Zinc Bistro
Zinc Bistro

Zinc Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zincbistroaz.com/
  • Phone: 480-603-0922
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Summer dining Monday- Wednesday 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Thursday - Saturday: 5:00 pm -10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, French
  • Executive Chef: Matthew Carter
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, View

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Scottsdale Rd & Greenway-Butherus
  • Parking: No
A word from Zinc Bistro
A New York Style Parisian Bistro. A 4000 sq, foot restaurant that is designed with contemporary sensibilities, yet returns the nostalgic ambiance of an authentic Parisian bistro. Round marble bistro tables and wicker chairs spill out onto the sidewalk, offering a kind of people watching one might indulge in, along Boulevard Saint-Germain. Zinc Bistro also offer a romantic garden patio secluded deep in the restaurant, lit by candles during the evening, creating an unforgettable ambiance, or a relaxing atmosphere near our fountain in the afternoon. The oyster bar stands at the end of the 25 foot zinc bar, serving fruit de mer platters, as well as all of the accoutrements. We bring in shellfish daily, offering the freshest oysters, clams, mussels, and lobster in the desert.
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Zinc Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
6 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.8
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.7
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (6)special occasion (5)romantic (4)great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (4)neighborhood gem (3)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (2)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Unaware of Open Table
    Hungry2VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We were in Scottsdale for my birthday, and I had requested a quiet table on my Open Table reservation. Unfortunately, the maitre d' seated us before asking for my name and looking at our reservation! Since they weren't full, I was able to guide us to a suitable table, but the restaurant should really check for special requests before seating a guest who has gone to the trouble to make reservations, don't you think?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly and fabulous!
    ELLEVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The staff at Zinc Bistro is overwhelmingly kind and accommodating! I enjoy the creative edge to favorites. The kitchen also listens to special requests and is great in getting it right!!!! This is in between some wonderful shops so it makes a a productive afternoon or evening of dining and shopping! Delightful! Elle
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely bistro
    CantCookAnythingVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    We love Zinc Bistro for the food (delicious, sophisticated, generous servings), the ambiance (French, beautiful patio, unique for Phoenix), and the service (friendly, unpretentious, topnotch.) The truffle fries are fantastic - and totally worth it. Zinc is one of our favorite spots in the Valley!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 3 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food5
    • Ambiance4.7
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 437 reviews are from the Zinc Bistro reviews archive.
  • Always a special menu for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/25/2012
    Always a special menu for Christmas dinner that is inventive, entertaining and delicious.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was excellent - waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Food was excellent - waiter was super - recommended a great Pinot. Love the vibe of Zinc. The Ahi Tuna was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good food and service.
    xnycopVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2012
    Their flat-iron steak was great, short ribs OK but not great. Good wine list with lots of reasonably priced wines. Great service from Mitch. Hostess snooty and never smiled once. Very up-tight. Managers never visited tables.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chateaubriand makes a great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/22/2012
    Chateaubriand makes a great Thanksgiving dinner! Who knew?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Parked right in the center
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/18/2012
    Parked right in the center of the Kierland mall plaza the ZinC Bistro is a gem of a restaurant. This occasion was to entertain some friends from out of town - I've eaten there a dozen times or more already. Overall a great evening. The menu selection is broad without being overbearing. I had the pan seared steak which came out perfectly. The sea scallops were large and tasty. I recommend without hesitation and plan on returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiter Nick arranged for a
    OnTheRoad
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    Waiter Nick arranged for a molten lava chocolate cake with sparkler to celebrate my milestone birthday! Delicious scallops! Pleasant ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Didn't think the service was
    JeffieGVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2012
    Didn't think the service was that good...Took a long while to get a drink...our waiter was nowhere in sight. Liked the Steak and Pom-frites, thought the service of Pork Tenderloin was was much too small, especially for the price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although we've had them before
    EarlydinnerVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2012
    Although we've had them before and they were excellent, the house french fries this time came soggy and weren't particularly good. The same was true for the desert of small donuts with dipping sauce. They were a little doughy and not light and crispy. We mentioned both items to our waitress who was apologetic and also removed the charge for those 2 items from our bill. We were appreciative of the excellent service and responsiveness to our issue.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We enjoyed our food and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/13/2012
    We enjoyed our food and the restaurant is nicely decorated. But the table for 4 people is very small and we constantly were rearranging plates, glasses, etc. to have them fit. Also, it is a bit loud.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very enjoyable. ..waiter excellent
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2012
    very enjoyable. ..waiter excellent attentive informed and knowledgeable food deliscious
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service and food. Nick,
    DougVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Great service and food. Nick, our waiter took good care of us.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The concierge at the Westin
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    The concierge at the Westin recommended this place during our stay. Based on the reviews and the menu I was expecting it to be really outstanding. The service was just okay as was the food. My husband had the halibut and I had the scallops. While the presentation was nice the food was not memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic service. Steak was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/3/2012
    Fantastic service. Steak was dome perfect and sides were perfect to share.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Menu and preparation of menu
    sherrill53
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    Menu and preparation of menu items excellent! Not the usual fare you find everywhere - unique dishes with careful and thoughtful preparation. Service was attentive and friendly; helpful but not pushy suggestions. Would not eat inside on a weekend night due to the noise level inside. Outside was pleasant and more able to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A taste of Paris
    JackVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2012
    Great food and service. We had the scallops and the braised short ribs. Both were outstanding. Portion sizes were perfect, not overwhelming. We ate outside on the street side patio and it was perfect. Tables were full, but are arranged to allow for private conversations. Great bartender. Large pour martinis
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a very good dinner.
