Zinqué - DTLA

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$30 and under
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Pre/post Theatre
Hip neighborhood restaurant with French-inspired dishes and small plates. Craft cocktail menu and uniquely curated wine & beer selection. High-design/low-key vibe for breakfast, lunch, drinks or dinner.
(zin-kae)

Complimentary specials

L'aperitif Happy Hour - $5 Off ALL cocktails

$5 Off all cocktails
$4 Off all glasses of wine
Delicious bites

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vipKathrynS
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Service was SO slow and inattentive. Took 30mins for drinks to come out and more than an hour for food. I love the other zinque locations but there are so many options in DTLA now that I will not go back.

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johnm
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WOW!! Simply the best food in DTLA. The grilled Salmon was unbelievable.
Beautiful space, sidewalk dining and bar.
They even have a ping pong table. What a great concept!

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sofiat
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have a crazy Happy Hour. $5 Off all cocktails! With some great choices, very well balanced drinks.
We tried every single one of the food items they offer for Happy hour and they were all delicious.
Next time we will come for dinner, heard the branding is insane. Great space, feels very cosy despite being industrial. great neighborhood, and the service was amazing. Very happy to see this kind of restaurant coming to our neighborhood.

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FairfaxDiner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We were sat at a table in a hallway that goes to the bathrooms, even though it was 5pm and there was hardly anyone in there. We waited ten minutes before anyone brought water. We had been there 20 minutes when finally someone took our drink order. We ordered food then as well because we were afraid he wouldn't come back. My meal came out but not my side or my friend's meal. Our wine had still not shown up. After waiting another 10 minutes, I had to track down the waiter to ask where everything was. Finally, the rest of the food was brought and it was lukewarm like it had been sitting around. About 20 minutes before our show started, the waiter expressed "concern" about getting us out on time and brought the bill. Then, he disappeared again and we had to flag someone else down to pay. It was so stressful. I will never go back.

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vipJonathanw
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really fun for lunch before the theatre. Cool spot and not crowded (yet).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Honestly, just find somewhere else.

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vipAndy
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We dined after a show at the ACE Hotel Theater and had a nice late night meal. While the food was well prepared, due to the casual/bar menu, I can't say that the food was "outstanding." We had some delicious and interesting wine selections and our waiter was outstanding. I would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to try their Dine LA menu, and I have to say it was definitely worth it! Zinqué has been on my foodie list since their downtown location opened. The restaurant itself is right next door to the famous Ace Hotel, so it’s not too hard to find, but parking is a hit or miss. The interior gives off warm French cafe vibes, dimly lit, warm woods, and is a lovely place for a date or girls night. Our server was sweet and attentive and offered a few options for wine from their large selection.
Now let’s get to the food, their menu is on the higher end, so DineLA offers a great option to try 3 courses for a cool price of $39.
I ordered the grilled shrimp for the appetizer, 10 beautifully cooked shrimps dressed in herbs and served with a slice of lemon wedge. Simple and refreshing!
For the second course, I decided on the steak frites. Grilled steak cooked to temp of choice, served with thin cut fries. They offer the option of peppercorn or chimichurri for the steak and they give both ketchup and spicy mayo for the potatoes. Tasty and cooked to my personal liking. Lastly, the sweets... I opted with the seasonal crumble: a mixed berry compote topped with sweet crumble and a scoop of ice cream, the perfect end to a great meal.

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vipdassya
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Terrific food
Staff was good until desert. We ordered a cobbler and weren’t told it would take longer to cook and we were on a time schedule.
Aside from that, staff was good.
Definitely would go back

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vipDanielle
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

When I made my reservation I didn't realize that I had actually been here before. We had an avocado/tomato tartine which wasn't anything special and a different flat bread, I forget what it was (so I guess it also, wasn't anything too amazing). I had the mussels which just had a strange broth, I wasn't expecting it and I unfortunately didn't enjoy it that much. My husband had the burger which he liked. The fries are skinny and crispy and very yummy. We also had the chocolate flourless cake which is served warm and is very nice. My favorite part of dinner was the virgin cocktail I had, the server seemed a little confused by a virgin cocktail (he offered me a cranberry juice) but he must've relayed my request to the bartender anyways because he put together a beautiful pink drink for me, garnished with cherries and a violet.

