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Zephyr Grill and Bar
Zephyr Grill and Bar

Zephyr Grill and Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zephyrgrill.com
  • Phone: (925) 961-1000
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 11:00am-3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Nick Musser
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Vintage Room can accommodate up to 45 guests for a buffet menu, 60 guests for a seated menu and 75 guests for a standing reception.
  • Private Party Contact: Lynn Tei (925) 418-5668

Getting there

  • Cross Street: O Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Public lot located behind the restaurant.
A word from Zephyr Grill and Bar
Uniquely inviting with an "aroused Americana" presentations, Zephyr Grill and Bar invites you to sample creations by Executive Chef Nick Musser. Atmosphere, warmth and hospitality that will soon become a Livermore Valley icon.
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
Diner Reviews
  • "this was my first time there. ended up eating for 2.5 hours. We enjoyed our food from the pre-dinner cocktails to the chocolate Sunday for dessert. The food was perfect and our waitress was engaging and attentive."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Nice looking restaurant that is very busy. Server was attentive but needs to know a little more about wine and pouring. Brought a pair of Napa Cabs and when I asked for a second set of glasses so we could taste side by side the server told me it would crowd the table. Then poured the wine like a beer, almost to the top of the glass. Tuna appetizer was very good and the crab cakes were nice. The ribeye and scallops entrees were very good, but the halibut was slightly overcooked and the pork chop needed a little something, although it looked great on the plate. Three of the four dishes came with the same vegetable on the side. I know it's more work, but I'd like to see them take the time to put out a complete meal not just rotate meats"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have gone to Zephyr Grill on several occasions, and have never been disappointed. The restaurant has a great menu and daily specials that would be a foodies delight."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were there for birthday lunch, but we didn't tell the restaurant. The Very, Very nice waitress noticed us opening birthday cards and brought us a yummy hot fudge sundae and four brownies on the house! The people who had shrimp cobb salads liked them very much. The two of us who had ahi tuna sandwiches found the ahi tuna tasted fishy, in other words, not fresh."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The bread was good but that is where it ended. The ribeye steak was about 1/2 inch thick and consequently over cooked. It looked like a piece of shoe leather. The flavor was ok but not what we expect when we order this cut of meat. The scallops were ok but nothing special. The green beans were bland. Don't even think about ordering the butternut squash soup unless you're a fan of baby food. The cocktails were good. Our service was excellent. Too bad we won't go back!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "A group table for eight always creates problems, slow service, bland food, and some interesting dishes. The crab/avocado tower and shrimp taco well well received and enjoyed. The BBQ steak was tastes less and the accompanying potatoes were cold and under done. The wine list was acceptable but costly."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The wine tasting and apptz were a big hit part of why we chose to come. A few of us friends came to just drink at the bar and have dinner. The dinner is always great especially any steaks you order. Our dessert was out of this world and very large fun to share. The wine we chose was very tasting and it was one of the wine feature from the wine tasting."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We had a fantastic meal on the night of Zephyr's 10th Anniversary. We were able to score a last minute reservation, and they had complimentary wine tasting (apparently they do every tuesday!). The winery doing tasting had bottles for $10 off, so we were able to drink a great bottle of red blend for $28. Great selection of Livermore valley wines. Chicken Chile Rellenos were DELISH. Other members of our party had the pork chop and potato wrapped halibut and were pleased. Very accommodating of the fact that we needed a high chair, and understanding about needs of dining with a 10 month old. Hubby had to take an emergency call and they kept his plate hot while he was on the phone."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Booked a table for 4 for a last minute Friday evening out. Immediately seated in the back room which was nice. Our server was Bless and she was fantastic, everything you would want from the perfect waitress. We had the coconut shrimp and the crab tower as a shared appetizer, the crab tower was really good and the shrimp were ok. We had Rib Eye, two specials (Sirloin) and the Halibut, it all came out together , in good time and looked well presented. Then BANG, where did the flavor go, everything was perfectly cooked but the flavor had somehow been extracted from everyone's meal, it was made okay with a lot of salt and pepper. Nice to try but will not be rushing back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The food here is generally very good. On this night, though, the service was not firing on all cylinders. Probably because it was Fathers Day, the restaurant was very busy. Our main entrees came out before our salads, they asked if we would like bread and then it never came, just little things like this. However, it is doing the little things right that sets a business apart from everyone else. In all the food is good and I would probably recommend someone to go."