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Cafeteria 15L
Cafeteria 15L

Cafeteria 15L Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.Cafeteria15L.com
  • Phone: (916) 492-1960
  • Hours of Operation: Sunday Brunch beginning 8/4/13 9:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday - Thursday 11:30am - 9:30pm, Friday 11:30am - 11:00pm, Saturday 5pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Christian Palmos
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: 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
  • 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
  • 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.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 15th St & L Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet is available and located on 15th between K and L Street. Owned and operated by Neumann Enterprises. $5 plus tip.
A word from 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Chicken and waffles was the bomb. awesome gravy!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Said to our waitress, "...unless you tell me the short ribs are not to be missed, I'm going to order a wedge and sliders". She promptly steered me to the short ribs and as a result earned a big tip. They were lean, tender and delicious... Yum!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I've had dinner at Cafeteria 15L a number of times and the service and food have always been great. This time I arranged for my men's group to have dinner and drinks (10 of us attended) there. For some reason the service was slow at the beginning. As I waited at the table for men to arrive, no one came to ask if I needed anything. Finally, after most of the group arrived, a server came over to take orders. One of the dinners came out about 15 minutes after every else was served, and one dinner was the wrong entree (which was quickly corrected). Would have been nice to have some sort of comp on the bill for the late dinner. I will definitely dine there again and assume it was just an off night."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We had a great group lunch of 9, with two arriving later than the rest. The waitress was very helpful for the late arrivals and their orders were done quickly. We had a great time and the food was very good. Sandwiches, salads, and hamburgers were all done well and had interesting twists."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "I've been to this rest at least a half dozen times and it's always been a good experience. I especially like sitting near the roll-up door when the weather is nice because I get to enjoy a combination of outdoor/indoor seating. I'm especially fond of their braised short ribs and when I leave, it feels as though my mother cooked me a home cooked meal."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We were very excited to eat here. The menu looked amazing! Our waiter was possibly the best waiter we have ever had as far as friendliness, attentiveness, etc... The food, however, did not taste as good as the menu made it sound. We all felt that it seemed bought and put together rather than prepared fresh. For example, the sundae, which was highly recommended, was made with bought (high quality) ice cream and bought (not so high quality) fudge sauce. I make much better at home. I do not recommend 15L to anyone who enjoys cooking but to people who just want a decent meal out. When we go out, we want to get something that is better than what we can make."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I have never had a bad meal here. Love their Beet salad! The Best. The Sea Bass Special was so delicious!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "I really enjoyed our brunch. The only thing I didn't like is that there was NO kids menu"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Our server was very personable. She checked on us several times before we decided on our meal. The food was really good and I tried a new drink that has now become my cocktail d'jour. I had the skirt steak and it was a perfect medium. Fun atmosphere, though it did get younger as the evening progressed."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Jason our waiter was very attentive!! Thank you Jason!!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Wait staff attentive, and patient -- we were a split check group, waitress agreed to take our photo."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Cafeteria 15L is one of my favorite brunch spots. I love the outside seating in their courtyard."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "We stop here a lot on our trips up and down !-5. Great spot to just unwind after a long drive. Have never been disappointed with the food as we are not expecting a 5 star gourmet meal. We come for the causal down home feeling that Cafeteria 15L gives us. Sometimes the service is a little slower but that is only on busy nights(weekends) when it seems that they should have a few more servers. Our server was Megan and she had A LOT of tables to take care of. She came over soon after we were seated and told us she would be right with us and then I saw what she had to do and understood why it took about 10-15 mins for her to come back and take our drink orders. Her wonderful smile and great attitude made us forget about the wait."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Had never been here before. The restaurant is clean and neat. Staff is friendly. I had the chicken and waffles, outstanding. Gravy on the chicken has pork sausage and just a touch of tabasco to spice it up a little (not to hot). My wife had the short ribs, super tender and tasty. All was very good. Would recommend to anyone."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We had 11 people and Miguel G and his team took VERY good care of us! The staff hustles and were quite friendly and professional."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "The decor is fun, the staff is friendly. The bathroom is fun. Our friends were happy with the salads. We were satisfied with the pork sliders. We also ordered the turkey burger which had too much filler in it. Nothing special about it. The parking is tough. You can park in the lot, but it is way too expensive. We drove around for about 10 min, before finding a place. The food was pricey, salad with no bread is always a turn off for me. So I would say I would go there again but not in the evening. Probably more of a lunch with my friends then out with my husband and friends."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Went with 6 of us to celebrate my wife's b-day and everyone's meals were great as well as the appetizers and drinks. 15L is our #2 dining spot in Sacto (Bandera's still #1)."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The resturaunt has a great menu with lots of variety. Go for the bottomless mimosas."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Met up with friends for a Saturday night get away. We were very impressed with the service, the food and the ambiance. A great outdoor patio area, and the inside looked just as inviting! We are definitely recommending!