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Mulvaney's Building & Loan

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1215 19th St, Sacramento, CA 95814 (L st and Capitol Ave)
Bus stop across the street.
916 441 6022
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent Farm-to-Fork Restaurant

My husband and I took our son and daughter-in-law here for her birthday. I was delighted to see the foie gras on the menu. It surpassed my expectations and was heavenly. The house-smoked salmon and cheese plate were excellent. My daughter-in-law had the duck breast, my son the double cut pork... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 13, 2015
Sandy U
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Lincoln, California
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Lincoln, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

My husband and I took our son and daughter-in-law here for her birthday. I was delighted to see the foie gras on the menu. It surpassed my expectations and was heavenly. The house-smoked salmon and cheese plate were excellent. My daughter-in-law had the duck breast, my son the double cut pork chop, my husband had the sweetbreads and the fettuccine... More 

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Sacramento, California
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

I came for the foie gras. They didn't fail me. We also had beef cheeks with quail egg and pinto beans. I was so intrigued by it that I ordered it. My 13 yr old son and I enjoyed it . Very tender and tasty. The steak was grilled just right. I would have preferred it with something green ,... More 

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rainb0wtraveler
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140 reviews 140 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If you use the google maps app on your phone, it looks like you are walking back and forth and keep passing it, and can't tell where it is. Mulvaney's is in a red brick building that does not look like a restaurant. Arugula salad - great, but a little tough. Foie gras with toast - excellent! They began serving... More 

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Woodland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

Read plenty of great reviews... Ordered endive salad and the pork chop dish. Pork was under cooked and so tough I was not able to cut it with the knife! Chewing it was nearly impossible! We all have a bad day, I will give it another shot!

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Sacramento, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Amazed by the great food we have been back many times. Good for meat eaters and there is always a vegetarian option. If you have a special wish or dietary need, Chef will help you out. Go early for a drink at the bar with the zany bar tenders.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Nestled in a former firehouse, Mulvaney's is an intimate restaurant with some knockout food. The menu changes daily, making for some inventive and fresh food. Service was knowledgeable and responsive. The interior is dim and intimate, with a good view of the open kitchen. I highly recommend Mulvaney's.

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El Macero
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We have been at most of the interesting restaurants in Sacramento but for some reason had not tried Mulvaney's B&L. We dropped in a couple of weeks ago and luckily got a tall table in the bar. Drinks and food were absolutely excellent; service was great, friendly and not pretentious. The indoor space is nice and cosey. We didn't explore... More 

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Sacramento, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

My wife and I ate at Mulvaney's in September for my wife's birthday and again in November because we liked it so much the first time. In September, my wife's menu said "Happy Birthday (her name") at the top. Both meals were outstanding and the service was attentive without rushing you at all. Except for the pork chop and steak... More 

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Sacramento, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Recently took friends here for a special dinner. Our guests both had fish dishes, cooked as requested (kudos to the kitchen for listening, and our waiter for asking in the first place). The duck was perfectly cooked as well. Had a difficult time deciding on main courses since every entree sounded so good. Dessert was equally noteworthy. Style is French... More 

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Chicago Park, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I had my daughter's wedding rehearsal dinner here. WE were a large group and the servers and management were great. They couldn't do enough for us. The dinner was served "family style". There was more food than everyone could possible eat. The pasta was perfectly done and spiced. The fish was perfect, cooked through, moist and very tasty. The meat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1215 19th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
    (L st and Capitol Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stop across the street.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: 916 441 6022

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 35
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?