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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
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.
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.
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.
We've been to Zinfandel Grille several times, so we're familiar with the restaurant. About the food...I had angel hair pasta with seafood, which was delicious. The pasta however, was over cooked and more paste like. My husband had the prime rib and ordered it medium. What he received was partially medium and more than half rare. He was unable to finish his meal because of the rareness of the prime rib. The prices, given that the menu was limited, were very high. We did not believe it would be over $200, including tip, but it was. On a brighter note, our waitperson was outstanding. She checked with us occasionally, which was just enough. Our reservation was for 4:15 (we're old so it was perfect for us) and were seated promptly. We were disappointed in the meal, especially since we were one of the first couples to be seated. We thought our meal would have been great since we were early in the dinner hour, alas it was not.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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