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About Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento

The Zinfandel Grille in Sacramento has been a local tradition for more than 20 years. We specialize in house made pasta, fresh seafood, and wood fire oven pizzas. In addition we have a full bar, an extensive wine collection, and happy hour from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. We also have live jazz music in our dining room on Friday and Saturday from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. We have a banquet room that seats up to 65 people which is perfect for private events. Our chefs selects only the best and freshest ingredients and we change our menu seasonally.

2384 Fair Oaks Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95825
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11am - 3pm (between 3pm-4pm we have a limited anytime menu) Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 4pm - 9pm, Thursday - Saturday: 4pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Howe & Fulton

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 485-7100

Website:
http://zinfandelgrille.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz music every Friday and Saturday from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

Catering:
Offsite catering is available please call (916) 485-7100 to inquire.

Parking Details:
Private lots located behind and to the side of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Cerilo Hernandez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Sun 7:45PM - 9:00PM

Mon - Thu 1:15PM - 2:30PM 7:45PM - 9:00PM

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (43)
Good for a Date (36)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
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Good for Anniversaries (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Comfort Food (26)
Casual (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Live Music (20)
Business Meals (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Seasonal (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Cozy (16)
Local Ingredients (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Happy Hour (13)
Romantic (13)
Healthy (12)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Fun (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
People Watching (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Authentic (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Great Beer (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Especially attentive to mobility issues. Allowed us to move to a different when we had difficulty with the table they gave us. All staff incredibly attentive and helpful

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

The music was way to loud for a dinner conversation. We could not talk without raising our voices. It really was not enjoyable but we did have excellent service

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 4 days ago

We had a great time. Pork chops were delicious. We all loved our food

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

Love this restaurant! Dinner with a friend and we both ordered the Chilean Sea Bass with cranberry compound butter and sunflower risotto. So delicious and so beautifully presented.

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Another great meal at Zinfandel Grill!! Enjoyed all aspects of the evening

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Fun
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 (Miami)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Consistently good service and food. Dining area was extremely loud this trip. Large parties sat around and all seemed to be trying to out shout the other. Would have been an exceptionable visit if not for the noise.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

The service was great, the salad didn't feel worth the price. The large z cobb salad was standard; was light on toppings and I also had to ask for extra dressing. I also got a cup of the clam chowder, which was delicious. My colleague got the shrimp fettucine, which she said she really liked. All dishes took awhile to be served and lunch went a little long. Our server was the best part of the experience. Very attentive and extremely polite. I would still go back, but likely try something else next time.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

First visit: Service was just right - courteous, attentive, and knowledgeable(thank you Phil). Our meal was delectable! Flavors were spot on, seasoned perfectly, and portions were proportionate to prices. Pesto risotto, pasta, and pork chop plates had depth and inspiration in every bite. It is clear to see that the Zinfandel Grille will remain a Sacramento gem. We will happily return for more!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We had a wonderful meal with excellent service on New Year’s Eve. We would recommend it to anyone

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My wife and I enjoy Zinfandel on occasion and its always good so decided to come for New Years Eve. The night started with our waiter telling us the cook was in a bad mood and wouldn't do any changes to the menu.

The service is always good, nice atmosphere but the New Years Eve dishes were not up to par. My wife's filet steak was too salty below average cut of beef and au gratin potatoes that were undercooked and didn't taste good. I had the chicken which the plate came all one color and was just OK. The chicken tasted decent but the rest was bland.

Zinfandel can do much better.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Live Music, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was new years eve...so there was a limited menu but the petaluma chicken/ risotto was great...the salmon was a little bland/dry but the rest of the plate was delicious

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very noisy.. 12/29/17...so maybe that was why. ...holiday weekend. Food was good, but hurried and the noise level very high.We are

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had a great meal Christmas Eve. I had lamb and my wife had scallops. Everything was cooked to perfection. The sides were great, including the Poke appetizer. Desert was a chocolate lava cake. Our server was in a festive mood, visiting a bit, answering questions with knowledge, and generally helping to make this an enjoyable evening. We will go again soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The best part of Zinfandel Grille is the staff. Everyone was very friendly and efficient. Next best was the wine list. Very nice wines at reasonable prices. It goes downhill from there. Our waitress was opening our bottle of wine just as the entree arrived - oops. We ordered the prime rib. It was tough and overdone. It was also covered with a very rich demi glaze that was thick. It totally ocer powered the meat and was too salty. How do you mess up prime rib? Not returning here in the future.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Evw

