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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93% would recommend it to a friend

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Kristina was not at all friendly. She ma ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Kristina was not at all friendly. She made us feel as though she wanted to flip the table to make more money. Hot very little value from the bottomless mimosas and this is not the first time I've had a poor experience. I do not think this will be my brunch spot going forward. Very disappointing as I used to frequent this place a lot

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Disappointed with the lack of service. W ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Disappointed with the lack of service. Was the second table in the restaurant, so completely empty. Took our server 10 mins to get to the table and then didn't introduce herself. Took orders, never checked back. My friends toast was completely black and we finally had to ask a busser for a new one, only for it to come out after we had finished our meals. I work in the industry as well and I was really looking forward to this meal but was thrououghly disappointed.

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Came for a Sunday brunch with 4 adults a ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Came for a Sunday brunch with 4 adults and 2 children. When we arrived the hostess was turning away folks so we were glad we had open table reservation. We were seated quickly seated in expanded indoor area and promptly greeted by our waiter. We ordered the Mexican skillet, brioche French toast , waffle sandwich, tomatoe soup, onion soup and the beet salad. Despite being busy food came quickly. Overall the food was good but not great. I thought the brioche French toast was very good but the Mexican Sillet made of chorizo , eggs, veggies cheese and Tator tots was a bit of a disappointment. Still, given the great environment, fantastic service and variety of options , Cafeteria 15Lis a great brunch option for families and large groups.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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Loved the brioche French toast and truff ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Loved the brioche French toast and truffle tater tots. Just a great, open, airy, fun space.

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Celebrated a birthday, everything was gr ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Celebrated a birthday, everything was great, highly recommend!

Tags: Modern Decor, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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Always a great meal! Cocktails are fun ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Always a great meal! Cocktails are fun and the decor is cozy and festive for holidays! :)

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Soooo Yummy!

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 1, 2016

Soooo Yummy!

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This was an ideal restaurant for a casua ...

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 29, 2016

This was an ideal restaurant for a casual business dinner. We were coming directly from the airport, and they were very accommodating of our arrival time.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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First bummer, Brunch is listed until 3pm ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 26, 2016

First bummer, Brunch is listed until 3pm and when I ordered a mimosa at 2:15 I was given the choice of one glass or bottomless. I chose bottomless and the waitress then tells me she will only pour until 2:45 and by the time my first glass arrived it was 2:20. Second bummer happened when at 5 minutes before 3 the staff started taking condiments off of our table like ketchup etc making it feel like we needed to leave. I'm sad I picked this place to meet my brother from out of town. Food was good not amazing and the two way mirrors in the restrooms...... HUGE turn off!

Tags: Open Kitchen, Modern Decor
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Reserving a table was quick and easy. Th ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 21, 2016

Reserving a table was quick and easy. The service was good. The food was great. Nothing but good things to say about Cafeteria 15L after my first dining experience there.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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Prompt and friendly service. Comfortable ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 20, 2016

Prompt and friendly service. Comfortable environment.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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Went for a rainy Sunday brunch, the ham ...

 
 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 20, 2016

Went for a rainy Sunday brunch, the ham and cheese grilled cheese with tomato soup hit the spot.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Modern Decor, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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The best skillet breakfast I've had, and ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 19, 2016

The best skillet breakfast I've had, and the tater tots were awesome! The waffles with pecan butter was excellent too, very light and very tasty. I'll be back soon!

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Super restaurant for a variety of eaters ...

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Super restaurant for a variety of eaters. So much on the menu. Very helpful staff and great desserts!

Tags: Comfort Food, Outstanding Value, Casual, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Fun, Family Style, Open Kitchen
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We celebrated a birthday lunch at Cafete ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 17, 2016

We celebrated a birthday lunch at Cafeteria 15L. The food, along with the service was very good. We had a party of 8 and we were all very pleased with Cafeteria 15L. I definitely recommend you eat here.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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Great locale, great ambiance and excelle ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2016

Great locale, great ambiance and excellent menu. Had a great time with my team.

We will be back.

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Always love coming to Cafeteria 15L - pe ...

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 15, 2016

Always love coming to Cafeteria 15L - perfect place to bring my parents from out of town.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Casual, Bar Seating, Modern Decor, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Fireplace, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Happy Hour, People Watching, Special Occasion
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This was a great Brunch with the family, ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 13, 2016

This was a great Brunch with the family, bottomless mimosas is fantastic

Tags: Great for Brunch, Family Style, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Fireplace
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The "trio of fries" was to die for. Cris ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2016

The "trio of fries" was to die for. Crispy and flavorful. My favorite thing on the menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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We dine here often and usually enjoy gre ...

 
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 13, 2016

We dine here often and usually enjoy great service. Unfortunately, our last visit was very uncommon where we experienced horrible service. Food brought to table but no place settings provided, kept having to request water refills, waitress (Amber) forgot to comeback to take our order, had to ask for dessert menus and only 1 brought back for a table of 8. Hope this doesn't become a regular problem.

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Food was great. Service was great. Great ...

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2016

Food was great. Service was great. Great experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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This was a recommendation by colleague w ...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2016

This was a recommendation by colleague who lives in the area. Waited for table and got a couple drinks. Order truffle tater tots which were ready by the time the table was ready so they promptly got them to the table. Food was really good. Kids loved the tater tots for appetizer. I had the prime rib special that night which was above average and cooked exactly to my liking. We stayed at hotel across the street so it was an easy walk over and because it was so good, we went for breakfast the following morning. Highly recommend the skillets and the pancakes.

