Memorable dining experienceThe food, the service, the ambiance--everything about Mulvaney's was wonderful and memorable. We had a long, leisurely dinner with four courses spread over more than two hours. I could tell you about the dishes we enjoyed but I'm confident that everything on the menu would have been equally good. Our only regrets were that we did not discover the outdoor patio until we were preparing to leave. We remarked to one of the servers how nice it looked. Realizing that this was our first visit to the restaurant, he took us on a tour of various other dining spaces in the restaurant. We were made to feel welcome like old friends. Mulvaney's met or exceeded all our fine dining expectations. We'll be back.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMSurprise in a FirehouseThe restaurant is in an old converted firehouse right on the street. Parking is a problem and the Valet was not on duty. But after we found a parking spot and got to the restaurant all was well. The staff was helpful, our table was ready and the service was very attentive. Noise was OK but a bit loud. The food was great! The wine list and wine by the glass above average. We had the cold pea soup which was great and then the paperdele with sausage and the pacific swordfish both of which were excellent. We finished with strawberry ice cream and nectarine sorbet, both great.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy with over the top Service!Mulvaney's is a favorite of mine and my family. We go often for special occasions and just to have a great meal. My vegan friend and I went recently and (as usual) Mulvaney's chef and staff made it a pleasure to accommodate her diet. It was effortless and my friend (who lives in Hollywood) was exceedingly impressed. Brava Mulvaney's....you made me look good!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service.Great food, great service. The menu was very innovative.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMServiceFood was very good, as usual. Our waiter was not. Hurried us to order. Very slow with our bottle of wine, a white, which he was slow in telling us had not been chilled yet and never gave us a chance to order something different. We eventually canceled the bottle and ordered glasses.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding in every way!Mulvaney's is truly a 5 star experience on all counts. We are devoted fans and will return as often as possible.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experience!Book a table early, I had a little trouble getting a good seating time a week in advance of my requested date.
The service was extremely friendly and attentive. Just about every other diner seemed to be regulars, as they all got hugs from the staff and visits from the chef and managers. Our server was knowledgable regarding the menu and was able to provide appropriate advice regarding food and wine pairings. For dessert, I appreciated that she knew what an affogato was when we requested it for dessert, even though it's not on the menu.
We will definitely come again!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGood EatsFor food and service Mulvaney's B & L is the place. Smoked salmon appetizer plate is a must have. Their menu change daily, but it always good and something for everybody. The service is exceptional....your water glass is never empty, they listen to what you want and accommodating. Ambience indoor is nice but it's the outdoor patio that is the best. You feel like you're at a garden party. Great place to come for a special occasion or not. Make reservations, may get crowded.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place. ConsistentlyLove this place. Consistently good food and excellent service.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother Wonderful Celebration!We have been to Mulvaney's for several occasions in the past couple of years. We are never disappointed. My parents are older so they prefer lunch to dinner. The staff is amazing and accommodating. Management is thoughtful and personalizes the menu to the occasion. There is just nothing I can say that is negative. The staff remembers us and is gracious and efficient. I love that part of the prep area is in the general space so you can see the chef or sous chef preparing things like homemade pasta, slicing fresh smoked salmon, or preparing dessert plates with special occasion customizations. This is a small, intimate, special restaurant that has become a family favorite. Since the menu changes daily, you have variety!!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious andThe food was delicious and the service was very good.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFine cafeteria diningNoisy indoor dining. Hard to have a conversation, so it's not so romantic. On other occasions the atmosphere has been more conducive to talk but this past Tuesday it wasn't. It was more like a school cafeteria.
The food is interesting and tastes wonderful. Limited choices for vegetarians, but the kitchen is willing to make a dish vegetarian if you want it that way. I've tried the same dish both ways (vegetarian and non-vegetarian) and both versions were excellent.
