Excellent food all aroundExcellent food all around and a great beer and wine selection as well!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous meal and serviceI went here last weekend with my 17 year old for Mother's Day. Everyone was so nice to us and it was the best meal I've had there. The lentil salad with a fat slice of barrata (creamy mozzarella cheese) was exceptional. My salmon with pumpernickel bread pudding and my son's rare tuna with crispy fried spinach and spring rolls were perfectly prepared an balanced in flavor and texture. Yum!!!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellentThe Service Was Unbelievably Good, And The Food Was Great!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMZinc FoodThe food was excellent, the waitstaff were attentive and accommodating to our reservation request for privacy. I'd recommend Zinc without hesitation.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's Wonderful, SmarvelousOne of the finest dining experiences - the food, the service, the ambience are outstanding. I've been there a number of times and each dining experience, be it lunch or dinner, surprises and delights. Truly unique, fresh and lively food.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was absolutely wonderful...Food was absolutely wonderful... and perfect temp!
I just wish I knew that it was a little more "fancy". I was going for something more "trendy"/laid-back. :)4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA foodie's paradiseIt's the type of menu where you want to try everything. Between my girlfriend and myself every dish was phenomenal. Even their cocktails were fresh and innovative. The staff was super friendly and knowledgable. Must be open minded and creative to really enjoy this place. Lets just say the next time I'm in, the first thing I'm ordering are the duck nachos. Outstanding restaurant.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!Really one of the top restaurants in New Haven and in Connecticut. Owner and staff very attentive and menu very creative.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacular! Outstanding! ExtremeSpectacular!
Extremely accommodating even for individual with multiple food allergies.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDining at Zinc was a wonderfulDining at Zinc was a wonderful experience for us. We enjoyed the food, wine and service. We certainly would recommend Zinc to our friends.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFriday lunch at ZincThe food was excellent, cooked and presented perfectly, even with accomodations to an eccentric request from one of our party. The service was efficient and friendly without being intrusive. That was a bit of a miracle in itself, since we had lunch during restaurant week, when the place was very crowded at the time. It was, indeed, a great place for old friends to meet. I was sorry only that I had to return to work after this memorable meal.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMZinc remains a top notch restaurantZinc remains a top notch restaurant in a city - New Haven - which boasts many good ones. The originality of the food, the attention to a good wine list, both by bottle and glass, and the well informed and courteous staff make it an outstanding dining or lunching experience.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Anniversary CelebrationMy wife and I felt special from the moment we were taken to our table which was ready right on time. Champagne was brought before we even thought what we might want. Mind you this was happening on a NH Restaurant Week evening with a packed dining room and line almost out the door. The menu is chock full of exciting choices and the combination of foods and flavors made choosing thought provoking and fun. As our courses arrived, we found ourselves enchanted by both their appearance and taste. The duck (served a true medium rare) was superb. For us a change was to try the cheese plate along side desert; the Landaff cheese was especially good. Service was not rushed and always attentive. Zinc is a perfect place for a couple to dine.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMone of my favorite restaurants.alwaone of my favorite restaurants.always come back...food is outstanding, disappointed .would have come again during restaurant but no reservation available for us.........boo who.see u soon4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMZinc is one of our favoriteZinc is one of our favorite restaurants in New Haven. We enjoy everything about it!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMRestaurant Week at ZincThe salad was organic greens and they weren't kidding. Greens with a little dressing. Should have had a cucumber or something else too! The salmon was great and my husband's pork was ok. Dessert was very good but even though it was $32 a person, it still cost us $110 with "supplements". It was also very noisy and we had to yell at each other.
We would go back though.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I went here,My husband and I went here, for the first time, for our eigth anniversary in February, and were completely impressed. You could taste the passion for cooking in each dish and the fresh, high quality ingredients. When we heard Zinc was on the list of New Haven Restaurant week restaurants we just had to make reservations. We look forward to making this our "special occasion spot" and trying every dish on the menu!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was absolutely amazingThe food was absolutely amazing again! Great selection for the Restaurant Week pre fixe menu. Waiters were attentive without overdoing it.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNice ambiance, the food wasNice ambiance, the food was great and the service was excellent. The idea of American Bistro is prefect set in Zinc.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent service,apps,wineExcellent service,apps,wine and dinner. The chocolate cake with lime shot was dry and not very tasty. Over all it was an excellent experience....service, food and presentation. We will be back!
