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 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.
Certainly not our first time at Zinc. We ...
Certainly not our first time at Zinc. We are never disappointed. Food is exceptional, well prepared and professionally presented; service is always very attentive but never intrusive. We invited a friend as our guest for dinner; her first time at Zinc. She could not say enough about the quality of the experience.
Zinc is definitely one of my favorite re ...
Zinc is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Albuquerque. It is owned by a twin brothers, who also operate Seasons and Savoy, but - for my money - Zinc is the flagship. Zinc is lively without being raucous, having the feel of a really good New York bistro. They also have a really excellent manager at Zinc who makes certain that all goes well, and the hostesses are always pleasant and helpful. The menu choices are always varied, inventive, and tempting. Some of the starters seem to the inventions of the chef who puts a little twist on normal preparations. Their salads are excellent and often delightfully different. Their entrees present a nice variety in every field so that one has to take some time to decide which he might like to enjoy the most. The portions are more than ample (but I somehow am able to clean the plate well). The desserts are always really good - if you have any room left. The bar is also excellent and the drinks are not "stingy." The one suggestion for improvement I might offer to the owners is that they always seem understaffed with waiters both at Zinc and Savoy; there seems to be lot of scurrying around, which does not make for a leisurely dining experience.
It was a terrible experience at Zinc. No ...
It was a terrible experience at Zinc. Not only was our bread plate paltry when the tables 2 ourright and left were full, but our server was also the bartender. We had terrible service, and terrible food. All in all, a dreadful Father's Day ruined by zinc.
Having had a large, late lunch, we'd opt ...
Having had a large, late lunch, we'd opted to try Zinc, and we're glad we did. We chose three starters -- 2 lite portions of mussels and the duck egg rolls plus the full portion of wild boar sausage and polenta fries. Delivery timing was great; ditto for service in general -- some would quibble about bringing 3 sampler wines (plus a full glass) but not our friendly, informative waitress. We left, our taste and wine buds sated A wino (nicely put oenophile), they've got a great and reasonable selection by the glass and bottle. For sure -- we'll be back.
I ordered the French Onion Soup for an appetizer and the rotisserie tenderloin for my main course. It was very disappointing. The soup had a strong alcohol taste and the tenderloin had a strange mushy texture. There was too much blue cheese in the mashed potatoes.
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.
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.
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