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TheresaC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It’s my second time at Zinqué and the only reason I went back was because of a reasonably priced happy hour; otherwise, I think it’s a limited menu and overpriced. Well, management has decided you can only order off the happy hour menu if you sit at the bar. So I wound up paying $40+ for an okay quinoa salad with an overcooked piece of salmon and a side of French fries. I drank water. The waitress was terrific but we had to ask where our complete order was. Overall, not great & I won’t go back.

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vipShannonG
South Dakota
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was everything we'd hoped for in a pre-show dinner. We chose it because of its proximity to the Theatre at Ace Hotel, but it over-delivered on experience. The service was what really made it great; the bartender and server were attentive, helpful, friendly, and kind. The food was unique and every bite delicious. The wine list was interesting and had a great selection of international wines, and the cocktails were superb. Definitely order the ahi tuna tartine - I'm still thinking about it three days later.

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vipStevie
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

food was excellent.... tuna tartar the best... brussel sprouts yummy even better the next day..
hangar steak cooked to perfection

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sofial
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great addition to DTLA!
Absolutely beautiful space, super friendly. But the food is the best part!

The grilled Salmon with yogurt was SO good! Perfectly cooked, and such incredible flavors.
The Broccoli soup was also a favorite. Great space, some kind of curry.

The prices are so reasonable and the wine list very eclectic.
Will come back for brunch.

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stephanem
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been to their location in Venice before but this is another level!
I had to have LE BOWL of course. So addictive.
Compared to the other locations, this one has a full bar, and they make amazing cocktails. Great location next to the Ace Hotel with a beautiful sidewalk bar. you feel like you are in Paris.
We will come back next time we go downtown.

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alfonsop
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live across the street and I am wonder why we had never been before.
Went for brunch today and it was amazing!

I had the croquet madame and my boyfriend had the mouse frites. Both were amazing.
We had to ask for more bread for the sauce on the moule frites! Such amazing and different flavors.

Much cheaper than the other restaurants in the neighborhood and such large portions.
The wine list is especially interesting with such variety at all prices! This is going to be our regular spot. Can't wait to try it for dinner.

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alexm
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak frites in LA!!
Very reasonable pricing.
Lots of options.
Great vibe and beautiful space.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the experience was quite wonderful. Server was an astonishing person. Very laid back and very perceptive to what we wanted.

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vipmusicdave
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delightful little gem. The perfect place for a meal before a show at the Ace.

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Dalia
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience4

I want to be fair to this restaurant. The food was good and the service was attentive.

However, I could have done with out being accused of dining and dashing. They ended up finding the payment but, ugh, I don’t think I’ll be back.

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ConstanzaM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the location, it was fun, youthful and the food was great!

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FrancoisW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

A very bad experience. The meals were not served at the same time. The mussels were cold and the fries barely warm. Had to send it back. Ordered a steak frites instead and here we go again. Not served at the same time
The waiter saved the evening by offering us a dessert on the house. He was pleasant. We will not return to this restaurant. Also had to change sitting as inside was very uncomfortable.

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vipPeter
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

The night we decided to try Zinqué, we had tickets to a show at the Theatre at the Ace Hotel. We arrived at 5:30. No one came to take our order until 5:50. We ordered our food and drinks at the same time figuring we had a limited amount of time. Part of our order showed up at 6:25. The rest never showed up. Our server didn’t come back ever. We had to track him down at 6:50 to pay the bill for the drinks and burger that we did get. I would never recommend this restaurant to anyone. Especially if you have tickets to a show.

MP
ManeshkaP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Service took quite a while.

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sherides
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zinqué was fantastic— the cheeses were outstanding, the ratatouille was fresh and delicious, and the chicken that is roasted IN HOUSE was amazing, juicy, and rich.

The price point is a little high, but the quality of the food and the great service makes it worth it.

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jessicab
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden Gem of DTLA!
What a surprise. The food is so fresh and flavorful. The vibe is amazing, a mix of a Parisian bistro and a hip Brooklyn bar.
The steak frites was the best I have had, probably ever. get the peppercorn sauce!

My girlfriend had a the broccoli soup with grilled shrimps, and a bacon flatbread, and she said everything was delicious. Glad to have this place in our neighborhood.

