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 5:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday & Monday 5:00pm - 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
Food quite gourmet and delicious. Combinations a bIt off but worked. Given the high level of food, service was more like a bar food style then gourmet. We had to find someone to bring a wine menu to get a glass of wine with our food. Great vibe, nice jazz music in the background and really nice atmosphere and menu. Would absolutely go back!
Very pleasant and nice option for a light or full meal. Waitstaff friendly and helpful as well as low-key. Room can be a little noisy if there are big groups there so aim for upstairs if open or under the stairs where it's a little quieter. Interesting starters and mains as well as wine list and beer selection.
Excellent food. Large portions and good wine list to boot. The food was perfectly prepared. Service was personal and attentive without being too much. The strawberry and feta cheese salad was filed with goodies and a good choice. The chicken florentine was excellent and it was hard to stop eating it since it was a treat in your mouth. We would recommend this place to foodies and anyone looking for a great meal out.
My husband and I enjoyed dinner at Zinc Wine Bar and Bistro early on Easter Sunday. Located in the Nob Hill area of ABQ, the ambience reflects the up-to-date vibe of the area which is not far from the university. The menu has a nice selection of choices reasonably priced for an up-scale restaurant. We both started with salads - I had the Caesar Salad as part of the tasting menu. Just what I wanted. My husband had the Salad of Strawberries and Tucumcari Feta Cheese. Beautiful and delicious! For our entrees we had lamb and fish. I had the Grilled Lamb Strip Sirloin which was cooked to perfection, tender and succulent paired perfectly with the asparagus-parmesan strudel, polenta, melted leeks and fas beans, finished with Chianti demi and Fresno chile jam. It was beautiful to look at and everything went together perfectly. My husband had the Seabass and Tempura Shrimp. It, too, was beautifully prepared and he enjoyed it thoroughly. We don't usually have dessert but couldn't pass up the key lime tart and we were so glad we didn't. It was a perfect ending to a delightful and satisfying meal. And the service was great, too!
This restaurant is absolutely worth the effort required to get there with the ongoing road construction. The salmon was cooked to a perfect medium rare. The polenta was cut to 1/2" x 1/2" strips and fried crisp, but the center was creamy. The spinach/mushroom side pairing made the dish simple and exceptional. I will definitely return for the food.
We are new to Albuquerque, and were told one of the first places to check out is Zinc. The service was outstanding, and the food was delicious. We loved that we could truly order exactly what we wanted and be charged accordingly. This is rare in most restaurants, which decide your portions for you and you just get what they give you and pay what they charge you. Zinc serves wine flights, and the server's wine recommendations were perfect. This was our first time there, but will be far from the last.
This was my first time to Zinc and most likely won't be my last. The atmosphere is beautiful and relaxing. The food was absolutely amazing. My cocktail was made perfectly. There's not enough I can say about this place. I highly recommend trying this place out at least once.
The service was extremely prompt and proffessional. Food order came correct and was delicious. Mashed potatoes were a little over seared, but still amazing. The noise level was completely tolerable even though the restaurant was completely full. On the completely full note, I never saw anyone wait for a seat which is very impressive considering how busy the restaurant was. I have recommended this to everyone I meet, and have visited this restaurant three times now. I plan on making this a regular place to go because the well priced food, wine, and service are top notch.
My husband and I celebrated Valentines dinner at Zinc. We loved every bit of our experience and wondered why it had taken us so long to come back to the restaurant part of the establishment (we've been to the downstairs bar many times over). We will be dining there again in the near future.
We had a flight leaving out of ABQ and I found Zinc on line. I'm always looking for new restaurants. The food was outstanding and the service was very good. THh thing that bothered me is that we were on the second floor right above the kitchen which made the noise level really loud. I would never let them seat me there again. Other than that a very good experience
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