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, 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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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (58)
Comfort Food (56)
Great for Brunch (47)
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Good for Groups (46)
Modern Decor (43)
Good for a Date (43)
Great for Lunch (42)
Fun (41)
Special Occasion (39)
Good for Birthdays (38)
Pre/post Theatre (35)
Great for Outdoor Dining (32)
Sunday Lunch (28)
Worth the Drive (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Happy Hour (25)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Creative Cuisine (21)
Neighborhood Gem (20)
Hot Spot (20)
People Watching (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Business Meals (16)
Cozy (16)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Kid-friendly (15)
Open Kitchen (14)
Outstanding Value (14)
Family Style (13)
Romantic (12)
Private Room (12)
Quick Bite (12)
Healthy (11)
Local Ingredients (10)
Late-night Find (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (8)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Seasonal (7)
Authentic (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Great Beer (6)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Live Sports (5)
Fireplace (5)
Tapas (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Organic (3)
Dancing (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Scenic View (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Spicy (2)
Wood Oven (1)
Vegan (1)
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Pre symphony dinner. We were seated prom ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

Pre symphony dinner. We were seated promptly and found waiter excellent at suggesting drinks and describing the menu selections.

Food was excellent and display attractive. Our first dinner experience. We have been to Saturday brunch many times.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Special Occasion, Modern Decor, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Local Ingredients
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A friend and I had to come from San Fran ...

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

A friend and I had to come from San Francisco to look at a car . This restaurant came up first for best places to eat in sac . The dealer said the food was really good so we gave it a try . I had the French Dip and it was so good . My friends Cobb salad was also just as good ! The staff was also very nice and attentive

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Fireplace, Good for a Date
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Top notch! We had a party of 6 for Brunc ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

Top notch! We had a party of 6 for Brunch on a Saturday. Made reservations and were seated timely. The service was great, friendly, fun and informative. Our server was very attentive yet we never felt rushed. Best Eggs Benedict I ever had, we will definitely be coming back. Generous portions made for yummy leftovers the next morning!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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Overall experience was great but i order ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Overall experience was great but i ordered the Veil from the dine downtown special and was not impressed, sadly. However the rest of the food was amazing.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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My 9yrs old daughter & I had dinner befo ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

My 9yrs old daughter & I had dinner before heading to a musical (in 45 mins)& as soon as we were seated I informed the server.

She got our order really quick & accurate.

We enjoyed our meal & it was our second time eating there.

The food was good-my beet salad had a great balance with pistachios & pomegranates & my daughter's western burger was delicious.

We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Fun, Comfort Food
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Really tasty fries, burger, and Irish Co ...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Really tasty fries, burger, and Irish Coffee. Chicken and waffles was very good but under-seasoned if eaten separately. The bartender served us. He was very efficient and got everything right!

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In town with my family and had brunch he ...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2017

In town with my family and had brunch here. Outstanding food, location and atmosphere. Will definitely return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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Tried Cafeteria 15L for the first time f ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Tried Cafeteria 15L for the first time for my mom's 80th birthday dinner. Food was great, menu had good variety of choices. Service was excellent, served very quickly, server very attentive. My husband and I will include it as one of the places we go to for a quick bite.

Tags: Cozy, Family Style, Worth the Drive
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Our party of 7 was there on a slow night ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 5, 2017

Our party of 7 was there on a slow night, but that shouldn't take away from our comments on very good service. Hostess and waitress were both enthusiastic and there to make our little birthday party fun, easy, and problem free. Appreciated the offerings for everyone ranging from my healthy vegetarians to my fried food junkies.

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Modern Decor, Good for Birthdays
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Perhaps I just ordered the wrong things ...

 
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Perhaps I just ordered the wrong things (tomato soup and the ahi starter), as did my colleague (Fried chicken sandwich), but the food was just remarkably mediocre given the high quality of equally priced food at so many better restaurants in mid town Sac now. The service was great and the people are lovely. But the food was a real disappointment.

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Went there for an anniversary dinner, an ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Went there for an anniversary dinner, and the food was amazing- a little pricey but definitely worth it. We went on a weekday, so it was pretty empty in the restaurant, but we talked about coming back for happy hour one day, as the bar looked amazing. Best dish was the brussels sprout appetizer!

Tags: , Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Always good. My order was wrong but the ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Always good. My order was wrong but they made it right with no hassle. Great for brunch.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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The New Years Eve specials were over pri ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 1, 2017

The New Years Eve specials were over priced; I should have stuck to the regular menu.

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Always enjoy this place! It was a great ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 1, 2017

Always enjoy this place! It was a great place for the New Year's Eve dinner after the show. Thanks for a great meal and atmosphere.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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The spinach omelette was wonderful!!

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2016

The spinach omelette was wonderful!!

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We had a party of nine, and were seated ...

