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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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
Our Kitchen Away from Our Kitchen
It was one of those days: we just finishing working all day and neither of us wanted to be in the kitchen. Our first thought? Zinfandel's! Zinfandel's is always our first thought because the food, the service, and the value is consistently good, great, and fair. Our order was small: mixed baby greens salad, vegetable calzone and a small classic margherite pizza, and beverages. The salad wasn't over dressed leaving the greens crisp and the flavors full. The pizza was hot and the crust moist, not chewy or hard. The calzone flavors were great, but this time the interior needed a bit more heat. Our server, Tayler, was very pleasant, helpful on wine selections, and attentive without being bothersome-in other words: perfect. Zinfandel's is our kitchen away from our kitchen, what's not to like?
Good and service were excellent. The lam ...
Good and service were excellent. The lamb and salmon were tasty and cooked very well as was the polenta and vegetables. My wife and I will be back.
Arrived early and chose to sit at the ba ...
Arrived early and chose to sit at the bar. The meal was excellent, and the bartender (Carissa) was, too.
I prefer specials to be priced instead o ...
I prefer specials to be priced instead of a surprise at the time of the bill
Z Grille never disappoints, whether happ ...
Z Grille never disappoints, whether happy hour or dining. On this luncheon occasion with a BFF, I enjoyed the Z Mediterranean Salad and loved everything, especially the dressing which I am usually 'picky' about - balanced the fresh seasonal vegies and prawns beautifully. My friend ordered the Red pepper papparadelle with vegies and prawns entree and she raved about it. We brought a bottle of wine to share, and we found out that was the one day of the month the corkage fee was waived. That was a bonus! Service was wonderful as always. Friendly without interfering. I love Z Grille!
The service was great; not too intrusive ...
The service was great; not too intrusive, but always helpful. The food was delicious and the portions were good.
As Good As Ever
Zinfandel Grill is always a place where I can find consistently good food and careful service. I have always heard how good their pizza is, but not being a lover of pizza, had never tried it before. Had the caramelized pear and prosciutto, SUPERB!!!! Others in the group also had pizzas and enjoyed them. Mushroom & Jarlsberg Salad is the best salad in town; however, this time it was too oily with too little lemon juice. Our wait staff was meticulous and our waitress was very patient with my friends who are sometimes food challenged not eating a number of common foods. The one difficulty at ZG is the noise level. This time it was better as we arrived late and it was not as busy. It was difficult but not impossible to carry on a conversation
loved our waitress Amy. She was very pro ...
loved our waitress Amy. She was very professional. We will return.
Delicious and grateful to be seated earl ...
Delicious and grateful to be seated early, since traffic was light,; clamaric tasty and delicious. I wonder if the fryer was a little bit cold since the calamari were both thick with oil and a bit wet.? Rest of the meal was delicious, and highly reccommended. No desserts or coffees were offered, which we would have accepted. 4/5 overall.
Can't wait to dine here again! The food ...
Can't wait to dine here again! The food and cocktails were wonderful!
Mother's Day Dinner Overload
The place was packed and they couldn't handle it. We waited a hour to get our food.
We love the Zin!
We love dining here. Food is great, service rocks, and location is handy.
I had the Grilled NY Steak w/stuffed pro ...
I had the Grilled NY Steak w/stuffed prosciutto & Wife had the Saffron Seafood Papparadelle. Both were superb and beyond expectation. Wife claimed "best seafood plate" she's ever had. The desserts were very good, and the Wine list was noteworthy.
Our server Angie was amazing! We had 2 ...
Our server Angie was amazing! We had 2 children with us and she took great care of them as well as us.
Mother's day brunch
Con: Service was lacking, the deserts were store bought, no tea or coffee included, the prime rib wsa raw and fatty. One of the managers almost knocked my wife over as he hurried into a back room, without even saying a word. On the good side, the salads were fresh, the eggs benedict was good.
We always enjoy this restaurant.
We arrived to a packed house, but since we had a reservation we were seated almost immediately. We even asked to slide over to a table that was in a cooler location, as we'd been placed near the kitchen. NO PROBLEM!--even with the crowd. We took guests who had never been there, and we all enjoyed the crusted chicken. The food is consistently good, and the service is always friendly. The servers are experienced.
Great food preparation and service. Every employee was so pleasant, plus my scallops were cooked to perfection.
When it's difficult to hear your dinner companion, or be heard, it's pretty difficult to enjoy a good meal. Can't something be done about the acoustics to muffle the sound a bit?
It's a safe place to eat.
By safe I mean the food could be great or not completely gross; it's always going to be decent. I just don't like the service here. We keep getting stuck with Taylor and she's an awful server.
Excellent food and service
Went on this Saturday night to see the band and to have our anniversary dinner. We arrived during happy hour and the whole establishment was pretty busy. We had reservations and were seated promptly in the larger dining room. This part of the dining room is used to seat larger groups when needed. Wish I could remember our server's name because he was excellent. Fortunately we had our meals arrive just before a couple of very large tables were seated next to us. Salmon was fabulous. I complement our server on still being able to provide us decent service even though he was quite busy with the larger groups which were seated after us. We will return again and again!