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The staff was courteous and friendly but I do not like to be rushed. Our entree plates were set down as the salad plates were removed. No time to take a breath, let alone decide if I wanted another glass of wine. As it was Christmas Eve I attributed the rush to the staff wanting to get home which I understood.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 24, 2017

As a regular for many years, it was another lovely evening at Zinfandel Grille. Tried the special veal scaloppine which had the most delicious flavor. Enjoyable, but did have to ask for a steak knife because the veal was less than tender...

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was good, not outstanding but good. On the other hand the cocktails were terrible

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

We had our office Christmas dinner here and the service was great. We didn't feel rushed to finish, and they accommodated the 3 year old that was with us without a problem. Food was good and prompt. Overall we had a great time!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Pretty good. We made a reservation for 12:15 but still had to wait 30 min for our table. Other than that, no complaints.

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

We had a really nice dining experience at Zinfandel Grille. The meals we ordered were very tasty and were cooked to perfection. The waitress and other restaurant staff were very friendly and made our experience at Zinfandel Grille very enjoyable.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Organic, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Reservation for 6pm, arrived 5:45 and did not get seated till 6:20+
Otherwise very nice place, good food and service

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Visited for "date night" with my wife. The food, drinks and service were, as per usual, exceptional!

Tags: Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for a Date, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Had a good food along with kind service, will go back again.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 15, 2017

They have a nice lunch menu. This place caters to groups during holidays, but don’t let that stop you.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The food and service were excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

always great place to meet friends, even had free valet today

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Over the phone I was told up to 10 checks can be split, but upon arrival the server seemed unfamiliar with this restaurant policy. Inconsistency is very frustrating for me as a customer!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Four friends and I met while our husbands got together with a larger group elsewhere. Another nearby location was suggested, but I had been there previously and there were absolutely no substitutions. So, I chose this restaurant. Our waiter was terrific, as were the support staff. We were able to do a bit of substitutions for dietary issues. The noise level was high because there was a large group nearby, but once they left, it was perfect. Our food was delicious, and the service was terrific! We will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

This was my first time at Zinfandel Grille. I arranged a Christmas lunch for my boss and his immediate supervisors. We got seated right away. Everyone was pleasant and the food was wonderful. Service was great! In fact, they want me to book here every year!! That says it all.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great service and great food. I really liked the beef short ribs and my wife liked her tagliatelle alfredo.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 12, 2017

We always love Zinfandel Grill. It's nice to have a locally owned restaurant one can count on for good food, ample cocktails, not too noisy and very friendly and competent staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 11, 2017

One of our favorite restaurants, Jann’s Birthday, scallops are the best!!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The table behind us was so noisy that we had trouble hearing each other. They were having a great boisterous time without considering the rest of the patrons. Rude.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Front of the house seating is bright and good for people watching. Winter weather treats included braised beef short ribs and hearty house made pasta with delicious, robust meat sauce in just the right quantity. I appreciate quality food vs. large volume since I'm not one for leftovers. Service was professional. Corkage was fair by restaurants standards. My wife and I will return soon and can recommend 'ZG' to others.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Zinfandel Grill never disappoints. Good value. Always pleasant servers.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Have been visiting this location for years. Never has dissappointed. The special was fantastic as usual.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We always enjoy our dining experience at Zinfandel Grille. The food is excellent and the service always friendly. I recommend Zinfandel Grille to friends and family all the time. They do a brisk business so we always make advance reservations. Daytime parking can be tricky but they do offer free valet parking during peak hours which is a nice touch. Zindandell Grille is one of our favorite dining locations.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

I made a reservation several weeks in advance and they didn’t have a table we had to sit at a bar table. Service was very slow . Not going back any time soon if ever- too many other good restaurants in Sacramento.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 3, 2017

A wonderful restaurant to go for my birthday celebration. All of my party enjoyed being there. Service was great. Food excellent.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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