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Mulvaney's B&L
Mulvaney's B&L

Mulvaney's B&L Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.mulvaneysbl.com
  • Phone: (916) 441-6022
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    The patio tables are not reflected here at the website, please call the restaurant to check availability
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Californian, Organic
  • Executive Chef: Patrick Mulvaney
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: L st and Capitol Ave
  • Public Transit: Bus stop across the street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are also 13 spots available behind the building along the Rail Tracks. They can be accessed from the alley entrance on 19th street.
A word from Mulvaney's B&L
As an American restaurant, we focus on seasonal local products from our friends the farmers. Likewise, our modestly priced wine list emphasizes producers from the West. We are a small restaurant, if there is no availability here please call the restaurant to check.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "great ambience and the service ws impeccable! I love the farm to table concept. The wine list was great and well priced. Thanks for a great experience!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We were greeted kindly and a high chair brought to us. We were asked if we wanted or fish/steak medim or wel done etc. and we received it in the proper condition. The vegetables were local and absolutely delicious. Our water and bread were constantly refilled, our needs were met and we did not have to ask for anything."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "We enjoyed everything that we ordered. We realize it's a fine dining restaurant; however, we felt the prices were exorbitant for the small portions. Because of that, lunch is a better choice. Since it was my husband's birthday, we went out afterwards for hot fudge sundaes!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We always enjoy this wonderful restaurant. The food is reliably delicious and beautifully presented. We had lunch on their patio, which has a lot of lovely shade and was very comfortable on a hot day. Our waitress was thoughtful and attentive, but also serving a table of about twenty people, so that slowed the service a bit. We noticed that there was a faint garbage smell on the patio near an open door by their trash area, and asked to be moved. Haven't had that problem before and hope we won't again."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "It was our Anniversary and one of my friends recommended this place. We got there and was seated right away. I had made reservations. They change their menu daily so on the printed menu was Happy Anniversary which my wife noticed right away. It was a very nice touch. The waiter recommended some items and we picked some of them. The food was so fabulous. We had the heirloom tomatoes & Mozzarella which was amazing. My wife had the rib eye which was smoked and had great flavor. I had the duck, oh so good. Service was great and we would recommend this place to anyone....."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Always the freshest of ingredients, stellar wait staff and inventive menus!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This is by far one of the best restaurants in the Sacramento area. Patrick the owner is very friendly, the food is to die for, and the ambiance is like no other."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The food and service were exquisite. It had a high-class but homey feel. The staff was incredible and very friendly and casual feeling, yet very professional. The food was incredible. I ordered a 28 day aged rib eye, cooked well done. THe steak was so tender and juicy, my medium-rare loving girlfriend loved it, and she avoids well done. The ice cream at the end felt like whipped cream and ice cream had a baby. Best food ever."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Mulvaney's food and service were amazing. I've lived in Sac my whole life, and never stopped in to Mulvaney's until this weekend with my boyfriend. A little pricey, but totally worth it. We ordered the cheese assortment, the raviolis, the rib-eye and they were all way better than I could ever put into words. "Absolutely delicious" is all I can say, but that's as you would expect from a fine-dining, farm-to-fork restaurant. The wait staff was nothing but friendly and extremely attentive to our every need.We will definitely be back for our next occasion. :)"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Very loud in the restaurant. Food is excellent, but disappointed that the menu had not changed since I came here last summer. No specials being served. Wish I had gone elsewhere. Service was very slow."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Mulvaneys's is one of our midtown Sacramento favorites (the other being the Press) We enjoyed a wonderful weeknight dinner -- good thing we had a reservation as all the tables in the restaurant and patio were filled. Our server, David, was excellent, as were all the support staff, and the food was fresh and delicious and the portions just right."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "What a fun place with fun and attentive wait staff, but I wanted the food to be better. The cheese board was delicious if a bit skimpy, the Rio salad was a clump of field greens with very little dressing and a crostini on top, edible but not very enjoyable, the pork chop was huge, cooked to perfection, but rather tasteless, despite a mildly minty marinade of some sort. The panzanella was decent, but it's really not much of a dish to start with, sort of croutons soaked with gazpacho. My dinner guest had the short ribs and octopus, the short ribs were apparently fantastic, but the octopus was anything but, he didn't finish but a couple of bites."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "All was good. Parking is a stressful way to start the evening."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We found this restaurant online through Open Table since we were travelling to Sacramento. Great food and service. The bartender was fun the way he picked out the wine."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "They made our 15th Wedding Anniversay so special. It is our favorite restaurant in all of Sacramento. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Super service. Excellent pricing on the wine list for some hard to get quality wines. They do very interesting fruit/veg preps."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Creative menu, excellent service, beautiful ambiance, with fresh ingredients from local farmers."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Enjoyed the ambience, the bussing staff was very efficient and attentive. Hostess was a little uptight and waitress was slow, waited 20 minutes before our order was taken, however, she was very courteous and balanced us we'll with her other patrons. The food was ok, the pork chop was overwhelmingly thick, polenta bland and juices had little flavor. The rib eye was delicious, however the accompaniments were flavorless. Even the split pea soup was slightly bland, had it not been for the drizzle, it's desirability would have been lacking. I really wanted to like this restaurant but in the end was disappointed. My husband and I agreed that a home cooked meal would have been better."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I've dined at Mulvaney's B&L four times in the past, and had knock-out experiences. This last experience left me sorely disappointed. Our salads came before the bread. We ordered wine & that took 25 minutes to arrive. I’m vegetarian, so I went with the chef’s creation. This was disappointing too since the plate consisted of asparagus, chard, & mushroom. A starch such as pasta or rice would have really helped create a more flattering appearance on the plate and experience on the pallet. The waitress had a large table she was waiting on, but I really was disappointed with the overall experience. A restaurant like this sets your expectations high (you will pay over $100 for dinner for 2, plus tip). The service & food totally missed the mark. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I really loved this place and the only reason it's not getting a perfect 5 stars for everything is the hostess was a little rude and seemed so put off that we recommended a different table when there was only 2 other people in the whole restaurant. The food here was absolutely exquisite. Our waitress was amazing and had great cocktail, appetizer AND wine recommendations. The smoked salmon appetizer and the toasted bread with mushrooms and parmesan cheese were PERFECT starters for our meal. Our table of four had the scallops, lamb and 2 pork chops and everyone was extremely satisfied with their meals. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Last year I and my guests had one of the best meals we had ever experienced. I brought my girl friend there for her birthday and had a opposite experience. The assorted cheese platter was not as good as last time, my crispy sweetbreads were mushy. Her steak, although well-seasoned had a good amount of grizzle, my duck breast had a lack-luster sauce. The hazelnut crust on her dessert was slightly burnt. She had stomach upset for most of the following day. I understand that the owners were catering a large affair in Davis that day. If that was the case, the back-up chef and crew need more training. We have had better meals at Applebee's!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Although it was difficult to locate Mulvaney's on 19th Street (signage is very small), it was a wonderful dining experience once I arrived. The food was exceptional and presented in a very beautiful manner. The flavors and freshness of the ingredients was evident and the quality of the dishes was outstanding. I would highly recommend it for a special occasion since it is a bit on the pricey side."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • " I was lucky enough to get a reservation over Memorial Day Weekend. 20 minutes after I made the reservation on Open Table, I got a call from the restaurant letting me know that we would be seated on the patio and would that be o.k? That was the beginning of the great service and friendly attitude we experienced the whole night. Our server, Jana, was a joy. She was very knowledgeable, not pushy, great listener..She was so excited about the food that she wanted to sit down and eat with us! She thought of everything...even gave us a taste of the pea soup because I had asked whether or not I should have that or the beet/avocado salad. The rest of the meal was timed perfectly. We are coming back every day..kidding...but as soon as we can. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We went to Mulvaney's to celebrate my husband's birthday, and they were outstanding! Our server, Chris, was awesome! Attentive, informative, we definitely will be back. It is one of our new favorites. The menu was personalized for his birthday, and his dessert plate said Happy Birthday around the rim. The food was wonderful, but the people and the service made the night extra special."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The food is always good. We sat on the patio which is charming. And they made a beautiful birthday plate for dessert for my mom. She loved it. Thank you Mulvaney's"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Amazing dinner for myself and three of my guests. We ordered cocktails, wine, appetizers, entrees, and deserts, nothing was less than exceptional. The atmosphere is lively, not quiet or stuffy. The staff was very efficient and nonintrusive. The fantastic floor manager, (I believe his name is Chris), stopped at our table to discuss our experience and answer all our questions regarding our new favorite fine dinning restaurant. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Mulvaney's is a treasure because the menu changes with the season's, using fresh vegetables paired with delicious homemade pasta. We also had the porcini carpaccio salad, which was so interesting and so good. The wait staff is professional but also friendly. And the wine by the glass variety is good. It was too hot to eat outside that day, but they have a lovely patio."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "A meal at Mulvaney's is always a wonderful experience and this visit was no exception. Server Sarah Jean was knowledgeable, attentive and just really fun. We had a last minute addition to our party and while not an easy task, they were able to provide a larger table. And, our meals were excellent "best black cod I ever tasted," "real carbonnara!""
