Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento

4.6
1784 reviews
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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 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.
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RS
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great birthday dinner; I had the fish special and it was excellent. Our server is a favorite of ours because of his detailed descriptions of the food and recommendations.

c
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

food good, service good, on time no approximenly45 minutes late, server knowlegable,and good job

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Responded a day ago

Chuck, Thank you for dining with us and sharing your experience. We're disappointed that we didn't succeed in giving you a 5-star experience that we strive so much for. However, we would greatly appreciate to learn more about your experience so that we can improve. If you don't mind sharing more details about what was 45 minutes late, please feel free to respond to this email or to reach out to management directly at 916-485-7100. We look forward to hearing back and thank you. Allen

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S
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the most amazing server, Joe, he was so knowledgeable about the menu! He guided us towards an awesome food pairing with the special wine we had brought. He really made the experience wonderful!

SS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in the Sacramento area. It's always a treat to come here. Our waiter even remembered us from the last visit which was quite awhile ago, and we remembered him as well. He is knowledgeable and helpful about the food and the way it is prepared and is rather a delightful young man.

R
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Our last two visits (Gold River and Sacramento) have been big disappointments. Looks like they are on a downward slide. There are too many good restaurants in the Sacramento area for them to rest on their laurels. If they don't straighten things out, they won't make it. Food was weak and service was worse.

It's really too bad because ZG used to be a dependable go-to. Not sure what happened but they appear to be in trouble.

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Responded 6 days ago

We would like to extend to you our most sincere apologies regarding your last visit. We have a high standard of food and service and your dinner should not have been an exception. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss this further with you and to learn more about what went wrong as we are always looking to improve. You can reach by responding to this email or our managers directly at 916-485-7100. Also, we are not affiliated with Zinfandel California Cuisine in Gold River.

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SB
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner with good friends, fantastic waiter . Perfect evening.

D
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent desserts and drinks. Food is good guests loved the lamb. Service was great and waiter was awesome. It’s a good neighborhood restaurant. I would return.

JE
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

The food and service was very poor. I ordered coffee and it was cold.

I will never go back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The inside dining area near the bar was extremely loud, the side room was too cold, so the staff accommodated us with outside seating.
The service was excellent, and the food very tasty.

S
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service!!! our server was incredible!!!

DK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server went out of her way to take care of us. Appreciated her.

SM
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal celebrating our twins' birthday at this restaurant. Our party included 7 adults plus an infant. The wait staff was very attentive to the needs of our son and his wife who are new parents. They allowed us to move our table to the rear of the restaurant. We brought a cooler with champagne and cake and ice cream and were very pleased with the service. The wait staff brought the cake to the table with candles then took it back to the kitchen to cut and serve. This place serves really good food and provides really good service.

K
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is tastefully decorated and well appointed. The servers are professional and polished. Great mixed drinks from the bar and excellent food. After dinner coffee and dessert didn't disappoint either. Upscale, but worth every penny. Will return very soon!

P
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. Had clam chowder + the seafood risotto. Waiter was fast and knowledgeable. Great experience.

RB
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were getting together to discuss some business planning but it was too loud to hear each other most of the time as we’d been sat next to a table of 25. Never got drink refills or food follow ups either as our server was busy with those 25. Food was great. Location was convenient.

TG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were outstanding! The menu is diverse and interesting.

IO
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Joe is chalk full of wisdom and menu knowledge. He gave us a discount and provided jester like entertainment.

JS
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had excellent service, an experienced and attentive waiter and a delicious meal. We wouldn't have changed a thing. We strongly recommend the Zinfandel Grille to anyone looking for special dining experience.

AM
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoy the grill and go there often. Prices increase, but still a good value with coupon

CR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn't been there in quite some time and decided to go back. Great dinner and great waiter, Joe, very attentive without being a bother.

SM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zinfandel Grill is a hidden jewel. It’s a great place to dine with family, friends and/or on special occasions. Their food is always cooked to perfection and their desserts are quite delicious. I highly recommend Zinfandel Grill to others.