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We had a party of nine, and were seated promptly. Service was comfortably timed and friendly. The food was good and the ambiance is lively and fun (a bit on the noisy side). Have eaten here before prior to attending events at the Community Center Theater and will continue to do so.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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Cafeteria 15L is our 'go to' Restaurant ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Cafeteria 15L is our 'go to' Restaurant in downtown. They have a large variety of food, and they have one or two specials every night too. Usually their special is what I end up getting. This visit they had Butternut Squash or the Sea Bass. Well from past experience I know their Sea Bass, is the best I have ever had! Better than even Ruth Chris! So I do not miss an opportunity to order it when available! We always go there before the Sacramento Broadway shows or other shows we are attending downtown, because it is next door to the Community Theater. Always convenient, delicious and great service!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching
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I LOVE 15L....BEEN THERE SEVERAL TIMES. ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 30, 2016

I LOVE 15L....BEEN THERE SEVERAL TIMES. WILL RETURN OFTEN. OUR WAITRESS THAT NIGHT, EMILY, WAS OUTSTANDING!!!

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, , Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Casual, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea
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It was fabulous

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 29, 2016

It was fabulous

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My husband & I had our annual Christmas ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2016

My husband & I had our annual Christmas dinner with the kids (18, 20, 21) and everyone loved it! We ordered 5 small plate items to go with the drinks before our dinners came out. It was all fantastic.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Modern Decor, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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Amazing food and ambience!!

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Amazing food and ambience!!

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Everybody at the table had great food wa ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Everybody at the table had great food was even able to make something for my daughter that wasn't on the menu really cool. Really cool place to eat definitely will go back.

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Post Nutcracker Performance

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 24, 2016

Post Nutcracker Performance

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The rib eye was tasty!

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2016

The rib eye was tasty!

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Unfortunately the last few times I've be ...

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Unfortunately the last few times I've been to Cafetera15L I have been disappointed. This last time the food was just too salty. My daughter could not finish her soup because it was so salty. Also, my husband's fish (the night's fish special) was too salty. Don't think we'll be returning.

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We were actually more than pleasantly su ...

vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 19, 2016

We were actually more than pleasantly surprised at Cafeteria 15L. We were worried (because of the name & dreaded memories of school cafeterias) but found this to be a very pleasant dining experience with great food and good value (wine was a bit high priced however). French onion soup was excellent and desserts were very good, although caramel was a tad too sweet.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Modern Decor
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The macaroni and cheese was outstanding ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 19, 2016

The macaroni and cheese was outstanding as well as the beet salad...best casual food I've had anywhere for a long time

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Happy Hour
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Cant say enough... over a weekend, we at ...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Cant say enough... over a weekend, we ate here 6 times!! Every time was different... AMAZING food, and great service always

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Modern Decor, Comfort Food, Dancing
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The food was awesome. It arrived quickly ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 18, 2016

The food was awesome. It arrived quickly and was warm. The waffle wasn't crisp but the flavors were all excellent.

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Just love this place!!! Food~Service~Amb ...

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Just love this place!!! Food~Service~Ambiance :)

Every time it is great! Sunday Brunch is really good. The BEST bloody Mary's!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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Met w/ friends for our annual Christmas ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Met w/ friends for our annual Christmas brunch. We had a reservation and were very happy that they sat us in one of the best booths in the place : ) Everyone loved their food and had a great time.

Tags: People Watching, Great for Lunch, Modern Decor, Great for Brunch, Fun, Happy Hour
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Cold near patio door Table not cozy Tabl ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Cold near patio door

Table not cozy

Table for 8 for only 6

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Ambiance was great. Food was delicious a ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Ambiance was great. Food was delicious and the service was spot on. They were so accommodating. We had two large tables that we were trying to place next to each other.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Family Style, Private Room
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I have eaten here quite a few times now, ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 18, 2016

I have eaten here quite a few times now, and it has never disappointed. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone for any occasion.

Tags: , Good for Groups, Casual, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Healthy, Good for a Date, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Modern Decor, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Private Room, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Kid-friendly, Open Kitchen, Pre/post Theatre, Family Style, Bar Seating
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Greeeeattttr

 
 (Portland)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Greeeeattttr

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Quality and freshness of food surpassed ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Quality and freshness of food surpassed the casual atmosphere. Portions were plentiful, tasty and creative.

Tags: Casual
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Food was served way too fast Salad and ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Food was served way too fast

Salad and dinner at one time

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Nice staff, let them know if you have Th ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Nice staff, let them know if you have Theater tix and they really hustle! Best dish of Brussels sprouts!!!!

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Nice atmosphere. Beautiful decor. Good f ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 12, 2016

Nice atmosphere. Beautiful decor. Good food and drinks.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Casual, Special Occasion
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Nice buzz to atmosphere . Parking not id ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 11, 2016

Nice buzz to atmosphere . Parking not ideal , but that's city life !

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