About Cafeteria 15L

1116 15th St
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Cafeteria 15L is Sacramento's premier comfort and eclectic urban restaurant offering American comfort cuisine with a classic flair. Designed by the designers of The Park and Mix Downtown, Cafeteria 15L features 2 outdoor patios. The use of reclaimed woods, industrial light fixtures, and an array of mixed and matched chairs create and atmosphere both whimsical and cozy.

Traditional dishes are created with a twist to evoke the nostalgia and comfort of a home-cooked meal. Open for lunches, dinners, and late night weekend dining. Cafeteria 15L’s menu items feature farm to table fresh homespun creations.

Join us for our Happy Hour every Monday through Friday, 4pm to 7pm. Cocktail specials and discounts on small plates. Available in the bar, lounge and patio only.

Every Monday is MONDAY's UNCORKED. All bottles of wine 1/2 off or free corkage.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Sat/Sun Brunch 9:00am - 3:00pm, Lunch M-F 11:30am - 2pm, Dinner M-Thur 5-9:30pm, Fri/Sat 4-11pm, Sun 4-8p

Cross Street:
15th St & L Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 492-1960

Website:
http://www.cafeteria15l.com/

Entertainment:
Cafeteria 15L is located in The Park Complex - Featuring The Park Ultra Lounge - Sacramento's premier nightclub and lounge. Top DJs from around the country spin at this Sacramento hot spot. Diners may enter the nightclub free of cover by spending $15 in food (beverages not included). Ask your server for details.

Parking Details:
Valet is available and located on 15th between K and L Street. Owned and operated by Neumann Enterprises. $5 plus tip.

Executive Chef:
Christian Palmos

Private Party Facilities:
Cafeteria 15L's Private Dining Room is the ideal setting for business meetings, cocktail receptions, rehearsal dinners and any other occasion requiring a warm intimate environment and memorable cuisine. The facility comfortably accommodates 35-40 seated guests. The Ultra Lounge, a more magnificent space accommodates up to 100-seated guests and as many as 300+ for cocktail parties. The Private Dining Room flows with the chic urban design of the restaurant but has the ability to become a private and exclusive space.

Private Party Contact:
Diane Lally: (916) 442-8855x

Additional:
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafeteria 15L Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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food5
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service5
value5

We were in town for two nights and the f ...

Dined 5 days ago

We were in town for two nights and the food and service was so good we went here twice. Truly outstanding food and service. This is truly a gem.

Tags: kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Seriously tasty and very comfortable pla ...

Dined 5 days ago

Seriously tasty and very comfortable place. Will definitely come back.

food5
ambience3
service5
value4

Located directly across the street from ...

vip
Dined on June 22, 2016

Located directly across the street from the Marriott Residence Inn, this neighborhood restaurant looks like an old warehouse with Urban style furniture and décor. The service was very good, meals are based on healthy in-season produce, meat and poultry. Soups are very well prepared and taste fantastic! Pricing is appropriate for the food quality and presentation, I would definitely return and I strongly recommend this place for business meals.

Tags: kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Absolutely love this place, when there w ...

Dined on June 20, 2016

Absolutely love this place, when there was an issue with our gift cards manager stepped in and fixed it

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food3
ambience3
service1
value1

The waiter took our order 20 minutes af ...

Dined on June 20, 2016

The waiter took our order 20 minutes after we were seated. Special requests regarding the preparation of our food were ignored. The waiter failed to tell my sister that they did not have the food she ordered and decided that it was appropriate to serve her an alternative side item without consulting with her. My hamburger bun was soggy. The waiter took 10 minutes to retrieve our payment for the food.

Tags: great for lunch, late-night find
food4
ambience4
service2
value3

Food & ambiance were good, and the serv ...

Dined on June 20, 2016

Food & ambiance were good, and the service was extremely slow and just terrible overall. No one from server to manager seemed to care.

food2
ambience3
service2
value2

Surprisingly, the business of Father's D ...

Dined on June 19, 2016

Surprisingly, the business of Father's Day brunch wasn't too overwhelming. Service was fair, considering the eventful day. I enjoyed the comfortable dining room, pillows and all. My waffles were soggy, but the rest of my plate wasn't bad. My husband's biscuit that came with his country fried steak was inedible, as it felt more like biscotti than a flaky delicious biscuit. Though it was relatively affordable, it's definitely not a place for experienced foodies!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service2
value3

Would've been a great experience if serv ...

Dined on June 19, 2016

Would've been a great experience if service wasn't so sub par. The waitress never really greeted us, just asked what we wanted and left. When I asked for a few modifications she barely acknowledged and then when the food came they were forgotten. My drink came very late after asking where it was, waitress never checked in to see. Really, really below what I expect from a place that makes such an effort with everything else.

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
food2
ambience4
service3
value3

So I loved cafeteria 15L until my last v ...