AT
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy going to Zinfandel Grill. It is lively but not too noisy; and the food, drink and service never fail to be excellent.

CM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We always come to the Grill. Love it.×××××××××××××××××××××××÷

PD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice evening dinner with good service and the food was great!

A
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The chocolate lava cake could of been better. It was all cake. No liquid chocolate in the inside.

N
Sacramento
68 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. There is nothing on the menu we have tried that we don’t like. Service is excellent and everyone works together so well. Does get busy and quite noisy. Great place to go for Lunch or dinner.

O
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I have had in awhile. Everything looked amazing, servers were attentive, and the ambience made the evening. I want to try everything there.

OT
Sacramento
45 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Mustard chicken or Calzone never disappoint. Wish corkage was waived consistently. Really miss the live music Friday and Saturday.

AT
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and drinks at Zinfandel have always been excellent when I had either lunch or dinner there. On my last visit, at lunchtime, the restaurant was crowded but the noise level was at a medium level; and I enjoyed talking with my friend, I ordered the special of the day - salmon - cooked in a marvelous sauce, with excellent sides; and I ate every mouthful.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Zinfandel for the high quality food and drinks! The service is always phenomenal, and their gluten free menu has so many more options than most!

LY
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As usual, the food was very good, ambiance nice and the service was good.

JH
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Inattentive server. Poured all wine but first glass myself.

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Responded on July 19, 2019

John, Thank you for dining with us and sharing your experience. We're disappointed that we didn't succeed in giving you a 5-star service that we strive so much for. I will pass along your feedback about the inattentive server to our management team so we can work towards improving and making sure it doesn't happen in the future. If there is anything else we can do please don't hesitate to let us know via opentable or directly to our managers, Will and Greg, at 916-485-7100. Thank you, Allen

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DD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

...continues to be our favorite go-to restaurant. Great fish specials nightly.

T
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

50% markup for 90% salt. Server overly flirtatious and short on attentive or professional attitude.

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Responded on July 15, 2019

I would like to apologize for the negative experience at our restaurant. We take customer feedback very seriously, and we would like to learn more about your specific situation so that we can improve and try to make things right. If you don't mind contacting our managers, Will or Greg, at 916-485-7100 at your earliest convenience, it would be greatly appreciated. We look forward to speaking with you to figure out what went wrong so we can make sure it doesn't happen again. Allen

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SM
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zinfandel Grille is a favorite of ours. We dine there at least every other month. Food is always excellent.

RL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Previously, my experience at Zinfandel Grille has always been excellent. This time, the steak I ordered was burnt on a few pieces (I ordered well done), and the sauce was very salty. I've had this same dish before and it was excellent. I noticed the restaurant was very busy. We came Saturday night at 5:30, and it got very busy after that. I wonder if the chef just didn't take the time to make sure my meal was near perfect, because he was so busy. Disappointed. My wife's meal was good. You spend more money at Zinfandel Grille, and I expect better. I think we will try this restaurant again, but it won't be for a while, and probably not on a Saturday night.

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Responded on July 15, 2019

Thank you for dining with us and sharing your experience. We're disappointed that we didn't succeed in giving you a 5-star experience that we strive so much for. I will pass on your feedback about your parts of the steak being burnt and sauce being too salty to our team of chefs and cooks, so we can work towards making sure it doesn't happen again. If there is anything else we can do to help make things right please don’t hesitate to contact our managers Will and Greg at 916-485-7100.

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HC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed their fresh halibut entree with seasonal vegetables and mashed potatoes. It was delightful. My advice is "Get it while you can".

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were greeted and seated by friendly people who were prompt with service. Everyone was very courteous and checked in to see that we had what we needed. The food (a summer salmon Niçoise salad) was delicious.

D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a lovely lunch, and saw a number of people we knew. It was lots of fun.

DS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have eaten at Zinfandel for 25 years and always good food and experience

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