Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento

4.4
2106 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipOpenTable Diner
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service great food

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Norcalhost
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner for 6 with our dog outside on patio.nether heaters were perfect. The service was delightful. Our waitress was exceptionally helpful and attentive. Food was very good as usual.

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Gigi
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Celebrated w/friends for their anniversary. Food was very good. Hear there's a new chef but quality of food good as ever. Our server was not all that friendly, i.e, why only 4 star on service, but everything else was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really love the place, is perfect for good dinner and good quality
Th service is excellent and the food as well

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WarrenG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great Service, Great Date Night with my beautiful wife.

JC
vipJCB95608
Sacramento
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, another great meal at ZGrille. A favorite in the Brown home!

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Susanjane
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a nice table in the quiet room and our server was wonderful….very attentive and patient. I really miss the old menu, especially the mushroom salad. I think everyone including my teenage grandchildren enjoyed the Brussels sprouts and I liked the linguini. My son’s filet was over cooked unfortunately but he ate it anyway. Desert was great!

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kieranf
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good. I ran up a big bill- maybe my fault?

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vipAnonymous
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall2food2service5ambience4

The service was really good but I did not enjoy the items I ordered. I ordered the carpaccio and there was a lot of it which was nice but it was very dry. I had to ask for lemon wedges to moisten it up.
The chicken tortilla soup didn't have a lot of flavor, it seemed like regular vegetable soup with chicken added but bland.
The antipasto salad wasn't very good at all. The dressing was too sweet and it didn't have the flavor or aesthetic appeal a restaurant salad should have.
My companion liked his sandwich though but I can't recall which one he ordered. The pizzas smelled really good, perhaps I will try those if I go again.
Their outdoor dinning area is nice.

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barbarad
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall3food2service4ambience3

you have changed your menu, again. who is in charge, the customers or the touchy chef. the French dip had little meat on it, no garden salad, no lava cake, no saald with crab. no rueben. no wonder the place was alsmost vacant. listen to your customers not the chef.

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FredL
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Background music was more suited for a sports bar and too loud. Prior free so-so bread has been priced at $4.00 extra. Will not order it again-bread needs upscaling.
Individual small dinner salads have been eliminated -only large portions available. We passed on that choice. House wine was reasonable with a generous pour!

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Clifton916
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Zinfandell should provide sides with red meat orders. I ordered a $32 dollar NY steak and had to add mashed potatoes for an additional $5.

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Susann
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Caesar salad was awful!

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AmyS
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nothing negative about the experience to report. The ambiance was fine and forgettable, the service was perfectly adequate and the food tasted pretty good. The staff was not rude or friendly. There is no passion or vision that is apparent. I would not return to spend $200 on a night that I will never remember.

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vipMunchieluv
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great wine list

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swtmz
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It's hard to say anything negative about the Zinfandel Grille. The food and service was, and still is, great.

The only bitterness is about the small things...bread that arrived cold and with packaged butter.

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vipBunny1e
Sacramento
34 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall2food2service4ambience4

This is one of my favorite restaurants. But they changed the menu and took off all my favorites. Nothing on the new menu looked good. The pizza is still the best in town as is the tiramisu and the calamari. Won’t be going again until they get a new menu.

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KerryG
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Zinfandel Grille was above and beyond from the moment we entered until our departure. It’s beautifully laid out with sufficient distance between tables to talk without other table’s noise; the waiter was particularly thoughtful and intuitive about delivery timing, and the food was fabulous! Highly recommend!

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MartiniGirlChar
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reserved a table for my brother's birthday. We were not disappointed. We started with cocktails at the bar and catching up with Danielle. We were seated and ordered a lovely bottle of Michael David Zin called Earthquake. Followed up with a small Italian meat tri pizza baked in their Woodfield oven, a 16 oz ribeye, and seafood linguine. All were excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our four year anniversary. The service was great, very attentive and friendly. The food was perfectly prepared. The lighting just right not too dark or bright. I have already recommended to a few friends.

