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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 WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
Diner Reviews
  • "Really enjoyed the whole experience, felt as though the waiters and management were very concerned with our being satisfied in every way."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Perfectly located - close to the theater and convention center. Several reasonable parking garages close by and valet parking available. Loved the fact that we can use Open Table to make reservations! Excellent menu section - something for everyone. One of our favorite restaurants in downtown Sacramento."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Not the same old thing. Unique combinations, that were delicious. This visit the help was sufficient, but a week before the same server, kept forgetting things. ie: dressing was not on side as requested, when brought to her attention, she said, we never put to much dressing on, my friend couldn't finish it because it was way to much dressing 'for her', my friend had to ask for water 3 times before getting it. she grabbed my cocktail, without asking if I was done, and I was not. Just some annoyances. She was better on the second visit. But because the food was so good, we returned. We all realize that the server could have been having a bad night."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "First time at Cafeteria 15L. We were looking for a restaurant within walking distance to the Community Theatre. We discovered a gem! Will return for sure. The food and service was great."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Excellent appetizers! The trio a fries and the artichoke was a big hit with out group. Salmon was very good, vegetables underneath were dripped in butter. Maybe to much butter...Outdoor eating patio was perfect! Wait staff was attentive."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Always a great place to eat and enjoy. Wait staff is wonderful!"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Our server, Theresa, made us feel special. Great sense of humor. My pork chop dinner was excellent. Cooked just right, juicy, flavorful. Will come again."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "This is not your normal cafeteria, so toss all preconceptions aside. Think gourmet comfort food, great wine list, and fabulous wait staff. But don't even think about getting seated quickly without a reservation! We love this restaurant. And done here regularly. Try it, you'll be happy you did."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "The overall experience was very nice. The only complaint I would make is the slow service. It took our server 15 minutes to acknowledge our presence after we were seated After she made contact, our service was very good. We were not in a hurry so the wait was not inconveniencing. This is a common experience at this restaurant based on my previous visits. I don't blame the server - I think they just assign too many tables to the same person - leading to longer waits. This server was much better than the one on my previous visit. The patio dining experience is beautiful and tasteful. The food is above average. I would return."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We all love the appetizers: Shrimp Haystacks my favorite the Tater Tot Potatoes and the grilled Artichoke. Appetizers awesome! Dinners are wonderful, Fish and Chips excellent, Side salads are very good and dressing excellent"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Very cool vibe. Ordered the Barbie Bubbles cocktail, since the name and the description had me intrigued. Well, I took one sip and sent it back. It didn't taste like anything in the description other than the bubbles from the champagne. Started with the ahi poki appetizer which was buried underneath all the fried wonton chips. Flavor was good, but nothing spectacular. My daughter ordered the Salmon Spinach salad with goat cheese and said the salmon didn't seem fresh. I had the beef short rib (singular) which was placed on top of spinach and mashed potatoes. The short rib was tender and very flavorful, spinach was also good, however the mashed potatoes were very bland. All in all, it was an OK experience."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Nice Sunday brunch menu, but hard to carry on a conversation with the high noise level."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This was my first time at 15L and I decided to try their brunch. It was a beautiful place and their coffee was really good; however, the breakfast was average. I ordered an omelette and there was hardly any cheese. The potatoes were also cold. I would try it again, but I felt for the price, it could have been better. The service was great. The hostess was friendly and the server was accommodating."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was fabulous! Can't wait to go back and take our teenagers who will love this place. Also want to try the brunch."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "If you enjoy a good brunch and not a buffet then this is the place to come. I enjoy the choices of indoor or outdoor seating. I enjoy the comfort food choices like their chicken and waffles with their scrumptious pecan butter. A friend had the Mexican Skillet and enjoyed it and had to take some home due to portion size. Another friend had the Spinach Omelet and said there was a little too much spinach but she would order it again. The bottomless mimosas are enjoyable. I did not have one of their bloody marys but I did see a lot of people drinking them. As a wheelchair user I find the restaurant very spacious and easy to get around in. I have not yet found a bad place to sit."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "They call it Cafeteria but it's not a cafeteria, it's a great restaurant with great food. I highly recommend."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Great food, great service, great ambience -- and all for a great price!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "I hadn't been here since conversion from Mason's. A downtown friend recommended we return. Four of us had a great time, cocktails and dinner. Interesting and creative cocktails. Menu was filled with good things. We left happy and we will return."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "All the hype about this place. Food portions small, server not attentive, bottomless mimosas refills you had to beg for, not good brunch selection. Left much to be desired."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Great place, I like the diverse menu and the food was amazing. Took my GF on a date and we both really enjoyed it. Easy self parking and also has valet parking if need be. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Noise level was loud this night, we chose to sit outside and there was a group of loud women which meant we had to raise our voices to hear one another. My girls love this restraint, fruit punch is a must."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Cafeteria is becoming our go-to brunch spot! While we didn't have our usual waiter this time, we had Blair, who was wonderful as well. We had two large groups for brunch, and while we would have liked to have had both groups outdoors, we understand the lack of space in doing so. We appreciate how accommodating Cafeteria was though! Thanks to the manager (not sure of his name) for making this all happen. We will be back for sure!"
