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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. In addition to our dinner menu we will be offering New Years Eve specials.

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

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (32)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Good for a Date (27)
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Good for Anniversaries (22)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Casual (20)
Comfort Food (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Live Music (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Business Meals (15)
Seasonal (15)
Bar Seating (15)
Local Ingredients (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Romantic (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Cozy (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Healthy (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Authentic (7)
Fun (7)
People Watching (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Live Sports (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great Beer (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 2 days ago

Zinfandel Grill never disappoints. Good value. Always pleasant servers.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 11, 2017

After picking my sister up from the airport we stopped by for lunch before heading home. Service was very good (as usual) and our waitress did a good job of explaining the day's specials. I opted for the fettuccine dish, asking that the sauce be "lightened." My sister chose the salmon special and hubby requested the Rueben sandwich with salad as his side.
The pasta was very good and the sauce had been lightened enough to alleviate my guilt for ordering such a yummy menu item! My sister is still raving about her salmon and this is the day after! Hubby commented that his sandwich was great. So, you fed three diners, all most appreciative of your efforts. We'll certainly return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

First time visit to the restaurant for a business meeting. It was worth the drive service was excellent..

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 3, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant. The grilled salmon is our favorite and it is cooked different each time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Consistently nice dining experience: great food, service & atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 30, 2017

ZINFANDEL GRILLE CONSISTENTLY PROVIDES GOOD FOOD. THIS FRIDAY NIGHT THERE WAS LIVE MUSIC, WHICH WAS SO ENJOYABLE...A BLUES SINGER AND HIS KEYBOARD ACCOMPANIST.
WE LOVED THE AMBIANCE AND THE FOOD! WITH EASY PARKING IN THE LOT AND GREAT STAFF...WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK FOR FOR AN EVENING OUT.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 27, 2017

The generous Manhattan from the bar was perfectly made. Wine list is good and varied for both red and white. Husband had the pasta special which he loved. I had the nicoise salmon salad which would have been marvelous except for the dressing: it was so acidic, I was unable to eat any of the greens, which appeared to be mostly arugula, fresh and lovely to look at. There was plenty of other stuff included on the salad, so I didn't go hungry, but I'd ask for a different dressing next time, and have it on the side.
Coffee was disappointing. Although freshly made, it was weak and tasteless.
Service was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Impeccable food quality with fantastic service! Highly recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great food & music!
Second dinner with friends at Zinfandel Grille recently – service and food were great both times. And we love the live music – never too loud for conversations, but loud enough to hear what you’re listening to! Definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We started with the Zinfandel sampler with three glasses of wine from different wineries which was a nice way to start our evening meal. Then we ordered the Sea Scallops and Alaskan Halibut special which were excellent meals. Our service was really quick which was appreciated.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 21, 2017

It had been a few months since our last visit to this "go-to" place so we were looked forward to it. It was an early dinner as a medical appointment we had ended much more quickly than I had guessed it might. The young woman who checked us in indicated there would be no problem seating us despite how early we were.
We both had the pasta with chorizo, clams, and prawns. While it was tad greasy from the sausage meat, it was very tasty and we both finished the entire thing.
When we got the check we were quite surprised that coffee was $4.00! Many four-star eateries charge between two and three dollars, so this was a bit disconcerting.
All in all, though, we will be back.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Kid-friendly
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Enjoyable meal with family - birthdays. The pasta dishes were good, the seafood was cooked properly, the caesars salad with calamari was excellent and the calzone was just right (but a bit too much dough).

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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