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Dining News: Grange's Oliver Ridgeway is 'One of Sacramento's Most Skilled Chefs'

 

On the heels of their national exposure in Southwest Airline's in flight magazine, Grange Restaurant & Bar has received local kudos from their home town restaurant critic.

I’m now convinced that Ridgeway is one of Sacramento’s most skilled chefs and that the current three-star rating is no longer an accurate reflection of what Grange is all about.

Ridgeway’s food is beautiful but not derivative. It’s farm to fork without laziness or affectation. It’s colorful, loaded with flavor, bolstered by technique and thoughtfully realized. Adding to the challenge is that Grange is a hotel restaurant, meaning it doesn’t have the option of closing on Mondays to retool or forgoing lunch on the weekends for a breather. It’s seven days a week, breakfast, lunch and dinner, with brunch on the weekends...

When you add it all up – the chef, the setting, the staff, the bar program – you see a restaurant that is more Sacramento than it’s ever been.

Read Blair Anthony Robertson's entire review in the Sac Bee.

If you're looking for additional reviews of Grange, Sac Mag's Kira O'Donnell raved about their power lunches in Sept. 2014 and about their breakfast sausages in Sept. 2013.

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