Cafe Zinc

4.8
319 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.
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4.7
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4.7
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vipDateNight
Northern MI
46 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Execellent food and service. The new blackened salmon was outstanding.

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YongzhiX
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The staffs are nice. The restaurant is fantastic! The food is good (I didn't get to try the famous lobster dish with the new menu the have. A bit disappointed 🙁 ). But the chicken I had was good.

The place is crowed. I don't recommend coming in the busy dining time if you are still feeling under the shadow of covid19. Our group came in at 4pm and we was the only one group there. By 5:30pm, this place is packed all in a second.

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HeidiB
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Nice space and delightful server. We really enjoyed the parmesan fries! Lovely date-night.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped for a meal at the end of our fall leaf viewing vacation. Perfect end to a perfect week.

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Polkadot
Northern MI
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable evening. Escargot and hummus were delicious appetizers. Salmon, Oscar filet, Scallop special and Pasta entries were picture perfect. It was agreed we would all recommend our dinners.

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vipfe1187ub
St. Louis
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It's getting chillier in the evening and the in-ceiling heating units kept us cozy as we enjoyed an outdoor meal. The food is good, although some items one the menu are executed much better than others. The kitchen is very flexible to meet your dietary preferences and the service is always good. They make you feel welcome and you are not rushed. A regular spot for us.

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Jason
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The breakfast hit all the marks. Tasty, fresh and the right amount.

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JoeV
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The escargot appetizer was plentiful and delicious. The main course of scallops with fingerling potatoes and bacon served on a bed of corn puree was to die for. A little pricey, but worth every penny!

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MaryO
Northern MI
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and attentive staff

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vipShanghaiGourmet
Chicago
123 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
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 on September 26, 2020
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 on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Rickshaw
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
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 on September 24, 2020
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
47 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
123 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
6 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
35 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.

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 319 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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