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/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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92% would recommend it to a friend

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Another fun evening at Cafeteria 15L aft ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined 2 days ago

Another fun evening at Cafeteria 15L after the Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Music Circus. Easy reservations through 'open table'. The food never disappoints. Delicious, tender pulled pork sliders, crispy chicken tenders with a spicy, flavorful chili sauce and of course the Cafeteria burger with thick cut bacon, fresh produce and a house made (?) spread. We did get seated in what felt like an overflow area by the bar. When brought to the manager's attention she quickly moved our party to a much quieter area where we enjoyed not only a wonderful meal but great conversation. Already looking forward to coming back 👍.

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Always good with great service .

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined 5 days ago

Always good with great service .

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Sunday brunch, half the order was cold t ...

 
 (New York Area)
·Dined on August 21, 2016

Sunday brunch, half the order was cold the other was very good. Sent the first order back and it came back cold as well. A waffle should be pretty simple...

Tags: Modern Decor, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot
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The service we received was outstanding ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on August 21, 2016

The service we received was outstanding and the food was delicious. Out for two birthdays with family and everyone found something to enjoy.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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Terrific lunch every visit to Sacramento ...

 
 (Seattle)
·Dined on August 19, 2016

Terrific lunch every visit to Sacramento... this was another great one! Cool place!

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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I took my 18 year old and her best frien ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on August 19, 2016

I took my 18 year old and her best friend to Sacramento for a show. We stopped at Cafeteria 15L before the show since it was close by. We loved the place. Food was great, service was perfect, the place is really cool. We enjoyed our visit!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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The chef has an interesting take on seve ...

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 (Chicago)
·Dined on August 16, 2016

The chef has an interesting take on several American classics. The spareribs were excellent. The chicken and waffles were good, although the syrup provided tasted like artificially flavored corn syrup instead of real maple syrup--using real maple syrup would have improved this dish.

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The food was great, fresh, ample proport ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on August 15, 2016

The food was great, fresh, ample proportions, and as ordered. The service was a little slow we sat for over 8 minutes before our waitress got to us, seems like she was the only one handling all the credit card transactions despite what looked like plenty of other staff available. Sirena was very polite and apologized for the delay and was very attentive for the remainder of our visit, we would request to be seated with her again. Nice setting, not crowded seating, looking forward to visiting again soon. Thanks

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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We love Cafeteria 15L! My wife and I li ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on August 15, 2016

We love Cafeteria 15L! My wife and I live in midtown and Cafeteria is less than 10 blocks from us! Love having such a wonderful restaurant so close. We have always had great service and amazing food every time we dine here. This is our go to place to take anyone visiting us from out of town. Could not recommend more!

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Great place to go with a large group or ...

 
 (Denver)
·Dined on August 15, 2016

Great place to go with a large group or family. Easy to make a reservation and the service was great!

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Aside from the noise in our room from an ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on August 14, 2016

Aside from the noise in our room from an energetic group of 20, the meal was enjoyable and the service was very good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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I had a wonderful time at this establish ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on August 14, 2016

I had a wonderful time at this establishment dining with my friends for my birthday. The food was delicious and the service was good but it could've been better. I had a hard time looking for the waitress when we were actually done since it was like I couldn't find her at all. I enjoyed the selection of drinks and essentially I had a very good time. I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family who are looking to have a good time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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Love Cafeteria 15L. Food is always grea ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on August 14, 2016

Love Cafeteria 15L. Food is always great. We told the server when she approached that we had a short window to get to the theater. She took our order right away and got our food and drinks to us quickly. We made it to the theater on time! I wish we had had more time as I would have loved to indulge in the smores desert! Next time!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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Great food, drink & local. Staff very ac ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on August 14, 2016

Great food, drink & local. Staff very accommodating since we arrived early for our reservation. My only complaint is we should have received a 10% discount, since we were wearing our Convention name badges according to a pamphlet we received @ the Sacramento Convention Center....All in all it was a very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Made reservations and got right in on ti ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on August 14, 2016

Made reservations and got right in on time. Overheard that it was a 40 minute wait if no reservations. My wife ordered fish and chips. Fish was good but batter was a little too thick for her taste. I had the special, prime rib and a side of sautéed spinach. The prime rib melted in your mouth. Service was excellent. They also offer a 10% discount for Music Circus goers.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Good for Groups
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Good food good drinks

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on August 13, 2016

Good food good drinks

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Great service and great people !

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on August 11, 2016

Great service and great people !

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The restaurant has a very hipster vibe, ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on August 11, 2016

The restaurant has a very hipster vibe, lots of cool decor, sort of rustic-industrial and mismatched furniture which I kind of dig. We had made a reservation, so we were seated promptly at a great table. Our drink order was taken immediately and in just a few minutes we got our drinks and appetizer (truffle-oil tater tots). We got a salad (watermelon and tomato) and two mains, and they all came out shortly after the drinks, too. Our server was also very friendly and helpful accommodating a substitution. The food was wonderful - each plate had a lot going on with different flavor mixtures and little finishing touches, like the short rib had this delicious herb and breadcrumb mixture on top and the steak had fried onion with it, in addition to the side dishes. Both of the sauces were really on point too, and each paired well with the garlicky potatoes. All in all an excellent meal, and our total before tip was something like $85. My husband even made the comment that he couldn't remember the last time we had great food + service without being overcharged.

