Great bistro experience
We had a great meal on an early Saturday evening. Ordered off of the prix fixe menu. Timing for the courses was perfect. Ambience was good and the staff was friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little restaurant with
Great little restaurant with excellent food and service. We had a party of six and and we had a great time at the restaurant. We did not have dessert at the restaurant because we had cake waitng for us at home. We'll try their dessert next time we go because it looks good.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Yummy eggs benedict, fabulous
Yummy eggs benedict, fabulous coffee, and outstanding service.
3/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
My mom and I love this place!
My mom and I love this place! Come here every couple months and especially like sitting in the back on their little patio. Food is great, service is great & we enjoy their champagne/wine.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Noe Valley Favorite
We always enjoy being transported to France when we go to Le Zinc. And this time, I think I ordered particularly well. My salade Lyonnaise was perfect - the egg perfectly poached and the dressing very mustardy. The duck breast was terrific. The remains our favorite casual, neighborhood place.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is becoming a regular
This place is becoming a regular stop for us. Just the right mix and good value as well.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
A WONDERFUL FRENCH FIND!
We love French food and wish there were more bistros and cafes. Italian places dominate and i'm not sure why. French has a much more refined touch. The food here is really delicious and it shows that the owner is the chef and cares a lot.
We will definitely return.
4/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great! First time but hopefully
Great! First time but hopefully not last time. Love the patio setting; food tasty and lovely service.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food in a lovely setting. I highly recommend this place and look forward to going back.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Le Zinc is a quaint French
Le Zinc is a quaint French bistro in Noe Valley. The escargot on toast points was excellent. The only flaw was that there wasn't enough parsley butter to sop up with the crusty French bread. The roast duck in the cognac source with the tagliatelle was excellent. The portion was just the right size. The warm chocolate cake was rich and gooey. They had several French wines to select from, which is a rarity. Parking may be an issue, but if you arrive before 6 PM, there is a small parking lot right next to the restaurant.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quiet but delicious!
I had a gift certificate here from a friend, so my boyfriend and I made reservations for a nice but casual Friday night dinner. It was quiet, though we were there on the earlier side so it may get busier after 8 or 9. My salmon was delicious and he really enjoyed the duck. Definitely would return here!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
This place is wonderful!
This was our first time at this restaurant and it was great. The food was spectacular and the ambiance is perfect. It truly feels like you are dining in a French cafe. I highly recommend it.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food, nominal corkage
Wonderful food, nominal corkage for SF which was a huge plus, wine list nothing to brag about - bring your own and pay the $15. The ambiance was as advertised, great European feel right down to the stoic, but 'spot on with the recommendations' waiter. Steave bavette was great as was the beef bourguignon. Save room for desert - all are amazing. Would definitely suggest a trip here for the food. Bon apetit.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was amazing!
Just wanted to mention we each had the Price Fixe and and each course was perfect!! We loved it and plan to retrun.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot for long lunch outside!
Very inviting patio in back makes for a special lunch on a warm day. Good selection, very good food and service. It could become a favorite regular lunch destination.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Le Zinc is reliably wonderful
I live in the neighborhood and dine at LZ every few weeks. This evening we went with an out of town guest and had a delightful dinner. One aspect I appreciate about Le Zinc is the consistency of the food. It's always very good and always tastes French - not like a someone simply followed a French recipe.
Perhaps the most telling anecdote I can offer came the next morning when our guest spontaneously remarked, "you know, I really enjoyed the place we had dinner last night."
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Hidden Gem!
This is our go to spot for great food! Check it out ...you will be very pleased!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Undiscovered Noe Gem
Wonderful proprietor operated bistro in Noe Valley. The food is very good, the service is always outstanding. And, i'm usually able to get a table at the last minute.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good location...
Comfortable, moderately priced, French food with good service in a great and convenient location. Can't ask for much more than that....
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice wine selection, perfect service- never hovering but always prompt. The salads are perfect and the entrees are always good to excellent.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Noe Valley Gem
My wife and I were in SF moving my daughter into her leased house for college. We always research restaurants in advance as we are not that familiar with SF. Le Zinc was geographically desirable due to its proximity to the Sunset area where my daugher will be living. I had the Bavette beef steak which was cooked to perfection. My daughter's boyfriend had the duck breast with peaches. The food is prepared very well and the ambience is neighborly chic. We had a wonderful time and will be back.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice find on 24th St.
A great find in Noe Valley. The service was impeccable, and the food was terrific. Nice menu, great room. We enjoyed it thoroughly. Food was fresh though the steak was a wee over-sauced. I'm a steakhouse guy though so I might be being over-critical. We shall we going back often. We always talk about going back to Le Zinc - I'm glad we did!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The BOEUF BOURGUIGNON was excellent. A rich savory flavor for the sauce over the right amount of meat, with some potatoes and carrots surrounding.
The CABILLAUD AUX NOIX was outstanding. The presentation was excellent and tasty.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's been years...
I haven't been to Le Zinc since moving out of the neighborhood years ago, but over the labor day weekend, we had a lot of family visiting and I decided to get everyone together for brunch on Labor Day. It was initially for a party of 8 (with 2 kids) but I was able to add a 9th then 10th person to the reservations a day and on the day before the actual date of the brunch. Le Zinc had the table ready and everyone had a wonderful time and enjoyed the brunch foods (and I enjoyed my morning cocktail). Poached eggs were as great as I remembered them-the food was as good as I remembered. Service was excellent!
9/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic French Restaurant
We have been coming here for a couple years now. It's always amazing. Foods perfect wines is great noise level is low and this time we sat outside it was charming. The service is alway top notch and they are very attentive and friendly. We would recommend this to anyone.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Le Zinc is one of our favorite restaurants, and we are always happy to have good al fresco dining weather as we did last week. The garden is intimate and charming. The food and service are always first rate. It is a joy to have this restauarent in our neighborhood.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went here on a whim for our anniversary. My wife loves Paris Bistro food and we found Le Zinc through Open Table. Food was delicious and reminiscent of our last trip to Paris. Perfectly cooked, beautifully presented and a lovely garden setting on an unusually warm San Francisco night. We're planning to go back for brunch soon.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My DH and I have been her many times. This time, we celebrated our anniversary without the kids. There was a family with small children, and they seemed to be having a good time. I love the French ambience, and the food is wonderful, reasonably priced. I often get the steak frites. The baked camembert salad is a real treat. Try the tarte tatin for dessert. Nice wine list too.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Le Zinc
We enjoyed our dinner and the staff was very, very nice. They were not very busy, so they could take time to chat. We had the price fixe dinner and enjoyed it very much.....not a wow factor, but just good food. We enjoyed the ambience more more than the closest French Restaurant in our neighborhood....more room.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a good choice
Le Zinc is a great neighborhood destination and the meal is always good. We especially enjoy the prix fixe menu choices as they offer a variety, ideal portions and you get to try all courses for a very fair price.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A night to Remember
It was our anniversary and we both had eaten here before and chose the restaurant for it's food and ambnience. Perhaps that French was spoken added to the mix. We had only the entrees but both the duck and the salmon were outstanding. The server was not friendly and it was unpleasant to talk to him because he was a heavy smoker.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Le Zinc
My wife and I recently spent three weeks in France and simply loved it. We heard about Le Zinc from a couple of friends and booked a reservation. We arrived about 7:15 and the place was maybe 1/4 full. When we left and hour or so later it was full. The female owner was extremely helpful. I'd noted that I was on a cleanse (not such a great idea if you want to really enjoy their french cooking) and she went over the entire menu to show what I could and could not eat based on my limitations. I thought that was a great service. This is a special occasion place for me. I've heard it's also great for lunch.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
fabulous spot with exquisite food and a lovely outside garden
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great romantic dinner
I took my new girlfriend for our first romantic dinner out to Le Zinc. The atmosphere was perfect with the soft lighting and noise level right where it should be -- not too loud, but enough going on so you feel you're in a happening place. The server was very attentive to our needs. The food was delicious. We both enjoyed ourselves very much, and quite importantly, I made the right impression. We count on returning.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent French Bistro
Excellent French Bistro in the heart of Noe Valley. Transport yourself to Paris for a few hours. Food was very well prepared and tasty. The price fixed 3 course dinner was a good value.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Le Zinc 24th St. Chic Bistro
One can always depend on Le Zinc to provide a special touch to either brunch or a special dinner. It is a little touch of Paris in Noe valley, at once intimate and lively. I go there for bruch frequently and the food is always superb. My favorite is the Dungeness crab benedict. Because of Le Zinc's loyalty program, I was able to treat my friend to a marvelous 3 course dinner for two with a bottle of wine. The Cinnamon Custed Salmon was scrumptious and the Beef Bourguignon was incredibly rich and delicious. The creme brulee was traditionally yummy and the Tarte tatin was perfect! The service was, as always, very accomodating.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great venue! A real neighborhood
Great venue! A real neighborhood gem!
And, you can take your dog on the patio!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The good was amazing. The service was good. It was a great place. Only a few small issues. The waiter who I believe was the owner came in from a snake break and didn't bother washing up so when he came to the table we got a huge wif of the cigarette smell. It wasn't pleasant at all. The other issue was my wine. They are known for their wine list so I ordered a glass. It had been opened to long and I let the staff know. I am not sure if he was upset that I returned the glass of wine or that it had been served to me. But he was noticeably bothered.
But even with the small issues I would go back. The food was amazing and we had a great time.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful restaurant experience!
A group of friends had brunch on Sunday. In spite of the fact that they were busy the service was good and the food beautifully prepared with quality in mind rather than quantity. Have also had dinner here which was another excellent experience although quite a different ambience, quieter, more romantic with more elaborate dishes..
Highly recommend this restaurant for any time of day.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, noisy
Nice dinner out. Food excellent. Waiter attentive. Where we sat it was quite noisy.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Hearty country French with excellent preparation. I love long established local restaurants. They are wonderful!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM