Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://zinfandelgrille.com/
  • Phone: 9164857100
  • 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 9165198233
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz music every Friday and Saturday from 7:30pm to 10:30pm.
  • Special Events: 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (78)special occasion (59)great for lunch (55)fit for foodies (46)great for outdoor dining (27)romantic (26)notable wine list (26)good for groups (23)great for brunch (19)vibrant bar scene (18)late-night find (10)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (3)Show More
  • It's been here all along!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I live two blocks from this restaurant but just hadn't been in a long time. Very sad as it is a jem. I wrote it off as expensive. But the reality is there are many price points on the menu and the food is solid. The service was wonderful and the place was packed on a Saturday night.i'll be back soon. Try the Kobe steak salad at $16.00.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kobe salad - wonderful
    LovesTheCaliforniaReds
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Enjoyed the Kobe beef salad - a must try; maybe for dinner next with one of your better Cali-Reds. DR
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Impression
    CADMan
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Booked Reservation for special occasion lunch. We were seated right away. Nice atmosphere, comfortable. Menu, a little old school, I had the Mustard Chicken, cooked to perfection, served on top of a wilted spinach salad (not a fan) and a large portion of mashed potatoes (mildly loose). Wait staff was attentive and pleasant. Prompt service and the food was delivered piping hot. My companion ordered the Peperoni Pizza, which he was warned came with mushrooms and olives (not pointed out on the menu). No sweetener for my tea on the table. Bread and herbed olive oil as an appetizer (would have preferred something a little more fresh). Priced in the soft upper range of lunch $15-18. per plate. Overall good experience, will definitely try again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good live music
    GuyGoodday
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    and not so loud ! I could talk with my wife ! Good food too and ...wine! Nice birthday dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HiccupDandy
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Very Good WE love it. The food is great, The staff is friendly, just a great place to have a enjoyable meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I ordered the Linguine. The serving was very small for the price. The clams were about the size of a nickel and only 3 shrimp. The price was $23.00 and should have been about half that. The bread was delicious and actually the best part of the meal. I mentioned a birthday at our table and they brought the desert menu. Thinking it was free, we ordered the cheesecake. Unfortunately, we were charged another $7.50. Most restaurants give a free desert for a birthday! The main restaurant has everyone sitting in one big room which is not private and very noisy. The women's bathroom was horrible. The stalls are so small and toilets too low to the ground. With the high prices you are charging, you should put some money back into this!
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  • Consistently Very Good
    LivingwithInterest
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    As a long time diner at Zinfandel's, I return again and again. The service is great regardless of where I sit. The wait staff understand the menu and can make excellent recommendations. The menu offers a wide selection, the food is consistently very good and prepared to request. On the weekends, Zinfandel's has live music that does not interrupt your evening. Thank you Zinfandel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Suburban Gem
    lHeidiHiker
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Zinfandel Grille is a great place in suburban Sacramento, that distinguishes itself from the typical chain restaurants found in suburbia. The food is reasonably priced, the wine list, while not extensive, offers sufficient variety and price range for the novice to the expert. They have vegetarian options, and gladly make substitutions to suite your dietary preferences. The service is prompt, courteous, and friendly. Reservations are not required, but I recommend them during the weekends. I usually dine here early, but on the weekends live music is featured starting at 7pm. Dress is casual, but you could come here dressed semi-formally and be comfortable either way. By all means check this place out. You'll be a regular
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So so food
    GimmeMas
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Everything was great, service, scene and staff . . but the food was only fair and we expected more. The menu looked and sounded great, but the two items we tasted were only so, so. I did notice an elderly crowd, not sure if the food was a bit bland for that reason, but the best critic is you, so check it out yourself. Too many other choices that deliver on taste.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Z Grille great as usual
    RJB3VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    As usual, the three of us who try to dine out monthly, had a great food experience, but service was a bit "sloppy." Asked twice for butter and finally had to stop a passing busboy to get some. Although the third member of out party was late, seems we were a but pushed to order quickly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Steak
    CaroleVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went for dinner and each of had the Z Fillet which was great. Great service. When we asked if salad could be substituted for the potatoes we received a very nice small salad, no extra charge. We eat there often and always get a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always excellent
    Cakris78
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Recently did a small birthday celebration and was very pleased with all aspects if the experience. Delicious perfectly prepared food! The filet was to due for and being a Big Morton's The Steakhouse fan everyone at the table was shocked when I said the filet at Zinfandel Grille was far better. Extremely tender and fantastic flavor.. Can't wait to come back and find again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Business Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Atmosphere was good for my business lunch. I got the Ruben and it was really good, not too heavy. I would have appreciated being checked on after the bill was paid, filling up waters, etc.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fab Meatloaf
    teoteoVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    I have to admit the Meatloaf was excellent. The meat was moist and juicy and the taste was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FAVORITE PLACE, PERIOD!