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Pinksection
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We hav enjoyed Zinfandel Grill for several years. Its always been good solid and tasty fare. This most recent visit the service was great but food not quite as good. Odd menu- a $50 steak doesn’t come with any starch or vegies. You have to order sides. How about a slightly smaller steak and add a side? Also the bolognaise, while flavorful, was more like a pot roast than short ribs. Hopefully these a just menu blips in a covid world. The staff is always friendly and this was the first time I felt vaguely dissatisfied with the meal. I will return and hope things get back to prior standards.

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vipSidY
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service. Mary’s chicken sandwich was delicious.

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Leonor
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Having the option to eat outdoors is important these days. The food and service were all wonderful. I was disappointed by the limited Lunch Menu. I had reviewed the online Menu and was looking forward to trying some old favorites.

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gradparty
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The food was not up the Zin's usual standards. Very ordinary

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Diver
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Disappointed in Zinfandel Grille. This was our 3rd time there. The restaurant was about half full but the service was slow. I ordered the Mahi Mahi ($36) and it was a piece of tasteless fish on top of a pile of lentils. My husband had the game hen which was a little better but the risotto was swimming in oil (or butter) not sure.

Given that Sacramento has so many great places to eat, I will not be going back to this one.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Don was great and Luis was helpful and friendly.

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AnnaC
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was great the wait was a little long and it was a bit pricey but overall it was good.

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Fred
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Service was great as usual. Veal with pasta was not good. The piece of veal was tougher than a bad steak and filled with gristles. There might have been 2 edible bites in the meal.

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vipMartatheLegend
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We have been eating at Zinfandel Grille for several years. Over the past year or so we noticed some less-desirable changes. Their famous Mary's Chicken plate has shrunk. They have created a specials menu which is a bit odd. For example, the Veal Scaloppini. The cost is $34. The dish includes a generous portion of veal and a very salty (but tasty!) sauce with capers. And that's it. I'm trying to understand the concept. I would have preferred a smaller portion of veal and some rice to counter-balance all the salt. When I requested rice, I was advised that they do not serve rice at all. As a side note, the seats we had (booth) were extremely low and we both had to roll up our coats and sit on them. It's not my favorite place any longer. :(

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GeneW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

Disappointed in your ravioli served that day. Very sweet.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by Jerome, and great food. The atmosphere is always great here, and never too loud. We are planning to hold an event here in 5 weeks and planned this lunch in concert with the planning. Can’t wait to come back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the staff to the food. The staff was very attentive! Our table was ready earlier than anticipated, which was nice because most of our party was early. We were celebrating my dad's retirement. The server took care of my dad's dessert. Such a nice gesture.

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Alal
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining there. Don was our waiter and was just great! The food was wonderful and we had a wonderful evening.

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Paspt2000
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Good food. Good server. Horrible atmosphere. Super loud and obnoxious customers next to us ruined our nice romantic dinner. Servers and manager did nothing to quiet those horrible guests. Not the dining experience I expected and have rated here for over 20 years. May not return.

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Tueschild
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a group of 10 on a busy holiday lunch day. It was smooth and everyone loved their food.

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AnneP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The only reason I gave the service 4 stars is because they were very busy with it being Christmas week and I had to ask for my glass of wine twice. Every time before I've been at this restaurant the service is impeccable and I believe they were just stretched thin...things happen. This is a great place for a lovely meal with friends or co-workers; the food is delicious and presented beautifully and the staff is warm and welcoming. I highly recommend the Zinfandel Grille.

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Patron
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice neighborhood restaurant but we thought the prices were high. $21 for ravioli and that's a la carte. We went for the early dinner at 4 and felt a bit rushed. Nose level fairly high.

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MyrnaR
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Disappointing. ZG has always been a favorite but may not continue to be. Entrees require side dish order to complete the meal. Ordered Veal Scallopini, meat was thick and tough with fat left on. Sauce had no lemon flavor. First time I’ve been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. We will definitely be back soon ! Thank you !

JM
JustinM
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was ok, was a bit loud with an obnoxious Xmas party next to us. We have been eating some amazing food elsewhere so not sure will give this place another shot.

FAQs

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 485-7100.

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento is rated 4.4 stars by 2106 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.