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Mulvaney's Building & Loan

1215 19th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
916 441 6022
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Ranked #22 of 1,753 Restaurants in Sacramento
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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101 reviews from our community

85% Recommend
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English first
Arlington, Virginia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The inventive menu and professional service here were impressive. We tried the corn chowder (thinner than we expected but savory) and smoked trout appetizers. The duck ravioli was excellent; we thought the bacon/tomato pasta needed a bit more sauce and substance. Our friends had the smoked pork chops--flavorful and substantial but slightly dry. The lemon "brownie" (more like short bread)... More

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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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197 reviews 197 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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204 reviews 204 reviews
137 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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274 reviews 274 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
55 reviews 55 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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