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Date
Sun, 4/22
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8:00 PM
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Cafeteria 15L

4.5
2294 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Brunch
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 2294 People Are Saying
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4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

The trio of fries was LITTTT!!!! I would go back just for that. not a big menu selection which I Loved because I get overwhelmed when there are too many choices, lots of salad options and the decor was awesome too. Just make sure you make reservations

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1.0Dined a day ago

The parking situation is ridiculous. The parking lot next to the restaurant had a flat fee of $25 (I went on a Saturday afternoon for brunch). I arrived early, waited in line to pay for said parking, realized how much it was, and had to drive around the block looking for another place to park. Found metered street parking about a half mile away. Walked the half mile to the restaurant (it was now about 8 minutes after my reservation time), waited in the long line, got to the front, and said I had a reservation for 2. Turns out, after 15 minutes, their system deletes your reservation. I was very annoyed, as I had been in line for awhile, and it was 15 minutes on the nose when I got to the front. The hostess could not have cared less, and put me on the wait list (30 minutes). She came across as very phony, and didn't even offer me a menu or place to wait. When I asked for an update on how much longer (I had been waiting nearly a half hour), I was given major attitude. Once I was finally seated, my food came quickly, but was not very good, and our waitress never refilled our waters. They are among very few brunch places I have ever been that does not have iced coffee. We had to wait about twenty minutes for our waitress to come back with the check.

All in all, a horrible experience. I will never go back, and I will never recommend this place to anyone I consider a friend.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Trio of fries, amazing!
The private room was amazing, good wine, food and lighting. The outdoor seating is a hidden gem. Thanks for the amazing Thursday!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We loved the food so much this large group opted for a 2nd dinner at this venue. Good job 15L

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Our service was terrific and food was delicious! A modern twist on classic comfort food, like my favorite the Forest Ham and Grilled Cheese with Tomato Soup. It was divine!

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Burgers were delicious, cooked perfectly and with the sides requested.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Good food, great service. Perfect for pre or post theater events at the Community Center

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Loved the ambiance, food and service were okay. Wine was good, but pricey. Our daughter had written in our reservation that it was her mom and dad’s birthday celebration dinner. The waitress didn’t even mention it. Would try it again, maybe for brunch. Would like to sit in the outdoor area.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Waiter was excellent, food was excellent and prepared perfectly. We sat inside,and even with the outside walls rolled up (like a garage door, pretty cool) it was still a little noisy.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Prime Rib was excellent. Before Broadway Sacramento show.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was fantastic I had the scampi which was nice and fresh and cooked to perfection and my wife had the salmon which she loves and cooked perfect just to her liking never dry always nice and moist. I got to tell you the French onion soup I had for the first time was awesome. I usually have the beet salad which is my favorite but I wanted to try something different. The service is always fantastic. We also had a great table I love to watch the chef and the cooks prepare the food a class act.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Love this place, love the energy and the ambience ! Food is good just lack of flavor most of the time , over the last few times I’ve been here the macaroni and cheese is so flavorless ! After three strikes... definitely not ordering this appetizer again. Over all it’s a great place !

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great food!! Went for brunch, looking forward to trying the dinner menu.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

They seated us out of main dining room behind the bar area and we sunk so low in cushions and table legs were blocking a whole side, it was so uncomfortable and we had made the OpenTable reservations a week ahead. It was the first time my in-laws had been there and I was definitely wanting a good first impression so I asked to be seated elsewhere. They moved us to main dining area and from there the wait staff and the food was amazing! Saturday brunch is awesome.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We love eating here! The food is full of flavor and we have never been disappointed with anything we have ordered.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

As always the food was great. But is seemed to be louder than usual

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

As always, service is competent and friendly. Waitstaff is attentive but not intrusive. Food is DELICIOUS. Cafeteria 15L is out “go to” for a dinner date.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

I got there before my reservation and they asked if I wanted to be seated early. That was great. Had a lovely cocktail before my friend arrived. Dinner was awesome. And server was concerned that we had plenty of time to get to theatre. Great experience.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

My favorite place before going to the theater!

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2.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Very small portions and way overpriced. The meatloaf was raw in the middle and the prime rib sandwich left me hungry. 50.00 dollars for two with no liquor. KFC would have been a better choice.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I always Love 15 L

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wonderful experience, excellent food, good portions and family friendly! We'd love to go back again!

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Went there for brunch, not too excited about the foods.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My 21st birthday lunch was fantastic! Loved the feel, the decor, the seating, the food and the service! And the cocktail😉

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Loved my experience! Everything about my visit was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Service was excellent! I was running late and called to push reservations back 30 mins and it was no problem. Our food came out before our drinks. Food was good, wish it came out hot instead of luke warm, like it had been sitting for a while. It was pretty loud but not too busy. I did see some families with children.

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2.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I was so excited to try this place after seeing the thousands of Yelp reviews that are mostly positive! I had very high expectations and unfortunately I was very let down. I got the shrimp scampi but with salmon instead and it was awful.... I'm paying 18.95 for a dish that has no flavor and wasnt very hot. My boyfriend got the French dip and he disliked his dish as well. We did get our food pretty quickly so that's a plus! Our server wasn't around much and never asked us how our meal was. I'd like to come back and try breakfast because maybe that would be better then the dinner menu. I do however love the ambiance and see the potential of this place! Just wish our food could have been better or cheaper.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This place is so special. The chicken & waffles are the best! Even better than the south!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Cafeteria 15L exceeded our expectations! Service was great, atmosphere was fantastic and the food was wonderful. Great ambiance. We can’t wait to go back

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent service, food and ambience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went here for Easter brunch and it was fabulous! The unlimited Mimosas, delicious hot coffee and our food were all great.

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food tasted very pre-made - partially cold. We were there for easter brunch, and they were expecting a big crowd so Im sure everything couldnt be cooked to order, but it was disappointing food.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The food was great but the service was awesome! The outdoor seating was great for conversation and didn’t notice any road noise.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Went here for my 21st birthday dinner with some friends. They were quite late so my boyfriend just waited for them at our table. The ambiance and the comfortable couch-like seating was so nice that we just sat there and enjoyed each other's company. Our waitress was so friendly and sweet. She was super organized and mindful when our friends trickled in one by one. The environment is so laid back but yet still very nice. Gorgeous outdoor patio. Drinks were great as well. The only complaint I have is that I wished the menu was a little bigger and had more variety, but nonetheless the food was delicious and I had a great time.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Went here for brunch. Food was awesome! Recommend the chocolate waffles and brioche French toast!

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We arrived 10 minutes early, but were seated 10 minutes after our reservation. The server didn't appear for another 10 minutes. The restaurant was very loud and busy (on a Sunday afternoon) and the service was slow. The food was above average, but we'll never go back under any circumstances.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Good food, great service and ambiance.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great downtown eats with nice valet parking! Mostly pub grub, but reasonable and easy to access with the valet right out front.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent potatoes of all sorts. Salad was very fresh. Great experience!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We had brunch at nine in the morning, and it was delicious! Enjoy your meal--we come here every visit now. :)

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