ZINC New Haven

4.7
2623 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Please note, our outdoor Garden dining patio does not currently have covering for inclement weather. If you make a reservation for the outdoor Garden and it rains, we will be forced to move you to an indoor area. Across from the historic New Haven Green, ZINC offers an innovative seed-to-plate menu that celebrates the surrounding community. Sustainable food has been the focus of ZINC since opening its doors in 1999 and has helped earn our place as a fixture in the downtown landscape. Our modern interpretation of “American Food” which is local market inspired and globally infused with a focus on sustainable food offers a dining experience fit for even the most enthusiastic of foodies.

Co-Owners Donna Curran and Chef Denise Appel combine more than 20 years of experience to create a restaurant that reflects their passion for great local food and quality service. ZINC has evolved into one of the city’s most popular gathering spots for both local foodies and visiting ones.

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
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2623 people are saying
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DaleS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, interesting and surprising choices, attentive not intrusive service, beautifully prepared and seasoned dishes. A pleasure, start to finish.

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LYDIAG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service! Ambience! Good Menu!
Fun cocktails! Good wine list

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vipSBGNewHaven
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service - always consistently great!

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JaysonD
New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food wasn't great. Entrees were overcooked, drinks were mediocre. Simply not worth the hassle especially if you aren't already in New Haven.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in the state. Everything is delicious. Never have left disappointed.

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AaronS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took my husband here for his birthday and we had a great time. Good food and fantastic service.

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RachelL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Zinc to celebrate our anniversary this year. The food was fabulous! The service was excellent. We really enjoyed our experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was the best we’ve had in a long time. The Brussels sprouts small plate and the salmon entree were especially good. The vibe is hip, but unpretentious with a nice mix of people. A really great evening out!

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vipMarusia48
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zinc was in top form Saturday night. The fennel and white bean soup was velvety and full of flavor, the butternut squash and barramundi were exceptional.
Dessert did not disappoint. We shared the peanut butter and dark chocolate mousse. The chocolate mousse was not too sweet with a wonderful chocolate flavor and the peanut butter mousse layer was subtle and a wonderful complement to the chocolate.

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lauraj
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I rediscovered this restaurant after not having been in over 10 years. I have been there twice in the past month. The menu is fantastic, the service sublime and atmosphere elegant.

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RyanB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything! Food, Service, and atmosphere, We will definitely be back

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Louisg
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

its very hard to find a place that has exquisite service and amazing drinks and food all in one place, zinc has all three and its very clean and well run, the menu is pleasing for my vegetarian family members and has excellent carnivore selections as well, all the portions are large and we are always satisfied, I feel its as close to a New York feel that you can get in new haven

highly recommend

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Zach
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food, great service. The restaurant was very accommodating to making our night special.

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JoyF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zinc is our "go to" restaurant within walking distance of our abode... always a delicious meal and excellent service. Most staff are long time employees who show professionalism in every way, a rare benefit these days.

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ZachD
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Service was exceptional. My fiancé has celiac and cannot eat gluten. Our server went above and beyond to tend to her needs.

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johnF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way

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vipKarlaT
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and ambiance. Food was excellent and our server was very nice and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zinc is my favorite restaurant and I’m always excited whenever I have occasion to dine there. I can make a choice with my eyes closed and know that the meal will be exquisite. I was just there with my sister in law and we shared the smoked duck nachos (highly recommend). She had the barramundi in a vegetable bouillabaisse and I had the most delicious salmon with creamy risotto. Yum!!!
I spoke with chef and owner and realized that I’ve been dining there for 22 years! I told her that I’ve loved Zinc Zinc since it opened and she seemed dubious as 22 years is a long time. Yep, that timeline is correct.

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GeorgeG
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was outstanding! Definitely will be back again.

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vipSBGNewHaven
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate at the bar sharing an array of delicious small plates! Zinc was humming with happy customers! Always enjoyable - never disappointing!

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vipKristaM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in before a show - drink menu was interesting and we enjoyed our cocktails. Waitress was lovely and provided just the right amount of attention. Shared an appetizer. Husband had the duck and I had the salmon - both were delicious with an interesting combination of ingredients that added to the dish. Would highly recommend.

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ElenaM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, some of the tastiest in New Haven and always reliable. Highly recommended for a pre-show dinner. Service very pleasant. The bar was slow last night but still an enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my wife enjoyed our experience

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vipStarnessr
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael and Sean are great as front of house and barman. Great wine selection ask for recommendations

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent! Refined and tasty. Best food we have had in awhile. Enjoyed the experience very much.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a birthday dinner and it was fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven’t been to Zinc since the Covid-19 pandemic started. Glad to see that are open and, as always, great food, great cocktails, same staff and great ambiance.

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Newhavenfoodies
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zinc never fails! The food, wine and service are always exceptional!

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ARJr
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiance and I have been coming here since we started dating almost 7 years ago. The food is great (especially the smoked duck nachos) and they always have fun and tasty cocktails. This is our favorite New Haven spot and we always look forward to our next trip to the New Haven area so we can eat here!!

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SarahC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with superior service. Interesting menu choices and delicious specialty drinks. They were accommodating to our party which included a gluten allergy and vegan. Highly recommend.

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Zeus
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. The server was personable and attentive. Seating was Covid safe we were in the room in the back and there was a table between us and the other group. The wine steward was very helpful in assisting us to choose a wine that we enjoyed with dinner. A wonderful experience and we look forward to going back again

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vipRubyM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding on all fronts! One of my favorite restaurants.

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MikeM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say but ZINC never dissapoints1 Celebrating my partners 50th birthday and must say that Zinc never missed a beat! Always outstanding service and Food was so fresh and taste better than last time i was there, Michael is an amazing Sommelier and recommended an amazing bottle of wine with Dinner. Juan Carlos our waiter was very attentive and always professional. congrats to Zinc for keeping all your original staff in place despite the pandemic.

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ErinK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was excellent. Every shared plate was delicious but especially the brussels sprouts and the pork belly. I had the wagyu burger and it was incredible.

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Alb2
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It's ok. It's like 3.5 stars, I rounded up to 4. More limited menu than I saw online. You have to like the type of food.

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vipAbcdef
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Every dish was absolutely phenomenal and service was fantastic

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Becks
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought my wife here for her birthday dinner. It was our first visit and we will definitely be back. The food was delicious and the cocktails were very unique and fun. Everyone was courteous. Great for a date!

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FranC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutley delicious. Our server Rachel was knowledgeable and friendly. She checked back at appropriate times without being interfering. A very pleasant experience.

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LYndaK
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great place. Extremely attentive staff, but not overbearing. Nice ambience, although a bit noisy at times. Unique menu, albeit not a huge amount of options. Lettuce wraps were outstanding, as well as the roast pork. My husband had the charred chicken and wasn’t impressed, but he loved my pork, so he might have been suffering from FOMO. We will definitely be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything About this restaurant was outstanding!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from ZINC New Haven using the Order Online button. ZINC New Haven also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 624-0507.

ZINC New Haven is rated 4.7 stars by 2623 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.