Dined on June 18, 2016

So I loved cafeteria 15L until my last visit. Celebrating Fathers Day a day early only to have the famous tater tots come out cold sent back only to be brought back barely warm. The server did not seem trained and while pleasant not very helpful. With the limited Saturday menu the choices were not as expected. This place was managed better so I can only assume they aren't aware that their quality has been compromised by their staff

Tags: good for groups
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

We love going there for brunch . The ch ...

Dined on June 18, 2016

We love going there for brunch . The chocolate waffles are great. My husband's favorite is the Farm Skillet . Nice relaxed atmosphere .

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Cafeteria 15L is an establishment we hav ...

Dined on June 18, 2016

Cafeteria 15L is an establishment we have been meaning to try. Friday night, early - before Music Circus curtain - we took my 89 year old mom out for dinner. Portions were generous but not too much. Food was great - wine list included Amador vintners (yeah!) - martinis were nice and dry! Do know that the place can get noisy when full. Best part, they got us out in time for curtain but were not obvious about it! Will go back!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view
food4
ambience4
service2
value3

The food was great. What we didn't enjo ...

Dined on June 17, 2016

The food was great. What we didn't enjoy was that they clearly had a (planned ahead) special event going on outside, but had not brought in more wait and kitchen staff that day to accommodate it. It took an eternity to even place our order (an issue, since we had Music Circus tickets). Even though our food did arrive in a timely manner after ordering, the wine that three of my tablemates ordered never arrived, even though we checked the status with our server. They were "backed up" at the bar (I know I'm not in the industry, so maybe I don't understand, but how hard is it to pour a glass of wine?). When it was clear that the wine would not arrive until we were almost done eating, we canceled the wine order with our server. And then we barely made it to Music Circus on time. We are not likely to go here before Music Circus again. I did appreciate that this time there was something that I (a vegan) could order. Last time I went with my family a few years ago, there was literally nothing I could eat other than a basket of fries, which does not a meal make.

Tags: fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
food5
ambience5
service5

Always great . Would like them to offer ...

Dined on June 16, 2016

Always great . Would like them to offer some specials and change the menu up every year .

food3
ambience4
service5

Good but not great food. Fun atmosphere ...

Dined on June 16, 2016

Good but not great food. Fun atmosphere but expect noise to compete with conversation. Valet to busy to assist at 545 so had to find last minute parking which made guest wait 15 min for start to our evening.

food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Excellent Happy Hour in an eclectic urba ...

vip
Dined on June 15, 2016

Excellent Happy Hour in an eclectic urban restaurant designed with reclaimed woods, industrial light fixtures, and mixed and matched chairs. Fun outdoor patios, a comfortable lounge space & private and semi-private dining in a main dining room. Great farm to table dishes! Highly recommend the Shrimp Haystacks, Pulled Pork Sliders, Cheeseburger Sliders, and Truffle Tater Tots as Small Plates - especially during Happy Hr. The Pulled Pork Sliders were the best we've ever had! We sat at the bar during Happy Hour and had outstanding service from Kyle. He took great care of us -- very attentive, upbeat, and just a fantastic bartender. Really enjoyed finishing our drinks while lounging on the outdoor patio. Our first visit, but it definitely won't be our last. Highly recommend!

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service4

Loved it!! It was loud, but people were ...

Dined on June 11, 2016

Loved it!! It was loud, but people were celebrating graduation! Wish they had more variety in the main dishes, but we all enjoyed the food and fun here!

food5
ambience5
service3

Food was great, fresh ingredients and bi ...

vip
Dined on June 11, 2016

Food was great, fresh ingredients and big mouthwatering flavors. Server wasn't friendly, like she was doing is a favor. Sit outside of the weather is good, it's a fun environment.

food4
ambience5
service5
value5

Top 10 - Sacramento

Dined on June 10, 2016

Outstanding ambiance and great "foodie" worthy comfort food.

Tags: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
food5
ambience5
service5

Why is this place so beautiful? What are ...

vip
Dined on June 9, 2016

Why is this place so beautiful? What are the chicken and waffles enough for 2 people and taste like a little bit of heaven? I'm so glad I came here and even went back the next day to try more items on the menu, get excellent service and enjoy the beautiful outdoor ambiance. Well done people!

food5
ambience4
service3
value4

Always good

Dined on June 5, 2016

Food is always great here. I love almost everything thats on the brunch menu. This last visit was good but I feel the service could have been better. The waiter was not too attentive as we had to raise our hand and get his attention whenever we needed something or a refill on our bottomless mimosas. There was a table next to us that had about 10 people so maybe thats why but overall I love this place for brunch. I like that you can make reservations instead of having to wait in line.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service5
value3

Good for Casual Business Dinner

Dined on June 2, 2016

Our request for a quiet location for a 7- person business dinner was granted and the service was attentive without being intrusive.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Great food and the service .guy.

Dined on June 2, 2016

Stephanie was our sever and Alejandro was our bus guy. They both were outstanding.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
food4
ambience3
service4
value4

Great business lunch spot.

Dined on June 1, 2016

Great for business lunch. Good food, good service and convenient location with valet parking.

Tags: great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food1
ambience3
service4
value2

Meh

Dined on May 29, 2016

We were seated right away by our friendly server, but unfortunately placed outside in the sun. Womp womp. The tots were great, but our salads were over-priced and under-dressed. The nearly $17 ahi tuna salad came with two pieces of bite sized tuna and barely a hint of plum dressing. The farro salad and cobb salad my mom and sister ordered were both barely dressed at all. Like, you couldn't tell from looking at them that they had anything on them. And we aren't "extra ranch" type people or anything, so if we think it's bland it's most definitely bland. The chocolate mint ice cream cake thing we ordered to kill some time was delicious though, so at least our lunch ended on a high-note!

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

Perfect ambiance

Dined on May 29, 2016

Have come here for brunch and dinner. I definitely come for the ambiance. The outdoor dining is lovely and in the indoor dining is very tasteful. The food is above average but not mind blowing. The drinks are good. A little pricey but worth it to have the view.

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

Fun, lively, with an excellent menu.

Dined on May 29, 2016

The food was tasty, and the service was very good. Noisy, but didn't hinder conversation.

Tags: great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Fun!

vip
Dined on May 29, 2016

Great cocktails and beer, the chicken and waffles, the scampi, the grilled cheese, the grilled Thai salad with steak (order the steak medium) were all delicious!

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience3
service5
value4

great area for restaurant after the theatre

Dined on May 29, 2016

One of the few restaurant that has such a large area for diners, and the menu is quite selective and the food was very good. Will return.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Graduation Celebration

Dined on May 28, 2016

Our group went to Cafeteria 15L for brunch after graduation. We arrived a little earlier than our stated tie and they seated us right away and

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
food4
ambience5
service3
value5

As usual, food and ambience was great!!

Dined on May 28, 2016

Service was not as good as it has been on past dining visits.

Tags: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
food5
ambience5
service5

Our server Natalia was great. She was pr ...

Dined on May 28, 2016

Our server Natalia was great. She was present despite it being a busy Friday evening. We both had the nightly specials. My husband had the pasta special with braised short rib and I had a sea bass with cilantro rice. Both were well prepared. For dessert we shared the blondie sundae which was a nice size for sharing without being way too much dessert.

food3
ambience3
service3
value3

Always have great food and service!

Dined on May 27, 2016

We eat here everytime we come downtown for a Broadway Show. Always impecable food and service. Unfortunately, two of us ordered the Mahi Mahi special and the fish was very dry, and hard to eat. But the Lime rice was delicious.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

This was my second visit and I was not d ...

Dined on May 26, 2016

This was my second visit and I was not disappointed either time. . .the food and service was excellent and the fact that it is so close to the theater with convenient parking makes it a perfect choice.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
food2
ambience1
service1

We immediately had problems with the val ...

vip
Dined on May 26, 2016

We immediately had problems with the valet service when we arrived. We had reservations inside, but when we arrived we were told people were not leaving and we could either wait for 45 minutes or sit outside on a windy evening. We opted to sit outdoors even though I had asthma and was affected by the pollen and wind. We also asked for water on 4 separate occasions and received it 10 minutes before our bill was brought. The food was cold when we received it. We have enjoyed past experiences, but sadly will not return.

food4
ambience3
service4
value3

food was very good, but the noise level ...

Dined on May 26, 2016

food was very good, but the noise level is really high

Tags: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

A large group of us went to grab a bite ...

Dined on May 24, 2016

A large group of us went to grab a bite after my son's HS graduation. We were seated immediately and service was very attentive. Atmosphere is fun, cocktails are a tad pricey, but good, and the food delicious. Be sure to check out the bruschetta!

Tags: great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

The service was great. Nice atmosphere. ...

Dined on May 23, 2016

The service was great. Nice atmosphere. Our food was absolutely delicious.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
food5
ambience4
service5
value5

It was a wild day agreat crowd and the ...

Dined on May 22, 2016

It was a wild day agreat crowd and the Amgen race outside Staff managed it very ly. Food was very good and the service prompt. We will be back.

Tags: great for brunch
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

So easy to book reservations and service ...

Dined on May 22, 2016

So easy to book reservations and service was great. Loved it

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

Great food and service but a bit too noi ...

Dined on May 22, 2016

Great food and service but a bit too noisy for friends trying to catch up! Outside looked inviting but a bit too chilly that night.

Tags: fit for foodies, neighborhood gem

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