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“Amazing dinner”

Zinfandel's Restaurant
Ranked #13 of 774 Restaurants in Zagreb
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $34 - $138
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Croatian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Longmeadow, Massachusetts
2 reviews
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“Amazing dinner”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

We decided to have dinner with my wife in this restaurant in Zagreb after reading excellent reviewes about it. We came to Zinfandel at The Regent with the goal of tasting croatian local cuisine and wines, to leave two hours later with a memorable dining experience. The ambiance, the service, the food and the wines were superb. Guided masterfully by Ivan Sneler, Zinfandel's humble, friendly and elegant Sommelier, who was arguably the star of the evening, we tasted different croatian wines and received a lecture on regional wineries. The appetizers, entrees and deserts were just delicious. Is it expensive? yes, are there other great but cheaper resaurants in Zagreb? yes. Would I return to this place again? definetely yes!

  • Visited September 2012
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Zagreb, Grad Zagreb, Croatia
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“The Place to Eat”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

Enjoyed dinner with friends. The food excellent, the waiters very experienced and pleasant because they been at the Esplanade for years. The lady Chef outstanding, congratulations on the choise of menu, ideas with food and deserts. Keep it up

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Stanka A
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Hollywood, Florida
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“Fantastic meal, enthusiastic staff!”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Nice setting, very friendly and enthusiastic staff, knowledgeable sommelier. I wanted just a regular salad to start and it was not on the menu but it was not a problem, they were eager to please. The ambiance was great and so was the food. We both had the pork, Ken had a apple soup to start, for me it did not have much flavor. Overall a lovely dining experience.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Elizabeth S
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Edmonton, Canada
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84 reviews
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“Three excellent meals”
Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

Ate supper 3 times in the Zinfandel restaurant in the Esplanade Hotel in Zagreb and enjoyed all the meals here. Portions were not too large and seafood was perfectly prepared each time. Was also offered amuse bouche each time at the start of the meal which was a pleasant tasty surprise. Soups were delicious and seasoned just right. Dessert was always beautiful to look at and even better to eat. One of the bet restaurants in Zagreb.

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Hadera, Israel
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“Great menu and even better service”
Reviewed September 30, 2012

We stayed at the Regent Esplande and the restaurant was just as great as the hotel in which it is located. The menu was innovative ("smoked watermelon gazpaccho" etc.) and the service was incomparable. Four different flavored rolls were served as soon as we sat down and an amuse bouche of what appeared to be tiny spinach ravioli turned out to be the thinnest slices of pannini. The wine list is extensive and as soon as our server, Zoran, knew of our interest in wines he excused himself and returned with a 6 page monologue on the origin of the Zinfandel grape written in English. When we mentioned to him that we live in Israel where there are over 200 boutique wineries he returned to the table minutes later with a four page brochure on Jewish Zagreb, its history and the location of Jewish places of interest. He spent a great deal of time educating us on the difference in Croatian wines from the Istrian coast and those of the inland areas. The room itself is a high ceiling turn of the century dining room in Art Deco design and was once a stopping off place for those traveling on the Orient Express. Top grades for a top notch dining choice in Zagreb

  • Visited August 2012
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