Ravenous Cafe

4.7
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485 Reviews
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$30 and under
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European

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About

Ravenous Cafe is a new American Bistro with the influences of French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese cuisines. We offer fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere using only the freshest ingredients that are in season.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
European, French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Brunch: Saturday: 10:00am - 1:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(916) 399-9309
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Roberto Laienz
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Private party facilities
Ravenous Cafe is available for private party buy outs.
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Private party contact
Wade Sawaya: (916) 399-9309
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pocket Drive
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Parking details
Additional parking in the back
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 485 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.7based on all time ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.3
ambience
4.4
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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d
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good food, however expensive much more than just one week prior

OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing place with great food!! We are sooo sad to see it go! Our last meal here was from a preset menu and it was delicious!! They are closing at the end of the month, make a reservation now while you have the chance!!!

JM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining experience. Too bad this fine dining establishment has decided to close. It will be missed!

LL
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cake special was outstanding. We're so sorry Ravenous is closing.

MR
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the filet mignon. scallops. Beet salad. And for dessert chocolate mousse. Everything was amazing. Very sad to hear the restaurant will be closing on July 21st.

C
Sacramento
87 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wade is the quintessential host. He's always willing to please, and the food is always delicious with a beautiful presentation. He said July 21 will be the restaurant's last day. I will miss him, the food and the restaurant in our neighborhood. It will be a huge loss.

Thanks and good luck, Wade, in your future endeavors.

A
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this little gem is wonderful. Too bad it is closing at the end of July. My dinner was exceptional, prawn risotto, and my husband very much enjoyed his duck breast. Will go again before it closes. Thank you Wade for some of the most memorable food I’ve had.

CH
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Our server certainly knew about the food (which was excellent). He was fairly busy, but he also seemed a bit stand-offish and mechanical in his duties. The restaurant is small and cozy, but it still does not seem very personal for servers to speak with customers from across the length of the room. Overall, we enjoyed the restaurant, and we will continue to recommend it to others.

j
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Sacramento

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LG
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there with another couple fo celebrate both of our wedding anniversaries. It was their first time but we have been there several times and it’s one of my wife’s favorite places. And we definitely impressed our friends with this choice. I had the lamp t-bones, her husband had the New York steak and the wives had the scallops. We also had appetizers and dessert which were fantastic also. One of the best parts, is letting the owner match the wine to each dish we ordered! Make sure you make wine recommendations!! Also if you have a special date in mind, book early as they are very popular!

OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthdays
Once again Wade provided excellent service and incredible food. Thanks so much.

DP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was quick, professional, and friendly, the menu was exciting, the food was beautifully prepared and tasted delicious ... all amounting to an overall pleasant and excellent experience!

We'll be back!

JJ
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time here. The food was excellent. My favorite was the smoked mussels, fresh bread, and lamb steak. It was definitely a treat to find this gem. The ambiance is perfect for a date.

d
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very, very good food would recommend for good night out

JS
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite go-to restaurant. Excellent for food, service, conversation. Wade, the owner, is the best and never disappoints!

JS
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is rated the number one restaurant in Sacramento and I think I could go one better, it is certainly one of the best in California. I had the baby Kale salad and it is the BEST salad I have ever eaten. It was everything I could do to keep from licking the plate. I also had the duck breast and the cherry sauce was simply amazing. I'd go there again in a red hot minute. The owner/waiter was very good as well. Service was good,.

R
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ravenous is wonderful cafe with amazing food. Everything is fresh and the owner is very friendly, engaging, and treats you well.
Also...you must try the cheesecake if it's available. Best we have every had!

MM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service. I had mistakenly made a reservation for 3, and when they called to confirm, I was ready to cancel the reservation because I explained that there will be 4 of us for dinner. They very quickly said that it would not be a problem and that they would be able to accommodate our party. We had a lovely time, and the food was truly amazing.

LP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing the service was amazing the place is amazing can’t wait to go back

1
Sacramento
69 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

A wonderful restaurant in a suburban strip center. Do not let that stop you, if you haven’t been there before, you’ll be served excellent food in an outstanding manner.

JC
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always good!

SF
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service ... Wade is a wonderful host !

f
Sacramento
19 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food and service were wonderful. The entrees are a bit pricey but they are delicious! We had sea bass, steak, crab cakes, risotto, and spinach salads. The salted caramel gelato was to die for. You can’t go wrong with this gem of a neighborhood restaurant tucked into the Pocket!

F
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ravenous continues to be just excellent. Always the freshest ingredients and excellent service from April and Wade.

JJ
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic dinner. Service was exceptional. Great neighborhood restaurant

CP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always exceptional. It is without a doubt one of the best restaurants in Sacramento. This is a little hidden gem.

S
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time for for of us. We throughly enjoyed the experience. Food preparation and presentation were delightful, though dessert menu was limited and could benefit from expansion. Long drive for us, but will go again.

v
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food with a quiet, romantic ambience also comfortable for more casual dining. Very personal, attentive service. perfect!

WY
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Black Angus burger. Tasty and perfectly grilled.

FS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent menu and well-prepared meals with an elegant feel in a friendly and welcoming environment. Will definitely make it regular favorite.

R
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall2food5service5ambience1

What a let down. I booked this for my wife's birthday, thought it was classy and a fine dining experience based on the menu and description...no. Although the food and menu is awesome, the ambiance is terrible. With the high caliber of food they should invest in white tablecloths and some nice decorations, better tables and chais and add a touch of class. Way less than expected with no table clothes, poor tables and chairs and no ambiance at all.

The owner/waiter was very attentive and did a great job but we won't go back, we wanted some class! None existed....

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Thank you, Wayne!

JD
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wade and April are the best host and hostess ever and the chef is absolutely amazing! We cannot recommend this place any more than we already have to everyone we know - we're a little afraid that if everyone found out about this little gem, it would be too hard to get in but they deserve the success!!

OT
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wade and April gave us great service and food. Everything was great from appetizer, salad, entrees (salmon and sea bass) to dessert. Their mussels are always our favorite appetizer.

m
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My third visit to Ravenous and once again the food and service were superior.

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing meal. Such great attention to detail with every component of the meal, from the great soup, beet salad, to the perfectly seared duck breast and chilean sea bass. Elegant decor without being over-the-top or stuffy. The definition of a neighborhood gem, but that wouldn't be suffice. A true Sacramento, regional, global treasure. Wade and April create a magical ambience and experience to match the heavenly food.

RW
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again Wade & April exceeded our expectations.We love this place!

OT
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small restaurant with really cozy atmosphere . The owner is the server and he was really nice. Would highly recommend this restaurant . You do need reservations.

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner is great!

OT
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service as usual. Wade is always friendly and courteous. A local gem.