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

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Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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The food and service was excellence. I h ...

vip
 (Atlanta)
·Dined 6 days ago

The food and service was excellence. I had the grilled pork tenderloin. It was delicious.

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Still, and I guess always, way too noisy ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined 6 days ago

Still, and I guess always, way too noisy in there. We went because of the food, but the noise negated the good food - we had to shout at one another to be heard, and one of our guests has a hearing problem. Won't go back now that I remember the reason we've stayed away is the noise level. The music speakers are about 5 feet apart on full blast the entire length of the restaurant. It's obnoxious. They finally turned it down when the lunch crowd thinned out - I don't understand that strategy, was happy to get out of there and wished the sound level was what it was by the time we left. Too bad. Don't publish this.

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Came here with family which included tee ...

 
 (San Francisco)
·Dined 7 days ago

Came here with family which included teenager and kids under 10. great spot and had something for each one of us. I would not go over board next time with ordering my own entree. After the appetizer. We were all stuffed! Can't go wrong with this post!!!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
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Service was great and food came out supe ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined 7 days ago

Service was great and food came out super fast

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We took our grandson before a Music Circ ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 17, 2016

We took our grandson before a Music Circus show. The service was great and very fast. We were very happy that their was a kids menu with lots of good choices. Got 10% off with our Music Circus tickets. No complaints at all.

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We really enjoyed our experience at Cafe ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 16, 2016

We really enjoyed our experience at Cafeteria 15L. Our reservation was on time and ready when we arrived. Love the decor, ambiance and vibe; we sat outside and it was perfect.

A few minor nits would be that it was my dad's birthday and we were told they don't sing Happy Birthday for the patrons, but they did bring him a dessert. But the waitress proceeded to share that she sang Happy Birthday for her guests at her previous job, so I felt that she could have rallied something up for us.

The brunch menu was good, but a bit limited. The Poke was yummy as was the thick sliced bacon.

We enjoyed wonderful service and our friendly waitress....she was fabulous at refilling our Mimosas and making sure that we had what we needed.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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Outstanding service! We had an hour and ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 13, 2016

Outstanding service! We had an hour and a 1/2 between conference sessions to grab a lunch...we were in and served our food within 15 min of arrival. It was a wonderful lunch. Thank you

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We love Cafeteria 15L.....it is our favo ...

vip
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 13, 2016

We love Cafeteria 15L.....it is our favorite downtown spot before theatre, Speaker's Series, or just to meet downtown for dinner. Food is always great, service is always great and the drinks are just like at home!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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Took my niece and her two 7 year olds ou ...

 
 (San Francisco)
·Dined on July 13, 2016

Took my niece and her two 7 year olds out before seeing Suessical. I picked an earlier time because of having the kids and because of the small plates menu. They also have a kids meal, but these girls prefer adult meal options. really the only complaint I have is that the hostess seated us and then for 15 minutes all the servers and two managers I saw ignored us. Finally we asked a server if they could find our server for us and she said "oops, that's me". She gave us moderate attention after that and certainly provided everything that was necessary. My complaint really was with the manager who appeared to be more interested in chatting up the young female servers than really looking to see what was going on in the restaurant. I might have it wrong, but he should be aware of the perception when three tables of people can't get anyone's attention.

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We had our sister-in-law in town and she ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 12, 2016

We had our sister-in-law in town and she absolutely loved it. We sat inside but of course had the outdoor feel. The ambience was wonderful. The staff was attentive but left us alone enough that we could truly enjoy our visit. Great place for lunch/brunch.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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Not the place to go when there is someth ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 11, 2016

Not the place to go when there is something happening at the convention center. Service was beyond slow! 3 out of 6 from my group got their lunch while the rest of had to wait an additional 15 minutes (we all ordered at the same time). Despite being very busy, that is unacceptable and the waitress never issued any type of apology.

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Took forever for our order to be taken, ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 11, 2016

Took forever for our order to be taken, then almost 40 minutes to get our food. They were understaffed. And I had a reservation!

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Food was amazing and served quickly. Our ...

 
 (New York Area)
·Dined on July 11, 2016

Food was amazing and served quickly. Our waitress was on top of things and even separated our bill so we could get back in time to our conference.

Tags: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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They accommodated our bigger group than ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 11, 2016

They accommodated our bigger group than originally reserved and were so nice about it! Great experience!

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Great experience overall. We did wait al ...

vip
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 10, 2016

Great experience overall. We did wait almost 40 minutes after our reservation time but were allowed to start unlimited mimosas in a lounge area so that was ok. Victoria the bartender in that area made sure to take care of us while we waited. The food is always delicious.

