Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

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813 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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AB
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A wonderful Valentine’s Day Dinner - good food and a warm evening

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W
New England
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We are visiting Albuquerque on business and ate at Zinc upon the recommendation of a local colleague. Zinc was a wonderful surprise! Food was outstanding and reasonably priced. Ambiance was the right blend of sophistication and casual. Next time we are back in Albuquerque, we will make sure we return.

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AD
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my favorite restaurant in the NOB Hill area. Consistently 5 stars in all aspects in this diners culinary opinion!

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BF
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the pre fixe menu! Food and service were excellent! It is a little loud, but tolerable.

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

A vary delightful experiance! And definetly try the duck eggrolls!

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M
Hawaii
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I haven’t been to Zinc in years and was delighted. I love their small plates. Just the right amount of food so that I’d have room for dessert which was delicious. The server was great too. I will definitely be back again

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TS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat at the bar on a Tuesday evening. Brian was a fantastic bar tender...enjoyed a nice Sazerac, 3-course meal and shared a nice bottle of wine. Decor was very nice, warm and inviting. Service was top-notch. Will definitely return, the next time I visit ABQ

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OT
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good value and food. Groovy hip feeling

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TR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, wonderful atmosphere. They handled our large party with no issues

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JC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding...Food delicious and plentiful...don’t miss the appetizers!

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OH
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The ladies at the front were very sweet and very polite. The servers were also very nice and attentive. Highly recommend this place for a intimate date. Didn't give 5 stars because gluten free desserts were somewhat limited :(

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B
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This is our go to restaurant to visit on our way to Phoenix. Other than that the lamb was not as good as we have had there before we still had a great evening and would recommend this restaurant.

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S
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! New menu. We had four appetizers and three entrees and everything was delicious.

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FG
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They seated us right away, service was was great, we didn’t have to wait for our drinks and the food was out guickly. The waiter was very good in that he made sure we had everything we wanted, but he also didn’t hover over us. We were out in plenty of time to make our show at Popejoy Hall!

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K
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

My girlfriend and I went on her birthday. They made the experience extremely pleasant and the food was delicious. They gave us complimentary truffles at the end of the dining. I will definitely be going back. Spent about 80 with food and and a few drinks, excluding tip.

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BP
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Zinc is excellent. Creative food with great flavor.

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BC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good Food Good service. Best place in house is at the kitchen bar. Upstairs popular net work place for meet and greet. Come late or early for a romantic dinner (in the kitchen).

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CM
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Zinc is one of Albq's better restaurant and the vibe and wine is very good. On the negative, the beef (for the price) was not as tasty as, say, a Texas Roadhouse. Overall we had a very nice (birthday) experience but for the price I'm not sure I will be back anytime soon. The service was very good and friendly, however, I deduct one star because our waitress was often inattentive due to the fact that she was also running the bar.

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c
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Zinc was recommended to me and I invited guests. The brunch was very disappointing , I ordered seared Ahi Tuni with tempura vegetables, avocado and greens., with a special sauce. One of my guests did also. The tuna was served ice cold, drizzled with some sauce, and a dollop of Dijon mustard. The green garnish was bare and there was no avocado...The tempura was a clump and the oil that fried it was old. Such a poor pairing of cold tuna, with hot veggies, and poorly done. Not matching the menu description either. You can do better. I'll come back to see.

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FK
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food presented with professional and friendly service make Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro one of my first choices in the Albuquerque area.

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GK
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch, very nice Bloody Mary.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was tasty, as always.

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SC
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
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 on January 12, 2019
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 on January 12, 2019
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
25 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
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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g
Denver
25 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was visiting Albuquerque and had an early dinner at Zinc. My waitress was terrific, helpful, friendly, the food was awesome: I had the lamb and a potato dish to die for. This was served with some fresh chard and crispy onions. I had a nice glass of Zinfandel. The ambience is lovely, very warm and inviting. I am now planning my trips so that I can visit Zinc whenever I pass through Albuquerque.

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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
56 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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OT
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
29 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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OT
New Mexico
121 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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