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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

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4.4

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4.3

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4.3

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4.2

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Terrible service and food was mediocre but great ambience. Shame...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Fun times! Visiting my kids in Sac from Healdsburg- easy access and we were accommodated al fresco. Great food, wine, and ambiance,. Valet was kind and informative. There's a nightclub behind the restaurant called "The Park". Great patio location for warm summer nights!

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
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·Dined 2 days ago

Went for brunch before a show and it was excellent. The food was fresh and great! Got the unlimited mimosas which was a good deal. The waiter made sure to top off the drinks when low! Customer service was very good, very friendly and attentive.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 2 days ago

This is the second time we have chosen this place for brunch. We had a 9:30 reservation which I was notified by text that our table was ready before we even arrived. The food was excellent, asked for a side of fruit (great mix) instead of breakfast potatoes with no problem. It was so nice to see families on a Saturday morning dining with their newborns, toddlers and young children. Our son who lives in San Francisco is always impressed when we bring him here.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 2 days ago

Came here for a friends birthday. We brought in cupcakes to celebrate and were told there would be a $1 charge per cupcake we brought in because outside desserts are not allowed. We never had this problem at other restaurants, to name a few: Oz, Chicago Fire, Mikunis. The hostess and service was average, they didn't seem to pay much attention to us but did not forget to remind us about the extra fee for outside dessert. The restaurant itself was great, we opted for outdoor seating in the patio area which was gorgeous and the food was excellent. Warning to those wanting to celebrate a Birthday at Cafeteria, do not bring cupcakes or your own bday cake.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

Brunch was very fun! Food was amazing, the restaurant is so much fun. It's a great vibe that suits midtown.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Always enjoy dining here. It's the best before the theater!

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Casual, Happy Hour, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Live Sports
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 (Omaha)·Dined 4 days ago

We were unfortunately there the night of the NBA draft while they were hosting a very energetic draft party. It made it nearly impossible to hear during the first part of our meal. I wish the restaurant would have alerted us when I made the reservation that this was going on so we could have made other plans. The food and service were both very good.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Good food, good service. Unfortunately our reservation was the same night as the NBA draft party. VERY loud!! Hard to talk.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

This was the 3rd time we have visited Cafeteria 15L. The service and food was fine. However, we did not know that they were hosting a Sacramento Kings Draft party. As a result, it was NOISY!
Could not carry on a conversation.I did not recall any warning of this event when I made the reservation. If I had known, we would have skipped this restaurant. It was not a horrible experience, but given that we had our son and his family from out of town with us -- I wish it was a better experience.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Always great. Amanda our waitress has become our friend and love seeing her when we come down to Sacramento for Music Circus .

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Do not go to Cafeteria 15L for small Special Events, unless you're renting a room. Birthdays are not considered any different from a normal dining experience no matter how well you plan ahead in advance.

Noise travels in the open room dining area. Staff can't hear you OR they simply are not listening.

Group Events are NOT Good unless your paying in a single check.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Fun, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We really like this local gem and have been here many times before events at the Community Center. I was thrilled when I was able to get a table for Father's Day. My husband loves the Chicken and Waffles, and honestly, everything we've had has been delicious. That's why it was disappointing to be seated at a table that hadn't been properly cleaned and set up. there was a puddle on the floor and we has no utensils. When we first gave our drink orders to the server, we asked for it to be cleaned. We.had to ask 3 times, and our server had to come and take care of it herself. We got food and still no utensils. No one to ask. I finally just stole some from another table.
Our meal was delicious and well prepared but the lapse in table service marred our experience. Definitely not on game that day.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Delightful experience! It was a surprise as we were looking for a Father's Day reservation at the last minute using Open Table. Great food, amazing atmosphere, and super quick service. So glad we took a chance!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Authentic, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The Brunch for Fathers Day was very busy. We had reservations so no wait. They did not have valet parking and that was very disappointing. We had to pay $25.00 to park because of Comiccom. Food was good. The homemade sausage was a bit too salty but otherwise all 9 of us enjoyed our meals.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I will always love the food here, as this is not my first time coming here for an occasion. However, the service for whatever reason is often poor. I'm unsure if it's a lack of staff or a lack of caring but to sit for 15 minutes before your given water is crazy. Then to wait for a waitress to take your order for another 15 minutes, and to wait 10 minutes for an apple juice for a toddler? Crazy thing is I had the same experience the last time I was here with just adults. Probably will only grab a drink here in the future and save dinning in for another location.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Hot Spot, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Everything was really good except for the worm in the fruit that the gentleman behind me had.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fun, Casual, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great meal! Great service ! And enjoyed the evening!! Not a place to carry on a casual business meeting as the noise level is up there, but overall would eat there many more times!!

