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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.
Art Gallery of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1
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, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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
The staff at Zinc are excellent. We were warmly welcomed at arrival and led to a table beside the huge window in the gorgeous space Zinc occupies. We both had a hard time deciding on a meal as everything on the menu looked like it would be delicious. After some guidance from the server, who patiently and expertly answered our questions, we were thoroughly pleased with our final choices! The staff made our visit to Zinc extra special and we both look forward to our next visit. Thank you!
We go back to Zinc time and time again and it never dissapoints. Friday was a nice surprise as they brought in live music. We had several appetizers while sipping on delicious beverages. The pulled pork sliders were amazing and I don't often eat pork; a must have. When you visit Zinc make sure you have the coffee martini as a dessert to finish off the evening!
Had an excellent first visit to Zinc. Felt like we were treated like kings. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and beverage list. Special requests were welcomed. Everything tastes great and the menu was very unique. The restaurant manager was very attentiave and entertaining. Would love to come back next time I come to Edmonton.
We went to Zinc for a birthday dinner and everything was absolutely amazing! Our server, Leanne, was very knowledgeable of the wine and food menu. The manager, Fady, came to check on our table regularly and provided outstanding service over the course of the evening. Delicious cocktails, food was excellent, service was great, and the room is beautiful! Definitely recommend for a night out downtown!
While the food was fantastic I was totally unaware they were seating for mothers day brunch at $48 per person. It was not mentioned when I booked with open table so it came as a surprise. I thought the food choices and buffet were outstanding but was really disappointed we didn't have a choice to order off of a menu. We skipped mimosas because it also added to the bottom line and thought that at least one per person could have been included in the price. Maybe I need to pay more attention to understand mothers day is always uncharged (so I've been told).
I spoke to the manager at zinc and he was more than willing to accommodate us but I had already paid the bill.
My husband and I were there prior to a concert. The appetizer was really good, we had the escargot. But both of our entrees were just okay. I had the catch of the day which was was dry and not terribly flavourful and my husband had the smoked chicken pasta dish which he said was overly rich and also lacking in flavour. I am hoping this was an off night as we have been to Zinc before and been very happy. The service was excellent so we will go back and give it another try.
This was my second visit to Zinc and had brunch again. Overall the food was fine but not worth the price. Extremely small serving and uninteresting lobster benedict which had very little flavour. The best part of the entire meal was a wonderful 2 oz portion of hot chocolate served at the end. Overall the food lacked seasoning. Excellent service however and lovely atmosphere.
Edmonton has slowly been gaining a reputation as a bastion of food innovation. And I don't doubt that for a bit. I have been dining in some of the city's best-kept secrets for many years now, and I must say it's quite an experience. This so-called food revolution happening in the area has seen many new restaurants sprouting like mushrooms. And for those of you searching for a culinary experience like no other, look no further than Zinc.
We started with the marinated sirloin with frites, heirloom tomato, beech mushroom and truffle mayo, which is truly remarkable, perfectly cooked and served to perfection. My kids had mac n cheese made special for them. It was on the menu the first time we went and they couldn't leave without having it again.
The drink and wine selection is amazing; we left the recommendation to Fady Attia who never disappoints. His level of service, attention to detail and going above and beyond to make our experience unforgettable whether its for a date night, family celebration or business meeting is second to none.
Though I would love to be selfish and keep Zinc all to myself, the work of Chef David Omar and the outstanding customer experience provided by Fady Attia and his team is too good to stay hidden for long. There’s no doubt a table at Zinc will quickly become the hottest reservation in town.
We hadn't been to Zinc since it opened years ago and wonder why we hadn't gone back sooner. It's next door to the Winspear and the Citadel. Super convenient!
Everything was superb, from service to ambience to the meal.
We had lobster pot pie and prawn bisque to start, then had the Arctic char and smoked chicken linguine. Yummy!
This is my wife's and my favorite restaurant due to its amazing food, great ambiance and personable staff. Only reason I gave it 4 stars in service (would give it more 4.5) was it felt slower than usual when receiving our three courses during Edmonton's 'Downtown Dining Week'. We were there right when it opened for dinner so it could be they were still prepping, so take that rating with a grain of salt. This place has amazing dishes (short rib and filet mignon especially) and a wide variety. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Could not recommend this place more.
My mother and I had a lovely lunch last week. The quality and quantity of food was perfect for a mid day meal. The soup of the day was a lovely onion soup. The server told us it was french onion, but it was not your traditional cheesy bready soup (which we were both looking forward to!). Instead it was a much more delicately flavoured soup with a cheese dumpling floating on top. Very tasty, but not what we were expecting.
I do find this restaurant a bit pricey, but the mid day wine discount is an added bonus.
Went to Zinc for dinner with a friend after checking out the art gallery and was very happily surprised. Loved the vibe instantly with its music, blue lighting, floor to ceiling windows with great views of Churchhill Square. Service was attentive, friendly and genuine and the food was delicious! My friend ordered a glass of Malbec and the waitress created a lovely and refreshing virgin drink for myself when I told her that I wanted something new and different. The chef had created a Valentine's Day menu which was still being featured for the week and between my friend and I, we tried the salmon perogies, Cornish game hen and lamb chops. Each bite was full of flavour and the presentation was wonderful! The white chocolate terrine that we had for dessert melted in our mouths and left us feeling satisfied and like we had completely indulged. Cheers Zinc, for a wonderful evening!
The food quality & service was lacking for a high end restaurant. We went on Valentine's Day for the 7 course menu, which was hit & miss. The lamb & spinach gnocchi were excellent. In contrast, the ribeye steak was probably the worst ribeye steak I've had in a while.
The atmosphere is rather ordinary, which is surprising for being located at the art gallery. Imo they could use a musician or something to add a little ambiance to the venue.
The serving staff we had seemed inexperienced. They were unable to answer basic questions about the menu. I also had to ask for a steak knife which surprised me. The bill included a 18% tip but the service didn't warrant it. And there was no warning from the waitress that the bill includes an 18% tip. Therefore I suspect other patrons not paying close attention probably have tipped twice. We will not be back.
To be honest, I do not think the food was worth of the money that I paid.
The lamb shank had no taste or flavor so I had to add lots of pepper..
The veggies were just veggies that were cooked...
If my bill was not over $55.00 with a glass of the cheapest wine that they had, I would have been okay - still would not recommend the restaurant to any body though..
The atmosphere was good as the restaurant is sitting next to the city hall and the lights were pretty for winter but that was about it.
Brutal! Service consisted of our server taking his time, forgetting a key ingredient of our appetizer and bringing it later, and then telling us he'd "bring the damage" when we wanted our check.
Food was crap! Expensive, totally unbalanced, and I could make better at home easily. We won't be back.
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