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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” (16 reviews)
“crostata” (8 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
American, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
2000 Capitol Ave, Sacramento, CA 95811-4215
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1 - 10 of 296 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Waterboy offers a diverse and delicious menu in a elegant setting. Service is always good and the food is delicious. I have sampled pastas to salads, to seafood to street tacos, and all items are delicious! Food portions are perfect, enough to satisfy but...More

Thank suntravel2000
Mahan_Restaurants, Manager at The Waterboy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you've enjoyed your experiences with us, Suntravel2000. Thanks for taking the time to write a review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service and wonderful food. One of my favorite restaurants for my birthday and anniversary celebration. White anchovies for appetizer and scallops for main course are my favorites.

Thank Anne O
Mahan_Restaurants, Manager at The Waterboy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably one of the best restaurant to conduct a business lunch in Sacramento. It is among the favorites for some of my clients and colleagues alike. Super service and great menu!

Thank Bob M
Mahan_Restaurants, Manager at The Waterboy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're glad you've enjoyed your experiences with us, Bob. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

always a treat at Waterboy to venture into something new in their specials. location is not the greatest with parking a bother but the staff is professional and engaged. Some of the traditional menu items are more than enough to make the visit worthwhile if...More

Thank LSJUKA
Mahan_Restaurants, Manager at The Waterboy, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful neighborhoods gem. The food and and service were top notch. Our server, Naomi, was outstanding. Great personality; explained all the dishes and gave us the history of the establishment. It was our anniversary (noted it on our reservation) and they greeted...More

Thank BEN P
Mahan_Restaurants, Manager at The Waterboy, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, Ben. Thanks for taking the time to write a review, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In town for a kid's athletic event, we wanted to relax in a first class spot and enjoy a great meal after a long, hot game. Friends recommended the Waterboy, we read the reviews on TA, and went. Everyone was right. Gorgeous spot not overdone,...More

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

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

Reviewed 11 July 2018

Food was outstanding. First, the water is very good, as would be expected. Even though there is $1 for the bread, the slices of focaccia and a dark sourdough were worth it. Butter was creamy and fresh. They had a very unique take on the...More

Thank j_otter_1111
Mahan_Restaurants, Manager at The Waterboy, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2018

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your experience with us, J_otter_1111. Thanks for taking the time to write a review!

Reviewed 25 June 2018

Have been going to Waterboy for years. Nice local atmosphere in MidTown. Creative and terrific food. Good wine list too. Don't go here if you are not willing to pay for a good lunch or dinner. This is a special place. One of two go...More

Thank Ric S
Mahan_Restaurants, Manager at The Waterboy, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

We're glad you've enjoyed your experiences with us, Ric S. Thanks for taking the time to write a review and we look foward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 23 June 2018

Server was excellent not impressed with. Three of us dined there and no one was pleased. Won’t dine there again

Thank BillTrip1951
Mahan_Restaurants, Manager at The Waterboy, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

We're sorry to hear you did not enjoy your experience with us, BillTrip1951. If you have specific feedback on how we could have improved your visit, please let us know at contact@waterboyrestaurant.com.

Reviewed 19 June 2018

Meals were good, service was fine in a relaxing atmosphere. They were flexible with their corkage fee.

Thank steveherrick46
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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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darcie4man
27 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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
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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