Zephyr Grill & Bar

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$30 and under
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American
Uniquely inviting with classic American presentations in a warm and inviting atmosphere, Zephyr Grill and Bar invites you to sample creations by Executive Chef Jesus Martinez.
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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best meal we have had in a while! Very excited to discover this place. Service was good, she just wasn’t real friendly. Halibut was outstanding!!

JF
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service great ambience. No corkage fee if it’s a contra costa wine.

JA
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is most definitely a restaurant that I’ll be visiting again soon

LL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love the food there! We have gone there several times and always enjoy the experiences.

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was wonderful & personable. The wild salmon was perfect! We loved it all!

DL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Fall Special Pork Chop w/ pear & polenta. Yummy! Great wine list - always something perfect on the menu here! LOVE this classy place.

EY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My freinds and I went to Zephyrs for a Sunday lunch. The benedicts were delicious and the price was reasonable. Easy street parking in Brentwood too.

ES
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Once we were seated, it took our server a long time to check on our table. My wife and I had time to review both the seasonal menu and the regular menu and make our selections before we were even asked what we would like to drink. Our waiter never explained the specials or anything like that. He took our drink order and our meal order at the same time. Everything was very short and businesslike. My wife ordered a halibut from the Fall menu. It was overcooked and over-salted when it arrived. She couldn't take more than one bite. She had to send it back, and she instead opted for the seasonal pork chop (which I had also ordered). The cut of pork was large, but there was nothing else notable about it. It was served with a cheesy polenta that was also very salty, and had an overpowering cheese flavor. The whole dish felt heavy. That's fine, and perhaps that was how the dish we ordered was intended. Nevertheless, our drinks were only checked on for refills once during the entire meal. Our waiter only visited our table to take the order, to drop off a basket of bread, and to give us the bill. We waited about another 10-15 minutes after we were finished eating before I could get our waiter's attention to ask for the check. The service was very lacking. I assume it was a manager who brought my wife's replacement dish (after she had sent back her Halibut). The manager said nothing and didn't apologize--just set the plate down and walked away. This was probably our third visit to Zephyr in Brentwood. I always want to have a better experience there because it's a nice looking restaurant in a convenient location, but in the end, it just ends up being over-priced food that never measures up and the service is typically lackluster. Not sure that we'll be returning to this location anytime soon...

DH
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I had made a reservation but we were seated in the back of the restaurant in a room that was probably used for large groups. There were 4 additional tables, 2 on each side, which where very small. We ordered a Caesar Salad to start which consisted of 4 small romaine lettuce leaves with a few small croutons on each, about a teaspoon of dressing and about a teaspoon of parmesan cheese. The bread was served with something that resembled butter, 2 little scoops, one looked like butter but didn't taste like it and the other scoop was something orange in color which was very unappetizing. I ordered ravioli with gorgonzola and my plate came with 6 round ravioli somewhat small in size and a smattering of sauce. Not impressive in looks or taste. My husband ordered the halibut and said it was good. That's the one positive. After the large group came, we saw very little of our waiter again and had to wait for dessert and our bill. Sorry to say, not a pleasant experience, and we won't be coming back.

JJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night with great friends. Food was amazing I tried all my friends dishes and they were all delicious. My favorite was the seasonal pumpkin curry raviolis 😋 straight smacking good!!!! Great ambiance and service!!

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They didn’t have soap in either bathrooms and did not want to eat here due to sanitation reasons. We left! There is a bathroom near the kitchen for the cooks and there was no soap there!!! Gross

MO
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always greeted pleasantly, nice bar. my favorite the Asian chicken salad.

F
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience1

I have been to Zephyr a few times in Livermore and had good experiences. It was horrible this time in Brentwood. I would tell you all of the intricacies, I will spare you except for one thing. I ordered the Chicken Marsala. It was BOILED chicken with some attempt at a Marsala Sauce. It was not edible at all. The sauce was bland and seemed like they added corn starch to a base. Worst restaurant experience I have had in a long time.

PD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went for anniversary dinner. Tried Fall Specials, both salad and entrees. Found them to be very tasty and well-presented.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food has been inconsistent in the past. However, this last meal was the worst I’ve had there.

The fish is overbreaded and the sauce is not like the description.

KC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had never been to this part of Brentwood. SO CUTE, and this restaurant was fantastic. Highly recommend.

f
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, local gem in Brentwood downtown, a creative menu with lots of good choices.

JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 2nd time I have taken 2 girl friends to Zephyr's and both time they love the food and the service was great! We will be back again!

