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Zinc Restaurant
Zinc Restaurant
  • Address:
    2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
    Art Gallery of Alberta
    Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary European
    Price: CAN$31 to CAN$50

Zinc Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zincrestaurant.ca/
  • Email: zinc.restaurant@compass-canada.com
  • Phone: (780) 392-2501
  • Hours of Operation: Monday Closed

    Tuesday & Wednesday Lunch 11 am to 2:30 pm
    Dinner seatings between 5 pm and 9 pm

    Thursday & Friday Lunch 11 am to 2:30 pm
    Dinner seatings between 5 pm and 10 pm

    Saturday Brunch 11 am to 2:30 pm
    Dinner seatings between 5 pm and 10 pm

    Sunday Brunch 11 am to 2 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary European, International, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: David Omar
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Experiencing inspired works of art takes on a whole new meaning with Zinc Catering at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Whether you choose from one of our restaurant-inspired menus, request a themed menu based on a current exhibition or create your own customized selection, you and your guests will enjoy an incredible culinary experience! For more information on hosting an event at Zinc or in one of the magnificent rentable spaces at the Art Gallery, please visit: http://www.zincrestaurant.ca/events-catering

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 99 Street and 102A Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample meter parking around the Gallery. There is also a large Imperial Parking lot adjacent to the main doors as well as the Library and City Hall Parkades. The Art Gallery of Alberta is connected to the Library Parkade via the downtown pedway system. Zinc restaurant is walking distance from Edmonton City Centre, the Citadel Theatre and the Winspear Centre. The Edmonton LRT system is also accessible right from the building.
A word from Zinc Restaurant
Canada"s Best New Restaurants of 2010; Zinc has been named one of Canada's Best New Restaurants of 2010

Located in the Art Gallery of Alberta in downtown Edmonton, Zinc offers a relaxed fine dining experience inspired by simple elegance and served in stunning surroundings. Zinc menu focuses on fresh Alberta ingredients fused with local artisan food products.

Intimate dinners, group celebrations, casual lunches or the simple enjoyment of a glass of wine become inspired at Zinc.

Zinc is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Our menus change seasonally and include dishes inspired by featured art exhibitions.Continued

