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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant in mid-town. Very unique menu which changes frequently, and which meets the farm-to-fork standards. Most everything was locally grown/sourced and most of the wines are local as well. Everything was delicious and beautifully plated. We started with the Heirloom Tomato/Mozarrela salad, and had the pork tortellini and roast duck entree’s. Everything was perfect. The restaurant is small and a bit noisy, but there is also outdoor seating. There is countertop seating next to the kitchen if you are interested in watching the chefs prepare dinners - we declined on the opportunity. Service was excellent as well. One of the best restaurants we’ve been to in the Sacramento area, well worth the price.

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Mima007
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our daughter’s 30th bday. Food was great! Ambiance was great! We all enjoyed our dinner and experience there!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Sacramento, and we have eaten here many times. I have had so many amazing meals here, and we try to come here for our anniversary and/or birthdays. It was our 14th wedding anniversary, and tonight's meal was every bit as good as any meal I have ever had here, or anywhere! Thank you so much Julia, Sara Jean, Dan, and Patrick. Also, thanks to the rest of the staff as well. We look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers, Robert & Janell

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vipluvtoeat
Charleston
32 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. From the quaint patio to the amazing food to the attentive service.

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Gione
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We used to love to have dinner at Mulvaney's, but our last two times there we had to realize that the food is at the most mediocre, the presentation not at expectation, and the price outrageous for what they serve you. Menu pretty limited, too. The ambience and the service were, as usual, superb.

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4sisters
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great downtown restaurant - from drinks at the bar to dessert at the table ... everything was pretty darn perfect. We all loved our dinners, the service was friendly, the atmosphere lively (difficult for those that may have a tough time hearing in loud / open locales) ... a "must" in Sacramento.

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BetsyG
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Mulvaney's B&L--always the place we go to celebrate special occasions (and also just to enjoy the food and the patio). Food is always delicious and current for the season. Service is outstanding. What's not to love about Mulvaney's?

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SpencerG
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I would recommend but beware of the location in a vintage building with no signage and parking, plan ahead.
My pork chop was very good my wife’s fish was a bit over seasoned for her taste. Menu seams a bit limited but was relevant for the times in Sacramento.
Spice cake was a bit dense for “cake” liked the ding-dong but would have preferred a sponge cake instead of the flour less cake type.
Wine by the glass options were limited.

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JamesC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mulvaney's never disappoints, and our dinner last week was no exception. If it's anywhere from April to October and decent weather do what you can to sit outside. Share as many things and possible and soak up just how knowledgeable the servers are. Hard to go wrong at Mulvaney's!

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Runeat
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Sacramento from food to service.

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PatP
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great!!!! Wonderful food and service.

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Winesnob
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

It was a big let down. Service was slow, wine list not great and food was blah

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NickCA
Houston
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved our customized menus that said happy anniversary. Food was excellent as well!

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Gardener
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food but pricey for the produce l get from my own garden. The bartender thought it a riot to use the"f" word in every sentence. One "f" bomb is fine but 15 is a bit overkill. Hipsters probably love the place.

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BrandonM
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiance and I live this place, great food and great service.

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vipmarcc
Detroit
47 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing dinner made especially so by our waitress who was enthusiastic, knowledgeable, intuitive, and simply just made the experience fun.
A simple and relatively new formal friendly setting with fantastic food.
Our waitress was named Taryn and I will only return if she’s available that’s how much of an impression she made.

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DianeI
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was good. There was one person that choose to talk very LOUD and made it uncomfortable
at times. The service was good and they all recognized our 1 yr anniversary. Made us feel special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mulvaney’s never lets you down! Patrick stopped by each table to say a quick hello and if everything was well. Which it always is. Thank you!

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DanK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Splendid, as always, with the vibe that you as a person are so welcome, and the staff genuinely want you to have a great evening, whatever it takes.

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MichaelM
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant with fabulous service. Very kind staff that is there to serve. Beautiful food that is hand made in house. Cant beat the all the little details that go into the experience. Oh yeah awesome drink selection from the bar.

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MarkV
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were celebrating an anniversary and Muvaney's made it a special evening. Our desert included a personal message, wishing us well, scripted in chocolate.

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Steve
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love the food and service.
Interesting menu with many treats

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RachelT
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bartender makes some great drinks and at Mulvaney’s, if you order what types of food you like, you will be quite satisfied.

