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Zinfandel's

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Mihanoviceva 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
+385 1 4566 644
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Unique environment created at the Zinfandel's and superb cuisine that...
Unique environment created at the Zinfandel's and superb cuisine that combines excellent local ingredients with tastes from all over the world are the winning combination for fine dinning experience in the heart of Zagreb. Building up on the Esplanade tradition of the finest cuisine, Ana Grgic, young & charming Chef, is refreshing the local restaurant offer by connecting Zagreb with the Mediterranean and continental Europe. The Zinfandel's menu features delicious, modern and creative dishes based on fish, meat, poultry or vegetables. Each dish is prepared with great care and sense of beauty. All wines have been carefully selected, by country's first Sommelier, to perfectly complement the dishes from the menu. Selection of fine sweets from all over the world is complemented with local delicacies, prepared by Croatia's No. 1 Chef Patissier. Oleander Terrace offers is a popular place for dining outside during spring and summer months, and offers stunning views across the park and city. Restaurant is open seven days a week and serves buffet and a la carte breakfast, seasonal a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, business lunch and Sunday Brunch. A la carte dishes can be ordered from ipad menus or can even be downloaded prior the arrival to check the offer. Restaurant and Terrace can be rented for celebrations, events and weddings. Open: Mon-Sat, 6 am - 11 pm Sun, 6.30 Am - 11 pm
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  • 73
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  • 23
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I'm in Zagreb for business and having lunch at Zinfandel's was a real wonderful experience. Good food (expecially fish), good service and good price compared with the high level. I will come back next time in Zagreb! C. Ferraro

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Verona, Italy
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Scenic view
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Verona, Italy
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I'm in Zagreb for business and having lunch at Zinfandel's was a real wonderful experience. Good food (expecially fish), good service and good price compared with the high level. I will come back next time in Zagreb! C. Ferraro

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California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Must be the finest in Zagreb! Ambiance excellent. Cuisine superb. And service even better. Yes, it is on the expensive side, but well worth it for an outstanding experience.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Zinfandel's is without doubt a fabulous restaurant for both food and service. We were also staying in the Esplanade and so it was easy to get dressed and eat in this classy restaurant. The staff are very professional but able to promote warm friendliness to make you feel at ease. The food was beautifully presented and tasted amazing. The wine... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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84 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Our dinner at Zinfandel's was the highlight of dining during a two-and-a-half week tour of Croatia, B-H, and Slovenia, at the equivalent of most fine French restaurants. The restaurant is sophisticated, service was splendid, food imaginative and beautifully presented, and the (very) local wines just right. We had the four-course prix-fix menu. This came with a little amuse-bouche and polenta... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Every June, after a long trip from California, checkin at the wonderful Esplanade Hotel, and a short rest, we go to the Zinfandel downstairs for the world's best strukli and a bottle of delicious Plavac Mali ceremonially poured by the sommelier. My wife loves this part. We come back for our daily breakfast the next morning, the best breakfast buffet... More 

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Paris, France
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I can't say enough good things about the service at this place. Waiting staff is extremely well educated. Our server offered good guidance on the menu items and wine pairings. High marks to the front of the house staff for warmth and competence. We had heard many good things about this restaurant but also from TripAdvisor and we must say... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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58 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We ate in Zinfandels our first evening. We had had an early start that day so we ate around 7.30pm and were the first in the restaurant. The waiter and the sommelier were very helpful. We had a very nice glass of sparkling wine to start and then a nice glass of Pinot Noir, both local wines.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had a 5 course menu starting with scallops which were very good. Truffle risotto was tad over-salted, which was a shame as it really affected otherwise very good second course. Cod in cuttlefish ink over broad beans was OK, but nothing more than OK. Venison served on my plate was good, however my friend complained, and I took a... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

The hotel recommended we ate here and they were spot on. Beautifully designed and finished. Wonderful staff and, most importantly, great food. Coming from London, I also like the prices. It was expensive compared to the other places we are in town but still great value compare to London. If you fancy a 'fancy' dinner then you can't go wrong.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

On our first night staying at the Esplanade Hotel we dined at Zinfandels Restaurant. I cannot give this restaurant enough praise and definitely suggest anyone who is visiting, whether they are stopping at the hotel or not to dine here. The staff were extremely friendly, attentive and helpful. My partner and I love to sample the local wines when travelling... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mihanoviceva 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Central Croatia  >  Zagreb
  • Phone Number: +385 1 4566 644

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34 - 138
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Croatian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view

Description

Unique environment created at the Zinfandel's and superb cuisine that combines excellent local ingredients with tastes from all over the world are the winning combination for fine dinning experience in the heart of Zagreb. Building up on the Esplanade tradition of the finest cuisine, Ana Grgic, young & charming Chef, is refreshing the local restaurant offer by connecting Zagreb with the Mediterranean and continental Europe. The Zinfandel's menu features delicious, modern and creative dishes based on fish, meat, poultry or vegetables. Each dish is prepared with great care and sense of beauty. All wines have been carefully selected, by country's first Sommelier, to perfectly complement the dishes from the menu. Selection of fine sweets from all over the world is complemented with local delicacies, prepared by Croatia's No. 1 Chef Patissier. Oleander Terrace offers is a popular place for dining outside during spring and summer months, and offers stunning views across the park and city. Restaurant is open seven days a week and serves buffet and a la carte breakfast, seasonal a la carte menu for lunch and dinner, business lunch and Sunday Brunch. A la carte dishes can be ordered from ipad menus or can even be downloaded prior the arrival to check the offer. Restaurant and Terrace can be rented for celebrations, events and weddings. Open: Mon-Sat, 6 am - 11 pm Sun, 6.30 Am - 11 pm

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