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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, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions
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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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Beautiful dinner at this hotel restaurant

Zinfandel's is in the Hotel Esplanade. We ate with a group in a grand room. It was so beautiful. The service was impeccable. The food was over the top delicious and paired with amazing Croatian wines. It was really a treat and a good start to our trip in Croatia.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Doymo
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Michigan
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Michigan
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149 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Zinfandel's is in the Hotel Esplanade. We ate with a group in a grand room. It was so beautiful. The service was impeccable. The food was over the top delicious and paired with amazing Croatian wines. It was really a treat and a good start to our trip in Croatia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely The best tartare beefsteak I ever tried, excellent service, so polite and professional, fancy restaurant.

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2 Thank TIHANA T
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We decided to treat ourselves to a meal here in August during our summer trip around Croatia. We were very excited after reading such good reviews, especially their own website describing this as possibly the best restaurant in Croatia! What a disappointment. I was particular interested in some reviewers mentioning Michelin Star standard, so allow me to describe the let... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

As returning guests to the impressive Esplanade Hotel, we enjoyed dinner at Zinfandel on Christmas Day. Gracious with high ceilings, this beautiful restaurant was buzzing with staff still attentive even though the restaurant had already been fully booked through lunch and the afternoon. An error with our booking was quickly resolved also with the offer of a gratis bottle of... More 

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Arnold, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Excellent food and service with a great menu. Zinfandel is the main restaurant in the Esplande Hotel in Zagreb. We enjoyed two incredible meals there during Christmas week, 2015. The portions are medium sized and the presentation is fantastic. On our last evening in Zagreb we were having drinks in the bar and asked the waiter if they could provide... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

One of the top restaurant in Croatia. The Sunday family brunch was fantastic. Free flow of starters and dessert Main course can choose a few items from the menu. A must try for the salmon Service given by the staff is excellent A must visit restaurant when in Zagreb

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Varazdin, Croatia
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66 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We took an opportunity to experience some former Zagreb glam at this restaurant in Regent Esplanade hotel. The interior is fabulous! The staff is friendly and attentive. The food was really nice, taste wise and presentation wise. They have gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and paleo options! The price is really not too high. For 3 course dinner (soup, main and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

We went for dinner, the room is has a wonderful interior, excellent lighting, and pristine settings. The starters were salads, with fresh made breads, followed by Lamb shanks cooked in red wine, fell off the bone and melted in your mouth, we selected from the dessert trolley which was packed to capacity with choices, I was most greedy and he... More 

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I've already written a review on Hotel Esplanade which was the best hotel I stayed in in Croatia and while I was there - only one night unfortunately - I decided to treat myself and try Zinfandel's. I asked for a table by the window, which I got but the restaurant wasn't busy. The waiters were kind to me -... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Considered by some as the best restaurant in Croatia we had high expectations that were not completely matched. We chose the 5-course menu and while the starters (scallops and risotto) were really amazing, the main dishes (cod and venison) were not breathtaking, and the meat was overcooked. However the service was great and the Malvasia white wine from Istria outstanding.

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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, Croatian, French, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Scenic view, Special occasions

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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