About Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Holiday promotion! Until the end of December, for every $50 gift card you buy we give you 20% back in a gift certificate! The Zinfandel Grille, Sacramento has been a local tradition for more than 20 years. Our upscale restaurant provides a unique dining experience while remaining comfortable and casual. The style of our food from our house-made pasta and wood-fired pizza to our grilled Kobe and rustic meatloaf pairs well with our array of Zinfandel wines. The cuisine ranges from California fresh to hearty Mediterranean. Our chefs selects only the best and freshest ingredients and we change our menu seasonally.
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Howe & Fulton
$30 and under
AMEX, 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.
Private Party Facilities:
Whether celebrating a special occasion with family and friends or hosting a corporate outing, Zinfandel Grille can accommodate all your special event needs.
Private Party Contact:
Private Event Coordinator: 8883150444
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, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact our Event Coordinator (Janet Walker) for more information.
She could be reached at 916-485-7100
Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento Ratings and Reviews
Food was decent but the overall experien ...
Food was decent but the overall experience felt tired. The interior is ok but didn't sparkle. The food prep was competent but not excellent. Pricing seemed a little high given the level of polish in the food presentation. We had a brand new waitress who was terrible but frankly she should have more oversight from management. We would try again but not go out of way to go there.
As always, Ise's calazone's are the BEST ...
As always, Ise's calazone's are the BEST. Service is always efficient and friendly. The noise level is rather high, but the food makes up for any negatives.
With host staff sometimes just standing at the reception area, it wouldn't hurt if they took a few seconds to help handicap patrons by opening the door. It sometimes gets awkward holding the door and helping others. Most time, patrons are coming in and hold the door for us and are then given a big Thank You.
We dine at Zinfandel Grille regularly; h ...
We dine at Zinfandel Grille regularly; however, this time we tried the rack of lamb and it was just a bit overdone (ordered medium rare). Also, I inquired whether the pasta special that evening (with shrimp and sausage) with the "pepper sauce" was spicy. I was assured that it was not; however, the sausage was too spicy for our tastes.
There were five of us celebrating a birt ...
There were five of us celebrating a birthday. Two of us had the same entrée and got food poisoning. I called the restaurant to alert them to the fact and she said she would investigate and call back. No call back notice was made. The other three entrées were fine.
It was my adult daughter's birthday. We ...
It was my adult daughter's birthday. We all ordered different dishes (Kobe steak, lamb, salmon, salmon salad, and scallops) and they were all great. We also ordered the 3 dessert special and drinks. We've been here before and we plan to go back soon.
I have dined here regularly for lunch bu ...
I have dined here regularly for lunch but this was my time dining here for dinner. My wife has heard me describe it positively and wanted to give it a try, Overall the experience was quite good, we enjoyed the food and ambiance. The ovarall service was good, frequency could have been better. We definitely will go back !
Everything was as expected--food wise, I ...
Everything was as expected--food wise, I noticed a slight disconnect between our waiter and our server. I thought when our food was ready both of them should have been present when serving us. Our server was quick and pleasant but as he did not take the orders he didn't know to whom they were for. At the end of our experience a error was discovered after our check was finalized. Our waiter neglected to charge us for our drinks and had to recalculate our check after it was already signed. I thought this was odd.
Restaurant quality of food remains reli ...
Restaurant quality of food remains reliable. High five to chefs. Server was disappointing. Showed wrong wine, never refilled wine glasses, we had to ask for more coffee.minimal attention to service. Our bill was not cheap at 148.
The American Kobe beef was delicious and ...
The American Kobe beef was delicious and cooked to my liking. The special swordfish my wife ordered tasted fresh. The calamari was so so. I tasted more breading than calamari. Maybe order bigger squid but give people less. We felt like it was popcorn fried chicken. The service was outstanding. The buss boy kept my water full and our waitress was nice, helpful, and gave us perfect amount of attention.
We have dined at Zinfandel grill on nume ...
We have dined at Zinfandel grill on numerous occasions. As usual, it was excellent, and is the reason we continue to patronize the restaurant. My wife had the scallops over risotto – one of her favorite dishes in the entire Sacramento area. I had the pasta special featuring spinach linguine with sautéed prawns in a white wine butter sauce. Both of our entrées were outstanding. Zinfandel Grille continues to be an exceptional value and worth the trip to Fair Oaks.
We have been to the Zinfadel Grille on m ...
We have been to the Zinfadel Grille on more than one occasion. This time it was horrible! Poor service and the food was so-so. Very disappointed! We were going to get dessert but by the time we finally got our bill we were afraid we would be there another hour if we did. You may have lost a customer.
We have been enjoying the casual atmosph ...
