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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro, Albuquerque, NM

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

4.7
4.7
1063 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Zinc is a lively three level bistro in Historic Nob Hill. Featuring an open, urban ambiance, Zinc offers casual fine dining on the main level and the loft mezzanine. For those looking for an exciting show, the exhibition bar offers seats right along the open kitchen. The menu focuses on high quality - yet affordable - American bistro fare and utilizes seasonal ingredients, many of which are sourced from local farmers. The Cellar Bar offers the same extensive wine list and premium cocktails as the upstairs, but in a more intimate lounge atmosphere with a lighter menu. Visit www.zincabq.com for menus, pictures, and upcoming events!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, French, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (505) 254-9462
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Christopher Pope
  • Catering
    We offer offsite catering. Menu options range from pick up and drop off platters ready to serve, to plated sit down meals complete with food and beverage service by our professional staff. Please call 505.850.2459 or visit our catering website, Taste Boutique Catering by Zinc, Seasons and Savoy, at http://tasteabq.com/ .
  • Private party facilities
    There is a private balcony area overlooking the main floor, seating up to 48 people.
  • Private party contact
    Isaac Weatherwax, Robin Dibble: (505) 254-9462
  • Neighborhood
    Albuquerque
  • Cross street
    Dartmouth
  • Parking details
    We have street parking, night parking in the lots across the street and a private lot at 116 Dartmouth SE, less than a five minute walk away.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 1,063 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • New Mexico

    Best Overall

  • New Mexico

    Best Value

  • New Mexico

    Hot spot

  • New Mexico

    Neighborhood gem

  • New Mexico

    Great for fine wines

  • Albuquerque

    Best Overall

  • Albuquerque

    Best Food

  • Albuquerque

    Best Service

  • Albuquerque

    Best Ambiance

  • Albuquerque

    Best Value

  • Albuquerque

    Good for business meals

  • Albuquerque

    Innovative

  • Albuquerque

    Healthy

  • Albuquerque

    Hot spot

  • Albuquerque

    Neighborhood gem

  • Albuquerque

    Great for fine wines

  • Albuquerque

    Romantic

  • Albuquerque

    Lively

1,063 Reviews
  1. LaWandaS1

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dining at Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro is always a pleasant experience. We’ve never been disappointed. The food is consistently good & the service is impeccable!!

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  2. MadelineK

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm so happy Zinc is open again and I'm glad to be back to Zinc! Great food, great ambience, wonderful staff.

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  3. ArthurG

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was excellent! Menu is also excellent

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  4. AudSee

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time. Started with the bread board. I though the bread was a bit oily, but we enjoyed it nonetheless. Had a glass of wine for $21(!!!!!!). It was 9 oz, but still. That's excessive. The wine prices were outrageous. My husband had the tenderloin which was unbelievable. He thoroughly enjoyed every bite. I had the beef bourguignon which was also outstanding. Finally, we had the petit four for dessert, and those were hit or miss. Loved the coconut pastry. Our server was very sweet, and the staff were wonderful with keeping our space free of clutter. Service is wonderful.

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  5. SherryG

    New Mexico

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good but not excellent like the hype from others. Liked the food more at ur sister property Seasons Rotisserie. Ambience excellent, staff very helpful & friendly.

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  6. AdamC

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Server was great, as was the food. Appetizers, mains, and dessert…a whole delicious meal.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time and LOVED everything! Kevin, one of the owners was so kind to spend time telling us about the menu and other places to go in ABQ area. Our server, Tim, was nice (and makes a great old-fashioned.) I had lobster ravioli. My Mister had the salmon and we both cleaned our plates!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wonderful time. Great food and service. The only complaint is the noise level, but it was a busy night. We will stop by again!

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  9. WilliamW

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time and dinner last night and look forward to more events like that. The managment and staff pulled out the stops to make it a MEMORABLE .thanks Zinc

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  10. SusanF

    New Mexico

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The duck egg rolls were a bit salty, but all was good.

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  11. TanyaM

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really loved the stuffed relleno. mmmmmm beautiful option and thank you for creating such an amazing experience.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We we’re attempting to have an early romantic Valentines dinner because my partner is going to be out of town. This was our first time here so we didn’t realize it’s not the best atmosphere for that. It looked different online. We ended up sitting at the chefs bar which was interesting because after watching all meals being prepared we realized we ordered the wrong entrees. It seemed to us that the steaks are the “go to” entrees here. I would not recommend the sea bass or lamb. Sea bass was stringy and the lamb tough and chewy. However the sauces on both were really good. I think we’ll know better what to order if ever back. Service not bad but slow.

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  13. CajunP

    New Mexico

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have eaten at Zinc in quite some time but our latest experience was delightful with the food being perfectly prepared, the wine selection complete, and the service from Sabina was excellent. All the staff was pleasant and helpful including even the young lady that bussed our table. Great reason to return in the near future and we are so sorry that it has not been our go to restaurant.

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  14. Lanae

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere, staff and food was amazing. The wait staff was very knowledgeable about the wine selection, cocktails and especially the food recommendations. Definitely a favorite place for us to go now!!

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  15. DoyceW

    New Mexico

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food, good service. Noise level was high in the restaurant. Busy , recommend getting a reservation.

