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About 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.

1116 15th St
Sacramento, CA 95814
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Californian

Hours of Operation:
Sat/Sun Brunch 9:00am - 3:00pm, Lunch M-F 11:30am - 2pm, Dinner M-Thur 5-9:30pm, Fri/Sat 4-11pm, Sun 4-8p

Cross Street:
15th St & L Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 492-1960

Website:
http://www.cafeteria15l.com/

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.

Parking Details:
Valet is available and located on 15th between K and L Street. Owned and operated by Neumann Enterprises. $5 plus tip.

Executive Chef:
Christian Palmos

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafeteria 15L Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (79)
Casual (78)
Good for a Date (65)
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Good for Groups (64)
Good for Birthdays (63)
Fun (63)
Pre/post Theatre (60)
Great for Brunch (60)
Special Occasion (46)
Great for Lunch (45)
Sunday Lunch (44)
Bar Seating (41)
Great for Outdoor Dining (41)
Happy Hour (40)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Creative Cuisine (34)
Worth the Drive (34)
Hot Spot (32)
People Watching (31)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Neighborhood Gem (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (26)
Vibrant Bar Scene (24)
Business Meals (22)
Cozy (21)
Kid-friendly (20)
Quick Bite (18)
Authentic (17)
Romantic (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Seasonal (15)
Late-night Find (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (12)
Healthy (12)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Disabled Access (8)
Great Beer (8)
Tapas (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Scenic View (6)
Vegan (4)
Live Sports (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Organic (4)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Spicy (3)
Live Music (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

I went for Dine Downtown. The food was awesome. The drinks were awesome. My only complaint was that the entrees came out while we were still eating our appetizers, our appetizers came like a minute after we were given our cocktail, so it felt a little rushed.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Comfort Food
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·Dined 6 days ago

We went to Cafeteria 15L for Restaurant Week and it did not disappoint. The service was friendly and timely, all 3 courses were delicious, with great portion sizes, and the ambiance was intimate and relaxing. We loved it and definitely recommend it to others. Cheers!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tahoe)·Dined 7 days ago

Consistently good service and outstanding food and drinks. Decent prices for the food. Brunch is delicious and the bottomless mimosas are fantastic.

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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

I went on line and found that CAFETERIA 15L in Sacramento was a good option for Sunday brunch, so I made a reservation through Open Table. We were NOT disappointed! Excellent comfort food for breakfast/brunch, reasonably priced, excellent service, and fun atmosphere. The only negatives were difficult parking (even on a Sunday!), and when I tried to make a reservation on Open Table, the only time we could get for a table for 2 was 9 or 9:30. So I made a 9:30 reservation, but when we got there, there were plenty of tables—as there were at 10 and 10:30. If I'd know that, we would have arrived at 10 or 10:30. But no matter. We had a great time and will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Cozy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

The hostess who was working while I was there was great! Helped me set up a surprise for my now girlfriend. It was a great experience! I’ll definitely recommend it to friends and will dine here again.

Tags: Late-night Find, Special Occasion, Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great place, food was great, service was great, however, the wine list is full of grievous errors that are inexcusable. Newton Cabernet Sauvignon list from Napa, but they served the Sonoma version. Similar with most of the list, not very honest.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent food and fabulous service, what else do you need?

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is my go-to brunch spot in Sac. However, I also bring out-of-town visitors here for dinner fairly often as well. I love this place.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Went for Sacramento restaurant week. Food was great it’s just they used same ingredients in 2 dishes appitizers and main entre had Brussel sprouts and similar ingredients

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Other than the light that was supposed to shine on our table being out, my family and I had a great time. Our server was friendly and patient with my young daughters, and she was kind enough to put a candle in our hot fudge sundae for my wife’s birthday. We will definitely be back.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We haven’t visited Cafeteria 15L for a year now and the place still provides good comfort food. Couple of us ordered chicken and waffles dish and the chicken breast is moist and juicy. We also ordered a mixed salad and the portion was huge.