JB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Had dinner with a group of four on a Sat. night at 6 pm. The restaurant was out of prime rib and seared tuna . It is the chefs responsibility to make sure the food is available. My wife had coconut prawns and they were not cooked properly. Seemed to have a strange texture and flavor like old coconut . I had a filet mignon with bernaise sauce. The sauce had the wrong spices and tasted like a wine sauce that tasted like alcohol had not cooked out of it, /the filet was cut uneven and part was cooked well done and part medium rare. I also had what was called potatoes aue graton. There was no cheese in the creme sauce. The other two dinners, short ribs and halibut were satisfactory.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very nice. Everyone was very helpful. My son had unexpectedly passed away. We were out to eat the day after his service. They allowed me to have tears without judgement. I’m sure it wasn’t easy serving us.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we walked in we felt very welcome by the hostess. The wait person was very attentive and thorough with great suggestions. The food was delivered hot, delicious and well flavored.Excellent restaurant excellent staff excellent food

D
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

good local establishment for a quick get together with friends

D
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

JG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to go to a restaurant at our reservation time and not be told to, “Please wait, your table will be ready in a few minutes.” It was ready when we got there, the service was prompt and friendly, and the food was delicious.

A
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Three people. Had the grilled salmon, short ribs, and meatloaf. Everyone thought everything was very good. Waiter was very attentive and friendly. Wine Wednesday with wines at half price, was a bargain. We'll all be back.

RS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good as was the service. I think i would ask for different seating next time but was ok

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We enjoy dining here about once a month. The other night we dined at this location and fortunately the food and drinks were phenomenal however, the service was slow. We waited almost 45 minutes for our 2 appetizers. We also ordered soup and the soup beat the appetizers. I don’t know but generally soup and apps come out around the same time or the apps beat the soup. We probably would have ordered dinner as well had it not taken so long for our appetizers. Overall I would reiterate the food was PHENOMENAL but the service left something to be desired.

JN
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food is always great.
Highly recommend this place.

RC
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner was DELICIOUS! Waitress was on point and awesome, I got the blue cheese steak tips with mashed potatoes and a red wine onion gravy steak was cooked and seasoned perfectly. We had the Carmel fruit basket for dessert again it was so delicious and perfect. We will be coming back again for more date nights. Everything was superb!

A
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Our favorite restaurant in the East Bay.
Disappointed in their limited wine selection...one Sav Blanc?
Could not get a full bottle chilled with dinner?
Service as always perfect.
Food perfect...
We want Matansas Creek Sav. Blanc back !

DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love Zephyr Grill. I have enjoyed every dish I've ordered. Looking forward to our next visit!

DB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The whole meal and experience were terrific. Thank you so much.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

I have been to the Livermore location multiple times. Two of us ordered salmon and never in my life have I been asked how would you like that cooked? When referring to salmon. The waitress suggested medium. It was raw in the middle . What’s worse was that our server disappeared and we could not track her down for over 20 minutes. Not sure if this was an isolated experience for them but not sure I would go back to give them another chance .

DM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to have a lunch meeting here. Our Server Amanda C was fantastic. The food and drinks are tasty and the selection is good.

4
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall nice dinner experience. There was unfortunately one very loud inebriated patron that made the ambience suffer considerably. We enjoyed our suggested appetizer and all the entrees but one were very nicely prepared. The lone one that didn’t make the mark was a fish dish prepared much earlier than the others...maybe too long under heat lamp? Definitely a busy evening for a Tuesday!

LG
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fun and elegant place to have a delicious lunch or dinner. The food was gourmet. My 12 year old wants to come back and celebrate his 13th birthday here with family and friends. The soups were amazing. If you’re a foodie, this place will be a favorite.

EO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous from start to finish!! We had appetizers, salad, entree, wine, dessert and coffee. Service was amazing and the food was perfect!

S
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We did the Sunday Brunch. The menu has a lot of good selections to choose from. The service was excellent. $5.00 Mimosas are a great addition to the menu! Highly recommend this restaurant!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Overall, I really want to like this restaurant. However, service is lacking. We had a reservation and were seated promptly upon arrival. However, we sat for around 10 minutes before being acknowledged by anyone from the wait staff. The waitress we had seemed like a robot. The food on the other hand is delicious. As a local Brentwood resident, I may give them one more chance.

MA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had been wanting to try Zephyr’s since they opened. Had an overall great experience. Can’t wait to go back.