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  16. HollyM

    New York City

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always remembered this restaurant as being great when we've gone in the past. The last time we went was years ago. Well, Zinc continues to have delicious food and a very nice dining experience. Everything was prepared perfectly. The cocktail I got was fantastic. We will go back again!

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  17. Barb

    Lake of the Ozarks

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So glad to see Zinc open again. It’s our favorite place in Albuquerque for dinner!

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  18. Wonderful

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zinc continues with excellence. Amazing food, excellent service, great atmosphere, every time! We love that it.

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  19. KED9999

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    the ONLY issue was an over head light kept going off and on. Otherwise, the food, ambience were fabulous. The server was great. Food was hot and I watched it being prepared. really good. would like a few more selections like a pasta but thats it.

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  20. NathanM

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going to the Cellar Bar, and wanted to try the restaurant after so many good reviews. We loved the setting, and the service, but for the price, Especially for the price, the food was a disappointment. The steak was dry and tough. The bread had no flavor and was quite bland, as was the salad - no flavor. Mashed potatoes were good, but the steak killed the experience.

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  21. JenniferC

    New Mexico

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely birthday celebration dinner. The service was excellent and the food was sooo good! Totally enjoyed the calamari and I had their special which was seabass....oh my goodness....delicious! I highly recommend!

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  22. CharR

    New Mexico

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious appetizer and entrees! Excellent service except for late arrival of cocktails - after the appetizer. We love Zinc and will return again & again!

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  23. KathrynP

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate upstairs. It was an excellent dining experience. The drinks & food were delicious, service was timely, and the ambience was pleasing.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and fantastic service!! Would highly recommend.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful! Food was delicious, wait staff was friendly and available. A great overall experience.

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  26. RobertH

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, service and ambiance. Zinc never fails to disappoint.

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  27. LaWandaS1

    New Mexico

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were patrons prior to the Covid pandemic & looked forward to the day they reopened!! They didn’t skip a beat regarding the quality of their food, the ambiance & their service!! Absolutely the best restaurant in Albuquerque!! Always proud to bring our guests to Zinc’s!

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  28. SallyB

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was my birthday, I didn't pay, but it was great and I would love to return.

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  29. JanaR

    Caribbean

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    My husband and I used to frequent this restaurant for many years but this is the first time we had been back since it re-opened. Our experience began with being sat in a table too big for two people in the center of the dining room. When we asked if we could move to a spot a little more private, the hostess took us to a spot by the kitchen and bathrooms that was extremely loud at a table too big for two people again. I didn’t want to make a fuss and ask to be moved again because I didn’t know how busy they were that evening so we stayed put. However, it was a very uncomfortably experience and my husband and I watched as all the more appropriate seating areas for 2 in the upstairs areas sat unoccupied throughout our entire dinner. The food was fine but not as good as we remembered and our server was very kind, but the ambience, awkwardness, and noise level of where we sat really dampened our experience. If you are going on a date or celebration, I would go somewhere else.

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  30. cynsheff

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful tasting experience, great food, wine, and service.

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  31. 505Girl2u

    New Mexico

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic dinner, hope to attend more in the future. Thank you!

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  32. DanielleW

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I had many choices for our New Year's Eve dinner and we're so happy we decided to dine at Zinc! We hope they'll offer more wine pairing events in 2024. If they're held weekly, they'll see us every week!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steak was so tuff it shook the table when trying to cut a bite

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  34. mckmodrn55

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent place in all ways. We enjoyed house special of crab cakes and chicken saltimbocca. Perfect martinis. Attentive service. Highly recommended Albuquerque jewel of a restaurant.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Very underwhelming food, had to send multiple dishes back (which I have not done in the last decade). Service was good but will not be returning. I had high expectations because I’ve read so many incredible reviews however even the dishes not returned were incredibly underwhelming as was the cocktail.

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  36. Deets

    Dallas

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit to Zinc. The staff were friendly and the service was great. The food and drinks were outstanding. Prices were very competitive for this level of food and service. We will definitely be back and highly recommend Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro.

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  37. CindiR

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delish. I also liked the amount of attention from the wait staff; not constantly asking how is everything. Loved the lighting; not too dark or light. Will visit again.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time to Zinc, will be back soon. Everything was great. Service, food and atmosphere were excellent.

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  39. Tracy

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant and food were very good, but our server was very inattentive and kept walking away before we finished our interaction.

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  40. JenO

    New Mexico

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Upscale ambience with warm and welcoming service. The food was well prepared, my salmon was cooked to perfection! Get the bread board, the spreads were delicious!

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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 1063 OpenTable diners.

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

3009 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Dartmouth
  • Neighborhood
    Albuquerque
  • Hours of operation
    Bar Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Happy Hour Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, French, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    We have street parking, night parking in the lots across the street and a private lot at 116 Dartmouth SE, less than a five minute walk away.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Christopher Pope
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (505) 254-9462
  • Catering
    We offer offsite catering. Menu options range from pick up and drop off platters ready to serve, to plated sit down meals complete with food and beverage service by our professional staff. Please call 505.850.2459 or visit our catering website, Taste Boutique Catering by Zinc, Seasons and Savoy, at http://tasteabq.com/ .
  • Private party facilities
    There is a private balcony area overlooking the main floor, seating up to 48 people.
  • Private party contact
    Isaac Weatherwax, Robin Dibble: (505) 254-9462
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