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Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento

4.4
4.4
2206 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (916) 485-7100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Cirilo Hernandez

  • Catering

    Offsite catering is available please call (916) 485-7100 to inquire.

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Cross street

    Howe & Fulton

  • Parking details

    Private lots located behind and to the side of the restaurant.

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz music every Friday and Saturday from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sunday Wine Down Menu

    $45.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Wine down your Sunday with a special dinner at Zinfandel Grille. Choice of Cocktail, House Wine, or Draft Beer. Choice of Salad. Choice of House Made Pasta for $45 per person.
  • Wine Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy half off bottles of wine and free corkage on Wednesday!

What 2,206 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Notable Wine List

  • Sacramento

    Notable Wine List

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  1. CR

    ChrisR

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great evening, love the food, and the outdoor patio space!
  2. ED

    ElaineD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside on the patio and it was lovely. Our waiter, Don, was delightful, helpful and checked in on us often to see if we needed anything. The receptionist was excellent and friendly. We loved our food, but lament the fact that the angel hair pasta is gone! Please bring it back along with the jarlsberg cheese salad!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have never had a bad experience at Zinfandel Grill and the streak is intact. The food was fantastic! My wife had the chicken and I had the saffron risotto with seafood. We both loved them. Dan, our waiter, provided excellent service. Everything was prompt. Our water was refilled regularly. We had cocktails to start which were also delicious. Cannot go wrong dining here.
  4. NO

    NOS2008

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    They have changed their menu drastically. Food and drink quality used to be much better.
  5. SS

    SabrinaS

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service impeccable. Never have to wait long for beverages or courses. Wait staff are able to make recommendations. Only wish is that AC worked better and that insulation was improved to reduce noise. Door to patio constantly open/shut for servers brings in pesky flies.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    A bit warm inside on a 98 degree day
  7. C

    Chas

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It had been several years since we dined at Zinfandel and we were not disappointed. The service was great, prices reasonable and the food was excellent.
  8. J

    Jerr

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Tried the $45 price fix and was a good value. Only available for three Italian dishes
  9. DC

    DanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent as always, the food and wine was superb and the ambiance was quiet and condusive for good conversation. The waiter staff was attentive and non-intrusive to the dining experience. The meals were prepared and presented for enhance the dining experience for each diner.
  10. LH

    LeeH

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We have been to Zinfandel Grille many times and is our “go to” place when we want a nice dinner. However, we were both a bit disappointed in our visit last night. They have greatly reduced the menu selections. I was looking for pork or lamb chops, but were not on the menu. I can understand, thanks to the pandemic, why they have to limit selections, but it was almost a little too much for me. Same with the dessert selections. I’d still go to ZG, but it’ll be awhile.
  11. S

    Sylvere89

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service . Our waitress Diana was awesome .
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Flies outside sort of ruined the experience
  13. DG

    DeborahG

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    While the food is fresh & seasonal, the value for a lunch experience is a little disappointing, especially for the pasta. It was a tasty blond bolognese with pork, carrots, sage & light sauce, but $31.00 ?!! The salad and calamari were good also.
  14. TM

    TimM

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience4
    The food itself was delicious. The portions, however, were woefully small, particularly given the cost of the entrées. When the waiter put our meals down on the table, he offered us some bread to have with our meal, seeming to realize how small the portions were. Overall, we had two pasta dishes, one nonalcoholic drink, and we split one dessert between us (2 people). Our bill before the tip was over $90. Never again.
  15. m

    marzel

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All five of us liked our dinners: salmon, pasta, pizza, salad. Excellent waitstaff.
  16. MG

    MarkG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Ate there a couple of years ago and it was ok. Very big drop in food quality and prep since then.
  17. T

    Thebugnurse

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was spectacular. My husband's entrée was delicious. My salmon was great but the carrots were under cooked. I ate them anyway but they were a disappointment.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience as always. Excellent place to have lunch or dinner!
  19. m

    mangia

    Sacramento

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    So sad that clams and mussels starter no longer available. Mustard chicken was surprisingly tender inside the crispy fried breading. Seafood risotto was perfectly done. Oxtail over rice and beans was delish, as was gnocchi. Was surprised at the downsized salad though. And though the flavors were good, all the dishes were over salted. Next time will request the chef ease up on salt, especially as we don’t normally drink wine which helps temper saltiness.
  20. l

    lauro

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The main indoor seating is very noisy. Next time we'll opt for the other area.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very accommodating, pleasant experience, good food.
  22. DK

