Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

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$30 and under
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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. The Cellar also showcases live music on Thursday and Saturday nights. Visit www.zincabq.com for menus, pictures, and upcoming events!
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SC
New Mexico
15 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good!

G
New Mexico
30 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A nice brunch menu with a good drink selection. This is a favorite place for us!

j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Food. Service. Drink. Atmosphere. Awesome experience.

c
New Mexico
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service! Great place to celebrate with friends!

SF
New Mexico
24 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants when in Albuquerque. Always great service & food. We were there for Sunday brunch nice atmosphere with guitarist. We highly recommend & will definitely return.

PB
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been regular customers at Zinc for several years. Always a pleasant experience. We usually ask for a table in the loft--overlooking the kitchen and the cooks at work. Love it. The best value in Albuquerque for this level of food and service.

LC
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duck breast was fantastic and the sprouts with duck crackle was a nice touch

JT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really excellent quality food. Great recommendation from the waiter re : a wine to pair with my main course. Trendy, but cozy enough to hold a conversation.

JB
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere was excellent as always. 3 of us choose the tasting menu which has 3 courses. It was plenty of food and desert was delicious.

s
New Mexico
49 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had Sunday brunch with a friend who had never been to Zinc's (can you imagine?) She LOVED it. She appreciated the seasonal menu and wanted to try everything on it. We each ordered different items, she had "basic" bacon and eggs "fancy" style and I had the German Farmhouse Omelette scrambled egg style. Both were absolutely delicious and we each had dessert. We had the confection of the day. Zinc NEVER is a disappointment...The service is always off the chart as well. They take good care of you.

SJ
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food at a cool venue. Our server was personable and the ambience was great. It was a little loud as it seemed like a couple corporate events were going on, but it was well worth it

Y
New Mexico
208 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous duck with lingonberries. Loved the Brussels sprouts. Petit Syrah was nice. Potato pierogi were an excellent side. Only one of had the beef and also enjoyed it.

1
New Mexico
47 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Mostly excellent. One hiccup, the dessert was marginal.

DW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Too much garlic for my taste. I had the chicken dish. Didn't get to finish it.

B
New Mexico
34 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the changes for the fall menu. The duck breast is outstanding, as is the lamb.

DR
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Worth the trip; excellent food, great service, a bit too noisy though. They do a “Wine Flight” and if the wines happen to pair well with your food selection, it’s a nice treat. Oh yes, the lamb was excellent!

I expect to return on a regular basis.

MP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is top notch. Bartender was very capable. Food was delicious.

JO
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu options, especially enjoyed the Grilled Wild Game Sausage appetizer. Ordered the duck breast and nightly-special beef dish, enjoyed both. A good amount of food for the value. Loved the Poached Pear Angel Food Cake dessert.

OT
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food very creative and prepared expertly! fantastic service perfect ambiance!

D
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our favorites. The food was good as was the service. Only negative—- Caesar salad had no anchovies.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and wine were delicious! We ate upstairs and then had an after dinner drink downstairs while listening to a live jazz band.

SV
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner experience at Zinc. The Chef happened to be near the hostess area. Greated with a warm hello and specials in the menu. Jesse was a fantastic server. Overall ambiance lovely and fun.

d
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable meal, the food and service was excellent, and the ambiance was unique, rustic and classy.

BS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I fail to see why there is not a 'catcher' checking each plate before serving. Lamb dish had a 'wilted' vegetable that was far closer to raw. Not difficult to see, surely?

PW
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A great place to meet, even if it's just wine, desserts, and conversation!

P
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the scallops and the cheese plate for desert.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always loved the ambiance at Zinc. We’ve had appetizers at the bar and then one day we had brunch, but had never had dinner. Our experience was great, with an attentive waiter, and the food was scrumptious, with an immense value from the tasting menu. Chef Chris stop by to say hello at the table. Overall, it was a fantastic time, which is a great pleasure, especially since my husband is a French MasterChef. Looking forward to our next opportunity to have dinner there

DS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb; we had dinner, the Aux Dog for a show and came back for dessert. Our server for dinner, Heather, was a delight. (Our server for dessert was as well, but I don't remember her name >.< )

I would fully recommend Zinc, it was a wonderful experience.

KL
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food both in terms of quality and presentation. My guests were from Santa Fe and thought Zinc to be on par with the best restaurants in their city. My salmon was perfectly cooked. Solid wine list-lots to like about this local icon.

PL
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found Zinc on Open Table and are very glad we did! It was a great experience. The restaurant is industrial/urban/Southwest-contemporary--a really cool ambiance!
Our waiter was terrific and told us all about the menu, since we were 1st-timers.
We had nice wine and a very delicious meal!

C
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I haven't been to Zinc for over a year even though the restaurant is nearby. We were attending a play and thought it convenient. The food was terrific--I had an appetizer and salad. And the service was unobtrusive but thoughtful. I like a restaurant that has excellent food and is unpretentious. I do wish you would offer an imaginative vegetarian entree. That is why I ordered an appetizer and salad.

V
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brought some out of town guest and it’s was awesome! Our waiter was so helpful and kind. Definitely coming back in the future.

g
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We had looked at their menu and it looked interesting so we thought we would try it. WE are glad we did. The waiter and service were outstanding and the food a delight. The place filled up and the noise level got higher so I would not say that it is a quiet romantic spot for dinner. But that did not spoil our evening. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone.

TF
New Mexico
37 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zinc is an all time Albuquerque favorite. We go there most of the time when we are in Albuquerque. The menu was brand new the night we were there but neither of us could resist the tried & true beef tenderloin with blue cheese mashed potatoes - absolutely delicious.

M
Hawaii
34 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Very lovely birthday dinner. Small plates are great, and I still brought home food! The truffles were delicious.

S
New Mexico
24 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zinc is one of my top 3 places in Albuquerque. Great food and great service every time. And less expensive than lots of other places not as good.

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you so much for the kind words! We truly appreciate it!

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d
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our favorite dining out place for special occasions , always great

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro
Responded on September 11, 2019

Thank you! We will see you soon!

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h
New Mexico
26 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The flank steak is to die for!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a real treat for us. The waitstaff could not have been kinder....we need a little extra help sometimes, as one of us is in a wheelchair. The food was beautifully presented and delicious. Top notch from beginning to end.

PS
Jackson Hole
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at Zinc. We had the artichoke appetizer which was very tasty. I really enjoyed the angel hair pasta with shrimp scampi. Chopin Martini was great, with hand stuffed blue cheese olives.