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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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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Bar Seating (10)
Authentic (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Seasonal (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Casual (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
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Cozy (4)
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Late-night Find (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
People Watching (3)
Live Music (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined 2 days ago

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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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent for wine

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 (Hawaii)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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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 (New Mexico)·Dined 5 days ago

My family and ate at Zinc for Valentine’s dinner. We were seated by a door that said “utility closet” or something like that. Not the ambiance we wanted. My meat (filet mignon with mole’ sauce) was tasty, tender and nicely prepared. The twice baked potatoe was almost flavorless. My daughter has a vegetarian relleno which was uninspired and my husband and other daughter ate a chicken and prosciutto dish that neither liked a great deal. We’ve had breakfast/brunch at Zinc and it was very tasty. This dinner...not so much. The server was so busy he didn’t respond when we told him we didn’t need anymore water and just absent mindedly filled our glasses. It may have just been that the restaurant was very busy, but even then, I’d like the food to be scrumptious. Won’t be returning for dinner.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Zinc was a great spot for friends to enjoy dinner. The wine was wonderful. Food was spectacular. Overall, a great spot.

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 12, 2018

As always our dinner at Zinc was fantastic! The scallops are amazing the plate presentation beautiful and I love being able to choose a small portion or the regular. Thanks Zinc for another excellent meal!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 11, 2018

The entrees were perfectly done. We had beef bourguignon ravioli and a squash stuffed relleno with quinoa and kale. I can think of restaurants here in ABQ who have done as well, but none who have done better. The ravioli were delicious and the chefs somehow worked some magic to get the relleno really crunchy on the outside, a triumph of texture and taste. I really liked the pairing of cheese and fruit with the salad I ordered as well. Nice work, Zinc, thank you for the top-notch dinner experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We sat on a loft overlooking the dining room and food prep area. The view was great. Overall, the atmosphere was wonderful, the service was excellent, and the food was good. The prix fixe menu of three courses is a good value. Also a lot to eat. If you are dining as a couple, having one person order the prix fixe with appetizer and dessert and the other ordering a plate only is a good idea. You can share the app and dessert. We did a French wine flight which was great. My wife had beef tenderloin which was great. I had chicken paillard which was, sadly, average. I wouldn't recommend it.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Great brunch. Excellent food and atmosphere.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We ordered off the 3 course menu and it was a generous delicious portion on all 3! Friendly staff, waiter was great and beautiful restaurant.

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Lovely date night dinner. Excellent bottle of wine and we thoroughly enjoyed sharing appetizers, salad, entre and dessert,
Our waitress Allegra was exceptional. She was attentive and provided great suggestions on menu options and pairings.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Great food and ambiance, will be back soon.

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

We love Zinc, and once again it did not disappoint. We stop in Albuquerque enroute to Phoenix, and always look forward to an evening here. I ordered the beef bourgione ravioli and my husband ordered the lamb with gnocchi. We got the smaller portion and it was plenty of food. Both were wonderful. I’d also recommend the smoked trout appetizer. Yum!
The service is always wonderful and for extra fun, try eating at the bar by the kitchen and enjoy a view of a fine tuned kitchen.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Great creative high quality food with good sized portions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Everything was very good and I’m glad we chose to dine there.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was great as always, only issue was (no fault to the management) a very loud group was seated nearby which made most conversation difficult. The upper level is generally a little quieter and will be the plan next time.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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 (New Mexico)·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 December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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 December 31, 2017

We absolutely loved it!

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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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 (New Mexico)·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 29, 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 27, 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 27, 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 26, 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 24, 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 23, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 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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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 13, 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 11, 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 10, 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 8, 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 7, 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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