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The Waterboy, Sacramento, CA

The Waterboy

4.5
4.5
2072 Reviews
$30 and under
French American
Our Goal at The Waterboy is to provide you with a wonderful dining experience. Taking inspiration from the cuisines of southern France and northern Italy, we feature a new menu every month to take full advantage of our local, seasonal ingredients. Our menu features naturally raised meats, local organic produce and freshly baked breads. Along with great service and a terrific, reasonably priced wine list, we think you will be quite pleased with a visit to The Waterboy.


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French American, Italian, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Phone number
    (916) 498-9891
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Rick Mahan
  • Neighborhood
    Sacramento
  • Cross street
    20th
  • Parking details
    There is a small parking lot behind the building, as well as ample street parking on block.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,072 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 1.1Value

NoiseModerate

2,072 Reviews
  1. RichardS

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh seasonal ingredients. excellent seasoning and perfectly cooked items. Outstanding service. None better in Sacramento.

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  2. kennyloy

    Sacramento

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favorite restaurant in Sacramento. You can count on the quality and service. They also have excellent wine. Great desserts too. Very consistent. This is a great place for a long lunch or dinner. You do not want to rush this experience. Sophisticated.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    still a GEM among venues anywhere Blessed it is in Sacramento Can always bring guests here & get rave reviews

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  4. meggie

    Sacramento

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite places to dine lunch or dinner. Farm to Fork wonderful!

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  5. Simba

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Three of us had the halibut and it was perfectly cooked; the accompanying corn and tomato butter were tasty. The fourth person in our group had the "picnic special" and enjoyed that as well.

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  6. Eats

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    In Sacramento on business for a few days and discovered this gem. If we lived here, this would become our place. Engaging menu and all around special spot. The potato gratin is not to be missed. One of the best wine lists I've seen in quite awhile - including a nice selection of half bottles.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delightful

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  8. JeannetteV

    Sacramento

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great except for the service that evening. Our server, Naomi was absent most of the time and rarely seen on the floor. Thankfully the manager delivered our meals and another server assist us with our bill. We normally have exceptional service unfortunately on this particular evening we didn't have a memorable experience. We will go back because we love the restaurant and its changing menu.

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  9. DannyF

    Sacramento

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious and service was good, it will definitely be on my list again!

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  10. Foodiereview

    Sacramento

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    two of us loved entire meals. two of us loved the salad and dessert but not impressed with the entree.

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FAQs

The Waterboy offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 498-9891.

The Waterboy is rated 4.5 stars by 2072 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Waterboy

2000 Capitol Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95811

Additional information

  • Cross street
    20th
  • Neighborhood
    Sacramento
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French American, Italian, Californian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    There is a small parking lot behind the building, as well as ample street parking on block.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Rick Mahan
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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