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "This was our first visit and we can't wait to go back. Everything, from creative dishes to reasonable portions to superior service,was fantastic. What a gem for Sacramento!"
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Eating at Mulvaney's felt like a personal dining experience. Not only does the chef come and speak to each guest, but all of the wait staff participates in the service, which made us feel very well cared for. The food was amazing! From the bread with salted butter to the ribeye and duck entrees, the entire experience was a delight to the palate. The very creative delivery of the check and take-home bag was icing on the cake."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "I will be getting married here next year and we wanted to bring my fiancee's mom to dinner so that she could see the space. It was a great evening with superb service as always. The staff is so attentive and accommodating. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Another perfect night. Food, wine , service and ambiance was spot on. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "The service at Mulvaney's was top-notch, from the hostess to our waitress. They were knowledgeable about the menu, open to answering questions, and not at all pretentious. The restaurant also had some really sweet little touches to help celebrate my boyfriend's birthday - from "Happy Birthday" on the top of our daily menu to a complimentary plate with two small local chocolates for dessert with "Happy Birthday" piped around the edge. The food was great and I love that they focus on what's in season with local ingredients. Highly recommend!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Dining in Mulvaney's garden on a warm spring evening with good friends is a magical experience. The wait staff was attentive but not intrusive, and knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. But the best part was the meal itself - squab, sturgeon, duck with all kinds of locally sourced, organic vegetables and fruits. Thank you, Patrick Muvaney!! You and your staff are amazing. "
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Mulvaney's never disappoints. I love their changing menu; the fresh, local ingredients; the inventive imagination of it all."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "Had a great meal here. We were first timers. The menu is pricey, but well worth it. Service was excellent and the menu had many choices. The only negative to the night was that Open Table made us a reservation for 6:30 p.m. and it didn't happen. The resturant did however call within 15 minutes of making the reservation to le us know our time was not available. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "I've been to Mulvaney's three times now and fall in love all over again every time. The duck and the halibut are fantastic, and the wine list is a nice departure from the downtown Sacramento standards. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant. Food and service were outstanding. Friendly, quick, efficient staff. Interesting, varied menu. Very flexible for portion sizes/options. With a small hint, supplied "Happy Birthday" (written out with chocolate) plate with dessert. Noise level was 6-7. Great for young people, a little harder for older folk."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Mulvaney's B&L is our favorite Sacramento place for an occasion, from the monumental to the opportunistic. From "It's our 35th anniversary" to "Hey, let's take 'em to Mulvaney's," we always are happy with our choice, delighted with the food, befriended by a great staff, and, from time to time, fascinated by a conversation with Patrick. While you can't really call Mulvaney's inexpensive, it's always a great meal at a great price."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "This was my second time at Mulvaney B&L. I was so impressed the first time that I wanted to bring some colleagues. The staff was great and the food was fresh and simply amazing. Everything was perfectly prepared and presented. I can't speak higher of this restaurant. One of the best farm to table experiences I've had in a long time! "
    Dined on 4/17/2014