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The Waterboy

2000 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4215
+1 916-498-9891
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sweetbreads” (15 reviews)
“crostata” (7 reviews)
“potato gratin” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Food
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LOCATION
2000 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4215
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to the Waterboy restaurant for dinner recently to celebrate my birthday. We had reservations. We were able to park on the street right outside, went in and were seated immediately. The waitstaff was friendly and personable. We had a drink...More

Thank Lisa R
Mahan_Restaurants, Manager at The Waterboy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us, Lisa. Thakns for taking the time to write a review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I had a very nice dinner here. High quality food, very good service. The croquettes for the 1st course were tasty, but the portion was small. However, the main courses of scallops and cioppino were a good size and very delicious! For...More

Thank yosemitepictures
Mahan_Restaurants, Manager at The Waterboy, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your experiene with us, yosemitepictures. Thanks for takign the time to write a review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Waterboy a few times and have always been impressed but it never produced raves from me. I had lunch recently and grabbed a simple burger and it was fantastic. The service while good, delivered the entrees staggered. We were all impressed,...More

Thank toddayo
Mahan_Restaurants, Manager at The Waterboy, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're glad to hear you've enjoyed your experiences with us, Toddayo. Thanks for taking the time to write a review!

Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a restaurant with impeccable service, pleasant ambiance, and really good food. It also has this anachronistic low noise level. The menu offerings are attractive, but one of the delightful elements is the kitchen's willingness to depart from the standard menu.

Thank sacgrommet
Mahan_Restaurants, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterboy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us, sacgrommet. Thanks for taking the time to write a review!

Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

My husband & I decided to give The Waterboy a try for dinner. The restaurant is small, open & has large windows surrounding two sides. It is a bit cramped but very pretty inside. The wait staff very friendly and efficient. Our meal was delicious...More

Thank Karen T
Mahan_Restaurants, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterboy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us, Karen. Thanks for coming in and for taking the time to write a review!

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Visited The Waterboy last week for dinner with my husband and son and it was delicious! My son is a chef so his standards are pretty high and he loved everything he had too. They had the sweetbreads for appetizer and I had the Caesar...More

Thank fenwickfrigm
Mahan_Restaurants, Guest Relations Manager at The Waterboy, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

We're glad you enjoyed your experience with us, fenwickfrigm. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we hope to see you the next time you're in town!

Reviewed 12 February 2018

The Waterboy is one of the best dining experiences we have encountered in a long time. The interior is classy (not drippy) upscale white tablecloth. The patrons (for the most part) were dressed the part, which seems to be an exception these days. Nice to...More

Thank Dragonfly972
Mahan_Restaurants, Manager at The Waterboy, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. It sounds like our priorities at The Waterboy came across and we will be sure to share your kind words with the staff. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we...More

Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

It is hard to overstate the quality of this restaurant. The menu is seasonal and varied , the wine list is first rate, they charge modest corkage if you bring your own. The service is always fantastic, and always with a smile.

Thank rassociate
Mahan_Restaurants, Manager at The Waterboy, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

We're so glad you have enjoyed your experiences with us, Rassociate. Thanks for taking the time to write a review!

Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We have loved this place for years and years. The service is great and the bar and food quality is consistently fabulous. Never had a bad dish and never have been bored by the selection. Fancy enough for a treat night out, casual enough to...More

Thank fredSeattle_Wa
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Good food, good service and some nice wines on the list at acceptable prices. Only problem was the food came out of the kitchen at different times. We were four and somebody was always waiting for their dish, leaving the other three to either wait...More

Thank LePirateDeAvalon
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jojosail2
19 April 2017|
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Response from Mahan_Restaurants | Property representative |
Hi jojosail2, our noise level is low-moderate depending on the time of day (peak times being louder). The noise is moderate enough that we are popular with guests looking to hold business meetings during lunch or entertain... More
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26 June 2016|
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Response from Sharron A | Reviewed this property |
I bet if you call them enough in advance they may close the restaurant or there is an upstairs area that might work too. They owner and staff are great. But advance planning is key! S
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Rolando N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$18 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Monday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Wednesday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2000 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4215
    (20th)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sacramento
  • Phone Number: +1 916-498-9891
  • E-mail
Description
We feature a seasonal menu, inspired primarily by the beautiful cuisines of northern Italy and southern France. In addition, we offer a diverse wine list and a full bar featuring artisanal cocktails and aperitifs.
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