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Mihanoviceva 1, Zagreb 100000, Croatia
+385 1 4566 644
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Ranked #19 of 454 Restaurants in Zagreb
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $34 - $138
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Croatian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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23 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Zagreb can be expensive for high dining without delivering the experience. Well this place is not one of them. This restaurant lives up to its reputation and heritage as an stop of the orient express. The small but varied menu offers up enough to fit all comers who are looking for high dining. The food execution and presentation are a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Not sure whether it was just the food or the combination of the food and wine and surroundings, but I had the best dinner I've ever had in a hotel in Zinfandel's. Food was excellent - the best beef (Charolais) steak and port sauce ever! Intense sauce, succulent and perfectly cooked piece of beef. The dessert was also superb. Staff... More 

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Hong kong
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We ordered 2 soup, 2 appetizer, 1 main, 2 dessert, a bottle of water and a glass of house wine for 2 person Sweet corn soup - delicious Roasted scallop - probably the most disappointing dish throughout the night, the scallop was overcooked and tasted like rubber Penne fuzi - very good presentation, nicely seasoned and tasted absolutely delicious Desserts... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Wow factor is all I can say. Thus was true lit an experience. Clean, variety, just excellent quality breakfast was had here at my stay at the Hotel esplanade in Zagreb.10/10 is all I can say. You have to try it to believe it.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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61 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Good selection of fresh well cooked (prepared in the case of my beef tartare) food. Extensive wine selection. Waiting staff very attentive but in an unobtrusive way. Highly recommended

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Address: Mihanoviceva 1, Zagreb 100000, Croatia
Phone Number: +385 1 4566 644
Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Central Croatia  >  Zagreb
Average Prices: USD 34 - 138
Cuisine: European, Mediterranean, Croatian

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