Featured: Inside Sacramento – Midtown-Sutter
Classic European delicacies such as steak tartare, sautéed veal sweetbreads, braised lamb shank and simmering bouillabaisse blend with locally sourced ingredients to make The Waterboy a treasured destination on Sacramento’s culinary map. Established in 1996 by homegrown chef and owner Rick Mahan, The Waterboy builds upon the region’s farm-to-fork legacy. Mahan gathers the freshest produce, fish and meats to create masterful dishes worthy of a French countryside bistro or a northern Italian ristorante.
The chef, whose professional career began at age 16, pairs delicious ingredients and highly polished skills with a diverse wine list and full bar featuring artisanal cocktails and aperitifs. Desserts are made fresh daily at this Sacramento restaurant. The Waterboy was inspired by a journey Mahan took to France. The chef consistently delivers on his goal to create intriguing European-style fare with California ingredients, no passport needed.