The services was great. Our water glasses were never half empty and she kept asking about the taste of the dishes.

Overall, we will think of 15L first before going to other restaurants around this area.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on January 11, 2018

My husband, a friend, and I had an early supper after a show at the Sacramento Community Center Theater. It was an easy walk to the restaurant and a delight not to fuss with parking. We were early for our reservation but were welcomed, seated in the bar, and promptly served with the happy hour menu. As soon as a table was ready, we were able to move to the dining area. We were especially pleased to see that the menu was well planned to satisfy both light and hearty appetites. All of the staff were smiling and willing to make our experience satisfying. For example, I was able to substitute blue for the original goat cheese on my awesome beet salad. We all enjoyed our meals and definitely will return to explore more of the menu offerings. I'd also like to try the outside seating in a different season but enjoyed the ambiance inside this visit, especially in the cozy bar.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I come here for their Cobb salad ...it is the best! My kids love the chicken and waffles. Great food at a great price.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Healthy, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

Fun and tasty experience. Our group of 6 ladies with different culinary preferences, each found something yummy to eat for lunch. Great alcohol and non-alcohol drink options. Interesting bathroom -- great conversation piece! Will definitely come back.

Tags: Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 10, 2018

We tried the restaurant before hitting the community theater for a production. Alas, my pulled pork sliders were tepid and tough and my tomato soup scalding. My spouse's cheeseburger sliders were still pink, though she requested well done. However, our teenager liked his vanilla shake. Said it was one of the best he's ever had.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Live Sports, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We were not happy with the quality of the food. Service was good.

Tags: Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Ahi salad was disappointing. Few pieces of Ahi on lettuce with croutons drowned in dressing
My French Dip was loaded with meat that was loaded with fat and chewy. 2 drinks and dinner $75. Not worth it.

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·Dined on January 8, 2018

The food I ordered wasn’t bad, but neither was it up to he standards I’d expect for the price or ambience of the restaurant. My broker porkchop was extremely difficult to cut through, so much so that the table shook as I sawed through. Flavor was acceptable, but it was very tough. The sweet potatoes were hard in the center, and the dessert brownie was not good (that last is my opinion). The waitress was pleasant and the wine good, but I did not expect to have to saw through potatoes and pork. I would not get that dish again, and will not likely return on my next business trip.

Tags: Late-night Find
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

a homey menu with basics like meat loaf and small plates. Would like to have have had more choices of small plates. The sliders' bun was Hawaiian and too small. Needs a more substantial roll. Cheese looked and tasted like Kraft. Too salty.
Ideal walking distance ocation for after performances @ Convention Center

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Food & restaurant were outstanding!! Justin the manager is excellent . Taylor & Nolan are great servers .

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great place for brunch. We came here after reading the yelp reviews. Wonderful find.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Chose Cafeteria15L for dinner before the theater. There were three of us and we all loved our entrees. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. The service was very good, the cocktails were delicious, and were able to share a yummy hot fudge sundae to top off the meal!! We will definitely come back...

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Cafeteria 15L did not dissapoint. Great menu with lots of variery. All of our meals were outstanding. Waitress was great and friendly. Fun atmosphere. The brunch munu looks amazing. Will be going again for sure!

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Tables are to closed with other diners. Had to request different table to get away from hearing other diners conservations. Food was ok, nothing great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great place, great food. Bar was just okay. First drink was a whiskey sour kind of drink. Nothing wrong with it, just not my kind drink. Ordered an old fashion after that and it was terrible. Put a lot of ice with it so it was watered down. So maybe stick to the drink menu. Everything else was amazing!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food was very good. I had the bacon wrapped meatloaf. Not what I expected. Had more of a sausage consistency than traditional meatloaf but very good. My wife had grilled ham and cheese. Huge. She loves their side salad. And prices for mid-town were pretty good. BUT you cannot order off the happy hour menu in the dining room. So my wife's $7.00 drink went up to $11 and inexpensive appetizers were not available. There is limited seating in the bar for meals. After dinner we went back to the bar for after-dinner drinks since the bar was still open. If we go there again during happy hour (4 - 7pm) we'll probably just eat in the bar.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We have dined at Cafeteria 15L multiple times and have always enjoyed it but were disappointed in our last experience. Our salads and entrees came out almost at the same time. I had asked for my shrimp to be cooked through but it was still opaque and spongy when served. We will come back and hope for a better experience.