Service was good but was impersonal.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI had a wonderful dinner atI had a wonderful dinner at Mulvaneys: the food was fantastic and service was outstanding. Nice ambience in the old firehouse and our waitress was personable and fun!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMLast visit, food was goodLast visit, food was good not great. Have been going to this restaurant since it opened.Service was very good but kitchen seemed to be "off", my pasta dish was warm not hot.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as always. ChefExcellent as always. Chef Patrick has created a wonderful dinning experience.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWithout a doubt one of theWithout a doubt one of the best restaurants in Sacramento! The Three Way Lamb was outstanding. The service was a class act and on top of everything we got the best waitress of the restaurant Jana!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGracieIt is always welcome to find something unique and in a good way... make that really, really deliciously good. Mulvaney's is proud of its individualism, the focus being on their chefs' artistry in a touch-dance with the bounty of Nature and local farmers. The wealth they are generating is not what's accumulating in the cash register, but the richness of culture and interactions. Menus are not made out in advance, except by the measure of hours on the given day, given what the day itself provides as the optimal resources for savory creativity. But if you have dietary constraints, just call or reserve ahead and they will be responsive, as they were with me and mine. The only thing to beware of is finding the address the first time.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, an excellent eveningAs always, an excellent evening at Mulvaney's with great friends new to the experience. Our appetizers and small plates; salads and a gorgeous cheese plate, were perfectly aligned with the Triennes Rose we ordered for the table. Generously portioned pork chops with herbed fregola, and the petrale sole were perfectly balanced, decadent dishes. I loved the housemade paparadelle pasta, however I did find the vegetables little bit overly oily for my taste. All in all, impeccable service, a great experience always, and a very fun evening.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for a special night outThe food was well presented & very well prepared. The appetizer cheese plate was very diverse. The staff was friendly & attentive, especially our server, Christopher.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOur party of 5 had a terrificOur party of 5 had a terrific lunch. Our waiter offered us dishes that weren't on the menu (one of which I ordered), kept us entertained and kept the food coming! What more could you ask for? We love the open kitchen look of the main dining room and would bring back business clients again! Thank you for making our lunch very special!3/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience, wonderfulGreat experience, wonderful food - fantastic way to celebrate a special birthday.3/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe rib eye was to die for.The rib eye was to die for. It was tender and the best tasting steak I have ever eaten. Pork chop looked very impressive, but lacked seasoning. I can't wait to go back to eat another steak.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a very small group lunchHad a very small group lunch following a late morning weekday wedding. Thoroughly enjoyed the excellent service and outstanding food.2/27/2013 12:00:00 AMExtraordinary Everything!Mulvaney's B&L is the best restaurant in the region. The food is superior, the atmosphere wonderful and the location, perfect. It is always extraordinary!!!2/26/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday Bliss!We celebrated my birthday and from the personalized menus, the attentive staff, to the birthday dessert presentation we had a great dinner experience! Every visit is what makes me come back again and again. Definitely one of my most favorite restaurants!2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful as usual. They makeWonderful as usual. They make you feel like family.2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOur waiter Christop was awsomeOur waiter Christop was awsome and made it a very pleasant experiance.2/21/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways delicious and suchAlways delicious and such a lovely dining experience.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMValentine's Day dinnerValentine's Day
Food was great! Service was great!
Very nice evening. Will definately go back!2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I had a wonderfulMy wife and I had a wonderful time having a Valentine Day's lunch at Mulvaney's. We were seated and later greeted by the wife/co-owner, who was kind enough to spend a few minutes with us. Our server was outstanding, although he did not know much about the specials offered that day. This was our second time to this restaurant, the first being a dinner. We believe having lunch is much more enjoyable since you are able to see the restaurant with all it's interesting decor. No question the food is very good, one of the best eateries in town.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWow! Have been told forWow! Have been told for years how good this place is and it's no lie. Food was outstanding. Every dish was delicious.
It's a little cramped and they do as much as they can with the space that they have. Service is very good.
A Sacramento must.1/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfection!Once again we had a fantastic meal. This restaurant has the best service I've encountered in Sacramento. The food is perfection! This is always my first choice for dining unless we can't get in. Make your reservations well in advance!1/18/2013 12:00:00 AM