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About Mulvaney's B&L
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.
Sacramento, CA 95811
American, Californian, Organic
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
L st and Capitol Ave
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
There are also 13 spots available behind the building along the Rail Tracks. They can be accessed from the alley entrance on 19th street.
Bus stop across the street.
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
Mulvaney's B&L Ratings and Reviews
Go, go, go, go, go! The potato mushroom soup was rich and balanced. Two beautifully cooked sea scallops sat upon creamy mash potatoes with dollops of a lightly vinegar creme fraiche which punctuated the scallops. We tried the vanilla and persimmon-vanilla home made soda which were both refreshing. We ended with splitting the cheese cake with pomegranate compote, and the delicious bread pudding - both were wonderful. Excellent service, unique and interesting building.
Food, service and ambiance are phenomenal! Mulvaney's is a truly special place--festive and fancy, casual and welcoming. Although prices are higher than we're used to (esp. for wine), one expects to pay more for this superior level of uniqueness, quality, attention to detail, and wonderful-ness. In the future, we'll forgo the alcohol so we can eat here regularly. The swordfish with polenta and braised greens, as well as the ribeye and the chocolate mousse cake, elicited an ongoing stream of yum-yum noises. A memorable evening!!
Service was friendly and professional and the ambiance is nice, but the standout here is the food. I started with a salad of butter lettuce, almonds and persimmons; it was superb. I had ahi with fried rice and radishes for an entree; it was a wonderful dish. I had two desserts, the best of which was the lemon tart.
I've been to Mulvaneys several times for work events and dates. I love the location and the ambience. The food is superb. The menu is hand tailored based on the local ingredients in season. For anyone in Sacramento, this is a must for a nice meal. I look forward to bringing my staff here in a few weeks for a holiday lunch.
We thoroughly enjoyed this six-course Birthday experience. Each course was a tasting event of it's own, timely spaced to allow our attention move to the wonderful ambiance of the restaurant; a packed house of cultured humans. This Foie Gras appetizer was a nice light smooth opener for the dinner. I'm not a big fan of duck liver. Yet the additional blend of pomegranates with toast set our start off nicely. We moved to the red lettuce salad with fresh sliced apples with vinaigrette. Garnish with goat cheese, pistachios; delictible combination! The sweet potato gnocchi held its own as the chanterelles battled the chard for dominance when doused in butter. A bit salty in the palate. The bourbon raspberry sorbet gave me a slight buzz on the break. We really enjoyed the double main dishes, Passmore Ranch Trout followed by pork chop. The trout was excellent and could have stood alone although the parsnip puree on the bed was a delightful addition. The pork chop was really tender, it's characteristic occasional dryness offset by sweet apple butter. I completed the meal with a nice glass of port with dark chocolate. It was like drinking candy!
Delicious, Exquisite food and Exceptional service!!
We made a reservation for four, last minute, for a Saturday night. We arrived a little early and also before our friends. The hostess told us that our table would be ready soon and to wait in the courtyard. We were surprised at first, since it was a little chilly already that night. But, we sat in the side courtyard by a lovely fire pit, with other patrons waiting, so everything was fine and cozy.
Before the rest of our party arrived, the hostess approached us again to let us know that our table was ready. However, she added that the “wine room” had become available and we could sit there, if we preferred. The wine room ended up being a quiet, private, storage room in the back with a table for four. It was a great score. We highly recommend it, if you prefer the privacy.
Our waitress was sweet and fun. The owner came in more than a couple of times to check in on us and make sure we were doing alright. The bartender also came in a couple of times too, and offered some banter and recommendations about the wine and spirits stored around us. Everyone working here we interacted with was amazingly fun and thoughtful.
We ordered some wine and appetizers. My partner had the rabbit tortellini and I had the rib eye. The rib eye was amazing, perfectly cooked medium rare (as recommended by the waitress). The rabbit was great. Everything was delicious.
We greatly recommend this place. We would try to come back here next time we are in town.
So glad we were able to make dinner here on our recent visit. Too many good things to try, luckily we had 4 of us so we could share a few things. Especially enjoyed the rabbit pate, persimmon salad, fresh pulled mozzarella and roasted tomato salad, and short ribs. Great wine list and phenomenal service. Will definitely go back!
This was an excellent experience. We were able to have a private room so it was quiet but fun. Walked through the kitchen to get there but the service was outstanding and the food was fresh, locally sourced and a great variety. The sea bass was really well done.
I’ve loved this unique and charismatic restaurants for years, but instead of resting on their well-deserved laurels, Patrick and his team continually improve the quality of the experience. Looking for something completely intimate and unique? Inquire about the private dining room.
My husband and I celebrated our 36th anniversary here. The staff were notified in advance and everyone wished us a "Happy Anniversary". We let our server guide our food and wine pairings. It was an amazing meal. The pork chop was perfectly prepared and an extremely large serving (take the leftovers home). The Passmore Farms caviar was a treat. We were too full for dessert, but our server prepared two little bites of a white chocolate rice crispy treat drizzled in chocolate served on a plate that said "Happy Anniversary". The perfect ending for our evening.
I hesitated to go back because the selection of entrees is limited but that was a huge mistake. The food is exceptional and there is a large variety of appetizers and small plates that more than makes up for the limited selection... besides it quality over quantity, right? The foie gras was amazing, rich and tender. The swordfish was done perfectly, crispy on the outside but not overdone. We also tried the smoked duck which was very flavorful and tender. The wine selection is excellent with some very good values. We were very pleased with the service. It was attentive but not cloying. Will definitely go back soon.
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