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ZINC New Haven

4.6
4.6
2628 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Across from the historic New Haven Green, ZINC offers an innovative seed-to-plate menu that celebrates the surrounding community. Sustainable food has been the focus of ZINC since opening its doors in 1999 and has helped earn our place as a fixture in the downtown landscape. Our modern interpretation of “American Food” is local market inspired and globally infused with a focus on sustainable food, offering a dining experience fit for the most enthusiastic of foodies. ZINC offers a Wine Spectator award-winning wine menu.

Special Note: The outdoor garden dining patio does not currently have covering for inclement weather. If you make a reservation for the outdoor garden and it rains, we will need to move you to an indoor area.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (203) 624-0507

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Choose from our Private Dining Room, Main Dining Room, or Garden Room for sophisticated gatherings. Enjoy casual get-togethers on our patio to enjoy a little fresh air with your fresh ingredients.

  • Private party contact

    Elizabeth Ciarlelli: (203) 624-0507 ext. 2

  • Neighborhood

    New Haven

  • Cross street

    Between College and Temple Streets

  • Parking details

    Validated parking for dinner is available in the Crown Street Garage and Temple Street Garage. Except during New Haven Restaurant.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,628 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous meal! Food was exceptional and service was very good. I can’t say enough about the food. Cooked to perfection. And our server was very very good. We LOVE Zinc!
  2. MB

    MarieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! We love how knowledgeable the weight staff was about the food and the farms that the cheeses and honey came from.
  3. t

    toothy

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Almost the perfect experience: The good: Food was excellent Drinks were well made Service, including the wait staff and hosts was incredible. Constant checking in to see how we were doing. The bad: Really noisy Drinks didn’t arrive until the appetizers did, even though we ordered them well before we ordered the apps.
  4. P

    Pljs1

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service was friendly. There were a few louder customers but nothing terrible. A very nice mixture of patrons. The wine was a very good Syrah. Would recommend Zinc to anyone seeking a fine dining experience
  5. BO

    BillO

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent! One of New Haven's best restaurants.
  6. MK

    MiKa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We have eaten at Zinc many times. Usually it has been excellent. This time it wasn't. A couple dishes lived up to excellent. However, only 1/3 appetizers was excellent; 2/3 appetizers were either bad or mediocre. Also, only 1/4 main dishes was excellent; 2/4 main dishes weren't tasty; and 1/4 main dishes was mediocre. The wine was good. The service was good. However, for a meal that was a few hundred dollars for 4 people, all the food should be excellent. Not sure I'll choose this for the next special occasion.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in new haven
  8. L

    Luis

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Had high expectations for the famed Zinc of New Haven. Unfortunately, our experience did not live up to the hype. Our poor experience started as soon as we sat, as we were being rushed to order food and drinks. The waiter asked us exhaustedly if we were ready to order while we were distracted enjoying our conversation, and had not looked at the menu carefully. Cocktails were remarkably subpar, especially considering Zinc’s neighbor Ordinary offers a much better option. Food was equally ordinary, except for the Hickory Smoked Duck Nachos.
  9. AH

    AndyH

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service and really fast food. Found out it was my birthday and brought complimentary desert.
  10. BP

    BrunoP

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    Cobb salad with no egg (we had to ask), no bacon, no avocado, almost no sauce (it was basically a salad with some shredded carrots, onions, blue cheese and chicken) Burger requested without tomato. Came with tomato. Brought another one. Way to salty. They were really nice and removed it from the bill. However, it remained a very average lunch experience. I came several times a few years ago. Food used to be delicious. Too bad.
  11. FK

    FlamurK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife an i come here for our anniversary every year and Zinc has never let us down. Our server Elaine was amazing! She was quick and attentive. The food per usual was amazing hats off to the chef! Can’t wait to come back!
  12. W

    Wineman

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great attentive service by both the waiter and the manager(bringing food for an 8 year old) without being asked.
  13. J

    Jennifer

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Warm and attentive service, imaginative cocktails and dishes (pork belly was a standout). The complimentary sweet for our anniversary was a lovely touch.
  14. DR

    DrRAP

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service by a well-trained, helpful and friendly staff. Interesting menu of creativity prepared dishes. Fabulous cheese plate and extensive carefully chosen wine list. This is one of CT’s finest restaurants. I highly recommend it without reservation.
  15. c

    cheshire

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Under new management but the service, food, and vibe as excellent as usual.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual great dinner. Great Restaurant.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic and will be back. We shared the delicious 5 cheese platter over cocktails. Then we each had the lobster gnocchi and the salmon entrées with a glass of red wine from the Canary Islands. Wait staff was polite and attentive.
  18. LB

    LucyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoroughly recommend, we had a delicious meal, particular recommend the duck nachos!
  19. BW

    BobW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent menu choices, great cocktails and perfect service. What more to say?
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The staff treated us like royalty. So nice to be welcomed with such hospitality
  21. NH

    NHdiner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Was very disappointed in our experience at Zinc. Service was awful. We were barely spoken to during the entirety of our dinner. Never told specials, never offered drink refills and no one asked how our meal was or if everything came out ok. I heard the waitress at the next table describe specials and we were never told. Our waiter (who never even introduced himself) cruised by us most of the evening. My salmon was way over cooked and very dry. The pork dumplings were tough. The most attentive person was the man refilling the water. We had to ask him for our check since we seemed to be forgotten. We will not go back.
  22. Y

    Yosie

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Five stars throughout! Perfect date spot. Price is well worth it!
  23. RN

    RussellN

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my wife's birthday and couldn't have been a better experience.
  24. D

    Deborah

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, service and overall experience!
  25. M

    Mocha

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! First time eating here. Will definitely come back!
  26. C

    Chelsea

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went here for a birthday dinner and had lovely time. Enjoyed the atmosphere-- very comfortable and good for intimate conversation. The food was excellent and unique. The drinks were also excellent and used some ingredient I'd never heard of. When I asked about the ingredients, the maitre d came over with the bottle and a glass so we could try it learn about it. Which leads me to-- the service was also excellent. They gave us a lovely slice of complimentary birthday cake and candle with our dessert. Am looking forward to going back.
  27. TD

    TheDMV

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and the food was great. Parking was also convenient which was definitely a plus.
  28. F

    Frequentdiner

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was inconsistent-appetizers were good, the dinners were not good. Drinks were also not good.
  29. KR

    KeithR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Wait staff very friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. Lovely place to go!
  30. TB

    TaylorB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience all around. Lovely spot for our anniversary.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very grateful for the service provided to my friends and me! Staff was attentive, polite, and understanding. 10 out of 10!
  32. S

    Squashfan

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and creative small dishes and amazing flavor for the entrees.
  33. G

    Gerry

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Waiter was excellent and food delicious
  34. AM

    AlanM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A delightful dining experience. The food was first-rate, with the the chicken entree and the lettuce wraps standing out. Service was responsive and friendly, and our server was very informative about the unusual dishes. An excellent restaurant, well-run, with a creative menu.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!!!!
  36. FR

    FredR

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always. The duck nachos are out of this world!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food excellent staff
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service and ambiance were all wonderful!
  39. SC

    SarahC

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food. One of the best in New Haven.
  40. SF

    SheltonFoodie

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was excellent but unfortunately my husband got an entree he had not ordered. The server misunderstood him. We kept it because we didn’t want to wait for another entree to be made for him. Seitan lo mein was excellent and very spicy. Great cocktails and appetizers.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from ZINC New Haven using the Order Online button. ZINC New Haven also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 624-0507.

ZINC New Haven is rated 4.6 stars by 2628 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 28 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for ZINC New Haven

964 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06510

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between College and Temple Streets

  • Neighborhood

    New Haven

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Thu–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Global, International

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Validated parking for dinner is available in the Crown Street Garage and Temple Street Garage. Except during New Haven Restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (203) 624-0507

  • Private party facilities

    Choose from our Private Dining Room, Main Dining Room, or Garden Room for sophisticated gatherings. Enjoy casual get-togethers on our patio to enjoy a little fresh air with your fresh ingredients.

  • Private party contact

    Elizabeth Ciarlelli: (203) 624-0507 ext. 2

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