Cafe Zinc

4.8
508 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 508 people are saying
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LenoreC
Western NC
13 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was slow and my entree wasn’t great where before it was. Food wasn’t hot.

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JoeV
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The martini was rather stingy on the pour. The tuna tartar appetizer was excellent and a large enough portion to be a main course. The portabella mushroom ravioli sauce was too thin; this entree was more like soup, although the menu did mention a "light garlic mushroom broth".

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was great! Love the free birthday dessert:)

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SharonB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely holiday lunch at Cafe Zinc. Service was fantastic. Food delicious. The fish tacos were outstanding. Will definitely be back. Thank you and Happy New Year.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing cafe in a small town

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SandraC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated two birthdays for our grandchildren December 28 loved the experience! The staff and food was amazing. Thank you

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LeahF
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Menu hasn’t changed in longgggg time. Tuna tartar should be cut smaller so it fits on crostini. Drinks great! Couldn’t understand server well due to mask. Menu needs updated.

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PatrickK
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the wait staff was friendly and efficient. It was an excellent place to go for dinner. The French onion soup and crème brûlée are always delicious!

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KymberleyS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Christmas Eve

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vipLekhaR
Detroit
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The usual is a great meal and great service. It’s always worth it to eat there for both lunch or dinner. Recommend strongly

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LeeS
Northern MI
4 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Great scallops & salads that we come back for every visit to Midland.

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David
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly and quick, Deb is so great! Food is always on point. Dessert case is mouthwatering. Highly recommend this downtown spot!

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KurtS
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas luncheon

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MarjorieB
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The salmon and the tenderloin were PERFECT and so was the service. We will be back.

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CurtisV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice place with good service and very well thought out and prepared food. It can be a little noisy at times. Overall, we really like this restaurant and hope people will support it. Recommend reservations if you don't want to wait!

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FredM
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time at H Hotel and Cafe Zinc. Both visits were outstanding. Love the staff, very friendly, decor is top notch and very clean. Menu is wonderful with great selection.

You all do a fantastic job, will be returning.

Thanks again.

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LizA
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Busy noisy Friday night. Long wait for food but it was excellent. Worth the wait. We will be back but not on Friday night.

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DouglasC
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very busy so service was sort of slow but, good. Will go again.

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JulieA
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

a very long wait for food, but it was great once we got it

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NancyW
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was spot on and the food was top notch. Had the turkey wrap which was served warm so everything stays in the wrap. My associate had the fish tacos which were perfectly cooked. I really wanted to reach over a grab one. Very nice lunch highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience1

The food was great, the server did her best.
Very disappointed in the seating. When making the reservation I was given the choice of regular, high top, or counter. I selected regular and was given that in the reservation. However, when we arrived at the restaurant, we were told the only available seating was the counter. The hostess didn’t seem to believe the seating option offered in Open Table was even real. If it’s not, it shouldn’t be offered. (or it could have been an error by the staff; just ahead of us was a group of five with a reservation who were told their table had just been given away to another group)
The counter is pointed directly at the service area, so we had staff grabbing glasses stored under the opposite side of the counter two feet away, and servers talking about their work four feet away. We were more a part of the staff than guests. Like I mentioned, the food was great, but overall it was a sad experience.

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EdenB
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was amazing food was excellent. Will be back for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food - everything was perfect, exactly as expected at this price point. Hope to be back in town soon to go again!

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VictoriaH
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have visited this restaurant 6-7 times and have yet to have a bad experience. Food is amazing and high quality and the staff are equally as good.

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DebraB
Northern MI
22 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Your fish tacos are amazing!!! Your coffee is so good 😊

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Possum
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Late breakfast with my wife couldn't have been nicer. We had immediate seating, friendly service, and a wide selection of options from the menu. My coffee never got cold, the food was hot and the quality outstanding. We will certainly be back the next time we're in Midland!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitperson Kathy was excellent! She’s always nice

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RonK
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the consistency of the food and the service whenever I eat there. I always look forward to the dining experience at Cafe Zinc.

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BethL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Gem in downtown Midland! Family friendly good service food

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vipJacobH
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing and cooked perfectly. The service from Allison was also outstanding as always.

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BernadetteS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Salad was presented with a black avocado slice on top. Bacon could chip a tooth. Waited forever for the check. Menu limited.

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Jennifer
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First time here and I loved it! Will definitely be returning. Food came out quickly after ordering and looked beautiful.

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RaviS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! We had lunch and breakfast and both were excellent!! Amazing desserts. The pumpkin cheesecake was so good.

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JessicaT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Staff was nice, the fireplace was a nice touch. I love the white decor. Food was good but on the pricey side.

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Luke
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot was absolutely perfect for a Saturday morning brunch. We're from Philadelphia and were expecting to walk away with a $100 bill but were pleasantly surprised with the price (~$60 w/ tip) compared to how great the food was and the accompanying service we received. Would strongly recommend for a nice little date :)

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MaryM
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic breakfast! Be sure to make a reservation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service - we loved our waiter, I can’t think of his name but he was super nice to my older friend, she loved him.

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MadyR
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful breakfast. All of our food was fantastic and the service was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Northern MI
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food!!! Our waitress was amazing, attentive and respectful. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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LoriW
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Small but beautiful cafe with comfy seating and charming decorations. Surprised and disappointed to find out that breakfast is not served after 11:00 am, but food was good, especially the scone! Hostess was friendly, energetic and welcoming.

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 508 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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