Feb
05

Tower Café : A Landmark Dining Experience

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A Sacramento landmark, the Tower Café  is one of the most popular dining establishments in the city. Located next to the historic Tower Theatre, the restaurant almost always has a line out the door during weekend brunch hours. Living walking distance from the eatery has allowed me the great pleasure of dining there on numerous occasions – in fact, my first meal after I moved here last summer was at Tower Café.  I’ve tried quite a few menu items (including the famous French toast) and have always been happy with the food. My trip for dinner a few weeks ago was no exception – and choosing to go on a Tuesday was no accident either: Tower Café offers $2 draft beers on Tuesday’s.

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As anyone who has dined out with me knows, deciding what to order is always a difficult process. However, the decision proved to be pretty easy this time as my dining companion and I decided to split two dishes: The Borracho Burger and the Las Americas Salad with grilled chipotle chicken.

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The delicious Borracho Burger was piled high with jack cheese, crispy onions, lettuce, tomato and Firestone Double Barrel Ale BBQ sauce. It came with a side of what I consider some of the best fries in town – thick but still perfectly crispy.

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Our slightly healthier choice, the Las Americas Salad, was a crisp mix of greens and vegetables with herb vinaigrette dressing. The salad was piled so high in the bowl we had to ask for another plate – and this was the “small” size!

Needless to say, we had no problem finishing both dishes and our beers, per usual. I know I’ll be back – there are still plenty of menu items I’ve yet to try and I’m looking forward to sitting on the Tower Café’s patio as soon as the sun allows!

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  • Maria | Feb 6, 2009 at 11:01 am

    One of our favorite date nights is grabbing dinner at Tower Cafe and then a movie next door at the Tower Theatre. My favorite is their veggie burger (the Earth Burger) — and I’m no vegetarian! I agree — their fries are delish. And I, too, can’t wait for the sun to shine, so we can enjoy the lush patio.


  • Flug USA | Mar 20, 2009 at 2:26 am

    Hey Liz, since I was new in town I searched for such a nice place. I visited the Tower Cafe last week and was very satisfied. The beer was also tasty ;-)