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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

4.6
691 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
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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 www.zincabq.com for menus, pictures, and upcoming events!
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
American, French, Californian
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Hours of operation
Weekend Brunch
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 2:30pm

Dinner
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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Catering
Taste Boutique Catering is a joint catering arm of Zinc and sister restaurants Seasons Rotisserie & Grill and Savoy Bar & Grill.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Dartmouth
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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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Entertainment
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 691 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

A friends reunion. Different tastes but everyone was happy. Everyone who ordered fish LOVED it. Great desserts

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

My husband loves Zinc. We love to sit in loft to get away from the bustle below. There is good energy and the wait staff really takes wonderful care of you. The food is always expertly prepared.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Excellent meal. Well prepared....excellent taste...large portions. Nothing went wrong and everything really was perfect for first time visit.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

As has been in the past everything was quite good. Possibly important alert. I’m not complaining, but some of the appetizers seemed to be as large as an entre. So be alert to that.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Had dinner here before going to Popejoy. Our server, Brian, was great and made sure we were not late. Food was great as usual.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Food was fantastic! Fresh and paired well. Loved the atmosphere and food ! Drinks were amazing! Look forward to my next visit!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent menu choices. Ample portions. Very nice wine list. Friendly service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This was my 4th visit to Zinc. We love it. The brunch is great and reasonably priced. We will go back.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This dining event at Zinc was for a Easter Sunday brunch with family. It was great! The food was perfect and the server was exceptional. We will definitely go back! Thank you...

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Dining upstairs was quite cold and they were not very accommodating to vegetarians. Food quality and service from the server was very good.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We really enjoyed our meal at Zinc. I started with the Florabora cocktail - excellent! Duck confit eggrolls are a must order! Our server picked a wine flight for me - all great choices. I had the slices of beef tenderloin and my husband had the fish special (fluke), both were very tasty. Prices are reasonable and service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Bar staff was extremely courteous and friendly. I was in town for an event, went there 3 times in 2 days.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Caught up with friends and had an amazing meal.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Food was good. Server didn’t tell us the specials and when we heard them spoken to another table after we ordered we were disappointed to miss out.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We had out of town guests we picked up at the airport. Zinc is conveniently located, only a couple of miles away. It was a Tuesday night so it was quiet. Our server was attentive but not intrusive. Two of us had lamb, cooked perfectly to our order. Excellent food overall with a good wine selection. Zinc also accepted our Open Table gift card. I will definitely return.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We have been going to Zinc since they opened and have always had excellent meals, great wine and good service. However, this last visit was not up to par. The food was terrible. By example, I had the Lamb Loin. It was overcooked, the accompanying gnocchi were hard and chewy with a cheese sauce over the top that was not flavorful. My wife had the Chicken Paillard Saltimbocca, a dish she has enjoyed many times before. This time it was under seasoned, and she left most of it there.

I truly hope this was an anomaly, and that the kitchen staff was just having an off night.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I had the beef ravioli and my husband had a vegetarian entree. The beef was dry considering the dish had too much sauce. My husband wasn't overly impressed with his either. They are very knowledgeable about their wine selection. I wish I could have enjoyed the food more.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Very good food and service, a go to when we want to take out friends or family.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

it was a great experience, been there several times and the portions are great for the price. Would recomened this restaurant to anyone. The mussels were great and the size was outstanding. the sauce was to die for. I had the bef with the blue chesse mashed potatoes, it was incredible, I almost wanted a second portion to go. The deserts were good, but not as great as the food.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Zinc is consistently good and they offer a fixed price tasting menu that is one of the best deals in town particularly when you consider how good the food is and the choices they offer on their tasting menu

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Been at Zinc's several times. One of my "go to" places when in Albuquerque. Good wine list and a good variety of Bourbons( ask what else they may have- not all on the menu). The food is always very good. The specials are creative. You will not go wrong having a meal here.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

Excellent food, service and ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

This was my 3rd time dining at Zinc, so obviously I like it. We had brunch prior to attending a local theater production and it was wonderful. They can even make bacon and eggs taste great. We will definitely go back.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We enjoyed our meals for restaurant week. It was noisy but most often times it is. The wine was very good. We hadn't been there is quite a while. The noise is a bit much for us.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

AMAZING service & food as always. This is the place to go on a date or anniversary. Thank you ZInc!!

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Was able to schedule a reservation on short notice. Not a large menu, but a great variety. Ahi tuna and beef tenderloin had excellent flavor, but both arrived undercooked.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Amazing restaurant hands down!!!!👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼👌🏼

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Great meal!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Delicious, another new seasonal innovative menu. I had eggs Benedict with a salmon patty on one side and braised beef on the other. My friends enjoyed a grilled chicken salad and bacon and eggs. We also enjoyed apple upside down cake. Price, our server was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

This was our first time eating at Zinc. It is a great restaurant with wonderful food. Great wine list as well. Our server was very friendly and very professional.
We really enjoyed our evening and would go back again the next time we are in Albuquerque.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on February 20, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Excellent for wine

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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!!

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