Zinc Bistro

4.6
1367 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Summer dining Monday- Wednesday 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Thursday - Saturday: 5:00 pm -10:00 pm
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Phone number
(480) 603-0922
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matthew Carter
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Cross street
Scottsdale Rd & Greenway-Butherus
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View
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c
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Meal was excellent. Ambiance was very good in the courtyard, although it is a bit noisy. Overall was very enjoyable and the food...ummm delicious.

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

I feel like I am back in Paris before it was ruined.......

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this French bistro! Servers were attentive, friendly and accommodating. We ordered the pate, duck, hanger steak and an omelette for the little one (no kids menu). All were well presented, cooked perfectly and delicious. The desserts: chocolate soufflé and creme brûlée were delectable and enough to share for two. They made the evening memorable for our birthday celebrant with a candle on the soufflé, too! Merci!

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P
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous food !!!

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L
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we had a great meal. Our server, Frankie, not only provided great service and recommendations but was fun and entertaining, as well!

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TM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Not a seafood restaurant

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GS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I fell in love while dining in your restaurant. Very romantic, food and the service was spot on.

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C
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We were a group of 4 and had a quiet table in the back, which we appreciated for lunch. The Nicoise salad was hearty, the Shrimp Salad a bit sparse and with very small shrimp, the Croque Monsieur was a basic presentation. All were good, though!

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BF
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

Food poor. Overpriced. Sorry was not good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are new to the area and with a French husband, we thought this looked like a great spot to try brunch. Cette parfait!!!!! (It was perfect) Maria our server was lively, knowledgeable and fun. The ambiance was polite, and the meal was exquisite. We will return.

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OT
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was quite good....the Eggs Benedict and duck confit sandwich were both tasty. The only small complaint was that the sandwich was served on a soft, flavorless roll rather than an expected crusty baguette. Given the flavor of the establishment, one would expect much better bread.

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JS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I continue to enjoy Zinc on dates with my husband and lunch with friends.

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y
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Been here many times over the past few years but Saturday was off; not because of the food but because of the server. Restaurant week and didn't bring us menus. Couldn't make recommendations on dishes, when asked what wine she would pick for a dessert, she told me she preferred to have me pick. Um...no. That's YOUR job. Food was excellent as always but wouldn't sit with that server again. Didn't seem to care like I expected from Zinc. Still better though than the obnoxious jersey guy who actually hit me up for more tip. But two meh experiences over 12 years is an ok average.

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a birthday and an anniversary to celebrate. We were seated back by the kitchen and there was no mention of either occasion. Food was presented well but the quality was not what I expected.

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AZ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner during AZ Restaurant Week with friendly service at this popular bistro. Tried the escargots with artichoke risotto which was an unexpected, but delicious, twist on the bourguignonne favorite. Also tried the pork tenderloin wrapped in bacon which was excellent. Finished with the caramel mousse topped with roasted apples which was a killer dessert!!! No doubt we will be returning for more.

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MB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had the Hanger steak. It was seasoned perfectly and tender. The service was excellent and the birthday chocolate was amazing.

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SU
Cleveland
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed every dish.

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JM
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time my wife and I came to Zinc. Just perfect. The Beef Cheeks were great.

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L
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants! Great service great menu great atmosphere! The fries are amazing the duck confit sandwich is my favorite! Oh and the dessert amazing.

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JS
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We love Zinc for the overall experience and excellent menu.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are always on point. I have been eating here for over 6 years and I have to say it is one of the most consistent restaurant experiences ever. The food quality never changes, and always impressed by the service of the staff.

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M
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious at Zinc. Traditional French food and good service.

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DT
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Didn’t care for menu, tuna tartare looked like ground rare hamburger meat, cheese board nothing special (including a triple cream Brie that was hard), iceburg wedge salad with little cheese at all and unappealing to look at and dressing bland - stopped ordering food at this point ... VERY LOUD restaurant.

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JM
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our absolute favorite restaurant in Scottsdale. Their French twist on food is fantastic. Great wine list! And, the best oyster selection in the valley!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My meal was wonderful my sister's meal was wonderful I can't wait to come back and bring other family members delicious

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been coming to zinc for more than a decade! I am never disappointed when I leave here! Frankie is the best server too!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

We do like the food and ambiance but the service is hit or miss. We told them when we made the reservation that it was our anniversary but this wasn't acknowledged, together with the inattentive service we were not impressed.


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RS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was excellent except the very late souffle. When it arrived it was delicious but immediately the waiter put the check on the table before we even start eating the dessert. No after dinner drinks allowed with dessert ? Lol.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Execellent food and service. It was our first time there and we were delighted with the entire experience. Julee our server was superb with her knowledge and service! We will definitely be returning.

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C
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Zinc is always one of our favorites. Great atmosphere, good food and great drinks

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AH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great French food in a authentic atmosphere of a Parisian bistro.

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LF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zinc Bistro checks off so many different boxes! It's my go to restaurant when I bring someone into town or when recommending to others. When I want to relax and enjoy, when I want a special night out, and even when I want my favorite meal on a random Tuesday night! It can be special and everyday at the same time! The food is amazing with sauces you want to soak up with that last piece of bread. The service, from the hostess to the busers, are warm, friendly and efficient. The atmosphere is lively and embracing as if you truly were sitting in a Parisian Bistro and not a mall in the middle of the desert.

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Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really nice experience. Attractive space. Beautiful food. Good service. We will return many times, I am sure.

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JK
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, service and ambience. We felt as though we were in Paris eating at a neighborhood bistro. The entire staff was very attentive to our needs and the food was perfection. I would recommend this restaurant to all.

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TT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The chateaubriand ... was ... amazing! Service was sharp, efficient and friendly. We will DEFINITELY return.

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B
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

All the seafood I ordered was delicious. the salad turned out to be just romaine lettuce--nothing else in it.However the blue cheese dressing was fabulous. It is very pleasant atmosphere.

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RC
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, a great meal with terrific wine pairings.

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JT
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants for lunch or dinner. Always warmly greeted when we arrive and I have never had a server that wasn't friendly and very professional.

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SW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frankie ROCKS. His amazing service always makes for a memorable meal.

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B
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Place flat out sucks. Wines are very overpriced. You pay $55 for a $15 bottle. Food was awful. We got the Le Fromage. The cheese was below average. They also give you some jelly that taste like it's a Fry's brand. The waitress wasn't helpful in selecting the cheeses so we just did the chef's choice, which when it was brought out, we weren't told what ones were selected. Waitress also wasn't helpful when we asked questions about the menu. And only came by once to fill up our wine glasses and check on us. The beef cheeks weren't terrbile (but not great) and the inside was nice looking.

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