Zinc Bistro

4.5
1606 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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New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Went for late lunch, 2:30PM. The food was very good. At around 4:30 our waitress signed off and we were given off to another server who for all intents ignored us. Next if there is a next time we will go a little earlier but then we will have to deal with the noise issue. There are a lot of restaurants in Scottsdale May just pass this one up.

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Portland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience - Seated immediately, great waiter and delightful and delicious food!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 5

I generally do not grade hard; but, this experience left me and my sister unsatisfied. I selected this restaurant based on reviews and research that this Chef was one of the best in the area. The ambiance was very cool and my wine (Bordeaux) was perfect. But, on my reservation I wrote that my sister had an onion allergy. And, the only option they offered her was plain salmon with sauteed green beans. No effort was made to even jazz it up with a lemon. When the check came she was charged the same full price as if the salmon had been prepared the french preparation. When we asked about it, the Manager came out and explained that all the sauces are prepped ahead of time and all had onions. My sister explained that she understood that but if she was going to be charged full price, she would expect it to have more effort. My sister felt the entire time like we were inconveniencing the restaurant. On top of that, our server paid little attention to us from the time we sat down, had to wait a long time to be greeted, delivered our drinks or even to come back and check on our food. There were empty tables and that night was no busier than any other busy Saturday night at any other restaurant. We have dined a lot out and at various levels of dining experiences. If I lived in Scottsdale, I would not return here.

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Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Food, drinks and service way above most other places. Franky from Jersey was great!

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OT
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Really exceptional food, great value. Nice ambience. Waiter was friendly but offered a few too many unsolicited opinions. Overall, I would highly encourage diners to enjoy a meal at ZInc.

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zinc has become my new favorite place to dine. The menu is great, the food is delicious, the desserts are to die for, and the staff has done a good job of taking care of us. My filet was tender and delicious. We usually have the chocolate souffle for dessert, but decided to have the bingets instead, and they were yummy. Can't wait to go back.

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ED
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an excellent meal, and felt very well attended to by the wait staff. LOVED the saffron boullabaisse, which was a very generous portion. And the desserts....fabulous!

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Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints! One of our favorites!

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MB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The special courtyard was cute. Salmon was delicious. Courtyard was allot quieter than inside the restaurant

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Des Moines
14 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great but conversation was quite difficult due to the loudness. I had to ask the waiter to repeat what he said about the special and still didn’t hear him. Did not want him to repeat again so based on what I did hear I ordered the special. I think if we had been tucked away in a corner the noise level may have been less. We will ask for that seating next time.

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K
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food and excellent service by Hannah. The mussels are terrific.

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FH
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for a Parisian style bistro experience, you've come to the right place.

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DF
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Pleasant as usual

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L
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service. Food was outstanding especially the oysters!

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BL
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my parents for a nice dinner...had only read the reviews for Zinc Bistro. Everything was great! Misty was a pleasant waitress that paid special attention to us. I'll be back.

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LE
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent-so much so that I tipped 50%! That says it all!!!!!

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LO
Portland
52 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great waiter, over salted food both fish and steak.

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FT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

I would recommend Zinc Bistro for LUNCH anytime. In the evening, however, the four of us found the noise level to be off the charts! Couldn't hear each other talk, and our ears were ringing when we left. Most of the food was excellent -- the Iceberg Salad, delicious, and the Warm Dungeness Crab Crepes were wonderful. The one exception was the Cioppino. It was lacking in seafood (!) and far too salty. The Creme Brûlée was outstanding, and the French Press coffee at Zinc is always delicious if you're a coffee lover. I doubt we'll go back for dinner because of the noise level. Lunch in the "garden" area is lovely.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zinc is a lovely restaurant located in Keirland Commons. They have an extensive menu that reflects the French heritage. Tasty options and our server made suggestions to modify plate to our taste. Service attentive , timely but not annoying.

We sat inside because as the temperature was cool. They have a lovely secluded outdoor dining area that would be worthy of another visit.

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RM
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 3

When we arrived on time for our reservation, we learned that they had given our table to another party by mistake. Fortunately, they had another table where we could be seated but it was near the kitchen and noisy. The food is fabulous and our server was great. The front of house greeting and seating needs a lot of work.

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Naples
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and special service!

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I came here for my BDay, brought my mum from out of the country she really liked the pâté and the crab crepe, the mussels are to die for highly recommend. The service was great even when the place was super busy. Very happy this is truly a French bistro here in Scottsdale. Very happy definitely returning and bringing my family from out of the country.

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LL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent. Everyone had a good experience.

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JB
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husband did not want to go. He had a chicken sandwich and loved it. We split the onion soup and I had the crab crepes for lunch. We will go back!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. I’m hoping Saturday was just a bad day. Went there with my family Christmas evening and it was great. Food was excellent and very friendly and great like most times we go. Please don’t let this review not have you try. Like I said we have probably been here over 100 times. This was just awful this night. Portions of food were very small. Service was great! But food was awful and very loud

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant and great vibe. The service first class. Many dinner choices. Delicious.

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C
Portland
35 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Dinner was fabulous! The beet salad with farro was delicious with a wonderful blend of flavors! The hanger steak is both the chef’s and my favorite! Perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Loved the green beans instead of frites! Our favorite restaurant in Scottsdale!

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Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was horrible. By the time the waiter took my order which was at least 30 minutes after dropping off the menus, he came back 15 minutes later to tell me that they no longer had the meal that I wanted. That was the last time I saw him pretty much until he brought the check. We ate our meals, our food was served by the other servers, we finished our meals and the plates were taken away, then about 15 minutes later... just as I was about to go look for someone… He finally came over and dropped off dessert menus. Pretty much just handed him my credit card at that point since we have been ready to leave for a while but he was nowhere to be found since taking our order.

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Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had two little ones who accompanied us, so we were happy the service was quite prompt and the food wonderful as always. Truffle fries are our traditional starter
with a Rye Direction to wash them down. The courtyard patio was adequately heated on a chilly night in Scottsdale.

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R
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything good from bread to salad to entre to desert. Highly recommend

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WA
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent in excellent food, cocktails, wine selections and service. Great oysters. Long term staff speaks to their reputation and environment.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

Hostess did not allow us to sit where we asked and stated that Open Table overbooked and caused them seating issues as our reservation did 😡. Hostess was rude and inattentive. Server was great. Food was great

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Service very slow. Food came out without supplements only to arrive after our meal was almost over. Had to use my butter fork for a steak knife halfway through. Hostess at the end gave us a look like we were at the table too long while we waited for our desserts.

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JO
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

our service was outstanding! please thank our waitress again for us. the noise level was a bit tough as we were in the center of the room

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LL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

I absolutely recommend Zinc Bistro for the food and if they don’t seat you right next to the kitchen and bus area, so you can listen to the sound of clanking dishes throughout a Birthday celebration you let them know about in advance, it’s wonderful!

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EF
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant; would recommend highly. The only issue we had was they wanted us to wrap up our evening a few minutes earlier than we planned so they could turn the table.

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BA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Noise Level is loud but its exactly what you want - very quaint restaurant - food is incredible and the service is excellent. Staff knows their food well and is on top of everything. I've been here alot over the years and it never disappoints.

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M
Detroit
96 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great lunch and service. Always a fun place to dine.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The energy was great, food was amazing and the service outstanding. Our waiter knew the menu well, made some excellent recommendations, and we were very happy with our selections. Generous portions and lots of variety. Can’t wait to go back!

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NP
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary. We were treated wonderfully. Server personable. Food great. Noise was awful, but we know where it is quieter in the restaurant. Highly recommend

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