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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:
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

Cross Street:
15th St & L St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 492-1960

Website:
https://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 Street between K and L Street for $5/car. Owned and operated by Neumann Enterprises.

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/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

Cafeteria 15L Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (82)
Comfort Food (73)
Good for Groups (66)
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Good for a Date (65)
Great for Brunch (63)
Pre/post Theatre (63)
Good for Birthdays (58)
Fun (55)
Special Occasion (47)
Sunday Lunch (45)
Great for Lunch (44)
Happy Hour (43)
Bar Seating (39)
Great for Outdoor Dining (35)
Fit for Foodies (34)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Hot Spot (31)
Worth the Drive (31)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Vibrant Bar Scene (29)
Handcrafted Cocktails (28)
People Watching (28)
Business Meals (24)
Cozy (24)
Kid-friendly (22)
Local Ingredients (21)
Quick Bite (21)
Authentic (19)
Healthy (18)
Romantic (16)
Seasonal (15)
Late-night Find (14)
Good Vegetarian Options (13)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Tasting Menu (9)
Great Beer (8)
Tapas (8)
Disabled Access (5)
Live Sports (5)
Scenic View (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Vegan (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Organic (3)
Spicy (3)
Live Music (2)
Notable Wine List (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Great as always. The food is always terrific and so is the service

Tags: Great for Brunch, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Comfort Food, Healthy, Authentic, Casual, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 3 days ago

My friends and I went in for my birthday. There were three of us and we got bottomless mimosas. Our classes were never empty and the food was amazing. I will definitely go back for more!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

Family gathering

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

I gave this place a 4 Star instead of 5 for two reasons, one because several people walked by as we waited for someone to come to the hostess (or whatever) stand and not one person asked had we been helped. Secondly, we sat outside and had to ask 3-4 times to have the heater turned on. Other than that, the food was good, reasonably priced. I enjoyed the unlimited mimosa's. The cabana was nice, service was good. I would come here again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

Had to take my boss to dinner, cafeteria 15l was best choice we all enjoyed the meal very much. I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more. The corn chowder was super good an so was the salmon. The table was split on the rib eye– one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the Dessert options . Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Quick Bite
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

They were out of chicken and waffles:( otherwise everything was amazing!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Wonderful food and ambiance!! Great service!!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We were in town for the weekend and Cafeteria 15L was not far from our hotel. We ended up having dinner there on Friday night. The roasted chicken was perfect. We enjoyed are meals so much that we decided to try their Sunday Brunch. The skillets were delicious. We all left with smiles, great service and yummy food, what more could you want! We will be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Service was very good, however the food fell short. I ordered the pork chop and it was over done. I couldn't even cut it with the regular dinner knife, I asked for a steak knife and still had a hard time cutting my meat. It was not well seasoned either.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very well executed meal out. Professional staff, great cuisine - nothing we had was short of excellent. Attentive but not intrusive service.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Our reservations were for 6:30 p.m. and we were seated promptly. There was a nice variety on the menu. The beet salad could be a little larger but the taste was great. My sister is vegetarian and she had some good choices. We were going to a show at the Community Theatre so the location and very reasonable valet makes it perfect.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very convenient if you are going to a show nearby. They even parked my car up front, for extra $$ So worth it.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The place was big and open and the inside merges with the outdoors. We showed up right after a very large party (school perhaps) which I guess were able to handle quickly. We had a reservation and they took us in quickly. We ordered off the brunch menu and was very good. I ordered a single serving mimosa (not bottomless) and it was strong, which I enjoyed. It was fairly loud and the guest seemed to be enjoying themselves. More rowdy then quiet, but I don’t mind.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Super fun atmosphere, simple food made homemade and done right. Every time we are in Sacramento we are sure to eat here! Yum! The Mac and cheese is amazing!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Excellent meal always. Great location - convenient parking. Duck tots rule!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Delish food! Phenomenal service. Valet parking was a plus.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Went to celebrate co workers BD @ 11:30 Just before the crowd

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Service was good and our waitress was quick and really nice. Food was great and they don’t disappoint when they say it’s comfort style. Will definitely becoming back for those delicious chicken and waffles!!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Love this place. Convenient to community theater. Friendly staff.

Tags: Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My wife and I went for a date Brunch. The day was lovely so we sat outside in the patio, service was attentive, food was not special but perfectly good brunch food, prices were not cheap but not high either. We enjoyed our visit and would both recommend it to others and go back again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always a good experience

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Table ready upon arrival. Wonderful cheerful waitress. Good
cocktail and tasty food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

If you want a good piece of beef, this is not the place for you. My husband had the rib eye. It was cooked as ordered to medium rare but that was as good as it got. The meat was very tough. I had the braised short rib. Not fall of the bone tender. Again, another piece of tough meat.
Our server was great! Attentive but not bothersome. Maybe other items on the menu are worth a try but if you want a good steak go elsewhere.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Good food that was cooked to order. Desserts were fabulous!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 31, 2018

First time at Cafeteria 15L, can't wait to go back! Best cocktails we have had, bartnender's first night too! Great food, lots of healthy options. Terric staff, friendly, helpful and perfect amount of personal attention! Comfortable atmosphere for all!

Tags: Vegan, Local Ingredients, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Organic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Wonderful food and service, as always. LOVE the fried Brussels Sprouts and the grilled Salmon. YUMMY!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Great hangout with friends

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great dinner before seeing a performance at the Community Center Theater. Vegetarian options here are extremely limited, but the food is great. Dinner for two with drinks and a split dessert was just over $50

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Had the two egg breakfast. Eggs were fine, bacon had good favor but too greasy...too many potatoes. Our service was very attentive and enjoyed his job.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 28, 2018

My favorite restaurant in Sacramento! Every dish is as tasty as the next. Have not been disappointed by any of the meals I've gotten and the customer service is great! Our server noticed we were quite hungover and he helped us out with our recovery. Strongly recommend!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

amazing food! came for the unlimited mimosas and will come back for both the food and drinks! everyone's food was hot, fresh and tasty! Service started slow to be acknowledged but once we ordered our cups never got empty!

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Although the food was amazing and the atmosphere of Cafeteria was great the service was a little bit on the slower side considering it wasn’t extremely busy. Our waitress was pleasant however between the course of our dinner I wondered and tried to wave her down four times. Our waitress grabbed waters to our table took our orders and disappeared for about 20 mins in between that time the second half of my party arrived we sat waiting for her to take their orders she eventually did. In the course of our almost two hour dinner she never came to fill our waters or check up on us once. I’m not one to complain but when we received our bill an automatic service charge for tip was added and I only had a group of 6. Go figures why she didn’t bother to check up on us she was getting tipped automatically.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Had reservations at 8:30pm, waited almost 30mins to get seated. Table was really crowded for 8 people. But that was fixed upon request. A bit Inconvenient when I had to chaperone our underage kids to the bathroom (while they hold unto my ID) Due to the restaurant turning into a lounge/ club after late hours, they didn’t want kids wandering around I guess. Food was ok, our waiter was nice.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Everything was great until it came time to use the restroom. The hostesses and servers failed to mention that this restaurant turns into a Club after 10 pm, and if you need to use the restroom, you MUST leave your ID with a bouncer before being granted access to the toilets. As a restaurant patron, I found this to be totally unacceptable and a quite an inconvenience. Either the staff needs to be up front about their protocol, or they should allow restaurant patrons to bypass this process. This is certainly NOT the way anyone should end an otherwise good dining experience.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We love to come here for delicious beautifully presented food. I think it strikes a perfect balance between comfort and fine dining. My husband loves the fish and chips, and chicken and waffles. The ahi poke salad is fresh and flavorful. I had the shrimp scampi over pasta this time, and it was perfect: scampi was firm, fresh, tender, not rubbery. Sauce wasn't too heavy, but still wonderfully buttery and lemony. The pasta was just right: toothsome, not mushy. And our dessert was so so so good: smores brownie. All I can say is yum. Thanks for another great meal. We'll be back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

So bad. Food came out in about 3-4 min, meaning it was pre cooked and you could tell. You can never trust food that comes out that fast. We were right to be skeptical. The pork chop was tough, dry, overcooked (from sitting under a warmer too long I’m guessing), & bland. The salmon salad was bland and disgusting with cold shredded salmon that looked like it could have come from a can. Salmon salad should have a nicely fresh cooked (and warm) piece of salmon fillet rested on top. The wine suggested to pair was one of the worst wines I’ve tasted in my life. Kim Crawford: all grapefruit and harsh, no complexity, no enjoyable flavor, which just made me sick when I tasted it so I couldn’t enjoy it instead of the salad. The waiter, Bill, was gracious and kind and brought me the tomato soup instead, which had a great flavor but unfortunately was topped with extremely bitter parsley (like parsley that shouldn’t even be harvested anymore because it’s passed its harvest season). Besides that, if you want to top tomato soup with something, you choose a dollop of creme fraiche and fresh basil. The coffee was terribly bitter and cheap tasting and poured unevenly between the three that ordered it. The tiny and what looked like prebaked crusted banana cream pie was buried underneath a mountain of whipped cream so it had to be unearthed to eat. I’m not kidding. The pie was about an inch tall with six inches of whip cream mountain. So gross. To top it off, we were seated in what felt like the overflow room at basically a card table and folding chairs (while we watched a party be set up in the adjoining rental space with their bright photo area light shining in my eyes all night) despite making reservations over a month in advance. Also, no toilet paper in the restroom 5pm on a Saturday night. Why did we come here? Never again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food came out a bit cold and it was hard to have a conversation over the background music. The service was great though!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a brunch for one of our girls 31st birthday. The food was great! I'd come back for the French toast & Truffle tater tots!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food came out so quick, it seemed precooked. Toast was cold, hollandaise sauce tasted like Mayonnaise. No specialty coffee, just stuff from a pot.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Always predictably good

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