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 food was very good and flavorful but ...
The food was very good and flavorful but the portions were small and the prices were on the expensive end. The atmosphere was very quiet as there was only one other table in the restaurant but it was very peaceful and enjoyable!
Brutal! Service consisted of our server ...
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.
The service was very good. We each had ...
The service was very good. We each had a small wine. My suggestion is when serving the small portion put it in a smaller glass - it looked like just a drop. The fish was excellent but the fries were a disappointment. They were soggy - not crisp at all.
Went to the restaurant prior to the symp ...
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 ...
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 h ...
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.
Had an outstanding meal with a great win ...
Had an outstanding meal with a great wine pairing recommendation, and lovely service. The only downside was there was a loud event in the gallery space, which was a little intrusive, but not enough to take away from the outstanding lamb!
Being part of the art gallery, of course ...
Being part of the art gallery, of course this is a cool place. From cutlery, coloured water glasses to lighting, the food backdrops are all wonderful. The food is delicious, with smaller, healthier sized portions. Service was great, not intrusive.
Great tasting food, creatively plated,fr ...
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 ...
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 ...
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.
I had the haddock and chips. They were s ...
I had the haddock and chips. They were soft not crisp as they should have been. The chips were also soft and limp and not salted enough for my taste I did not find a salt cellar on the table. All in all a relatively expensive lunch that was of poor quality. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. Possibly this is why very few people were dining there that day.
I went here just 2 days ago on Saturday. ...
I went here just 2 days ago on Saturday. We had a reservation for 5pm, it was empty when we started but people started to trickle in around 6pm and when we had left around 630 it was almost full. The restaurant itself is modern yet welcoming, the booths/chairs are so comfortable, our server had a lovely Australian accent and was very accommodating.
We had 2 different martinis, croquettes & prawn bisque to start. The croquettes were yummy and the bisque was flavourful at first but tended to get saltier the more we ate it - it wasn't too bad. I had the Smoke Chicken as my entrée and my fiancé had the pork belly. The Smoke Chicken is possibly one of the tastiest pastas I've had in a long time. Usually pasta doesn't blow me away and at first taste it didn't seem to have flavour. But this is because the more I ate it (and mixed the sauce in from the bottom), the flavour got better and it was beautifully understated. I haven't had anything like it, even though it sounds like it would be common in other restaurants. I'm salivating at remembering what it was like. My fiancé loved his Pork Belly, and he couldn't stop raving about the red lentils and creamed spinach. I had a taste of this and I know why - his dish was definitely very yummy. We had Crème brûlée to finish our night and that was also tasty. We enjoyed every moment of our dinner here and will come back. FYI, with everything our dinner for 2 came to around ~$120, which actually surprised us (we thought it would be more expensive). We felt the price fit the quality of the food and service, heck it could have been more and we wouldn't have minded.
Little does Zinc know, we actually came here to "taste-test" the food as we are hoping to have our wedding/reception at the AGA and we found out Zinc is the in-house caterer. Happy to say they passed the test and we can't wait to book for our special day and have this food once again.
Boyfriend raved about this restaurant fo ...
Boyfriend raved about this restaurant for couple of months, but it turned out disappointing. Portion size small and combination of flavours didn't work together. The ladies working seemed bored. I don't think Ill ever come back. Just a 'meh' experience.
We had heard about this restaurant and w ...
We had heard about this restaurant and wanted to try it out. It was a special occasion and the selection was a wonderful choice. Good environment, friendly staff, good selections in menus - both spirits and food
Highly recommended and great location
We went for a chef's tasting that we pur ...
We went for a chef's tasting that we purchased at a silent auction. They served us 7 courses and none was on their menu. It was all delicious. Service was great, with the waitress answering any questions that we had. Incredible.
Super yummy! Absolutely loved everything ...
Super yummy! Absolutely loved everything we had. Found our waitress a bit condescending but service was well paced and efficient. Was expensive, but is a high end place with great food so I didn't feel like it was excessive or not a good value. Will definitely return. View was awesome.
Dining at Zinc Restaurant was just so am ...
Dining at Zinc Restaurant was just so amazing! Drinks , salads , main course and dessert was beautiful looking n delicious! Love the seating overlooking the fountains at the square !! Lovely staff! Kudos to the chef ! Thank you for making our dinning an amazing experience.
I heard a lot of good things about Zince ...
I heard a lot of good things about Zince but was disappointed when the food was only so-so. The pot pie as starter did not have nearly enough lobster bits and the grilled romaine salad was mediocre. I could cook a better meal myself. Ambience was good though.
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.
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