Jennifer Buis4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!We went there before a show and we were pleasantly surprised by just how fresh and delicious the food was. The cheese platter was so interesting to try. I had the shrimp tostados and my husband had the burrata with lentils - a combination we would have never thought of but it worked. And the burrata was better than the one we get down in the city. The barramundi fish was fresh and the sides complimented it. The wine list was great - had a wonderful chataneuf du pape. Mostly, our waitress was phenomenal - attentive, but not too much and very knowledgeable about every aspect. A great start to our night!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMLong wait for table even withLong wait for table even with reservation. Bill completely mixed up. But it was a great meal, good service. Will return again.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent! TheyThe food was excellent! They catered to our gluten free diner by substituting menu items and gave her a gluten free option for the "bread on the table". Everything tasted fresh and we left feeling full, but not uncomfortable. We will 100% be going back.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I went to ZincMy wife and I went to Zinc to celebrate with two other couples. The waiter was fantastic as was the food, mixed drinks and desert. When the restaurant called to confirm my reservation I told them we were celebrating a special event. They had the table at the front window reserved for us which gave us a little privacy from the rest of the diners. Thanks for a fantastic night!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMZinc is an absolute gem.Zinc is an absolute gem. The food is outstanding and creative. Drinks are beautifully prepared.
It is right around the corner from the Schubert Theater and makes for a wonderful evening.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMEvery course is well thoughtEvery course is well thought out, redolent with original flavours and textures. The ambience is warm and low key. I recommend Zinc for a romantic evening, dinner with a prospective client, a birthday, for any occasion. Zinc alone is worth a trip to New Haven.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I went with twoMy wife and I went with two friends from France, based on the recommendation of a friend from New Haven. We wanted to repay the hospitality shown us by this French couple for much generosity when we were on their turf, so we hoped for a good meal and were told that they knew their wine. All four of us had a different main dish: scallops, steak, tuna, and duck; and the manager/sommelier ended up proposing a pinot noir from central California that worked deliciously with all of our meals and impressed our guests -- an accomplishment, across the continental divide of wine tastes. The plates were beautiful, flavors perfectly combined, service competent and friendly. All more even than we had hoped.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were outstanding.Food and service were outstanding. Highly recommend !!!!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMThe salads were fresh andThe salads were fresh and incredibly tasteful. The butterscotch desert is a must!4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMZinc is one of our favoriteZinc is one of our favorite restaurants in New Haven--always fresh, local ingredients used in innovative ways. Delicious!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA local favorite, with a NYCA local favorite, with a NYC vibe, and fantastic food.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMSpecial from beginning to endEvery part of this meal was outstanding, exceptional really. The service, the presentation, the food, and there was no rushing of courses. Everyone in our party of four were impressed. It was a delightful evening in a friendly but thoroughly professional atmosphere.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThink ZincWe went to Zinc on an adventure to discover an authentic zinc bar as we had seen in Paris. Zinc did not have an actual zinc bar. What we discovered instead was an unexpected foodie hot spot. Assortments of cheese and paired wines were adeptly suggested by our server. The pace of the meal was perfect. The entries interesting but not inaccessible. The atmosphere was vibrant but classy. The dress code ranged from a student look, jeans with dress coats, to couples out for a night at the theater. Go to Zinc. Do it. Now.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot I New HavenWonderful night , wonderful food. The atmosphere was great, service was professional, food was so good. We were enjoying everything and they couldn't of been more accommodating. Would defiantly eat there again and highly recommend it. We ate 4 different dishes and 2 appetizers and every plate was wiped clean, yummy.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food, Well PreparedDining out should be a simple, enjoyable experience and Zinc fits that description. Perfectly. Special cocktails were special, the beef lettuce wraps spicy without being overwhelming and were just the right portion. For the main event the Barramundi, and the Scallops were prepared to just the right temperature and texture. Our waiter was a real pro...knew the menu as though he was preparing it.