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.
Enjoyed Downtown Dining week here today at lunch.
Meal was very good and service was prompt.
Really enjoyed the meal today.
Funky and good, just the way we like it
First time here downtown dining week seemed to have them a little busy our server was a bit elusive didn’t see another server and hosts were delivering our food ... wine needed to be poured and nobody ever asked about our meal ..little things that would bring us back for sure ... food was very good ...
Food was good and nicely presented. Unfortunately the beef Wellington was undercooked (the pastry) and was the special for the evening.
Nice setting with a good view of the city streets and passers by. Great service and good food.
We ate at Zinc during the Downtown Dining week. To be honest, it was fairly disappointing. We were only allowed to order from a set menu (although the server then told us she would let us just order part of the set meals, since we felt it was too much food). The regular menu was not available. I need to have a gluten free meal, but was very limited in what was available. I had asked if I could have a salad and a cup of soup, but was told I could only have full meal size for both the salad and the soup, so just had the soup. Even when it came to paying, we were told that they don't have a mobile device so we had to go to the counter.
The food was fine, the restaurant itself is a great location and setting, and the waitress was polite. It was all a bit precious though. I won't be in a rush to go back, and neither will my dinner guest.
My friend and I chose Zinc because it is close to the Winspear Concert Hall, and we were going on to the symphony. The staff did an excellent job of making sure we would have a great dining experience and getting us to the concert on time. The food was delicious!
Soup was delicious, salad presentation was very creative, but main dish was underwhelming - beef was a bit tough. Server wasn’t overly friendly, but service itself was good.
Enjoyed dinner before theatre.
Our second visit and it lived up to the first... such nice food and humane portion-sizes and gentle, competent hospitality. We may become regulars!
This was our first time at Zinc and the food was amazing - delicious! The server was super pleasant as well! We’ll definitely come again to try yet more food!
It was an amazing brunch! Liane was amazing and attentive. The food was exceptional too for the price we paid! It has a nice ambience but it didn't make our wallet go bankrupt! Hahaha would definitely go back to bring bae!
The service was well timed and very friendly. For appetizers: duck confit spring rolls were good, but the white wine marinated crab & caramelized onion stuffed artichoke hearts were amazing. For dinner: the smoked chicken and homemade pasta, as well as the Coho salmon with truffled potato croquettes topped with wild boar were super tasty. The best thing to end the night was the best Spanish coffee I’ve ever had paired with their banana bread pudding, it was stupendous!! We will definitely go back for another special occasion.
Excellent location, facility, ambience, service, food. Love the varied options and choice of choosing item by item. Our servers were attentive, professional and friendly. The food I chose was absolutely amazing and the combination of flavors was delightful.
There is no downside to anything (food, service, etc) here. Absolutely fantastic.
Beautiful looking restaurant, with the Edmonton Art Gallery behind it, and the city plaza with skating under Christmas lights, just across the street - all easy to see through the 15 foot floor to ceiling glass. Inside, the tables are spread out nicely to allow for conversation, whether for business or romance. And we quite liked the focused but adequately diverse menu. The tapas allowed us to sample everything from a grilled Caesar to Swedish meatballs. Yummy dessert. Kind host and attentive waiter.
Great food and great service I love the view and Fady the manager was very professional
Excellent food and very good service. Not noisy so it was excellent for conversation
Food was beyond great. Service was impeccable. Great ambiance.
Zinc was ok. Food really good! White wine served waaay too cold. Had to remind to include the bread that was included with olives. Bread fantastic.
Too much obsequious "How is it" throughout meal by various staff. Very nice touch servers going around with wine bottles offering top ups! Lovely waitress we had!
Cluttered entrance. Interior lighting gets creepy when outside light fades. Dark blue paint too dark, very black hole. Art gallery, eh?
Great service. Nice setting. Appetizers were good. Protein was well executed. Rest was just ok.
Had another lovely visit in Zinc! The service is always excellent but we really enjoyed the new menu this time around.
The bagel for the grilled bagel and lox was really bready, definitely no care given to finding a quality bagel or even toasting it really. Salad was very bland with flavourless dressing. Fried kale on top of bagel was good.
