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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 WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "I amde this group reservation at least 3 months in advance. When we arrived our table was not ready! We were first seated at a great table then told we had to move because someone else had reserved it. We were ultimately seated back by the kitchen. Not a great spot. Then several menu items were no longer available. It was only 5 pm!!!! I was disappointed in all of this as I was the organizer of this get together. While we will have a good time anywhere it was unfortunate that the Cafeteria put on a poor display for my many friends."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "If you're looking for a quick casual lunch, Cafeteria is great but be sure to ask for a table. Lunch service at the bar is a little unorganized and food came out tasting like it had sat for a little too long."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Good food and a lovely experience. The service staff were especially friendly and informative. We will gladly dine there again."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "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
  • "The food is delicious and the service is great. Have loved everything I've ordered, especially the truffle tater tots. Yum."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Our server Amy was fantastic! I would have given very good if not for all the fly's by our table. We were next to the exit door. The girl that sat us could really care less about us. Just about ran off after she got us to our table. Also they brought out the food to fast. We had not finished our appetizers (which were very good by the way) and they crowed us with our entrees. So when you have a baby and a toddler, this is a recipe for a mess. Not really baby or toddler friendly. Just because you have a high chair, doesn't mean your staff knows how to serve a family with. I would go back if it was just me and my wife."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Been there twice now for large work lunch group. Both times everyone loved the food and service was fast and attentive. In fact, the water gets filled up too often! I had to actually say stop. Didn't want to waste it with the drought! I'm looking forward to trying brunch."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I'll not return to this restaurant. Even though we had a reservation days in advance, we were seated at a table right next to the kitchen. Rock music played throughout our lunch and traffic in our area was disturbing. I eat downtown regularly and would not recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "I was told about restaurant great food and drinks. It did not disappoint! Food and drinks were excellent.Grrat"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "15 L food is overrated. Beautiful decor and atmosphere, however we went for Brunch and I found the menu limiting. In addition they were out of the top 3 choices that I wanted (chocolate waffle, ahi, Bellini) , I got the chicken and waffles and have had much better elsewhere. Bland flavored, sauce boring. Fry trio was good, how tough is it to mess up fries? The artichoke was the highlight. Lighter entrees for brunch are needed."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Our family truly enjoyed our Father's Day dinner yesterday. Even on this busy day the food and service were perfect!!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great place for Father's Day, birthdays, anniversarys, lunch, date night, any date, light and airy. Loved it."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "A nice patio reminiscent of a city park with wooden benches and tables. Friendly staff and American food. It was a busy Father's Day brunch and service slow due to the crowd. A fun time."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Lots of seating suitable for large groups, very lively place. Went for brunch and French Toast was good. Their trio of fries is Fantastic! I'm a sucker for fries and having garlic, bbq and sweet potatoes was just too yummy to pass up. Happy hour menu looked great so planning to come back with friends!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Second time dining here. One of my dinner companions mentioned to our server that she might want to let the chef know that the spicy ahi poke was devoid of any spice. The server said, "well this is our spicy"....and walked away. We felt she was very dismissive .... A simple "I'm sorry it wasn't spicy to you and I will share your concern with our chef".......would have gone a long way....perhaps she needs more training with people skills. Other than that, everything was fabulous."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Cafeteria 15L never fails to disappoint. I had dinner three separate times last week, once late at 9pm with my daughter and early evening on Saturday night, we had a large group of friends coming from the Bay Area and we got a table of 10 right away through opentable. Despite being packed and hosting a wedding in the patio, we were seated within 10 minutes of arrival. The food as usual was great and the atmosphere was fun and inviting. There were a lot of other diners having dinner before seeing Wicked. We had a variety of dishes, all excellent. My prime rib was cooked just right at medium and the appetizers, especially Hay Stack (an egg yolk on top of hash browns and shrimp) were delicious! Shaved ice at Golgi's after was the capper!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Brought family here after watching a production at the Sacramento Community Theater. We were quick to get our food and the service wa responsive. Will be back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We celebrated Father's Day with a brunch at Cafeteria 15L. The food was excellent and abundant portions. There were 8 in our party and the food was prepared and served very quickly. The waffle sandwich is a good choice."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "My daughter and I decided on this place before seeing Wicked at the Community Center Theater. She had been there before, I had not. The menu is mouth watering and the serving sizes ample. The bar area is really nice and comfy. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great location and ambiance. Service was a bit overwhelmed at 8PM. But drinks were quick in coming."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This was our first time to dine at Cafeteria 15L and we were happy to find it so close to the Community Theater as well as several parking garages. We didn't expect the ambience to live down to its name, but it did. This is a very informal restaurant and not a place for special occasions. Nevertheless, they have very good food at reasonable prices and outdoor dining for those so inclined. I had a very good hamburger with house greens and my wife had the crispy fried chicken without the waffle and syrup. Her chicken was good though a bit spicy for her. The servers were all young but very well trained. If we go back, it would be for happy hour and bar food."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Consistently good food and good service. They have yet to disappoint us out of 10 or more visits."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Took my young family and as expected it was all perfect. Tried new foods and some of the tried and true ones. If you want a great desert, plan ahead and let them know you want the Smoores......."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "When I made the reservation I requested an outdoor table because I thought the noise level would be much better for my 100 year old Grandmother. When Mothers Day arrived, it was extremely windy, I was beginning to regret my outdoor decision. We arrived at Cafeteria 15L at least a half hour early because of traffic and the AMGEN race on the same day. We were told we would have to wait about 25 -30 minutes to be seated since we were early. They ended up seating us in about 10-15 minutes, they seated us up against the restaurant under the overhang and you would never have guessed it was so windy. The food was incredible and it was a perfect Mothers Day Brunch!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It is a "go to" place for us. The food is always good, service excellent. Convenient to downtown venues. And the valet parking is a plus!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The only regret we ever have about Cafeteria 15L is that wwe didn't "discover" it sooner. The food here is consistently great and reasonably priced. Make sure you have a reservation -- it's a very popular place."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Service was a little slow. French dip was a little fatty & bun was burnt. Still love this place; everyone has an off night. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Enjoyed Sunday brunch. Wide variety of food choices and indoor/outdoor seating areas. Pleasant, efficient service. Attentive but not pestering or hovering. Will need to leave room for dessert next time! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Convenient to the Community Theatre. Wonderful food but a little on the noisy side. Very busy so be sure to make reservations."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "great environment - ate on patio. Very attentive service and food was tasty but not awesome. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Had a party of 5 on Friday night. Service was fantastic! Our server Theresa was great!! Food was delicious and the drinks were tasty! "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "WE have had lunch there 3 or 4 times before going to the plays. Always had good service and reallyy good food. Seems to cater to almost any age. Never been there in the evening but have an idea you have a pretty lively crowd."
    Dined on 5/29/2014