about us


Woodlake Tavern is a relaxed neighborhood restaurant & event space focused on comfort food, craft cocktails, and great hospitality. Co-owned by husband and wife team, Chef Deneb Williams and Beverage Director / Sommelier Elizabeth-Rose Mandalou, and their partner David Hardie.

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Woodlake Tavern offers a comfortable dining experience highlighting elevated barbecue, in-house slow roasted meats, freshly made pasta, seafood, and fresh seasonal local ingredients.

We opened in January 2017 with the intention of supporting the growing Woodlake and North Sacramento areas, serving amazing food, wine, and drinks without all the fuss. We think great service can be relaxed and friendly, food can be mouth watering and craveable, families can come for meals together, locals can come for happy hour and seasonal live music, and out of owners will always be treated like family.

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