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Zinqué - San Diego, San Diego, CA

Zinqué - San Diego

4.3
4.3
380 Reviews
$30 and under
French
From early morning to early morning. A high design, low-key neighborhood restaurant with French-inspired dishes, small plates, craft cocktails & uniquely curated wine/beer selection. Enjoy outdoor dining on our private patio. SUN– THURS Bar open til 11pm / Kitchen open til 10pm | FRI + SAT Bar open til 12am / Kitchen open til 11pm | MON – FRI Enjoy 50% off all craft cocktails & wines by the glass from 11am – 6pm (zin-kae)

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (619) 915-6172
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Catering
    Holiday parties - Full exclusive buyouts - Private parties - Catering Email your inquiry to events@lezinque.com
  • Private party facilities
    Holiday parties - Full exclusive buyouts - Private parties - Catering Email your inquiry to events@lezinque.com
  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy
  • Cross street
    Hawthorn
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 380 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

380 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is always so good. Every time I visit San Diego, this is a must stop. Everything on the menu is phenomenal.

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  2. Nobu

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went to lunch for first time. Good food and good atmosphere. Great service.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was pretty good, the service was pretty bad, we got our food and were never check on, our steak was good but undercooked couldn’t tell anyone because no came to check on us, had to ask the hostess for a box and our check after we waited 20 minutes after finishing eating

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  4. KatG

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had such a wonderful solo lunch. This place did not disappoint. It was hard to select what to order because everything looked amazing. The food came out fast and was delicious. The staff is warm and attentive. I will absolutely be back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Literally the best and sweetest server i’ve ever met. Maddie made the experience so much more fun and was so kind to us. The food was amazing, warm, and delicious. I love the menu and non-alcoholic drink options. The dessert was so good. My new favorite restaurant!

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  6. MichelleO

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great, the waitress was nice and the barista was great too. Quiet, open & lots of natural light

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Good value. Steak frites great. All Vegis were great. Was able to get a last minute Reservation.

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  8. SRH23

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Hello, management! If you’re planning to be open NY day, you should expect to have above average staffing. It was a few stops short of a disaster for brunch on what was supposed to be a special outing. Luckily, we were a chill group of people and rolled with poorly prepared/presented food.

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  9. EvelynB

    San Diego

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our waiter (gentlemen w/ blonde Rastafarian hair) who was very attentive, kind and explained the food perfectly. We really liked the variety of food and the freshness. Cost is the cost with the increased min. wage being so high in San Diego along with rents and regulations. Be prepared for a decent bill. I didn't mind since the food was flavorful and service was great! It was a treat as we were celebrating a birthday and they even accommodated her gluten free need on that too!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A bit expensive for my liking, but the food and service was great!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Came in a group everything went smoothly, Juan is fantastic and attentive! However our waitress had an attitude and was not accommodating whatsoever so that was disappointing.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service, ambiance, and cocktails were 10/10. The food however did not hit home, the steaks came out super well done and salty, the shareable mussels were unseasoned, and the sauce on the pasta was broken. Overall: come for drinks but dinner can be had elsewhere.

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  13. Michael

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    The food tasted like it was previously frozen and poorly reheated. Ambiance was lacking, overall disappointing.

    1 person found this helpful

  14. JelenaB

    San Diego

    22 reviews

    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food quality went significantly down. They re famous for skinny french fries. Didn’t have those so served us under cooked horrible fries. Everything we usually eat was jusy poorly made and burata was not burata. Not even sure what that was. No management on site. Just sad to see it from my favorite place to this today

    1 person found this helpful

  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    this restaurant location hasn’t updated their hours in OVER A YEAR, constantly keep coming bc open door says it’s open and google says the same and it’s always closed. Post it on the wall at LEAST.

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  16. FATTraveler

    San Diego

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good and the prices are reasonable, but the service was…..well….slow. When the meal is iver, why is it frequently necessary to get up and find someone to obtain the bill?

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  17. guido

    Las Vegas

    27 reviews

    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    4 of us 4 lunch. Nothing special about the food or place. Adjacent table had Siberian Husky that periodically howled. Not a service dog. No reason to return as Little Italy restaurants close by & better.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yesterday, we checked out Zinqué for our first time for brunch. We brought our dog, Tigger, and sat outside in the patio. We ordered the prosciutto & gruyere croissant sandwich, moules-frites, and grilled whole branzino to share. Everything we ordered was so delicious and amazing. To top it off, we had the best dining experience thanks to Sean’s fantastic service. We will definitely be back the next time we’re in San Diego. Thank you so very much, Sean!

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  19. LisaLB

    San Diego

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Jamey was amazing as well as Sam, the general manager. Great neighborhood spot that we return to every time we visit Little Italy!

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  20. Brit

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordered the banana blueberry bread, was pretty dry to be honest. The food was okay, I didn’t think it was exceptional. Probably wouldn’t recommend.

