Located on the first floor of the new Kimpton Sawyer hotel at 500 J St., the new steakhouse is scheduled to debut Monday, April 2. The restaurant will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner on weekdays, plus brunch and dinner on weekends.
Originally, this reinvented steakhouse concept was slated to open in early fall 2017, in time for the Kings' NBA season. After some construction delays, the grand opening was pushed to Feb. 26. Finishing touches stalled the opening more than a month as chef/owner Sam Marvin teased followers on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with photos of juicy steaks and bubbly mac 'n' cheese. The revised April 2 opening was announced Thursday.
"Sacramento is on the precipice of becoming the next major foodie destination, and I am thrilled to be part of its incoming food revolution,” Marvin said.
The new Downtown Commons steakhouse is the second location for Echo & Rig, a culinary star in Las Vegas. Opened in 2013, the original Echo & Rig was voted 2015 Las Vegas Restaurant of the Year for its nose-to-tail approach to high quality meat.
Marvin brings the same concept to the Sacramento steakhouse, focusing on quality while keeping prices affordable. The restaurant’s most expensive steak will be $39; the bulk of the menu’s meat entrees will be in the $21-$29 range, with a steak sandwich at $14.
An on-site butcher will craft custom steaks, chops and an assortment of non-traditional cuts – bavettes, spencers, skirts, flanks, hangers, rib-eye caps and more. In addition, the menu features a wide variety of seafood and vegetarian options.
Light and airy with lots of windows, the 7,000-square-foot space seats 160 guests with additional room for about 50 diners outside on a large patio facing the arena. A private dining room can fit 40 guests.
To accommodate hotel guests, breakfast will be served from 6:30 to 9 a.m. Mondays through Fridays, with lunch and dinner available 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays. Brunch will be served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekends with dinner service from 4 to 11 p.m.
For reservations and more details, go to www.echoandrig.com.