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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.

1215 19th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
L st and Capitol Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 441-6022

Website:
http://www.mulvaneysbl.com/

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.

Public Transit:
Bus stop across the street.

Executive Chef:
Patrick Mulvaney

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

Mulvaney's B&L Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (47)
Good for a Date (41)
Fit for Foodies (37)
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Good for Anniversaries (32)
Local Ingredients (32)
Creative Cuisine (27)
Business Meals (23)
Seasonal (23)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Romantic (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (17)
Authentic (15)
Cozy (13)
Healthy (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Fun (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Casual (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Organic (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 2 days ago

Just an incredible night, every course was delicious, our server was attentive and fun without interrupting our night in any way. My husband's steak was a little underdone for him and they fixed it, which isn't that unusual. It's always better for a steak to be underdone as it's an easy fix. The thing that blew us away was that the server brought a complimentary cup of the red pepper and potato soup that was one of the best soups we've ever had. Our server said she did this so he had something to eat so I wasn't eating alone. It was such a small thing, but so considerate and just made an already special night that much more special. And we probably won't every skip the soup at Mulvany's again. Oh and if the Abalone is on the menu, don't miss it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 4 days ago

The visit was for my birthday and I was offered the wine storage room. I felt very special that night with my family in this elegant room. The food was excellent and we all enjoyed ourselves. Thank you Mulvaney’s for making my Birthday extra special.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

excellent food and service. our server Taryn was top notch

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

This has been our 3rd visit to Mulvaneys and it was fantastic. We brought our children, 19 and 20 to experience great food and service. My son and I tried the duck and lamb, so delicious. Our son commented on how large the portions were, which made him very happy. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on February 8, 2018

This place was recommended for a business lunch but it was very loud and hard to hold a conversation. The menu is rather limited and the service was slow. To top it off, there was a very odd aroma in the place. While it wasn’t completely unpleasant, it was very overpowering. Probably won’t be back.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent farm to fork choices. However, the noise level is a bit elevated for a quite dinner. Nice wine parings.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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food5
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Great food and a wonderful staff..I have been here 5 times and it's been great all 5 times

Tags: Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on February 7, 2018

Lived up to all the hype. Tasty, tasty food, and extremely competent staff.

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

I love this restaurant so much! It's in my top 5 favorite spots in Sacramento.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Exceptional food and service. Every dish was delicious.

Tags: Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The food was amazing. The service was good. The only reason I'm not giving it a 5 is because my wife's raviolis came out cold. They did take it back and brought her hot food rather quickly. Also, the manager was at the bar taking shots. Not classy. Otherwise it was a wonderful experience. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent as always. Our favorite restaurant in the city!

Tags: Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

The Food was amazing! The steak and duck was seared to perfection! Will definitely be coming back to try the pork chop and other things on the menu. It gets a tad bit noisey b/c it’s a small building but very nice for my business dinner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

This is one my favorite restaurants in Sacramento. Proteins were cooked to perfection, we really enjoyed our starters especially the cheeseboard. Great selection of wine. I would characterize the service as just short of perfection.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 1, 2018

I had an enjoyable experience at Mulvaney's. Both the food and the atmosphere were very enjoyable. All four courses were prepared and plated perfectly. Our server was gracious.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Mulvaney's never disappoints. From hand-crafted specialty cocktails to an extensive lunch menu, the choices are exceptional. The pork chop was huge and delicious, the cheese platter was extensive, and the Ding Dong dessert was tasty. The service was fabulous. The highlight was Dave's wine and cocktail recommendations. Patrick even stopped by to say hi. Thanks, Mulvaney's!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The hostess Brianna was horrible. Bad customer service. However, Dan , our server, saved the night. He was funny, attentive and just overall awesome. We would definitely come back just for Dave. The hostess needs some serious training on soft skills.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Mulvaneys represents the best in class of restaurants in Sacramento. Our Server, Taryn was completely accommodating and professional for this important business lunch meeting. And thanks to Kit and Patrick for keeping us focused and on schedule.
Thanks Again,
Dave H.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We were 20 minutes late from our reservation and they were extremely accommodating. We have never had a bad meal or service at this restaurant

Tags: Hot Spot, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Tallahassee)·Dined on January 23, 2018

1/23/18 mostly good. Waitress forgot about serious but allergy however and brought cheese board with WALNUTS. We should have sent it back, but my daughter is not into making a fuss, so we worked around them. But she has such a serious allergy (as we mentioned to server) we should have declined. Menu doesn’t list nuts I think?? It should!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We LOVE the place. It’s our go to for all special occasions.

The food is always fresh and delicious and best of all service is always superb.

We have had SJ a couple of times and her passion for food and cheerfulness is part of the experience at Mulvaney’s!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The staff were all so welcoming and personable being said it was my husbands birthday! Everyone was very friendly, and the food was amazing!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent service. The fellow that helped us from the Bar while we waited for our table couldn't have been more attentive or enjoyable. All the servers are friendly and professional without being overly intrusive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a fantastic time and our server, Sara Jane, made it even better. She was really fun and made our evening a lot of fun. The food was also terrific. Couldn't have been better.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

I serve on a board that meets three times a year in different cities around the country, and a group of us enjoys getting caught up the night before the meetings start at a spot representative of the local food scene. Mulvaney's "snug" provides the perfect private room to get together and enjoy outstanding seasonal food and extensive selection of cocktails, wine, and beer, with superb but friendly service at a relaxed pace. We are from a cross-section of geographical and cultural backgrounds, and all enjoyed it immensely. The main restaurant and bar looks lively and fun, and were I a local, I can see it would be my go-to spot for a casual but special evening for 2.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Seasonal, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great dinner! The starters and small plates were excellent; the double cut pork chop is enormous and delicious. We will be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Organic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 4, 2018

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!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Healthy, People Watching, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

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.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Mulvaneys is a delicious choice for a nice dinner or special occasion. Patrick puts together an amazing menu, cooked to perfection.

Tags: Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Steak came out rare, when medium was ordered. Old fashioned had many ice cubes instead of one solid. Wasn’t very good either. I have eaten there before and it was amazing so it’s unfortunate that this visit wasn’t as good. I will be back.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Beautifully decorated. Wonderful food. Excellent service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always a great meal and experience!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We went there for our annual date we take around Christmas. The food was superb and the service was fantastic. Finding parking nearby was a bit of a pain, but other than that I would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Mulvaneys is stellar. The food choices are interesting, diverse and delicious. The wait staff is attentive without being overbearing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Holiday dinner with friends

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Our server was top notch!! Great suggestions and very attentive. Food was exceptional! We thoroughly enjoyed our experience from beginning to end. Highly recommend!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We had a lovely birthday celebration at Mulvaney's. The service was exceptional. The Ahi salad was delicious. Great wine list and a fun atmosphere. Fabulous food.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The best restaurant in town, never disappoints. A casually elegant ambiance.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had an incredible meal and experience. The service and food always exceeds our expectation. This is definitely a place to dine at if you haven't already. We will continue to recommend Mulvaneys.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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