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Mulvaney's Building & Loan

1215 19th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
916 441 6022
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Ranked #17 of 1,743 restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: L st and Capitol Ave
Transit: Bus stop across the street.
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English first
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The setting is a 19th century firehouse a cosy dinning room with an outdoor patio. We were a group so lots of plates to share. The highlight appetizers are the smoked salmon, heirloom tomatoes and sweetbread with chanterelles. I ordered the "Guinea Hen Two Ways" that was perfectly cooked served with squash and polenta - delicious! The rib eye, scallops... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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182 reviews 182 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I booked a private room at Mulvaney's for a business dinner and it was a great choice. We had a room for 8 in the back of the restaurant which albeit, we needed to walk through the kitchen to get to - but the service was outstanding. I also didn't need to pay a booking fee or have a food... More

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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Sacramento is so casual and this high class restaurant fits in perfectly by combining comfort with top quality food. The dining room is intimate but is serious for people who are interested in food. The wait staff is attentive, educated, and eager to please. We had the salmon with brown bread. It was spectacular. Then we shared the duck breast... More

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El Dorado Hills, CA
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200 reviews 200 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
221 helpful votes 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

The atmosphere feels warm and comfortable and the service was attentive considering the restaurant was completely full. Four of us had lunch and all the food was enjoyed. It was quite good yet it could have been a little more exciting. A sprinkling of few more interesting ingredients in the Del Rio salad, a nice little sauce to go with... More

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Sacramento, California
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271 reviews 271 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Went back this year for my birthday. Had another amazing dinner. Everything was so wonderful; cooked perfectly; and seasoned perfectly. All of the staff were friendly, attentive, and very helpful. The specific reason I am writing this review is to comment on the chef. We were sitting at the chef's counter and able to watch some of the magic behind... More

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Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

went for dinner which was very good. started with the meat tray and cheese tray. the bacon onion relish was awesome. they cure their own meats which were quite yummy. had the swordfish which was cooked perfectly. my husband had the ribeye which was cooked also correctly at med rare. we will be back again. thank you for the experience.

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Sacramento, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

We attended in a group setting, yet everything was perfect -- the service, the appetizers, the salad, the entrees (there were 3 choices but everyone got a huge portion of each one), and the dessert. I could go on and on about the specifics of why each dish was outstanding in every aspect, but suffice to say they use the... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

As for service, food and atmosphere, this restaurant will top your list. Mulvaneys Restaurant is the epitome of quality cuisine; it is absolutely 5 star!!! The presentation of the food was excellent; I ordered the pork chop dinner...one of the best I have had without question. The restaurant is converted from an ild fire station; this offered a very unique... More

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Folsom, California, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Let's start with the service. Fantastic. It was our anniversary and they really made us feel special. It seems like every employee we encountered offered us a "happy anniversary". Special custom menus, writing on our dessert plate, they really went all out. But the real service itself was great. Our water pitcher was full and whisked away and replaced when... More

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Salt Lake City, Utah
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Mulvaney's is not a great restaurant, but it is a very, very good one. I had a business lunch here and found it to be a great alternative from the usual spots downtown. The ingredients are interesting and mostly local, (even the really good California olive oil). The building is fun and the interior not too noisy to hold a... More

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