Tags: Comfort Food
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This is a great restaurant for a date. T ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 12, 2016

This is a great restaurant for a date. The service was OUTSTANDING! Why? I had reservation and was seated immediately. The young hostess was warm and so welcoming. I sat down and felt it was too warm in the restaurant and asked to be seated outside...quieter and just great for conversation. The other OUTSTANDING remark I have: Order a "Dirty Martini" (with Tito's Vodka). Wow - fantastic! The Rib Eye was too chewy and I order Rib-Eyes frequently. Rib Eyes are suppose to be easy to chew, and should not be chewy. Overall, I recommend this great place. Oh - appetizers were great (Mushroom Bruschetta ).

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly
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Excellent meal and value. I had the Ahi ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Excellent meal and value. I had the Ahi salad with plum vinagrette--a real winner. Others had caesar salad and liked it, and the grilled cheese/tomato soup combo. There was a lot of food. Great food, great restrooms, nice atmosphere. The wait staff said, "No, we can't do that..." a few too many times.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Fit for Foodies
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Net friends for dinner to celebrate fini ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Net friends for dinner to celebrate finishing a major project! Our waitress was very friendly and offered to open our champagne without having to ask! The food was delicious and served perfectly without having to wait! The cafeteria would be the first place I would recommend for dinner! :-)

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Modern Decor, Comfort Food
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Good food. The staff was very busy as i ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 7, 2016

Good food. The staff was very busy as it seems the whole restaurant came in at the same time. Our server was slower than usual. But other than that loved it.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Comfort Food
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Horrible! Food, menu selection, noise, s ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Horrible! Food, menu selection, noise, service...you got location and nothing else.

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Again Cafeteria 15L does not disappoint. ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Again Cafeteria 15L does not disappoint. The three of us were going to The Sound of Music with brunch before the Saturday matinee. One order of chicken and waffles as always and two Cafeteria burgers. The only fault was the two burgers got mixed up. One medium and one medium rare, set before the wrong person. But no worries the meal was still good.

Highly recommend Cafeteria 15L, so close and so good. Thanks from three happy dinners.

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Enjoyed our breakfast. We sampled three ...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Enjoyed our breakfast. We sampled three dishes 1. Café Scramble was awesome! Granola and berries was good! Eggs and potato's wonderful. Will be back again very soon!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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Excellent Restaurant with terrific servi ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Excellent Restaurant with terrific service. We have been here multiple times and always enjoy it!!!

Tags: Tapas, Afternoon Coffee, Disabled Access, Happy Hour, Open Kitchen, Outstanding Value, Casual, Business Meals
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Cafeteria 15L is a casual dining place l ...

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Cafeteria 15L is a casual dining place located close to the Convention Center and the hotels that surround it (downtown Sacramento). It can handle big groups (there were 8 in our group and the table could have easily seated 10). The food is delicious, prices are good ($15-$30 for most entrees). Good, reasonably priced wine list. We would recommend and would come again. Our centrally located table was long and the noise level made it a bit tricky to talk to people at the other end of the table.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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Love this restaurant for both its food a ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Love this restaurant for both its food and service but overall vibe. You just feel like you are someplace special. Great start to an evening at the theatre.

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Cafeteria 15L is our 'go to' restaurant ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Cafeteria 15L is our 'go to' restaurant when we are in town for a show. It is located right next to the Sacramento Community Center, and actually has it's own parking lot. So you only park once, and can walk next door to the venue!

The food never disappoints, and especially this visit! Their special was the Sea Bass over creamy mashed potatoes, spinach greens and al dente tomatoes. I can't believe 'I ate the whole thing'! I could not put my fork down! Sea Bass is my favorite and not a lot of restaurants offer it. This was the absolute best Sea Bass I have ever had! Over the ones I have had at Ruth Chris! Kudo's to Cafeteria 15L!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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Great service by Amanda. Great food and ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Great service by Amanda.

Great food and I love the presentation.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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Chicken Cobb salads were good, sandwiche ...

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 3, 2016

Chicken Cobb salads were good, sandwiches were good, meat loaf too sweet, service was very below par for this place, very disappointed.

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This was our first time there. We had t ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 3, 2016

This was our first time there. We had tickets for a show at the theater but the staff did not know that we could have gotten a discount by showing our show tickets. Otherwise the food was outstanding and great prices.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Outstanding Value
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This was my third visit...i've never bee ...

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 3, 2016

This was my third visit...i've never been disappointed! The Brussels sprouts are the best!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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We were there for a business dinner whic ...

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 2, 2016

We were there for a business dinner which is always very good, but my wife and I love their Happy Hour menu as well. Consistently very good...

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i had really high expectations for this ...

 
 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 30, 2016

i had really high expectations for this place. My main disappointment comes from the poor service . Young careless staff. starting from the host and even worst the waiting staff.

I will not be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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We went for Sunday brunch and it was sla ...

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2016

We went for Sunday brunch and it was slamming busy! We were so happy we had a reservation! The environment was super fun but a bit loud. The food was really good! The staff was dressed up for Halloween and very friendly.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Modern Decor, Comfort Food
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