About Zinc Restaurant
Canada"s Best New Restaurants of 2010; Zinc has been named one of Canada's Best New Restaurants of 2010
Located in the Art Gallery of Alberta in downtown Edmonton, Zinc offers a relaxed fine dining experience inspired by simple elegance and served in stunning surroundings. Zinc menu focuses on fresh Alberta ingredients fused with local artisan food products.
Intimate dinners, group celebrations, casual lunches or the simple enjoyment of a glass of wine become inspired at Zinc.
Zinc is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Our menus change seasonally and include dishes inspired by featured art exhibitions.
Contemporary European, International, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday & Wednesday Lunch 11 am to 2:30 pm
Dinner seatings between 5 pm and 9 pm
Thursday & Friday Lunch 11 am to 2:30 pm
Dinner seatings between 5 pm and 10 pm
Saturday Brunch 11 am to 2:30 pm
Dinner seatings between 5 pm and 10 pm
Sunday Brunch 11 am to 2 pm
99 Street and 102A Avenue
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Experiencing inspired works of art takes on a whole new meaning with Zinc Catering at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Whether you choose from one of our restaurant-inspired menus, request a themed menu based on a current exhibition or create your own customized selection, you and your guests will enjoy an incredible culinary experience! For more information on hosting an event at Zinc or in one of the magnificent rentable spaces at the Art Gallery, please visit: http://www.zincrestaurant.ca/events-catering
There is ample meter parking around the Gallery. There is also a large Imperial Parking lot adjacent to the main doors as well as the Library and City Hall Parkades. The Art Gallery of Alberta is connected to the Library Parkade via the downtown pedway system. Zinc restaurant is walking distance from Edmonton City Centre, the Citadel Theatre and the Winspear Centre. The Edmonton LRT system is also accessible right from the building.
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Experiencing inspired works of art takes on a whole new meaning with Zinc Catering. Chef Dave Omar and the Zinc Culinary Team provide the opportunity to explore masterful food creations in the remarkable setting of the Art Gallery of Alberta.
Zinc Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
Lovely modern room with large windows ov ...
Lovely modern room with large windows overlooking city hall and the park. Service was very professional and friendly. I ordered a glass of wine. Our server opened a new bottle but it turned out to be a bad bottle. Our server easily opened up another bottle which was perfect. Great artistic presentation of food.
Zinc is a terrific place for lunch while ...
Zinc is a terrific place for lunch while visiting AGA.
Food was exceptional but a little pricey ...
Food was exceptional but a little pricey for the average couple just wanting a dining night out. We would frequent more often if we could afford it.
Too noisy to enjoy dinner with a friend ...
Too noisy to enjoy dinner with a friend - there was a rock band on the other side so loud that we could barely hear each other. At the price we paid, I would expect a different dining experience. I will not go again.
Excellent food but smaller portions than ...
Excellent food but smaller portions than I expect for the price.
The brunch was great! Loved the servers ...
The brunch was great! Loved the servers recommendations. Only thing was the a service my b
Great location in the Entertainment District
Great food and drinks in the Art Gallery of Alberta and close to Citadel and Winspear. Very open and uncrowded and service was excellent. Good for carrying on conversations about the shows you'll be seeing and looking out over downtown. Only drawback is hours are restricted, so its not an after show spot.
Food was amazing never let's us down se ...
Food was amazing never let's us down servers were very nice and service was smooth and quick
My husband had the cannelloni. Expensive meal, not a very large portion and nothing else served with it like fresh veggies would be a suggestion. The prawns and risotto are excellent. Very large portion. So much so I had to share with my husband which worked out well since he had the cannelloni. The prawns and risotto dish was reasonably priced considering the amount of food. Restaurant was quite empty but dinner took almost an hour to come. Restaurant was freezing cold. Would be nice if some bread was served before the meal. Loved the decor with the cool blue vibe.
The service at Zinc was excellent...our waitress was pleasant, quick and energetic. We had three courses and each were amazing! Great lunch menu.
Star Trek Starter
We were early but seated immediately, meal and drink choices described and time given to us directly and calmly to answer all of our questions. The recommended starter, dumplings, were perfect in amount and flavor. Recommended wine was delicious. Meals were perfect - hot, presented artistically, just enough food and diverse flavors to tantalize the palate. It was the perfect start to our evening.
