Sacramentans wear shorts to the symphony, but they dress up for Garbeau's. An emcee spotlights celebrants and does pre-show announcements and patter. Housed in a single, cavernous room, with tables arranged around the stage, the atmosphere is reminiscent of a Nevada dinner show, but more intimate. A small selection of beer and wine, plus Dom Perignon, is available, as well as a full bar that appears to do a brisk business in daiquiris.
Included with the price of a show ticket is a dinner entree with soup or salad. Choices include lamb, beef, chicken and pasta. If you want steak or the daily special, it'll cost you $8-$10 extra. Appetizers, dessert and after-dinner drinks are also available at additional cost.