ZINC New Haven

4.7
2600 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.

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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
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
What 2600 people are saying
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BillClay
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience!

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ThomasD
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had tickets for the Shubert Theater that evening and they were very attentive and made sure we got out on time without rushing us. Everything we ordered was terrific.

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joanneD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Zinc is reliably terrific! We have been going there from the beginning- unfortunately not so much in the last 5 years or so- Celebrated many occasions as well as Saturday night out dinners with friends. Thrilled to see the Chicken with Japanese Black Rice still on the menu as well as the duck nachos. Harder and harder to have restaurants that are independent and not owned by big groups. We will be back soon.

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AmberT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Rachel was an absolutely delight. She was very attentive and nice. I would definitely recommend going to zinc and we will be returning soon.
Thanks so much !

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NikkyM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere. The drink menu is great and the food is always fantastic. The staff was attentive and we had everything we could possibly need

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vipJoeS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great innovative dishes, good wine list and staff were very helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Food wasn’t great kind of bland. The waiter was in a rush, didn’t make the experience relaxing, he totally forgot to take the order from one of our guests that was sitting with us and there e were only 4 of us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we entered this well designed space we were dazzled. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable; the food was extraordinary. The female chef (a James Beard winner) has created an extraordinary menu from the craft cocktails to an exquisite array of appetizers (Brussel sprouts and duck tacos were outstanding) and the perhaps the best rare tuna ever .. prepared with a expertly executed egg roll on the side and flash fried greens.
This is a restuarant not to be missed. We will return, often. Thank you Zinc for the little Wednesday night vacation!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went for nye. Little disappointed food was just good, last time we went it was amazing

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LeslieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I dined at Zinc for New Year’s Eve. Everything was delicious, Zinc never disappoints.

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CharlesS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice dining experience. The food and drinks were delicious. Our server went up and above to accommodate our party as one member had a personal issue to quickly take care of and he held off our dinner so we could still all eat together. That was greatly apprecIated.

The Zinc team hands down is the team to beat in New Haven.

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DrRAP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food creatively prepared. Outstanding service by a well-trained, friendly, helpful , knowledgeable , and accommodating wait staff.
Always a memorable dinning experience. Zinc is one of my favorite restaurants in Ct, and I highly recommend it without reservation.

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MikeM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and vibe

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ThomasA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic service, atmosphere and food. Couldn't have asked for a better meal or time at Zinc. Will definitely return and recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Resturant Great Food and Great service.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyable experience. Food was very tasty. Thank you

OT
OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Nice staff, fun cocktails including daily special. Food was delicious-duck nachos, Brussels sprouts, roasted pork belly (superb) for starters. Reasonable portions. Entrees all great—special ravioli, Vietnamese chicken, tuna all inventive yet classic. The desserts were a disappointment but otherwise super good, we highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All staff were friendly and helpful

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative, modern cuisine that I would rate as among the best in New Haven. Our server Rachel was attentive and provided great recommendations. I’d highly recommend Zinc.

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JennieO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal was excellent and made even better with the excellent attention and recommendations from our server. We look forward to going to ZINC again when in town and will recommend to all of our friends.

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vipJack
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zinc offers the best cuisine in town - it offers consistently superb food, outstanding service, a lively atmosphere, with an unparalleled chef and sommelier.

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DrRAP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the finest restaurants in Connecticut. Interesting and creative menu, impeccable service by a well-trained, friendly and professional staff, and a wonderful setting. The staff is exceptionally accommodating on choice of table and food preparation as well as knowledgable on suggested wine selections.
Zinc if my favorite restaurant in Connecticut, and I highly recommend it without reservation.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Very picky foodies here and the food was outstanding

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DaleS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, interesting and surprising choices, attentive not intrusive service, beautifully prepared and seasoned dishes. A pleasure, start to finish.

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LYDIAG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great service! Ambience! Good Menu!
Fun cocktails! Good wine list

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vipSBGNewHaven
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service - always consistently great!

JD
JaysonD
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food wasn't great. Entrees were overcooked, drinks were mediocre. Simply not worth the hassle especially if you aren't already in New Haven.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in the state. Everything is delicious. Never have left disappointed.

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AaronS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Took my husband here for his birthday and we had a great time. Good food and fantastic service.

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RachelL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Zinc to celebrate our anniversary this year. The food was fabulous! The service was excellent. We really enjoyed our experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipMarusia48
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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lauraj
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RyanB
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent everything! Food, Service, and atmosphere, We will definitely be back

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Louisg
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

highly recommend

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Zach
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Incredible food, great service. The restaurant was very accommodating to making our night special.

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JoyF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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ZachD
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Service was exceptional. My fiancé has celiac and cannot eat gluten. Our server went above and beyond to tend to her needs.

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johnF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way

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 2600 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.