Excellent spot, especially
Excellent spot, especially if one has food allergens.
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
It's a great, eclectic place!
This was my second time at Zinc and it was better than I remembered. Wait staff are very friendly and helpful. Food is tasty with subtle flavors and wine list is great. I love the mood of the space. I look forward to a return visit.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely food and place
Some locals recommended Zinc to me and I was very pleased with my experience. The food was very good (I had a flank steak special) and the prices were amazingly good! Really nice wine list as well and the feel of the place is most pleasant.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Happy Hour!
Zinc Bistro was very delicious and we had a great experience. Their prices are reasonable, but if you go during Happy Hour, then you'll get great prices for the quality. Half off drinks and appetizers. I recommend their signature Prickly Pear Margarita, Hand-made Guacamole and the Zinc Burger. Probably the juiciest burger I've ever eaten.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
we had a very nice late night
we had a very nice late night dinner outside. Our server was friendly and the food was
good. We especially enjoyed the guacamole prepared tableside.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A wonderful anniversary dinner
My husband and I celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary at Zinc on a reccomendation from a bartender at another San Antonio wine bar that same afternoon. His tip was an excellent one! Nice dinner, great wine list, exceptional service, and beautiful ambiance. Loved it!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Variety of entrees on the
Variety of entrees on the menu, prepared well. Excellent wine list. Exceptional value.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
These folks are related to
These folks are related to Boudros but have a less pricey menu. Great service ! Try the table made guacamole!
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had the Pizza Sopressata - hard to image such an awesome pizza - have had pizza from all over the world - literally and this was the best ever - shockingly good!!!! Prices at the restaurant were so reasonable but do not let low prices on some items lead you to think quality will be compromised - it won't be. Also had the Cesar Salad for $3.00 and was exceptional - love this place so much we went there twice in five days in San Antonio - would have gone more often if had discovered it earlier. - Fantastic wine list as well and also has a cigar menu if you so desire!!! A++++++++++++
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Late Evening Find
We were staying at the Hilton and found the restaurant on Yelp. We had salads and a pizza with a nice bottle of wine. We will come back on our next visit. The food being served looked great too!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for new daters.
This restaurant is great for new daters, not too romantic to be uncomfortable but just enough to make an evening special. The waitress we had was great as well.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and i were out for an evening and I selected Zinc for a couple of reasons. It's connected to Boudro's, and the menu offered choices at reasonable prices. Guacamole prepared at the table might used more spices, but it was delicious anyway. We had fish and chips and pasta.... both of which were seasoned "just right". My wife tells me we have found a good choice for dinner downtown.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved it. The food was
We loved it. The food was great, the waitress was friendly and the courtyard was very comfortable even though the temps were in the 90's. We would go back for sure when we return to San Antonio.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good. It took a long time to get it after ordering though. Prices were good for the amount of food.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Get off the river and head
Get off the river and head hear for excellent food, service, and ambiance. Outdoor courtyard is spectacular.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
went on the suggestion of a friend. Very good dringks, nice old building that is in the heart of downtown San Antonio. Very easy to get to from most major hotels in the area. Parking garage across the street, it is on a one way streeet that will take some planning. Ask to have burger cut in half, said it was against "policy", asked for substitution, again said it was against "policy". Food and service was very good. Price was very good for what we ordered. We would go back again.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great atmosphere and great food
The atmosphere was wonderful and the food was very good! Excellent and quick service. Great wine selection. Would highly recommend starting with the truffle fries!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The bar, restaurant area and outside area are all very cool. The food was excellent. We started with escargot and they were great (they give you enough bread to mop up all remaining sauce - yum). My husband had the hangar steak and frites - delicious - loved the sauce. I had the crab cakes and they were delicious. Our waitress warned me that the cakes would not be very large (more of a small plate) - which was perfect for me. I like my crab cakes smaller rather than mile high and this was more than enough for my dinner. Because...we shared the bread pudding souffle and it was one of the best I've ever had. It was also big enough for 4 people to share! Delicious food, great atmosphere. Can't wait to go back!
8/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went to Zinc to celebrate
We went to Zinc to celebrate my daughters 30th birthday. They were very accommodating and we all enjoyed our meal. Nothing extraordinary for food, I had Fish and Chips. My salad was good, made with goat cheese. The desserts were really good.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Food & Atmosphere
My husband, son and myself celebrate an anniversary dinner together and thoroughly enjoyed our time at Zinc's. The steak, churrascos of grilled shrimp, and the blue crabcakes were delicious and attractively plated. We also enjoyed the 2-alarm hummus, martini's and wine. The waitress was fantastic, she was informative and attentive. The evening outside was cozy and pleasant. We'll definitely return to dine/drink in the near future.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I wanted a nice place to celebrate my birthday with a few friends, this was the perfect place. Dinner and drinks were great!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Choice Downtown SA
Our party of four was pleased with every dish -- nice attentive service and wine list had plenty of options. I wish we had asked for patio seating -- but next time for sure.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great dining experience
A warm welcome. Smiling hostesses. Great service. Great food. Reasonable pricing.
First time dining here. Very impressed. I highly recommend this place. When I am back in San Antonio, I will return here.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I wanted 30 minute earlier reservation, online did not offer, only 90 minutes earlier.. I called in, same response. Arrived a little early, no problem, place was almost empty. What was the big deal? - Once seated all issues went away. Food was great, Service was even better. Too many dishes have frys as a standard, but that is easily overcome. - I only wish my group could have experienced this Gem's outside experience but alas I excourted them out thru the patio so it was their last impression.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a table of six ladies, out for some dinner before heading out to party the night away. Everyone loved their meals. I had escargot and truffle Parmesan fries. Friends had lamb sandwich, zinc burger and pizza. Everything was entirely consumed. Drinks were delicious, wine was reasonably priced, decor was fun, ambiance was great. Overall, we had a great time.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Please eat here! Great cocktails!
Fabulous atmosphere, helpful staff. Wine and champagne list is excellent, fun cocktails too. Food is reasonably priced and delicious. Zinc burger and churrasco shrimp were fabulous. Menu is limited but everything is tasty. This was about a fun evening with great drinks. The excellent food was a bonus. The patio is to die for.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A new favorite
Zinc has an excellent outdoor dining area set up in a closed off alley between historic buildings. The ambiance in the wine room is much less appealing. The food has been very good each time I have been. The guacamole appetizer is prepared at your table, and is unique and delicious. I also recommend the churrascos of shrimp.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Warm reception on a Cold Night
Our party of four arrived on a cold, rainy Sat night. We were promptly seated in the 'Wine Room'. I was a bit skeptical since it seemed very chilly and too quiet. However, our waiter obliged our request to boost the temperature, and as the evening went on, the room filled and it was quite charming, with it's soft lighting and historic feel. We sampled dishes such as the hot artichoke dip, lamb pasta, and grilled shrimp. All were excellent and the reasonably priced wine list didn't hurt! But the biggest hit of the night was the bread pudding. Everyone agreed we should order that FIRST next time.
We will be back!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to go!
We had a reservation at Zinc and arrived right on time. Due to the weather, there were not many people downtown San Antonio. We may have been the only people besides staff in the restaurant. Of course, we had great service! The food was really good. We had the appetizer of mac n cheese and it was phenomenal. The main course was steak and frites and an Italian pizza. Both were exceptional. The wine was also really good. The prices are very reasonable and surprising for a downtown restaurant. Other patrons did arrive a little later for our dining room and also the bar. It is a fun and quirky restaurant and we will defininetly be back.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I were celebrating our 21st anniversary so we were looking for something small and romantic with low lighting. I loved Zinc! It had great food and the ambiance was exactly what we were looking for.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM