Sutter Street Staples: Riley’s On Sutter

Welcome to Riley’s on Sutter Grill & Bar, Folsom’s newest addition to the historic district’s dining scene! Positioned at the notable intersection of Riley and Sutter streets, Riley’s breathes new life into the Hacienda Building—a fixture of local heritage since 1982. This venture is not just another dining establishment; it is a family-owned restaurant that introduces an artful blend of American cuisine with global influences, meticulously crafted to cater to a broad range of tastes.

Behind Riley’s inception in 2023 is Michael Sanson, a seasoned connoisseur with over 25 years in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Sanson’s journey and expertise culminate at Riley’s, embodying his dedication to a simple yet profound mission: to ensure that each guest’s visit is not just satisfying but memorable.

The design of Riley’s invites guests to choose their preferred dining ambiance, offering both a cozy deck and new renovated interior space adorned with panoramic views. The heart of the interior space is its stunning bar, a centerpiece showcasing an impressive selection of premium spirits that has room for just about everyone! Here, traditional cocktails are reimagined, and new favorites are born, like the standout Good Boy Old Fashioned, a creative twist on a classic that showcases Riley’s commitment to innovation in mixology.

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Riley’s doesn’t just aim to be a place for dining; it aspires to be a venue for celebration and gatherings, with ample space designed to host events of all sizes. From the moment of arrival, guests are enveloped in a culture of hospitality that reflects the staff’s genuine passion for food and service. This is evident through their eagerness to recommend dishes that span from the Asian Ahi Salad to the crowd-pleasing Spartan Pizza, highlighting a menu that prides itself on diversity and quality, with over 50 made-from-scratch dishes.

Why Riley’s is a Must-Visit for Foodies in Folsom:

Riley’s patio offers a unique vantage point to enjoy the bustling energy of Sutter Street, furnished with high-top tables, ample shade, and a comfortable lounge area complete with a fire pit—perfect for any season. This space not only invites diners to enjoy the outdoor ambiance but also welcomes dogs, making it a friendly spot for pet owners looking to dine out.

An exceptional feature of Riley’s is its Happy Hour, celebrated with enthusiasm every Tuesday from 4-9 pm, and extending from 11 am to 6 pm on Wednesdays to Fridays. This early start to Happy Hour during the midweek introduces an ideal opportunity for a leisurely lunch or an after-work gathering, with a curated selection of drinks and dishes at attractive prices.

Riley’s also distinguishes itself with live music sessions on Fridays and Saturdays, enhancing the dining experience with a lively atmosphere. The establishment is equipped to accommodate large party reservations, making it an ideal locale for celebrations, with a request for at least 24 hours’ notice for planning purposes.

Highlighted Offerings

  • Food: The Spartan Flatbread Pizza is a harmonious blend of flavors, featuring pesto, mozzarella, feta, grilled chicken, and more, drizzled with a balsamic glaze—a testament to Riley’s culinary creativity.
  • Drink: The Key Lime Pie Martini is a must-try, offering a sweet and tangy escape in every sip, capturing the essence of the dessert in cocktail form.

Address: 702 Sutter Street, Folsom

Hours: Closed on Mondays, open Tuesday from 4- 9pm, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am – 9pm, Friday and Saturday from 11am – 10pm, and Sundays from 11am – 9 pm. 


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