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Zinfandel's

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Mediterranean, European, Croatian
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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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  • 22
    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
The signature fine dining restaurant in Zagreb's best hotel, the Esplanade.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Brandon U
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Palo Alto, California
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Scenic view
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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Palo Alto, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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3 helpful votes 3 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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134 reviews 134 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Hong Kong, China
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Service and decor of restaurant was great. Food was merely ok. Their wine selection was also not too extensive. Only the most famous American and French wine available, outside of their local wines. Not worth the price.

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Berlin, Germany
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49 reviews 49 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is what I would recommend first in the Hotel: The Zinfandel Restaurant. Although they have a reasonable selection on californian wine, I would suggest you explore local wines with the help of the experienced sommellier. The fish they served was great. So was the service!

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London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews 133 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I had breakfast here and and the location on the terrace is really lovely. The buffet breakfast had a good selection but I would have preferred freshly squeezed juices. Great coffee and good service

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La Coruna, Spain
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The restaurant is located inside the Esplanade hotel. It has a very elegant ambiance although is also perfect for groups celebrations. The food is simply magnificent. I enjoyed some of the best oysters I've ever tasted and the wine list covers every Croatian region and most international areas.

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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, Scenic view, Romantic, Doing business, 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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