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI specifically wanted to takeI specifically wanted to take my Italian mother to a restaurant that would live up to her standards. (She only eats fresh produce from her own garden and cooks all her own meals.) I am happy to say she was very happy with the food. The one thing that would be helpful would be if the entrees had more information on how the fish/meats were raised and what farms they were sourced from. We ended up bombarding our waiter with questions about the fish choices. One disappointment: In choosing a farm to table restaurant, we expected all items on menu to be locally sourced which it was not. But overall, very tasty and not too rich.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent, asThe food was excellent, as most of the recent reviews attest . . . tasty, creative, and fresh. Service was the best we have had in a long time . . . our server was knowledgeable without being pretentious, casual yet still professional. We will be back, and we'll recommend Zinc to our friends, too!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of New Haven's BestA great restaurant for foodies. Both food and service were excellent. Their red beet risotto is fantastic. A perfect a celebration or a fine dining experience with friends.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMExtraordinary food. Very goodExtraordinary food. Very good service but not as good as on my previous visits when it was always excellent. The difference was that the place was nearly full (I arrived about 8:30) whereas on previous it was less crowded. Also this time the noise was almost unbearable--loudmouthed yuppies acting like nobody else was on their planet.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen to Zinc before, and itBeen to Zinc before, and it never disappoints!
Our server was awesome; johnny-on-the-spot, but never intrusive.
Entrees were both generous and delectable.
Ambiance was wonderful.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMNew Haven Favorite!Great restaurant, our favorite in New Haven! Perfect for a date or a nice night out. Excellent food and service!3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was extremely tastyThe food was extremely tasty and creatively presented. Service was cordial, knowledgeable and professional. We all had a great time.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMpre theater feastAll 4 meals were interesting and delicious. The special was a variation on meatloaf, using pork. My husband's hanger steak was among the best he's ever had. My seared salmon had an unusual salad with smoked salmon and a pumpernickel bread pudding that was not so heavy as to leave me feeling bloated. Portions were generous without being overwhelming. The beer cake for dessert, which we shared, was a perfect ending. The service was friendly and warm. I will definitely return.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AM"Date Night" We are newly"Date Night" We are newly weds and and wanted a nice romantic setting. We arrived at Zinc at 7:30 on a Friday night and the place was hopping and busy and the hostess was pleasant and efficient.
Their wine list is impressive so after we had chosen our meals the server (Martha) said she would send over a gentleman to discuss the wine list. He was very knowledgable and gave his suggestions. He told us some in different price ranges as well. My husband made the decision on a beautiful French White and it was delicious (Meursault) 2010. We had the salmon over the pumpernickel bread pudding and barramundi and mushroom risotto. OMG it danced in my mouth. For dessert we chose the assorted house made truffles with cognac. Simple and delicious.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic as usual. Had oneFantastic as usual. Had one my faves - yellowfin tuna over black rice. Perfect for a business lunch or catching up with friends.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFan for lifeHaven't been to Zinc for a while, but last visit was a revelation! I rue the visits I could have had there. Everything about it was harming, delicious, imaginative. I can't remember the last time I raved for days about spinach!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSmoked duck nachos were trulySmoked duck nachos were truly excellent. And as always, the service was superb.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food and service.Amazing food and service. The chef is a master at enabling a multitude of flavors to delight the palate with each forkfull. The food is not cooked with a heavy hand as now appears to be the trend at many "hi-end" restaurants which shows the mastery of the chef at blending myriad flavors into delectable fare!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptional Food, very professionalExceptional Food, very professional service, tastefully modern style atmosphere.. A must if you are looking for a special dining occasion.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMContemporary American cuisine--Contemporary American cuisine-- excellent fish dishes,(didn't have the meat), just the right pace of service between courses, servers very knowledgeable about menu, great ambiance, and fairly priced. Excellent service. Good portion sizes. Everything was well plated.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM