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Our Goal at The Waterboy is to provide you with a wonderful dining experience. Taking inspiration from the cuisines of southern France and northern Italy, we feature a new menu every month to take full advantage of our local, seasonal ingredients. Our menu features naturally raised meats, local organic produce and freshly baked breads. Along with great service and a terrific, reasonably priced wine list, we think you will be quite pleased with a visit to The Waterboy.
Sacramento, CA 95814
French American, Italian, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is a small parking lot behind the building, as well as ample street parking on block.
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Waterboy Ratings and Reviews
This was a birthday celebration for my wife and I expected a much quieter ambiance. The rook was filled with tables a people with a very high noise level. No real redeeming reason to go back although the food was quite good. Service was very good. Overall, disappointing, at least for the occasion we were celebrating.
I am not sure how this restaurant gets great reviews, this was the worst experience I have had in a long time. The ceviche was fishy and not anything resembling ceviche, the bruschetta was burnt, the barbeque plate had items that were not cooked thoroughly, and the scallops were okay. The server never introduced themselves, I had to ask for her name. I called to speak with a general manager or an owner and have not received a call back. I will not be returning here or recommending this place to anyone.
My wife and I shared the beet salad and both had the scallop entry. Both dishes were great, way above average. Our waitress was very good. We both enjoyed a champagne cocktail after dinner for desert. We visit the restaurant a number of times each year to meet special friends and special occasion. Food is always the best. Recommend to anyone.
I wish we lived closer, I'd be at Waterboy weekly! I've never had bad service or a bad meal. They treat fish wonderfully so I always order a fish meal. This time it was halibut, yum. But the beet salad was over the top! Very creative and so tasty. My husband had the barbecue dish, he loved it. Will be back soon.
Excellent as usual. We have never been disappointed by the Waterboy. Food and service were excellent. The summer special barbecue was excellent and served on a fun plate that reminded me of old time TV dinners. Fun!
IF you want to think you have died and gone to heaven, order the profiteroles for dessert.
My husband and I have always enjoyed Waterboy. We took an out of town friend. If anything, Waterboy has even better. The beet salad was innovative and superb. My husband had beef tartare, which was served in sliders. Unusual, but tasty. All of our dishes were outstanding and attractively served. Service was attentive. Excellent dining experience.
The Waterboy was everything I was hoping for. We were celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary and I had asked for a window seat. Our table by a window was waiting for us right at our reservation time. The service was fantastic and the food was amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant.
It was great once we asked if we had a waitress while waiting for over 15 minutes after we were sat. They were not very busy and waiting that long to be acknowledged for that expensive of a meal while you're watching staff walking around talking to each other, is very off putting. Delicious food though! One of my favorites in sac.
This is one of our favorite Sacramento restaurants. The food is always wonderful, and they are fine with splitting a dish, which my husband and I like to do. Staff is very friendly and it's a nice mix of fancy (the food is wonderful, the decor is California classy) and relaxed.
I went to over a dozen restaurants in downtown Sacramento over the last 10 days. This was by far the best! I am so sorry I live on the East Coast, because I would probably go every week. The food was superb, beautifully presented, and the service was top-notch.
We walked in thinking we could get a table for two on a weekday night. Nope, turned away by the hostess - all booked for the night. I pulled out my Open Table app and booked a table for two 12 minutes later! It's a small neighborhood place, so book ahead. The food was really good. I didn't know you could pull off New England cl chowder as a main course- they did!
It took 1/2 an hour to get a drink. Our waiter was pleasant and tried hard but was stretched too thin. Appetizer and salads were excellent but the entrees tried too hard. The petrole soul was overwhelmed with other items on the plate so the textures were constantly battling. The flavor of the fish was barely discernible. The scallops were way too salty and the polenta was mixed with peas (yuck). We sat by the window and it was very hot. Our waiter was sweating profusely...I mean dripping with sweat!Overall it was not a great experience.
The champagne for special occasions is a great welcoming. Service at Waterboy is always impeccable. The sweetbreads were very tasty. I ordered the scallops which were good, but a bit too salty. Luckily I switched and ate my husband's sole, the fish of the day, which was delicious. Thank you for a great meal and helping us celebrate our 30 year anniversary.