About Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro
Zinc is a lively three level bistro in Historic Nob Hill. Featuring an open, urban ambiance, Zinc offers casual fine dining on the main level and the loft mezzanine. For those looking for an exciting show, the exhibition bar offers seats right along the open kitchen. The menu focuses on high quality - yet affordable - American bistro fare and utilizes seasonal ingredients, many of which are sourced from local farmers. The Cellar Bar offers the same extensive wine list and premium cocktails as the upstairs, but in a more intimate lounge atmosphere with a lighter menu. The Cellar also showcases live music on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. Visit www.zincabq.com for menus, pictures, and upcoming events!
American, French, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 2:30pm
Monday-Thursday 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday-Saturday 5:00pm - 1:00am
Sunday & Monday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live music (jazz, blues, Americana, indie) in the intimate Cellar Bar every Tuesday from 8pm to 11pm and every Thursday and Saturday from 9:30pm - 12:30am. Sunday Brunch features live music from 11am to 2pm in the main dining room.
Taste Boutique Catering is a joint catering arm of Zinc and sister restaurants Seasons Rotisserie & Grill and Savoy Bar & Grill.
We have street parking, night parking in the lots across the street and a private lot at 116 Dartmouth SE for overflow.
Private Party Facilities:
Private balcony area that seats up to 48 people.
Private Party Contact:
Kaleene Keeley: 5052549462x
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Good, but I was expecting great
Took a date here, based on what I'd heard and read about this restaurant. We were seated upstairs which we enjoyed. However, the noise level was quite distracting and made conversation a little difficult. The wine selection was excellent and the service was good. I ordered the sea scallops which were good, but I felt that the pesto preparation was quite overdone (too heavy). The other flavors were simply overwhelmed. I would give this restaurant another chance, but frankly I expected more given their reputation. Sidenote: the basement bar makes for a fun hangout (nice vibe), separate from the restaurant.
Lamb, scallops, were all excellent.
Lamb, scallops, were all excellent.
Excellent, you get what you pay for.
Zinc is attentive and I've never had a bad experience-- even on their busiest night. Albuquerque is notorious for people trying to make their fine-dining establishments fit in by overpricing their menu. Only problem is-- nothing else meets the standard of the payment? As someone who cooks good, organic food on a daily basis. I know my cuts, my produce and my temperatures. If I'm going out to eat, I expect hot food and cold drinks with timely service. Zinc is very attentive, food is delicious and some plates are exquisite. It's a perfect go-to place for a romantic evening. We've always had a great time. It's not cheap-- but if you wanted cheap, then go to a bar and get yourself some bar food. :) Thanks again for a great experience!!
I took my wife here for Mothers Day. She ...
I took my wife here for Mothers Day. She had the trout, I had a chicken dish with a truffle sauce. Both were delicious, especially the truffle sauce in the chicken dish. We finished with a strawberry shortcake that was the best I've ever had.
Each time we are in ABQ, we seem to grav ...
Each time we are in ABQ, we seem to gravitate to Zinc, and it does not disappoint. Still a very pleasant wine bar, with 3oz and 6oz pours. For dinner, two of us shared 5 appetizers instead of ordering mains, since they looked so delectable: mushroom-broccoli potstickers in a gingery broth; smoked trout on potato pancakes (*); wild boar sausage with polenta fries; "asparagus-parmesan" strudel with frisee [too stringy] and prosciutto [too thick] and an egg [yum]; crispy duck confit eggrolls. Nice wines, good service, happy.
Whenever we are in Albuquerque & we have the time we make a point to eat at Zinc. It never disappoints.
My daughter actually requested to go to Zinc to her birthday due to the food and service. The food, as always, was perfectly prepared and met all our expectations per previous visits. The service was impeccable and we enjoyed our waiter who was both attentive and personable.
Nice local place with a good vibe. Decen ...
Nice local place with a good vibe. Decent dishes.
Food was fantastic, as usual. Despite a VERY LOUD table adjacent to us (why could they not have been seated further away in an otherwise EMPTY dining room?)
Very decent brunch; however forgettable.
Very decent brunch; however forgettable.
We eat here a lot. Always satisfied with ...
We eat here a lot. Always satisfied with the experience.
This is not my first visit to Zinc. Service is always great and it is nice to experience a varied/changing menu of delightful meals!
We've been here several times for different reasons ranging from special occasions to business dinners to casual lunch. The food is always great, service can be inconsistent but this visit was excellent on all fronts!
Good choice of wines; food average.
Good choice of wines; food average.
What a Find
Zinc is a new "find" for us and what a find it is. We have known Heather and Ralph from previous locations and know that they are part of what makes this work. The service is outstanding and the food is excellent. You won't go wrong - try it!
Date night .... not good @ Zinc
My wife and I went to Zinc for date night without the kids. The waiter/bartender was less then attentive to us, likely because we were a couple.
Zinc Wine Bistro
Had brunch at Zinc recently. The place is very nice inside and the food was good. My Caesar salad was good, and the onion soup very good. Then area on Central is somewhat sketchy, I would think, especially after dark. Dessert really was the best course as all four of us enjoyed our choices.
Brunch - great choices
Came to have a birthday brunch for a friend who chooses Zinc every year. We enjoy sitting upstairs and are never rushed and can enjoy a relaxed brunch. Food is great and service is very good.
