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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (43)
Special Occasion (43)
Creative Cuisine (38)
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Fit for Foodies (37)
Good for Anniversaries (36)
Local Ingredients (32)
Romantic (30)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
Seasonal (24)
Worth the Drive (22)
Notable Wine List (22)
Business Meals (20)
Cozy (19)
Authentic (16)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Fun (12)
Healthy (11)
Organic (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
People Watching (7)
Casual (6)
Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Great Beer (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Late-night Find (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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!

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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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 (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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 (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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Went for a decadent birthday dinner and was not disappointed. The food was delicious, and the service was excellent. Thanks for a great dinner experience!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Spectacular as usual. We're native Sacramentans and have loved this restaurant for years. The owners are pillars in the community and lead the region and were instrumental in the farm-to-fork movement . The experience is always exceptional.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Service was very slow tonight. Usually someone is at the table constantly with water, bread, or the wine.

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Had the most wonderful romantic experience in the private wine room. Staff was expcetional and accommodating to my surprise violinist that played for a birthday celebration.
Thank you Mulvaney's B&L

Tags: Notable Wine List, Organic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Mulvaney's B&L is always our go-to restaurant when we have visitors from back home (PA). We love the atmosphere, food, service, and attention to detail. We know our guests will be happy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 1, 2017

One of Sacramento's best restaurants. Has maintained great quality and creativity.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Went for a business lunch (party of 6) and had an amazing lunch. Everyone was pleased with their meals and we all cleaned our plates. Such a wonderful selection of delicious meals. Service was five star! We will be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Their service, and attention to detail with their food items were amazing. We had a lovely anniversary dinner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We went with friends who had been here previously, and we were quite pleased. Lovely attentive service, delicious adult beverages, and very fresh, great food. Would definitely recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food and dining experience. My wife thought the lamb was a bit "smoky" tasting like the chef put smoke product on it. My halibut was perfect...mouth watering and a bit of nice seared crunch. I thought the risotto was a too watery...a disappointment really...dessert was great...something with fruit and crust...maybe pears?, tomato appetizer was great....tasty and fresh. Beer selection was good but I wish there was more Sacramento area beers and NO beers from outside of Northern California...we have many great local beer brewers, no need to go far afield. The Saison I ordered was a treat and something I would not usually have ordered.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great Beer, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Fun
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 (Perth / WA)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Always a delight. Patrick Mulvaney is a culinary superstar.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

One of our "go-to" favorites anytime we're planning on celebrating a special occasion. IMHO, Mulvaney's is one of the handful of Sacramento area restaurants that can be picked up and placed in San Francisco and hold its own. Menu changes depending on the season and availability of ingredients but usually the red meat and fish dishes are just nailed. Service is always terrific and attentive. Really, just one of the top places to dine in the area.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Never disappoints! Love to go with my husband to splurge a little.

Tags: Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Amazing!!!

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·Dined on September 14, 2017

As always, a great experience. The wait staff is superb and the menu always has several surprises. Great desserts, too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Always a favorite. The rib eye was huge and we split! Wine list excellent and service superb. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Great food, garden was lovely, perfect for a dinner date. A bit pricey but worth it and portions were generous so we shared a lot, and had 2 desserts

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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Our dinner was wonderful, as always. It does get a bit noisy, because it's so popular, but not much to do about that.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

The two seats by the entry curtain could be the best seats in the house if a small wall was constructed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 10, 2017

One of the finest dining experiences I've had in Sacramento. Mulvaney's is always a great decision, the level of service, beverage menu, cuisine will exceed expectations. Reservations in advance is a must, expect a lively cozy atmosphere and listen for whatever they have on special. You will be in for a treat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Bar Seating, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

the service was superb. We just wanted a plant based meal and left it up to the server. She recommended 4 courses and all of them were exceptional !!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Exceptional food and service, we left satisfied and filled with joy!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Organic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Local fresh ingredients. Great for date night or special occasions. Service was excellent and they had a great wine selection. Loved the duck breast and the chilled corn soup. The ding dong dessert was chocolate heaven!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I have had much better meals at Mulvaneys, my favorite Sacramento restaurant. Everyone has an off night now and then, so it doesn't mean I won't go back. The corn soup was fantastic, but the yellowtail dish was greasy and too salty. It was very noisy too - I recommend patio seating if you don't want to shout.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The staff and the chef preparing the food and serving it made it one of the best Experiences I've ever had in my life

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Always fabulous food and service. Mulvaney's is a gem of the city!

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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