Cafe Zinc

4.7
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258 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
The world of chemistry works on an elemental level. Now experience what happens to your world when the elements work for you. A modern, 40 seat casual dining restaurant - Café Zinc is designed and themed to represent a French bistro setting. Our French pastry Chef prepares a daily assortment of house made pastries and breads for use in the restaurant as well as retail sale.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.7
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4.3
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vipOpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best chicken ever.

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SHARON
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This family dinner was in honor of our 56th wedding anniversary. We had a wonderful time. Every dish was outstanding! Our server was gracious and attentive. The evening was beautifully memorable and we loved it!
Thank you, Cafe Zinc!

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vipMichaelV
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I have always enjoyed our meals at Cafe Zinc. Kathy, Mary, Samantha and all of the staff are very welcoming, professional and top notch. We stopped in today for the chicken and waffles and shrimp and grits, both of which were fantastic! We look forward to trying more of the items on the new menu.

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vipDateNight
Northern MI
30 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had excellent food and service as always. Even got a free key lime tart for my birthday dessert.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience3

We were very excited to come and have breakfast at Cafe Zinc. We ordered our coffees and 4 glasses champagne and orange juice. When the waitress approached our table with the drinks, one of the glasses tipped over, fell into the table, then the rest of the glasses tipped over fell onto the floor, liquid and broken glass on the table, floor and on our clothes. It was a terrible experience

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LeahT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cafe Zinc is the kind of place reserved for special dining. We dined there for our 20th wedding anniversary and we're not rushed with our meal. The food was very good and freshly prepared for us. The wait staff was impeccable and the restaurant and restroom very clean.

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StephenG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Zinc is a great experience. The food is very good as is the service. However, when it is busy, the room acoustic is really loud. All the beautiful shining surfaces do too good of a job of reflecting room noise. I can't wait until the patio opens for the season.

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Foodgirl
Detroit
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Zinc!! Food is amazing and I love the bread basket with butter they give you. Great place to stop too for coffee pastries and desserts!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch!

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Darn
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You should note that this reservation was on Valentines Day and the 'noise' level was elevated mostly because a table of about 15 ladies was seated about half way through our meal and the lunch crowd filled the remaining tables.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Great food and excellent service.

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vipbobk
Detroit
62 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience5

What happened to cafe zinc? The food was not good, little taste, bad quality and fatty short rib-likely undercooked as it was not falling off the bone. Very disappointing meal for what used to be our place to visit in midland. My pasta dish was tasteless as well. Our dinner partners the next day said the same thing. It seems we all chose wrong

On the positive side The cocktails were good and the service was great.

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LynnC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are so blessed to have Cafe Zinc as a dining option in Midland. Thank you Dow Chemical!

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vipcalh
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast menu and great service. Thank you Kathy for that great service.

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Adventurousdiners
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, I had the lobster thermidor. Great service.

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NatalieS
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a GREAT breakfast! Yummy food that was made super quick and FANTASTIC, friendly service!!!

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vipDateNight
Northern MI
30 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as always.

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DanielS
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I have visited many times; and will visit many more.

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We had a party of 6 meet for brunch at 10:00AM on a Saturday. We waited 30 minutes to order and another 45 minutes for our food to arrive (basic breakfast fare). The Nutella crepes were cold. Waitress was less than attentive, and our party got restless and annoyed. Overall, way overpriced for breakfast food of decent quality. Will not return.

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vipDateNight
Northern MI
30 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. My wife had salmon limon and I had lobster thermidor.

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PatrickL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great for a top notch breakfast or brunch. Eggs Benedict is my favorite. Unlimited coffee!

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant!

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RobertM
Northern MI
6 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect setting for a nice meal on January 1

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a great time with great food! Deb was a wonderful server!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was very good; especially liked the “Two for $89” three-course specials - good value. Disappointed in drinks service: ordered the Bulleit bourbon blackberry cocktail; was bright red and couldn’t taste bourbon in it. Thankfully, they let us order another drink without charge. Then, I asked for two glasses of ‘house cabernet’, remembering seeing it for $9 per glass on the menu. When I got the bill, theme waitress had brought a $16 per glass wine without asking for clarification.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Christmas dinner at Zinc was fabulous.
😬❤️

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vipDateNight
Northern MI
30 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Terri was an outstanding server.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service and our waiter was very attentive. Great entrees and salads. We always enjoy our food and wine here and we will be back again.

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Cafe zinc before but it has been several years and this time did not disappoint! Great ambience. Great food.

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vipDateNight
Northern MI
30 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always!

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Scottw
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and seating near the fireplace was very welcomed on a chilly night outside

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Zinc is such a great atmosphere for any occasion. Tonight we celebrated my husband's birthday and we got to enjoy a wonderful meal and great conversation without a loud background. We always enjoy our time here!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first meal was so amazing that we came again 24 hours later! They’re also very accommodating for gluten free patrons.

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DanielS
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

As always, service was superb.
Not cheap, but not exhorbitant

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SandraD
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have had many meals at Cafe Zinc and they are always excellent. We usually have a very large family and usually Thanksgiving meal is hectic but this year there was only three of us. Since we didn't want to make a Thanksgiving meal for only three we decided to go to Cafe Zinc. They food and service were fantastic. It was nice and relaxing to have a great meal in a nice quiet setting and no clean-up.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meagan was our server, she was more than friendly and accommodating! Our hostess was great as well, although I can’t remember her name. Food, as always, was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE Cafe Zinc, the prices appear to be increasing which will limit the number of times I have dinner at Cafe Zinc but the food is very good.

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SusanK
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff and excellent food. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had wonderful food and service! The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. Great cocktails and wonderful seafood dishes

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vipDateNight
Northern MI
30 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always.

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Cafe Zinc offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (989) 837-6030.

Cafe Zinc is rated 4.7 stars by 258 OpenTable diners.

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