Cafe Zinc

4.8
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310 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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipShanghaiGourmet
Chicago
118 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Breakfast on 9/27. Food was tasty and nicely presented. Seating outside very pleasant and as requested.. Once again service was slow and also forgetful. Ample opportunity for them to raise their game if they feel motivated do so.

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Annat
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed dining at Cafe Zinc. Both the food and service were excellent. We
definitely plan on going back when in the Midland area.

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SusanK
Grand Rapids
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and not over priced. Mary Ann our waitress is fabulous.

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Rickshaw
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was elegant but not stuffy. The waitstaff was attentive without being obsequious. The menu was appropriately sized, with enough variety to satisfy everyone without being too large to make quality diminish. Our food was excellent, in significant quantities. The hummus appetizer was particularly tasty and well-presented. Price paid for quality received was well within bounds.

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KristineS
Northern MI
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College friends met on us on their way to their cabin. We ate outside, liked the menu and the fact that we could delete some ingredients, and the service was excellent!

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AnnieRug
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. Our waiter was the best. If I could remember his name I would ask for him everytime I went to Cafe Zinc.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alyson was great with service?

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MiaD
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is very pleasant sitting on the sidewalk separated from other tables by beautiful planters filled with still gorgeous and fresh flowers. I hope this becomes a permanent seating option once COVID-19 is gone. You watch passers-by, see friends you have not seen since March, all that while enjoying a very good mean (as usual), chat with friendly staff and eagerly await new desserts. An experience like no other!

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teresaj
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

lovely! tried a dish we were curious about. it was great — smoked fish plate.
our waiter was superb! we shared a great, gooey chocolate chip cookie afterwards and he warmed it for us with out being asked! that topped the goodness!

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MarcyM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, fresh healthy food and fantastic service. The hummus appetizer is awesome.

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vipDateNight
Northern MI
41 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. My wife and I both had the Filet Oscar and it was delicious.

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HopeP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can not beat outdoor dining at Cafe Zinc. Our server, Alyson, was amazing.

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vipDebT
Tampa
42 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always great food and service! Our favorite place when we come to michigan for the summer.

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vipShanghaiGourmet
Chicago
119 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Had brunch. Took a while to be seated although not busy as the hostess was slow to provide service.
Dish was nicely presented but the hash browns and the chicken sausage patty were extremely salty - and I like salt !
Overall a pretty average experience...

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Beth
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food is tasty, but you don’t get much for your money.

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Gary
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great meal eaten outside with friends on a beautiful evening. Can't get much better!

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KristineS
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6 women from all over MI very much enjoyed our lunch at Cafe Zinc! The menu made it hard to choose, the food was delicious, and the service was excellent!

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TreyG
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

CaFe Zn was an overall enjoyable experience. As a college kid, money is pretty tight but I was still able to afford a high quality meal with high quality service and ambience for my girlfriend and I. I would highly recommend this spot to anyone looking for an experience that is a little classier than a bar and grill or mom and pop diner but, also not looking to break the bank.

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HCopeJ
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food - hard to find duck confit in Michigan, and it was great. The staff was so gracious. We hope to come again!

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teresaj
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our waitress, mary, was wonderful. we enjoyed a great birthday breakfast for my niece, stephanie. all of us left very happy.

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PeggyG
Amsterdam
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday and we had a lovely lunch outside. The menu had a nice selection of moderate to higher priced meals. I was surprised at the quantity of food that was served. I ordered the fish tacos and three were served with a side order of fries. They were very good, but more than I could eat, so I took some home for a later meal. My boyfriend got the prime rib French dip sandwich with a salad. He said both were excellent, but too much to eat at one setting; a great value for the price. Because it was my birthday, they offered me a free dessert. I chose the key lime tartlet which arrived adorned with fresh whipped cream and a lit candle. Yummy!
My only disappointment were the prices on the wine menu. It would be nice to have a house wine at a more reasonable price. However, we did enjoy a couple of drinks off the “specialty drink” menu.

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vipStevenL
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great way to spend your birthday

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Jason
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has been over 5 months since we visited Zinc. The food and service was as good as when we visited last time. We will return.

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BillF
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food has been exceptional every time we’ve dined here. Service was okay- not great, not bad. Diverse menu of offerings that should appeal to anyone.

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JeanT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food and I love eating out on the patio.

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RayL
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress ...excellent food....sat outside....

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GRgal
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed outdoor seating lunch by way of a reservation. Friendly, skilled staff and interesting, tasty food.

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vipDebraB
Northern MI
16 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always feel welcome, good and service is fantastic

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AmandaC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to get outstanding service with delicious food

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vipDebT
Tampa
42 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice lunch outdoors. We felt comfortable with the social distancing and enjoyed finally getting to go to our favorite restaurant.

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ChristopherP
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love the Zinc. It’s Midland’s finest restaurant.

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Timw
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love love

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vipfe1187ub
St. Louis
20 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice food selection and courteous staff. It’s not your typical New York bistro ... you can take your time. You never feel rushed. Quality of the food is good, flavors a bit more on the sophisticated side and nicely combined. Portions are just right, so don’t expect to take food home. This is not that kind of restaurant. You can dine outside, too and the street is quiet, making for a pleasant dining experience. We plan to come here regularly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very healthy food choices and meticulously prepared. Service was excellent as well. Highly recommended

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Rev11
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great table on the patio with gracious service. Loved the scallops with corn purée! Frites with truffle aioli is always a fav!

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant in Midland to enjoy any meal of the day! Beautiful ambience and delicious food and drinks. The staff is attentive and professional. Several safety precautions have been taken to keep customers safe. One of my favorite places to go with friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought my mother-in-law who is 94 years old out to lunch/dinner. Food was excellent and the service is great! I totally recommend this place.

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vipShellyS
Detroit
35 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Service was great! Steak was excellent. Scallops were way overpriced at $34 for 3 very small scallops and a few potatoes / tomatoes. I left hungry.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job with the food and the safety!

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grapevine
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indoor or outdoor is great. Protocols are strictly followed.

FAQs

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

Cafe Zinc is rated 4.8 stars by 310 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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