About Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro
Zinc is a lively three level bistro in Historic Nob Hill. Featuring an open, urban ambiance, Zinc offers casual fine dining on the main level and the loft mezzanine. For those looking for an exciting show, the exhibition bar offers seats right along the open kitchen. The menu focuses on high quality - yet affordable - American bistro fare and utilizes seasonal ingredients, many of which are sourced from local farmers. The Cellar Bar offers the same extensive wine list and premium cocktails as the upstairs, but in a more intimate lounge atmosphere with a lighter menu. The Cellar also showcases live music on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. Visit www.zincabq.com for menus, pictures, and upcoming events!
Albuquerque, NM 87106
American, French, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 2:30pm
Monday-Thursday 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday-Saturday 4:30pm - 12:00am
Sunday & Monday 4:30pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music (jazz, blues, Americana, indie) in the intimate Cellar Bar every Tuesday from 8pm to 11pm and every Thursday and Saturday from 9:30pm - 12:30am. Sunday Brunch features live music from 11am to 2pm in the main dining room.
Taste Boutique Catering is a joint catering arm of Zinc and sister restaurants Seasons Rotisserie & Grill and Savoy Bar & Grill.
We have street parking, night parking in the lots across the street and a private lot at 116 Dartmouth SE for overflow.
Private Party Facilities:
Private balcony area that seats up to 48 people.
Private Party Contact:
Ralph Garcia: (505) 254-9462
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Really appreciated that the tables were spaced nicely so that we could have our own conversation without having to listen to the adjoining tables. It got a bit noisier as it filled up but it was still possible to talk and be heard (unlike NYC for instance). The food once again was very good, and creative. The wine list was extensive and well priced. Love the ambiance and the old wooden bar.
Great place to have a nice dinner. Chef Chris had some nice seasonal items and the peach, raspberry pie was delicious. Our service was excellent.
If you are concerned about the ART project, just use Lomas and turn on Girard and then take one of the side streets to Richmond and park. It was a peace of cake.
Arrived to Sunday brunch and was greeted and seated right away. Was attended to regarding beverages right away. The live entertainment is very good but maybe a bit above perfect volume because it seemed other patrons were competing with it. The noise level was a bit excessive, but it was mostly because of a single large party which had multiple conversations going on at any one time. They were obviously enjoying themselves for a special occasion so understandable. I was with my family, two teenagers and wife celebrating her 50ish birthday. We started with an apple fritter, which was yummy! Far better than expected. The teenage daughter liked her crepes but I think she forgot how sweet they can be. The teenage son liked the waffle but also commented how sweet it was. Duh, both items were in the section of the menu which contained the word "sweet"! I had the caprese omelette, without tobasco! I always have tobasco with eggs, except this time. It was delicious, but the tomatoes were...well...like tomatoes these days. The coffee was bold, very good and hit the spot. Wife had a salmon and seafood benedict, which was surprising for her to order, but also well prepared and delicious. The service was a bit sketchy, but understandable regarding the large party. They made it good with a selection of truffles in the end, but we were in no hurry anyway. We will return, as long as they keep their prices as reasonable as they are.
Zinc is a consistently fine restaurant. The service is professional and unobtrusive. Appetizers are inspired (I cannot resist the duck confit egg rolls) well-proportioned salads, with entrees that are consistently pleasing. This is my go-to for a great night out and for out of town guests. Never disappoints.
A very relaxed and pleasant experience after a somewhat frazzled drive up Central Avenue dodging traffic cones and ambiguous lane markings.
The mussels were nicely done in a wine broth with lots of toothsome, crusty bread. The ahi tuna was very sparingly crusted and seared to perfection. Steak was above average and an unexpectedly good wine list. Value for Money excellent.
We were just in Albuquerque for one night, and needed a nice restaurant before a concert downtown. My daughter-in-law recommended Zinc and it was perfect. We shared the naan and three spreads; I had the crispy confit duck egg roll appetizer for my main; and the guys had the chicken paillard piccata and the summer chopped salad. Everything was delicious. There were a couple of large groups, but the noise level was pleasant and the service was friendly but efficient.
Great place for our wedding anniversary. The fixed price menu offered interesting choices and good value. Loved the complimentary champagne. The wine flights offered very nice wines at a reasonable price. Really liked the trout on potato pancake, and the blueberry crumble cheesecake with key lime sauce was fabulous. Our server was friendly, knowledgeable, attentive, and unobtrusive, just the way I like them!
Due to construction on the street it was hard to find. But once inside it was wonderful! Dinner was terrific as was our cocktails and appetizer. The duck eggroll is delicious! Our waiter was excellent. The only problem was a nearby table. They spoke very loudly and gave very controversial opinions. It was hard to ignore them. But of course not the fault of the restaurant.
Due to street construction on Central Avenue, many locals are avoiding the area but we had no problem approaching from a back street and actually found a parking spot on Central Ave almost by the door. Thus the restaurant was not full. We had requested a table upstairs where we could watch the chef and staff prepare the food. It was fun to watch. Our server was friendly and helpful in making selections from the menu. The meal was great. It is nice that they have many selections of wine by the glass and half bottle since the food my wife and ordered called for different wines. The dessert was good and because my wife had let them know it was my birthday there was a candle with a decorated strawberry, but thank heaven, no song. A very good evening.
We had a wonderful tasty dinner, beautifully cooked and tastefully presented. The atmosphere is cozy and intimate, yet has a delightfully open feel with an extremely high ceiling, fun lighting and a gorgeous bar. The downstairs bar appears to be recently redone with gorgeous floors and a distinctive bar countertop that is delightful!
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