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The Waterboy Restaurant Review: The Waterboy was one of a handful of restaurants to set the standard for fine dining in Sacramento. Years later, it is still as strong a player as ever. In fact, it was one of the first to feature seasonal, and in many cases organic, ingredients, long before it became widely popular. These ingredients are transformed into dishes with a European influence, mostly French and northern Italian. First courses range from the simple, such as crostini with burrata cheese to foie gras-chicken liver pâté with persimmons and fennel. Mains include comfort food staples taken up a notch: buttermilk fried chicken with celery root mashed potatoes and Moroccan carrots; cassoulet with duck confit, braised lamb and pork belly; and steak and eggs with Kobe skirt steak. Daily pasta and fish specials are also on the menu, and diners would be remiss to pass on the house-made desserts, such as pecan tart with bourbon sabayon and pumpkin brioche bread pudding.