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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
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.
Went to the restaurant prior to the symphony which was accross the road. Ive been to this restaurant twice before over 8 yrs and was disappointed. The presentation of the food was always beautiful, but the food itself was boring. As soon as we got there, the hostess/server sat as at the worst table ( the place was empty with empty tables next to the windows overlooking churchill square). We moved ourselves, she wasn't impressed. When another couple walked in, she sat them at the worst table. It was as if she was waiting for more important people to come in and sit at the nicer tables, but the place remained empty all evening. I ordered the cheese appetizer and the vegetarian spaghetti and meatball as it was the only veggie dinner entree...it was like eating a giant soggy cardboard meatball. The noodles were spaghetti squash...no flavour. The consistency almost made me gag. The appetizer tasted like watered down yogurt and the crostini had zero flavour as well. Its so strange. My dinner date had a nicer dish..pot pie and duck for the main. I ended up eating the side lentils as they were tastey. Ive always thought this restaurant as a "wannabe "upscale place. The decor is chic, but the food is dressed up and flat flavored. Its not cheap either.
I had lunch with a friend on a cold grey day. Loved the warm welcome I received upon arrival! My coat was taken and I was seated immediately. I had the macaroni of the day (shrimp with peas and gruyere). Delicious! My friend had the lamb shank with chick peas in a red curry sauce. Also delicious! Both of our meals were piping hot upon delivery to our table and well presented. The server was attentive and efficient without being annoying. The room is modern, elegant and comfortable. An excellent spot for a nice lunch!
My girlfriends and I had dinner before heading to the symphony. It was our second dining experience at zinc. There was live music playing at the art gallery and they had removed a partition, which made much too loud. The beef I had was a little dry, but very tasty. The overall plate was beautiful and delicious. My girlfriends commented that the chicken was good, but the pork belly did not have adequate relief from the richness of the dish. The desserts we tried were absolutely divine and would recommend any of them. I would definitely go to zinc again, but I would check beforehand of any other events taking place at the same time.
Great tasting food, creatively plated,friendly helpful waiter. Had a window seat so was able to look at city hall etc.
Only negative is friends food not warm enough so she sent it back. I think cook may have started from scratch again so by the time her food returned the rest of us were finished. I guess though it was not just microwaved
We went on a Sunday am. Got free street parking , went to the art gallery and then ate. A great morning.
It was our first time to Zinc and after a nice visit to the Art Gallery it was a perfect way to end the evening. It was quiet when we went which was nice. The staff was awesome throughout our experience there. We had the duck and Arctic Char dishes which were prepared very well. Good wine selection and great martini's. Have been telling my friends about it for the last few days. Wonderful experience!
The food was excellent, server was very helpful and accommodating. The only complaint was the height of the table compared to the chairs. Felt like we were hunched over, and we aren't overly tall by any means. Was very quiet for 7pm on a Saturday night which we enjoyed.
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