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Great place before theater events at the Community Center Theater! Won't break the bank either."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The service was excellent, although it usually takes awhile for the server to contact you for the first time. The food is outstanding and somewhat reasonably priced. I will go back."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Get the chicken and waffles- peppery gravy deliciousness. I always have tasty food at Caferteia 15L. Works out great to have a late dinner here with the girls, then walk over to the dance floor."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Breakfast on Sunday was fantastic!! We had the chicken fried steak, chicken & waffles and two of the skillets. Everyone was very happy with the quality of their food. We had 10:00 am reservations and were eating it seemed within 15 minutes of sitting down! Definitely get there early - was filling up when we left shortly after 11:00. The outdoor area is really cute and we plan to try out there next time."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We have enjoyed Cafeteria 15L for dinner in the past so we thought we'd try brunch. I was disappointed in the food though my husband really enjoyed his skillet. Our server was kind but seemed overwhelmed & one step behind. My skillet was cold, dry & too greasy - guess I need to stay away from 'comfort food'. The place was packed by the time we left so people obviously like this place. Liked the outside patio seating. I will be back as my husband really likes this restaurant."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "It was too loud & busy to carry on a conversation; couldn't hear the waiter. Waiter disappeared for long periods. No side plate was served w/ the grilled artichoke for the leaves, making this an awkward appetizer for a group. The food is unremarkable, & somewhat bland. Caesar salad is oily, w/ no flavor. Pasta special was very small & 1 of the 4 raviolis was empty; still hungry after eating it. Our friends enjoyed their humongous serving of prime rib, & their bomb. The s'mores dessert was nearly tasteless. It appeared as if the restaurant was out of dishes or rushing us out, as plates were cleared almost before we were done eating. Menu lacking in healthy choices, could use some vegan items or side dishes. We miss the lentils!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Great food, price was right, but they were either short-staffed, or our 7 pm Thurs night reservation was just ill-timed. Staff was personable, but we had 3 servers who each said they were our servers. I don't know what the problem was, maybe scheduling. When they discovered we had been over-looked they all pitched-in and from then on' it was a customer's dream come true. Fantastic menu. We will be back."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The restaurant meets its objective with mac and cheese, spicy port sliders, mini-hamburgers, meat loaf, fried chicken and more of traditional American family food. Salads are tasty and generous, small plate portions as well. We did not order entrees, but the ones we saw were also generous."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed the tuna poke appetizer to start, nice hint of citrus and the crispy wontons made for an original "chip". Next we shared the seared beet salad, especially enjoyed the dressing and the almond slivers. I had the prime rib special and my wife chose the Salmon over Brussels Sprouts. My Prime Rib was succulent and the mashed potatoes smooth and creamy. My wife's salmon was cooked perfectly with a nice crispy side, it was well seasoned and amazing. We finished by sharing the blondie dessert, it was a perfect finish to the meal topped with homemade ice cream. We had three mixed drinks from the bar and with tip ended up paying $135.00. There was a fan on for the first half of the meal, so I gave my wife my jacket."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had reservations for 1pm and didn't get seated until nearly 1:30. Even then we were seated next to the bathrooms and our drink/food order was not taken nor were we treated by our server for 10 more minutes. The food was good but this most recent experience left more to be desired."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "It would have been perfect except for group of 4 young people near our table that may have had too much mimosas and were slinging profanity. Should have been asked by there server to quiet down. Made the first 40 minutes of our dining experience uncomfortable. Otherwise was wonderful food and servers very pleasant and accommodating."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "First time at Cafeteria 15L for our group of four. A basket of excellent Sweet potato fries for the table to share as our appetizer. Each of us enjoyed our meal selection, and our waiter was top notch, attentive, and on his game. We will definitely make another date to meet at Cafeteria 15L."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The wait was not pleasant. With the reservation we were still seated late. Also there isn't a lobby area so bring comfortable shoes cause we were holding up the wall for 25 minutes"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I like to keep things short and to the point. The food was great and the seating is perfect for large party's/ groups. this time we went in a group of 6. I guess our waitress didn't understand the meaning of bottomless mimosas because after an hour of being seated our waitress disappeared. our mimosas were filled up twice. and the regular beverages including water were never filled either. we had to get up and go to the bar area to get a refill. To make it worse, we had to close our tab at the bar because our waitress failed to close our tab as well. the only time she she came back to us is because she realized, after 2 hours of waiting on her, that one of the checks weren't accounted for. which i held on to for her to personally come get."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "First time here and the food and service were excellent! Appreciated that it was trendy and fun, but not too loud."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We came as an adult family group with our elderly father. Our server outdid herself assisting us and making us comfortable. Everyone in the group was very pleased. The meatloaf and mixed green salad with pecans were especially noteworthy."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "everY Year For Valentines My Friends And I All Go OUt AS A Group For Dinner. I Recently Relocated To Sacramento And They Were Coming Into Town To Visit For The Weekend. I Wanted To Take Them To A hip Cool Place They'd Remember. So I Rsvp At Cafeteria 15L. It Was Such A Great SPot For Us. Even Better That It Turned Into A Night Club AFter Our Dinner ArounD 9Ish. I'll Be Going Back Soon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It's hard to find a great brunch place but one that takes reservations? Even better! I highly recommend this place - whether it be for brunch, lunch, dinner - it's fantastic. The service is great, the wait staff is friendly and attentive, and our group of 14 had an amazing time. We look forward to future brunches there! Thanks for being so wonderful to us!"
    Dined on 2/23/2014