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ZINC New Haven

4.7
4.7
2684 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 32 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 2,684 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
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Not so tasty but service was good.
  2. T

    Tsm2

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was good. The service was adequate, except for the bus boy that cleaned our table, and dropped the food on my arm and the floor, which we were going to take home. the boss boy didn’t offer to replace it.
  3. P

    Professor

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good food and excellent cocktails. Try the lettuce wraps!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service. The dishes were different and we loved the Asian inspired sauces and spin on dishes. Bartenders were attentive and over the top polite and conversational. We will absolutely be back!
  5. F

    Flash

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful, inventive preparations, service was terrific and cost was very reasonable.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    10/10 dining experience, the service and food were outstanding and we will definitely be back very soon.
  7. MM

    MikeM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an amazing meal and experience!
  8. TL

    TylerL

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service was great. Restaurant is very cool. Food...not impressed. Upscale pricing. Not upscale quality.
  9. c

    chuck250

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service outstanding. Chic but extremely comfortable. Quick, efficient staff and creative and tasty food.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was simply wonderful. Main dishes are exquisite. Service was quick, probably a bit too quick. Definitely a place to revisit
  11. RC

    RickCarolB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unusual, excellent creative menu. Server A+, actively helpful. Would be delighted to return.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was good
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a nice experience coming to Zinc. The food was good as always!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best of New Haven!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food & service was excellent!
  16. MM

    MikeM

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I AM ALWAYS SKEPTICAL EATING OUT NEW YEARS EVE IN A RESTAURANT BUT THE STAFF AND CHEFS AT ZINC PULLED IT OFF! ONE OF THE BEST MEALS AND EXPERIENCES WE HAVE HAD HERE. KUDOS TO MICHAEL AND RACHEL - AMAZING ATTENTION TO DETAIL, WE LOOK FORWARD TO COMING BACK SOON.
  17. HR

    HeatherR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great NYE experience. Great food and staff
  18. SK

    StefanieK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Service was excellent our waiter was attentive and came around at the right time. no rush with meal and a nice amount of time between courses. Food was excellent. Drinks were superb!!
  19. DJ

    DoreenJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of 6 enjoyed an anniversary celebration with friends before a show. The service was outstanding and the cheese plates to start were perfect while waiting for all the guest arrive. Small plates and main entrees were interesting and satisfying and the dessert treats to end the meal were lovely. Kudos to the kitchen and all the staff.
  20. m

    mama2boys

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We were pleasantly surprised by our first visit to Zinc. Great atmosphere. Delicious food. Innovative cocktails. Just a little loud with several large parties celebrating birthdays. We will definitely return.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was terrific! I had NYStrip. Yummy! Server was great. It was just a tad loud, but overall, I’d go back in a heartbeat. Great spot.
  22. RC

    RonC

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Very understaffed
  23. S

    Suzanne

    New York Area

    211 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    211 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We started off with some very good cocktails then shared the delicious clams w/ chorizo as an appetizer for the table. There is no way ones,ice of toasted bread is enough for that size portion in order to gather up all the good broth. It should be served with a minimum of two slices and a spoon!! We then thoroughly enjoyed our entrees. The pumpkin gnocchi was a tad bland and needs more flavor but the scallops were awesome as was the pork belly. We were too full for dessert but the night was great and we’ll be back. Our waitress was very patient with us as our elder friend has vision issues and needed some assistance with the menu.
  24. KJ

    KJEJ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ate here was amazing! Would definitely come back.
  25. MK

    MichaelK

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Apps were great had the Duck Nachos, Dumplings and Cheese plate. Entrees were excellent. Our service suggested the scallops, 3 of our party ordered them and were very pleased. Steak was cooked perfectly; Halibut was also excellent. Price was appropriate for the quality we received. Would definitely recommend.
  26. JS

    JoanS

    New England

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We went to ZINC New Haven to celebrate our son's promotion. This was the first visit for all of us and we were pleased with our choice. We were seated quickly and our server came to our table with little delay. We decided to share a cheese plate between the four of us to start. The five cheeses were interesting, and were different enough to give us a good sampling. They were served with an excellent cranberry yeast bread that set off the cheese flavors nicely. My husband wanted to select a special wine and had narrowed his selection to two wines. He asked for help in the final decision, so the wine steward came to the table. After some discussion, he suggested a third wine that was his current favorite and was actually less expensive than the first two selected. That was the one my husband chose, and it was an excellent choice - it complimented the cheese plate and every entree that we selected. It was so nice, we ordered a second bottle. We had four different entrees. My son had the beef dish, my daughter-in-law had tuna, my husband had scallops (the best he'd ever had, according to him) and I had the gnocchi with roasted pumpkin. Excellent, every one. Our only disappointment was the desserts. We ordered two to share - the carrot cake and the chocolate chestnut cake. Neither met our expectations, as the "cakes" were unrecognizable when compared to the original models. The chocolate orange ice cream that accompanied the chocolate chestnut cake was excellent, and would make a lovely dessert on it's own. Overall, our experience was excellent and truly a celebration. I would recommend ZINC New Haven to anyone seeking a restaurant for a special occasion, or for someone who is a bit adventurous in the menu choices.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Limited menu. Average cocktails. Food was just ok, nothing spectacular. Our waitress was nice. Overall for the price I don’t see myself coming back.
  28. RN

    RobN

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal as always. Great staff and service.
  29. M

    Matterhorn

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine, prices quite high, staff excellent, very loud on a Saturday evening.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were excellent. Conveniently located near the College Streets Music Hall. Quite noisy but otherwise a wonderful experience. They accommodated my wife’s numerous allergy concerns without a fuss or dumbing down her order. We would be regulars here if we lived closer.
  31. NK

    NKLove

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, duck nachos continue to be our favorite appetizer. The scallops and halibut were incredible.
  32. M

    Mrandi

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always good as is the service. Fun to try the latest drinks or whiskey they have. One of those places that when you visit you ask yourself why you don’t go there more often. It’s fine dining but comfortable and friendly. The fact that it has been there so long says a lot. Go, enjoy:)
  33. KK

    KavaK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent cocktails. Creative, fresh menu. Wonderful clams w/ chorizo appetizer and shared a small cheese board. Lovely service and quiet in the back room. Seared diver scallops with orzo and whipped feta new on menu and was excellent! Attentive staff throughout. We'll be back.
  34. CC

    ChrisC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was tasty - except for dessert - kinda disappointed. Carrot cake is more like a carrot crumb. The service was very good. Server was very pleasant and made the disappointment tolerable.
  35. S

    Suzanne

    New York Area

    211 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    211 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Three of us returned after a while not being at Zinc and we all had a very nice experience. Cocktails were good and the wine recommendation was also. The clam and chorizo appetizer we shared was excellent as were the entrees. We ended with a nice charcuterie board for dessert and it was excellent to finish up our last fe2 sips of wine.
  36. T

    Tsm2

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service, and the food was outstanding
  37. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was fantastic. Drinks were well prepared. Service from the hostess to the bartender & wait staff was top notch.
  38. T

    Twoggees

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is always outstanding, attentive wait staff, enjoyable dining experience!
  39. SB

    SBGNewHaven

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing Halibut! Always a wonderful experience!!!!
  40. 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.

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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 2684 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 32 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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