About Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento
Sacramento, CA 95825
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: 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, 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: (888) 315-0444
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
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
This is one of our "go to" places for an ...
This is one of our "go to" places for an enjoyable dining experience. Seafood pasta (crab/prawns) was excellent and the sea scallops entree was marvelous. The sea scallops are always fresh and prepared to perfection. Appetizer, soup/salad, entree and glass of wine for two runs around $100. Feel that it is well worth it - you get what you pay for. Sign up for their e-mail list and they will send you a $15 off coupon every month.
As always, the food is excellent, the st ...
As always, the food is excellent, the staff friendly and attentive. Wonderful bread/dipping oil before dinner. Excellent gin and cucumber cocktail that I can't remember the name of. The lava cake for dessert was scrumptious!
The food was delicious and perfectly pre ...
The food was delicious and perfectly prepared, though so rich I couldn't finish anything. We started with fried calamari - the most tender I have ever had (though I don't particularly care for it). The salad was fresh and full of flavor. I ordered the special swordfish. Amazing! It was topped with tasty white and red garnishes, the fish was flaky and juicy atop some green relish (avocado?) and a bit of creamy chile stuff. Lots of wonderful textures and flavors, but SO rich I could only eat half of it. It was just too much of a good thing for this food-wimp. The service was slow, but friendly - I prefer prompt and professional. Nice wine list.
Z-Grille is fast becoming one of our fav ...
Z-Grille is fast becoming one of our favorites. The menu suits us well and the specials are frequently very appealing. Cynthia, our most recent server, is a true professional - just the right amount of attentiveness without becoming overbearing.
I love going to Zinfandel Grille; I try ...
I love going to Zinfandel Grille; I try to go every birthday. I take my husband there for Father's Day. The food is wonderful, the service is great, and the atmosphere is friendly. This last time, there was a noisy table near us, but they were having a good time, so we just enjoyed our own meal.
I'm a fan! We are regulars. Love their ...
I'm a fan! We are regulars. Love their food, ambiance and drinks. We have been going for over 10 years. That being said, I was disappointed in the receptionist. We made our reservations through OpenTable as we always do. When we walked in we were greeted by friends who were waiting for a table. Hey had no reservation. We announced ourselves and the receptionist told us we would have to wait 15-20 minutes. She said the open table we saw was for people who came every week. I might add we are regulars and have been for years . We said ok and went to the bar. The rub came when they sat our friends , with no reservation. before us. We did finally, after 30 minutes, talk to the manager, who comped our drinks, get seated. Food was excellent as always. Just disappointed we were not treated better as regulars.
We had my dad's 90th birthday party on a ...
We had my dad's 90th birthday party on a Saturday afternoon at 4. We were seated in the "wine" room. There were 22 invited 18 showed. there was plenty of room at the long table. The waiter was perfectly fine with cocktails being paid by individuals. (my brother and I picked up the food tab--which the waiter was kind enough to divide equally onto our two credit cards).
The waiter, Ricardo, was super nice and accommodating. The food was very good and everyone had a great time. We brought our own cake and for a nominal fee, the restaurant cut and served it. The restaurant was kind enough not to seat others in "our room" until they had no more space in the rest of the restaurant areas, so this kept the noise level down for us for most of the party. I'd go back!!!
Food was great as always. Only complain ...
Food was great as always. Only complaint was hostess' demeanor/tone when I called and when we arrived wasn't very friendly or welcoming. Also when I called to make changes to reservation the person answering the phone, I assume the hostess, sounded irritated and annoyed. Our server was excellent! They always are friendly, very accommodating and patient!
The food is always very good, well prepa ...
The food is always very good, well prepared and inventive. They are very accommodating to cooking things to order. The service is generally very good. It is a neighborhood staple for us. I have eaten there about once every two weeks for years. They still deliver.
Incompetent employees and management. Sa ...
Incompetent employees and management. Said there was no NYE menu 2 days prior & and said there was no menu 2 weeks prior. Surprise: there was a NYE menu and there was no variety in the menu/ no true fish entree and no veggie entree on menu... ran out of some entree options before it was 930. Had to wait 45 minutes to be seated even though we had reservations. Very disappointed. Left before we were served appetizers! 1st and last time.
We enjoyed a dinner for 7 before a comed ...
We enjoyed a dinner for 7 before a comedy show on New Years. Restaurant service was excellent, parking available. The espresso martini was delicious. Though it's a New Year set menu options, the chef accommodated our request for no products . Would definitely go again. (We drove an hour to get there)
Limited, overpriced menu for new year's ...
