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About Cafeteria 15L

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.

1116 15th St
Sacramento, CA 95814
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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) 442-8855

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafeteria 15L Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (99)
Good for Groups (89)
Great for Outdoor Dining (74)
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Great for Lunch (73)
Great for Brunch (72)
Comfort Food (69)
Fun (67)
Special Occasion (63)
Fit for Foodies (59)
Pre/post Theatre (59)
Good for a Date (55)
Sunday Lunch (54)
Good for Birthdays (53)
Happy Hour (48)
Neighborhood Gem (46)
Hot Spot (46)
People Watching (39)
Bar Seating (38)
Good for Anniversaries (35)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Worth the Drive (34)
Business Meals (31)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
Vibrant Bar Scene (27)
Late-night Find (22)
Quick Bite (21)
Cozy (19)
Local Ingredients (15)
Authentic (15)
Modern Decor (14)
Romantic (13)
Seasonal (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Open Kitchen (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Great Beer (6)
Scenic View (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Live Sports (5)
Family Style (4)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Tapas (3)
Organic (3)
Molecular Gastronomy (1)
Waterfront (1)
Spicy (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful restaurant and excellent service. The food was presented nicely with amazing flavor as well. We will definitely return.

Tags: Seasonal, Business Meals, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Groups
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food5
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great place for Sunday Brunch or lunch from small to big groups.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Chicken & Waffle was new to me, but very enjoyable!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

We made the pilgrimage from the Bay area and the other group from Chico to have a family birthday brunch. What a special place. The restaurant was even better because we had an amazing server, Nicole. Nicole is well acquainted with the menu and gave wonderful suggestions. Her vibrant personality really helped to hit this visit out of the park. We had 8 people so tried a variety of items. Everything from truffle tater tots and poke to start; chicken fried steak, burger, watermelon and tomato salad, and then all the way down to mint chip mud pie and blondie butterscotch sundae. Standout dish, hmm everything. Dessert is a must.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Casual, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

15L is getting tired. The menu is small and narrowly focused. Staff is stretched too thin. Even though the server made a big pitch about timing the apps and dinner appropriately, that did not happen.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Great ambiance. Salads were good. Short ribs, while tender, were tasteless. Server let us sit too long waiting. Be comfortable using more seasonings and pay more attention to your tables.

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·Dined 7 days ago

I love cafeteria's atmosphere and the patio is one of my favorites but, I find their breakfast menu lacks diversity.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 11, 2017

We were sat right away, very nice staff, food came out very fast and was great but didn't see our server much. She was tending bar too. Very good overall.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Excellent service & food
Private patio was perfect for our sons pre--wedding festivities

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Always great ! Good service and good food . We love going for lunch before Music Circus .

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Second visit. Disappointing compared to first. Service mediocre. Could have sold us coffee and dessert. Showed little interest. Grilled ham and cheese had good toast, not enough cheese to even cover bread. Soup too salty. Atmosphere great.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Was here for a business lunch, everyone enjoyed their meals! Our server Sarah was attentive and made sure we were well taken care of during our entire meal - thanks Sarah!!! Cafeteria 15L is on the same block as my office and my colleagues and I are here often, it's always a good choice!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Everyone who attended our business dinner at Cafeteria 15L enjoyed the experience. The food is very reasonably priced for both the quality and quantity. The staff was very gracious in accommodating multiple changes to our reservation and the number in our party, and ultimately placed us at a comfortable table in a side room, which we really enjoyed and allowed us to have easier interactions without too much background noise. The food was creative and delicious across the board and the wine choices were a great representation of California wines at both lower and higher prices.

Tags: Bar Seating, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Wonderful dinner and excellent service!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 6, 2017

I made this reservation because my cousin came into town to visit from Eureka. The food was phenomenal and the service was just amazing! My cousin is a chef and was completely blown away by the chicken and waffles, he literally couldn't stop talking about it for hours. I had then border burger cooked to order and it was so delicious, so juicy and the perfect amount of guacamole. I cannot wait to come back again and I highly recommend dining here.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

I had a delicious grilled ham and cheese sandwich with tomato soup and a salad. I highly recommend this combo. There were a lot of lovely brunch items which I would love to try next time. The atmosphere was very lively and comfortable.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 5, 2017

