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Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://zinfandelgrille.com/
  • Email: manager@zinfanelgrillesacramento.com
  • Phone: (916) 485-7100
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Cerilo Hernandez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Offsite catering is available please call (916) 485-7100 to inquire.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Private Banquet Room has the ability to seat up to 70 people. It is a ideal place for a friendly gathering, important meeting or the wedding reception of a lifetime. Tables are easily configured in banquet-style rounds or in rows for conferences or meetings. The Z-Room features a three-sided fireplace, karaoke system, state-of-the-art sound system with DVD player, and a 50-inch plasma TV that is media ready. Our banquet menu offers a variety of spectacular authentic dishes and luscious desserts made daily by our pastry chef. The wine list features over one hundred and fifty choice bottles of wine. We are committed to providing quality service and cuisine to make you event unforgettable. In addition to our main dining room, we have a wine room in which we can host semi-private events. The Z-grille also has a patio with fireplace that can seat up to 30 people for a private party.
  • Private Party Contact: Janet Walker (916) 519-8233
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz music every Friday and Saturday from 7:30pm to 10:30pm.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact our Event Coordinator (Janet Walker) for more information.
    She could be reached at 916-485-7100

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Howe & Fulton
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private lots located behind and to the side of the restaurant.
A word from Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
The Zinfandel Grille, Sacramento has been a local tradition for more than 20 years. Our upscale restaurant provides a unique dining experience while remaining comfortable and casual. The style of our food from our house-made pasta and wood-fired pizza to our grilled Kobe and rustic meatloaf pairs well with our array of Zinfandel wines. The cuisine ranges from California fresh to hearty Mediterranean. Our chefs selects only the best and freshest ingredients and we change our menu seasonally.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Diner Reviews
  • "Our son's 18th birthday. He enjoyed being there and his dinner so much that I know he will reccommend the restaurant to many other people. Our family had a very nice time. It was our 1st time at this particular restaurant; referred by another family member. The food was delicious and the service was great! We will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "By the time we arrived, we had pretty much decided only one of us was really hungry, so two of us ordered from the appetizer menu, one had a crab/artichoke salad , and one the pasta dinner special. The salad was presented beautifully and the friend who ordered was actually unwilling to share! The crab cakes were diving--had to look hard for anything that resembled "filler." Our other friend had quesadillas--she was served enough to feed all of us and not leave hungry! Our server was most attentive and a pleasant dinner was enjoyed with friends we had not seen in some time. This has become a "go to" place if we know we will be in town."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My husband and I have been coming here for years; every chance we get, at least once a month, sometimes 2 & 3 times. The service we get is undeniably the best in town; from the hostess to the servers, the bartenders to the manager, professional and fabulous ALWAYS! The food is exceptional, and never varies with respect to taste and presentation. Hands-down, Zinfandel Grille, Sacramento, is our go-to restaurant when we want to have a great time, good food, and a fabulous all-round wonderful evening!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "always enjoy the location and the dinners…love the mustard chicken..."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Reliably good food and service. The restaurant was packed on a Friday night...the only negative was a musical trio presenting what could best be described as a variation of elevator music - more of a distraction and noise overlay than seems to serve any dining interest"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Had our project completion celebration dinner at Zinfandels. Great food and atmosphere. A perfect place for a special evening."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The three of us had the best celebration ever & Filet Mignon's were fabulous and my pawn pasta was heavenly!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant. The food and service are always consistently good. It is such a pleasure to eat at a place that believes in table cloths. Wait staff highly trained and knowledgeable. Best calamari appetizer in town. Noise level not too bad, which is a major drawback in a number of other restaurants of this caliber. Come here often and hope it never changes."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Very loud. Food was good but Small portions - big prices. Can't think of any reason to return ..."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We love the Zinfandel Grille. It has earned its place as a go-to eatery in Sacramento over at least 20 successful years. The decor is inviting, the food is very good to excellent, and the service is friendly and informed."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Bread with basil olive oil dipping sauce was excellent. Started off with garlic bread for appetizer and had the crab avocado salad which was superb! My husband had the New York and was delighted with it as well."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Everything was fabulous. I had been here before, but my husband had not. We enjoyed the food (I had the seared sea scallops with risotto and he had a chicken pizza) and the live music very much for this much needed date night! We will come again. Put fair for service that was for our waitress; felt ignored but other guests got her attention. The busser we saw more, he took good care of us and he was awesome. Should of gave him the tip."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Had a real nice intimate dinner. Food was great. Service was great as well. The live jazz was a great touch and we left very happy."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "While we were initially disappointed to learn that our favorite waiter, Michael, was not working that day, we were delighted with Crystal. She was quite personable, and efficient. She kept our water and wine glassed filled, our special requests accommodated, and let us linger while we gabbed. Heads up, Michael, we may have a new favorite if you keep taking days off (just teasing you -- you know how much we like you!!). Oh -- the food was excellent!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "I go to this restaurant often for lunch, but the dinner this time was just as good! Great service also!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We had lovely crab salads where the crab, sauce, sourcream, etc. were molded and topped the greems . Lovely. For dessert we had the plate with three desserts--warm banana bread pudding made with croissants and topped with vanilla ice cream, chocolate mousse cake, and creme brulee. (There was also a lighted candle in the bread pudding.) We couldn't begin to finish all three desserts, but we enjoyed them all."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We arrived before our reservations and were seated right away. Staff was very pleasant. The bread was served with a tasty dipping oil that included fresh pesto, according to our waiter. Crab cake appetizer was divine, even loved the apple coleslaw served with it. Dinner was Kobe steak w/ mashed potatoes for my companion and Sea Scallops w/ couscous for me. Steak was very chewy but flavorful. The scallops were wonderful (though this tasty pleasure was over too quickly with just three scallops!) The staff was very attentive throughout our dining experience - obviously a big deal to me! All in all a pleasant experience"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Our group of friends meets about four times a year at a restaurant of choice and we always seem to gravitate back to Zin Grille. The food is great, service fabulous, and, Friday night were surprised by live music. Our reservation was for 5:45 and, even though we didn't get organized to order until after 6:00, our waiter gave us the early bird discount...she was very attentive (not overly so) and pleasant."