As always the food was great. They find a way to make common things with a twist.
Once again Zinc provided a first class dining experience at fair price. The food, as in the past, was full of flavour and wonderful combinations. Did not order a bottle of wine, the glass pour was excellent quality. Service was excellent. Still one of our favourite restaurants in a City full of great eateries.
Zinc was able to accommodate a last minute reservation on a Saturday night. Service was excellent and the food and drinks were great. Half price martinis made for a great night!
My sister and I brought my mom here on a Sunday morning (December 31st) for her birthday. We had made a reservation, but that appears to be unnecessary as we were the only people in the restaurant. The food was amazing. I was the only one who got the three course brunch; the cheese plate appetizer was big enough to share and I'm glad I was able to. Despite being the only table in the place, the service was mediocre, we had to flag down the waiter a couple of times and two of us got our meals way before the last one came out.
We enjoyed a Saturday Brunch at Zinc. It is located close to the Winspear where we were going to attend at concert. The menu was creative and the food tasted great. The service was good and it was pleasant to to be able to carry on a conversation without shouting.
Mushroom soup was dull and tasted little of mushrooms. Salad was comprised of butter lettuce with dried cranberries and dried apricots in an under-seasoned vinaigrette. Overall, dull, uninteresting food. Wine and service were good.
Zinc has recently expanded its tapas menu across the week - the concept works well with the choices ranging from appetizers to mains. As a family/friends group we ordered tapas to share a few weeks ago, and as a couple ordered tapas before a performance at the Citadel this week. Some of the dishes carried over, some were new. The beet salad and Icelandic cod were quite good and the beef wellington was very beefy. The flight of ports of different ages was a treat for dessert.
Service is impeccable.
Chef Omar outdid himself yet again with a wonderful tasting menu: 6 courses plus an amuse bouche and a sorbet, featuring duck, pork belly, tenderloin, salmon pyrogies and golden beets. Service was superb with Fadi paying close attention to our needs. Always a wonderful evening!
As always, everything is fantastic. Merry Christmas everyone!!!
Stunning setting, good food nicely prepared and presented, excellent service.
Probably the 6th time I've eaten here this year, food is always enjoyable, views onto Churchill Square and City Hall fantastic, don't need to visit the spectacular Art Gallery to dine here tho one should!
Service has always been hit and miss, even when room is empty. Still, a good choice downtown that many still don't think about, particularly on Sundays for their set brunch menu. Benedicts are excellent, especially the salmon or short rib. Coffee is hot, desserts seasonal n tasty, price is decent.
When we arrived we told the waitress we had tickets to the show. After we got our wine, she disappeared. After 30 minutes, we finally had to flag someone else down. No time for appetizers or dessert. Kinda of glad because the main dishes we did order were just average and not worth the price. They did comp the wine for the slow service.
Appreciated that they found a gluten free dessert option for me.
High end price point - especially $7 for sparkling water when still water wasn't offered as a free alternative!! Two bottles of water cost as much as an appetizer!
Lovely night scape from our window seats but it was also cool by the window wall. Would be perfect as long as you wear a warm outfit.
I don’t usually leave reviews but Zinc was amazing. One of the only restaurants in Edmonton that reminded me of the restraurants I used to go to in Vancouver. Beautiful atmosphere and great food!
The salmon was as if it was not fresh and completely dry with no flavour. My son in law had the lamb which needed to be returned. Two people agreed that the burglar was fantastic. We wanted a fancy classy restaurant, unfortunately we had a rock concert next to us so made it more challenging to have a conversation. Nice space.
Amazing! Always delivers! This is a great place to meet a friend, do business or to celebrate a special occasion. Thanks again for the wonderful service and meal. wonderful memories!
The service was absolutely great, but we felt the food was hit and miss. Appies were very good we had the Yorkshire and croquettes. We were slightly disappointed with our beef entree as the beef did not taste fresh at all and I couldn’t finish it. All in all the menu appealed to us and we’re not sure if we would be back.