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BillB
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I just had our first meal (lunch) at Mulvaney's. We knew they had a great reputation for the food but primarily came because we saw an interview with the Mulvaneys on PBS on their efforts to promote a mental health program among restaurant employees. We wanted to support that. Anyway, the food was great, we had the opportunity to talk with Bobbin Mulvaney and we loved the vibe of the place. We caught them at the end of the lunch period and they were doing the change-over for dinner but everyone was unfailingly gracious. A class place.

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MaryJ
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Had dinner at Mulvany's for the first time to celebrate my husbands birthday. His steak was OK but nothing special. My grilled swordfish was dry and the beans were tough. The atmosphere was very loud, we had to almost shout at each other to converse. On the positive side, the bar drinks were fantastic and our waitress very attentive. However, I doubt either of us will be returning as it was an overall mediocre meal with a very high price tag.

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FrankL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service in a quaint, old brick building. We arrived early, so lucked into a parking spot right out front. The only thing we didn't love were the wooden chairs -- not very comfortable if you're sitting more than an hour.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time. Good food. Amazing service.

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vipSeniorfoodie
Sacramento
124 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous experience here, as usual. We went early (5:00 PM) but had the usual trouble finding a parking place (and despite the website’s claim that there were 13 parking places behind the restaurant, off the alley. We found them but staff men loading tables back there said they were for staff only. Found a spot 2 blocks away (I have a disability permit) and the rest went well. Started with exceptionally well-made cocktails and the smoked salmon appetizer. Great entrees too: the small plate veal liver was prepared to perfection, as was the pricy ribeye. Our server was Adam, who was fantastic and so was his helper Jess.

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Stargazer
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated in the Dish Room a unique private setting. You walk through the kitchen and prep space to get to it. The room is where dishes and banquet items are stored on racks. It had been prepared with a number of lit candles around the room, one table for two in the middle. We were afraid that by being in a remote spot that we might be forgotten. We definitely were not. Service was great and the food was superb. It was a delightful experience. We noticed that there was another couple having dinner in a similar unique space in the Wine room, a spot we will have to try in the future.

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HollyL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent attentive service and outstanding food and ingredients !

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JenniferS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal as always. This time we enjoyed the outside garden area for a meal. The staff is outstanding. I love this restaurant!

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JoyceB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding food and service!
Fresh food and creative cuisine!

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Emily
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the local and sustainable aspect of this restaurant. It's warm and inviting and the food is typically exceptional. We went to dinner recently and both our meals were wonderful. Very flavorful and cooked to perfection. Our starter was a little less exciting. Peaches are barely in season and the hand pulled mozzarella was paired with white and yellow peaches. The white peaches were perfect, the yellow were hard and far less flavorful than a peach normally is. I would vote for just including peaches that are ripe. Minor, minor cc.
Our service was perfect and that has never wavered at this awesome restaurant.

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LeeH
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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Matt
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There isn’t a visit to Mulvaney’s B&L we haven’t left the restaurant already looking forward to our next meal there. The service is friendly and helpful, the food is fantastic and the ambience is warm and welcoming. We love it!

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vipkahunaeb
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, phenomenal service and a great atmosphere. Took Miz B here for our anniversary AND for the first dining stop at Mulvaney's- every time we decided to try it in the past, they were booked - and we will definitely be back. Their homemade mozzarella was delish, and they had a homemade fettuccine with rabbit that has to be tried to be believed. The pork chop (should be called the Ron Swanson!!) was perfectly cooked which for a true double thick chop is hard to do. My better 4/5ths had the rib eye and while the pork chop was terrific, the rib eye was just a little ahead in the race of who chose best. Dessert, which in rarely do, was berry and peach cobbler for herself, and a lime tart for me. Again....she won. The lime tart gave a valiant effort, and on it's own was excellent, but that cobbler was extraterrestrial. Great coffee too! Total A+, Mulvaney's, we will most definitely be back to check out your patio!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The outdoor patio feel was just what I needed. Can’t say enough about this place except if you’ve never been? Well...this is a must try food experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mulvaney’s exceptional, friendly staff served us and made our celebration of our 14 years of marriage great and memorable. The detail and effort shown by this place for this special occasion was superb. Each dining experience at Mulvaney’s B & L has surpassed my expectations. Thanks again.

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Marina
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and unique, delicious, fresh, outstanding food. My cocktail was lovely and we even topped off our delicious dessert with perfect Irish coffees. I am not staying local long term, but hope I get to eat here again at some point. One of the best food experiences in my life.

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BrianL
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always my favorite dining experience in Sacramento.

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Mulvaney's B&L offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 441-6022.

Mulvaney's B&L is rated 4.6 stars by 1902 OpenTable diners.

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