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Oh my delicious goodness, glad to have chosen Zin. It was "vibrant", making conversation difficult, but we managed. Attentive service and she found moments betweens our conversation and never broke it. All our food arrived together, so no one waited. 2 had dinner salads, which looked very nice and appropriate in size. I ordered the fish special, mahi mahi, but was told they had run out and were substituting swordfish. It was wonderful with the asparagus, mashed potatoes and salsa atop! Best meal of my 3 week travels. Selected the 3 Zin sampler and enjoyed each. My dessert was creme brûlée, and again texture and raspberries were more than enough. Hubby said pizza was great for him. The crab angel hair looked delish. Go here!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Dining at the Zinfandel Grille is like going to dinner at a close friend's home. The staff is friendly and welcoming. One can depend on a great meal. The menu is regularly updated to include seasonal entrees. There is an array of choices to accommodate the light eater to the diner looking for a hearty meal. The bar is lively and well-stocked. One often encounters neighbors dining there. There are monthly coupons to encourage return visits."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "This place is wonderful for celebrating a special occasion or treating yourself to a night out. The menu is fantastic not to mention their specials. On the night I went, I had the special of rack of lamb that was delicious and flavorful."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "A great dining experience to welcome our new employee! Staff was very accommodating when more people showed up than what we had planned."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "There is a group of three ladies that gather once a month for a nice meal and conversation. We try to find nice venues with good food to do our catching up. Our evening at the Zinfandel Grill was very, very nice. The ambiance was very conducive to conversation and the food was excellent. The service was very attentive and our food was served in very short order. The food was five star and we all raved about how good it was. Highly, highly recommend this venue for others..."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Visited Zinfandel Grille for a post Valentine dinner with my wife. Made a reservation via open table, received a reminder via email. At the restaurant the service was great, food excellent, the Fillet Mignon had a great taste and was cooked to order and the portion size was just right.The Angel Hair pasta with crab and shrimp had a light sauce and flavors that tickled the palate. The Bread pudding was an awesome finish(gotta try it!)."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food and ambience is always great at the Zinfindel Grille. It's our go-to restaurants for special occasions."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Zinfandel Grill has always been one of our favorite "go to" restaurants, so we thought we would go there for their special Valentines dinner. The menu was no different than their usual menu (just more limited), and the only thing "special" about the dinner was the price. Every dish was at least $6 more than they usually charge. We felt like suckers."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Z Grille is our go-to place for dinner after shopping or in-town appointments. As usual, the food was great, especially the Alaskan cod hubby had. Service was not its usual A+. Our server seemed preoccupied and therefor forgetful of things we had requested. Hopefully, just an "off" day."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Continue to be very happy with quality of food, diverse offerings and good service."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Not very busy seating, had reservation for 6:30. No special recognition of our anniversary. Appatiser was good, would eat again. Recieved within 5 min of cocktails. Meal took an hr to recieve, was never asked to refill cocktails or drinks. Left a big fan of celebrating at Ruth chris. Heard great things and wanted to try, but will go back to our usual RC."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "The Calamari and Crab cakes were nicely done and fresh. The service was good. The restaurant was a little noisy from the patron's talking. Enjoyed the musicians."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I always like this restaurant, this weekend I celebrated my birthday their, always consistant good food and service. We did have my new grand baby with us, I would encourage that they accommodate new mothers with a chair in the restroom for mothers that are breast feeding. Everything else is perfect!!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "I have been to the Zinfandel Grille twice in 2014 both times on a Saturday night. I plan to come back again for the food and the music!! The atmosphere is lively and energetic with the trio- JazzGitan playing music and people just relaxing and enjoying a meal and good conversation!! The service is excellent. We gave our orders and received our food in a timely manner and they constantly provided us with water which I Ioved :D The host, servers, food deliverers were all nice and professional and looked happy to be there. The salads and raviolis are amazing- fresh, homemade and well seasoned."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Seems there is never a "slow" day at Z Grille! As usual, food was especially good! Three in our party had the pasta special which we all rated A+. We were celebrating a special birthday so opted for the dessert combo. All were good, but the orange cheesecake took the cake (pun intended)! Service a bit slow and not as attentive as usual. May have been because of the large number if diners, plus there were two large groups nearby which seemed to take a lot if time."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Once again, special was excellent as was service. Good selection on standard menu as well."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We had a fabulous prime rib dinner on Christmas Eve. It was just the perfect touch and exceeded our expectations. The food was savory, the wait was not long, and the service was tops. Our waitress was engaged, and truly cared about our table. No doubt in our minds - we will definitely look forward to the next time we eat here! Cant' wait to return!"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "Our waitress was very sweet. My husband and I were there with friends whom we didn't see for years and we got no pressure at all to leave, although we were there for 4 11/2 hours!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Our mushroom salad was excellent as well as my sword fish. My wife's pork chop was overcooked and not tender."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I always enjoy the Mustard Chicken and the bread is delicious. Both my husband and I enjoy going having dinner at a nice restaurant with a pleasant staff.."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "As a 'regular' at this neighborhood restaurant I can always count on the food and service to be reliable. Delicious food that changes with the seasons, friendly and knowledgeable service, nice atmosphere, not too hard on the budget. Rarely do I ever have a complaint and they are always willing to do what they can to fix it if it happens."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "The food was okay and the service was good, but there are too many better choices to recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/22/2014