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Diner Reviews
  • "We were a little disappointed. Had heard great things about Zinc, but food was only so-so...kind of bland. Service was very good though."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "I took my family for brunch at Zinc as part of a day a the AGA. I was a bit reluctant because it is not a 'family' restaurant, although children eat free. Quickly though, LeeAnn adeptly ensured that my kids were welcome and well taken care of. (She even did some ballet with my daughter in one of the quiet corners). The food was what I sort of expected - fantastic and well presented. We ordered lobster benedict and blue crab fritata and both were expertly prepared and delicious. We are looking forward to our next trip to Zinc and would recommend it to anyone."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Appetizer was very nice but for all three of us our main course was over cooked and under seasoned. Generally underwhelming and somehow a bit disappointing. The food wasn't bad -- it just didn't meet expectations."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Zinc continues to be a great "go to spot" - you can count on a great ambience - high ceiling/bright space/modern décor; with seating spaced out enough to not feel crowded. The food remains excellent, with a little twist to some favorites, like Mac and Cheese (but not the KD kind!) It is a place that is both impressive and very welcoming with wait staff that are friendly, knowledgeable and not intrusive. I highly recommend Zinc, for a business lunch spot."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Excellent idea to have small portions menu options. Great selections Very accommodating to dietary restrictions & allergies. Outstanding service, overall experience Truly memorable"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was a lovely place to dine pre-theatre. The food was great, as was the wine & service."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We enjoyed the quality and presentation of the food, it was super. Our Corporate directors were in town and they appreciate fine dining. Certainly the Zinc Restaurant met the challenge of our team and the experience was a Western New York dining experience."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Food was incredible. Every bite was wonderful. Best Mojitos I have ever had."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I was really hoping to have something good to say about Zinc. It's located on prime real estate at the beautiful Alberta Art Gallery. Unfortunately, our experience was very disappointing, especially considering the price get for dining at Zinc. The scallops were practically raw, the veal tortellini was undercooked to the point where the pasta was hard and floury. The veal stuffing inside was get bland and barely seasoned, the tenderloin was bland and overcooked (ordered medium rare but came out well), but the duck was ok (but not worth the $38 they charged). I also ordered an Old Fashion which is a pretty standard drink, but for some reason they used agave syrup which made the drink unbearably sweet. Bill-$180 for 2!"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Food presentation was superb and wine list well above average. We particularly appreciated amuse bouche, dipping oils and desserts. Mains were favorful and expertly plated. Good value overall with discount for AGA membership."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Zinc is one of the best downtown gems that caters to delectable cuisine and specific dietary needs. I'm always pleasantly surprised by the artistic display of food but the mouth-watering food speaks for itself. It not only looks divine, it tastes heavenly and that's not just the desserts but every dish. It can be a challenge to eat gluten free, dairy free with other requirements and the chefs consistently accommodate to produce an amazing dining experience every time. I will consistently go back to Zinc for the amazing culinary experience. Thank you for your artistic and delectable creations!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Great spot for a light brunch, no crazy huge serving sizes, always elegantly and imaginatively presented. Good to try this place out during Downtown Dining Week."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We've been here a few times and the food and service has always been amazing. Friday night we took some friends out, the service was mediocre. The appetizers which are usually amazing were not food at all, we couldn't even eat them. My husband was starving, so he ordered the beef like he had in the past and the smaller portion if beef was brought to him. He asked if that was the full order like he had requested and it was. He was starting when he left there as he barely got any food. For 38, you would certainly expect more out of the dish. We probably won't be back."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Food at this place is extremely mediocre, avoid if possible."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We have a brunch on Sunday. We did not try the pastries, and we just order four different kinds of main courses. The taste and representation of the food were great. We really enjoy that."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We were a group of about ten diners for Sunday brunch. There were only about six other people in the restaurant, yet it took over an hour for food to arrive. And that was after waiting a while for the order to be taken. When it did , it was hardly worth the wait. High on quantity, low on quality. I have to say the wait staff were great; filling coffee, dealing with people, etc. If they weren't so good, I feel some of our crowd were ready to up and leave. Being in an art museum, they really need to realize that most people are there to visit the museumt. Taking nearly two hours by he time paying, etc. was done cuts into art viewing time significantly. I would definitely warn friends to book elsewhere before going to the museum."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Zinc is a great place for lunch. Service was a little slow this time, but it was Teacher's Convention so very busy. I would highly recommend the Pear and Parsnip Soup! So good!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "W love the great atmosphere and contemperary look of the restaurant.Food is very good as well.Great service!"