Too much sauce
We ordered chicken florentine that arrived undercooked and drenched with a rich sauce. The waiter promptly took it back for additional cooking and deleted the charge for a glass of wine. My wife's roast pork dish also arrived undercooked. It had to be sent back. It, too, had too much sauce. More restraint with sauce would have improved the dishes immeasurably. Otherwise this is a fine restaurant. Service was good.
We stop at Zinc on our way to Phoenix and on the way home to Missouri. The food and service are always great. We love the smoked trout appetizer, the lamb and the beef Bourgogne ravioli . But everything that comes out looks great. Sometime sit at the bar by the kitchen and watch the food prep. The chefs have their act together.
Very enjoyable evening.
We were well taken care of from the moment we walked through the door. The presentation of the food was delightful and the taste was equally a pleasure.
Excellent food and service
Visited during restaurant week with a group of friends. We were impressed with the quality of food and superior staff service. The price for restaurant week was great also.
Love the pre-fixe menu! It's a great value and we have never been disappointed. Four of us dined together and all ordered something different and were very happy with our choices!
Restaurant Week! have not eaten there in ...
Restaurant Week! have not eaten there in many many years. Everything about it was great! We will definitely eat there again sooner then several years from now.
Went during restaurant week. Once we ord ...
Went during restaurant week. Once we ordered took 40 minutes to receive our food. My wife ordered the medallions medium well. Came out rare. Very unappetizing. I ordered the salmon. It was tough, dry and flavorless. Extremely disappointed. Usually love Zinc. Had to send both items back. Am unapologetic manager did remove the entrees and handed us our check for the drinks we had. Did not ask or offer alternative food choices. Felt very I welcomed.
Excellent food and service. But noise level is exceptionally high.
Excellent Food, Great Service, and a Superb Value
This restaurant was an exceptional find. The menu selection was varied, the preparation and presentation excellent, and we were pleasantly surprised by the generous portions. Our server was polite, helpful, and attentive. We will definitely go back.
Great service and food
I brought my family into Zinc. It was a wonderful experience. Great food, service and ambiance. Ralph, the manager always takes great care of us.
We sat at the chef's seats watching the chefs cook. It was a lot of fun, and they were very responsive to questions. It was a Monday night, not real busy, so they took time to chat now and then. The waiter was also very helpful. The food was great, from the seared tuna appetizer to the beef ravioli, all perfectly prepared and plated. The wines recommended by the waiter were good matches. We will definitely go back!
Wonderful dinner with friends
This was my first visit to Zinc - it's a lively restaurant with a great menu. Dinner was delicious, I had the pork tenderloin and my husband had the steak frites, our friends both had the salmon - all was cooked perfectly and very good. Loved our server Bryan - very attentive and on top of things but didn't smother us. Will definitely go back next time we're in Albuquerque!
A Comfortable Dinner
We were three women who wanted a comfortable early dinner before we hustled to the Italian Film Festival down the street. Zinc filled the bill nicely. The food was interesting and delicious. The wine matched it perfectly. The service was very good. The noise level was loud enough to lift our spirits, but we could still hear each other well. It felt like home -- but we weren't the ones doing the heavy lifting. Grazie for doing that, Zinc.
great service and atmosphere. Food was e ...
great service and atmosphere. Food was even better!
We had never eaten there before, we will ...
We had never eaten there before, we will go back. Good food, service........
New Mexico's Top 3.
I've been fortunate to eat in many places throughout the years. From Las Vegas's Bouchon to 5-Star restaurants in the British West-Indies. Surprisingly, Albuquerque and Santa Fe have a couple of restaurants that are delicious (however not always consistent).. But..... Zinc has never been a disappointment. I've been here on PACKED HOLIDAY-TYPE events like Valentine's Day to days when it was not-so-busy. And every time. The service, the food and the timing was right-on. Hard to say, and hard to find, especially in Albuquerque. But it's true. My experience was that good. This restaurant SERVES ART ON A PLATE.
Food was great, Love the mussels. My husband said the Caesar salad was amazing. The service was excellent. It is a little noisy. If your looking for something quiet and romantic this is not the place. Still great fun.
Food continues to be good, service is shakey at best. We took my Mom to brunch before Christmas and the food was great and the waitress dropped her tray and then spilled water on my wife. We went Saturday, the 13th again wait staff seemed unprepared to be on the floor. My wife ordered a salad and an appetizer as an entre and I asked that they serve it with my dinner. They promptly served her both items without mine. Later I had to ask the waitress for a desert menu as she brought the check first.
First time was good time
At 5pm on a Saturday it turned out that we didn't need reservations, but within an hour the place was bustling with patrons. Our server was polite, informative and attentive. The food was unique and very good. There were specials for Valentine's Day that were price conscience but elegant. I'll take my wife back again, no doubt.
Very good late night bistro
Went to Zinc late at night, after a movie and just before their closing. Were treated very well and our waiter was informed, helpful, and cooperative with our special requests. With friends we like to share and sample, and he readily provided extra plates to accommodate our requests.
We have been dining at Zinc for 11 years and it continues to be one of the top few restaurants and dining experiences in Albuquerque.
We set at the chefs counter which was de ...
We set at the chefs counter which was delightful and easy to make a entrée decision.
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