Zinqué - San Diego

4.5
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86 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.
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MiguelO
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty great experience and safe all around during COVID times. Our server was welcoming and friendly all around. We will be going back for sure!

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vipBallplayersd
San Diego
50 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Ugh. Guess that is how I felt. Understaffed and underwhelming menu options. If you are a tourist or desperate then go for it.

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LisaLB
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server in Chloe, wonderful GM, Ricardo and great service by Lory as well! One of the best restaurants in Little Italy on Kettner. We will definitely be regulars!

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HenryK
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

the setup was great, but I was surprised at the level of construction that was going on a Saturday. Aside from the sound it was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was delish. The waiter was very knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations. I will be back!

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LolaDee
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Our burrata and watermelon salad was delicious and perfect for two people. Our waiter appeared to be under the influence of something. While taking our order he burped twice under the mask, he was not attentive as he seemed to be busy chatting with his friends who were seated nearby. There were a large group gathering (more than 6 people) just next to our table and not one person was wearing a mask. They were just standing there and chatting and no one from the restaurant asked these people to move away as they were right next to our table, restaurant patrons. It was so uncomfortable that we had to stop eating and put our mask on until they’ve decided to move on. Finally we had to ask for a bill three times and when I mentioned that it was the third time that I’ve been asking for a bill our waiter seemed to be annoyed with me. Overall ok food and terrible service.

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FlightMama
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

First of foremost, the service was outstanding: incredibly attentive and friendly hosts and servers. Everything we wanted or needed was offered. The problem was the food: everything we ordered lacked flavor. We thought adding salt would help. It didn't. Everything was just "eh". Their chimichurri, my favorite sauce, is mostly vinegar when it should be mostly oil. I had to go searching for the parsley in it. Maybe a great place for drinks, but not the food. And it can get very noisy there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing place & food.

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vipKristineA
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food1service2ambience4

It took us 45 minutes to get our steak and fries. The steak was ordered medium but arrived “well” done. No seasoning, completely unflavored, disguising. By the time it came out I had requested we get the check so we could leave because the waiter kept coming back surprised that the the food had arrived yet. By the second time he told me he would check on it in the kitchen I told him to just bring the check so we could leave. They compensated our entire bill. Also the mushroom flatbread we got as an appetizer was soggy and disgusting. Their drinks were fabulous though.

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vipPammy
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

When one has soft eggs on the menu, they should be served that way. No luck, twice. I would take that off of the menu. I would also take off the toast. The best toast was actually in the soft eggs meal. That was anA plus! I was very disappointed with the service considering there was almost no one there. Won’t come back unless something dramatically changes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great and prompt service.
Food was normal, nothing spectacular.

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vipCmar
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good atmosphere- Very good drinks.

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Juliette
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This was my second experience at Zinque. The first time was absolutely amazing. The staff was very attentive and quick. Ricardo was absolutely amazing and treated my friend and I with much consideration and professionalism. However, the most recent time I went, there was only one waiter waiting on all the tables (5-6 tables at least) and the service was very slow. For having people in town, this was not necessarily the vibe I wanted to give off to them. I will not have this experience dictate my entire feel of Zinque but was rather upset that this time was VASTLY different than the first time I went which was AMAZING. So at the end of the day, I have mixed reviews.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience5

Birthday celebrating

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vipMichaelw
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here tonight and it was for our 5yr anniversary. Chloe and Jose are the best duo. From cocktails to apps to dinner and 2 bottles of wine, by far extraordinary service. We will always be back for the duo.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, great food. Timely, delicious, friendly - all the good stuff in one!

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RosaluG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Viva Zinque San Diego! Love it! It was vibrant, so wonderful to spent my Birthday Celebration with my Family! Love everything about it! Great Staff and special mention to Chloe our charming server! That's why ZInque is one of the best and top restaurants in San Diego, great choice! Thanks a lot!

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W52Raptor
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

A good outdoor setting without a lot of foot traffic next to your table. Food selections were great. We ordered a number of small plates to sample for our party of 6.

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vipRobertG
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. We've been here 4 or 5 times now and always think I need to come back. The Francaise is an outstanding cocktail. The Tuna Tartare Tartine Poilâne bread is really delicious and even enjoyed by non raw fish eaters. The chicken can easily serve 2 and the Quiches are delicious! The manager and wait staff are very attentive and check in with you. They forgot my cocktail on the first go around but the manager saw this and comped
me the drink. Just little things that make you want to go back and give them business.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my guy’s 41st. Lots of fun. Great Aperol Speitzers.

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Eschma
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The deviled eggs were to-die-for and the steak+frites hit the spot! Would definitely return. It was very noisy on the patio to eat, but it was a fun energetic atmosphere.

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AnitaM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I was trying a new restaurant and i had looked at their menu online and had seen a yummy looking chartuterie board that was huge with various meats, cheeses, fruits and nuts and thought that paired with a nice wine it would be great and i was excited to try. in fact, there are tons of pics of this appetizer online as it was super popular but when i got there and ordered it there were only a few pieces of cheese and meats only, no nuts or fruits and not the variety of cheese i had seen. when i mentioned that it wasn’t the same thing on their menu the server told me they had recently changed it. She asked what was missing and i related the fruit and nuts and she was nice enough and said i’ll go ask..... and came back with the tiniest little plastic cup with about 10 grapes but what really bugged me was that she said jokingly “there are your precious grapes” . Now, I’m the kind of person that tries not to sweat the small stuff so i just chuckled along but it left a bad taste in my mouth. Bottom line .... spent over $200 for an appetizer, 2 entrees 1 glass of wine and a few beers and while it was not disgusting it definitely wasn’t very good either.

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CorryneC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

The food was amazing the service was absolutely terrible, one of the worst service I’ve had in a while

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AllenH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting San Diego for the weekend, and stumbled upon Zinqué. We had the Zucchini Egg White Frittata Plate with pesto prosciutto and the Brioche French Toast for brunch. A cappuccino and Bloody Mary to wash it all down. Everything was AMAZING!!! The service was excellent! Will definitely return!!

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JasmineM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service/Staff was great!
Ricardo the Manager was nothing but Great! I will be back! ;)

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Anna
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived late, around 9:30, and were the last ones seated with only two other tables being served. That said, the server never once made us feel rushed, rather served us with enthusiasm and let my fiance and I enjoy our night out. The wine was perfect and the food was impeccable.

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vipRobertG
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and cocktails. The chicken, and Quiche Lorraine were excellent. Don't miss the Tuna Tartine. Unbelievable

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome happy hour spot, fantastic cocktails, food and service! Highly recommend!

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MellieN
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Me and my family loved. The fun part was that our waitress spoke French which we we are fluent in so it was nice.

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VivianaV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
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
3 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
17 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!

FAQs

Zinqué - San Diego offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 915-6172.

Zinqué - San Diego is rated 4.5 stars by 86 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.