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ZINC New Haven

4.7
4.7
2590 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    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

  • Executive chef

    Denise Appel

  • Private party facilities

    ZINC and Kitchen ZINC offer you the best of both worlds. Choose from our Private Dining Room, Main Dining Room or ZINC Table 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, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,590 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. j

    jimb

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Every dish we tried was rich and flavorable, and unique in some way. Interesting drinks, too.

  2. AD

    AnnD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were there to celebrate my brother's graduation from college. It was big moment in our lives and ZINC delivered! Drinks and meals were amazing. Price is a little steep but worth the celebration. Thank you to everyone who took care of us!

  3. M

    Mjoksi

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful night. Great meal from the Hatori Hanzu cocktail to the Duck Rillete appetizer, and the charred chicken, confit duck entrees.

  4. VP

    VirginiaP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Service was perfect, food was also good, would go again if menu changed a little

  5. r

    robertw

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience3

    Since it was Yale graduation weekend, I could only obtain reservations for the early seating. When I arrived at a sparsely occupied space, the male hostess offered one of your elevated table which is like sitting on a stool and very uncomfortable. I asked to be seated at a traditional table and was offered one of the two places on the aisle way. Since there were three setting for two along the wall , I stated that I would prefer sitting at one of those tables. He accommodated me grudgingly with an aside that I could not take the table set for four. Being African American,I am perhaps over sensitive to the male host behavior and attitude. Or perhaps your staff could do better.

  6. CK

    CindyK

    Dallas

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service,great location. Friendly employees. Potstickers, Brussel sprouts were delicious. Salmon was perfect. Everyone enjoyed their meals. The booth comfortably sat 6 people.

  7. MC

    MarianC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Although a bit pricier than I’m used to, the meal was outstanding. I had the yellowfin tuna. My husband had the hangar steak. Delicious! We shared the strawberry rhubarb crisp for dessert. A perfect ending to a perfect meal. We’ll be back!

  8. L

    Lish

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The staff was very observant and courteous. The food was excellent.

  9. KW

    KenW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was lovely. After we were shown to our table, we were greeted by the waitress who was friendly and efficient. Our meals were delicious. The desserts were beautifully presented and also delicious. The experience was comfortable and satisfying.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Incredible evening. Celebrated our engagement there and the staff couldn’t have been more accommodating. The food was delicious and the portions were perfect. Impressive wine and cocktail list. Will certainly make this our go-to date spot in new haven moving forward.

  11. SW

    SharonW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dinner. Every time. It's a sure thing when in New Haven.

  12. V

    Victoria

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and wonderful service! Would recommend if you’re in the mood for splurging

  13. JC

    JundaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was excellent. I didn't appreciate the waiter seconding guessing the amount of food we ordered. We ordered 4 appetizers with a cheese board and an entree to share between 4 people. But the waitress was questioning and kinda forceful to push us ordering more food. This is not a cheap restaurant, so I did not appreciate the waitress pushing to spend more money. Otherwise, food is good, but slightly overpriced. It charges what a manhattan fancy restaurant would charge but this is not that level of restaurant yet.

  14. DR

    DrRAP

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Outstanding restaurant. Wonderful, creative cuisine. Carefully chosen wine list. Excellent choice of cheeses. Service is impeccable by a well trained, friendly, and exceptionally accommodating staff. A wonderful dinning experience. I highly recommend it without reservation.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day

  16. DA

    DAVIDW

    New Orleans

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great experience all across the board— what a gem. Looking forward to my next visit to New Haven. Thanks ZINC!

  17. S

    Steve

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Great food. Exceptional combination of ingredients making a great epicurean experience.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and drinks were delicious! It’s such an eclectic menu with fresh ingredients. The ambiance and service were wonderful as well.

  19. j

    jayk

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    When we want an exceptional meal we choose Zinc. This restaurant never disappoints. Last night’s meal was wonderful. Great service, outstanding appetizers and my main dish was just perfect. Spicy, but without excessive heat. Just what I wanted. It was well described by our waiter.

  20. f

    fkach1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Absolutely incredible food. A bit pricey but not too bad. Try the duck confit. One of the best meals I have ever had.

  21. N

    Newhavenfoodies

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service always exceptional

  22. M

    Moose

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food lovely accommodating staff highly recommend for your time in new haven

  23. MK

    MarisaK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Like most restaurants these days, the noise level was very high. Otherwise, the experience at Zinc was wonderful: wonderful, interesting food; very good, attentive service.

  24. CB

    CristinaB

    Washington DC

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    The flavor of the food was mostly delicious, although they lack a vegetarian variety. One of our appetizers had practically burned vegetables, and another was bland. The service was mediocre at best. It took forever to get the menus, our soup was picked up before we could finish, there was constant checking of whether we were OK or not, but water was not refilled and when we really needed them the servers were nowhere to be found. Food portions were extremely inconsistent, we ordered two of some dishes and every single time one was significantly larger than the other. Also, we ordered a dish that usually has shrimp with extra tofu, and we were charged the same, but there was little tofu! The noise level was extremely high, and even though we were sitting all the way in the back of the restaurant, away from everyone, we couldn’t hear each other at times, and “if” there was music, we could not hear it. We would go back for the food, but vegetarian options, service, and ambiance need a lot of work.

  25. R

    Ronald

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, good choices on the menu, awesome sommelier and great service.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food and service.The Duck Nachos, dumplings and Hanger Steak were excellent.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was delicious! Service was alright.

  28. AN

    AnnaN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience5

    The food offered for the Restaurant Week was subpar. We had to send back our salmon bc it was raw and it came back still inedible. Shrimp appetiser was watery and so was the flan. Overall, this was not the best impression a restaurant could’ve made during the Restaurant week.

  29. HG

    HerbG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful NH Restaurant Week offer with an impressive range of choices. All excellent and all served in a highly professional and friendly fashion.

  30. XW

    XuanW

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience3

    bad service!no responding, wait for too long. And also bad food high price

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was absolutely superb.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was excellent. Food was delicious. Buy l missed my usual desert of chocolate cake with peanut butter sauce.

  33. C

    Celia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Comida increible. Camareros majisimos. Tardaron mucho en tomarnos nota pero durante el servicio fueron bastante rapidos. Comida a un precio razonable. Vino muy caro.

  34. D

    Dordis

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great dinner and wonderful service! Staff was very charming and attentive.

  35. CB

    ChristineB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, delicious food. Great service and recommendations. Do go!

  36. JL

    JonL

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great meal and I always feel like I'm glad I went there. . Food was great, the service was attentive and friendly without being cloying or a parody, the energy/noise level was right. Don't know why, but it just feels right

  37. S

    Saddiner46

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Always a favorite restaurant however was restaurant week always enjoyable we asked to take it slow and dinner just arrived we were done in a hour Was disappointing

  38. Z

    Zygopterans

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Tuna was outstanding. The wine list is expansive,but it wouldnt hurt to expand it further by including a few less pricey bottles.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Zinc is a First Class Resturant.

  40. I

    Iluvfood

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Great food as always, enjoyed ourselves with two other couples. Made 530 res for 8pm show- timing was perfect.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

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 2590 OpenTable diners.

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

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Google Map for ZINC New Haven

964 Chapel Street New Haven, CT 06510

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between College and Temple Streets

  • Neighborhood

    New Haven

  • Hours of operation

    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

  • Executive chef

    Denise Appel

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (203) 624-0507

  • Private party facilities

    ZINC and Kitchen ZINC offer you the best of both worlds. Choose from our Private Dining Room, Main Dining Room or ZINC Table 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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