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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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for dinner at Zinfandel Grille on Christmas Eve, December 24th! We will be open from 4pm - 9 pm. In addition to our dinner menu we will be offering Christmas Eve specials.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us for dinner at Zinfandel Grille on New Years Eve, December 31st! We will be open from 4pm - 9 pm. We will be serving a special New Years Eve Menu!

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (34)
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Good for a Date (29)
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Good for Anniversaries (26)
Good for Birthdays (23)
Comfort Food (22)
Casual (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Good for Groups (19)
Great for Lunch (19)
Live Music (18)
Bar Seating (16)
Seasonal (15)
Business Meals (14)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Romantic (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Cozy (10)
Authentic (8)
Healthy (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Fun (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
People Watching (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Great Beer (3)
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Live Sports (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 2 days ago

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 3 days ago

The food and service were excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 6 days ago

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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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

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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·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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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Table was ready right when arrived. Great wine selection and best filet minion I have had!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food and service.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Two of us had Lamb rack with squash veg. Both the lamb and the squash had a strange unpleasant taste. I've been coming to Zinfandel's for over 30 years and have had many different dishes including lamb. This was not a good night for food.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great food and atmosphere. Always enjoy dinning here. However this visit was for my birthday as stated on the reservation. There was no mention was made. Not a single happy birthday. I over heard a server at the table next to ours that saying there is a complimentary birthday sundae waiting for you when you are ready.. our server said nothing of the sort to me.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Authentic, Good for Groups, Cozy
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Wonderful time again Cindy our waitperson the best and greg the manager always wonderful to us and food delicious

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We waited 30 minutes past our reservation time. We were given water immediately; bread soon but no placing order for 20 minutes. Then new turkey had to be cut so waited another 15 minutes. Mashed potatoes barely warm. Green beans crispy. Everything else delicious and ambiance nice.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This is our third year for Thanksgiving and it was great as always. Seating is on time, food is great and service was excellent. We love this place and go often.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Cozy, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun, Happy Hour, Disabled Access, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 23, 2017

My family of six enjoyed a very nice Thanksgiving Day dinner there. The food and service was excellent. We had reservations and were seated on time. My only “complaint” was that the tables were too close, making it a little less than completely comfortable and somewhat difficult for the wait staff. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We had a wonderful experience last night! We reserved at the last minute, were seated right away and had a delicious dinner. We will be back!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Great halibut, the chef knows how to prepare fish! Our favorite place to go for a friends’ get together.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fun
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We always enjoy tis restaurant. The staff are courteous and are very attentive and the food is always top notch. I cannot recall ever having a meal that I did not like here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Disappointing Service

We opted for dinner at the bar, since our requested table in the dining room wasn’t available. In the past, we had been happy with the bar service; not this time. The bar -tender appeared to be disinterested in dinner service. Had to ask for bread, had to wait for a drink, had to inquire about when the dinners would be served. There was no inquiry from the bartender as to whether we would like wine with dinner or if our dinners were prepared as requested. (The restaurant was not busy on early Sunday evening.)
As regular dinner guests at Zinfandel Grill we have typically been very pleased with the food and the service. This experience was extremely disappointing. We are wondering if this was a fluke, or an unfortunate direction for future customer service.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 13, 2017

We had a very nice dining experience and have eaten there many times over the last 20+ (?) years.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This was our first visit celebrating our 35th Wedding Anniversary. Our reservations were for 6:30 but had to wait about 15 min to be seated. Ordered drinks, they brought bread, took order for salads and dinner by about 7. At 8:00 we finally got our dinner. Those seated after us ate and left, our waiter went past several times before stopping to tell us our meal should be out soon, then again later and then again, and again... When it finally arrived the food was delicious. Its too bad our first experience was not what we'd heard we would have. Maybe we'll give them another chance, sometime in the future, just not for a special occasion.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Main course has consistently come out too quicky when a first course is not finished. Maybe server can better read patrons on fast/slow eating to give ques to kitchen when order placed.

But everything was great. Food excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always consistent. I have not been there in a few years and was looking forward to some certain dishes. They were as delicious as I remembered.

Tags: Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The food and drinks were excellent. Our server was exceptional. She was attentive yet not bothersome or overbearing. The bread with oil and vinegar came out right away - she took the drink order first thing and even stayed at the table while my mom was struggling to to decide on which drink to order. We dine out frequently at top restaurants and this experience was second to none.

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·Dined on October 31, 2017

We were a group of eight and we were placed in the back room which was a little quieter. We all had excellent meals and Leo was the best server! He was very patient and took his time explaining all the options. He really made it a truly positive experience.

Tags: Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

They accommodated our reservation for 10 on a Friday evening with only about 3 day's notice. They were able to add 2 more guests to our table at the last minute. Service was prompt and everyone in our party felt fully taken care of. Great wait staff. And nice ambiance, with a small live jazz group playing all evening.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have enjoyed dining at Zinfandel Grille in Sacramento many times over the years. It is always a pleasant experience! Plus, it's a great value if you belong to the email club and redeem their $15.00 discount!

Taylor, our server, had a great suggestion with the lasagna special of the day and I really enjoyed it. Their wine list is extensive and not overpriced.

Lunch or dinner, you can't go wrong with Zinfandel Grille. Reservations recommended and they will seat you promptly upon your timely arrival.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Live Music
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We meet here once a month as a friends get together. We love the food, service,and atmosphere. Never disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Very nice dinner we’ve been there before and were completely satisfied with our food and service. We’ll definitely be going back.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Something for everyone - Menu options for every diet. Busy evening & wait staff were on top of everything!

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Live Sports
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We are new residents in Sacramento and live very close by. It was well recommended by our new neighbors and we loved it! We will recommend it and can't wait to go back!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I got sick after eating at your restaurant. Will never go there again

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