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“World-class fine dining” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zinfandel's

Zinfandel's
Mihanoviceva 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
+385 1 4566 644
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Ranked #26 of 481 Restaurants in Zagreb
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $34 - $138
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Croatian
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Scenic view, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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
Seattle
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“World-class fine dining”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We had a fabulous dinner at Zinfandel's, our last night in Croatia - one of the two best meals of our entire 3 1/2 week trip.

The dining room is lovely and elegant, service is excellent. We were presented an amuse bouche to start (something with octopus, which I didn't try but my husband enjoyed). I had salad and an excellent risotto. My husband started with an amazing Stilton & cauliflower soup, and had a steak with a great curried tomato-carrot sauce. Asked the sommelier to recommend a red wine by the glass - he opened a bottle of Dalmatian syrah for us and after tasting it, we ended up buying the whole bottle! After dessert, they brought a little plate of assorted sweets to finish off the meal.

If we ever get back to Zagreb, I would definitely return to Zinfandel's for dinner!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
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“Best among the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The best restaurant and the best food in this part of Europe.Restaurant appropriate for all circumstances, be it business meetings, family entertainment, morning coffee. Very pleasant abijentu and beautiful interior of the hotel. The friendly staff and most importantly always smiling. Happy to be right back :)

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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London, United Kingdom
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“Why has this restaurant not got a Michelin Star?!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

Dined here as a hotel guest last night and had the 620KN (around £65) six course tasting menu and was incredibly impressed by the level of service, taste of each course and ambience of the dining room. Had a local sparkling wine - tasted better than most champagnes and half the price! We eat at a number of Michelin starred (or 2 & 3 starred!) London restaurants and yet this was better than many. Come on Michelin - Zinfandels deserves a star!

Visited September 2013
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Zagreb, Croatia
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“One of the best fine dining places”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

For a luxury night out highly recommended. The menu changes often, inspiring kitchen and seasonal specials. Book in advance for Friday / Saturday. Should be in the Michelin Guide.

Visited August 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“Forego the breakfast buffet, opt for strukli”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stayed at Esplanade for two nights and decided not to rush ourselves for breakfast on our last morning so we went to Zinfandel. I went straight for the strukli after reading TA reviews (a traditional lasagna like pasta'ish dish with cheese and milk) while my husband couldn't decide and settled on the breakfast buffet. Turns out I totally made the better decision....bread was dry and the salmon not well smoked at the buffet. Everything else at the buffet was very typical and. It really worth 175 kunas ($32). While my struki was nice and hot and yummy....well worth the 20 minutes wait and cost only 60 kunas. The hotel was great, super value for service...although not the best 5 star I've stayed in.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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