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, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro Ratings and Reviews
My husband and I went for our date night ...
My husband and I went for our date night before catching The Lion King musical. I did the tasting menu with the Smoked Trout Potato Pancake (amazing!!), the lamb loin, and a pumpkin-gingerbread dessert. Everything was exceptional! My husband had the duck and a local beer. He's still talking about the duck several days later. We were seated upstairs, which made for a quiet and more private dining experience. Our waiter was great at answering all our questions and very attentive throughout the meal. This was our first time eating at a "fancy" restaurant, or at least what we considered one, and we can't wait to go back! Next time we'd like to check out their basement bar with live music.
Excellent meal here while passing throug ...
Excellent meal here while passing through town, would definitely return if back in area. Seven diners on a Sunday evening--super meal for everyone. I had sausage appetizer with just the correct sweetness and spice in sauces followed by an excellent and fresh branzino entre^
Good mixed drinks and wine list. Excellent spot.
I was looking for a place to have brunch ...
I was looking for a place to have brunch in Albuquerque that was grown-up friendly (!), and had an interesting menu. Our server, Rick, was perfect. Attentive without being annoying, very friendly and knowledgeable. If we lived in the area we'd be regulars. For now, just the once every year or two we're down this way ...
My husband I made reservations here beca ...
My husband I made reservations here because we wanted to do some fine dining in Albq, since we've done quite a bit here in Santa Fe. We had a lovely time. It was quiet for a Saturday night, and I enjoyed the ambiance. The waiter was extremely pleasant and nice, and helpful with drink and dinner suggestions. I loved that the appetizers can be split for each person or shared as a bigger plate. (unlike my Coyote Cafe review). I had the steak and frites and my husband had the elk. Both delicious. For dessert, my waiter suggested a smaller type of peach cake, because he knew I was stuffed, and my husband had the chocolate cake ( not a true description but to make things simple).
Last minute decision on a restaurant dur ...
Last minute decision on a restaurant during recent visit to Albuquerque -- had eaten there previously, thought we would try again. Order the Chef's Table (3 courses) good value, well prepared, nice size servings for what is generally smaller portions when doing Chef's Table. Pleasant atmosphere, leisurely dining - would definitely return on future travels to the City.
We went for brunch and had the tasting m ...
We went for brunch and had the tasting menu (3 courses). The first course was the Railroad French Toast-- this could have been breakfast in and of itself, there serving was that large. Very good, but we ended up boxing half of it. That was followed with a Croque Madame--also excellent, and then sorbet for dessert. By then, sorbet was probably the only thing I could fit in my stomach. Overall great food, great service, very reasonable price.
I've greatly enjoyed each time I've been ...
I've greatly enjoyed each time I've been at Zinc. The wine was top-notch and not overpriced, the food was fabulous, the atmosphere is such that you can enjoy a good conversation with your friends and the wait-staff is courteous and competent.
The food was excellent and the price was ...
The food was excellent and the price was about what I expected. It would be nice to have some more seafood options for those that aren't as fond of red meat. Overall, the experience was great and the staff was very friendly .
My husband and I had a wonderful dinner ...
My husband and I had a wonderful dinner there. The service was excellent and he did a great job at recommending a bottle of wine, even giving us two samples so we would be sure to pick something good. The tenderloin of beef and mashed potatoes were excellent, as well as the blueberry pie with gelato. We also went downstairs to the cellar bar after and it was great with live music as well. Can't wait to go back
Amazing food, and the wine list is excel ...
Amazing food, and the wine list is excellent! The lighting is low enough to create a romantic atmosphere, but not so dark that you can't see what you're eating. The service is attentive but not pushy or rushed. Also, while we were there a torrential rainstorm whipped up. It showed no signs of stopping, so when we were ready to make a run for it, a nice young man was sent with umbrellas to escort us around the corner to our car. All things considered, this evening was worth every penny we paid for it!
My son chose Zinc to celebrate his birth ...
My son chose Zinc to celebrate his birthday on a recommendation from a colleague. I had been there for brunch a few times, but never dinner. All three meals were outstanding and despite the steep cost, worth the splurge.
When in Albuquerque, we always eat at Zi ...
When in Albuquerque, we always eat at Zinc. The service and food is also exceptional. The only drawback this time, is that the person/s they seated next to us were not dressed properly for this restaurant and their behavior was not up to par. The man came in with a dirty white t-shirt, very dirty blue jeans and toothpick in his mouth, which stayed there while he was drinking, ordering food and finally when his food arrived, he removed the toothpick and put it behind his ear. I was embarrased for his date, but obviouly it didn't bother her, only us. I was happy they arrived towards the end of our meal.
We enjoyed our dinner at Zinc. The food ...
We enjoyed our dinner at Zinc. The food was prepared well, and the servers were attentive and friendly. We especially enjoyed the lamb entree and the polenta fries that came with our appetizer as well as the relaxing jazz music. The menu was not particularly unique, and the atmosphere was pleasant but not noteworthy. It's a good setting for a special occasion meal with family or a date night. I would return to Zinc if I was in the mood for upscale American food in the Albuquerque area.
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