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Ravenous Cafe

4.7
470 reviews
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$30 and under
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European
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  • Special Occasion
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
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
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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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,.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Always good!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Great Black Angus burger. Tasty and perfectly grilled.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

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

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

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....

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Fabulous! Thank you, Wayne!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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!!

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

The owner is great!

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

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

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1.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The price doesn't match the food. Wine was great but we didn't like the food.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Service by far the best I have ever experienced and the seared pork belly was to die for highly recommended for everyone

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

I love Ravenous. A group of friends had lunch there. I was able to introduce Ravenous to them. They all really enjoyed the food and ambiance and the owner Wade who was friendly and helpful in selecting the food. Our group had scallops, escargot, duck risotto and burgers and desserts. Everything was fresh and flavorful and all dishes were well received.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Immediately upon stepping through the door we were pleasantly surprised. It’s small and quaint but it makes the experience that much better. Conversation was quiet, I barely heard anyone else’s and was able to talk to my husband in a normal tone. The ambiance was such a nice change from a “normal” restaurant. It was romantic and perfect for our date night. Food prices were more than we expected, but in my option well worth it. Our server (April) was fantastic. She did a great job, perfect balance between helping us and also letting us enjoy our meal and night. And our glasses were never empty. All in all a fantastic dining experience, will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Very personable service, excellent food, intimate setting.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Truly one of the finest dining experiences in Sacramento. Wade, the owner makes everyone feel special. The food is incredible and the ambience is warm. Great service & a awesome meal. Enjoy!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing Valentine's menu! Will definitely return for another visit.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Quiet cozy atmosphere. Lovely Linen table cloths! Food is elegantly delicious.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We were looking for a special occasion but not-too-stuffy place for a birthday dinner and read great reviews for Ravenous. It is located in a strip mall but offers an oasis of calm among the chaos. Everything about the meal was on point, from the friendly greeting and lovely decor to the warm crusty bread and delicious appetizers (crab cakes and salad).
Entrees of steak and of salmon risotto were fantastic as well, as were the wines and desserts although I think desserts were less special -but that could have been because we were completely stuffed to the gills at that point. (lemon cheesecake was great!)
Overall a really impressive leisurely multi course dinner in an unexpected area of Sacramento.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food. Great service!!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Wade and April were great as usual. Excellent food and wine.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

Wonderful, has yet to disappoint, one of the best in town

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

An all around lovely evening!

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Ravenous is the epitome of a thoughtful menu, exceptional cuisine, intelligent service with a rhythm that gently lifts one up from their every day routine. ( Our latest joy: The potato-leek soup and Chilean Sea Bass.) The absolute kicker is that this lovely experience takes place in a neighborhood retail center, and all its sophistication is delivered in the most friendly, non-stuffy way. Nothing can take the place of giving your highest and best effort to delivering perfection. That's art. Wade and April: Don't change a thing! ~Your Elk Grove Fan Club

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Love this place. Superb food, lovely owners. Top quality in every way.

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