The food is always great!
we love the food, drink, appetizers, salad, deserts...
Zinfandel Grill a good bet...
Zinfandel Grill is a good Sacramento spot for dining. Seems to draw an older crowd. My wife ordered 'mustard' chicken a popular dish. I felt it was uninspired chicken breast pounded flat and rolled in crumbs and a bit dry. My 'z' steak, a beef tenderloin has been grilled as ordered each time I've ordered it. Since the quality of beef is so good I recommend less sauce over the top. Gilled asparagus was on the plate but soft and soggy which is too bad. Wine was available at a wide range of prices and there is something for most any budget. The list included Gary Farrell Pinot Noir. Before I ordered the wine I asked if they had good wine glasses to accompany the wine. Sorry to say, they did not. I'm sure our server had never been asked that question but wine at the high end of their wine list deserved better stemware. If you reside in Sacramento or just looking for a nice dinner experience I suggest you try Zinfandel Grill.
Great food...too noisy
All four of us had great entrees and the service was friendly, but the small band was too noisy and interfered with the four of us being able to talk easily.
We had a delicious meal and enjoyed our friends.
Our dinning experience is always delightful at Zinfandel Grill. The Hostess and Wait Staff are always courteous and professional. Or dinner was delish and presented beautiful. The mushroom salad is always a special treat. We appreciate having this reliable restaurant in our neighborhood.
We loved our meal, all four of us had a ...
We loved our meal, all four of us had a great one. The service was good too, we'll be back
The Zinfandel Grille is my "go to" place for lunch and dinner because it is close, with generally good food and pleasantly served.
I have eaten at Zinfandel Grille many ti ...
I have eaten at Zinfandel Grille many times. This time I planned a dinner for friends from high school reunion. There were 15 of us and we had a great time. The food was delicious and the service was very good. We were seated immediately and we never felt rushed.
The food potions are a bit small but tasty. Very noisy and tables were too close together. Lamb was excellent. Gets pricey as all is add on to entree.
Gets better and better
I have been coming here off and on since they opened many, many moons ago. Always had excellent food and service. Had a very special dinner for our small company there in the room left of nice long, and attractive bar. I especially enjoy going during a less busy time for a more relaxed meal in a quieter space. Normally don't enjoy seeing TV screens around when dining but at least they are small and don't have the sound on. Looking forward to my next meal there.
I discovered Zinfandel's while working a ...
I discovered Zinfandel's while working at CSU Sacramento. My friends and I always had lunch there a few times a year and still do! The lunch menu is excellent; the pastas are incomparable and service is too. We've twice been delighted with your delicious Easter Brunch...thank you. The best part is that Zinfandel's appeals to ALL ages. Our family/friends truly appreciate you. Thanks agin, Jere and Margaret Jarvis
The waiter was very nice and kept check on bread water etc but did not hang over us. The food was very good. I had the kobe beef. I would go back there again. Nice place to go with friends.
Too loud for elegant dining.
The service was just adequate. Food was good but far from the best in town. They really should ask if you mind sitting near the band. You can't be romantic when you have to yell at your date.
Great menu and good food However I did not receive whatI ordered Ordered the Thai scallops with mango and green rice but was served plain seared scallops with mashed potatoes Was good though And I appreciate the gluten free menu I also noticed your drinks in the bar have gone up in price I am a regular and will go back Great service
Zinfandel on Fair Oaks is always a good ...
Zinfandel on Fair Oaks is always a good choice, go there often with friends or family. (not small children though)
great night as always and Cindy our waitperson the best
Food was good, busy night with proms in full bloom. Service was subpar, and the kitchen was backed up as it was quite a while between course. could of been due to proms.
Dined at Zinfandel Grille 'for the first time along with a long time customer and fell in love with just about everything this restaurant represents. First is the ambience. It is a perfect place to take a first date or gather for a family occasion. Zinfandel is not a quiet place but not so loud you cannot have a conversation. If you are looking for a place to go if you don't feel like being at home alone, go here, you will feel good that you did. The food was good, hot, well prepared and served by the outstanding staff perfectly. When I like a restaurant I will tell you about just as I will a restaurant the gets a thumbs down. This place is a jewel, a can't miss so relax and enjoy yourself.
Never Fail Calzone!
I always have the calzone (prosciutto), the second meal is dependent on the special for the day. If not to our taste, we go with the Butternut Squash ravioli. Never had a bad meal at our, once a month, dining at Zinfandel Grill (Fair Oaks).
Great start to a week-long birthday celebration!
We timed some medical appointments to get to Z Grille in time for lunch. We were seated promptly and quickly settled on our lunch choices. I repeated the fantastic Chicken Marsala I tried our last time here. Once again, fantastic! Hubby chose the chicken club sandwich accompanied by fries and pronounced it very good. This is our routine go- to place. Seems they continually do everything right! We'll definitely be back.
Myself and my fellow diner loved the food. The swordfish was very well prepared.
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