On a Friday, we beat traffic, arrived about 15 mins before our reservation and we were seated quickly since they had tables available on the patio. Our server took great care of us with the appetizers and drinks while we decided on dinner. In the end we went with two of her three recommendations, the meatloaf and the pork ribs. Both were tasty and well proportioned so we left full and satisfied. Even the valet parking was a deal ($5). Wasn't our first time and it won't be the last, even with so many options downtown.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Fun, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

I bought tickets to see Joe Rogan at the Sacramento community center theater and used Yelp to find a good restaurant near by. I made reservations here since it was so close to the theater. My husband, and I, thought it was a great restaurant. The service was great, food was delicious, and it was walking distance to the theater, so it was perfect!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 3, 2017

A wonderful dining experience with friends prior to a concert. The menu is perfect and we always get the mac and cheese for an appetizer. Our waitress was wonderful and attentive to our table. Cafeteria 15L is always our first choice for downtown dining in Sacramento.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

I had the braised short ribs and they were absolutely out of this world. I don't think there could be a bad thing on the menu. Service was excellent and the food came out very quickly. I would love to eat here again!

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 30, 2017

another great dinner! We are never disappointed by our dining experience here..

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Our group of seven thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The seafood special was Mahi Mahi over a bed of risotto. The mahi mahi was very moist and favorable. We also enjoyed the French dip, shrimp scampi and fish and chips. Our server was personable and efficient.
We love the atmosphere of Cafeteria 15L and look forward to many, many return visits!

Tags: Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Dining after Sacramento Music Circus performance 😀

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food and service. A little noisier than I like but not too noisy to talk

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food and friendly staff. Would go back again

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Always fun to go to the Cafeteria before a Music Circus production.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food and service were outstanding. We were going to the Music Circus and the waitress recognized this fact and gave us our dining discount without our asking.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 26, 2017

I made reservations here for my birthday dinner. It was my first time here and I loved it! My friends did as well. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was really cool. I heard they have a great brunch so I definitely plan on coming back to check that out. Overall, I was pleased and was glad to have chosen Cafeteria to celebrate my birthday!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Reservations were behind a half hour. And our server was very short with us and rude

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 23, 2017

My Open Table reservation was for 7 PM; however, the restaurant sent a message to me about 6:30 and said our table was ready! I replied that we were two blocks away and leaving immediately for Cafeteria 15L.
Service was prompt. Turkey burger and salmon were good. We would eat here again.

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·Dined on July 23, 2017

The Willie Wonka drink was extra special and we enjoyed our dinner very much. We look forward to returning.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Found the restaurant on line and picked because of the food selection and was not disappointed - the food was awesome. We got there early and were promptly seated. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Loved it - already recommended to a friend! Great place to eat and gather!

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

So glad we could get a weekend table at 15L. It's a great spot for meeting with friends and well-priced, too. Definitely a recommendation while in Sacramento.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2017

AWESOME! AWESOME! AWESOME! We were treated better than family. Our server, Bill, was like a close friend that we had never met - he totally got our sense of humor before he even spoke to us. The food was so delicious that we didn't leave a crumb on our plates. Then, we just could not resist dessert: the Chocolate Bombe!! I'm sure the staff hears this a lot, but it WAS the BOMB!!

The next time we're in Sacramento, we'll make our way back here.

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Good food, variety for all major diets, we certainly beat the weekday lunch rush by arriving at 11:30am.

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Good food and nice atmosphere. Our service was good. Very popular place. Left just as 3 huge groups were seated.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Great spot--a busy, popular place right downtown by the Capitol. Tater tots with truffle oil....Comfort Food with a spin. Nice scrambles and omelettes for breakfast, bottomless mimosas available at brunch for those who want to imbibe. Will be back--nice patio seating, too.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Had a reservation and was sat promptly with my group of 8. Great service and everyone loved their meals. Will definitely be back. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Casual, Fun, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Drove from Napa to meet daughter and son-in-law who are moving out of state and had a wonderful evening of craft cocktails, great food and attentive service. It was well worth the drive and I will recommend it to friends.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Seven of us went for my son's 29th birthday dinner. The staff were friendly and professional. The fish & chips entree was excellent and the best I've had in any restaurant in Sacramento. I'm excited to return for their brunch.

Tags: Worth the Drive, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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