El Dorado Hills & Cameron Park Area Upscale Dining Favorites
Aji Japanese Bistro is located in the stylish El Dorado Hills Town Center and has a beautifully appointed dining and bar interior. The restaurant and bar are uniquely cozy and open at the same time. The team who run this place are professionals and the food and ambience clearly demonstrate this fact. Nick Dedier runs the front of the house and his resume is filled with big names in the restaurant field. Dedier says, "You shouldn't have to pay for hospitality. It doesn't cost anything." 'Nuff said. Dedier's partner is Russel Okubo, a local chef with impressive credentials as well. The menu is varied, but is definitely rooted in Japanese cuisine. It contains a variety of sushi selections, great choices of "street food" with a creative fusion style, outstanding salads, noodle and rice dishes, along with a nice selection of lunch and dinner entrees with a fusion influence. You can even opt to have your server select and order for you for a true culinary adventure. They also have a full bar and social hours. Located at 4361 Town Center Blvd, Suite 111 in El Dorado Hills. 916-941-9181. Open at 11am 7 days for lunch and dinner. Click here for website.
Los Pinos Restaurant & Bar has settled in and proven itself with a Mexican oriented menu and an upscale twist. The interior sports a modern full bar with plenty of seating and the dining area is attractive, open and well appointed. The service is excellent and makes the place super enjoyable. The menu is huge and includes all the regular Mexican favorites, vegetarian entries, plus many creative options in nearly every category. Some specialty items include Lomo De Puerco pork medallions, Salmon Aesino filet stuffed with spinach and crabmeat, Pollo San Marcos chicken breast stuffed with chile relleno, or Costillas De Borrego rack of lamb. There are also daily lunch specials. The Chicken Enchiladas Suiza is excellent and all entree's are accompanied by the signature cilantro rice and black beans. You also receive tortilla chips with three delicious dipping sauces with every meal. Reservations highly recommended as this place is popular! Located at 3420 Palmer Dr. in Cameron Park. Open 7 days from 11am to 9pm. Click here for the website. (530-672-1403)
Sienna is a fine dining restaurant that sports thoroughly enjoyable interior decorations and ambiance decorated along a theme of the Southwest with sandy colors and little touches of Southwest styling in the furniture and fixtures. The dining area is spacious with high ceilings that promote a feeling of openness while still being intimate. They have a full bar with fun concoctions and a solid wine list. The food is very good and is presented with great skill and attention to details. The plates are little works of art. Sienna also handles private dining and they host a Chef''s Table for the adventurous. The Honey & Hoisin Glazed Pork Belly appetizer is a treat. I also enjoyed the Roasted Duck and my wife praises the Rosemary Moroccan Lamb Chops. Located at 3909 Park Dr in El Dorado Hills. 916-941-9694 Website for reservations.