About Cafeteria 15L
Cafeteria 15L is Sacramento's premier comfort and eclectic urban restaurant offering American comfort cuisine with a classic flair. Designed by the designers of The Park and Mix Downtown, Cafeteria 15L features 2 outdoor patios. The use of reclaimed woods, industrial light fixtures, and an array of mixed and matched chairs create and atmosphere both whimsical and cozy.
Traditional dishes are created with a twist to evoke the nostalgia and comfort of a home-cooked meal. Open for lunches, dinners, and late night weekend dining. Cafeteria 15L’s menu items feature farm to table fresh homespun creations.
Join us for our Happy Hour every Monday through Friday, 4pm to 7pm. Cocktail specials and discounts on small plates. Available in the bar, lounge and patio only.
Every Monday is MONDAY's UNCORKED. All bottles of wine 1/2 off or free corkage.
Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Sat/Sun Brunch 9:00am - 3:00pm, Lunch M-F 11:30am - 2pm, Dinner M-Thur 5-9:30pm, Fri/Sat 4-11pm, Sun 4-8p
15th St & L Street
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Cafeteria 15L is located in The Park Complex - Featuring The Park Ultra Lounge - Sacramento's premier nightclub and lounge. Top DJs from around the country spin at this Sacramento hot spot. Diners may enter the nightclub free of cover by spending $15 in food (beverages not included). Ask your server for details.
Valet is available and located on 15th between K and L Street. Owned and operated by Neumann Enterprises. $5 plus tip.
Private Party Facilities:
Cafeteria 15L's Private Dining Room is the ideal setting for business meetings, cocktail receptions, rehearsal dinners and any other occasion requiring a warm intimate environment and memorable cuisine. The facility comfortably accommodates 35-40 seated guests. The Ultra Lounge, a more magnificent space accommodates up to 100-seated guests and as many as 300+ for cocktail parties. The Private Dining Room flows with the chic urban design of the restaurant but has the ability to become a private and exclusive space.
Private Party Contact:
Diane Lally: (916) 442-8855x
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Cafeteria 15L Ratings and Reviews
Came here for an evening dinner with my ...
Came here for an evening dinner with my friends and I had a wonderful time. The atmosphere of this restaurant is just so cozy and lovely and the service was outstanding. Within only twenty minutes of ordering, we were already being served. The staff here are also quite friendly and so incredibly nice. Cannot wait to come back again and again!
Dinner before Jimmy Buffet concert. Per ...
Dinner before Jimmy Buffet concert. Perfect environment, party attitude, fun quests enjoying a wonderful dinner. I highly recommend the Shrimp scampi....too die for!! Another friend had the French dip, wonderful. The waiters are very efficient and pleasant. Great time, we will be back.
We had two waitresses. The first waitres ...
We had two waitresses. The first waitress was rude and seemed like she did not want to be there. My family and I pick the cafeteria to get together on the regular. We were very disappointed with the services. The second waitress was absolutely amazing. Some of our family members were coming in from a flight and we waited until they arrived. She cleaned the table and let them order their food earlier than the dinner menu started.
Our first experience was a great one, ha ...
Our first experience was a great one, had lunch with friends from Sacramento area who had not heard about Cafeteria 15L. We all had breakfast food and every dish was absolutely great. We enjoyed the skillet breakfast and the chicken fried steak and eggs were a hit!! The tater tots that come with the skillet breakfast were delicious, nice and crunchy.
This is the third year our group has met ...
This is the third year our group has met for brunch after the breast cancer walk. The food is always amazing and the service excellent. I personally think the Bloody Mary's are the best in sacramento. Cafeteria 51L is one of my very favorite sacramento area restaurants!
To start out, the hostess' are always aw ...
To start out, the hostess' are always awesome. Then, the ambience is always first rate, whether inside or outside. Outside is great and given that it is Sacramento, the weather is stunning.
The most important thing is the food. I have eaten here three times in the past (traveling on business) and I can say the food is always great. The truffle tater tots are out of this world. Never had a bad entree.
This is my sixth or seventh time to dine ...
This is my sixth or seventh time to dine here, it's been terrific each time. This time we were a group of eleven for Saturday Brunch, and the service was outstanding. Our server was attentive, and everyone enjoyed their meal.
My group went to Cafeteria 15L for a Sat ...
My group went to Cafeteria 15L for a Saturday brunch. Although I made a reservation we weren't allowed to sit until at least half of our party arrived. No worries though because in the meantime we drank bottomless mimosas for $12 each - a real bargain if you drink as much as we did!
Cafeteria 15L was a great choice for din ...
Cafeteria 15L was a great choice for dinner before the Paul McCartney concert. The food was fabulous and the service was great. We told them we were going to the concert and we received our food in minutes. The server was friendly and attentive (but didn't hover). The dinner didn't break the bank either. I would definitely recommend Cafeteria 15L
We sat on the patio, which wasn't too lo ...
We sat on the patio, which wasn't too loud with traffic. If it weren't for the smokers down the walkway, it would have been good. Food was reasonably priced, and portioned. All tasted good, but nothing truly remarkable. We'd go back again.
I had a stuffed artichoke and was disapp ...
I had a stuffed artichoke and was disappointed that it came with no heart! That is the best part. It was served cut in half and somebody took my heart. I hope the cook enjoyed it. Drinks were great: best dang mojito we've ever had. We ordered 4! Delicious beer. Chicken and waffles, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, salads, prime beef sandwich, tomato soup, fish and chips : all great. Fun place, beautiful atmosphere, enthusiastic and attentive waiter. But: Cafeteria 15L owes me an artichoke heart! We'll be back...
Enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch with o ...
Enjoyed a wonderful Sunday brunch with out-of-town friends. We arrived on time for our reservation and the table was ready and waiting. Our server, Jeremy, was outstanding. Attentive, but no overly so, and seemed especially perceptive socially. For example, one of the members of our group is in his 80s, but sharper than most people half his age. Jeremy got this instantly and we all enjoyed witnessing the rapport the two of them had. No doubt it was delightful for our older friend as too often people assume old folks should be talked to like children. And of course, can't forget to mention the food: we all had egg dishes--the skillet dishes are delicious (we had Farm, Mexican, and Cafeteria15L) and the Florentine Benedict got rave reviews as well. A particular splurge are the tater tots. Oh my gosh, they are so good! Highly recommend Cafeteria 15L!
Went here because I needed a 4:30 dinner ...
Went here because I needed a 4:30 dinner time and didn't have many options. Sat in the patio with my daughter for her birthday -- less noise than inside. It's definitely not a special dinner place; it's probably ok for a drink.
Went for Sunday Brunch. Waitress took wa ...
Went for Sunday Brunch. Waitress took way too long after we told her we weren't ready first time. Drinks were slow. She was nice and just didn't know if her help was slow. Food was mediocre and too expensive for what was served. Dinner there was better.
Loved the decor and vibe in this Downtow ...
Loved the decor and vibe in this Downtown spot. We were a party of 6 and they sat us on a picnic style table. They had some bar type seating equipped with outlets. Nice touch. There's parking next door for $7.00.
They have a very diverse menu with lots of dishes I wanted to try and definitely will come back to eat more. Cocktail menu had some awesome sounding drinks. I tried the dragonberry mojito which had just the right amount of sweetness with a good amount of alcohol. Ordered the shrimp haystack and a side of cream corn. Presentation of the food was on point although they could have given a lot less potatoes and I would have been just as satisfied.
Ended our meal with the s'mores dessert and so glad we did. It was delicious!!
Our large group of friends was attending ...
Our large group of friends was attending an event at the Sacramento Convention Center and needed a lunch venue within walking distance on a Saturday that we could get in and out of within 80 minutes for our lunch break. We found Cafeteria 15L online and loved that we could make a reservation which gave us peace given our timeline.
We appreciated the call to confirm the day before (and that really came in handy having their number when at the event even more friends decided to join us for lunch so I called that morning and enlarged our reservation for the lunch hour visit). Personnel were accommodating and helpful on the phone and told us they had a spot for us on the patio that day.
