It’s practically impossible to live in Sacramento and not notice one local hot spot, Zinfandel Grille on Fair Oaks Blvd. Acclaimed for its Mediterranean-inspired menu and extensive wine selection, Zinfandel Grille has been a Sactown favorite for more than 25 years.
When my boyfriend invited me to dinner here, I was absolutely ecstatic! The location is easy to spot but plan ahead for sparse parking. Once inside, soft dim lights veil the elegantly set dining area. The ambience is comfortable, casual and upscale making it the perfect place for a business lunch or an end-of-the-day beverage and wholesome dinner with that special someone.
Our night started with a mouthwatering Ahi Tuna appetizer, a seared sesame-crusted ahi with spicy miso coleslaw, ponzu sauce and sesame chili oil, delectably paired with a Stella Artois for him while I enjoyed a B.V. 2010 Napa Cabernet.
I had a big appetite so I ordered Zinfandel’s all-time favorite Mustard Chicken. A lightly breaded, pan-seared chicken breast topped with lemon aioli, served with mashed potatoes and fresh baby spinach dressed with sherry vinaigrette, applewood-smoked bacon, cherry tomatoes and julienned carrots, zucchini and squash. My boyfriend ordered the classic Filet Mignon, a savory grilled steak topped with crispy onion rings paired with garlic mashed potatoes and prosciutto-wrapped asparagus.
Both of our beautifully presented entrées were incredibly tasty. The generous portion size and burst of flavor coming from every dish left us happy and filled with delight. We ended our night by clearing our plates and feeling more than satisfied with our wonderful meal.
Zinfandel Grille also offers an extraordinary happy hour menu with an exciting selection of drink and appetizer specials.
Monday: 3:30- 6:30pm
Tuesday: 3:30-6:30 pm
Wednesday: 3:30-10:00 pm
Thursday: 3:30- 6:30pm
Friday: 3:30- 6:30pm
2384 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95825