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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento reviews from OpenTable diners
135 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (76)special occasion (64)great for lunch (55)fit for foodies (51)good for groups (31)romantic (29)great for outdoor dining (25)vibrant bar scene (22)notable wine list (22)great for brunch (18)late-night find (9)hot spot (7)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Nice evening with friends
    Mabel
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food is always good at Zilnfandel. I can always count on a good meal at Zinfandel Grille. The service is always good to excellent. Happy hour is very fun, and the music on the weekends is nice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food
    anonymousVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The Kobe steak was quite good. My mustard chicken was not as crusty and crisp as usual. But we still like it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!!!
    Amona
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    ZGrille is consistently excellent. I brought friends from AZ and WA to this dinner, and they all thoroughly enjoyed the good food! Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service
    gray
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We had a very nice meal with great service from the wait staff and even the guy who brought us the bread and water. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    My husband and I tried Zinfandel Grille for our first wedding anniversary. We were very pleased with the setting, we had a clear view of the TV(for football Sunday). We noticed it gets very busy, which is a good thing! The food was more than what we expected. I chose this place just for the menu itself and when we actually got our food we indulged. From the appetizer, dinner entree' to the dessert, all of it was amazing. Definitely one of the best meals we've ever had! I would recommend this restaurant to my friends and family and we will be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • busy place
    samsaid
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Restaurant was very crowded and servers were very busy, so service was somewhat slow on this Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I was visiting a friend and she suggested this place. The hosts were very nice and we were early so we sat at the bar for a drink. The bartender was standing in front of us but yelling to another customer a few seats down. Not very pleasant. Service at the table was good. She had the swordfish special and liked it. I had the Asian chicken salad which was pretty bland. I also had the basil pesto pizza which was good but not great. We split a piece of cheesecake that the server suggested but I thought was only average. NOthing bad here, just not great.
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  • always consistent good food
    anonymousVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    the chicken mustard is always delicious..the caesar salad was dry,,they forgot to put the dressing or not enough, had to ask for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's been here all along!
    Darsun
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • All was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was fresh and fabulous. Presentation was superb. Service just perfective; attentive but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
  • Cute place
    foodieandwinesnobVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Well, the food was o.k., great Jazz music! we liked that. We'll return for the music.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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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
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    • 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
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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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.