We have been enjoying the casual atmospher, interesting special selections, and typically attentive service at this local favorite for 5 years. This meal met all prior expectations except for the first time the service was inattentive and almost rude. New server that with whom we have had no prior contact. Only hope he improves his attitude.
Great food, fabulous service and good dr ...
Great food, fabulous service and good drinks! Waitress even stuffed two olives with bleu cheese for my martini! That's fabulous service! She also brought two salads, caprese and mushroom for the four of us and put the plates in the middle of the table; not on each end! To do that takes a little "moxey" and she gave us each a salad size plate to share. To say that we left her a large gratuity is an understatement!
When we just don't have the energy to co ...
When we just don't have the energy to cook, Zinfandel Grill is our answer. We dine here often and know that the food will always be good and cooked as you ask, the service is friendly, and the price is fair. This is our neighborhood gem that keeps us coming back time after time.
The four of us met at 1:00 for lunch wit ...
The four of us met at 1:00 for lunch with the hope that we could have a real nice visit and we certainly did. It was not too noisy, very pleasant, and I particularly appreciated our waiter who was attentive but not overly so. The ambiance is excellent - - gives a special feel for a gathering but not obnoxiously 'special'.
Everyone seemed to enjoy his/her salad. Perhaps I was a little disappointed with my Asian salad which seemed somewhat bland to me.
I will be back, probably quite soon. nanj
My wife and I recently moved back to Sac ...
My wife and I recently moved back to Sacramento and wanted to get together with former friends. We were seated in a semi-circular booth and were provided very good service. Most of us had a salad or tuna salad sandwich and were very pleased. I had a Summer Niciose Salad that was very well-prepared and quite tasty.
We've lived in the area for years. Freq ...
We've lived in the area for years. Frequent customers. Our entrees were not up to the usual level of quality as we're accustom to. I had the scallops. Some of the cheese chunks in the entree were cold. My wife had the cannelloni special. She felt it tasted like chicken enchiladas not cannelloni. We were seated very closely to an extremely loud & obnoxious older man who was w/ his daughter & son-in-law. Not conducive to a intimate dinner out.
Have to say it wasn't up to the high standards we are used to.
We were really looking forward to dining ...
We were really looking forward to dining @ Zinfandel Grill. We have a couple of favorite items, & love the variety of the menu. However, the waiter seemed inexperienced. We think that she thought she was being helpful, but she really rushed us. We had barely finished our salads & out came the entrees. I finished my entree 1st & she cleared all of my plates, cutlery, the bread & dipping oil while my husband was still finishing his dinner, & then she proceeded to offer dessert & coffee while he was still eating. There was hardly anyone in the dining room, so we don't understand the rush. We had planned on a leisurely meal, but were back on the road in under an hour.
We love the mushroom salad; it's a long-time favorite. However, it seems to have shrunk over the years. We used to be able to split one, & now they seem to be on the small side. The waiter never offered fresh cracked pepper, either. The pesto pizza was so disappointing & flavorless we wanted to salt the pizza. The waiter never offered fresh parmesan cheese or red peppers; we had to flag her down & ask. The ahi dinner special was so salty I found myself scraping the sauce off of the fish. However, the accompanying vegetables were perfect, but the wasabi mashed potatoes were quite bland & cold.
It was annoying to watch the dining room manager(?) eat in the kitchen, in full view of the dining room. And he apparently never washes his hands.
It had been a while since we dined here, so we were observing the food as it was delivered & served at other tables. Some items like the Nicoise salad seemed quite small.
Zinfandel has been my favorite place sin ...
Zinfandel has been my favorite place since I moved here in the 90s. For the past few years, we have patronized this restaurant & have enjoyed their food immensely. This time it was good for my partner but my dish was mediocre. The ravioli was kind of thick & the filling was forgettable. I want to mention that since they have an outdoor area, flies seem to get inside which it really annoying especially when they land on the table.
Wife ordered ravioli Pomodoro: tasty and ...
Wife ordered ravioli Pomodoro: tasty and solid. Tomato sauce bright with hint of heat/spice. A nice dish ($18). I had lamb chops with ratatouille and polenta: expensive disappointment ($28). Ordered the lamb med. rare, but it came out closer to well done. Could not tell our server as she seemingly disappeared for 10 min. I enjoyed the sauce, but meat WAY overcooked. Waitress said the chef recommended lamb chops to medium (really??). Ratatouille was oily, lacked flavor and was not a nice looking side dish. Polenta was the excellent star of the plate.
Ordered a small salad split, but was given (and charged) for two. Bread dried out. Dessert (fruit crisp) was ho-hum.
Server was friendly, but needs polish. Not responsive about overcooked lamb other than to say: “sorry.” It was a disappointing evening all around.
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