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About Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

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!

3009 Central Ave NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
American, French, Californian

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

Cross Street:
Dartmouth

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(505) 254-9462

Website:
http://www.zincabq.com/

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.

Catering:
Taste Boutique Catering is a joint catering arm of Zinc and sister restaurants Seasons Rotisserie & Grill and Savoy Bar & Grill.

Parking Details:
We have street parking, night parking in the lots across the street and a private lot at 116 Dartmouth SE for overflow.

Executive Chef:
Christopher Pope

Private Party Facilities:
Private balcony area that seats up to 48 people.

Private Party Contact:
Ralph Garcia: (505) 254-9462

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (28)
Creative Cuisine (25)
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Good for Anniversaries (19)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Romantic (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Authentic (7)
Casual (7)
Business Meals (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Seasonal (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Happy Hour (5)
People Watching (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Fun (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Live Music (3)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined a day ago

The food was really good. The service was fantastic. I really enjoyed my visit.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to Zinc for a birthday dinner. The staff was excellent -- friendly and helpful, yet professional. Our waiter provided great wine recommendations, after asking a few questions to understand what we were looking for. The food and wine were excellent. The dessert menu looked wonderful, but we had cake waiting at home, so passed on those.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

A varied brunch menu with vegetarian options. Excellent coffee!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 1, 2018

As always, Zinc surpassed our expectations for a fantastic dinner on New Year's Eve. Great menu, food and service, all fantastic. This is the 3rd year in a row we've chosen to dine at Zinc for our New Year's Eve special dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Live Music, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 1, 2018

A wonderful New Years Eve meal for our group of 7. The duck confit eggrolls were the star of the show but all meals were delicious and the service was impeccable.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 1, 2018

As always, the restaurant lived up to expectations. Great food, Great atmosphere and Great service. We've been fortunate to have Brian as our server the last 3 times we've dined at Zinc. He's always knowledgeable, pleasant and great at what he does. We'll continue to dine at Zinc for most of our special occasions!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Usually food is very good but the lamb was like the size beef tongue not appetizing and the quail too small. Other than that it was excellent and we shall return.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We absolutely loved it!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food didn’t seem to be what it used to be. Didn’t blow me away - my boyfriend’s steak looked like it came from Applebee’s.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

My medium beef tenderloin was extremely rare, the only issue w service would be that the server who brought us our food didn't bring the silverware so we had to wait for the waitress to bring silverware after we got our food, that included apps, main and dessert. Otherwise it was a very lovely new years eve dining experience.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place to enjoy a nice evening of great cocktails and dinner. Found this place online while traveling through on our way to AZ. Tenderloin Medallions and Chicken Breast on Angel Hair with Marsala Sauce were both wonderful. Would recommend this to everyone!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Cozy, Casual
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I requested no scallions with the scallops. The dish was served without the shrimp fritter. Not sure why and no side was added as a substitute for the scallion shrimp fritter.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Zinc Wine Bar and Restaurant in Albuquerque, New Mexico was a true pleasure. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal there and the service was tops. I highly recommend it to foodies and locals. It's a real find.

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful experience and even better food. Servers help each other and all know the ingredients in each dish

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very nice restaurant with great food.
Service was very good.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Our meal was excellent as was the service. I enjoyed a great Manhattan, and had the scallops for my entree. I asked for the small portion ( I love restaurants that have this option) ~ our waitress brought me the full portion in error but made it right on the bill. The best was that my husband who loves his steak blue rare (and is often disappointed at other restaurants) ordered the New York Steak baseball cut & it was cooked to perfection! Bravo ~ we will return!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 24, 2017

After being absent from Zinc for a year, we rediscovered this gem. I love the bottled water given at the table. The food is prepared beautifully and the wait staff are very well trained.

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·Dined on December 22, 2017

The food was delicious. Our waiter’s attentiveness made our celebration very special! We will enthusiastically dine here again!

Tags: Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Have returned to Zincs multiple times. Never disappointed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 12, 2017

On a chilly night, we walked in to experience the aroma of cooking garlic, our favorite. The service and food were excellent. We sat above the kitchen and enjoyed watching that activity.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Noise level was low since it wasn’t crowded.
I was impressed with food and quality. I liked the French white Bordeaux. Very nice to have a quality white wine that isn’t Chardonnay.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Once again had a terrific meal. Stay were present but not intrusive. Always consistent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fun, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We were disappointed in the quality of the entre. I had salmon and my wife had chicken. The small serving of salmon was over mashed potatoes (not very creative), and the chicken was tough. A table or four behind us was loud and over disruptive. This was compounded by the addition of one additional diner, showing little consideration of other diners in the area. This is a *+ price, but a *- quality. This is our first visit where we were disappointed.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We went on a slow day, so there were only three tables full and the huge space felt bare and daunting. I ordered the tasting menu. I also ordered a margarita that came out way too sour. The duck egg roll was very promising but ended up disappointing. Where the roll dough should have been crispy it was actually very soggy. The duck inside it was good though, and the sauces were good also.
My second was excellent, scallops were cooked well and the shrimp fritters were crunchy and freshly fried, mushrooms and sauce were really flavorful. Some misses but overall good food.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Pleasant attentive staff!
Great food!
Unusual breakfast items!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Date night dinner before show at Popejoy (Zinc offers discounts for dinner before shows.) We both ordered from the three course meal menu. The salad was creative and flavorful. The duck was seasoned very nicely. The beef tenderloin was very tasty. Creative desserts! The server was attentive and knowledgeable when selecting the wine. I would have preferred a table on the second level where there was less traffic and the tables were set nicer. But the evening was nice and didn't break the bank!

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This is a great place where we always enjoy having dinner. The food is outstanding and so is the service. We have recommended it to friends and each one has enjoyed their experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service with Brian was excellent as were appetizer, salads, and sides. Tenderloin had an odd taste and lamb was slightly undercooked. Portions were large. We would return.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The entire staff at Zinc always goes out of their way to assure we have a wonderful dining experience every time. Ralph is a true gem.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Healthy
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Never a disappointment

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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Excellent food and wine. I would definitely visit again.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

MY flank steak was so tough I couldn’t chew it. Over cooked.

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We love this restaurant! Great food and service. Highly recommend it.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

We love our waiter-Price
and was appreciative that he remembered our group from our last visit.
Wonderful service and very attentive
Thank you

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Everything was great. The food, service, everything. We really love Brian. He is an amazing server.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I've been to this restaurant before, but my husband and I enjoyed it above and beyond our times previously. The meals were prepared beautifully. The poached salmon was delicious. My scallops were wonderful. I love the fact you leave the water on the table!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great dinner. The scallops were excellent, cooked perfectly. Good wine and service.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We went to Zinc for our anniversary and had a lovely time. I would go back again and will recommend it to friends

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Zinc continues to be one of our favorite kitchens/restaurants in town and has been a favorite of mine since its inception over a decade ago. It's fancy but not pretentious, and the food is always quite good. The tasting menu is the way to go (try the lamb and the chocolate pretzel cheesecake), and the wine list is distinctive.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Really appreciated that the tables were spaced nicely so that we could have our own conversation without having to listen to the adjoining tables. It got a bit noisier as it filled up but it was still possible to talk and be heard (unlike NYC for instance). The food once again was very good, and creative. The wine list was extensive and well priced. Love the ambiance and the old wooden bar.

Tags: People Watching, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating
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