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "had lunch and supper at Zinc. Ambience was great: love the wood décor. Service was very good as well. Food was a major disappointment. Small portions and not tasty. The soup had no salt in it: Campbell canned Minstrone soup would taste much better. Italian oil and dip for the bread: very bland. Bread is not ?fresh. I think the Head chef needs to design his food presentation and also food quality. It is an art gallery and there was no art at all in food presentation."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had totally forgotten about this restaurant until we were looking for a nice dinner out for a special occasion. It was a quiet night being on a Thursday, but that was a bonus for us who needed a nice night out. The dining room is small, but intimate and the space was right the right mix of upscale and unpretentious."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This restaurant definitely is a must-visit for foodies. Although parking may be a bit hard to find, it's definitely worth the walk. The servers are very knowledgeable about the menu and wines. My girlfriend and I felt welcomed. We had a fantastic and romantic date thanks to welcoming staff, and well-decorated restaurant."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The food was unexceptional and bland. It was very overpriced for the quality and quantity."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Great attentive service. Excellent presentation of delicious food. Great place for quiet conversation. Description of menu items was eloquent and definitely knowledgeable."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "WE dined on Sunday of the family day weekend. My husband ordered "surf and turf" which was to include a tenderloin filet. He was serve a thin strip sirloin and not informed. The waiter or the manager did not not come back to ask how our food was. When he complained to the server, the server said they had run out of tenderloins. The price of the meal was taken off the check but the point of not being told when ordering was not acceptable. The manager finally came and spoke with us after my husband let the server know that the manager was the one at fault. I had the crab cake which was excellent as always"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I booked a few hours before for a last minute dinner meeting for our group of 4. The restaurant was quiet although a large group and several smaller tables kept us from being the only ones. We were well attended and the server very knowledgeable and friendly. She paced the meal well and stopped by to refill water/check in without being obtrusive. The food was great - the smaller portions option makes for a more adventurous meal especially when there is so much to choose from! The vegan dish was good but the tofu a little underwhelming (and I'm generally a tofu fan!) Overall, our booth was the perfect spot for the evening and I could see returning for a meal prior to the gallery or a Winspear/Citadel show. It is a must try in Edm!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Brunch at Zinc was a real treat. We had a very relaxing early afternoon meal. The food was excellent with a great variety of tastes that complemented each other. It was a great place to have a peaceful, relaxing visit between two friends."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was very good but the wine list was disappointing -- very few Canadian wines. We found the restaurant quite noisy. We left our coats in the car in the parkade under City Hall, as we often when going to events linked by the underground pedway system. We could get in with no problem but when we left, the doors to the lrt at the art gallery were initially locked and once we got in, someone had to be called to open the metal gate at the bottom of the stairs so we could get back into the pedway system."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Recently dined at this lovely restaurant before attending the symphony. The staff inquired as to whether we had tickets to a show so we could dine and keep on schedule. We were amazed at the ambience and view this lively restaurant affords. To make the evening more enjoyable the food was excellent. The beef tenderloin with the chocolate sauce was fabulous. I definitely recommend this restaurant and look forward to dining there again"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "They did a perfect job severing our table of eight. Food was outstanding and the service was very professional."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Food tasted good, liked how you could sample everything!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The impeccable, friendly service and airy ambience make this a top choice for lunch downtown."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Lunch at Zinc on a frosty February day is a treat. With a welcoming sun streaming through the glass roof, attentive service and exciting, innovative choices on the menu my experience at Zinc was memorable. Nice touches like warm herbed bread with dipping sauces, excellent wine choices and lovely plating all add to what makes Zinc unique. For a casual lunch, a romantic dinner, or a special occasion with family Zinc fills the bill."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We had to wait an hour for our meal at lunch, unacceptable. The service was very weak."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food and service was great however the main thing that really was disappointing was that when I made the reservation I had included a comment saying “Please help make our anniversary special.” Not once was it mentioned that it was our anniversary, even a congrats would have been appreciated. I had heard such amazing things about Zinc and was excited to try it out. Considering that the service was great but they failed to mention our anniversary makes me consider not recommending it or going back. I am not sure if the message was not relayed to the server or what had happened but coming from the service industry myself, it was very disappointing and I don't think I should have to remind them again about a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The food was fantastic, the service awesome. Just loved the "small plates" so we could taste a number of items and still have the most wonderful, satisfying in every way, meal."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Really enjoyed a quiet evening out. The food was tasty and the service was really good and friendly. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The setting of Zinc in the museum is great and staff is pleasant. Usually not too busy on weeknight evenings, that makes for a relaxing atmosphere. Food was overall very good, but not quite outstanding due to little details. For example the waffle that the confit de canard (duck confit) rested on was simply bland and had a texture as if just warmed up. The rest of the dish was great."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Had a divine meal before spending the afternoon looking at the exhibits. Great value, great location. Really great mimosas if you're having brunch!"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We went on a Friday night....the food was delicious and the atmosphere relaxing and pleasant. Our server was knowledgeable and friendly and kept pouring us wine all night! :) All in all, it was a lovely experience and I would definitely come back..."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "... Zinc did a great job at impressing me -- and I'm pretty hard to impress! I look forward to trying more items on their menu and will visit again soon."
    Dined on 1/25/2014