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Sat, 2/24
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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

661 reviews
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$30 and under
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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 Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. Visit for menus, pictures, and upcoming events!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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American, French, Californian
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Hours of operation
Weekend Brunch
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 2:30pm

Monday-Thursday 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cellar Bar
Tuesday-Saturday 4:30pm - 12:00am
Sunday & Monday 4:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(505) 254-9462
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Christopher Pope
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Private party facilities
Private balcony area that seats up to 48 people.
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Private party contact
Ralph Garcia: (505) 254-9462
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Taste Boutique Catering is a joint catering arm of Zinc and sister restaurants Seasons Rotisserie & Grill and Savoy Bar & Grill.
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Cross street
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Parking details
We have street parking, night parking in the lots across the street and a private lot at 116 Dartmouth SE for overflow.
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Live music (jazz, blues, Americana, indie) in the intimate Cellar Bar every Tuesday from 8pm to 11pm and every Thursday and Saturday from 9:30pm - 12:30am. Sunday Brunch features live music from 11am to 2pm in the main dining room.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 661 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 8 hours ago

Best breakfast! Omelette and grits croquet were to die. Yummmm. No better restaurant

DavidD (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

Everything went according to plan. The food was terrific, service great.

BayAreaDiner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent service. Excellent cocktails and wine. Nice atmosphere. Food was not superb unfortunately — most dishes were just ok, but one main dish was nearly inedible. We were there on a Monday night, so maybe it was an off night for the restaurant since so many reviews are rave.

cbh1 (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

We went for Sunday brunch. The service was outstanding and the men options were good, although they didn’t match the online menu and they don’t have a ‘natively’ gluten free option on the menu. We sat upstairs and had a great view of the kitchen which was fun. They also had a live musician that was very pleasant and not so loud that it intruded on our conversation.

vipOpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

I felt I had to keep asking for water. We have a bottle of champagne (server only poured first glass) then we ordered a bottle of wine same thing. I thought it was odd. Eating out regularly had never had that happen.

vipOpenTable Diner (St. Louis)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent for wine

JHguy (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Great staff from the moment we walked in with the hosts, to our server approaching our table quickly. Everybody was friendly and professional. Drinks, appetizers, and main dishes were all timed perfectly. Food was really good. This was a wonderful start to our evening that ended with a concert at Popejoy Hall.

5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

We had a terrific time. It was a date night for me and my husband and we loved sitting across from each other and enjoying fine cocktails, delicious food and friendly, professional service. We're from Santa Fe, so there are many good restaurants to choose from, but we were going to a concert in ABQ and wanted to eat there instead.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great service, great food, great atmosphere. It's a great bar with a great restaurant.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was a great choice for Valentine’s Day! The only downside was getting a tucked away corner table that was right above the band in the basement. Other than that, an amazing date night!!

Disappointed (New Mexico)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

My family and ate at Zinc for Valentine’s dinner. We were seated by a door that said “utility closet” or something like that. Not the ambiance we wanted. My meat (filet mignon with mole’ sauce) was tasty, tender and nicely prepared. The twice baked potatoe was almost flavorless. My daughter has a vegetarian relleno which was uninspired and my husband and other daughter ate a chicken and prosciutto dish that neither liked a great deal. We’ve had breakfast/brunch at Zinc and it was very tasty. This dinner...not so much. The server was so busy he didn’t respond when we told him we didn’t need anymore water and just absent mindedly filled our glasses. It may have just been that the restaurant was very busy, but even then, I’d like the food to be scrumptious. Won’t be returning for dinner.

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

Zinc was a great spot for friends to enjoy dinner. The wine was wonderful. Food was spectacular. Overall, a great spot.

SueR (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

As always our dinner at Zinc was fantastic! The scallops are amazing the plate presentation beautiful and I love being able to choose a small portion or the regular. Thanks Zinc for another excellent meal!

OpenTable Diner (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

The entrees were perfectly done. We had beef bourguignon ravioli and a squash stuffed relleno with quinoa and kale. I can think of restaurants here in ABQ who have done as well, but none who have done better. The ravioli were delicious and the chefs somehow worked some magic to get the relleno really crunchy on the outside, a triumph of texture and taste. I really liked the pairing of cheese and fruit with the salad I ordered as well. Nice work, Zinc, thank you for the top-notch dinner experience.

CarlC (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

We sat on a loft overlooking the dining room and food prep area. The view was great. Overall, the atmosphere was wonderful, the service was excellent, and the food was good. The prix fixe menu of three courses is a good value. Also a lot to eat. If you are dining as a couple, having one person order the prix fixe with appetizer and dessert and the other ordering a plate only is a good idea. You can share the app and dessert. We did a French wine flight which was great. My wife had beef tenderloin which was great. I had chicken paillard which was, sadly, average. I wouldn't recommend it.