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
Grilled Yellowfin with Tamari Cure, Vegetable Spring Rolls, Fried Spinach, Wasabi Oil + Chile-Garlic Sauce
Fried Brown Rice with Bean Sprouts, Carrots + Napa Cabbage, Hoisin-Taramind Glaze
Amazing, as always!
Food was AMAZING. service was also great. Asked the bartender for a “gin drink” and he concocted the most amazing cocktail for me. Would go again!
Zinc has always been one of my favorite restaurants in New Haven. Super accommodating to food allergies, and even with modifications the food is delicious.
Top shelf from start to finish
Amazing food and amazing cocktails. Tables are very spaced out, feels safe. Very friendly staff with helpful, concise explanations and suggestions.
Superb experience. Staff went above and beyond, the food was some of the best I've had, and most importantly, they were very on top of cleanliness and covid precautions.
The food was awesome as was the service. We will be back.
Amazing! Great food and seevice
Great food! Bring your wallet. Order the Duck nachos.
The food was simply amazing. Truly, each bite was special. I just wish my server wasn't so overworked! We would've gotten desert but our server didn't realize we were done with our appetizers for some time, and we received our entrees about 1-1.5 hours after sitting down. We spent much of our 2.5 hours at this restaurant waiting to place our entre order and waiting for the check. To be clear, I don't think this was necessarily the servers fault, it just seemed like our server had a lot of tables to attend to at one time. Without this service issue, the review would have been 5 stars.
Amazing service. Incredible food. Ambience is warm and inviting. So glad they are open again for safe space dining. Plexiglass between parties and mask protocol followed. A go to place, no matter the occasion.
Very pleasant despite pandemic
Service was awesome
Food was awesome
Terrific restaurant. it's unfortunate they haven't regained many customers since the worst of the pandemic. Thursday night 6:30 dinner but only 3 or 4 tables taken
We went on a Thursday night and it was pretty empty. Appreciated the plexiglass separators in between tables. The service was excellent, the food was on the pricier side but worth every penny. Would absolutely return.
This was our first time back in 20 years. Nice to know that it's still going strong and that it remains a great dinner option in downtown New Haven.
Food was absolutely delicious. I got the hanger steak and husband got the pork bowl, both were very tasty.
Nice people. Good food
Worthy of a trip from the suburbs.
Hope they survive pandemic.
Perfect! Food and staff were spectacular! Can’t wait to go back
Visited for the first time with a friend and I can honestly say everything that came out of the kitchen was just perfect. I had the Vietnamese chicken entree while my friend had the hanger steak which was cooked perfectly. Service was great as well as our waitress was tentative and knew so much about the different items on the menu.
Our server Rachel was amazing. Great food and drink recommendations and the space was very Covid friendly. We will definitely be back!
Price fix menu was wonderful on New Year's Eve 2020. Can't wait to head back there for drinks and dinner once we get vaccinated for COVID.
Amazing, Have been coming here for years and Zinc never disappoints.
They have a great menu with lots of healthy, locally sourced ingredients. The menu has something for every taste, meat and poultry, pasta and vegetarian dishes. There is a wonderful variety of appetizers, and like the entrees, consistently fresh and prepared well. Most importantly, the staff is warm and friendly and they know what they are doing. Also of note is that during the pandemic they have taken extraordinary measures to keep dining safe. The lovely outdoor dining is done for the season, but inside they have reduced capacity, plexiglass dividers, touchless menus and excellent ventilation.
The staff at Zinc was so accommodating, helpful, and very friendly. We were very well taken care of.
Best overall restaurant in New Haven. Creative, tasty, the best service personnel in town (Rachel is exceptional), healthy, farm to table. A romantic ambience. The place to take a partner or colleague that will unfailingly impress. Something on the menu for both vegans and carnivores.
They have done a phenomenal job making the place safe with plexiglass separating the tables and spacing them out! It was a wonderful experience!
We had their Prix Fixe menu and it was superb. Their clever food combinations are as good as ever, never disappointing, and very reasonably priced.
The food is superb! That staff outstanding. Michael, the manager and sommelier, is keenly intelligent, brilliant at inventing new cocktails and knowing great wine, and making us feel comfortable and well taken care of. Donna, one of the owners, is a wonderful host. It’s the best restaurant in New Haven.
We did an early dinner on Saturday. I had a tuna and my husband had a salmon. Both entrees were delisted.
Pretty and safe outdoors setup for the pandemic. Excellent food and service.
Outstanding food. Excellent service. Consistent for 21 years!!
Uniquely delicious food with exemplary service.
Such a treat to be able to eat outside during this terrible time of pandemic. Loved the service and set up. Excellent wine, great food.
Amazing food. Great service.
We had a party of six and everybody was very satisfied and happy with the food and restaurant. We will be back. Very nice patio and delicious food!
An excellent meal, well prepared, and nicely served. Enjoyed a nice chat with the owner, who came to our table. The outdoor dining area was an oasis in this difficult time. We will return often.
Jamie Cohen and Fran DeToro
5 stars. Pleasure to dine in their outdoor space with such incredible food, service and ambiance.
Took my wife here for her birthday and we had a wonderful time. Never had a bad meal at Zinc
wonderful date night for restaurant week! great service and yummy food.
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 4.8 stars by 2559 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.