In the 57th Antique Row
855 57th Street, Suite C
Tue - Sat: 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(Closed all day Monday. When not open, Restaurant is available for private
The genius in Evan's Kitchen is award-winning Chef Evan Elsberry whose 30+ years
of experience in all phases of the restaurant industry have provided him with
skills in preparing a wide array of food specialties - from the perfect
breakfast egg to the most elegant dinner entree. He is ably assisted in the
kitchen and dining room by many long-time staff, including members of his, and
two other families. Evan's Kitchen is a "family operated" restaurant that
serves superior gourmet comfort food.
Evan's cooking career began in 1981 under the tutelage of popular Sacramento Italian chef Frank Parisi who taught Evan the importance of always using the best ingredients and providing a first-rate product. Chef Evan has always followed his advice. Chef Evan is known in East Sacramento for his fabulous Wine Dinners, and his volunteer efforts in local fund-raisers. Many Sacramentans know him also from his frequent appearances on local television as featured chef and his California State Fair competitions. After taking second place at the 2003 California State Fair Professional Chef Challenge, Chef Evan moved up to first place in 2004. The judges were impressed with both the Wine Merchant Steak that was awarded first place in the preliminary, and the Filet Mignon that won the final round. Evan placed in the final round again in 2005, placed second in his round in 2006, and second overall in 2008. Check our recipe page for these recipes and Evan's signature lamb chops and delicious seafood dish that won awards.
Evan was recently presented with this portrait by Sacramento artist Paul Dessau. Paul's art has been shown in Evan's Kitchen's Banquet Room.
Prior to opening Evan's Kitchen, Evan served as Chef at The Family Room, Andiamo!, and the Limelight Cafe. He has also worked at the Clarion Hotel, the Delta King and America Live.
There's no need to go "downtown" or go "upscale" to find an excellent meal. It's available in East Sacramento, with an ambiance that you will find comfortable and homelike. Our wood tables and chairs can be arranged for large groups. And our eight historic booths of Rosemont Grill/Andiamo! fame are great for cozy seating. Original art works on the walls provide pleasant surroundings for your dining experience.
The restaurant is closed on Mondays, and can be made available for any occasion that is suitable for an individual party, breakfast, lunch or dinner meeting or any other event where a space for dining in a group setting is required. We also have a banquet facility available in the Antique Row for larger parties.
When you have catering needs, Evan can provide you with superb food and service so that your event will be memorable. From hors d'oeuvres to a full formal sit-down dinner – and everything in between, Chef Evan's Catering is the best in town. He has catered weddings, funerals, birthday parties, baptisms, a governor's birthday party, and even events at the State Capitol. Be sure to look at our Catering pages to see what we can provide to make your event special and memorable.