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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (40)
Special Occasion (40)
Local Ingredients (36)
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Fit for Foodies (32)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Good for Anniversaries (29)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Romantic (24)
Notable Wine List (19)
Seasonal (19)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Business Meals (18)
Worth the Drive (17)
Cozy (12)
Authentic (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Healthy (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Fun (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Organic (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Great Beer (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
People Watching (4)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 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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·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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·Dined on January 5, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 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 January 1, 2018

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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 January 1, 2018

Beautifully decorated. Wonderful food. Excellent service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always a great meal and experience!

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·Dined on December 30, 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 22, 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 21, 2017

Holiday dinner with friends

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 21, 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 13, 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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·Dined on December 13, 2017

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

Tags: Authentic
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 9, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Awesome Food , Incredible ambiance, Professional Staff & most of all ..friendly & approachable Owner !

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Delicious dinner every last crumb! Loved it. Wait staff was very personable and fun. Great recommendations by them. Definitely would go again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Organic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Birthday dinner with my fiancé.

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·Dined on December 1, 2017

Pricey but really good. Foie-gras portion is half size of other French restaurants we visited.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 29, 2017

They enjoyed the food, the waiter's that were helping in the private room.
Thank you for making this a wonderful time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fun bartender. Quality service. Very good food.

Fois gras PB&J was bomb.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was really fine- my son had a memorable birthday dinner-

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Organic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 26, 2017

A must go to restaurant , the food was so fresh and well put together ,service was excellent and the restaurant was so unique .

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 19, 2017

An exceptionally amazing meal and service! Whenever we are in Sacramento we will make it a point to dine at Mulvaney's.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Absolutely exceptional! If we’re ever looking for high quality food, Mulvaney’s B&L is at the top of our list.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Seasonal, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Another memorable meal. We took my in-laws, who were here from out-of-state, and they raved about their meals. They kept talking about Mulvaney's all the way home afterward. The quail, fish and steak were all fantastic, full of flavor.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Personalized menu for our table was a nice touch. The food and service was incredible. One of the best restaurant experiences that i have ever had. Will definitely come when back in town again.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 10, 2017

What can I say... mulvaneys is awesome. Everything was delicious and staff were very attentive. Always busy, yet still seemed quiet enough for celebrating our anniversary.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food has very good quality; it is a bit overpriced, but given the restaurant vibe and food quality, it was worth it.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The more meals I have at Mulvaney's B&L the more I fall in love. Came here for a business lunch and I nor the man who I met for my meal left disappointed. Great service, atmosphere and food

Tags: Great Beer, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

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.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Loved Mulvaney’s B&L, Food was excellent and the service superb.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The steelhead was excellent; perfectly cooked and complimented by fennel and saffron. Goldeneye Pinot wasn’t too shabby either.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Never disappointed always can't wait for my next visit

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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