Zinc is a good value with
Zinc is a good value with excellent food.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food is excellent, service
Food is excellent, service was decent, but not as professional as you'd expect from a restaurant of this caliber.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Zinc doesn't disappoint. Good
Zinc doesn't disappoint. Good food and service. Lot's of energy in the restaurant. Took some people who had never had dinner there for the special Albuquerque Restaurant Week menu. Zinc's menu was the best of all Albuquerque restaurants menu's for this promotional week. It truly gave a taste of what a regular menu would be. The choices were all top notch making it difficult to select from each categoy. Keep up the good work Zinc - we will definitely be back again and again!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Interesting food and very
Interesting food and very well prepared. Above average service and great ambiance.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Glad we gave it a try.
We attended for restaurant week. The food choices on the special menu were varied and interesting. The portions were substantial. My personal judge of a good meal is when you do not have to adjust seasonings, and this was one of them. Even the scallop potatoes needed nothing more. We will go back.. The regular menu looked good.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We are regulars and for good reason. Zinc always delivers. This time we dined at the counter to watch the meal prep. That was great fun. She had the chicken palliard and I had a steak special. We both had salads and they were great. Good wines. We talked with the Chef, who was quite friendly. Overall another great experience.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent meal. Striped bass
Excellent meal. Striped bass special with hint of mango sauce was exceptional- so perfectly cooked.
Beef sirloin very tender. Will definitely return.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We always enjoy this place--their
We always enjoy this place--their food is reliably awesome and the cocktails are often interesting :-) and always tasty.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Zinc does it again!
We are regulars because of the great food and service. She had the chicken and I had the trout special, fantastic. I started with the ahi appetizer and that is a meal in itself. This is a first rate kitchen and restaurant. Go there.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Place near the University
Very consistent with a nice wine list. Excellent specials. We both had the soft shell crabs and Halibut. Mussels are always a great appetizer. Perfect before a play or event at Popejoy.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great and wine was
Food was great and wine was good. We enjoyed the atmosphere and wait staff was attentive as well.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Extensive and diverse menu
Extensive and diverse menu with choices for vegans as well as meat-eaters. We really like the small/large portion choices on some entrees. The mussels (appetizer ordered as a main course ) are the best we've had in Albuquerque !! Our only complaint is that the dessert menu is limited especially for chocolate-lovers (truffles as only option). Service was excellent!! Brian was attentive, knowledgeable and very helpful!
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Based on previous reviews, I chose Zinc for the one night we were in Albuquerque in route from Arkansas to Scottsdale, AZ. It was a great choice. The ambience was terrific, the service was spot-on, and the food was great. I especially enjoyed my sliced tenderloin. I will seriously consider returning in September when we make a similar trip through the area.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food although one
Excellent food although one individual in our party had difficulty finding gluten free items. Our waitress was very helpful in helping her figure out what choices she might have. Dessert list is pretty limited. I chose an Absinthe as an after dinner drink instead. The first time I had it at Zinc, the presentation (sugar cube lit at table, etc.) and a very knowledgable waiter, Brian, who was able to tell me how to best enjoy it , added greatly to the experience. This time it was just delivered to the table.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Place in a Busy Part of ABQ
Ordered a half bottle of white wine that came in a carafe which seemed a bit odd. The wine tasted a bit off, as if it old but not off enough to send back. The crispy duck egg roll's pastry shell was a bit too thick and was a bit hard to cut and eat. It came with two dipping sauces. The peanut sauce was way too thick. The second one was too sweet. My wife had fritters and liked them a lot.
Both the garlic scapes and the baby artichokes were overcooked. The sea bass was a nicely cooked but the sauce accompanying it wasn't quite right for it. Left the garlic scapes largely untouched.
We liked the ambiance of the place and the service was very good. We'll probably go back and try it again. Their wine prices seemed high for what we had.