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  21. Eleanor

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We’ve been here numerous times but tonight our service was bad. We had to flag down our server numerous times. Our food came out too quickly and one entree came out when the rest of us were almost done eating. Mind you the restaurant was not busy at all!

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  22. Debi

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a very relaxed vibe in there. Food is fresh healthy. And the service was impeccable. Sean was friendly, attentive and made it a point to remember our names everytime he would come to check on us. I highly recommend, I will be back.

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  23. JanetL

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food menu options, and especially the non-alcoholic Aperol Spritz! Service was excellent. Will definitely return.

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  24. MarkS

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location and a variety of menu options for everyone. Thanks to the host and wait staff for a lovely first visit. Parking is a challenge though. I recommend using the valet parking one block away. Only $12. Worth it.

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  25. JeffreyM

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service for Sunday brunch. Sat outside, heater added to warm up the table initially. Service was friendly, had great recommendations and unobtrusive. Awesome time!

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  26. Teehouse

    Phoenix

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food here is excellent! I had the quinoa salad with added grilled salmon and it was so delicious. Two of us got coq au vin and they said it was outstanding. The artichoke appetizer is delicious and unique. We also had the apple tartin and berry compote for desserts and they were unbelievable! To me, it’s an expensive restaurant for the size of the portions but everything was excellent so it was worth it.

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  27. Mahmoud

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food quality was amazing but service was slow there’s only two waiters taking care of the whole restaurant, plus the wait time between the main dish and appetizers is too long, no bread basket, just a bunch of bottles of water. For example i ordered two sides of french fries and one side of grilled veggies with my 3 branzino main course, we only got one french fries at the very beginning then 25-30 minutes later comes the fish, and the other two sides were not served. When you see a waiter, wearing a bunch of hats and serving the whole place, where you have to wait for him to ask for things you’ll just give up and call it a day This place has great potential investing in more labor is Key

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Seemed like a cool spot off the main drag of restaurants. The ambience and food was great. The service was lacking.

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  29. Mamb

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and manager was extremely helpful, pleasant and knowledgeable. The rest of the service staff was a nice but clearly inexperienced.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Bad service. I know it was busy and we happily tipped the waitress but had nothing but attitude. Wasn’t respectful whatsoever and the food was very subpar. Got coffee and it was cold.

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  31. KristinaJ

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and so was the service! Thank you!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Server was indifferent and non-attentive.Food was great, the table was dirty when we arrived and the server seemed annoyed and acted slowly when we pointed out the dirty table. He came over to take our order, then came over again 15 minutes later attempting to take our order again because he had forgot to ever put the order in. Food was great though! But value went down greatly due to service

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  33. CassidyB

    Boise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sean went above and beyond when we heard it was a birthday brunch!

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  34. AmandaD

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Feel like this location has gone downhill a bit. We had a great experience here previously but had been 2 years since we’d been back. Not great service, not great value for the food. Wine was great!

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  35. RakhiB

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing decor..modern chic. Plenty of food options and variety..had a dirty chai and quice with salad. It was filling and flavourful Service was amazing..Sean was so friendly

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  36. Tourmalet

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, great wine, nice place, Service could not quite keep up with the cuisine that day

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  37. neutron

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    I've eaten at zinque once before and it was fantastic so I was excited to go again. We went on a Sunday night and it was just the weirdest dining experience ever. None of the food came out together everything came out in some sort of odd sequential order. My waiter didn't know a whole branzino wasn't deboned. It was just weird. I feel compelled to give them another shot because my 1st experience was so good but it will be for lunch.

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  38. MatthewW

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great time and the sangria was spectacular!

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  39. goodtipper

    San Diego

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Our bartender saved the night. Host didn't know the hours for the kitchen. Waitress was brisk, annoying and rude. Told us we had ten minutes to order and this was 2 mintes of being seated! What's the point in making a reservation if there is NO kitchen!!! If it wasn't for Brian (bar keep) we would have walked out of there no questions asked. After everything, we were able to try a few dishes but it wasn't worth the hastle. Would not visit the establishment again. Pricey place for garbage service isn't worth anyone's time or money.

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  40. JustineN

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our new favorite place to go! We will be coming back on our next SD trip

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Zinqué - San Diego does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Zinqué - San Diego also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 915-6172.

Zinqué - San Diego is rated 4.3 stars by 380 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Zinqué - San Diego

2101 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Hawthorn
  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:00 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French, Tapas / Small Plates, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (619) 915-6172
  • Catering
    Holiday parties - Full exclusive buyouts - Private parties - Catering Email your inquiry to events@lezinque.com
  • Private party facilities
    Holiday parties - Full exclusive buyouts - Private parties - Catering Email your inquiry to events@lezinque.com
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