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marcob
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Now I understand why everyone loves LE BOWL!
I tried it for lunch and it is addictive. Want to go back already.
Beautiful space, outdoor bar, great music and location

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johnm
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally a great all-day restaurant in the neighborhood! Been there 3 times already. Twice for dinner and once for brunch. Everything was great: the cocktails, the food, the service, the decor. We will be regulars.

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vipRyan
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The worst service experience I can remember in years. Interior is great and food was marginal. First, we ordered cocktails. After 25 minutes still nothing. We ordered wine to come with dinner. Then they bright the wind, and still no cocktails. It was a total disaster. Service staff have zero training. Out of sync. They compete the cocktails that ended up coming during the meal while we still had wine. They then sent a burnt brownie to the table as a gesture. Didn’t even include ice cream. The whole thing was so bad I will not be returning. Unfortunate since I live across the street.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was 1/2 full. Took 12 min to get greeted at at table with tepid water. Ordered drinks, app and entrees at same. After another 18 min wait, NOTHING came to table. Got up and left after that period.

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Peeved
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Sat outside on a Friday night because the inside was SO LOUD. Cement floors, hard surfaces and loud music make it pretty miserable. I understand that they want a lively environment, but the restaurant was only half full and was cacophonous. Sitting outside, we were, of course, asked by several homeless men for handouts, but I don't fault the restaurant for that...the main problem was that though our server was very nice, he was no where to be seen. We waited 20 minutes for our wine that we wanted with our dinner. It arrived only after he went into the bar himself to get it. He told us that the bartenders were backed up...we had to ask bussers and hostesses to get our waiter several times. When I asked what the grade of the beef was, I was told that it was hangar steak, "the most tender cut on the cow". Ha! That's when I knew what I was dealing with...We won't be back.

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HappyEater
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely bistro food; great for a smart-casual bite. Sidewalk dining can be a tad sketchy given the neighborhood, but food and service are great.

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marcb
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, great vibes and beautiful space. What else to say? Will be back!

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stephanem
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in DTLA! I am French and it is the best French restaurant I have been to in Los Angeles. The outdoor bar is amazing, great cocktails. Good music and great service.
Try the tartines, especially the tuna tartare one!
Went for lunch too and Le Bowl was out of this word.

ML
MarieL
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food. We had a mix of appetizers and then shared the Branzino and the Steak frites. Both were amazing. Staff super friendly, and great cocktails.

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AlexB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

First we came during happy hour, was good , next time Saturday for dinner was completely opposite, order cocktails, 2 burgers medium, they brought medium rare , place was empty! Stuff was rude and have attitude, bill was $ 200 per 4 person ! Will never go back

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JoGS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The service was good apart from my waitress training another waitress at the table next to ours. For that price point this seemed a little unprofessional. The food was good though I would not get the ratatouille again. Too eggplant heavy for my taste I prefer more tomato. The cocktails were AMAZING, and very strong. My only real gripe was there was no air conditioning and on a hot day and at that price point I want to be comfortable. All in all I would go back, but maybe not in the summer.

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JayB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Came just before a show at the Ace Theater next door. Had a wonderful time. It was packed, as many of us theater goers chose the same restaurant. I'm guessing that the restaurant is still working out the details for a crowd that all comes all within the same 30 minutes... So, not criticizing. It took awhile for the food to arrive, so my suggestion to theater goers would be to come at 5:30... That said... no complaints. After the show, we returned for coffee and dessert. The waiter remembered us, called us by name... It felt like home. Looking forward to coming again.

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vippomeranianlovah
Los Angeles
51 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is open 365 days a year. We went on the 4th of July. The staff was accommodating and kind. We ordered the steak frites (our kid loved it!), and the meat was cooked perfectly and accompanied by crunchy shoestring fries. The flatbread was like a delicate pizza - we got the mushroom one and it was exquisite. What we got was the branzino and that fish was just the bomb. We highly recommend that everyone try out Zinque - with the excellent food, impeccable service and Instagram-worthy interiors, we guarantee you'll fall in love.

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Roadcricket
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great drinks

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Zinqué - DTLA does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Uber Eats. Zinqué - DTLA also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (213) 395-0946.

Zinqué - DTLA is rated 4.3 stars by 60 OpenTable diners.

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