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Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

Zinfandel Grille - Sacramento

4.3
4.3
2246 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

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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

  • Wine Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy half off bottles of wine and free corkage on Wednesday!
  • Sunday Wine Down Menu

    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.

What 2,246 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Sacramento / Sacramento Valley

    Notable Wine List

  • Sacramento

    Notable Wine List

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  1. A

    Annsie

    Sacramento

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The evening was delightful, a birthday celebration for one of my daughters. Our waitress was accomplished, knew both the food and the wine well, and guided us graciously. Even the busboy was quick and efficient, as well as good humored. The ambience of the Zinfandel Grille has always been cheerful, clubby, and friendly. It's one of our favorites for special occaions.
  2. GR

    GRdweller

    Sacramento

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My review would have been better except for one thing. During both this visit and the prior one, I ordered something that comes with aioli. On both occasions, I asked for it to be served on the side rather than on top of the entree. On both occasions, I was told that it would be no problem. And on both occasions, the server put my entree in front of me and the entree was served as described -- with the aioli on top. What happened to it being put on the side, as requested? It was supposed to be no problem. And since I'm not the sort of person who makes a fuss about something being served incorrectly, I didn't ask for my entree to be re-done. My partner had his food and I didn't want him to wait for me (which he'd do). Why can't this type of request be honored? It's simple and yet it was done incorrectly two times in a row.
  3. J

    Jason

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Not much to write about. However. The service was great.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Our waiter was friendly and courteous, but not very attentive—people seated after us received their appetizers/salad before we received our appetizer. Our pastas were good but needed a little something else , so we asked for bread and we’re told it was an additional $4! Really, can you say “nickle and diming? The probably half of a small room-temp baguette and some dipping sauce plus time to slice and serve couldn’t have cost even $3! This makes Zinfandel look and be cheap!
  5. BM

    BenM

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    Very disappointing, Best thing was the bread. Sides on veal chop not good, salmon over spiced. New menu not up to your standard.
  6. G

    Gpaws1968

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time on my wife's birthday, unfortunately, the lady sitting adjacent to us was obviously going though relationship issues, but we had a great evening out.
  7. S

    Sancerrely

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I tried something new, the Beet Pasta. I could tell it was made in house, which is very nice, but it was overcooked, so it became mushy and not al dente. The sauce was nice but underseasoned. It reminded me of the food I’d make for a toddler to sneak veggies into their diet. I had to add a lot of salt to it. That being said, I feel like it was healthy, so I ate it and wouldn’t send it back. I wouldn’t order it again, but I definitely would come back because I love the more traditional dishes.
  8. E

    Evan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, polite and friendly staff! Overall great experience, will definitely be back!
  9. JJ

    JeffJ

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience5
    I will not be returning to Zinfandel Grille for a few reasons. But the most prominent is their additional 3% fee for "living wage, healthcare, etc". While the idea is honorable, it is the responsibility of the employer to provide for their staff, and I pay a reasonable price for the food. I will not subsidize employer costs. I will pay a fair price for the food, service, and ambiance I receive. Imagine any other retailer adding a 3% "wage charge". Food was mixed: best gnocci I've ever had, along with one of the worst pizza's for my wife. Menu items on the website same day were not available at the restaurant. I have other choices for a better experience.
  10. HV

    HectorV

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Miss the filet and the ribeye. Miss the bread and oil as you wait for your food. Nevertheless, one of our favorite places for Friday date night.
  11. MK

    MeredithK

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their gnocchi is to die for! The bartender was awesome and made a delicious cocktail when I asked for a surprise. We will be back.
  12. M

    Meme

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience4
    I was surprised by the complete changes in the lunch menu. No more salmon special??? We had an excellent waiter and mostly enjoyed the birthday lunch for my friend. It's a good thing we weren't in the main dining room because I think the ten of us would have been a little noisy for the smaller room!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new menu is great & will be changed for the season next week Greg the manager said. I had the fresh clams, shrimp & calamari over some of the best & creamiest risotto I have ever eaten. I commented to my wife that the risotto was so good I could have eaten it all by itself. I started with the crispy calamari which I think is the best in town. Apparently they marinate it in buttermilk for 8+ hours before breading & frying. They are never rubbery or chewy. My wife had the NY steak rare which I tasted & it was flavorful & done to perfection. Ended with some kind of very rich chocolate dessert & freshly brewed decaf coffee. Wonderful way to celebrate my wife’s birthday!
  14. S

    Sandy

    Sacramento

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never had a bad experience there. Always our go to spot
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Great server Deanna Food just average. Not the quality it used to be. Items delivered to table haphazardly.
  16. C

    Chocolateif

    Sacramento

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn't dined here in years, and we really enjoyed everything! Polite and attentive staff, service and food was fabulous!
  17. FP