Limited, overpriced menu for new year's eve. We had chicken, one salad, and ravioli. No drinks. Cost was $85 with tip. nothing for vegetarians. ravioli made with ricotta cheese and spinach and cream sauce was all they had. They did substitute a marinara sauce. The chicken was tasty but not worth $35. However, our server, Sherry was excellent. High praise to her. In fairness, other diners seemed to be really enjoying themselves and their meals.
Service was very prompt and attentive, a ...
Service was very prompt and attentive, ambiance was pleasant and upscale. The food was excellent in taste and presentation. However, the special menu that was used for New Year's Eve was too restrictive in its number of selections, and some menu items seemed overpriced. We do not know whether this would be a problem on a regular evening.
Reliably excellent food. The scallops, k ...
Reliably excellent food. The scallops, kobe steak, and ravioli are favorites that are always delicious. The noise level can sometimes be a bit high, and I could do without the sports screens. But the ambiance is otherwise very cozy and the wait staff are friendly and efficient. The food is quite reasonably priced given the high quality. I return here every time I am in Sacramento.
Christmas Eve! Busy evening but seated p ...
Christmas Eve! Busy evening but seated promptly. Excellent service- ahi special, Kobe steak, butternut squash ravioli, salmon all tasty and beautifully presented. Fresh bread with olive oil and basil dipping sauce and finally shared banana bread pudding deserts. Couldn't ask for a more enjoyable evening!
My 70th birthday dinner on Christmas Eve ...
My 70th birthday dinner on Christmas Eve--our server was attentive and friendly. Three hostesses were in a very good mood and made us feel special. Most servers were dressed as elves and in a fun holiday spirit. We liked our window table and enjoyed being in the midst of a happy crowd enjoying a variety of delicious drinks and foods. Zin has become our neighborhood favorite for special occasions and weekends. Happy New Year!
Another wonderful dinner at Zinfandel! G ...
Another wonderful dinner at Zinfandel! Good drink (though a little skimpy this time) great service, and an all around perfect evening. The food was cooked perfectly and the mushroom salad was never better.....can't wait to go back!
Dined here many times and never disappoi ...
Dined here many times and never disappointed. The scallops were great maybe could have had 1 more scallop and another had the chicken and said it was also very good. She said she was actually full half way through but ate the whole thing. Was a bit noisy a little hard to talk. Our server was right on top of everything as was the staff always had water and bread refilled.
Was very disappointed in this visit to Z ...
Was very disappointed in this visit to ZGrille. Have been to this location several times with clients and friends- always really enjoyed food and service. Today was a big disappointment!! Service was like 2 or 3 employees had called in sick and the balance of employees begrudgingly trying to fill the gap. Food was mediocre. Pizza crust was horrid. Like someone used Wonder bread for crust. Soggy, sloppy mess. I'll be back - but never for Pizza- AWFUL.
We have been here a few times and the fo ...
We have been here a few times and the food is always outstanding. The service is great as well. I would definitely recommend getting a reservation as this place is always at full capacity. If you have a small group, there is usually seating on the fly, but don't count on it. Definitely a great place to eat.
$27.00 for three scallops, it looked mor ...
$27.00 for three scallops, it looked more like a appetizer than a dinner, it was ok, the portions were small, we wanted a nice dinner, and honestly it was really disappointing. I would not recommened, and will not go back.
I really used to like this place
, however it has gone downhill, and the prices have risen, and the portions are for a child. Honestly we thought the restuarant had not paid its bill, and tried to save money on half portions...very sad.
Zinfandel is probably my most favorite/ ...
Zinfandel is probably my most favorite/often visited places in Sacramento. I've been eating there for however long they've been open....could it be 20 years? Hands down excellent food- definitely fine dining, but it's always "fine" casual, as well. Love that they offer a discount for early dining, one of the draws for a very loyal crowd. They appeal to everyone- prices are reasonable for the quality and quantity of the food- you can spend about $15- 30+ for an entrée- and I always have leftovers for another meal...that I look forward to! So far nobody else has stepped up to my favorite plate!
Seven of us got together for an early di ...
Seven of us got together for an early dinner before we went to a Christmas concert. The service was prompt. Five of us ordered lamb shank, and we all loved it. The meat was tender and the polenta was tasty. Mustard chicken was very tasty. The friend who chose a special seafood dinner didn't care for it, because it was too salty for her. Good wine selection. We were surprised to get the early bird discount on our separate checks, and our waiter earned extra tips. Next time we'll try lunch after playing golf nearby.
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