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
It has a very good menu. They were out of two out of 4 dessert at 7:00 on an Sunday quite a disappoint. They were very nice about accommodating glutin free requests. A nice area to walk it off after dinner.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food But Stay on the Ground
Zinc is always a solid place. Fine chef with some imaginative dishes. And the wine list is fine. Look for the pinot noirs with the name of the restaurant owners on them. This was the first time that our service was under par and I attribute it to sitting on the second floor. A really nice, but somewhat inexperienced waiter was overwhelmed with too many tables. People who tried to help screwed up orders--wrong dishes, wrong degrees of doneness. Long lags between courses. The final straw was that we were waiting forever for our espressos, and were told that the delay was because they ran out of decaffe, when nobody wanted decaffe. .At that point, I asked for the check so we could finally get out of there. Food was mostly good.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Great Service
We recently tried Zinc for the first time and can't wait to go back. Our waiter, Ben was very attentive and the food excellent. Unfortunately perhaps due to our late eating time, 7:00 PM they were out of several dishes that were highlighted on their menu. I had the pre fix meal, 1 appetizer, a main course and dessert for $30.00. My steak was exactly as I like it (rare) which many restaurants seem to not get right. I would recommend this restaurant to a friend...matter of fact, I already have.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
for a layover in Albuquerque. Based on previous reviews and recommendations from our hotel, we chose this restaurant in the Nob Hill section of Albuquerque. It was a relatively short drive from a hotel in the airport area. We both shared a Caesar salad, which was excellent. My spouse had the lamb loin. It was tasty but a little tough....which lamb loin can be. I chose the tuna appetizer which was very nice; prepared perfectly. Wine list was nice.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good even with an issue
We had a bad bottle of wine, they forgot one of our dinners, and we were not able to get the side dish we wanted (okra bacon bread pudding) as a substitution, but we still had a very good experience dining at Zinc. The service was good and the food was very good, especially the halibut and the quail. They easily overcame the few issues we had.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good service. Will
Good food, good service. Will definitely return when in the area.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic, quiet and tasty
My husband and I celebrated our 34th anniversary Sunday. The service was excellent even though we sat on the mezzanine. The food was well prepared and arrived at the correct temperature. The ambiance was perfect for this occasion. The only suggestion I would offer is to update their web page menu to match the menu we were given when we sat down. My husband, the picky eater, had pre-selected his entre and was limited in what he was able to eat.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food Terrific Service
The food was wonderful. Our server was also the bartender and she managed both jobs exceptionally well, very attentive and knowledgeable about the food.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our group of four old friends really enjoyed the fixed price dinner of 3 courses for $30. We also enjoyed the wine flights for a very reasonable price. Ben, our server, was attentive and informed. The goat cheese tart was excellent as was the Lamb, Beef and Pork.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We split the potsticker appetizer. We got the large portion (6) which I was worried would be too much. I'm so glad we each got 3. They were amazing. Crispy and succulent. We split the beef with the port demiglaze. Not only was our appetizer split in the kitchen to 2 plates, our dinner was as well. Again--perfection. A perfect portion for us. I love that the menu has several options for sizes of plates. For dessert we shared the carrot cake--another great choice. I will definately go to Zinc when I return to Albuquerque.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't Miss it!
Zinc continues to impress! The food was nothing short of superb! We enjoyed the ruby red trout which was the best ever! The place was hopping on a Wednesday night! Don't say that Hump Days don't exist! Don't miss this great restaurant!
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Zinc is a lovely restaurant in Nob Hill area. Good wine selection with wine flights so you can compare and contrast 3 different wines. As this was a birthday dinner for my husband, we needed a Monday dinner reservation. Zinc is one of just a few nice restaurants in Albuquerque that is open Sunday and Monday evening. Spousal unit and I split appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert. It was plenty of food for 2, just getting 1 of each. We had the pan-seered flank steak with a cracked pepper rub and it was quite good.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Great Nob Hill Experience!
This was truly a great dining experience! Out waiter Bryan, did a great job in making the evening memorable, with his outstanding service! His menu suggestions helped point us in the right direction.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely mid-week dinner with a friend. Great bottle of wine, excellent service and a delectable dinner! I plan to return.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our experience at Zinc was fantastic. The server provided excellent recommendations for each of our courses, as well as good wine pairings. The food overall was very good. My lamb was cooked perfectly. The only downside was that the sides that came with my meal were a little underwhelming and underseasoned. Particularly when I consider how well cooked my protein was. However, that would be my only knock. Great environment, great service, and great food.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always enjoy our dinners
We always enjoy our dinners at Zinc and usually reserve it for special occasions.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
As always, Zinc was an excellent choice. The food and service are perfect.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service was great ~ thank you for accommodating my gluten free dietary restrictions! The waiter knew the menu and was able to recommend or have the chef change the plates as needed.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM