Cafeteria 15L

4.5
2826 reviews
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Comfort Food
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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Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

We were there on Easter. We were there for dinner and was a little surprised by their lack of dinner specials since it was Easter. The only special offered was a fish which seemed like an odd choice for Easter. Why not ham, or Prime Rib. I understand it is a cafe, but they do have Rib Eye on the menu. Maybe they focus more on their Brunch? When we entered the restaurant at 4 pm we were the only ones in the restaurant. The wait staff seemed pretty prompt serving us drinks and taking our order. After that we did not see her again for quite a while. No drink refills until the end of our dinner. Food came out pretty quickly and was tasty.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Easter Sunday

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Super fun place!

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LV
Sacramento
54 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Make a reservation if you go for weekend breakfast or brunch as 15L is a popular restaurant. My mother and I had Easter Brunch at Cafeteria 15L. Mom loved her brunch. If you go and have time after your meal, take time to walk through the rose garden at the Capitol across the street from the restaurant.

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OT
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant was really crowded and buzy, but got excelent service and food!

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and good service, plus the theater discount was nice.

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MY
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was wonderful on every level! Thank you from our whole group!

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SW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 10 and the service and food was great.

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JB
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My best friend took me to lunch for my birthday, and I chose Cafeteria 15L where I've always received great food and service. As usual, it did not disappoint!

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was very attentive and efficient. The food was served quickly. The food was excellent,

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AA
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always happy and full when I leave Cafeteria 15L, the food is great and comes with good sized portions. Servers were very friendly and always around to refill our drinks or ask how we were doing! Very comforting ambience and vibe from the place and would definitely go again!

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DV
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great! The waitress was excellent, the food superb, the meal was served in minutes. We were treated like family. Unfortunately, the hostess was a genuine, certified B###h that night. We were nothing but a bother to her. We will definitely return, however, as everything else is excellent!

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B
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was really loud, but people were just celebrating so it wasnt that big of a deal. And that's my only complaint, everything else was absolutely wonderful.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome Eggs Benedict and Truffle Tater Tots! Not to mention endless Mimosas! This place is awesome! Great atmosphere too.

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S
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

We had reservations for 4:45, which is about 15 minutes before they start valet parking. We had to park in the adjacent lot, which was marked at $25 for a "special event rate" to not be late and lose our table. We asked to be seated outside, which they accommodated on the small streetside patio. That was fine, except all the chairs were old, rusty, and incredibly uncomfortable. A restaurant this popular should really upgrade their chairs! Food was excellent; service was fine considering how busy they were. But the parking expenses and uncomfortable seating really put a damper on the evening.

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CB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will be back! We ordered 3 dishes and all delicious! Garlic shrimp appetizer is creative and you can't stop snacking on the fried shoe strings! The Beet Goat Cheese salad was packed with bright flavors and I recommend as a shared appetizer. Short-ribs were tender, melt-in-your-mouth with amazing gravy and worthy of 5 stars. Our Server, Camille, was friendly and attentive.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and lovely atmosphere. Not the place for a quiet dinner, but great value and food! We will definitely be back.

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KR
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous in every way! We had a large party, which they easily accommodated. Our food came out very quickly even though there were 22 of us and it was delicious!!! For the portions and quality, the food was very reasonably priced. Thank you so much! We will be back again and recommending your restaurant to other friends and organizations.

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JS
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Drinks took too long, but other than that, the experience was great. Think the server may have been new, so it was a little erratic. You should definitely make a reservation. The specialty cocktails and chicken and waffles were fantastic.

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t
Sacramento
48 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal even with a waitress trainee who did an excellent job of getting the order just right and also delivering it promptly since we had a play to attend. Eating on the patio was delightful and less noisy than the restaurant proper.

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and great food!

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JH
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Cafeteria 15L and this has become our monthly routine to enjoy lunch here before seeing shows at the Community Center Theater. Consistently great food and friendly service, nice ambiance. It was a lovely sunny spring day and patio seating we very comfortable and pleasant.

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CM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my go to place for theatre days/nights. Great food, great service. Everything on the menu is fresh!

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JL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We always enjoying going to Cafeteria 15L. The food is consistantly delicious. However we go on nights prior to the play so it is busy and the service tends to reflect that. As an example we didn't get our appetizer until just before the entree and the salad never did arrive. However we will continue to enjoy going to this restaurant.

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PC
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Seated immediately. Server was attentive and
knowledgeable.

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SL
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Every time we go to the theater we eat here. It is always great food and service. I highly recommended a stop here on your next dining experience.

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JV
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy the restaurant and going with friends after the theater! Food is delicious!

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J
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I took 5 of my business associates for lunch. We only had an hour in between sessions at the convention center. The service was fast, friendly and protective of a couple of food allergies. We had a great time, enjoyed our food selections and were back to the convention in plenty of time. The truffle Parmesan tater tots are spectacular!

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GE
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner prior to seeing a show. Service from Amanda was excellent. Definitely a winner and "energetic" is a euphemism for noisy.

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CB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. We were there at the end of their lunch service and we never felt rushed.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Celebrating a birthday

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ES
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place hits the sweet spot. Right across from where we stayed so we simply walked across the street. Chicken and waffle is a must. Pineapple ice tea was refreshing on a hot sunny day. We will definitely come back.

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DF
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We came to Cafeteria 15L to celebrate my son's birthday. We had an amazing visit on the outdoor patio. Great atmosphere, great food and wonderful company. Cant wait for another occasion to go back.

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V
Oklahoma City
16 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great; been there a few times and always enjoy it. Even though it was busy, service was great.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

chocolate waffles are amazing, so is mac and cheese and ANYTHING with the breakfast potatoes!!!

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CG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good. Mock tail was refreshing. Look forward to next visit.

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 4

First time there and won't be returning. The reviews and images that I read from Yelp are why I decided to try it out. It was crowded on a Sunday afternoon so I thought this is going to be good, well, it wasn't! My dish, chicken and waffles had NO flavor whatsoever; my sister's dish had a long piece of hair in it; my other sister's dish, a Mexican grill (I think) with tater tots wasn't good according to her (she didn't even take the rest of it home); my brother's dish, chicken fried steak was good, I tasted it, and my other sister's dish, chicken strips was basic. I was bummed out because I chose the restaurant this time and drove from the Bay Area to meet up with family. The atmosphere was good and our service was great.

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BU
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

We ordered and the appetizer came when we were half thru our entree.
Each dish, drink was brought by someone different.
No one really paid attention

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful birthday celebration! The service was exceptional and food came out quick! Thank you for accommodating us! :)

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