Lunch at Bistro 33 in Midtown Sacramento


Over the summer, we shared a review of one Sac Foodie’s late-night dining experience at Bistro 33 Midtown. Recently, I also had the pleasure of trying this trendy restaurant, although my experience was during daylight hours. It was mid-day on a Saturday and my dining companions and I were facing a dilemma: Where could we eat lunch that would be a step-up from bar food but still allow us to watch the Cal v. Stanford football game? We found ourselves at Bistro 33 in Midtown Sacramento and it could not have been more perfect; complete with a cozy corner booth facing a flat-screen TV which the staff was more than happy to change to the game we wanted.

The restaurant was serving both brunch and lunch menus, which made deciding on entrees difficult . . . at least for me! Once decisions were made and our food arrived, we found ourselves perfectly happy with our meals, and the score of the football game.

The Linguine Carbonara was piled high and included chicken, pork belly and toasted walnuts in an egg cream sauce. To say the dish was creamy would be an understatement. A big plus was the generous amount of chicken and pork belly – the Linguinie could easily feed two people!


The Midtown Chop Salad included chopped romaine, smoked turkey, red onion, tomato, goat cheese, pepper bacon and toasted almonds in a creamy green goddess dressing – and this was the small size! The salad was delish, crisp and perfectly dressed.


The Roasted Sirloin Dip sandwich might have taken the prize for favorite dish of the meal. The meat was tender and juicy and the au jus sauce was poured hot table-side. Plus, it came with fries that we all got to share!

If you find yourself looking for a place to dine for lunch on a weekend, you might consider Bistro 33. A cozy atmosphere, friendly servers, TV’s with sports, great food and a vast drink selection make this spot perfect for foodies and sports aficionados alike!

Bistro 33 Midtown
1020 16th Street (at K)
Sacramento, CA 95814

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