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ZINC New Haven

4.7
4.7
2647 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
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” is local market inspired and globally infused with a focus on sustainable food, offering a dining experience fit for the most enthusiastic of foodies. ZINC offers a Wine Spectator award-winning wine menu.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

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  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 624-0507

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Choose from our Private Dining Room, Main Dining Room, or Garden Room for sophisticated gatherings. Enjoy casual get-togethers on our patio to enjoy a little fresh air with your fresh ingredients.

  • Private party contact

    Elizabeth Ciarlelli: (203) 624-0507 ext. 2

  • Neighborhood

    New Haven

  • Cross street

    Between College and Temple Streets

  • Parking details

    Validated parking for dinner is available in the Crown Street Garage and Temple Street Garage. Except during New Haven Restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,647 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. SB

    SBGNewHaven

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Halibut! Always a wonderful experience!!!!
  2. M

    Marcia

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent! Delicious food and cocktails and outstanding service.
  3. CF

    CorF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a fabulous dinner, we had delicious three courses. All bursting with flavor! It is totally worth the price. Not only the food but also a staff that is attentive and knowledgeable about the food. Definitely recommend for any special occasion and treat.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Our waitress Victoria was wonderful and the food was all very good but not sure it justified the price tag. If you order drinks be careful …they’re strong! And you shouldn’t leave without trying the smoked duck nachos!!
  5. s

    smiley

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully presented. Attentive service. Ambience promotes conversation.
  6. AK

    AnneK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We have dined at Zinc multiple times and have had pleasant experiences; however, last night’s service was very slow and some of the dishes were not cooked as we expected. The crispy kale was greasy, the steak overcooked, and the halibut under seasoned. The restaurant was very busy but that is not a good reason to skimp on quality. Sad to see one of our favorites go down this path.
  7. AM

    AandM

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Steak frites overly seasoned and too salty. Well prepared otherwise.
  8. JD

    JohnDavid

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wife’s birthday went very smoothly
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We read all the great reviews - especially about the service - and figured this was a sure thing. And it absolutely was. The staff was incredibly friendly and warm, making us feel quite welcome and comfortable. Their recommendations were spot-on and the food was fantastic. The restaurant was busy (Friday night) but not loud and we did not feel crowded or rushed. Next time we’re in New Haven we’ll certainly go to ZINC again.
  10. LS

    LoriS

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Just…meh. Not fine food but fine food prices.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely delicious! Wine and service was equally superb.
  13. JS

    JerryS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I very happy food and service is super and friendly thank
  14. EW

    EdithW

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and drinks. Duck tacos were outstanding! I would definitely go there again.
  15. R

    Rich

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was outstanding, in every way, from greeting to service and food (great, across all five dishes we enjoyed). It was our first time dining at ZINC, but it certainly will not be our last! Highly recommended!
  16. LF

    LindaFromNewHaven

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zinc is reliably one of the very best restaurants in New Haven. Despite "restaurant week" and a full house, service was prompt and friendly and the a la carte selections were ample for those who didn't want the prix fixe. Fish dishes are a real strength here. The halibut with black rice was exceptional.
  17. AH

    AndrewH

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zinc is on a roll with new menu and excellent appetizers and entrees. Super service and it has the buzz.
  18. AK

    AmeliaK

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate at the bar. Great ambience . Sophisticated hipster. And food was delicious . A wonderful experience!
  19. CP

    CharlesP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to go pre theatre. Had a 6pm reservation and they expected us on time. We chose to give up our table for 2 and sit at the bar. Great service at the bar....I mean GREAT service at the bar. Our food was great and served hot which is novel in a busy restaurant. When Making our reservation I mentioned it was our anniversary. I forgot all about the note I put on the reservation until the host brought us 2 glasses of champagne!
  20. PM

    PennyMD

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome as always. Excellent food, superb service. The team is extremely knowledgeable about food, wine and spirits
  21. B

    Beelady

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect as we have come to expect at Zinc. The sommelier even brought over the bottles of the vermouth and bitters to show us and told us how we could make the wonderful cocktail that one of our party ordered.
  22. DK

    DavidK

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wine. Nice atmosphere. Excellent service.
  23. h

    hipmom

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Visiting son at college
  24. GP

    GinaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around place to celebrate our anniversary
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Food was great,The Service is great,The location is perfect.
  26. PD

    PatrickD

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zinc is ALWAYS an phenomenal experience from beginning to end. Always high on my recommendation list for out of towners and other townies like myself. A gem of downtown!
  27. M

    Marcia

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly delicious food, with local farm-to-table ingredients. Our server Rachel was outstanding!
  28. MM

    MayraM

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food, service and drinks. Lots of empty plates that night. Everyone was pleased with their meals.
  29. JK

    JoanneK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We had a delicious small plate and two excellent dinners. The wait staff was very helpful. We took her recommendations and they were great. The dessert was fabulous!! The peach tart with pistachio cream. We’ll worth. We want to go back soon,
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous meal! Food was exceptional and service was very good. I can’t say enough about the food. Cooked to perfection. And our server was very very good. We LOVE Zinc!
  31. MB

    MarieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! We love how knowledgeable the weight staff was about the food and the farms that the cheeses and honey came from.
  32. t

    toothy

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Almost the perfect experience: The good: Food was excellent Drinks were well made Service, including the wait staff and hosts was incredible. Constant checking in to see how we were doing. The bad: Really noisy Drinks didn’t arrive until the appetizers did, even though we ordered them well before we ordered the apps.
  33. P

    Pljs1

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was friendly. There were a few louder customers but nothing terrible. A very nice mixture of patrons. The wine was a very good Syrah. Would recommend Zinc to anyone seeking a fine dining experience
  34. BO

    BillO

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent! One of New Haven's best restaurants.
  35. MK

    MiKa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We have eaten at Zinc many times. Usually it has been excellent. This time it wasn't. A couple dishes lived up to excellent. However, only 1/3 appetizers was excellent; 2/3 appetizers were either bad or mediocre. Also, only 1/4 main dishes was excellent; 2/4 main dishes weren't tasty; and 1/4 main dishes was mediocre. The wine was good. The service was good. However, for a meal that was a few hundred dollars for 4 people, all the food should be excellent. Not sure I'll choose this for the next special occasion.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in new haven
  37. L

    Luis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Had high expectations for the famed Zinc of New Haven. Unfortunately, our experience did not live up to the hype. Our poor experience started as soon as we sat, as we were being rushed to order food and drinks. The waiter asked us exhaustedly if we were ready to order while we were distracted enjoying our conversation, and had not looked at the menu carefully. Cocktails were remarkably subpar, especially considering Zinc’s neighbor Ordinary offers a much better option. Food was equally ordinary, except for the Hickory Smoked Duck Nachos.
  38. AH

    AndyH

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and really fast food. Found out it was my birthday and brought complimentary desert.
  39. BP

    BrunoP

    New England

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Cobb salad with no egg (we had to ask), no bacon, no avocado, almost no sauce (it was basically a salad with some shredded carrots, onions, blue cheese and chicken) Burger requested without tomato. Came with tomato. Brought another one. Way to salty. They were really nice and removed it from the bill. However, it remained a very average lunch experience. I came several times a few years ago. Food used to be delicious. Too bad.
  40. FK

    FlamurK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife an i come here for our anniversary every year and Zinc has never let us down. Our server Elaine was amazing! She was quick and attentive. The food per usual was amazing hats off to the chef! Can’t wait to come back!

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 2647 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for ZINC New Haven

964 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06510

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between College and Temple Streets

  • Neighborhood

    New Haven

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Validated parking for dinner is available in the Crown Street Garage and Temple Street Garage. Except during New Haven Restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (203) 624-0507

  • Private party facilities

    Choose from our Private Dining Room, Main Dining Room, or Garden Room for sophisticated gatherings. Enjoy casual get-togethers on our patio to enjoy a little fresh air with your fresh ingredients.

  • Private party contact

    Elizabeth Ciarlelli: (203) 624-0507 ext. 2

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