Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento

4.6
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$30 and under
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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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4.6
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4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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FJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience5

They were sold out on three of the Entrees we ordered. We ordered three different entrees and each time the server came back only to notify us that they were sold out. The server tried to talk us into ordering options we were not interested in.

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Responded 13 hours ago

Felix, I would like to extend to you our most sincere apologies regarding the items being sold out as we have a high standard of service and your experience should not have been an exception. We have passed on the feedback to our chefs so that we can make sure we don't sell out at the end of the evening on future holidays. If there is anything else or anything else that we can do please don't hesitate to reach out to our managers, Will or Greg, at 916-485-7100. Allen

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Valentine’s Day.. food was decent and bland. $50 plate of prime rib and mashed potatoes was two steps below jacks urban eats. Gfs seafood pasta was better but the scallops were too tough for a $45 meal.

F
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Zinfadel grill! Joe was our server and he was awesome!!! Food was fabulous!! Drinks are always great!!! Very nice ambiance.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was ok nothing special the Prime rib was a bit too bloody and chicken was bland. The salad we ordered was the size of a bread plate .. Not a lot of bang for your buck

D
Sacramento
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience2

Table rocked back and forth. Entree brought before half of salad was eaten. Tables crowded in together and kept getting bumped in the back by waiters and other guests. Food was good. Usually had good experiences in the past, but probably won’t go back for a long while after this.

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Responded 2 days ago

Dave, 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 really appreciate your feedback as it shows us how can improve our restaurant and our guest experience. I will pass your feedback about the seating arrangement and the entrees being brought out too fast. If there's anything else please don't hesitate to reach out to us via email or by phone at 916-485-7100. Allen

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

They added tables for the occasion, it was crowded and you could hear your neighbors conversation. The food was good and service was excellent.

P
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty, well prepared food. Good service. The move beef was especially good.

TM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was very good. But it was very loud. Had a reservation at 6pm but wasn’t seated for 50 minutes. Our server was so busy that he only checked on us twice.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great “go to” restaurant. Consistently great service and food.

JM
Sacramento
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Kobe beef steak was excellent while the wood fires pizza was very average. Mixed drinks were very good but the service was average. We'll definately be back aa the overall value is quite good.

RR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Rack of lamb ordered medium, but was well done and tough. Kobe Beef was medium as ordered, tender with good flavor. All sides were good. Food served at right eating temperature, on hot side of warm. Waitress always seemed rushed...as a result was not attentive. Don't believe she asked how our food was after being served. If she had, I would have complained about the rank of lamb. Had to ask for a second serving of bread. This was an anniversary celebration. Nice touch that it was mentioned when we checked in on time. When waitress asked for dessert order, she did not mention the complimentary dessert. I had to ask whether there was one. Which there was. In summary, overall poor service and rank of lamp tough, chewy and just okay flavor.

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Responded 7 days ago

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 really appreciate your feedback as it shows us how we can improve our restaurant and guest experience. I will pass your feedback to the management team and they will speak to your server about your visit. If there is anything else please don't hesitate to reach out via email or to our managers by phone at 916-485-7100.

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OT
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Steak great, lamb was very good.

TG
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food very good. Service was fair. Waitress didn’t offer to refill beverages; made several errors on the bill. They were eventually corrected, but it was irritating.

OT
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

SM
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

This was our second visit to Zinfandel Grille, both times with a large group. While last visit, the food was excellent, and the service was swift and friendly, this time, the food was fine, the restaurant stiflingly hot, and the service a bit stilted. Our server was personally friendly, but the food took awhile to arrive and came out in waves. The serving staff seemed annoyed at our presence, and it was SO hot and stuffy in the restaurant. While folks enjoyed their meals well enough, at the end of the evening, the server told us we could only split the check with four credit cards. We made this work with our group of ten, mostly single diners, but it would've been nice to be warned in advance when they confirmed the reservation. I'm not sure if we'll be back.

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Responded on February 2, 2020

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 really appreciate your feedback as it shows us how we can improve our restaurant and our guest experience. I will pass your feedback to our management team so we can make sure a similar situation doesn't happen again. If there is anything else please don't hesitate to contact our managers, Will and Greg, at 916-485-7100.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pizza was amazing!

RS
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not our first visit and certainly not our last. Our party included five friends who had never been there. They were all really impressed with the entire experience.

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. Food was very good, hot and delicious.

JE
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

As always, the food was delicious. It does tend to be a bit loud in the restaurant.

MR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Overall we enjoyed our dinner, we both had the short ribs and they were excellent. Our servers were very good, attentive. The noise level was a bit loud, but it was a Saturday and very busy. Will definitely go again.

a
Sacramento
25 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a pleasure to eat at the Zinfandel Grill and Cindy our wait person is truly the best! WE will be back!

m
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant! Service was great and the food was absolutely wonderful!

MM
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was time for sea scollops and we had a coupon so the time was right.

OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband birthday and they helped me make it special for him. Great food and service. Leo was outstanding, Management, host and Busser were super professional and friendly. Compliments to the chef! Great tasty food! Very highly recommended!.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The place provided a great opportunity for me and my wife to get out of the house. The food was OK. I expected a bit more flavor.

SR
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, loved our lunch today. The food is excellent and the specials are very good! Lots of choice.

OT
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. It was just cold at our spot. Maybe we were just near th e door or a vent. But I would recommend this restauran

m
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They have delicious food and superb creme brulee! We have been patrons of this place for several years and they never disappoint.

AA
Sacramento
34 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Not every dish is a winner. The lamb chops yes, the cannelloni no. The mushroom salad yes. The bananas foster yes. The service from Joseph Kennedy was amazing. Maybe the best waiter in Sacramento. Every table he had loved him. However, putting tables next to very large parties (~20) is not a good idea. Large parties should be separated somehow from regular diners. It gets too loud and takes away from the dining experience. Separating everyone, even with some kind of divider is preferable. This is a neighborhood gem, as you can tell based of the influx of regulars.

H
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, not much parking during lunch time. Worth it!

DS
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food is solidly good throughout the meal. However the portions are small and pricey. The service was great, and there was no problem accepting the open table coupon. Pleasant place to have a nice meal during the week. I would have liked something more specular for the price.

OT
Sacramento
15 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service

SH
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always. Very good service, food is interesting, fresh and seasonal, and we like the atmosphere. :-)

B
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Great service and food. Just a little noisy.

CM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The daily seafood pasta special was great. Server was inattentive, forgot to put in order correctly, forgot utensils. Very unusual though.

SB
Sacramento
24 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband and I really enjoy a night out at Zinfandel Grille! This past Monday we met friends there who we hadn't seen in quite some time. Sadly, I was sick and couldn't go, but I got reports after. My husband said it was wonderful as always. He had the braised short ribs and really enjoyed them. Our guests were very happy with their selections as well.

OT
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family had a great time dining at Zinfandel grill ! We all love our food & people are nice !

S
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite's. Varied menu, impeccable service (Thank you Clarissa!) and consistency.

M
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food, as usual, was well prepared and presented. And the service, as usual, was attentive, polite and professional. The only negative was the cut of meat selected for the "Kobe Steak". I did not expect skirt steak, which has a weird texture and can be (and was this time) somewhat tough. Next time, will probably revert to a pasta-based lunch.