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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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4.9

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

Special Occasion (28)
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Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Quiet Conversation (17)
Cozy (15)
Romantic (15)
Worth the Drive (12)
Authentic (12)
Great for Lunch (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Casual (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Business Meals (7)
Notable Wine List (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Healthy (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

Very personable service, excellent food, intimate setting.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Healthy, Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food. Great service!!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 9, 2018

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

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 (London)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 3, 2018

An all around lovely evening!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 30, 2018

There is a reason why it is rated the best food in Sacramento -- it is! Sophisticated palates won't be disappointed. Simple palates won't be overwhelmed. Ravenous is in a funky location and yet, once inside, you are transported into a fine dining experience. They way the chef combines ordinary flavors with a little pop of the unexpected, the results dazzle. If you order the chocolate mousse for dessert, you will have a very difficult time stopping at just one. (Recipe has been handed down through a couple of generations.)

Tags: Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Authentic, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access
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food5
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This place features very well prepared food and excellent, attentive service combined with a friendly intimate atmosphere. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This cozy small bistro has a great ambience and the host and sever is the owner. The food and presentation is excellent and will have you coming back again. Hats off to his excellent chief,. Get your reservations in early as the owner takes only so many reservations per day and that is it. We had a great experience for our anniversary and in our neighborhood the pocket also.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful food Fabulous service.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Had not been here in quite awhile as it is a jaunt for me but well worth the trip. Menu well thought out something to please everyone. Small space was very well utilized. Service was great music in the background not overbearing. All our food appetizer, entrees and dessert were excellent. I will have to make a point to return despite the drive.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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 on January 19, 2018

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 13, 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 6, 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 6, 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 6, 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 5, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 30, 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 29, 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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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 27, 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 22, 2017

Exceptional!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 19, 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 5, 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 1, 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 28, 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 18, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 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 4, 2017

Awesome people! Great food!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Most definitely going back. Great food

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