    FredP

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service. My wine choice could have been better. We'll definitely go back.
  18. r

    redcar13

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Reserved a booth for 2. It was ready as expected. Service was prompt and pleasant. The food - mustard chicken, arugula beet salad, baked brie - was excellent. Next time I will ask for dressing on the side (there is always too much for my taste). Once the early diners left, the place was quiet and very pleasant.
  19. DL

    DavidL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Don was an awesome server. I asked the chef (through Don) to make something a little off menu for me and they got it done great dining experience!!
  20. JV

    JohnV

    Sacramento

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Arugula Beet salad was wonderful. Gnocchi is a must. Tiramisu for dessert. I recommend. Waitress very personable and helpful with the menu choices.
  21. J

    Jackie

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience3
    I have NEVER had such bad service and the food quality was horrendous! Not only that we were charged for an extra martini!! The gnocchi was literally burned!! and the sauce was obviously out of a can! The plate was so bad I wouldn't have even given it to my dog. So disappointing. The Kale salad was limp and awful. There is no pride of cooking nor concern for the customer, We asked the server for bread three times and not until I sent the food back, did he bring the bread. I know its not the servers fault for the bad food but bad service, no excuse. This was a birthday celebration for my friend and after a few martinis, they didnt care but Im the one who pays the bill and was sober! Open table recommended your establishment with four stars and said there was music there too on Friday nights. Total disappointment for my bill of $166.26. I did put a tip but it wasn't recorded either!!! So that was yet another screw up. You need a NEW chef!! and better service
  22. DG

    DeborahG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the Grill so much. The arugula salad was delicious with a nice dressing and the pizzas were so good. We got the starter size and that was perfect.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and atmosphere
  24. JK

    JudyK

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice service and food but a somewhat limited menu. What happened to your fish specials. We do tire of Salmon. We also miss the mushroom salad.
  25. t

    tennistud

    Sacramento

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I made the mistake of patio seating on a Saturday night when Cafe Ettore was having a live band. While I am sure for the younger set enjoying the music and food it was a good night, it made carrying on table conversation challenging for patio seating at Zinfandel Grill, even though it was a beautiful august evening. The Caesar salad was bad -- wilted romaine and the dressing was off with few croutons. The Mustard's chicken and mashed potatoes saved the day while the chocolate cake was good.
  26. AS

    AnneS

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Limited menu; steak was over cooked and dry (instead of medium rare); had to ask multiple times for a serving of bread; charged us large table gratuity (5 of us) which we didn’t realize and then gave them an additional tip (our mistake). Overall we were very disappointed in our favorite restaurant. Will think again before we return.
  27. F

    Foodywithwine

    San Francisco

    76 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Fresh pasta dishes amazing…
  28. NB

    NinaB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yummy food. Great service. Energetic crowd. Very nice evening.
  29. j

    joanie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Such a nice restaurant with really excellent food. The staff are professional, courteous and know when and when not to bother you! Highly recommend!
  30. RS

    ReneeS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The food was good but the options have decreased and the price has increased. Service was excellent. And we enjoyed sitting outside on the patio for the first time
  31. M

    Mothernlaw

    Sacramento

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Many places have baked brie. Theirs would have been better with softer bread. Too crunchy! The honey carrots were good, and the prosciutto flatbread was good. But nothing that we had was very good or outstanding. Good wine list but pricey
  32. JC

    JenniferC

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always so good.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, proper cocktails, amazing wine list. Always a great time.
  34. HD

    HeatherD

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The menu has changed since COVID. They no longer serve scallops which were the best thing on the menu. They now charge $4.00 for the bread, which seemed dry and stale. Don't order a cocktail. They always disappoint; stick with the wine list.
  35. B

    Bday

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Practically Perfect Only negative was I told them ahead of time it was my sister in law’s birthday lunch —- no one told her happy birthday or did anything special. So it could have been a teeny bit better! 😊
  36. DH

    DonH

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I ordered the kale salad. I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to cut up and chew!
  37. BR

    BrendaR

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Disappointed. Menu reduced. Very warm in restaurant. Must now pay for bread.
  38. R

    Refs

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience1
    No more complimentary bread before dinner every other restaurant can afford to serve, is it that bad? We set in the wine room ( back part of the restaurant ) if you look at ceiling you can see that air filter needs to replaced since air registered its blowing black dust, it’s on the wall too. Clean it up!!! Our food was good, I like Zinfandel grill but take care of some of this small things, like cleaning and bread it’s not going to break the business
  39. L

    Louie

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Sadly, the Zinfandel Grill is no longer the pleasant experience it once was. The menu is very very limited, old favorites don't plan to be returned, there are no specials, no bread on the table, and the prices have greatly been increased. We ordered bread (for $4) and it was as ordinary and plain as could possibly be served. There was nothing terrible, and nothing to make me think of returning. Our friends felt the same way.
  40. DK

    DougK

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service staff was friendly, attentive and professional. The food tasted great.

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 4.3 stars by 2246 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


Booked 9 times today
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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