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
Shockingly weak food experience for an e ...
Shockingly weak food experience for an expensive high end restaurant. Very limited entree choices. We had the smoked chicken and beef tenderloin and both were really disappointing. Being the only chicken on the menu, one would expect it would be a breast with some pasta as described in the menu but instead was just a bowl of pasta with shaved chicken that tasted processed. The beef was laughable as it was three extremely small narrow slices that couldn't have been even 4oz total on a tasteless bed of something for $45+. It was requested as medium and came out well done and seemed like it had been reheated or not evenly freshly cooked. Appetizers, service and ambiance were all good but the entrees were horrid. It is also quite telling that at prime time on a Saturday night, there was only one other table in the whole restaurant and only one person working as the hostess, waitress and bartender....not what you would expect for a pricey fancy restaurant.
We had starters,entrees and dessert! It ...
We had starters,entrees and dessert! It was all delicious. The service was great and the atmosphere was really nice it wasn't busy at all for a Saturday night but we heard their busy during the week days. It's a must try!
Overall I love this restaurant, the chef ...
Overall I love this restaurant, the chef's creations and it is a hidden gem in the downtown core. The martini's are exceptional, but the food was lacking this last time. For a party of 4, cocktails and food was over $150 and left me void of any true pleasure from their usually awesome food. I will still go back and chalk it up to an off night, but not sure where this menu is going. Fried lettuce, seafood - when I'm deathly allergic as well as all wheat choices - when gluten is also an allergy, not a lifestyle choice. Sadly disappointed that Zinc has momentarily regressed, but perhaps it's trying new things and I'm all for that, so come on Zinc resurrect some old favorites with a new twist. Chef Dave is one of the best in Edmonton and look forward to new shifts this summer in the menu once again. Thank you
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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