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Server was not attentive and did not fil ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 10, 2016

Server was not attentive and did not fill drinks or check in. Very uncharacteristics as this establish normally has great service. Broth it to the manager's attention and the server was replaced with a great server.....

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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The chicken and waffles is a perfect bun ...

 
 (Baltimore)
·Dined on July 10, 2016

The chicken and waffles is a perfect bunch meal and the bottomless mimosas are a good value. The service is friendly and efficient.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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Food was very good and came out quickly. ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 10, 2016

Food was very good and came out quickly. We were seated right away and the server was very attentive. Will definitely be going back when we next visit downtown.

Tags: great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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I like this restaurant so much that I ha ...

 
 (San Francisco)
·Dined on July 6, 2016

I like this restaurant so much that I had my 50th birthday here last year!

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My favorite place for brunch. Bottomless ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 4, 2016

My favorite place for brunch. Bottomless mimosas are fabulous!

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Brunch is soooo good. I choose from two ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 4, 2016

Brunch is soooo good. I choose from two items every time- the chickens and waffles or the bacon jam Benedict. Divine.

Tags: great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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Not our first visit. Food was ok, but th ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 3, 2016

Not our first visit. Food was ok, but there was less attention to details. Service was slow and inattentive. She never came back to refill drinks or offer dessert. We had to wave her down just to get the check.

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Really loved this place and will go back ...

 
 (San Francisco)
·Dined on July 2, 2016

Really loved this place and will go back! Other than being a little on the cold side (a/c) it was a perfect food experience! Probably the best burger I've EVER had.

Tags: fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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expand the menu for Sat and Sun. there ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 2, 2016

expand the menu for Sat and Sun. there for the play would llke to see more on

the menu for Sat and Sun. lunch.

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I really enjoyed this place, very clean, ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 2, 2016

I really enjoyed this place, very clean, good food, great service.

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Our server/waitress forgot about us. Lo ...

 
 (Los Angeles)
·Dined on July 2, 2016

Our server/waitress forgot about us. Lots of them standing around the kitchen doing nothing. Had to ask 2 different servers for my bill. And waited too long for it

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We had a group of 7 for lunch. We were s ...

 
 (San Francisco)
·Dined on July 1, 2016

We had a group of 7 for lunch. We were seated upon arrival at a very spacious table. All of our food orders came out at the same time and were correct! The menu has tons of variety so everyone in our party found something they were excited about eating for lunch. We will definitely make this a regular dining spot!

Tags: good for groups, great for lunch
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Desserts (Smore's Skillet and Mud Pie) w ...

 
 (San Francisco)
·Dined on July 1, 2016

Desserts (Smore's Skillet and Mud Pie) were great. Mud Pie is not really mud pie but rather two circular scoops of ice cream with cookie crumbs in between. Food was average but nothing special. Ordered salad without cheese and it was served with cheese, but I don't think it was server's fault. She was very careful in taking our order. Service was good but server was given too many tables to be able to check on diners.

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I actually liked Cafeteria 15L. The menu ...

vip
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on June 30, 2016

I actually liked Cafeteria 15L. The menu was extensive, the service was good, and the prices were reasonable. There's a lot of activity going on, which might detract from conversation, but it's worth a visit.

Tags: fit for foodies, notable wine list
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The vibe of this restaurant is evident r ...

vip
 (New Orleans)
·Dined on June 28, 2016

The vibe of this restaurant is evident right as you walk in- there is a huge variety of people of all ages, all of whom look like they are having a good time. The servers are friendly and very attentive.

The food, every time I visit, is spot on- thoughtful combinations of interesting flavors with an appealing presentation. And the prices are incredibly reasonable.

We will continue to make this our go-to restaurant for everyday meals and for group celebrations!

Tags: great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot
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We were in town for two nights and the f ...

 
 (Seattle)
·Dined on June 26, 2016

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.

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Seriously tasty and very comfortable pla ...

 
 (New York Area)
·Dined on June 26, 2016

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

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Located directly across the street from ...

vip
 (Los Angeles)
·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.

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Absolutely love this place, when there w ...

 
 (Tahoe)
·Dined on June 20, 2016

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

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The waiter took our order 20 minutes af ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·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.

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

 
 (Sacramento)
·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.

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

 
 (Sacramento)
·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!

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

 
 (New York Area)
·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
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So I loved cafeteria 15L until my last v ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·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

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

 
 (Sacramento)
·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 .

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