks like the Krakow Salt Mines (which combines vodka, apple cider, lemon, ginger beer and salt); to eat, you’ll want to sink your teeth into the pork osso bucco with polenta and green beans or the achiote chicken with white beans and salsa verde.
Offering: Outdoor Seating