Tags: Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Enjoyed a very nice meal prior to seeing a musical close by. Very nice relaxed setting.
Only negative was that my first choice entree was sold out and it was only 615PM. Service and food outstanding.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Enjoyed everything about my dinning experience! Will definitely go back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Healthy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Always a great place to eat. The bacon wrapped meatloaf was outstanding. We will eat here quite often prior to going to the theater. They make sure you are out in plenty of time to make the show. Valet parking and parking nearby.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Enjoyed dining at Cafeteria 15L again. Very good pre-Broadway Series dining spot. Appreciate the 10% discount. Will dine there again for another pre-show dinner.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

holy hell this place was phenomenal i got braised short ribs over a pumpkin risotto and was shocked at how fantastic it was. my fiancée on the other hand got the hawaiian rib eye and was blown away it had a beautiful sauce glazed onto it and it had to be a 16 ounce steak grilled perfectly with garlic mashed potatoes fluffy and delicious!!! would highly suggest going for any reason

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Fun
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I had been looking forward to trying this restaurant for months. Unfortunately we were seated in a room that was outside but they had plastic divider up and it was not decorated at all. Evidently there is a bar that opens up there at night. The chairs were wood planks with no back so not very comfortable. The ambiance was not nice at all and that is important to me. It was also a little warm and stuffy. I would have asked to move but it was New Year's day and they seemed pretty busy. However the food was very good with large portions. Our waiter was very good and the food came quickly. I plan to return but will definitely request to sit inside where it looked much nicer and more comfortable.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The service was top notch, the Mimosa was continually refilled and the food was well presented. Impressed with the customer orientation and everyone seems happy at their job.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for New Years Eve. The restaurant is attractive with high ceilings and the lighting and decor looked festive. Our waitress was very good and attentive without being intrusive. My husband got the prime rib special, I got Salmon, and our son the pork chop. All of our food was excellent including the sides with them. (My salmon was soooo delicious!) We also got salads which were tasty. We also got the special panacotta dessert which was light and flavorful. We were very happy we came this night and will return.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Went there for an early new year's eve dinner. The staff was very accommodating to our needs. Dinner came out pretty quick and the server was very attentive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had an early Sunday afternoon reservation, busy but not bad. We were seated quickly, our waiter was a pro, very helpful with serving sizes and suggestions. My wife and I both ordered the grilled ham & cheese with a side of soup and small salad. Easily one of the better grilled cheese sandwiches I’ve had. The soups were were also excellent, hearty and well seasoned. We will definitely return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nice place. About .7 miles from the Golden One center. Easy walk. Good food. Atmosphere was excellent.

Tags: People Watching, Hot Spot, Casual
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Magaritas were the worse for $13 Top Shelf.
Will never buy alcohol again - food excellent!

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 29, 2017

It was ok. The ambiance was excellent. The food was just so-so. Not bad but expensive for the quality. Nothing very creative on the menu. Not a lot of healthy options. My beet side salad was excellent. The salmon was just all right. My friend's hamburger was small and nothing special. I had the banana pie for desert. It was good and I had head that they had good desserts but really they did not have many options and nothing very creative. This is not a place for foodies. I would go back if someone paid my way. The valet was good but I felt bad as he had to run two blocks to get the car. They could have used a second valet as a lot of people had to wait.

Tags: Good for Groups
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