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About Ravenous Cafe

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.

7600 Greenhaven Drive
Sacramento, CA 95831
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
European, French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00am - 1:30pm
Brunch: Saturday: 10:00am - 1:30pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Pocket Drive

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 399-9309

Website:
http://www.ravenouscafe.com/

Parking Details:
Additional parking in the back

Executive Chef:
Roberto Laienz

Private Party Facilities:
Ravenous Cafe is available for private party buy outs.

Private Party Contact:
Wade Sawaya: (916) 399-9309

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Ravenous Cafe Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.9

service

4.9

ambience

4.6

value

4.6

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Special Occasion (22)
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Fit for Foodies (22)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Romantic (14)
Cozy (12)
Authentic (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Casual (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Business Meals (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Healthy (3)
Fun (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful food paired with attentive service! Would definitely go back

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

The food here is always fresh and tasty. Not fatty and over sauced ever. Fabulous combinations of veggie and flavors. Consistently good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

My boyfriend and I were seated by Julie who was an amazing host! She gave great recommendations from the wine menu. The food was the next best thing and the dessert was the cherry on top!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The food, wine, service and attention to detail are just amazing. Love everything I've ever eaten there. Never disappointed.

Tags: Casual, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Fabulous food and amazing service. Wade was fun to talk with. So friendly.
My wife had the duck breast and I ordered the fillet. Both meals were amazing.
I would definitely recommend trying this place for an evening out with a special loved one.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We love the food at Ravenous. Next we love the welcome and service from April and Wade. We have never been disappointed by either. Ravenous has THE best cheesecake. The salmon and Chiliean sea bass were cooked perfectly presented beautifully. Also loved our escargot, mussels, and salads. Ravenous is a real hit with us.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 6, 2018

outstanding food and service. Great brunch menu. I had one of the best crab cakes I have had in a while. Looking forward to going back soon.

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 6, 2018

It was a special birthday and Wade and April made it the best ever. Great food and perfect service! This is a favorite restaurant for us! The best!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

A smallish intimate setting, with first class attention to food and service. We had heard this was a great neighborhood find and traveled out of our way to try it. It was worth it, and we'll look for excuses to drop in again. The halibut special, the duck, the mussels, etc all wonderful.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We have been to Ravenous probably 10 times in the last year always for lunch. It is in a nondescript strip mall however the experience is nowhere near nondescript. The food is far better than most "It" San Francisco which are overpriced and overlauded. The quality is superb , presentation beautiful without being frou frou, the individual flavors in a dish stand out separately without being overwhelming. The beet salad and cheesecake are my go to's and every entree I've tried has even delicious with wonderful visual and textural combinations. I should also mention that the owner is very affable, low key, paces things well and builds a nice personal banter with the customers. I only wish he would add the scallops to the lunch menu since they look delicious and I'd love to try them. You will not be disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Simply the best restaurant around! Never anything but the finest food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great place to take friends from out of town - yes, Sacramento has fabulous restaurants and
Ravenous is one of the best. Always great taste comes first, coupled with healthy, creative food.
The salmon risotto is terrific and the halibut is a good size portion seasoned perfectly. Top of the class - and staff who are professional and friendly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Exceptional!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Perfect choice for our Anniversary dinner. We enjoyed and appreciated all of the dishes. The flavors in each dish were unique, interesting and delicious. Atmosphere was cozy, yet with a touch of elegance and the owner provided just the right amount of individual attention. Are recommending to all our friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Don't miss this lovely gem in Sacramento's Pocket area! Attentive service and fabulous, creative dishes. Had the halibut risotto, followed by sea salt caramel gelato! Very special!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 6, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious!! The owner was friendly and made everyone very comfortable!! I have wanted to try this restaurant for a long time and was thrilled at how delicious everything was!! You need to try it!!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Romantic, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wade was great as our waiter. The filet mignon and the accompanying sauce were outstanding. Nice little neighborhood restaurant with downtown atmosphere, service and food. Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Casual, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

