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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
  • "Two of us had lunch; the salmon over creamed corn was excellent. The creamed corn tasted like it had just been taken from the cob; it was excellent; a very fresh flavor. The other of us had the turkey sandwich. If was bland; the foccacia bread overwhelmed the taste of the turkey which was poorly presented. Turkey was a thick stack of slices rolled together as almost a ball. Single layering is more attractive and easier to handle. Wait staff was very good."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Second time for dinner because it's close to theater. Second time had to wait at reception desk for quite some time before they noticed customers had arrived. Lack of attention at front desk...Found the food just average and find it difficult to "highly" recommend. Ordered skirt steak..could not eat the vegetables because of an after taste...believe the oil used to cook was old. Had a friend try them and agreed to my assessment."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "Love the atmosphere at Cafeteria 15L! But even better is the food. We both had different specials of the night and we were each very happy with our meals. We keep coming back because we want to try everything on the menu - but we want to have Chicken and Waffles everytime too - such happy decisions :-)"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My first brunch at Cafeteria 15L was Mother's Day a few years ago. It was crazy busy & I assumed the fair service and lukewarm entree was the result of it being so busy. Fast forward 2 years- I went back & had the Eggs Benedict with bacon. I was amazed that entrees arrived so fast - probably in less than 10 minutes. Now I know why. Once again, the food temperature was far from hot. The potatoes are outstanding but it's clear they pre-poach the eggs. Even the hollandaise sauce was only luke warm. The dish was tasty & had potential, but it would have been much better if it had been cooked when ordered & served piping hot. The place wasn't full and our server was far from attentive. We had to ask for more tea & ask for the check."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Chose this restaurant as a pre theater matinee location and we were not disappointed! Menu includes both breakfast and lunch items - my skillet omelet was very tasty and my friend's salad was excellent. Each was accompanied by "tater tots," which took us back to our childhood. Special cocktails on the menu were very brunch appropriate. Restaurant has an interesting "vibe:" contemporary, but not rushed. As we left the restaurant, it would be a good idea to make a reservation as there were few tables available at 1:15pm."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The food is good, service is alright. I suggest not sitting near the kitchen. At first I thought it would be fun to be able to watch them work, but you see & hear things you don't want to when eating. The female cook decided to talk smack about what myself & friends had ordered! We hadn't sent anything back or had any special requests...she simply just didn't like that we ordered a bunch of small plates. Not professional to talk smack about customers especially when your kitchen is open & 3 ft from the table you're talking about."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "Teresa is the best server. We ask to sit in her area. Food is always good!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "I don't like to evaluate a restaurant on one experience unless everything was either extraordinary or awful. We had a mixed experience. My husband's pork chop was well cooked and he ate everything on his plate. My New York steak had a lot of inedible (for me) parts and was under seasoned. The use of the thick bacon pieces in the preparation of my potatoes/peppers made them too greasy for my taste. The bacon was tasty though! The atmosphere is interesting, with mismatched chairs and exposed duct work. Service was good"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "My meatloaf was outstanding. Sampled the evening special Halibut....delicious!"
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "Close to Community Center Theater and Music Circus. Easy parking plus valet. Fish & Chips and Cobb salad we both excellent. The food arrived so quickly we finished earlier then expected and had time for drinks in the courtyard garden afterward. The decor is eclectic or odd, not sure which, but pleasant. We want to go back for weekend brunch and then visit Capitol Park, which is right across the street."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "This was my first time going for brunch and it was fantastic! We had a large party and the online reservations made it super convenient to plan for. The menu was diverse and pleased the meat-eaters and veggies. The bottomless mimosas were extremely generous -- we stayed for hours and they never stopped coming by with refills (we literally turned them away, when does that happen?). Love the outdoor patio and ambience. Can't wait to go back again -- am even having my wedding reception here!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "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