Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento

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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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JP
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food
Great service
Great ambiance
As always, we had a great dinner experience. We introduced my sister and her husband, from the Bay Area, to Zinfandel Grill. They had a great time as well. You can’t go wrong when you eat at the Z Grill.

CS
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our appetizers, salads and main entrees were delicious. The wait staff was attentive and pleasant. Truly enjoyed the visit.

s
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 5

This was a most enjoyable dinner due to the service and comfortable atmosphere of the restaurant. We were well taken care of, and the food was excellent. The polenta was the lightest I've ever had, more like a polenta souffle. The drinks were top notch, and the red wine portion of the list was well represented. We hope to be back soon .

DO
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food as always

b
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 6 celebrating my husband's 75th birthday. All staff was attentive and did a great job.

WF
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was horrible! Food not as good as in previous visits. Manager apologetic 3/4 of the way into our meal but no change in service. Actually had to hunt down our waiter to pay the check.

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Responded on September 9, 2019

William, I would like to extend to you my most sincere apologies regarding your dinner. We have a high standard of service and visit 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 so we can make sure it doesn't happen again in the future. You can reach out to us by responding on OpenTable or speak to management directly at 916-485-7100. We look forward to hearing from you. Allen

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OT
Sacramento
30 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 3

Mustard Chicken which is usually outstanding, was over cooked and extremely dry ;(

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Responded on September 7, 2019

Hello, I would like to extend to you our most sincere apologies the mustard chicken being overcooked. We have a high standard of food quality and your meal should not have been an exception. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to discuss this further with you and to make things right. Please feel free to contact our management directly at 916-485-7100 or respond to us through this email. We look forward to speaking with you and working towards earning back your business. Allen

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MN
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a nice table on patio. Great dinner with friends. One suggestion would be to put some kind of shade at the end of patio that could be rolled down when the sun moves down. It can be very uncomfortable and I saw people asking to be moved inside. Too bad.

JA
London
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was very good… My salmon was even better 😊 We drive 70 miles each way once or twice a month… I guess that means we like it a lot.

j
Sacramento
25 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I regularly eat at the Zinfandel Grille. The food is consistently excellent and they have a very good wine list. This evening we treated my brother and his wife to dinner. I tried the mushroom salad which was very good. Normally I get the beet salad, but for some reason it was not on the menu this evening. For an entree I selected the fresh halibut . I received a nice size piece of halibut presented with fresh asparagus and polenta. It was excellent. Throughout the evening our server was very attentive to our needs. Spent plates and utensils were quickly removed and our wine glasses were refilled when necessary. It was a delightful dinning experience. You can not go wrong dinning at the Zinfandel Grill.

EG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been going there for many years when I am meeting someone for a business lunch. Never disappoints. Love the mushroom salad.

MJ
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Femreat food and service. Little noisy but fun watching people celebrate.

JE
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The food was good, but it took quite a long time to get our meal.

CM
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Zinfandel Grill. Always a fantastic experience.

d
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic food and service! love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

c
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took family/clients for a thank you lunch. Very nice however a bit loud. Service was very good and professional.
Thank you

CJ
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was prepared perfectly and nicely presented. I enjoyed the Kobe steak and would choose that meal again. The atmosphere of the restaurant is comfortable but we were bothered by a few flies around our table towards the end of our meal.

a
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love having Cindy as our waitperson and Greg the manager always accommodating to us

JL
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Your staff is extremely nice, friendly and efficient. They accommodated a change in seating because of a noise factor that was much better. The service is so prompt and as a side note I love the ICE water, so many places serve lukewarm table water without ice.....we go there usually once a week and started making a reservation since it was so busy last week and we don't like to wait :)

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of seven celebrating two birthdays. Service was attentive and efficient. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We sat and chatted for some time after our meal, and didn’t feel rushed into leaving until we were ready.

OT
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. Lovely menu, attentive staff, quiet on a Monday evening. And in my opinion, the best filet mignon in town!

D
New Mexico
40 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waiter Don was excellent! The Reuben was very good, bread, meat, kraut...

JP
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My gnocchi was very good. I ate every bite. I was a little disappointed with my husband’s Three meat pizza. He usually orders a small which has a great thin crust but this time he ordered a large and the crust was much thicker. Still good flavor but I prefer the thin crust.

SS
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyable. My girlfriend and I enjoy going every month to month and a half. It's our evening to enjoy good food and good conversation.

RS
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
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 on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

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

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Responded on August 18, 2019

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
11 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 on August 13, 2019

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.

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