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had dinner at Cafeteria 25L on a Saturday night while traveling through Sacramento. The food was terrific and the service was excellent. We highly recommend the French Fry Trio as a starter, the Border Burger and the grilled salmon entrée. Don't miss the Skilled S'mores and the Blondie Sundae desserts. We liked Cafeteria 15L so much that we stopped back by the following Sunday for brunch -- which was even better. The Cafeteria 15L Skillet was really great, as was the brioche French toast and the chocolate-banana waffles. We'd rate Cafeteria 15L as one of the best restaurants we've visited in Northern California. Don't miss it!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Beet salad-outstanding, blackberry and raspberry drinks-fabulous. Loved it all. Thank ou"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Took out of town guest there because it was close to their hotel. Service was very good, however I was surprised that they close the kitchen at 8:00pm on Sunday. We made reservations for 7:30, and felt rushed to place our order before it closed."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Our waiter was very helpful and provided super service"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This was my second time at Cafeteria 15L. After trying the chicken and waffles the first time, it was so good I couldn't get it out of my head and had to come back. Husband got the prime rib which he really enjoyed too. Service was good, atmostphere fun, fun bars nearby. Overall a great experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have been to Cafeteria 15L on multiple occasions. Each time, the service is consistent and excellent. I love that there is brunch on Saturday and Sunday."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I want to try new places but I find myself coming back to Cafeteria time and time again because I know it will always be good. . .always."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This place is convenient given its location. The food was good. They need to have a little more selection for vegetarians. The service was horrible. It's really embarrassing to qto have to walk around chasing the waitress to ask for refills, plates and items that were never brought to the table. I would try it one more time but would request for different wait staff."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "At a recent conference our group of 8 went to lunch at cafeteria 15L. We got in quickly, the service was immediate and constant, and the food was fantastic! Our server was friendly and knowledgable, and best of all she knew we were on a time crunch and had our checks ready before we asked! I will definitly be back!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I have been here several times and liked it; the service was good. However, on this visit I was disappointed with the French dip sandwich. The meat had a lot of fat and gristle and there was not much lean. The bun was not substantial enough to hold up to this kind of a sandwich, making it a knife and fork meal instead."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Crowded so very noisy. Took forever to get a server to our table. My chicken was dry as was my lunch companions. Not a good place for a romantic meal. A business lunch would be difficult because of the noise level. Disappointed overall. Might be fun if you are young and into the bar scene."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We have heard about the chicken and waffles and had been wanting to try them for months. We could never make brunch, so we decided to have dinner date night. The food was amazing and worth the wait."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I like this place for the food, but the service on Sunday was terrible. We made a reservation, there were two hosts up front who kept telling us they would help us soon, but then each of them went to help the 2 groups that came in after us, and I had to interject that we had been waiting and had a reservation. When we finally got sat we were ignored for 15 minutes, waiters walked by, a person who looked to be the manager...2 tables got sat after us and were helped before we were. It was very frustrating, we almost left. After I saw a waiter help the table next to us I asked her if she could find our waiter, she said she would be back and 10 minutes later it was her. We ordered bottomless mimosa's and had to always ask for refills."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This is a favorite place of ours for brunch, lunch or dinner. It has a great atmosphere and super tasty food."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • " The waiter arrived quickly and told us about drinks and even what was most popular. We all ordered different entrees each better that the menu described. Great food, plentiful services, well prepared. Very unique brunch items. And don't forget to order a side of their smoked BACON! it was wonderful!! We highly recommend their Chicken and Waffles with pecan butter! Great place for a great meal. We will be going again for sure! Great Food and Great Service. Oh, and the bar is great too!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "I like to take friends here who have never tried it. The décor is easy on the eyes and the food is outstanding. To date every dish tried has been given 4-5 stars so would definitely recommend and return to try another entree."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Unable to have a conversation with my lunch guest due to the full-blast-inside-and-outside broadcast of World Cup. Really? 5 deaf people on the patio? Anyone who wanted to hear the game was watching it in the bar. Being forced to try and escape explosive crowd noise almost made us flee, but we only had an hour for lunch. I hadn't seen my friend in over a year and we picked that restaurant to enjoy the patio. Someone eventually turned it down but until then we had to shout at each other. Uncalled for obnoxious level on sound system."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Had the chicken and waffles very good. Loved the fry trio as well. Our server was very attentive, and friendly. Never been there before will go back for sure."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The service was great. Staff very attentive. I had the Mexican eggs and they were great. The noise level was very high so at times difficult to carry on a conversation. We went to Music Circus afterwards, so location was very convenient."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We arrived 10 minutes before our reservation and were seated promptly outdoors on their patio, which was great. Except we were seated at a large round table for eight, which was awkward for a party of three. A male server came by about 5 minutes later and asked if we'd seen our server, we said no and he walked off. We did not see our server until about 5 minutes later and we asked her for water, which we did not get for another 5 minutes or so. Finally, we ordered food & drinks and, when it all arrived, everyone enjoyed their meals - very tasty. But our server never came back to ask us how we liked our meals or if we needed anything else, never asked if we'd like a cup of coffee or a dessert, just brought our bill. Disappointing."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "My friend has the most AMAZING chicken and waffles, which I will absolutely be ordering next time. Went for a friend's 21st bday, and our waitress treated us wonderfully. The drinks at the bar after dinner were weak without much alcohol. Next time I like to feel more of a buzz after a few drinks. For the price and location, I expected more of the drinks."
    Dined on 6/28/2014