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2000 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95814-4215
(916) 498-9891
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Ranked #4 of 1,787 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $18 - $30
Hours:
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Italian, Californian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 20th
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English first
El Dorado Hills, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The Waterboy came highly reccommended and was within walking distance from our B&B. Try the leek soup and the pot pie! So good!! Perfect birthday surprise for my boyfriend.

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Lodi, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten here on business lunches several times and decided it would be a romantic place to take my wife for dinner. Waterboy did not disappoint. Their food is classical, but creative and innovative are words I would use as well. One of my favorite dishes I've had here is a rolled and pan seared petrale sole, with a tapenade,... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Had a really good meal here. Only negative would be the space is pretty cramped and the tables are too close to each other. Would recommend the following: - Crostini Tonnato - Antipasto Plate - Salad of Riverdog Beets, Avocado & Tombo Tuna - Waterboy Bouillabaisse

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Rancho Cordova
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Expect the best in any of their entree. Choice in any of their menu of pasta, poultry, seafood and beef. Food well prepared with fresh ingredients. Great wine selection. Must leave enough room for dessert.

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Walnut Creek, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Busy place deserves the attention by serving delicious fare. Servers knew their game, libations were generous and forthcoming. Noisy atmosphere from the buzz of excitement being had by happy diners. Eclectic crowd.

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Sacramento, California
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219 reviews 219 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Sacramento. Rick Mahan, the owner, produces wonderful meals. We particularly like the occasional prixe fixe dinners, but his take on Jacques Pepin last night left us disappointed. The appetizer was very good. The trout almondine was superb. The soup was, well, OK, but not that good. A little 'mushy'. The bouef bourguigon... More 

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Chambery, France
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My Sacramento hosts invited me there for dinner a Saturday evening. We all had tartar salmon and six small oysters w/ mignonette as hors-d’oeuvre, then pasta with rabbit as a main dish, and I finished with a delicious crostada (or crumble) for dessert. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

Great food in a nice, casual ambiance. Friendly staff. Acceptable prices. Suitable for everyone and every age.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Basically, you come here to share great food with friends. I had the seared scallops which were great and there is a good choice of wine by the glass. The staff were attentive and the chef was obviously on top form. Even on a Monday night, the restaurant was buzzing. But don't expect a pretentious Gordon Ramsay style of up-market... More 

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Sacramento, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

I have eaten here many times. The food is fresh, well prepared and very good. The servers are personable and attentive. I would and do recommend this restaurant to my friends.

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Additional Information about The Waterboy

Address: 2000 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95814-4215
Phone Number: (916) 498-9891
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 - 30
Cuisine: American, French, Italian, Californian

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