Zinqué - San Diego

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

Offers

L'aperitif Happy Hour - $5 Off all cocktails

Starting Mar 6, 2020·Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:30PM

$5 Off all cocktails
$4 Off all wines
Delicious bites

What 57 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.4
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VivianaV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zinque is super cute and has a great variety food! So far I've tried their brunch and dinner menu and have not been disappointed. Their staff was very helpful and provided excellent customer service. Definitely eating here again!

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Gina
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The drinks were really good but basically all ice, when you took the large ice cube out the drink was less than half full, so I would definitely say overpriced for the amount of alcohol you are actually getting, but they did taste good

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AmberH
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this restaurant! They did a wonderful job social distancing guests and employees all while making us feel like we had servers dedicated to our needs. The burrata was amazing! The rotisserie chicken was so moist and perfectly cooked. Not only did we get the fire place turned on for us but we were also given blankets to get cozy.

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tinamija
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was good. Service was mediocre. Love the ambiance. I would return to try different menu items.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food and good service. Would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great drinks! Great service! Love the flat breads.

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stav
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

exceeded expectations. dinner and the service was amazing. my wife and i will be back for sure.

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vipFoodie
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Casey was very attentive and friendly. She made recommendations which we chose. The pesto ahi was beyond tasty. Will definitely come back for this. We went for a leisurely Sunday lunch and thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

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KateP
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a good time! The food was awesome, and the service was great!

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APJK
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and ambiance. There are a lot of drink and food options and great service. The food is a bit pricey for the quality, but overall it was a good experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was everything I expected and more!

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Pierre
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our first time and we really enjoyed the experience. Service was great, great recommendations. Very relax and pleasant ambiance.

Zinqué - San Diego
Responded on June 15, 2020

Hi Pierre! It makes me so happy you enjoyed yourself. :) We're working very hard on providing great quality service so your awesome time with us makes me so happy! We hope to see you soon. Management

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MichelleL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tuna tartine was amazing!!

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vipSDTOM
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We had a great server and the ambiance/food was dreamy!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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AyleighA
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time venturing out for dinner in some time. We had great service. We were there during happy hour which was awesome and the food was great!!

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tonyp
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

While the service was very good, the food was not. Small portions left us hungry when we left. So many good restaurants in San Diego so we not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for shared plates! All the food was delicious and the service was outstanding also :)

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very understanding and helpful with new post-quarantine rules. Our waiter was amazing!

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SarahP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal accompanied by fantastic, well-curated wine selections and excellent service.

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vipjleetahoe
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was great - so accommodating and attentive without being annoying. The regular bread (ask for it) was delicious. My salad with avocado, tomato and comte cheese topped with perfectly grilled salmon was excellent. I did ask for dressing on the side. It came on the salad and on the side. They were out of the cab I wanted and my husband’s choice of beer but what we got was good enough. My husband had a Cobb salad and it was really good. Fun!

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vipFrankH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, quick service, pleasant atmosphere, fresh food

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GerryT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Corkage was a bit overpriced. $30. Service was excellent. I'd go back.

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LeeM
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Excellent service and drinks. Everything else was so so...

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ryanp
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice blend of different regions cuisine, not too French, some Meditteranean in the mix , even Italian seeks it's way in there a bit...Overall lovely experience.

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RianR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Flatbread came out wet and cold. Food was very salty.

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vipRobertG
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food and the waitress made it special for my partner and I. Tartines were great as was my steak that was cooked perfectly medium rare. We’ll make it a regular stop

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vipJbellitti
Miami
45 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went here late on a Sunday. Loved that it was away from the Little Italy madness (you can ACTUALLY find parking nearby). I strongly recommend “Le bowl”. It’s healthy and delicious. The waitress was very delightful.

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vipMinouS
San Diego
113 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

What a pleasant surprise - we loved our dinner experience - great service, wonderful beer, awesome Happy Hour and beyond selections - the tuna tartare was out of this world as was the mushroom flatbread and the little sausages and my burger one of the best in a long time - would definitely go back ...

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marct
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best new restaurant in Little Italy!
The Salmon dish is incredible. So much flavor.
The whole menu is very well priced, including the extensive wine list. Lots of French and Italian wines are reasonable prices.
Will be back for brunch as I heard it is amazing.
Wish I lived in Little Italy.

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brandyj
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After reading the reviews we decided to dine at Zinque with a group of 5 friends. That was the best decision.
I think we tried most of their dishes and none disappointed.

The wine list is exceptional, so different than anything else in San Diego. Huge selection of wine by the glass and exceptionally priced. Will have to come back for the HH as they have $4 off all glasses of wine!

The space is beautiful and the service was very friendly.

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alinem
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious. We had the branding and the moules-frites.
The quality of the food is unbelievable, especially at those prices. Much better and fresher food than all the other restaurants in Little Italy.

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marcob
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy Hour is AMAZING!
$5 Off all cocktails, wow! The food is great too. New favorite restaurant in San Diego

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chelseap
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was awful! Nothing about it was good, dry- flavorless

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vipKatieR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Service was nice but incredibly slow. Maybe it was an off night, but my steak came out very rare and everything just took a very long time. Maybe would try again when they are less busy.

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vipFrankH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poilane bread flown in from Paris in the Tartines. Overall, very good quality

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gahiii
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience4

Went there during San Diego restaurant week. The location in Little Italy is lively and this restaurant fits that vibe. My wife and I started with cocktails, she had a La Mande (spicy tequila? drink), and I had a glass of sangria. We shared a salad and flatbread, both of which were pretty basic. By basic, I want to be clear--the items were freshly prepared with tasty ingredients, but the dishes were not particularly creative.

For our entrees, I opted for the mussels & fries, my wife chose the steak & fries. Again, the preparation was tasty but not particularly creative. It occurred to us after my wife's plate arrived that the waiter hadn't asked about my wife's preferred steak temperature. While we generally prefer medium rare, the steak was prepared more rare than our liking. Cheerfully, the server took it back and cooked it a little longer.

Dessert was the highlight of the dinner. I had the fruit crumble, a warm berry preparation covered with a sweetened crumble topped with vanilla ice cream. It was excellent. My wife ordered the cheese plate.

In all, our experience was a positive one. The menu is familiar and the dishes are prepared well. There is a nice variety of cocktails, beers and wines. The ambience is upscale yet comfortable and accessible. This is the kind of place I would recommended for my Millennial /Gen Z family members.

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OMARG
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, atmosphere was excellent. I would definitely go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Slow service. Mediocre food.

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 4.4 stars by 57 OpenTable diners.

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