About Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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!
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
This was my first time to Zinc and most ...
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 pro ...
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 d ...
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 ...
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
We were there incognito with a friend wh ...
We were there incognito with a friend who is a fine restaurant owner in New Orleans. We told him Zinc was fantastic; he was skeptical but - as with everyone we take there - ended up a convert. We all loved the atmosphere, the server, the food, and the wine. Thanks for the special evening!
The food and service were a bit of a mix ...
The food and service were a bit of a mixed bag, but overall it was a positive dining experience. We got the prosciutto and poached pear salad, which wasn't as good as it sounded. There was way more prosciutto (and very salty, spicy nuts) than pear, so the flavors didn't feel balanced—it ate way too salty. The same went for my entree, which was the scallops with cranberry rice pilaf and sweet potatoes. One scallop (the larger one) was cooked perfectly but the other two were overcooked (and all were overseasoned). The accompaniments, however, were fantastic (the crayfish beurre blanc was really amazing). Dessert (the chocolate napoleon) was quite good, as were the cocktails. Our server was very nice, if a bit odd, and it took us a long time to get our check (he accidentally delivered the check for a different table the first time), but no major complaints. My biggest gripe is that when you're shelling out $25+ for an entree, it's very disappointing when the food is overcooked and oversalted. It was an enjoyable meal overall, but I felt like it wasn't up to par for what they're charging. (I hope they actually read these so they can give feedback to the cooks! I want to try it again.)
Chose Zinc for our New Year's Eve dinner ...
Chose Zinc for our New Year's Eve dinner and were greeted and sat immediately upon arrival. Server had a great personality and was very attentive. Service and wait time were both excellent. One of Albuquerque's better restaurants.
Service was great, friendly, courteous a ...
Service was great, friendly, courteous and fun. Food was very good. Stay away from desserts, because you will want to order another to take home. Excellent desserts. Rest of dinner was quite good as well. Left full and satisfied. Worth the price.
This was a romantic NY's dinner, and tha ...
This was a romantic NY's dinner, and thankfully they seated all of the couples in one area and large groups in another to make it a quiet experience. Our server was helpful, attentive, and knowledgable. My cocktail was unique. The food was great as always, but I should have ordered the beef tenderloin. The lamb loin was just not as good. My companion ordered the duck breast and it was perfect. The appetizer was unique and delicious--smoked trout on a potato pancake! The evening was intimate and fun thanks to the environment and the service.
We went to use a gift certificate but di ...
We went to use a gift certificate but didn't really need that as an excuse. Zinc has been a favorite for years and this occasion was no different. It was not that busy but service was a little (very little) off. Not bad but not up to their standards.
My husband and I had the pork chop and p ...
My husband and I had the pork chop and pierogi which was good. Salads were nice. However, one of our friends had to get a different entree as it wasn't prepared the way she liked it. The restaurant was very flexible though! She ended up with great lamb. All in all pretty good, but just not up to the next level of great. Entrees might be just too busy...too many things together.
Great service and amazing food! We reall ...
Great service and amazing food! We really enjoyed the atmosphere of the restaurant and the food came out really fast. We decided to try a vegan diet so we asked if they could make us a vegan dish, they were accommodating. Great place to eat highly recommended!
The ONLY thing I can fault is that not e ...
The ONLY thing I can fault is that not everyone at our table was finished and staff were too keen to pre-bus dishes of those finished. That rushes those not done and if I'm paying $400 for a 6-person dinner, that's not acceptable to me. No rushing us, please.
Our server Rachel was great. The food an ...
Our server Rachel was great. The food and the wine were right up there. But getting drinks from the bar has something to be desired. You need to get rid of those maraschino cherries and come up A notch or two. This is a very good restaurant, allow the bar to have the ingredients they need to have great drinks.
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