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ZINC New Haven

4.7
4.7
2599 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. Wine Spectator Award Winning Wine Menu.

Co-Owners Donna Curran and Chef Denise Appel combine more than 22 years of experience to create a restaurant that reflects their passion for great local food and quality service.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

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 2,599 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. t

    tommy

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and great service.
  2. JA

    JaneA

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very fun Great food Excellent music
  3. DR

    DrRAP

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinning experience. Interesting and creatively prepared dishes served by a professional, friendly, and helpful wait staff. Zinc is one of my favorite restaurants, and I recommend it without reservation
  4. S

    Starnessr

    Philadelphia

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sean, Michael and Shamar are extraordinarily engaging. Great wines and inventive menus. Vietnamese chicken is the rockstar.
  5. e

    elwoodli

    New England

    35 reviews

    3.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    The food was very bland and disappointing. Next to no flavor and cheaply sourced. Seems to have been prepared by someone with little experience of what actually tastes good combined with a poorly developed idea of exciting combinations. Very nice and prompt waitress.
  6. IA

    IAGur

    Milwaukee

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Very nice restaurant to relax after a pleasant day around everything Yale University and New Haven have to offer. For appetizers, we liked roasted pork belly and duck nachos; I wasn't crazy about the goat cheese pate. All mains - salmon, yellow tuna and hanger steaks were cooked to perfection, as ordered, and the sides were delicious. We loved our server Rachel, thank you!
  7. RA

    RebeccaA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Stylish room and wonderful food. Wait staff - friendly and efficient. Felt like a party!
  8. CA

    ChristineA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Rachael was outstanding and made our dining experience overall an exquisite one!
  9. LN

    LiNHV

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Great new summer cocktails!
  10. J

    Jonathan

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Unfortunately do not believe the experience matched the price tag. Between not having multiple specialty menu drinks available, forgetting to bring out appetizers before the meal, lack of consistent portion sizes between people who had the same meal, and an awkward wait staff; the experience filled with what would be minor inconvenience at most restaurants was not acceptable for a restaurant that charges high end prices for a premium experience. The steak was cooked very nicely however.
  11. E

    Eatoutalot

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely Amazing. Service too.
  12. P

    Pilotct91

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Not as good as the last visit - uncomfortable high top and service just ok
  13. RS

    RochelleS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love everything per usual!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice menu change friendly staff
  15. JA

    JudAL

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    small plates are lovely to share. the three of us had two small plates and on main and it was perfect. food was delicious and innovative. most enjoyable pre-theater dinner!
  16. CS

    CharlesS

    New York Area

    38 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall2food2service5ambience5
    Good service. Food or drinks weren't anything to brag home about.
  17. L

    Lenny

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great especially the apps… apps are different not the same old thing you get everywhere else. Our waiter was spot on. Like everything about the place.
  18. j

    jimb

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Every dish we tried was rich and flavorable, and unique in some way. Interesting drinks, too.
  19. AD

    AnnD

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    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!
  20. M

    Mjoksi

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful night. Great meal from the Hatori Hanzu cocktail to the Duck Rillete appetizer, and the charred chicken, confit duck entrees.
  21. VP

    VirginiaP

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was perfect, food was also good, would go again if menu changed a little
  22. r

    robertw

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    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.
  23. CK

    CindyK

    Dallas

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    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.
  24. MC

    MarianC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    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!
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. 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.
  31. DR

    DrRAP

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  33. DA

    DAVIDW

    New Orleans

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 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!
  34. S

    Steve

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food. Exceptional combination of ingredients making a great epicurean experience.
  35. 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.
  36. j

    jayk

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 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.
  37. 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.
  38. N

    Newhavenfoodies

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service always exceptional
  39. M

    Moose

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food lovely accommodating staff highly recommend for your time in new haven
  40. 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.

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 2599 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


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

    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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