    JCB95608
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Service: OUTSTANDING, Food: SUPER OUTSTANDING... By far, Zinfandel Grille is mine and Michael's favorite restaurant. Doesn't matter if we're celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or just want to grab dinner at the bar and listen to jazz on a Friday night, Zinfandel Grille has our vote. We always know that no matter what we have, the quality will be there. This is our place, every server is trained for exceptional service, and they make you feel welcomed from the time you walk through the door. Can't think of a better place to have fun and just enjoy an evening out.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place to dine
    LorettaVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Love dining on Friday & Saturday night with the musicans, nice easy listening music.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • never miss
    OuiniVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    returned to use birthday coupon and, as always, met with great service and predictably very good food with interesting choices of special menu items..will return on a regular basis. comfortable setting if a bit noisy near the bar. Occasionally have music from group that seems to be a generation or two behind on selections but that does not detract from the enjoyable experience at the restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food, great service
    DecemberGirl05
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We both had their special of angel hair pasta with prawns and scallops. It was delicious. Our server was great. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place.
    LocalYokel
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great place for after B Street. Everyone's food was great although the current version of the pork chop was not as good as previous versions. Good service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wine list
    hailey
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had a fine dinner, good service, and a nice glass of wine. I thought the wine list was okay but overpriced for what they offered. For instance, a bottle of 7 Deadly zins was over $30, and that wine is available at Costco for under $10, and it is just an okay wine, not great. I had a Sangiovese for $10/glass, and it was just okay. Other than the wine, it was more than satisfactory, and yes, we would return, but we'd bring our own bottle.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You can't win them all.
    Duck
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We dine here quite frequently and have always enjoyed the food but unfortunately our last dinner was very disappointing. I had the linguini which had absolutely no flavor in the sauce and the shrimp was like rubber. My wife had the special which had a small piece of Halibut and a lot of mash potatoes. We love this restaurant but we will stick with the meatloaf or mustard chicken.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A monthly habit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We like going to Zinfandel Grille - usually once a month for dinner, sometimes for lunch. Consistently good food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and Drinks
    grandpatruck
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food and drinks are very good. The menu contains a good selection and variety with something for every dining taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    Frannie
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great Lemon drops and food and service. Had mom's 90 th there and waitress remembered her from a couple days before. Mom's favorite place.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Alway a nice place.
    1Daughter
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    My 94 year old mother and I love to come to Zinfandels. We used to get a salad and pizza to split but we had recently started getting the crab salad every time. This time we decided to try something new. My mom got the burger and loved it. I got crab cakes and was really disappointed. They were tiny and not very good. We will always come back, because the wine is good and the wait staff is great, but I will go back to the crab salad or pizza.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Week night out
    BarbandjimVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Excellent salmon dinner! Loud people next to us, but that can't be helped. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Go To Place for Every Occasion!
    MetroDiner48
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We eat here a lot & love most of their dishes. We ordered the raviolis in a gorgonzola cheese cream sauce, good, but not great. One of the best dishes I had here was filet mignon lasagna!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing dinner at Zinfadel
    Lance
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Fantastic food. Great Service. Nice anniversary dinner. My wife loved the scallops which were nice and large, and I had your special of swordfish in a delicious sauce. Now I just want to come back sooner. Thanks for making our anniversary dinner special.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent as always
    dagdag
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I have been going to the Zinfandel Grill for a few years. It is never a disappointment.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy mushroom salad
    EnjoyDiningOutVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Love the mushroom salad. Although this time it could've used more lemon & parsley.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mushroom salad is the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    I always try to order somethig new but keep going back to the great mushroom salad!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a great experience
    LorettaVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We enjoy the dining experience every time. Saturday night music is great, it adds to the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greg
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    everything is good and tasty. The wines are GREAT!
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    OuiniVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    This is our "go to " restaurant for reliably good and innovative dishes. Comfortable with attentive servers and creative " specials" always worth a trip either across the street or at a distance
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Alan
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This restaurant provides reliably high quality food and service. It's large, and often pretty noisy, but that's in part because it's a justifiably busy place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gluten free menu was fantastic
    Norris
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I am gluten intolerant and I really appreciated the great selections of gluten free items. I had the grilled shrimp salad and it was excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a Great Meal
    Sacman51
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Zinfandel Grille consistently serves great food, provides excellent service which makes for a memorable meal. The never miss a beat when it comes to knowing how to please the customer. Their seasonable menu is always a hit with us!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Enjoyable
    Sunflower
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Service was good even with a large party in the bar area. Dinner special pasta with artichoke & asparagus was excellant mushroom salad is always a favorite large enough for two so we split that. Too full for dessert. Didn't feel rushed when lingering over our after dinner cocktail.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    Enjoyed our meal. Fish was prepared perfectly. We brought our own wine-would have liked a smaller corkage fee
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Musical Sojourn - with Food!
    jazzncoffee
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary with dinner and music at the 'Zin Grille' last Saturday. Great experience - excellent service, good drinks, good food, great music. Altogether a most pleasant experience . We asked for a table near the music - done!! Service was particularly good. We will certainly go back here again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet