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Zinc Brasserie - Sandusky
  • Address:
    215 East Water Street
    Sandusky, OH 44870
    Neighborhood:
    Sandusky
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary French / American
    Price: $30 and under

Zinc Brasserie - Sandusky Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.zincbrasserie.net
  • Phone: (419) 502-9462
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm. Expanded Summer hours.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French / American, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Cesare Avallone
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: From smaller dinner parties with a group in your own home, your yard, on a boat, to large scale events such as weddings and other celebrations, ZINC brasserie will customize the event menu for you and your guests.
    Please call for information.
  • Special Events & Promotions: ZINC brasserie often offers Wine Dinners, tastings, and other special events. To receive information on these events, please join our mailing list, at www.zincbrasserie.net

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Wayne Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Zinc Brasserie - Sandusky
Locally owned and operated, ZINC brasserie is a French-inspired restaurant that strives to provide fresh, delicious food, attentive service, and a warm atmosphere. The ingredient driven menu changes seasonally, with great features available nightly.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Diner Reviews
  • "For our 25th wedding anniversary, We dined at Zinc mid-week with several vacant tables. The service should have been stellar, but wasn't. Our main waitress was not attentive and nearly dismissive. However, the other server who attended our table was much better. She should have been our head waitress. Our meals were wonderful, the salad a bit common, and the Chateau Neuf de Pape exquisite."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Food and wine was perfection. The decor was sophistication and this will be my favorite place to go."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Pork T-bone was amazing perfectly cooked cut like butter Served with seasoned goat cheese, creamy mashed potatoes and broccolini provided the perfect bite"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We frequent Zinc and love the entire experience! The Clams Casino are absolutely fabulous!!! We recommend Zinc to everyone! First class dining in Sandusky, OH!!"
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This place is so great. The food is always amazing. The staff is friendly. If your in Sandusky and want an incredible meal, look no further"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I never miss the opportunity to have dinner at Zinc when I am in town. The food is always exceptional, the wine list fantastic and the service friendly and prompt,"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "This was my 4th visit to Zinc and the second time at their new location. While they have much more space, they really must do something about the noise level. With all the hard surfaces in the place (floors, chairs, tables, etc.), there nothing to absorb the noise. My quiet group of five was easily drowned out by group of six seated nearby. The place was not very full - I would hate to hear how loud it gets when there are more people seated in the dining room. Aside from noise, it was a very nice dinner and the food and presentation of the food was excellent."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Well executed food plated with interesting sides that complimented the main course (not always the case at other restaurants)."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Busy fri nite ,4 adults 2 kids ordered expensive wine. Service & food slow! One app & my dinner overly spicy/ peppery we couldn't eat we should have been advised when ordering if we were ok with spicy dishes After 2 hours kids restless we couldn't order dessert or coffee . atmosphere & most everything else pretty good. Didn't expect such a nice wine list in a small town !"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food was tasty, but extremely overpriced. The portions were reasonable size, but way too expensive. This is not a place we will frequent on a regular basis."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Really enjoyable dining experience. We had the house salad, my wife had the salmon, and I had one of the wood-fired pizzas. Great taste and preparation. Excellent wine selection as well."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Have been here a number of times and it's never disappointing. Anything from a drink to a gourmet dinner your sure to enjoy."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Ate at the other location several times. This was far superior food, service was great too. Helpful and happy. We have already recommended. We will be back. The bar looked like a lot of fun also. We love good food and have wanting to try the new location. Great job. Hope Sandusky appreciates."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We started discovering Sandusky last year as seasonal boaters. I love this city. There are so many gems. Zinc has become one of our favorite restaurants. Check out their other spots, Crush and for a great view of the lake and a quick lunch go to Dockside, (dog friendly) also operated by the same family."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I have eaten at Zinc many times and have never been disappointed. Food and service was outstanding as always."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Since opening in Sandusky, Ohio, my wife Jeanette and I, along with our friends have enjoyed Zinc. The original venue was spectacular and the new location equally stunning. The food as always was phenomenal."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This restaurant has two sides a Brick oven and more casual dining on one side and more elaborate dining on the other side. The food is excellent on both sides and the service extraordinary. I would recommend this highly"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I was sceptacle Zinc would lose something when moving to a larger space. Completely wrong. Spot on the design and the food as always didn't fail. Hard to believe you're in Sandusky. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Had an enjoyable evening at Zinc starting with cocktails in the Zinc bar area. Very busy night which is always fun energy. Excellent service and wonderful food. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Loved the food and the server, but much less intimate and much much noiser than the old location. Waited 20+ minutes past reservation time to be seated."