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Cafe Zinc

4.7
4.7
664 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Please Note: Any OpenTable Reservations made for Café Zinc are for our indoor dining only, and are not for our Outdoor Dining Pods. To make reservations for our H Hotel Dining Pods please visit https://www.opentable.com/r/h-hotel-dining-pods-midland


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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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (989) 837-6030

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Theo Bawar

  • Neighborhood

    Midland

  • Cross street

    Gordon

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 664 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Good for business meals

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Good for business meals

  • Northern Michigan

    Neighborhood gem

  • Northern Michigan

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. BH

    BonnieH

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was awesome! We love the atmosphere very well done!
  2. MW

    MichWorldTraveler

    Detroit

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Appetizers were nice—we shared the lettuce wraps. My wife enjoyed her crab salad and I adored the seared scallops. A nice bonus was that my wife has Celiac disease and a severe gluten allergy—many dished are GF, and they even had a gluten-free bread service for her. Quiet place, delicious food in a relaxed setting.
  3. HA

    HAV125

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband says you have ruined him for New York Strip any other place. The house salad was huge. Staff were very attentive.
  4. G

    Geep

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    I like Zinc but some of my family does not because the hostess seems always in a bad news and some of the waitresses avoid eye contact so that even a second cup of coffee is sometimes hard to get and forget about a third!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and a wonderful breakfast as usual!
  6. B

    Barb

    Northern MI

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place and exquisite food as always. This place is basically a guarantee!
  7. MB

    MarthaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Midland has a great collection of restaurants, from high end to drive in. A decision about where to eat depends on time, cost, word of mouth, ambiance, kid-friendly.
  8. DB

    DebraB

    Northern MI

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food & service. I love the ease of making a reservation as well
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for a Sunday brunch! My only downside was it got a bit noisy. All the hard surfaces didn't absorb any of the sounds. But this would not stop a return visit.
  10. HK

    HelenKociba

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service and good food! As a business owner in the area, I recommend my clients eat there knowing they will enjoy the experience. Thank you!
  11. RH

    RubenH

    Detroit

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was awesome!! food was excellent, the ambiance and decor was unique..
  12. LS

    LeahS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. The service is always great and the food is amazing. I'll be back again!
  13. JR

    JamesR

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat near the fireplace. Cozy and quiet. Our server was attentive, but not intrusive. The salmon with risotto was nice as was the sea bass.
  14. S

    S484

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cozy atmosphere, interesting menu with great gluten free options and mocktails. Small interior, but not a bad seat in the restaurant! We would definitely return.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The scallops were amazing! One of the best dishes I’ve had in a while!
  16. JT

    JoannT

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the 3rd visit to the H Hotel and Zinc cafe. Never disappoints.
  17. K

    Katie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great restaurant for delicious food and high class dining experience for a reasonable price. The dessert is my favorite!
  18. SK

    SondraK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere, exceptional food, small intimate environment
  19. CP

    ChristopherP

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    I’ve been a long time customer of Cafe Zinc. It has always been an exceptional dining experience. As a person who travels extensively; I’ve found Cafe Zinc to be on par with many of the fine dining restaurants I have frequented around the world. When entertaining family or business associates I’ve always suggested Cafe Zinc based on the exceptional service and quality of the food. However, over the past year, I’ve experienced the quality of food and service progressively decline. At first it was obvious that Covid was the culprit for this decline but since there’s been little improvement and more decline. It’s the continued poor experiences that I’m now less enthusiastic about this once great gem in downtown Midland. It’s my hope that ship can be righted soon. I miss it.

    Cafe ZincResponded on December 19, 2022Thank you for your review - it is appreciated. We can not better our guests dining experience without our guests giving us feedback. I would like to be able to speak with you further in regard to your experiences over the past few years. Are you able to give me your contact information so we can give you a call? Thank you again for your time and your continued patronage

  20. c

    camillek

    Tallahassee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I will be back, mid Michigan never looked so good!
  21. MH

    MaryH

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great service by Alyson! Mushroom gnocchi and chicken were amazing. Great views of the North Star Express as we're dining. Beautiful restaurant.

    Cafe ZincResponded on December 12, 2022Thank you for your kind words regarding our staff! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal with us and we look forward to your next visit!

  22. FG

    FoodGuru

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant keeps getting better. The menu, service, and atmosphere are outstanding. Highly recommend.

    Cafe ZincResponded on December 12, 2022Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we look forward to your next visit!

  23. KT

    KevinT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing. Plenty of gluten free options too. Wife went back for breakfast the next day.. Best restaurant in the area.

    Cafe ZincResponded on December 12, 2022We are so happy to hear you and your wife enjoyed your meals with us! We know how difficult it can be to find gluten free options and we are so glad that she enjoyed them! We hope you visit us again in the future!

  24. JR

    JulieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great lunch experience. Received the table I requested, service was exceptional, and food was great! Love the ambience and decor. Birthday dessert was really special!

    Cafe ZincResponded on December 12, 2022Thank you for dining with us and celebrating your special day here at Café! We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to serve you again soon!

  25. LC

    LauraC

    Northern MI

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Not a good experience. Had reservation. Only table at 5.15 pm. We were seated by the door with a cold draft. Asked to be moved and were told no. Our meal was subpar. Extremely small portion. No consistency from previous visits. Service was not good. Dishes were not cleared for 20 minutes after meal was finished. Hostess did nothing to help server. Took another 20 minutes to get checks. Sad that food quality and service has declined to this degree. Won’t return after dining for years.

    Cafe ZincResponded on December 9, 2022Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Café Zinc and for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that your dining experience did not meet you expectations. We would like to discuss your experience further with you and have sent you a private message. Thank you!

  26. JM

    JimM

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Food was good, but nothing spectacular considering the price. Service was slow and not very attentive. Tried to visit the Oxygen bar after dinner, and they were very busy. After entering we got yelled at by staff and told to leave because they were over capacity. Never been treated so poorly, and we were shocked at the rudeness for an upscale establishment. The Bar is separate from the restaurant, but it did serve to ruin our evening. Never going back.....

    Cafe ZincResponded on December 9, 2022Thank you for dining with us at Café Zinc and for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that your dining experience did not meet you expectations. We would like to discuss your experience further with you and have sent you a private message.

  27. DB

    DebraB

    Northern MI

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    David was so nice and attentive. Great job

    Cafe ZincResponded on December 9, 2022Thank you for your kind feedback about our staff! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to serving you again in the future!

  28. F

    Flotsam

    Detroit

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Took our mom out for her birthday to her favorite place. She loved the scallops, as usual, and all of our meals were excellent

    Cafe ZincResponded on December 9, 2022Thank you for choosing Cafe Zinc for your mom's special day and for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to serving you again in the future!

  29. A

    Andy

    Northern MI

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Friendly staff and quality food. Will keep dining at this place.

    Cafe ZincResponded on December 9, 2022Thank you for your kind remarks! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we look forward to serving you again soon!

  30. l

    lizziesma

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My fave is the morning bagel, cream cheese, salmon plate. I missed the whitefish, The “hot” salmon is dry 🙁. We will still be back but ordering something other than my fave!
  31. F

    Favorite

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always have experience at Café Zinc. From the food to the service to ambience it’s all five stars. Kathy and Mary are exceptional servers at the hostess this time shared some great tips for us.

    Cafe ZincResponded on December 9, 2022Thank you for your kind words about our staff! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience and we look forward to your next visit!

  32. 4

    474928guest

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and a perfect place to catch up with a friend while enjoying a good meal.

    Cafe ZincResponded on December 9, 2022Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Café and for your kind words! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to serve you again soon!

  33. KM

    KayM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    The food was disappointing as we waited a while for our meal and the food was cold when it was brought out to the table.

    Cafe ZincResponded on December 9, 2022Thank you for dining with us at Café Zinc and for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that your dining experience did not meet you expectations. We would like to discuss your experience further with you and have sent you a private message.

  34. JA

    JulieA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, outstanding breakfast. Service was great too!

    Cafe ZincResponded on November 21, 2022Thank you for your kind remarks! We are so glad you enjoyed your meal and we look forward to your next visit!

  35. JP

    JeffP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, very enjoyable afternoon, will definitely return for additional dining events. Will also recommend Cafe Zinc to our friends

    Cafe ZincResponded on November 21, 2022Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and we look forward to your next visit!

  36. CA

    CarylA

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I made a reservation several days in advance for a table for 4. When we arrived we were offered seats at the counter. A table was never available for us and ultimately the only place for us were four seats at the long high top table. For most of our meal there were others sitting at the same table. When I asked about a table I was told that even though you make a reservation for a table you are not guaranteed to get one. While we enjoyed our lunch, I would have enjoyed it much more seated at a table by ourselves. As we were entertaining family members from Northville for their first visit to Midland, I was somewhat embarrassed that my reservation for a table meant nothing when we arrived. We love Cafe Zinc, but this outing was a disappointment.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Only negative would be the pods were a tad cold at times. Otherwise fantastic.

    Cafe ZincResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you for your feedback and for choosing to dine with us! We hope to serve you again in the future!

  38. JH

    JannetteHB

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. The manager was so nice and gave us a free appetizer because we had to wait 10 minutes more than our scheduled reservation time. The food here is always delicious. Fine dining experience in Midland. Highly recommended.

    Cafe ZincResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you for your kind remarks! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to serving you again soon!

  39. JR

    JaniceR

    Northern MI

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely atmosphere, joyful and helpful staff. Wonderful food! Great experience!

    Cafe ZincResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you for your kind words! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience here at Café and look forward to serving you again soon!

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and portion size, every attention to detail within our experience, friendly staff

    Cafe ZincResponded on November 15, 2022Thank you for your feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your dining experience with us and look forwa4 to serving you again in the future!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

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

Cafe Zinc is rated 4.7 stars by 664 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for Cafe Zinc

111 W Main Street, Midland, MI 48640

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Gordon

  • Neighborhood

    Midland

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Theo Bawar

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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