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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
Our dining experience was amazing. Food was delicious and very presentable. I had the lamb and my wife had the Wellington. Both very appetizing. Also tried the Cured duck salad as the starter which was something I've never seen at other restaurants and pleasantly surprised us. Soon to be back, food and service was great. Had a perfect view of Churchill square during our stay.
We had ordered the 6 course chef's choice...croqettes, salad & soup...then 3 entrees. The lamb was a bit overdone so chewy. The breadded haddock was dry and bland. The onion salsa was okay but the mandarin orange and fish just didn't go together. The short ribs with scalloped potato was the best of the 3 but we wete so full we had to pack it up for home! The dessert was a custard and cake confection...tasty but a bot heavy after the previous 6 courses. Would have preferred something much lighter. All in all, a bit disappointing for the price we paid. However I would go back to try something from the regular menu.
Went for dinner, 3 app's, the Boar, the escargot, the perogies, all amazing.
Beef Wellington, OMG, to die for.
The Lamb, done to perfection.
Staff were very knowledge able and friendly.
Although for the price, the host at front desk should wear socks with shoes, and the
waiters could look higher end, but they both made up for it in service.
Go on Tuesday or Wednesday and the Edmonton Art Gallery is free those days so
awesome to do dinner either before or after.
Go hungry because you'll want to try it all.
Enjoy, we will be back.
cheers Rachelle V.
I took my Dad here for Father's Day. We both had the 3 course brunch. He had the fruit followed by the crab frittata and the house desert. I had the cheese selection followed by the lobster benny with the house desert.
The food is as good as you will get in London or New York. The servings aren't designed to leave you stuffed but that is par for a restaurant of this calibre. The hot chocolate which is 1/3 of the house desert is worth the trip alone.
I will definitely be coming back to try the main menu items.
Pretty disappointing food. Restaurant was basically empty on a Friday at lunch. I think I can guess why, overpriced mediocre food. Time to hire a new chef. I had the soup of the day, crab and corn, which was a watery gray color and flavourless. The chicken on my sandwich was in dry pellets, something I've never seen before. I couldn't get much of either down. The server offered me a free dessert which I declined. I enjoyed my glass of Chardonnay and the large windows looking onto Churchill Square. I was only charged for the wine after I suggested the chef not repeat that soup.
Made the reservation for a special occasion weeks before and was informed the night before that the restaurant would be themed in conjunction with a performance at the ESO. I thought this was great as we were going to the ESO that night.
Arrived at our reservation time to find the restaurant laid out in long communal tables and everyone finishing their buffet meals. We were seated in the middle of a large table between two large groups and were the only ones eating -- we weren't informed that it would be a buffet style dinner, nor that the restaurant was seating an hour before we arrived hence the two of us being the only two eating dinner in the restaurant.
The buffet itself, while cute in naming the food as part of the theme, was just awful. Bland meatballs, flavourless chicken, dry and chewy ribs. The mini-Shepard's pie fillings were tasty, but the store-bought shells were raw and uncooked.
The deserts again were cute, but were the quality of a Pinterest inspired child's birthday party. Store bought Oreo cookies with Hershey's kisses, for example. There was a nice pumpkin pastry and dipped chocolate pretzel sticks, but generally the overall quality of the meal was just very disappointing for the $45 per person fee (something else we weren't informed of the day before in the courtesy phone call).
On the bright side, the drinks were very good and creative.
Meal came to $140 with tax, tip, and two cocktails. We had hoped for a drawn out, relaxing, enjoyable multi-course meal for a special occasion but ate quickly and left to wander around downtown rather than spend more time in the restaurant before our show.
I understand it was a buffet and we were technically an hour 'late', but still the served food is indicative of the quality of food served on an a la carte menu, so we will not return and have been staving friends and family off of the restaurant as well for much better options.
It was a fun and creative idea, just very poorly executed.
My partner took me here for my birthday because I requested to come here. As always the service was amazing and the atmosphere is pleasant. My partner got the Beef Wellington and he couldn't stop raving about it and has been telling everyone about it. It was his first one and he believes he'll be comparing every other Beef Wellington he has to the one he loved at Zinc. I had the vegetarian dish which was wild mushroom ragout over risotto, and although the flavour was there I found it to be too rich and creamy for me. I usually love all my meal choices at Zinc, but this time I was unable to finish it. My partner liked it but it was too heavy for me at the time.
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.
I love brunch and this was the best brunch I've ever had. We had come here to show to my soon-to-be parents what our wedding food could be like (we're getting our Sept wedding catered by Zinc) and they enjoyed their food. Everyone thought the choices were different but tasty. I never have steak as I feel no one ever makes steak as I like it. I LOVED my steak here. I had the steak with poached egg and it was absolutely amazing. Definitely a memorable meal for me and I'm shocked that I loved it as I never enjoy steak.
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.
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