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ZINC New Haven

4.6
2093 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday, 5:00pm -10:00pm. Closed All Day Sunday
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Phone number
(203) 624-0507
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Denise Appel
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between College and Temple Streets
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Parking details
Validated parking for dinner is available in the Crown Street Garage and Temple Street Garage.
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Special events & promotions
ZINC holds monthly wine tastings and wine dinners.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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 at Kitchen ZINC or on our patio to enjoy a little fresh air with your fresh ingredients.

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What 2093 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
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4.5
service
4.5
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mallory (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Waitress was awesome!

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TLAC (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Very good food and great service. We have dined there twice and haven't been disappointed

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Kevin 
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Service was phenomenal. Food was very good, not over the top, but very good. Highly recommend this place for a date, pre/post theatre.

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LorenaF 
3.0  Dined 6 days ago

The lettuce wraps were amazing but my gnocchi and my husbands hanger steak were nothing special at all.

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vippatg (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Imaginative menu, excellent service, a great addition to New Haven food scene, very convenient to theaters

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great dinner location for Valentines Day.

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ChristopherG (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Very abrupt service, very busy food more style over substance.

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MikaelaM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I go here every year for my birthday and valentines day. I go spiratically as well. Zinc has never been a dissapointment. I always leave full and happy.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

For and service was excellent will be going back without a doubt !!

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Marusia48 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Zinc is one of those tried and true New Haven restaurants that never disappoints. The service and the quality of the food is always top notch. Even on Valentines Day, when the restaurant was especially busy, the food was excellent. The menu is eclectic- a bit Mediterranean, a bit Asian and always some American favorites. The pastry chef is also very gifted, especially when it comes to chocolate. Many reasons to return over and over.

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RobertW (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Superb lunch: ambiance great, service excellent, menu options excellent, great wine /beer lists.
Overall, just a very enjoyable lunch - will definitely return for both lunch and dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Great food, my boyfriend and I loved the food. All the flavours were amazing.

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Kmc3 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Still an Old Reliable in an increasingly Foodie Town

Stopped in for a quick dinner; Zinc came through yet again. Service prompt and friendly; food is always great. I'm a complete sucker for the fried spinach; could eat it all day every day. My tuna was great, as always. Consistency is a virtue, especially when its this good. Hope they stay around forever....

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

One of the top 3 in New Haven food is consistently excellent. Service is great. Recommendations always are on point whether it be wines or dinner's.
Its a Gem in Downtown... Keep up the good work It is appreciated !!!

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LaurenV (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was delicious! The homemade chocolates hit the spot! We will definitely be back for dinner!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Zinc is very nice and they have a friendly staff and pay attention to details. My wife and I enjoy dining at Zinc. Never had a complaint in the almost 4 years dining there.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

It was important that we found a restaurant that offered healthy, delicious options for dinner for a special occasions, and this restaurant fit the bill. The food was absolutely delicious and the presentation of the food was gorgeous. It was a delight and the service was wonderful. The restaurant is worthy of all of the terrific reviews it receives.

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Sced (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great meal and outstanding service. I had a business dinner and we were well attended to without being interrupted. The meal was fantastic and the back room although less interesting than the front rooms, they were good for a meeting and we never lacked for service. Back soon!

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Newhavengem (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Reliably excellent with locally sourced ingredients. Lucky New Haven!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Went to celebrate fathers birthday. Chris was the best waiter I've ever had. Attentive and thoughtful. Great wine and food.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food as always.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Excellent food!
We were running late for a show at the Shubert Theater (3 minute walk from the restaurant). The staff was extremely accommodating. They kept the food warm in the kitchen until my wife arrived. Service was spot on.

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vipDeborah (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

We head to Zinc anytime we're in New Haven. Creative, delicious meals, incl dessert, cocktails and wine. Unpretentious. It's definitely a favorite spot.

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OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Outstanding dinner. Cheeses were a great appetizer. Both entries were delicious. Ample portions--enough to take him for lunches the next 2 days.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

service was very spotty. server was very sweet and friendly but forgot to give me a menu for almost 30 minutes. they forgot our drinks then rushed us out during desert because the restaurant was crowded. we were there for a mini reunion and being rushed out was a horrible ending.
maybe a good spot for a quick dinner but definitely not a special occasion place.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

The food, service and ambiance were all terrific. My wife had the Gnocchi and I had the Scottish salmon which were both delicious. We would definitely go back there again and try some new things on the menu. The noise level was not at all loud even though the restaurant was full. The service was really very good with the water glasses refilled regularly and the dishes cleared promptly.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Good wine list and the sommelier was helpful in choosing good wine by the glass. Food was above average. We both had vegetarian meals (gnocchi and veggie curry). Tasty!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

I can't say enough about the perfect, unhurried , unworried lunch
with a lady friend. Everything was better than expected. Go !

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Goodgirl (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Excellent service, really nice food, large portions.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

Great experience. The menu is unique and the food delicious

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