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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
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 82
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never dissappoints!

With all of the new places to choose from downtown I still keep Mulvaneys at the top of the list. Fresh food always prepared perfectly and a comfortable, relaxing environment. I have attained several large events here as well where food is brought our banquet style and the staff does an exceptional... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
Phil32999
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Sacramento, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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128 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sacramento, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

With all of the new places to choose from downtown I still keep Mulvaneys at the top of the list. Fresh food always prepared perfectly and a comfortable, relaxing environment. I have attained several large events here as well where food is brought our banquet style and the staff does an exceptional job bringing it out piping hot, and never... More 

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sacramento
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Feels like a San Francisco Bar and Grille. That's a good thing! Halibut was exceptional. The pasta dish was good. Good service. Metered parking is a bit of a hassle, but that comes with dining in downtown Sacramento.

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Davis, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Last night we celebrated our anniversary with a dinner at Mulvaney’s B&L, located in a disused firehouse in midtown Sacramento. First, a word about parking: there isn’t any! On Saturday night midtown turns into a sea of cars, all looking for the one parking place that is open at any second. You will eventually find a spot, but be sure... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This charming restaurant is located in midtown Sacramento in an old brick firehouse. It is a building that I never noticed for years. The ambience is delightful, however the patio looked really nice, especially in the summer. We had excellent cocktails, smoked salmon as an appetizer served with chopped egg and capers. Entrees for four included scallops, a huge pork... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I took my mother to Mulvaney's for her birthday, and asked upon entering if they could bring a dessert for her at the end. The "smile" in Mr. Mulvaney's quote on the restaurant's site was nowhere to be found. Everyone working in the restaurant was so indifferent. Sure, that could be misinterpreted, and thus overlooked, if other aspects stood out... More 

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Dallas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

This is a restaurant that has a limited menu that changes each day based on available ingredients. I found this a great way to try new things based on the season. Service, drinks and wine list all very nice.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

good food and good service. The review/signature book that comes with the check is a lot of fun. The Duck was excellent and the desserts were great. Nondescript location, but nicely decorated on the inside.

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Sacramento, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

First off, this place is hard to find. No real signs that tell you the location of the restaurant, just one on the actual door which is semi-hidden behind some potted trees, so that was frustrating. We had about 12 in our group and we were seated right away since we had a reservation. Our server was not the friendliest.... More 

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Skagway, AK
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Housed in a fire station at 1215 - 19th st. It does not have an outdoor sign, because it is an historic building, we had to call from the street to find the door. Classy, nice service, pork tenderloins with brussel sprouts and mashed potatoes were nice.

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New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Visited here late in the evening, but service and food quality were still very good. The menu is varied and food nicely presented. Every selection made at our table was good --- some a bit less than expected given the menu descriptions (particularly the salads) --- but overall, the restaurant delivered a solid experience.

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