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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

4.5

Noise

Quiet

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (23)
Good for a Date (22)
Special Occasion (19)
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Fit for Foodies (19)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Cozy (12)
Authentic (12)
Romantic (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Casual (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Business Meals (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Seasonal (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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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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food5
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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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 (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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food5
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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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food5
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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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Love this cafe with its Mediterranean feel. Sauces and dressings are very tasty. Salads yummy and halumni starter was delicious with that crispy outer! Coq au vin is my favorite and others really liked the risotto and crab cakes.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Organic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 27, 2017

First time visit. We were curious about all the good reviews and can say we concur. We split the Halloumi cheese appetizer which came as 4 pieces and was phenomenal. My wife had the duck breast with a tamarind sauce. She raved about the sauce. I had the pan seared filet mignon. I am not usually a fan of this cut as it is usually mushy and not as flavorful as other cuts. It had a perfect sear and a tender but meaty texture. Probably as good as I have ever had. Desert was a nice finishing touch. The wine list is inexpensive and adequate. April our waitress was pleasant and remembered our names. We will be back with friends.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Excellent food at this tiny gem in the pocket area. When you go there, and you should, have the Ravenous salad, it is outstanding. The three of us were completely satisfied with our dinners, and we will return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

The food was superb, and as usual Wade was a wonderful host.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

We went last Saturday for my wife's birthday. We started with escargot and crab cakes, both were exceptional. Be sure to get extra bread for the escargot sauce! I had the beer salad and duck, wife had the risotto, my son had the filet and daughter had a salad - she's so picky! And then we had 4 different deserts.
It's an amazing place in a neighborhood strip mall next to 24 Hour Fitness, Pizza Guys and Subway! A true hidden gem

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent . . . again. It never fails to please. A special occasion or a casual meal with friends, Wade and his marvelous restaurant are always dependable.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 1, 2017

Food and service were exceptional. My wife had the duck, I the grilled salmon salad. Both were cooked to perfection and the seasonings were superb. Server was very knowledgeable, friendly and knowledgeable. Water and bread were provided and refreshed without asking. Lemon sorbet put a perfect finish on a perfect meal. The creamiest sorbet I have eaten, and full of flavor. We will certainly return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Excellent food and friendly staff, will definitely be back

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Delightful and delicious experience!

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

Ravenous Café never disappoints! A Greenhaven neighborhood gem I consider one of the best restaurants in the city. Excellent food, impeccable service and a delightful atmosphere provide the perfect combination for those who truly appreciate good food. While I understand it's because not enough people were ordering it, my only disappointment is that they no longer serve foie gras.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 21, 2017

It is a great neighborhood restaurant. The food is delicious. Wade is always kind and welcoming.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Ravenous Cafe is a neighborhood gem - the Pocket area's only. It is small, quiet & tucked in a strip mall with dicey parking. The owner is gracious & welcoming. The menu is small but always fresh, seasonal & delicious. Prices are fair for the quality of the food. Worth the drive!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 19, 2017

A great neighborhood gem with consistently great food and service. I love having something like this in my neighborhood. Going to midtown is fine, but it's nice knowing that you don't have to leave the neighborhood for great food. I also like that it is very quiet for lunch, which is good for my parents who are older and hard of hearing. A solid choice.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Small neighborhood gem. Excellent food paired with excellent service. Meal was wonderful.. definitely going back. Be sure to make a reservation as seating is limited and fills up fast.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2017

eno
joyed the food and taking to the staff. very small place and quiet and intimate .Wonderful food!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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