Few choices for Vegans & Vegetarians
very few choices for vegans, vegetarians and no fish?..lots of people have shell fish allergies but can have fish..they had only prawns as a seafood option and no fish on the menu..
Enjoyable Lunch Spot
Zinc is a great place for a quiet lunch. The food is great and the atmosphere is wonderful as well.
I heard so many great things about Zinc so finallly decided to give it a try during dining week for lunch. Soup and lasagna both served COLD. Bison in lasagnia was a poor choice. Couldn't taste the bison at all. Might also be because it was cold 😒 Service was average. They did what they needed to but didn't try to socialize.
Dinner before the show
Made reservations for 2 hrs before our show at the Winspear which was ample time for appetizer, main course, dessert and coffee. The servings tend to be small and tasteful. The exception being my choice of Risotto and Prawns. It was very flavourful and extremely filling. My friend ordered the Vegitarian dish and still felt hungry afterwards. Service was attentive but not overbearing. The decor was comfortable , windows provided a nice view. The restaurant was full the night we were there so it was a little noisy. I would recommend reservations. Overall a nice evening.
We visit ZINC once a year during the Citadel Theatre season (Thursdays) and have yet to be disappointed. The food is always original and top notch. This may be a hidden gem as we have found the room rarely crowded. The low key suits us fine. There seem to be too few businesses now where you can hold a quiet conversation. There is music in the background that remains in the background as it should. Overall, a superior dining experience that continues to draw us back.
Exceptional Salad. Very dry unappetizing ...
Exceptional Salad. Very dry unappetizing Duck main plate. The server was not at all welcoming but adequate. Not enough wine choice by the glass. Not every couple want to or need to consume a full bottle. I must say the experience rated less than I expected.
We visit Zinc a few times a year and on this occasion, had brunch before a mid afternoon concert at the Winspear. Service was prompt, food hot and delicious.
Decent food but expensive
Atmosphere was great. Wine list was great. Food was ok. For the quality of food expected, but expectations were set to high. Presentation of te food was poor. Just seems like food was put on the plate and served. I was hoping for something more vibrent especially if I'm paying $44 on a dish of duck. I won't recommend this unless you want something romantic.
service was lacking
My husband and I went to zinc for valentine's day dinner. We had never been before bit had heard good things. Overall the experience was underwhelming. The food was okay but mostly on the bland side, which us disappointing considering the price. I have been to other restaurants that were similar in price or lower that wowed me with the food, unfortunately this was not one of them. That aside the dinner would have been fine but the service left us wanting more. Given the fact that it was valentine's day we were expecting a romantic dinner with time to enjoy our meal and each others company but this was not the case. The waiter came by immediately after the last bite of each course was in our mouths, forks not even to take table to take our plates away and bring the next. At one point I was not even done my meal and my plate was already being taken. Even after dessert our plates were cleared and our bill was dropped off without question. We felt very rushed and one would assume because it's valentine's day that perhaps they were busy and trying to turn over tables quickly but the restaurant was half empty. The waiter was also very assuming and didn't feel genuine when serving us. An example of this was when he checked to see how dinner was, instead of asking he said 'so everything's delicious right?' And when he brought my husband a coffee instead of asking if he needed cream or sugar he said "you don't need anything with that, right?" Overall dinner was "ok" but the service is was did us in and unfortunately because of that I don't think I would recommend zinc. There are a lot of other restaurants out there with food that is just as good and service that is way better.
This must be one of the better restaurants Edmonton has to offer! The new decor, plus in an excellent location make this one of the best restaurants in town. Be sure to check it out if you are going on a first date!
Terrible beef option
I had the stuffed chicken which was good my boyfriend had the beef option off the Valentine's Day menu and I tasted like rubber very chewy as if he was chewing on a Barbie doll head. We brought our two year old which they accommodated very well gave her a tour of the kitchen. Atmosphere was nice.
Portions are typically smaller than gene ...
Portions are typically smaller than general North American fare, but can't beat the taste experience. These are dishes made to be savoured. A lovely & delicious dining experience. Wait staff is informed, knowledgable & so friendly. One of our favorite pre-theatre eateries!
Overall, a nice place to go for lunch with friends. They put together two reservations into one table when we discovered friends were going at the same time. Eclectic mix of food options to please everyone. Cosy yet open at the same time.
Exceptional on all counts. Freddy and Cl ...
Exceptional on all counts. Freddy and Claire were terrific from the moment we arrived, making us feel welcome and like valued guests. We took Freddy's recommendation of the Chef's choice six+ course dinner plus wine pairings. Sous chef Sonny did not disappoint! Every dish that was brought out was amazing, from the crostini to beet salad, pork belly to duck confit, everything was delicious. After 5 courses and full tummies we figured dessert would be next, but instead they brought us steak knives and moved to adjacent table closer to gives us room for more food. The 6th course included rack of lamb, salmon, risotto, roasted potatoes, etc. etc. etc. Wow! It was all absolutely fabulous! This was followed by mouthwatering crème brûlée. Outstanding from beginning to end.
The food was great but I would not go ba ...
The food was great but I would not go back the service was not great for the price you pay.
Great dining experience
My friends and I decided to come to Zinc before the symphony concert on Friday night. We wanted to try a new restaurant downtown, and since this is close to the Winspear, we decided to try it out. It was great! The waiter patiently came back to us more than once because we couldn't decide what to eat! All the appetizers, salads and desserts we ordered were so delicious! I definitely recommend this restaurant to others, maybe more for a special occasion or anniversary, as it is a little pricey, but definitely worth a try!
New Years Eve
COOL location being in a art gallery as well as having a out side glance of the square. Service was good, food was excellent. Was a great venue for new years Eve date with my girlfriend
Spotty Service, Gratuity Rip Off
Simple order of soup and sandwhich. Soup cold! Bill paying expeience, clinched I will not likely return. Gouged 20% on gratuity. Service and food not worth it. Never again!
Went to Zinc for an impromptu dinner. Had heard mixed reviews on the restaurant, not sure what to expect. Overall, the food and the service were ok, but for a fine dining experience the quality was quite a bit less than we expect from this type of restaurant (and from the other high quality restaurants in Edmonton). Felt like the details that make for great cuisine were just missing. Every item we tried was good, not great. And the menu didn't seem to cohere together...a little thing, my wife is allergic to asparagus, we ordered the quinoa salad, but and it was only because we made an offhand comment about being allergic on another dish that we found out that the quinoa salad had asparagus in it (was not on the menu description). Overall, disappointed...the food was certainly fine, but just not on the level it should be for this type of fine dining experience.
food and menu and poor
Too bad the food and menu selections are not fitting for such a lovely location. The building and art gallery are great. Food is very uninspired.
Zinc never disappoints. Again a great meal by Chef Dave. My husbands recommendation is to have the asparagus appetizer. Martinis are awesome! Thanks again, and of course we will be back!
yummy. yummy. yummy. food was out of this world. coming back this weekend for brunch. yummy
We had lunch there. If you're a meat-eat ...
We had lunch there. If you're a meat-eater you will have a reasonable selection. If you're a vegetarian they won't have much for you and it's over-priced for what you get - $14 for about 1 cup of quinoa with a bit of kale and cheese that was not very flavourful. Pros: The service was friendly, the decor is nice and the desserts were good. Cons: limited vegetarian options and a bit pricey.
Overcooked duck and trout. Less than pleasing accompaniment to the trout. Slow to arrive. Overpriced as well.
Miss the Old Menu
We started coming to Zinc about 3 years ago, when we did we were fascinated with the "little plates" a person could get and bragged to everyone about the Charcuterie board as it was literally the biggest board we had ever experienced in our Monthly Fancy Restaurant Excursions . When we arrived we were not only given a smaller menu with no littles they got away from the Charcuterie and made you purchase a meat board of the day and a cheese board (Brie only). Another thing when we asked for bread (again going back to old days) it came out with your appetizer and had various oils and vinegar to try. We were told if we wanted bread it would be an extra charge. What fine dining place charges for bread? The food was okay we got the Wings, Cheese, Meat Board of the day and the Croquettes. It was good but please go back to your old ways. Sometimes change is not good.
This is an excellent and pleasant venue to eat. No one would even know that you could eat at the Gallery. Beautiful view of Churchill square, very well laid out restaurant and great atmosphere. Service is Outstanding! Im going back.
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