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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

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Details
Sun 7:45PM - 9:00PM

Mon - Thu 1:15PM - 2:30PM 7:45PM - 9:00PM

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (51)
Good for Birthdays (41)
Good for a Date (41)
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Neighborhood Gem (40)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Comfort Food (28)
Great for Lunch (27)
Casual (26)
Creative Cuisine (26)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Business Meals (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Cozy (17)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Romantic (15)
Healthy (14)
Live Music (14)
Seasonal (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Notable Wine List (12)
Fun (11)
Happy Hour (11)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (6)
People Watching (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Authentic (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Great Beer (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Live Sports (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 2 days ago

The food was great, making the reservation was easy, the server Leo made it a great experience...my Moms 85th birthday

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a 7:00 PM reservation but when we arrived about 6:55, line was out the door w folks who had reservations but we're being told that they could not be seated. We had to wait until 7:30 for our table. We brought wine but our waitress never showed up to pour us more after the initial pouring.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We had a very good time with our friends at dinner Saturday. The only reason I didn't rate it 5 stars overall was that despite arriving a little early for our 5:30 reservation we were made to stand and wait for 20 minutes in a chaotic crowded scrum at the entry before being seated at our table, which had been empty the whole time. However everything went well after being seated and we were happy to be placed far from the noisy bar. Good short ribs and masheds.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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·Dined 5 days ago

Clam chowder was delicious, as was the butternut squash ravioli. The Chinese chicken salad was disappointing, not much chicken and a small salad

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 5 days ago

First time at Zinfandel Grille and it was amazing! Food was great. Service was outstanding. We will definitely be back.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 6 days ago

We went to Zinfandel Grille on Feb. 15th to belatedly celebrate Valentine's Day, because of a conflict on the actual day. Very satisfied with our choice. Relaxing and romantic. Easy parking and good service, and food was excellent. Ambience and value were reasonable for a fine dining establishment. Recommend reservations, as restaurant was crowded.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fun
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·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent place, excellent service, excellent food, maybe a bit noisy but it was Valentines Day, So we expected it to be slightly noisy.

Otherwise everything was great !!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

Way too crowded, way too loud, was seated 45 minutes late and had reservations

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 7 days ago

The tables were squished tightly together. Any time our waiter visited another table his butt was right on our food. We could hear every conversation. This was our second time giving this restaurant a try because the first time was horrid. Third time may not always be a charm I guess because we arent going back.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

Overbooked, overcooked, and waaay too loud for romantic dinner....more of a pub atmosphere. Would help to give some basic courtesy lesson to host staff...they were nice enough to us, but others not so lucky.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

This was on Valentine’s Day so I understand

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

Valentines Day

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

Great Valentines Day spot for me and my honey. Our seating was perfect. Placed perfectly to our specifications
Laura was an exceptional waitress. Clever, funny, not intruding. Made great suggestion for wine.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

Accompanied my aunt to the Grille for a Valentine's Dinner. She is battling Stage 4 Cancer and this was her wish. It was great to see her enjoy the evening. The only request was to have live music.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 7 days ago

Best fried calamari anywhere. Great food and friendly staff. My favorite restaurant in Sacramento.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I've always loved this place. After all the years of being open they are consistent in good service, cleanliness and absolutely great food.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Enjoyed my sea bass tremendously as well as all who dined with me.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Shared the filet and short ribs and I couldn’t tell you which one was better!! Both were some of the best I’ve ever had. Will be coming back for sure!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Reservation on time seating. Appetizer forgotten til entrees served. option of cancelling appetizer not offered. Food reliable and good. Wait staff removed some plates & drink glasses without asking if it was alright/finished with; reached across in front of person to guest across the table; need instruction in table service.

Tags: Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 7, 2018

One of my favorite places in town. Never had a bad meal there. Highly recommend it.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Sports, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Always a favorite for business or pleasure. Lovely service

Tags: Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Much better food at this location than their other locations.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Had a very enjoyable dinner on last Saturday night. Service and food were awesome. I typically dine here for lunch as it is close to my work, but it is sufficiently compelling for me to make the trek from Shingle Springs for dinner with my wife. Our server was incredibly efficient while being very polite and courteous.

The only detraction is that for the second time in a row the restaurant indicated to OpenTable that I was a no-show for my reservation. I called the restaurant both times to clear it up, and was a bit surprised on Saturday when the female employee who answered my call blamed the error on the fact that we had been greeted and seated by a male colleague! Hmmm.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great experience

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Love the restaurant and we will go again! The food was incredible!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Been going to Zinfandel Grill since it opened. Always great food and service. Would recommend to anyone looking for a good value and wonderful evening out.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 31, 2018

We always enjoy the food, drinks and service but really can not understand how loud the "front" dining section is and wonder if the acoustics are just really awful in that part of the restaurant. The side is just a whole lot quieter so if you want to enjoy conversation then do not sit in front of the bar!

Tags: Fun, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 30, 2018

You do need a disability curb cut by the DOOR not almost a block away.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The service was great and the food was also good. I would recommend this restaurant. Overall this was a good experience and my client loved it as well. It would be nice if you had mellow live jazz to take it up a notch.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

LOVE THE LOCATION AND THE RESTAURANT FRIENDLY STAFF. I HAVE ENJOYED IT WITH FRIENDS OR FAMILY, ALWAYS GETTING GOOD SERVICE AND THE FOOD IS EXCELLENT.
WILL CONTINUE TO PATRONIZE IT AND RECOMMEND IT TO MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Fantastic waitress and servers..very attentive and knew all food questions. Love the ambiance..Will be back soon..

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Belated birthday for friend. Everything was great.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Loved this place. Definitely a neighbor gem! Great ambience, food, drinks, staff and service! Will be back again and again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Server seemed new. I hadn't seen her before. We had to wait for coffee and had to ask others for refills. Did not come over to check how our food was until we were almost finished. Don't mean to be trivial, but she seemed a little overwhelmed. If she is new she might need a little more support-- she should follow Cynthia around. She is one of the best servers in any restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 23, 2018

We were at Zinfandel Grille for a special occasion lunch celebration for my friend. It had been some time since our last get together, and our server was so friendly and understanding, didn't hurry us along to place our order, let us enjoy our glass of wine and catching up with each other. He was very attentive when needed, took and served our food as ordered. Zinfandel's food offerings never disappoint, from the tried and true, that we must order nearly every time we visit, to the new additions to the menu. We had a perfectly delightful experience and enjoyed delicious food! - Jan Mathews

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Outstanding local restaurant

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 18, 2018

I like lunch here best. Not a romantic place for dinner, more good food and location is central for those who live/work nearby.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Especially attentive to mobility issues. Allowed us to move to a different when we had difficulty with the table they gave us. All staff incredibly attentive and helpful

Tags: Healthy, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The music was way to loud for a dinner conversation. We could not talk without raising our voices. It really was not enjoyable but we did have excellent service

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a great time. Pork chops were delicious. We all loved our food

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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