Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

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792 reviews
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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!
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GK
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch, very nice Bloody Mary.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was tasty, as always.

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SC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect place for a “fancy” dinner with the family to celebrate a birthday! (Tween aged kiddo did fine - ate everything! Good Pokémon stop.)

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PW
San Antonio
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect date night! We were seated upstairs and enjoyed the 3 course meal for two...
Great ambiance for conversation, the entrees were delicious, the goat cheese appetizer, especially impressed, and the wine (he had the Rose, she the Malbec) was perfect!

A great evening!

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M
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Neat to watch the Chefs from the second level above the open kitchen.

Recommend the three course tasting menu.

Food was all very tasty and the service was attentive.

Would return when back in ABQ.

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M
New Mexico
21 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great service and food quality. I often dine here for business.

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TB
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Approachable for my parents while also very tasty.

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K
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an enjoyable experience. Fine cocktails, nice wine list, excellent food. Service is attentive yet unobtrusive.

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T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We were theire on New Year's eve, so the service was slower and not as personal as usual. Also, my Martini was a little skimpy and not up to their usual standards.
The evening was enjoyable, however, and we will be back. The duck breast was outstanding!

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J
New Mexico
54 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful new year's eve dinner and drinks with a group of 12. Service was outstanding!!

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l
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed every tasty morsel of our Sunday lunch....and the ambiance and music...a great “coming together” place.

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MP
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food with a wonderful ambiance and service.

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ML
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Ambiance upscale trendy. Great service. Very professional and friendly.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

Wonderful service, nice atmosphere. The food was an afterthought. Too much about it was uninspiring to going to any great detail. The desserts were a mess, chocolates were about a month old and out of the box. Not a great time.

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R
New Mexico
28 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and a pleasant atmosphere

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SY
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very well delivered food. The service is excellent.

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P
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dinner - large portions and well prepared. Greatvplace prior to Popejoy.

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PS
Austin
36 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another fabulous meal at Zinc. We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and this was our go to restaurant for a special meal. The food was wonderful and our waiter Brian made it a delightful dining experience. It is definitely worth the drive from Santa Fe.

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New Mexico
119 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Two brothers in Albuquerque own a trio of established, well-known restaurants: Seasons, Zinc, and Savoy. Zinc is my favorite by a country mile: the food is better and the menu far more creative; the mood is very NYC bar/restaurant; their set price dinner is a bargain for really nice food. By contrast Seasons is often so noisy that hearing your dinner guests is impossible and the food at Savoy is inconsistent in quality. So, I travel across town to go to Zinc. While I have marveled at the manner in which their wait staff cooperate with one another to provide service, on my last visit the service was not good (the appetizers came at the same time as the entrees, and it was difficult to find a waiter when you needed one). A special nod to the dessert chef; the pear cake I had for dessert was one of the finest restaurant desserts I've ever had. A note to the brothers/owners: Could you find a chef for Savoy that could do what you do at Zinc? The last meal at Savoy (within the last week) was off.

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FG
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch was excellent, they seated us early. Service was great, our server made sure we had everything we needed without hovering and the food was great and served in a timely manner. When they found out we going to Popejoy hall they gave us a discount,what a added bonus!

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SF
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Can’t wait to return

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Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Our first visit to Zinc was spectacular — dinner sitting in front of the open kitchen. Our recent visit—a holiday Sunday brunch — was disappointing. Service was spotty: drinks were served promptly but I had to search for someone to bring us utensils, and I had to watch my dining companion eat half her meal before mine was brought out. Nothing was even said about the staggered meal delivery, as if it were normal. Food was only so-so: undercooked fries, and very sloppily presented burger. The other meal features very greasy attempt at tempura. Not sure if the quality drop was an aberration or a function of time of day. What’s more suspicious is that we had another holiday lunch (tis the season) 4 days later at partner restaurant Seasons and were similarly disappointed after having been very happy on previous occasions. Hmmm

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RT
New Mexico
10 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday celebration.

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L
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We often eat downstairs in the Cellar Bar (buffalo sliders on Saturday night) but eat upstairs at Zinc when we want something fancier. We were thrilled to get a window table to catch the tail end of the TwinkleLight Parade!

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MC
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for our anniversary. The service was fantastic and they made us feel very special. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and explained their specials. My significant other got their special of braised lamb and pasta. The lamb was delicious and melted like butter in your mouth. I got the flank steak au povire which was also delicious and melted in your mouth.

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MC
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy an evening at Zinc. Meredith greeted us warmly and had held our favourite table. Jessie took great care of us for the evening with wine suggestions and good knowledge of the menu and ingredients. Superior service.

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JA
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our second time here. Great place for date night! We'll be back for sure.

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New Mexico
73 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We stopped in for a late (8:15) dinner on a Sunday night. Except for a raucous group of women at the other end of the room, we were thoroughly satisfied. We wanted cocktails and something light, so we each had an appetizer, both of which were very good. Zinc provided exactly what we wanted (except for the noise).

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here to celebrate my birthday it was wonderful the wine selection was amazing

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M
London
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose this restaurant from a Tripadvoisor recommendation of places to eat near the airport. We were more than impressed. The ambience was great, the service likewise and the food even made the delayed red-eye flight, bearable

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JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Zinc. Very enjoyable, excellent food, well prepared and presented. Zinc offers a range of creative entrée options, with fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Service was excellent, not overly intrusive, but with a personal touch. I would recommend Zinc to anyone looking for a place to have a nice meal, with great ambiance, and a wide selection of drinks and wine. Can't go wrong.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has been y far one of the best bistros I've ever been to!!

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DS
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant in ABQ! Food and drinks were great and would love to come again!

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food.

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F
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been to this place several times over the years, and it's always a delight. The food is always delicious.
The only issue was the most recent trip, the bathrooms smelled like sewage. But it didn't seep into the restaurant itself.

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M
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Zinc never disappoints. Always worth it.

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O
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Glad to finally having had an opportunity to have dinner at Zinc (post-theatre). Definitely an experience worthwhile repeating. Great food, creative, excellent wines and very pleasant atmosphere!

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S
Oklahoma City
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommend sitting at bar looking into kitchen. Food was terrific.

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One dish great. One too salty

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G
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Very disappointed in our dinner at Zinc Wine Bar. I made the reservation because they had a wonderful sounding vegan entree on the menu. When I asked to order this entree, they said it had been sold out the previous evening. Strange since it's printed on their permanent menu. Overall the service and food were average at best. Our waiter never asked if we were enjoying our food. Basically ignored. Most of our food was under cooked and ill prepared. I hope the kitchen was just having a off night and this is not indicative of the restaurant. Will not be gong back again.

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