Iron Horse Tavern
Featured: Inside Sacramento – R Street
One hundred sixty years ago, passenger trains rumbled down R Street from Sacramento to Folsom. Next came freight trains serving endless warehouses. Today, locomotive history merges with industrial cool and the sleek modernity of a revitalized neighborhood at Iron Horse Tavern. This dining destination from the Wong family restaurateurs Mason, Curtis and Alan, Iron Horse features a style that combines industrial and international design. Vintage touches including reclaimed wood and hexagonal tile floors share space. The bar is beautiful, with black anodized steel and a pounded copper top. Blown-glass lighting fixtures, leather banquettes and a model locomotive perched beneath the antique tin ceiling make the atmosphere simultaneously edgy and comfortable. The vibe continues with the gastropub menu overseen by chef Christian Palmos. This Sacramento restaurant offers breakfast and brunch, with pancakes, frittatas and eggs, plus salads, sandwiches, pizzas and small plates made with locally sourced produce and a popular macaroni and cheese bar for lunch and dinner. Signature cocktails, beer and wine are available on the patio, which opens to R Street and the city’s hippest old and new neighborhood.