Cafeteria 15L

4.5
2469 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Californian
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
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Phone number
(916) 492-1960
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Christian Palmos
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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.
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Private party contact
Diane Lally: (916) 442-8855
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
15th St & L St
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Parking details
Valet is available and located on 15th Street between K and L Street for $5/car. Owned and operated by Neumann Enterprises.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2469 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Tater tots were excellent. Waitress was very attentive. Western burger had nice portion of bacon.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

We keep going back here for good reason. Great food, decent prices (best at happy hour), and friendly staff. This time our drinks took quite a while to get ordered and brought out (concerning because everyone got bottomless mimosas and it was nearing the end of brunch). Probably 30 minutes after sitting, we got drinks.) The food came fast, though. Our waitress was a gem, charming and talented.

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

Good new twist on comfort food

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2018

We had a great waitress. We were there Friday 6 pm before Mama Mia!

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4.0Dined on August 11, 2018

We really enjoyed our pre-concert meal. Everything was super tasty.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Food was great but need more vegetarian options! There used to be a sandwich but now my friends had a choice of Mac and Cheese or Tater Tots.

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2018

Fantastic vibe....we really enjoyed and will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on August 7, 2018

As always Cafeteria 15L delivers on a great meal. I took a friend who had never been here and just walking in she was impressed by the decor and atmosphere. We shared two appetizers and a salad, all were exceptional. I love the wine list with many local flavors I like to support.

Thanks for always being a great place to eat and socialize.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2018

The place is enormous, with multiple seating areas. We were in the back in what appeared to be a bar area where they had set up temporary tables and folding chairs. Not really a white table cloth experience but the food was well done, the service was good despite a huge crowd, and it was fine for a Saturday morning brunch. Would love to see how it goes on a not so chaotic day...

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Food good. Must be in a party mood. It is quite loud. Easy reservations. Very accommodating service

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Very accommodating for my gluten free needs. I was able to order from the main menu options because they were happy to let me make some adjustments. We ate here twice. Each time the waiter/ waitress were fantastic.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Pre-theater dining. The service was fast and friendly, the meal was delicious, the ambiance was terrific - it was the first time we had been seated in the small room behind the bar. I hadn't known it was there before. Very comfortable, and although the tables were full, we could easily hear our conversation. this place always is a hit!

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Quite noisy for a group of 6 baby boomers; otherwise great!
(would have been quieter outside on the nice patio but it was way too hot)

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Prime rib was delicious. Only complaint would be it was a little warm inside.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Amazing service!!!

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2018

While the restaurant is beautifully designed and decorated, the staff clearly was not prepared to handle the Saturday AM breakfast rush. We had a terribly long wait time between the very few visits from the waitstaff. Our meals, while tasty, arrived ice cold as they likely sat for quite some time while waiting for a server to deliver. Overall 2/5 - not worth a repeat visit.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Overall it was good, there were 4 of us and they did not bring our entrees out together, which seemed odd to me. Food is great

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Good food options. Ashi tuna salad had only 3 small slices of tuna, needed a couple more slices to be worth $16. Good overall

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Had the shrimp scampi-sauce nice & garlicky but light & shrimp cooked perfectly! Husband had the Hawaiian rib eye-good char flavor, mashed potatoes to die for ! Good food-great ambience

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

The music is awful and way too loud. Could turn it down to a background level where people can talk

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Was just great . They have the best servers. Always friendly and great service !

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

This is a long standing personal favorite. Love the location, ambiance, food and service.

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3.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Service was good and speedy, but food wasn't as good this time.

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4.0Dined on July 26, 2018

The tombo tuna special dish was outstanding as well as the spinach /salmon salad. Our server Karlee as delightful. Will definitely go again

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Happy hour at the bar was great. Really good drinks and deals...the food was delicious and we had a great waiter. I would definitely go back!

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

First visit, but will be back. For downtown, easy parking and if you do not find a parking spot they have valet parking for $5.00. Was there with my wife and two friends. Every one loved their food and we all would have liked to order a different thing from the menu (too many other items that we would like to try) Don't take my word for it, go try it.

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4.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Could have been just that day, but the kitchen was having a tough time getting food out quickly.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

By far one of the best restaurants in Sacramento. The quality of the food, and the care taken by the wait staff has always been top drawer.

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2.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The restaurant was nicely designed (though very loud due to the acoustics!) and the staff were all very friendly and courteous. The food, though, was nothing to write home about, and strangely bland.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

The food was amazing!! we loved everything we had! especially the MAC n CHEESE which I loved!! the waitress was horrible, finding any staff for help was next to impossible so get them while you can. It was a Saturday but I have been in busier places and got great service!! This time unfortunately we did not!! I would though recommend this place if you are a food and love great atmosphere!! It was over all a good Bday dinner! oh and they have valet parking which I wish they would have said on their website!!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Everything was great! Server was awesome, and food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Lovely restaurant with exceptional food and service

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

We have been here several times. Has not disappointed us yet.
Food is good, not outstanding but definitely makes you feel that you have had a good meal.
Service has always been great.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Terrific as usual. This is my No. 1 go-to restaurant in Sacramento.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

This is a great place to get together with friends. The food is good, and unique! Our waitress was wonderful.

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4.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Greeted and seated promptly! Server was a bit slow and had too many tables to spend much time at each table. The spicy Ahi Tuna Poke was a great choice and came out very quickly. My quest had the Ahi Tuna salad which looked great, tasted the same. My roasted chicken came out perfect, it was done, but still juicy!

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Especially impressed with children’s meals. Nicely presented, good food as evidenced by kids eating everything. Included kid friendly veggies, fruit, and dessert.

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1.0Dined on July 10, 2018

I gave the waiter a great tip even though I was very irritated about the food & seevice we received, becuz I know people count on their tips 4 their livelihood. The menu was disappointing. The food was very disappointing, and the service sucked!

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1.0Dined on July 8, 2018

I was not happy with the place way over price

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Varied breakfast menu, friendly service, a great casual place to meet friends.

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