Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

4.5
1009 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

About

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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4.5
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GaryP
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are always excellent. Restaraunt was a bit empty due to current events, but staff were helpful and cordial and professional.

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KeriJ
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ever employee we talked to was friendly and accommodating. I don't remember our servers name, but he was so pleasant and wonderful. The food was FANTASTIC (duck egg rolls, blood orange salad, and steak frites) and I wouldn't hesitate to return the next time we're in the area.

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RickK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another terrific meal at Zinc. Kitchen staff is among the best in town; and they regularly delivery carefully composed, delicious dishes. The serving staff is pretty well trained and they do make the dining experience quite enjoyable.

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Carrie
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The opentable menu was outstanding for variety of choice, flavor and amount of food per serving. Very happy we tried this. The wines selected with discount were too pricey for our budget, but rest of the wine list was fine.

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LizM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week but will be back because it was amazing!! Appetizers were delicious and generous, had to take home half my entree! Flavors were interesting and unique, dishes were cooked perfectly. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Had a nice quiet table in the bar near the windows which was perfect fir the two of us. Anxious to try another prix fix meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was restaurant week with specials on the menu. Zinc did not disappoint! Great food, great service, and neat place. We enjoyed ourselves and would go back for another bottle of wine!

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vipClintH
New Mexico
22 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nothing special although this was Restaurant Week...thought Zinc would do more to make it a special experience.

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vipRobinson
New Mexico
36 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome experience with friends and family. table at the window perfect service. really good food and drinks.

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vipJrepsa
New Mexico
24 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great BD dinner with friends. ABQ restaurant week did not disappoint.

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JohnB
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was lovely except the noise was really distracting.

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vipleni
Washington DC
372 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Splendid! Food was excellent. They offer the option of smaller or larger plates for entrees and appetizers. Flavors and selections were superb. Definitely a GoTo place!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic night out. Dinner upstairs, delicious fresh elegant, drinks and live music downstairs. Take an Uber and enjoy!

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vipLeiberstraum
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. I wonderful place in the hear of Nob Hill.

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pattid
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and exceptional service. Brian, the waiter is super!

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TravisA
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Sunday brunch! Great duck confit eggrolls. We really enjoyed the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for a nice date. Food was excellent.

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tjenkins1800
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great asset for our community. Great food great service great atmosphere.

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vipThomasK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find, we stumbled upon Zinc on our way to Arizona. Service, ambiance and food selection was second to none.

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LaWandaS1
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are repeat customers. At least twice a month. The service & quality of food is consistent!

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vipAJandUnc
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a birthday. Meridith was a superior server. Appreciated Robin seeing that a meal was replaced when the eggs were cooked improperly. We had a great meal and celebration!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch. Enjoyed the experience and the food was awesome.

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MicheleR
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, loved the salad with beets, pistachios and port salut cheese! Excellent service and ambiance!😊

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TeresaE
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful evening. The service and food were excellent.

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IsmaelG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For our first time being there it was amazing and is now a definite favorite of ours!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, our waitress Algeria was on point with all of her recommendations & very helpful & friendly! Other staff was great & I cannot rave enough about our meal. It was superb!

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vipPatrickB
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were three people and shared four of the larger portion appetizers: Winter Agnolotti Duo; Steamed Black Mussels; Crispy Duck Confit Eggrolls; and Smoked Trout & Potato Pancakes. Each was very good to excellent. I was particularly fond of the last two. Just the right amount of food. I was surprised to read in another review that the wine list was just OK. I thought it was very good. We had a bottle of the Turley Juvenile Zinfandel, one of my favorite wineries. It usually retails for $35-$50 and was $62. A very reasonable restaurant markup.

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EstebanD
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Took a dear friend for her birthday dinner. We both ordered the tenderloin with the mashed potatoes and it’s blue cheese. Both were undercooked but we consumed without bickering. Ceasar salad could have used more dressing. The duck egg roll was outstanding. We will be back to visit the cellar!
Thank you!

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drbob1
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Zinc it never lets us down. Food, service, atmosphere are always superb.

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Kristin
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Poor service (not the waiters fault but an under staffing problem) and mediocre food at best. Very expensive and uninspired meal. I won’t go back again

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent dinner and dessert was also delicious. I would recommend this place if you are in Albuquerque. Birthday dinner for 2 came to about $90 before tip with a shared appetizer, 2 main courses, a flight of wine, and dessert.

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LaWandaS1
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Zinc. We are frequent customers averaging twice a month, but 3 times the last month. The food is consistent & the wait staff is above average! Our favorite tables are upstairs because of the view & the noise level. However don’t change a thing! We are definitely returning customers! P.S. The Onion Soup is the Best in Albuquerque!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Very helpful server. Delicious food. The chef created a vegetarian pasta for one of us.

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SaraM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We consider Zinc our “go to” restaurant. The food is consistently good and always innovative. The service is great. It was a little loud but primarily because we had a big table of kind of noisy folks next to us. I would recommend zinc to any one any time.

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Dabq
New Mexico
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Special no-cream lobster “bisque” was absolutely amazing. Thick broth had depth of flavor. Lobster won tons on top were crispy and the perfect complement. It should become a winter regular on the menu.

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HarryH
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Went on New Year's Eve. They were overwhelmed. Being from a "restaurant family," I could see how things were veering off course. They chose to serve from both a prix fixe and a la carte menu that had numerous overlapping items in every category. The results: confused customers and increasingly frustrated servers in the weeds trying to negotiate with an overwhelmed and confused kitchen. A ribeye that bore a description of being grilled was pan-fried. My desert, included in the prix fixe menu, was never served. I like these guys and their cooking. They have good bartenders. The prix fixe menu was the right idea. But I don't understand their undermining their own good ideas. Kind of Restaurant 101: You cannot be everything to everybody all the time. The servers need to be taught to manage themselves and their reactions to diners on "high stakes," "high volume" nights and not think that showing up for work is as tip-worthy actually working. They should also be advised against indulging in less-than-witty repartee with customers. Their attitude is part of the ambience. Just sayin'....

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Onorina
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful experience. We have been celebrating New Years Eve at Zinc for several years as well as other special occasions and we have never been disappointed. Good job!!

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Expattyke
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, tasty and well-preserved. Good wine list. Service was attentive, without being overbearing. Pricing a little over the top, which means it will not be a frequent choice for us.

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SueR
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service was great the food was amazing and the live guitar music a perfect accompaniment to it all.

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Raquel
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I love Zinc, just not pleased that we can't reserve a table for dinner in the Cellar. As long as you plan on having a meal this really should be an option.

FAQs

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 1009 OpenTable diners.

Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/VDXKV7ENM1J9T/order.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.