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About Cafe Zinc

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.

111 W Main Street
Midland, MI 48640
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Daily: 6:30am - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Gordon

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(989) 837-6030

Website:
http://www.thehhotel.com/dining/cafe-zinc/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafe Zinc Ratings and Reviews

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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Worth the Drive (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Healthy (6)
Seasonal (6)
Cozy (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
People Watching (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Finally, a great new menu with lots of interesting choices. We had the duck, lobster and the scallop dishes. All would order them again. Great service. We will be back!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We frequently go to Cafe Zinc when we are in Midland and always enjoy it. The restaurant is very pretty, the food is delicious (particularly the Bolognese ) and the service is excellent. However, the dessert case is waaay too tempting.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The filet special was incredible. Brussel sprouts were cooked perfectly. The sauce over the steak was amazing!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were celebrating our 30th anniversary, and are so glad we went there for the occasion. Food and service was wonderful. Staff was welcoming, efficient, and professional. We will definitely go back there.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

The trout special was fantastic! Light and delicious. It can also be prepared gluten free.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Business Meals, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The pork chop special was fantastic and the pumpkin/apple soup was delicious.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Seasonal
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was great as usual. Our waitress Kathy, did an excellent job.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Always tasty and high quality, but tends to be very rich (butter and oils). Be specific when ordering and let them know about dietary restrictions or health-goals. Also, be prepared to spend some money, especially on the soups and salads.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Excellent food and service. The salmon and New York strip steak were superb.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Cozy, Great Beer
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Excellent food and service. Great place to eat and its right downtown. Had the filet and it was cooked to perfection. Great tasting food, nice atmosphere, quiet and elegant. Will be back soon.

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Brunch was great. I had the Croque Madame which although good, wasn't as good as his Carmalized Pears, candied pecans, Carmel over French Toast with spiced whipped cream. We enjoyed a scone and pastry with coffee while waiting for breakfast, both were very good. As always the serve was exceptional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was great as usual. Kathy was an excellent waitress.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were in town for a reunion and thought that we'd give this a try based on the good reviews. My wife and I both had great meals (salmon and scallops). Maryanne was an awesome waitress!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I love going to Cafe Zinc because it is consistently delicious. The staff is very friendly and there home made French pastries are spot on.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Great new menu with plenty of gluten-free options. Can't wait to try each new item. The duck and chicken entrees are outstanding. Love the calamari and crab/apple appetizers as well. Glad the frites are still on the menu!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

We love this Bistro! The Best in the Midwest! Swanky and perfectly comfortable and luxurious. Love their displayed breads & desserts.

Tags: Special Occasion, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had breakfast which was fantastic. Our server Mary, took excellent care of us.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great, as always! The food and service is always fabulous

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Bacon wrapped scallops were incredible. So good in fact that I understand they ran out! I've never had a bad special at Café Zinc.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Wonderful as always. It is our Favorite place in Midland.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The Restaraunt was lovely. We had outdoor seating. They did a play on their name: Ca Fe Z the elements. The drinks were amazing. We started of with their palm frites-delicious (be prepared, there's a lot to eat and they're addictive). then we had their beet salad with salmon. The chef really knows how to blend flavors and textures. And finally for dessert I chose the chocolate hazelnut mouse cake. OMG it was melt in your mouth. Yum.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

I have eaten here a number of times and have very good service from Kathy and from Mary. The menu is interesting and well executed.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

The scallop special was incredible. The brussels sprouts were the best I've ever had.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

We traveled from St. Clair Shores to celebrate my sister's birthday. She is a long time Midland resident. Cafe Zinc has become our special celebration spot even though we have stopped in for lunch or just tea and sweets. Food is great, service is always perfect and the atmosphere makes it all the better!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

The serving staff was both fun and informed. And the food far exceeded expectations. This is a jewel in Midland.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on August 23, 2017

As always excellent food, ambiance, and service. Have never been disapppinted at Cafe Zinc! Our server, Amy, was the best.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Nice staff, but the food didn't meet our expectations, especially for the cost.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Worth the drive. Food is excellent. Tommy the waiter is one of the best I around.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Service was outstanding! Thank you Jenna. The new you're strip oscar special was delicious.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Love this restaurant! The entire staff is excellent and the menu is fantastic. Gluten free options across nearly the entire menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Excellent food, substandard service. New server clearly needed more training. Would still recommend but management needs to insure all servers are adequately trained.

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·Dined on July 20, 2017

very nice,i enjoy the staff,the food,i find the h to be the best palce for me and my family to relax and enjoy swimming,eating,relaxing

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quick Bite
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Our meal was delicious and the service was great, a very enjoyable evening!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Northern MI)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Always a good time...our go to consistent place to eat.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Casual
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Pad Thai was weird almost deconstructed and tasteless. The Caesar was not fresh. The bolanese was below average. The lamb was good. The food used to be very good but has declined

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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Had a great dinner here. The service was outstanding, with knowledgeable and likeable staff. The room was very pleasant, and there is outside seating on the patio as well, which we enjoyed for breakfast the following day. Wide range of cocktails, nice selections of wine by the glass. The grilled peach with burrata, arugula and prosciutto salad with tangy balsamic dressing was very good, as were the scallops with pea shoots and risotto and smoky bacon bits. The dessert case and bakery options looked amazing as well, but that will have to wait until our next visit.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on June 8, 2017

Great time and food with out of town from out of town. They loved the fillet and the scallops. I had the pad Thai. It was good, but I wish there had been a spoon for the sauces. Guest loved his Sangria, which the made specially for him.

Tags: People Watching, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Well this was a wonderful find, while working in Midland. What a great meal & such a good "spot." We dined inside, even though the outside looked wonderful. The inside decor is very nice. Service was spot on, and the food was very good. Thanks for a memorable evening!

Tags: Seasonal, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We've been going to Cafe Zinc for the past few years and always have a great meal and a great time. We got to the restaurant earlier than our reservation this time, so stopped in the bar for a drink ahead of time. Good selection of cocktails, fun bartenders and nice place to unwind. As always the meal was excellent and the menu has a good selection of regular items and specials. Service was very attentive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Fun
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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on May 31, 2017

We always enjoy Zinc. Love the menu. We were there for lunch this time with visiting friends. Bob had a drink, the Martosa. He said it was great! My Ruben was fabulous. Bob's Pork Belly BLT, although the flavor a we're wonderful, was difficult to eat gracefully, as it was open face and hard to cut without making a mess. We shared these so we could try them both. The accompanying side salad were wonderful and of generous size. Our friends had the French Onion soup (one of our favorites), the chopped salad and quesadilla... they loved everything.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Disabled Access
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