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Unique food items on the menu, and everything is delicious."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Made reservation for Fathers Day lunch. Had to wait for table to be made ready. Service very slow despite restaurant only about 1/4 full. Food was good when received. Great fish and shrimp tacos. Didn't even ask us if we wanted dessert which was surprising since we said we were celebrating birthdays and had kids too."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "There was a group of six that met for dinner before a concert in town. We had made a reservation on Open Table to insure a table since we were on a time restriction and it happened to be rodeo weekend. No problem with the reservation and they sat us even though two of our group were stuck in traffic and arrive about 10 minutes late. Dinner and service was very good and I would highly recommend. That is the first time I had dinner there as we usually go there for lunch. Food is delicious and atmosphere is very warm and upscale but comfortable enough for families. They even give you a little mint brownie bite with your check. Yummy."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We have dined here many times in the past and always enjoyed it. However not so good this time. My wife ordered the sea bass and was informed that they were substituting snapper (at the same price). Snapper is very much a lesser fish. She then ordered the seafood risotto which was not good at all. We could hardly find the seafood, basically like a bowl of flavored rice or grain. I ordered the blue cheese tenderloin medallions. They were well prepared, and in three small pieces. The first was very good and tender. The next two were full of grissle, (spelling?), and not really worth eating. We'll eat there again as it has always been good. I hope this isn't a new trend."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "First time at this restaurant. It was recommended by a friend. Excellent food and wine. I would have to say this find was about the experience. Service was superb. There when we needed him but not over done. Our server introduced us to some wonderful wines. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Staff is very friendly. Menu choices are abundant. Wine by the glass is a bit expensive. Great mixed drinks are very good. Prices are reflective of the food quality. Love the shrimp tacos and the lemon sole. Really enjoy this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Wow...what a place for a nice date. It's local, and quaint. The staff is very tentative, and friendly. Portions are fare. The Mondays specials as far as drinks are the bomb. That's definitely a Monday happy hour spot."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "I was underwhelmed. The food was good - not spectacular. The wine list had lots of local bottles and our waitress went out of her way to pour us complimentary tastes of some of the wine we were thinking of... The service was fantastic. When we arrived we ha been seated in a back corner which our friends referred to as "the kiddie section" - dark, crowded paper table cloths. Not really what a night out with friends should have been. We did ask to move and were accomodated - only after being told 'the other tables were reserved...' But wasn't our table reserved on opentable? So watch where you sit. And don't expect the food to be knock your socks off. It was good, nothing notable, tho."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great place for a girls lunch, Excellent service and great food "
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "Zephyr team has it together; good meeting place, great food, excellent service, ambience and bar scene. 5 stars all around- Check them out!!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Pleasant neighborhood restaurant. Nice decor, wine recommendation was good. . Food ok but overall a bit bland. Service was attentive but waitress did not know the items on the menu. It was pleasant experience but not memorable food on a Saturday night. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Attended a wedding rehearsal luncheon here & everything was fabulous. Wait staff was prompt and courteous. All 3 food options were excellent. My wife and I liked it so much, we went again on our own for dinner. I ordered the same (pan-fried steak) that I had had at the luncheon....no comparison. It was quite tough and nowhere near as tasty. Wait staff was friendly but not very attentive. So, I'm at a loss as to how to rate this. The group experience was fantastic, while the dinner meal makes it doubtful I will ever go back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent food and service. Will definitely done at Zephyr again. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Zephyr's has become my new favorite in Livermore. The food is as excellent as is the service and ambience. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our reward for lunch was an outstanding meal with fantastic service. The waiter had a fantastic knowledge of Livermore Wines and offered a fine suggestion to pair with my friends steak sandwich and my Pork Chop. We started the meal with Calamari and finished it with the Steak and Pork Chop. The entire meal was great. Keep up the good work."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "This is a good restaurant. Though the entrance is chaotic. I had a reservation and I was competing with walk ins. We were seated then a server had us relocated because she had a more "important" customer who wanted the booth we were seated in. This is all due to the poor check on system. It is a free for all and chaotic. Sort f ruins why you go out in the first place. Not sure I will go back any time soon."
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We love Zephyr and returned for our 16th anniversary celebration. Our server was amazing and such a great personality. We started with a bottle of Madoro Sav Blanc and the tuna appetizer. A perfect combination. For dinner, I had the medallions of beef with blue cheese, outstanding. My husband got his special order of end cut prime rib and cleaned the plate. Great comfort food matched with an extensive wine list, Livermore focused but not exclusive. We plan to return again and again to Zephyr. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "the food was just okay. a little pricey for what it was. Also, the lights had a very irritating dimming and brightening effect. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had a wonderful dinner and the service was special. We will be returning for future outings."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Had a great time at Easter Brunch. We really appreciated that Zephyr accommodated our large party. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I met a girlfriend there I hadnt seen in many years and we talked and delayed ordering for some time. The waitress was extremely nice, kept checking with us and was very sweet. Attentive but hovering. The food was yummy too! Good experience and I will definitely go back."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Food is just okay. I would say a great place for a cocktail and appetizers before a movie. Location is nice, and the outdoor area is great. Our service was not great, may have been our server's first night. We will most likely just do cocktails next time."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Asked for a quiet table and birthday surprise dessert. Were met at the door with smiles and good wishes for her B day. Food yummy and enjoyed our time there very much. And the hot fudge sundae, YUM YUM :) Will return again!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Really excited from reviews to try it but it fell short for me. Mac & cheese was creamy but lacked flavor. Prime rib dip was dry. Dessert was the best we had, fruit crumble a la mode...Very tasty."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Had a great dinner here on Saturday night with another couple. We had our 7 month old with us, and the restaurant was very accommodating, and even put us at a corner table so the high chair was out of the way. Fried Mac N Cheese bites were crunchy, creamy and delicious. Parmesan crusted scallops were tender and cooked perfectly. Side dishes left something to be desired (rice pilaf and green beans), but were not bad. Creme brulee was fantastic and hot fudge sundae was awesome - love the extra topping options the waiter brought to the table."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Staff actually read my request to get in and out in a hurry, and even though we were late they did a great job. Seating outside was far more peacful than the indoor din. The food was not awful, but not particularly good. Ordered shrimp tacos thinking the shrimp would be grilled or butter cooked or steamed...they were batter fried before being put in the tacos. Huh? The bruschetta shrimp appetizer had nice dressing and flavorful greens, but the shrimp themselves were a little stanky. c'mon guys, you are not THAT far from the ocean. Use fresh seafood! The rice was interesting. Had a nice smokey flavor that I have never had before in rice."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I often forget about the Zephyr when I think of a nice dinner out, but I won't anymore. Our meal was excellent and the service was delightful. Our server was absolutely lovely as well and efficient. I wanted fish for dinner and the Zephyr has a very nice variety. I chose the scallops which were amazing. I can't wait to go back and try their other selections. Of course, my husband had steak and he was very satisfied with his meal. We don't usually have dessert, but the chocolate ganache on the menu is heavenly. We can't wait to return to try other items."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "After seeing a movie next door we enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Out server was outstanding."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I brought my fiance and parents to our second time at Zephyr and we weren't disappointed. Service was wonderful, food was fantastic, and we got out with dessert with a second round of drinks in time to make it to the opera at the Bankhead down the road. Very nice restaurant, lovely ambiance. Everyone enjoyed themselves!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time celebrating my fathers 80thBd. Food was great. Service & hospitality were outstanding. Thanks."
    Dined on 3/12/2014