... And the park across the street is a great place to play Pokemon Go.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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A lot to say. I'll try to keep it focuse ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on August 7, 2016

A lot to say. I'll try to keep it focused.Love the venue. It's very cozy fun attractive and lively. Hostess' were very attentive. Party of 7.When seated we sat there for 10 full minutes. Server apologized. Took our drink order. My Bloody Mary and my husbands mimosa were room temp.i added ice from my water to mine. She replaced my husbands with another room temp mimosa. Originally asked for bottomless and said time was too late.if she came out promptly we would've made the time cut. My daughter ordered the country Benedict. It looked like most definitely the biscuit burned and they cut off the top and bottom,gave her the middle of it and it was about not even a half inch high. Moving on..The 2 orders of chicken and waffles. This situation looked like they heated the chicken in the oven because there were burn spots sporadically. Some of the chicken didn't have breading and was extremely dry. Interesting none of our food looked like the Yelp pics. My poached eggs on my country skillet looked like quail eggs which I love but I don't remember reading that if it stated. originally they made a mistake with my order and our server gave it to the 2 guests in our party that ran late( they didn't get to order due to kitchen closure at 3. )Loved that she did that. She was pleasant and engaging. Sorry forgot her name. Not like me. unfortunately I did not complain on site. We were celebrating my daughters bday and I wanted to keep things pleasant and flowing. Please tell me there is some redemption in this. I am swamped with work and haven't had time to speak to the manger. I can be a real food detective when I see a problem. Sorry for that. I pick and choose my battles wisely. This is a battle I'm choosing. Would love a redemption but more importantly a response. Thank you kindly.

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Overpriced, trendy and average quality. ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on August 7, 2016

Overpriced, trendy and average quality. Good for people wanting to be seen.

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The service was fantastic. Very warm sta ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on August 7, 2016

The service was fantastic. Very warm staff, the food was plenty and quick. The ambiance made the night.

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The food and staff were extremely good. ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 31, 2016

The food and staff were extremely good. The ambiance was fun and entertaining. Everything would have been great except we could not hear each other talk.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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I've been to this restaurant a few times ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 31, 2016

I've been to this restaurant a few times for dinner and thought it was just ok. I've been there for some parties, which were always nice. The food for brunch was the best I've had there, but it was not outstanding, but very good. It was a little loud for conversation.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Great brunch place! Love the tater tots!

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 31, 2016

Great brunch place! Love the tater tots!

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It was very good food. The service was g ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 31, 2016

It was very good food. The service was great! Our son knew the server and a few of the staff from a previous job, so that was nice. It is a bit pricey but worth it once in awhile. We will go back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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Watermelon and Tomato Salad was deeelish ...

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 (San Francisco)
·Dined on July 31, 2016

Watermelon and Tomato Salad was deeelish!! Chicken tenders were pretty yummy too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Great location. Variety of seating optio ...

 
 (San Francisco)
·Dined on July 31, 2016

Great location. Variety of seating options from street, inside to enclosed outdoor patio. The steak & Cobb salad were very good. The Seared Ahi Tuna was dry and tasteless. The specialty "Sneaky Buffalo" was very refreshing. Service was hit & miss. Offers to refill water or coffee were missing. The bill was presented before asking if we wanted anything else (like dessert & coffee).

Tags: Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups
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I've been here on two other occasions, s ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 30, 2016

I've been here on two other occasions, so for my third visit, I had high expectations. I had family visiting from out of town so I had made reservations for 8:45. We were all running late, however, so I called Cafeteria 15L and without hesitation they moved our reservation to 9. Everyone got there around 8:50. My brother checked us in and that's when the frustrating part began.

It took another hour before we were seated! What's the point of reservations? They left us in the dark as far as updates and would only update us on the status of our table if we inquired about it first.

The orders were correct for the most part but two additional entrees were added somehow. Service was okay- a bit slow. We had to remind our server that we were short one water and a hot tea, even though he acknowledged it when he originally brought out the drinks. It was about 25 minutes later that he brought out the two missing drinks.

Overall the experience was okay. I just felt bad that our out-of-town visitors had to wait for an hour plus.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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Food were light in flavor. The service w ...

vip
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 30, 2016

Food were light in flavor. The service was great, attentive

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Everything was awesome! Even though I ha ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 30, 2016

Everything was awesome! Even though I had a 6:15 reservation, they got me seated right away. Service, food and drinks were perfect!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Private Room, Tapas, Organic, Open Kitchen, Local Ingredients, Family Style, Modern Decor, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options
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Really fun and unusual modern place near ...

 
 (San Francisco)
·Dined on July 27, 2016

Really fun and unusual modern place near the state capitol. Absolutely fantastic menu and stunning decor. It's such a phenomenal mix of industrial and natural, antique, and vintage furniture and appliances. We had our lunch inside because it was 107 outside, but their outdoor seating seems incredibly pleasant as well.

The food is really great as well; I had the ahi tuna salad which was fantastic and enormous, very satisfying. The tuna was cooked perfectly, and there was a great mix of different veggies in the salad, and just the right amount of dressing. I also had a glass of their strawberry lemonade, which is a wonderfully tart and sparkly summertime drink.

It feels like the kind of place that all kinds of working professionals in the area would come to for lunch each day, for business and social meetings. More importantly, it feels like the kind of place that I would love to come to for lunch each day!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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Had a great time having brunch with my w ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 24, 2016

Had a great time having brunch with my wife and friends, food was great the ambiance, but service got a little funny at the end

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Late-night Find
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We always enjoy this restaurant. The foo ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 24, 2016

We always enjoy this restaurant. The food was great and so was the service. Highly recommend the chicken and waffles! They have valet parking so you don't have to bother looking for parking.

Tags: Hot Spot
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Beautiful restaurant but service was ver ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 22, 2016

Beautiful restaurant but service was very slow for a not busy night for dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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The food and service was excellence. I h ...

vip
 (Atlanta)
·Dined on July 19, 2016

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 on July 18, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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Came here with family which included tee ...

 
 (San Francisco)
·Dined on July 18, 2016

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: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly
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Service was great and food came out supe ...

 
 (Sacramento)
·Dined on July 17, 2016

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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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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