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Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://zinfandelgrille.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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We like going to Zinfandel Grille - usually once a month for dinner, sometimes for lunch. Consistently good food."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food and drinks are very good. The menu contains a good selection and variety with something for every dining taste."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Excellent salmon dinner! Loud people next to us, but that can't be helped. Service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I have been going to the Zinfandel Grill for a few years. It is never a disappointment."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Love the mushroom salad. Although this time it could've used more lemon & parsley."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "I always try to order somethig new but keep going back to the great mushroom salad!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We enjoy the dining experience every time. Saturday night music is great, it adds to the evening."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "everything is good and tasty. The wines are GREAT!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Enjoyed our meal. Fish was prepared perfectly. We brought our own wine-would have liked a smaller corkage fee"
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Yes, the restaurant is "classy", lots of ambiance, good food, and well taught waiters."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Returned to Zinfandel Grille for the first time in about 15 years only to ask myself why did you stay away so long. Everything about the experience was fabulous. Parking was easy. We were greeted warmly and seated at an ideal table. Service was excellent. Menu had many lunch options. Food was tasty. Gracious manager stopped by to inquire about our meal. In addition to the large bowl of chocolate mints near the door, the energetic hostess opened the door for us to exit and thanked us for coming. We will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "DINNER,COCKTAILS,WINE ALWAYS CONSISTENT MET UP WITH FRIENDS WHO WE HAVEN'T SEEN FOR 25YRS.VERY ENJOYABLE GREAT RESTAURANT TO DINE CHAT WITHOUT NOISE AND PRESSURE. WE WILL BE BACK VERY SOON!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Good food with enough new items to peak one's interest Comfortable and friendly if a bit busy" in the entrance area where there is limited seating as one waits for a table"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I booked a table for four for a business meeting and even though it was Mother's Day and we did have a short wait, our waitress was lovely, attentive but not intrusive and the food was delicious. This is the first time I dined at this location though I have eaten at two other Zinfandel Grills and will return again because the food and service are consistently good."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I took my wife and daughter there for a Mother's Day brunch. Actually, this is the second time we done this brunch in the last three years. Each time the food good and plenty and the staff is very good at keeping you comfortable. I would recommend a reservation and one that is not in the middle of eatting shifts. We had a 12:15pm time and only waited about 5 minutes for our table, however, people in front of us had a 11:45am reservation and were just being seated when we got there around 12:10. Otherwise, I would say this is great place to take your loved ones for a special occassion."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Go there every year and never disappointed "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "My family and I thoroughly enjoyed the food-eating experience at Zinfandel Grille. It has one the best (if not the best) brunch buffets in Sacramento. This was our fourth Mother's Day brunch there and it was as superb as ever."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I was late for making a reservation for Mothers Day and saw that Zinafandel Grille had an opening. Without any expectations, I was delighted with the buffet and couldn't find anything I didn't like. The spinach salad was amazing and even the eggs and potatoes were exceptional. Even my absolute favorite dessert of Red Velevet Cake was devine and worth the extra calories!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Service was quick and helpful. Server was prompt to requests. Wine selection and dining options were great overall. Saturday patrons are treated to live music and brought complexity to the evening. When music was not playing, restaurant was a bit noisy. Overall good for poultry and meat options. Nothing outrageously great, but nothing horribly bad. Meal flavors were spot on both ways. Tender and cooked to specifications. Not dry and not burnt. Service was friendly and knowledgeable. He seemed a little lost, but quick to compose himself when that happened. Porters were great to insure we were entertained. Overall impressions, restaurant is worth going to again."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My 94 year old mother and I come to Zinfandels nearly every other week. The food is great, especially the crab salad. The waitstaff is always sweet and attentive. I hope our last waitress had a wonderful wedding. She was adorable and a great waitress. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "It's nice to found a restaurant where all eat good plate."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I had the mustard chicken with mash potatoes . WOW"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Everytime my husband and I dine here, the food and service is great. Would recommend the mustard chicken and pork chop. The wine flight is a good price and all wines are very good."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This restaurant is consistently good. The staff, Food and Music is wonderful."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I have eaten at this Zinfandel Grille in the past and been very satisfied. Easter brunch was different. Despite having reservations, many of us were in a line out the door and down to the parking lot. We sat outside to be seated faster. Outside tables seating was uncomfortable. The seating outside were cramped. Tables had to be moved each time you got up for the buffet. I saw this at most of the tables. Food was mostly good though flow of customers was jammed. I do have to comment that everything my husband and I had were well prepared and tasty, except for the peel and eat shrimp (tough to peel, not deveined-deveining would have been healthier and opened the shell for peeling, slightly overcooked and tough) and the cake which was dry. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This year I took my mom to brunch here (1st time) and it was outstanding. I made a reservation through opentable for 9:30am, so glad I did. it got pretty busy. but going through the buffet line was no problem at all. the food was really great and what a selection. the dessert table was really wonderful. the prime rib was outstanding. when my mom & I walked in, every table had very pretty pink linen napkins on them."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We come here especially for this delicious favorite. Great wine selection."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Nice restaurant with pretty decent happy hour. Seems to cater to the 'mature' which is not a bad thing. One recent visit the server was very accommodating to a vegetarian request, working w/the chef to create a nice, simple entree; next visit the server didn't have a clue - merely brought a larger size portion of an item on the menu. Food is consistently good as is the attentiveness of the staff. Wood-fired pizzas are great."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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