    Cowgirl
    Dined on 10/30/2012
    We had a very good dinner. Scottsdale Kierland has lots of choices but this is a favorite. Had a very traditional chateaubriand on the dinner for two and it was excellent. Service was good too and wevenjoyed the interior patio. My only objection was the intrusive music that didn't fit the romantic setting of this place. A simple fix but maybe others disagree.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was creative and
    SuzanneVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2012
    The food was creative and delicious. I mentioned it was my friend's birthday and she received a delicious creme brûlée for dessert. We ate outside and the service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • cant wait to do it again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2012
    We went for my husbands birthday. When we ordered the ginger beer the guy noted that it was his birthday and wished him happy birthday. the food was amazing you must try the foi gras raviolis and if you like jello the bone marrow. I had duck for dinner it was cooked to perfection. We sat on the back patio. it was quite romantic and reasonably quite. They even gave my husband a free dessert for his birthday. I would recommend it to anyone. REMEMBER.... its french so its small portions it designed to taste amazing look amazing and smell amazing not fill you up. Its an experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/16/2012
    One of the best restaurants in the Phoenix Metro Area !
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A bistro that doesn't just
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    A bistro that doesn't just pretend, but delivers an authentic experience: style, ambiance, and feed. Lively, but not noisy: good for grownup conversations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We always order the moules
    LGPamVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    We always order the moules and frites, and they are spectacular. The broth is incredibly delicious, you'll be dipping lots of bread in the liquid when the mussels are gone. The hanger steak was perfectly prepared, tender and well marinated. Our sandwiches were creative and tasty. We are never unhappy after a meal here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovin' the Roasted Lamb Belly!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    For my Birthday last year all I wanted was dinner at Zinc Bistro. As soon as I left, I promised I wouldn’t wait until my next Birthday but there I was again this Birthday. If you read some of their recipes, you’ll see that many take days to lovingly prepare. So much detail is put into each dish. The presentation and taste of each plate is something very special. They don’t serve their dinner menu during the day which is the only negative, for me anyways. Request a garden table, order a Russian Mule to drink and the Dungeness Crab & Mushroom Crepe for an appetizer. For dinner order the Grilled Colorado Rack of Lamb, Roasted Lamb Belly. This is the best meal imaginable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Normally 5 stars across the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/26/2012
    Normally 5 stars across the board,but this time not so much; service was not up to standard and food order was incorrect twice. Will always go back though!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Give your review a title (optional)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/25/2012
    While the food was good there was nothing really outstanding. The house salad was a bit dry and did not have any flavor from the cabernet vinaigrette house dressing. The prime flat iron steak while stated served medium rare came to the table a little too rare.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We so love having Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/23/2012
    We so love having Sunday Brunch at least once a month at Zinc. Our server Naomi was just the best !! The Shrimp & Grits as well as the Braised short ribs are always off the chart ! Zinc is our favorite Bistro and worth the money. Thanks again for a wonderful Sunday brunch !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    I was pleasantly surpised with my experience at the restaurant. The staff was extremely friendly and the food was excellent. I would recommend making reservations for the weekend, because you restaurant is so busy with local's enjoying a great meal and a wonderful atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We dined on our recent trip
    myrneVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    We dined on our recent trip to Scottsdale at Zinc, it started on a high note, nice ambiance, friendly staff, good service. The choice of salads or appetizers was fair the choice of entrees fair, nothing exceptional. It was good but not wonderful or memorable.
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  • had a great time during restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    had a great time during restaurant week. the menu was absoulutly awesome.my only regret was not bringing along anthor friend so i could try more great food
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty much of a disappointment.
    Redwine
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Pretty much of a disappointment. Limited menu, mediocre food, highs prices, not the value I would exspect for the money. We will not be returning.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and delightful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Great food and delightful presentation with excellent service Glad we tried it during restaurant week as the regular menu looked a bit pricy wonderful pressed coffee too
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • don't miss this place...........
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Food is excellent.....yummy and beautiful we all tried different items and all were fabulous duck, lamb, ribeye, scollops.... don't miss the cheese/meat selections Sit on inside patio for a quieter evening/inside or on outside patio for more "action"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food please get more
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    Great food please get more CA wines added for those of us who don't want French!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best cheese plate and
    LovestoeatVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    The best cheese plate and most delicious mussels ever!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GET THE JIDORI CHICKEN
    sparklenails
    Dined on 9/21/2012
    The Jidori Chicken was really outstanding but we also ordered salmon and the salmon was prepared well but didn't taste as fresh as I like. Desserts were tasty but not prepared as well as I like. Maybe I'm being too picky, not sure but the soufflé really did taste good but was over cooked to cake and the beignets were hollow and empty however they did come with very yummy dipping sauces. But like I already said the Jidori chicken was so good I will absolutely return to have it again but would be afraid to order fish again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been going to Zinc
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2012
    We have been going to Zinc Bistro occasionally for the past seven years. This was the worst service we had. It wasn't terrible, but it was quite inattentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not fit for foodies
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    Not authentic but decent French-inspired food. The fois gras ravioli was underwhelming and the salmon was on the salty side. The restaurant week deal isn't all that great considering what I can get for $40 in my home town of Chicago.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first time at Zinc. Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    Our first time at Zinc. Food was wonderful - everything prepared beautifully. Nice atmosphere, lively crowd. We sat inside by the Eiffel Tower. We had Chateau for 2 - very good, meat could have been cut with a fork, no knife needed. Lovely night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic