ZINC New Haven
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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Smoked Duck Breast, Fried Wonton Skins, Chipotle Aioli* + Lime Crema
Fried Brown Rice with Bean Sprouts, Carrots + Napa Cabbage, Hoisin-Taramind Glaze
Grilled Yellowfin with Tamari Cure, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Fried Spinach, Wasabi Oil + Chile-Garlic Sauce
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!
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.
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.
Excellent everything! Food, Service, and atmosphere, We will definitely be back
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
Incredible food, great service. The restaurant was very accommodating to making our night special.
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.
Excellent experience. Service was exceptional. My fiancé has celiac and cannot eat gluten. Our server went above and beyond to tend to her needs.
Outstanding in every way
Great place and ambiance. Food was excellent and our server was very nice and attentive.
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.
The food and service was outstanding! Definitely will be back again.
Ate at the bar sharing an array of delicious small plates! Zinc was humming with happy customers! Always enjoyable - never disappointing!
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.
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.
Me and my wife enjoyed our experience
Michael and Sean are great as front of house and barman. Great wine selection ask for recommendations
The food was excellent! Refined and tasty. Best food we have had in awhile. Enjoyed the experience very much.
Went there for a birthday dinner and it was fabulous!
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.
Zinc never fails! The food, wine and service are always exceptional!
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!!
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.
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
Outstanding on all fronts! One of my favorite restaurants.
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.
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.
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.
One of the best meals I’ve ever had. Every dish was absolutely phenomenal and service was fantastic
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!
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.
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.
Everything About this restaurant was outstanding!
Tastefully appointed, excellent service! Will be back.
Dinner is always amazing there. I’ve never had a bad meal. Service is great.
Sat at the bar because all the table were booked. Wine choice was excellent. Different menu from prepandemic which was the last time I was here. But they still. had the duck nachos which were very good. Other food was good as well.
Excellent food and service as always. The restaurant is on the smaller side than many restaurants in New Haven, however the restaurant has done a great job in putting up plexiglass barriers between tables and maximizing the space in a safe manner. An excellent choice for great food and service.
Great before show. Time for drinks, apps, and meal.
Began our evening outside but as rain threatened, staff graciously moved us in! We continued to enjoy a fabulous meal - as always!
The food was amazing.
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 2620 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.