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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.
Sacramento, CA 95825
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
Howe & Fulton
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Jazz music every Friday and Saturday from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.
Offsite catering is available please call (916) 485-7100 to inquire.
Private lots located behind and to the side of the restaurant.
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
Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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