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Staying out by the turnpike for a single night, we chose Zinc solely via comments and recommendations we found on the internet. When we arrived, we were shown a table in the dining room near a group celebrating something -- very loudly. We asked for a different table and ended up in the bar which was much quieter and where the bartender was very friendly and accommodating. Drinks were great and the food excellent. If we lived in or near Sandusky, we'd definitely return."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "My wife and I have been Zinc Brassery fans for sometime, but Friday was our first time to the new location. The new location combines a tavern and Zinc in adjoining space. The food was wonderful -- I had the crab stuff salmon and my wife had the rainbow trout -- both excellent. My only complaint -- the noise level is pretty high -- with the metal ceiling and not much soft materials around, the noise level was higher than I liked. But overall -- an excellent restaurant. And the new location has a view of Lake Eri"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Food is out of this world! My wife and I accidentally found Zinc last year and have been wanting to return for some time. We finally got to return and it was fantastic again! We are from southern Ohio and will always stop in anytime we are in the Sandusky area!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Had a great dinner at Zinc! Food was so good, great service and atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Though the atmosphere is charming, the acoustics were unbearable. The brick and stone walls, hardwood floors and tin ceiling make for a ear drum blasting experience. I could not wait to get out of there. It ruined our dining experience"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Comfortable dining room, Larger than last location. Less intimate. nice that Pizza ,and bar are separated from dining room. Really good food. Decent portion size."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great experience at the relocated Zinc restaurant. Great overall atmosphere. Andrea and Cesare are great hosts. Food and atmosphere can accommodate any occasion from casual to more formal."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The truth is that zinc does have good food however the service and overall attitude of management will leave a foul taste in you mouth!! We have dined here numerous times in the past and have enjoyed ourselves - great food. Since the new location has opened the service is lacking, the noise level is comparable to a night club and please just eat your steak regardless of the temperature your order! On two occasions, we have ordered the strip steak medium rare. Twice the steak was cooked medium well at best. No apologies were made. The second time this happened the steak was sent back TWICE. Again, no apologies or concern. The owners wife offered the check rather than making anything right. Will never be back. DUMP! "
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Went there for a family member's birthday. Everyone enjoyed the time, nice larger restaurant than the last location. Cool setup with a small waiting bar, a full restaurant and a cool Hearth bar area for different occasions. Everyone enjoyed their meal, a little on the pricey side but that's what you expect when you come here. I had the special rainbow trout, it was honestly 'okay' (first time I had rainbow, perhaps it's just not for me) but everyone else at the table was very happy with their dish. Dessert was original and very good. Give it a try both on a night out after work or a romantic date."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great food, wine, and waitress. Sandusky's finest."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "As one fellow diner noted, "it's hard to find duck dishes, and they had two on the menu plus one special". Husband had excellent Cioppinno (spelling?) and my salmon was very flavorful and fresh. Zinc was special before, but now with it's larger venue, will be more accessible. Was concerned about how they would maintain the quality while serving so many more, but somehow they did it. Thanks to Zinc for a lovely evening."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We are never disappointed dining at Zinc or Crush. We live in Vermilion and tell everyone about these two gems!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "Great eclectic and warm atmosphere.Delicious variety of fresh and interesting food."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Once again, another great dinner at Zinc Brasserie! Every last detail at Zinc is always perfect...ambiance, presentation, food quality, wait staff... If you're looking for an outstanding night out, you will most certainly find it at Zinc!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Dined at Zinc many, many times. Like the roominess of the new location. One of a kind restaurant in the Sandusky area. Will continue to patronize as long as I'm breathing."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We have enjoyed Zinc for years and touted it as the best restaurant between Cleveland and Chicago, but having spent an evening in their new location will never return again. The food is still good, the service was attentive, but the noise level was so high that we could not hear ourselves think. Skipped coffee and dessert just to get outside for some welcome relief. Advice to owners - get some wall hangings, cover tin ceiling with acoustic tile if you must, do something to lower the noise levels and dress up the place."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Love the new digs! Zinc has been a favorite for years, and the new facility takes a great kitchen and staff, and makes the entire operation even better. My wife had a spectacular (and large) cioppino. I had the steak frites, with the truffle flavored frites. Both entrees were exceptional. You all are continuing to improve upon excellence."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Everyone needs to stop in Zinc to enjoy everything there!! Food, service, wine, ambiance... Wow!!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I realize that they may be a learning curve since they moved into a new place The food was not as good as usual. The bartender at the casual bar was horrible. The accoutics are bad. It is very loud and you can't even hear what the waitress is saying let alone other people in your party."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We returned here to celebrate Valentine's Day and we're not disappointed. The new location is lovely but also ver noisey. We miss the quietness and intimacy of the other location but this location should work out nicely for the owners. The food was amazing!! Each dish had its own unique taste explosion! So worth our 4 hour drive."
    Dined on 2/14/2014