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Mulvaney's B&L

4.8
1589 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Local Ingredients
As an American restaurant, we focus on seasonal local products from our friends the farmers. Likewise, our modestly priced wine list emphasizes producers from the West. We are a small restaurant, if there is no availability here please call the restaurant to check.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, Californian, Organic
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
The patio tables are not reflected here at the website, please call the restaurant to check availability
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Phone number
(916) 441-6022
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Patrick Mulvaney
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
L st and Capitol Ave
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Parking details
There are also 13 spots available behind the building along the Rail Tracks. They can be accessed from the alley entrance on 19th street.
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Public transit
Bus stop across the street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

My meal was excellent and my server Brett was charming and efficient.
There is a lot of thought put into what they do. I appreciate the little touches such as a butter knife with the bread and the pink salt on the butter. I even noticed the bartender get a blanket for someone who was chilly.
All in all a very nice evening.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was just ok. For the price I would rather go somewhere else. My husband was especially disappointed with his steak.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It was a magical evening from beginning to end. The staff were exquisite and professional. The overall experience was a 5 or of 5 stars. The food was great, the bar tender so wonderful and our server brought the magic to make our first wedding anniversary so memorable.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

What a wonderful evening and dining experience! Good was excellent, service outstanding! Will be our go to date night spot

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Another amazing meal at Mulvaney's! Delicious seasonal food and fine attention to detail. The ambiance is perfect for a special occasion or date night. Service is always outstanding. I had a small issue with my entrée being undercooked. They took care of it immediately and I had the chef, our server and the hostess check back to make sure everything was okay. Mulvaney's never disappoints and I can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Amazing food and service! The cocktails were excellent as well!

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Have been several times and previously loved it. This time the food was just "meh". The small plates/appetizers were good but the entrees were somewhat bland - this includes the halibut cheeks, the pork chop and the sturgeon were all good but not great. For the price they charge I have higher expectations based on past experience. Went to Canon East the next night and for 2/3 the price had an innovative, tasty meal.
Have heard this same comment from another friend that the past 2 times they went to Mulvaney's it was just okay.
On the other hand, the service was great and the atmosphere is also very relaxed and inviting.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Amazing as always!

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

It was my 50th birthday dinner with my family. Great experience coming into the restaurant. Table was ready, menu was printed and personalized with Happy Birthday Dennis. As our server finished taking our orders, she offered to take the personalized menu away for safe keeping so they won’t get soiled. Food was great. Atmosphere was lively. At the end, the server said she was going to bring back our menus as souvenirs. She putz around at the hostess’ desk, did not find our menus but didn’t say anything and proceeded to the kitchen to tend to her other orders. So after some time,I got the attention of the hostess and told her we were just waiting for server for the menus. She went over to the kitchen, talked to her, talked to who might be a manager, and after a while went to another area and reprinted the menu. But when she gave them to us, it was just on regular paper and wasn’t not on the Mulvaney’s letterhead. Unfortunately the hostess was less than enthusiastic about the situation.

The souvenir menu wouldn’t have been a big deal but at the beginning, those little touches make for an even better dining experience altogether. And what could have been a perfect 50th celebration dinner was dampened at the end by a trivial lapse of attention to detail and customer service.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I’ve been to Mulvaney’s B&L 3 times and every time the food, service and ambiance is amazing. I recommend it to everyone for a true dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

It was a great evening with good food and great service. Thanks Brook. She brought out a treat after dinner for my sister's birthday wishing her a happy one. So sweet. Patrick Mulvaney checked on our table as well as others to make sure we were pleased with everything. Most of us ordered the Halibut Cheek. It was excellent and presentation was perfect. Love this restaurant and would definitely recommend it to all.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

I was a little concerned because the online menu didn't list any vegetarian options, but the waitress assured me that they could make me a vegetarian pasta dish. It was absolutely delicious. And for dessert we ordered the off-the-menu Ding Dong, which was, as usual, wonderful!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

As usual, everything was excellent. Plates had a variety of fresh ingredients. Flavor combinations on each plate kept things interesting. Entrées were served promptly and piping hot.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This has to be one of my favorite restaurants in Sacramento. This is my go to whenever I have a special occasion, birthday, or a date night. This has become a special place for me and my husband, Mulvaney’s never disappoints!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Everything met expectations!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Always great food and service.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Birthday celebration was awesome experience. I love the way this restaurant treats special occasions. Wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Mulvaney's is always a treat for dinner when we are in Sacramento (from the Sierra Nevada foothills). We love the friendly, casual atmosphere, well-managed service, and unexpected dishes and excellent preparation. Our table enjoyed the halibut and sea bass - both cooked perfectly; the duck breast; and pappardelle small plate, along with mushroom soup and blood orange salad. Wine and beer lists offer good and varied selections. We polished off ice cream (including vanilla, sweet pea and bacon!), a kiwi custard, and Ginger Elizabeth chocolates. Yum!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Went here for our anniversary after several people recommended it. So glad we did! Really great environment, DELICIOUS FOOD, awesome wait staff. The only thing to mention is that the restaurant was a little loud. But we would absolutely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Wife and I were out to have a special lunch date and were not disappointed...The food and service were excellant...From the minute you walk in the door, you are welcomed and taken care of as if you dined there daily...All in all, a great experience...

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Food was good, everyone but me enjoyed their dinner. One had the ribeye steak, another had the salmon, my wife had the veggie dish and I ordered the corned beef special. My dish, the corned beef must have been leftovers from St. Patrick’s Day. The beef was dry and the veggies were over cooked. The cabbage was brown and mushy. I had a stomach ache all night, I think the dish made me sick. The other dishes were prepared very well and were very tasty. The appetizers were delicious as were the desserts. All in all, the food was good, just don’t order leftovers.
We were celebrating my wife’s step-brother’s Birthday. He and his wife really enjoyed their time. Patrick Mulvaney even took the time to walk over to our table and spent some time with us.
The service was really great. Our server, Brett, is special. She really made us feel very welcome and comfortable. The other servers made sure our plates were cleared and our coffee cups filled.
We will be back, just won’t order any leftover specials.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was delicious ! The service was Outstanding ! We went here last year for the first time and we had to go back ! You will not be disappointed ! If it’s a warm day get an outside table . It’s not as nosey and I’m our view a lot nicer and little more more private .

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

My boyfriend and I come here for date night all the time. We brought our friends that were town for the weekend this time. The food is always amazing here. Never a disappointment. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food! Top level! Very good wines! But... expensive

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

As usual, food excellent, service was especially superior - we wanted to share two entrees and they were prepared already split, made the sharing easy. Server was attentive but not obsequious, very pleasant. Best dinner yet!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We were so very happy with our evening at your place. The service, food and wine by the glass options! Thank you!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Mulvaney's is the best restaurant in Sacramento. Excellent dishes well prepared and exceptional service. I have dined there numerous times over the years and have always found that to be the case. Especially noteworthy is the level of service: it always at the highest level and is a reason to go there.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Hands down my favorite restaurant in Sacramento, and that is saying a lot. There really are so many great options in this price range (Ella's is a stand out). But Patrick and his team bring it, every day, every meal. Thanks for putting this amazing experience in Sacramento.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Loved our lunch there. Food and service was beyond excellent.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The food and service were exceptional as usual. Unfortunately there was a large party (12-15) seated next to us in the main dining area and they were very very loud. Their voices emanated throughout the entire main room of the restaurant. We were celebrating 3 birthdays, including my mother-in-laws 80th birthday and we could not even hear each other talk or what the servers were saying.

I have eaten at Mulvaney's many times. The food and service was exceptional. Unfortunately on this night the whole dining experience was disappointment due to the noise level.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We were delighted to be contacted by the restaurant letting us know our party of 6 would be moved to the wine room. It was super cool and we hope to try and get in there again. Very private and Patrick Mulvaney came by to check on us. The experience was intimate and private!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Another great meal at Mulvaney’s. Love the fresh, local food that is very inventive. Service is spot on. Can’t wait to return!

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

The food and service was exceptional. The ambience was ok. Prices are a little scary!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

It's been a while since we've been to Mulvaney's. It's stillinnovative and special. I can't stop taking about their B52 dessert. Layer of Grand Marnier gel on top of Kahlua mousse on top of Bailey's mousse. Yummy doesn't fully describe it.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food and Service were both extraordinary. The ambiance was inviting but the architecture had no "noise dampening" so that it was very loud even though not crowded and hard to have any personal conversation without feeling like one was shouting. Other than the volume issue would rate this as 10/10 experience.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Fantastic food. Bar tender was my waiter - super attentive, honest, generous

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Excellent meal; food well prepared, cooked to perfection. Service was excellent, great place to go for a high quality dinner.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Mulvaney's B & L is always terrific. The food is fresh and creative. The staff is friendly and attentive. Patrick and Bobbin are superlative hosts. It's always a treat.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Great food. Unpretentiously elegant service. It's always a treat to dine at Mulvaney's!

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