    DarrenK

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My date and I ordered a small pizza each. Mine was a margherita. It was good, but not great. We also ordered 3 drinks between us. Pre-tip, the meal was about $98. Not a death blow, but pretty pricey for what we ordered. Pros: good service, tasty food, nice ambiance Cons: Pricey and bit noisy I recommend the Terra de Oro Zin. It was delicious.
  23. P

    Pops

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We started with a Margherita pizza as an appetizer. They offer a starter size that is good for two, but perfect for a party of four. Delicious! My wife loved her shellfish with risotto and I really enjoyed a tagliatelle pasta with ground pork. Diana was our server, and she was delightful and informative. She made us feel right at home. We'll be back to try some of the other dishes soon.
  24. W

    Wendell

    Sacramento

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Celebrating a birthday. Service was great.
  25. ME

    MichaelE

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    It was all quite good, only the waiter made me feel rushed. But I still like and recommend the place.
  26. RV

    RaymondV

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Why did you get rid of the house salad and the filet mignon? And why so many flies in the restaurant?
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic. Our waiter Scotty was really good! On time, informed and intuitive.
  28. e

    eatwell

    Sacramento

    41 reviews

    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We requested a table in back where it was much quieter. Service was excellent. Food was good, but not great.
  29. J

    Jerr

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    The kitchen was overmatched for the crowd last night for Father's Day. The quality and the cut of prime rib was poor. The pre-cooked (sous vide) method didn't work as my medium rare came out well done and the cut was about a quarter of an inch in thickness. Vegetables were overcooked and even their staple the mushroom chicken was overcooked. and I'm a regular.
  30. TF

    TerriF6323

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Father’s Day. It was good. I wish they had not removed some items from their menu like the pork chop and meatloaf. Our server was terrific. The fish was kind of dry, but everything else was great. We were their early enough it wasn’t too loud.
  31. SR

    ShannonR

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only thing that would’ve made it better is a gluten free dessert.
  32. T

    Triviaologist

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a long time driving into Sacramento, it was a very nice experience to sit down and have an excellent dinner. The staff was excellent.
  33. BB

    BrendaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Highly recommend this restaurant! Great food & service!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their service was good and the food was delicious 💯
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Too many flies in the restaurant.
  36. A

    Aicram

    Sacramento

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience2
    New menu is very limited with items that are not very tasty! Also, one appetizer was unavailable. Very loud and obnoxious patrons were finally moved to an isolated corner. Service was great!!
  37. LI

    LivingwithInterest

    Sacramento

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We have been long-term (20+ yrs) customers of Zinfandel's and couldn't wait for the pandemic to end to once again, dine at our favorite restaurant. We returned earlier this year, around February, and learned they had a new chef and menu: missing were the pork chop and braised ribs. Today, it has a good selection of pastas and pizzas, a limited selection of appetizers, and the entrée menu is small. The entrées cover dining preference from vegetarian to meat, are limited, but maybe that's part of supply chain issues. After three dining adventures, the last of which was Sunday, we are giving Zinfandel's a rest for a while. The service continues to be excellent: attentive but not intrusive, timely but not over-bearing and always with a smile. We had the salmon with the curry sauce. My suggestion is not to be shy and let the curry flavor come out - it was so mild, we could barely taste it. The dinner was nice, but the menu is still gives us pause.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Graduation
  39. K

    Kathy

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Nice place, service was good, meal was good too! I would like maybe a few mor healthy options to choose from.
  40. c

    cjpc

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was attentive and both recommendations for food and drink were spot on. Our whole table walked away with nothing but great reviews. Thank you.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento using the Order Online button. Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (916) 485-7100.

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento is rated 4.4 stars by 2206 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento

2384 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95825

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Howe & Fulton

  • Neighborhood

    Sacramento

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian, Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private lots located behind and to the side of the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Cirilo Hernandez

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz music every Friday and Saturday from 7:00pm to 10:00pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (916) 485-7100

  • Catering

    Offsite catering is available please call (916) 485-7100 to inquire.

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