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Zinfandel's Restaurant

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Contemporary, Croatian
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Mihanoviceva Ulica 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
+385 1 4566 644
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went based on prior reviews and it was a great choice. The service was outstanding and the food was exceptional. The ambience is magic.

Thank Inke W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food,the ambient, the service just left me stuned how good it was. We had the fugi and the seabass with some white wine. A real fine dining experience.

Thank IvanNovak93
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not only is the Esplanade the best hotel in Zagreb, but it also hosts the best restaurant in town. Any dish you order will surprise you.

Thank João Miguel C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Zinfandel is part of the Esplanade Hotel on the square of the railway station which was a stopping off point for the Orient Express. We sat outside which as the sun went down became rather chilly, it should also be said this is expensive working out at £60 per head for amuse bouche, starter, main, dessert, petit fours, wine,... More 

Thank C7677
Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in the Esplanade Hotel is this nicely set out restaurant. The ambience is formal but comfortable and the service of high quality. The meal offered many little touches including a bowl they called chips which was very finely cooked potato. Then came out courtesy of the kitchen an amuse bouche. We were not entirely sure what it was, but... More 

Thank TassieTravellers99
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

Very good. The attention is excellent with very nice waiter. Excellent local food and good portions. House wine not so good. Prices in the upper range but not expensive. Went for lunch but understand it is as good at night

Thank Armando G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Taste is average, not really inspired or creative. Portions smallish. From this kind of price range, I expect surprising combinations, that still blend perfectly but the tastes offered here were pretty expected and normal. I guess little bit dull would be the word. The whole vibe of the place and the way staff works seems 'classical' or old fashioned, some... More 

Thank Ivan C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

This is fine dining at its best. A beautiful classic hotel dining room. Lovely staff - genuinely helpful and friendly without being obsequious. And the food was the best we have had in Croatia and we have been there a number of times, to different regions. It would match any restaurant anywhere. The sea bass baked in salt was absolutely... More 

Thank legalchick
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This was a treat for us as this restaurant is not cheap. The menu had some unusual things like calf brain but we were not that adventurous! What we had was well cooked and the flavour was excellent. Portions are smallish but you don't leave hungry. The restaurant is located in a stunning hotel and we enjoyed the experience but... More 

Thank Sarah A
Tours, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016

Definitely worth a visit. Excellent food in a beautiful setting. Some may find the prices a bit expensive but it is worth it. Try the tasting menu.

Thank Barry K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$34 - $138
Contemporary, Croatian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mihanoviceva Ulica 1, Zagreb 10000, Croatia
  • Location: Europe  >  Croatia  >  Central Croatia  >  Zagreb
  • Phone Number: +385 1 4566 644
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.

Mon-Sat, 6 am - 11 pm
Sun, 6.30 Am - 11 pm

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