An excellent restaurant with great food and great service.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 19, 2017

It was a quite evening as we were the last guests to arrive for the evening and other tables left slowly. We had lots of attention form the front of house staff. The food was also excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fabulous. Great service. Worth the extra $. Casually elegant atmosphere.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I try to go to Ravenous Cafe whenever I can. Wade is the consummate host, and the food is marvelous. This past visit I had alench special that was pan-seared scallops on a delicious base of risotto. Also there is an eclectic, well-chosen wine list at reasonable prices.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Awesome people! Great food!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Most definitely going back. Great food

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Charming neighborhood restaurant; friendly, attentive service by the owner. We had the coq au van and roasted sea bass. Both delicious and attractively presented. Very impressed by quality this small kitchen turned out.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Hands down some of the best food in the entire Sacramento Area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

This is an unusual and delightful eating place. It combines a menu providing a variety of intriguing options that can be freshly prepared in a small, tasteful restaurant. The service is exceptional -- friendly and personal --, the food is wonderfully prepared and of the highest quality, the menu is creative within a traditional constraint. A delightful place for a special - or any - night out.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Ravenous restaurant is an absolute five star restaurant. Wayne the owner and April the hostess are absolutely superb.

Robert the chef is absolutely amazing.

The food is spectacular the wine list is great. The overall value is wonderful. It has a wonderful intimate setting.

Wade and April make you feel as if you are enjoying a private meal. The quality of the food and the service is absolutely outstanding.

We highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wonderful service the minute we walked in...the food was interesting and well prepared! Cozy neighborhood spot that's great for a night out. The food was wonderful. Don't miss the lemon cheesecake.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent as always. Never disappoints, the food, service and atmosphere were totally enjoyable. A real treat.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Amazing food, very creative dishes (especially the shishito pepper and corn soup was incredible), lovely service -- wonderful restaurant to have right in our neighborhood!

Tags: Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food is five star, it is quiet, you can have a conversation without yelling, the service is outstanding, you can park and it is a good value! This place is amazing!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 30, 2017

fresh ingredients, great service, best cheescake, hot bread

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was so good. Had shrimp risotto. Perfect. The service is prompt, friendly and makes it feel like you are a friend.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great hidden gem in Greenhaven/Pocket area. There aren't many, if any, restaurants in the area like this one. Close to where we live so if we want good, fine dining food, this is the place to go. Even if you have to travel some distance, I think it is worth it. The owner, Wade, is very personable and the waitress is very pleasant.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Wade is a great host and the food is always outstanding, well prepared and tastes as good as it looks. We love being able to have a conversation without raising voices.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My only regret is that we did not try this place a long time ago. Fabulous food and service, great for quiet conversation. If you want a vibrant bar or party scene this is not the place for you. This is a fabulous neighborhood restaurant with excellent food and service where you will be remembered by name every time you go. This is not a place to "get something to eat". This is where you go to "dine."
The only negative thing I could say is that the scenery out the window is nothing special. I would NOT expect a restaurant with this caliber of food in a strip mall. But there it is and practically walking distance from our home in Pocket. This is a higher end restaurant but you get what you pay for when it comes to quality of food and service.
I highly recommend to everyone who lives in the Pocket and nearby neighborhoods as a neighborhood gem. Also worth the drive for such fabulous food and service.
Planning to try brunch soon! I hear that is not to be missed.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

A fantastic restaurant and a fantastic host in Wade. It is a real pleasure to eat in a restaurant that has its focus on the food and service. This is what all restaurants should be like. The service and attentiveness provided by Wade and April was excellent. We can't wait to go back.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 15, 2017

It was our first time and everything was exceptional. No complaints.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Excellent food. The service is incredible. Makes you feel like family.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 6, 2017

The proprietor and food were both amazing!! We had the special that was filled with fresh, local ingredients. Well done and thanks for your hospitality.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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