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Sports, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

2nd visit. Both times reservation was ready timely. I brought first time patriots & oir dinnee experience met our Exlecations!

Dining Occasion:Date
Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Had a big group, only took 5 minutes to be seated. Loved the ease of splitting checks. Our food came within 10 minutes of ordering. Everyone enjoyed their lunch, the waitress was very friendly and accommodating. Definitely A+ experience.

Dining Occasion:Business Meal
Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 14, 2017

We ordered a meat loaf, beet salad and spicy poke. We previously have had meat loaf and beet salad and they were very delicious. This time, the meat loaf was very dry and had no taste. The beet salad was very different from the one I had just a month ago. It had a very sour dressing and looked as if they threw together what they had on hand at the time. The poke again had no taste at all. We were very disappointed. Did they change the chef?

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Beware of the glass in the bathroom. You can see right through the glass into males' bathroom. Yew

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Stopped in for Sunday brunch and it was absolutely amazing. Made reservation online but it wasn't totally necessary. Ambiance was great. The restaurant was beautiful & fun, the food came out faster than we could've imagined. Great service great hostess/server. Beautiful bar area would definitely come in for drinks!

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Had a great time. Good brunch menu, very accommodating. Only negative is that they have a gluten free menu for lunch & dinner but not brunch. But overall very nice!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Great casual food in a fun environment. Bit noisy but nice experience overall.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 10, 2017

No gluten free options at all. Even the French fries have a wheat coating. I decided to have a treat & ordered a lemondrop martini, it was awful, made from some mix. YUK.
Service was fine but I went there for food & drink.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Graduation dinner it was perfect !

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Great service!

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 5, 2017

We drove in for David Blaine show from Roseville food was very good. We ordered drinks my husband got Pepsi but it was root beer instead. Somehow the machine was pouring wrong soda. They fixed it but no matter how times they filled his drink it tasted like root beer mixed with Pepsi.

Dining Occasion:Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Great service and nice menu selection. Sundays has free on street parking

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 4, 2017

I enjoy Cafeteria 15L, food is good and consistent and it's easy to bring kids for lunch.

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 4, 2017

I usually love going to Cafeteria 15L, but I wasn't so thrilled with the service this last time. I didn't get my coffee until we were about 1/3 of the way through our meal, and it felt like our server just didn't really care about making our dining experience fantastic.
The food was still great though!

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 4, 2017

We had an early reservation that we were very late for; told them and then when we arrived 30mins before kitchen closing they still went out of their way to accommodate our group of 6. So good, we came back for brunch early the next morning.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I went to Cafeteria 15L for the first time for brunch, and less than one week later I was back to try their dinner. For brunch I had one of their skillets and it was absolutely to die for (very unhealthy, but worth it!). My two other friends both also loved their meals (one had an omelet, the other had french toast). When I returned for dinner, I came with my mom and her friend before we went to the Crest Theatre for a show. We all had some great beer and wine, my mom and I both had delicious burgers, and her friend had a really good Thai steak salad. The food was once again super delicious! The location is also really great, with parking garages all around and a short walk to other midtown and downtown locations as well as the capitol. Highly recommend for all occasions, both big and small groups!

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Eclectic modern decor, vibrant atmosphere, great selection of food, good service, great location. Overall, a fun place for a get-together.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Pleasant, quiet lunch. Food is good; wouldn't say excellent, but certainly enjoyable.

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 30, 2017

It was delicious

Dining Occasion:Everyday Dining
Tags: Good for a Date, Late-night Find
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Lovedddddd it! And the waitress was super sweet. Five of us got together for Sunday brunch and we never felt rushed even though I'm sure she was annoyed with how long we took to even look at our menus between catching up. Great place for brunch and bottomless mimosas!!!

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Casual, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Late-night Find, People Watching, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Holiday Sunday so quite busy. That said despite a reservation for 8 and a stop in 1 hour before the reservation to double confirm, the check in desk was chaotic. We did get a good table with plenty of room for 8 but the host was so confused. Kept calling us the wrong name and number in our party.
Didn't spoil our fun. Bottomless mimosas lived to their name. Great waitress who never let them empty. Good food. Great prices on large yummy desserts. We'd go back

Dining Occasion:Special Occasion
Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Really like the brunch here and it is really convenient to the Sac Community Center. Service was a little spotty this visit but it is a very busy place. We were seated for our reservation right away and never rushed in spite of the long wait for walk-ins.

Dining Occasion:Friends' Get-Together
Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Brunch
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