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!
Albuquerque, NM 87106
American, French, Californian
Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 2:30pm
Monday-Thursday 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday-Saturday 4:30pm - 12:00am
Sunday & Monday 4:30pm - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Taste Boutique Catering is a joint catering arm of Zinc and sister restaurants Seasons Rotisserie & Grill and Savoy Bar & Grill.
We have street parking, night parking in the lots across the street and a private lot at 116 Dartmouth SE for overflow.
Private Party Facilities:
Private balcony area that seats up to 48 people.
Private Party Contact:
Ralph Garcia: (505) 254-9462
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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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