Zinqué - San Diego

4.2
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40 Reviews
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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)

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Complimentary specials

L'aperitif Happy Hour - $5 Off all cocktails

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

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4.2based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.2
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4.3
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3.8
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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tonyp
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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.

LM
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.

RG
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

KR
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.

MN
vipMsNessa
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, love the setup, cozy in and out doors. The drinks are really good, the food is great and have a lot of healthy choices and love the great customer service. Everyone is very nice and pleasant. Fast service and just great place to be, highly recommend.

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marias
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Does not get better than this!
So fresh, so flavorful for very reasonable prices. Try Le Bowl, it's amazing! I have had it 3 times for lunch, every time with a different protein.
The barista in the morning makes the best coffees in Little Italy and the bartenders at night are amazing and super knowledgeable about all spirits. It is a mystery why this restaurant is not packed all day and every day. But it won't last.

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marcosm
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best new restaurant in Little Italy. We work across and been there twice for dinner, 3 times for lunch and once for brunch already ;-)
Every time it was absolutely amazing. Very eclectic menu, reasonable prices, very different than any other option in Little Italy. The space is beautiful, the wine list very well priced and the cocktails delicious.

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Moon
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Way overpriced for what you get. It was also dead at 8pm on a Saturday .

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vipDaniel
Charleston
12 reviews