Zinc Bistro

4.5
1551 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
A New York Style Parisian Bistro. A 4000 sq, foot restaurant that is designed with contemporary sensibilities, yet returns the nostalgic ambiance of an authentic Parisian bistro. Round marble bistro tables and wicker chairs spill out onto the sidewalk, offering a kind of people watching one might indulge in, along Boulevard Saint-Germain. Zinc Bistro also offer a romantic garden patio secluded deep in the restaurant, lit by candles during the evening, creating an unforgettable ambiance, or a relaxing atmosphere near our fountain in the afternoon. The oyster bar stands at the end of the 25 foot zinc bar, serving fruit de mer platters, as well as all of the accoutrements. We bring in shellfish daily, offering the freshest oysters, clams, mussels, and lobster in the desert.
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Phoenix
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time here. Food was amazing and the service was great. The ambience was very different from what I expected, however. It was extremely noisy in the restaurant, with surprisingly modern music playing. Not a huge deal for us, it made the experience a little more casual.

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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good experience! Very accommodating as well! Going again soo!

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Four of us dined tonight for a celebration. We ordered scallops (B+), rack of lamb (C), mussels (A) and flat Iron Steak (B) with salads (A). We have all eaten here several times and everyone likes the restaurant except one of us who feels that the food is not worth the price. Ambiance is lovely with a cozy bistro vibe and twinkly lights. Waitstaff is excellent. Our waiter, Frankie, has served us a few times before ( but he did not realize that) and he is consistently wonderful. All dinners were very good except the special (rack of lamb) ; see grades above for each dish. Portions were small and the meat was fatty. The restaurant is noisy and we had to talk loudly to hear each other. The pros outweighed the cons, but our dissatisfied diner will likely not return.

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O
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, food and staff exceptional!
Always have a great experience.

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RD
Seattle
35 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! I come here every time I visit AZ. Never gets old. Food is great & atmosphere is happening! Will be back!

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TG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have loved Zinc Bistro's moules marinieres for years. On this occasion they moved to a much larger mussel size. Still very good, but not as good as past versions. Scallop dish was delicious. As this was Valentine's Day, the restuarant was very crowded and the noise level was louder than normal. Still love the place, but may avoid it on Valentine's Day in the future.

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SB
Boise
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I realize there were issues that night. Excessive rain caused some problems in their atrium/patio area and the fact that it was Valentine's Day and they were probably busier than usual. However, I felt we were unduly "neglected" during the first part of our dining experience. The service at adjoining tables with different servers seemed to go much smoother. After our appetizer was delivered, it was probably close to 20 minutes before were were asked if we needed anything else.
As always, the food and wine were most excellent. I would have marked my review a solid star if we had been paid a little more attention. I would expect that from an exception restaurant.

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j
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

It was Valentines Day so the restaurant was more crowded than usual. the service was lacking because of the large crowd. My food was overcooked which has never happened before. Normally everything is outstanding.

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PB
Portland
23 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We made a reservations at least 2 weeks in advance, but when we checked in with the gentleman at the door he seemed confused...I followed him back to be seated, he looked around and proceeded to leave me standing while he "checked something". Then, said oh let's have you sit here...in the bar area, not the dining room! I refused as it is noisy in the bar and we made reservations for a leisurely dinner in the dining room...then he walked me around looking for a seat. I finally asked about a certain table, and he reluctantly seated us there. It was quite rude and unprofessional. The dinner was good and our server, Andrew, was outstanding....however, the front of house needs to treat their reservations and patrons with better care.

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LA
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve dined at Zinc Bistro a number of times, and have always had a wonderful experience. The atmosphere is upscale casual - very reminiscent of Paris bistros in style and tone. The Food is well prepared, tasty and rich. And the service is attentive and friendly. There’s a wonderfully friendly buzz about the place.

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S
Phoenix
70 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 5

Well prepared food but we'd like great wine to go with a great night and that was really lacking here -- when I asked what a certain bottle of red was like, the waiter replied "it's good, I think you'll like it" which is a crappy response to help me know about the wine :( The bottle was disappointing and all California wines are on their pricier reserve list - not a single one by the glass :(

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CP
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch with 4 out of town girlfriends for a girls day out. Zinc Bistro is a favorite spot of mine and I knew that my friends would love this place. We ate in the outside back patio. Lovely ambiance, excellent service and wonderful food. Everyone loved it!

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LM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints. We have had lunch and dinner numerous times with raving success. The food is consistently flavorful and beautifully presented. Service is top notch. Wait staff is attentive and fully informed, but doesn't hover. A must on every visit to Scottsdale.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and staff and ambience. Never had a bad experience there

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress, Catherine, (sp?) made our [early] Valentines Day quite special. Her recommendations/suggestions were delicious; starting from the Tattinger Champagne to the cheese/charcuterie board recommendations and oysters. The oysters were fresh and sublime and never disappoint every time we have had ordered in past. And, what better desert to conclude a meal than with their magnificent pre-order (30 minute preparation) chocolate soufflé, a scoop of in-house homemade vanilla ice cream and fabulous espresso martini! Yes...much imbibing today, but absolutely no guilt! Thank you for making our day so wonderful Catherine and Zinc Bistro!❤️

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RN
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good food but noisy

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JB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed Zinc Bistro. Great atmosphere, great service and wonderful food. The pork belly appetizer was outstanding and the filet with au poivre sauce prepared perfectly. Loved the bouillabaisse and topped it off dinner with a delicious chocolate souffle

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M
Detroit
86 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

High energy restaurant with great food and drinks. Our server was very nice and attentive.

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E
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very elegant dining, excellent food prepared expertly, just a complete delight to eat there.

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L
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

My Caesar salad was awful. It was 14$ and consisted of old romaine, thin luncheon meat chicken, toast crumbs instead of croutons. It was embarrassingly bad. However, the other people at my table loved their food. Please take note and up your game in the salad department! We had a noisy crowded table area.

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PW
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The consensus was that it was overpriced for the quality and portions of food.

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F
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good food. Never a bad meal. We have taken many people to Zinc and they always love it.

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EM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I loved your salmon the old way. The new addition of black gnocchi was not eatable.
Too much creativity is not always the best.

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M
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for lunch and dinner. Quiet enough to have a nice conversation. Onion soup delish.

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B
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food seems to be slipping. My friends salad wasn't as delicious as it was a few weeks ago (how does one ruin a salad?? Maybe quality of lettuce? 😉 ). I had a salmon and broccolini for$21. The salmon was only 4 oz (way smaller than the proverbial "deck of cards, " and the vegetable was room temperature and blah. They brought me out new Hot vegetable. Too expensive for what they give you.

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LA
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful late lunch from 1:30 to 3:00. Celebrated our 59th Anniversary.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome atmosphere. Great oysters!!!

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JM
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I would have given five stars on everything had it not been for the noise. It was truly too loud inside the restaurant to even carry on a conversation with whom you are dining with.

We asked to be moved to the patio and it was much better.

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PG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful experience. We sat on the patio. The noise inside was deafening

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JC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious with great service and ambience. There is something for everyone on the menu. We look forward to returning.

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F
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome sauce , thank you Bobby( the newer guy)

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DH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Waitress was fantastic in every aspect...food was not as awesome as usual....could barely chew the duck, and it loaded with fat

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Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

They were out of several main dishes, and even out of bread, and out of quite a few of their wines.. The waiter disappeared for long stretches, and while the food was good and the ambience was OK, I wouldn’t likely go back there.

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JS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants! I eat there with girlfriends for lunch. And go on dates or double dates with my husband. We both love Zinc

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BA
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a girls' luncheon and it was perfect outside. Parking is always a challenge there, but that has nothing to do with ZINC being the fabulous place to people watch, eat, drink and have a great day.

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Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is always great! Great martinis, great food, and great desserts ( tough choices)!

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HD
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around fantastic dinner at Zinc. One of my favorite restaurants in the area. Never disappoints. Frankie was our servicer the other night and he was fantastic. Best server I’ve had from there. Get the flat iron steak with the pepper corn sauce, it’s amazing.

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Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

My wife was the only one of our party to have the mussels and she was sick all night! I had the duck and it was just ok. You expect duck to be fatty but I would say this was 30% fat. One of our guests had the braised short ribs and the meat had been pulled from the bone, which he didn't appreciate and hadn't been told. The waiter was very professional and we appreciated his good service. Overall, there was something about the restaurant that didn't seem right. It was as if there had been a recent change of ownership. It just felt different and not in a pleasant way...….!

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P
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very reliable French bistro with good ambiance and food.

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VR
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Service was slow. French Onion soup tastes burned and sour. Very nice manager, willing to make it right. Took 30 minutes to get our check after the lunch.

Very loud interior.

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