The only hiccup we ran into was that when we arrived 5 min before our reservation the greeter realized she had mistakenly given our table for 9 on the patio to a group who had arrived just prior to us. Fortunately, she had a table ready for 8 (that easily fit 9) inside and we could be immediately seated and meet our tight timeline during the crazy-busy lunch hour. We were disappointed in their lack of follow-through but didn't let it overshadow the day. Service was attentive and quite quick considering they were packed. Food was as we had expected (pretty good--only one friend was disappointed with their 'low quality salad') and ambiance was eclectic and fun.
The food was great except for our desert ...
The food was great except for our desert that we ordered a chocolate sundae and it came without chocolate. Sent it back and then it was so hard and stuck to glass never did get to enjoy the chocolate. Other than that the food was great. We eat there every year when we attend Time Out For Women at the convention Center. The waiter was very nice.
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experie ...
We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience at Cafeteria 15L! The music playing in the background was great - a mix of 60's & 70's with some 50's & 80's thrown in. Since it was a Monday, we took advantage of their half-off deal on a bottle of wine. The wine selection is good & they offered us a taste of the two types we were trying to decide between. We shared small plates which were all delicious. The smores skillet for dessert was yummy! Monday night football was playing at the bar- we could see it but not hear it, which was perfect for us. We would go back!
I had a date for 11:30 and tried to make ...
I had a date for 11:30 and tried to make a reservation through Open Table but the only slot that worked was 12:15. I made the ressie and put in the notes that we'd prefer an outdoor table and would probably be there at 11:30 I'd there was an available table. I checked in at 11:40 and they had an outdoor table for us. Lucky timing and awesome foresight by the staff.
The food and service was excellent, despite how busy they were!
Food and restaurant was great but it is ...
Food and restaurant was great but it is a coin toss on the service. This time around was the worst I'm service to where the server just seemed like he did not want to be there or to serve us. Great value for the price and great quality on the meals
Disappointed in staff who seated us. Our ...
Disappointed in staff who seated us. Our reservation information was clearly disregarded because there was no wait time when we arrived. I requested patio seating, away from prep station, and quiet. Upon arrival we were told all patio seats were full and were led to the corner booth indoors adjacent to the kitchen. Fairly sure there was no consideration for our needs.
This restaurant is one of my top 3 place ...
This restaurant is one of my top 3 places to go for brunch.but they are also a great place for happy hour. They have a fantastic food and drink menu, great ambience, and tentative staff. I've always had a great experience.
I had made the reservation so we could b ...
I had made the reservation so we could be sure to be seated on the patio (which was why we chose this restaurant). When we arrived, the hostess promptly took us to an indoor table, without saying a word. When I questioned it, she took us to an outdoor table after saying they didn't have any available. The food and cocktails were delicious, but the service was subpar, at best. She was unfriendly and seemed irritated to be helping us. We were pretty easy with very few demands (other than to sit outside), so I suspect the hostess told her we were difficult after I insisted the seating situation. Anyway, this used to be a go-to for us, but we will think twice before coming next time.
Comfort food made for a gourmet palate. ...
Comfort food made for a gourmet palate. Well I guess I can't really claim a gourmet palate. But, Mac & Cheese was fabulous Shoestring potato stack with shrimps and yummy sauce. I would probably know the name of the sauce if I was a gourmet. Will try the grilled cheese and ham and the meatloaf on future visits.
Another fun evening at Cafeteria 15L aft ...
Another fun evening at Cafeteria 15L after the Hunchback of Notre Dame at the Music Circus. Easy reservations through 'open table'. The food never disappoints. Delicious, tender pulled pork sliders, crispy chicken tenders with a spicy, flavorful chili sauce and of course the Cafeteria burger with thick cut bacon, fresh produce and a house made (?) spread. We did get seated in what felt like an overflow area by the bar. When brought to the manager's attention she quickly moved our party to a much quieter area where we enjoyed not only a wonderful meal but great conversation. Already looking forward to coming back 👍.
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