Zinc Bistro

4.6
1438 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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy a joyeux Noël at Zinc Bistro. You'll forget you're in Scottsdale as you dine on Chef Matt Carter's modern, French-inspired specials that bring a decadent taste of France to your holiday celebration.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy a joyeux Noël at Zinc Bistro. You'll forget you're in Scottsdale as you dine on Chef Matt Carter's modern, French-inspired specials that bring a decadent taste of France to your holiday celebration.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Ring in the New Year with a French flair enjoying Chef Matt Carter's holiday specials or enjoy your favorites from our lunch or dinner menus.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 1438 People Are Saying
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San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Chateaubriand for two. It was offered as a three course prix fixe which was a good value and each course quite good with the excellent steak a real highlight. Service by Glenn was outstanding and very responsive to our request for an unrushed meal.

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CS
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite lunch with girls place -food, ambience, service top notch

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice!!

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New England
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet Sunday night- food was spectacular, at was the service. Had a great drink at the bar first. Love -inc Bistro

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

Very nice Sunday brunch. Our server was great!

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AS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Zinc is one of my favorite restaurants EVER! The food is always outstanding! This past Sunday brunch I did experience a small lack in service. It took awhile to have the waitress come over to ask for our drink order 5-7 min. This is not typical for the establishment. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in town or visiting, it will not disappoint!

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M
Hawaii
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The overall ambiance is stunning. The interior patio is a great date spot. The food is terrific. The service is 5 star and it is definitely a place you want to go back to.

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DW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service was amazing! Would highly recommend

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OT
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent- per usual!

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GS
Tulsa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A cozy place for a relaxed dinner date excellent food and wine ! Enjoyed it very much

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

As a frequent diner over the last decade I am very familiar with the food and menu. The last time I went there the quality of the food was borderline inedible starter to endIng course. Feels like they are giving up, hopefully just an off night, but won’t be back for a while.

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

We live eating here. We eat here as often as we can. Always feel welcomed and special. Food is always delicious and prepared to order.

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Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love Zinc and go there often. Always so many interesting choices on the menu. It does remind me of Parisian cafes.

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BB
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food is expensive and average. Good service and waiter was a riot..Freddie. Noisy but lively. Happy hour and happy hour menu is the way to go. Good wine list.

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Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My local favorite delivered again for a business lunch with a colleague. Great menu. Food is fresh, well-made, and served hot. Service was attentive without being intrusive and we were not rushed, so we could enjoy a nice noontime break on the patio seating.

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Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zinc was our best and favorite dinning place.
Splurged and had the tower of sea food.
We love late lunch.

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great we had started with a Appetizers of oysters and salad both were delicious. We ordered mixed drinks from the menu they were great also. For our meals we had steak the temperatures were perfect and the meat was very good. Mac and cheese was delicious and asparagus yummy too! We sat in the garden area which is beautiful and well heated for a chilly night! The one thing I will say is they did not acknowledge my birthday I put that in my reservation and my husband called and specifically requested at least a candle when we ordered our dessert, none of which happened. Overall great place and will be returning.

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C
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Very disappointing dinner. We have had lunches and drinks at Zinc in the past. Always good. We invited our friends to celebrate my birthday with us last night. Our waitress “entered wrong code” and did not have his dinner when ours was served. She was carrying a salmon dish (the one that was entered wrong) but did not offer the dish to him or offer to discount the meal. His dinner came when the rest of us were half finished with our meals. He asked the waitress what she did with the salmon. She shared that she had eaten it and commented how delicious it was. REALLY?? Plus we were not offered any birthday treat.

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PR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The French Onion Soup is second to none. The Mussels were also very good. I was searching for beets in the Roasted Beet Salad and probably would not order that again. I've been here several times and will be back again.

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N
Minneapolis
69 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful meal, one of the best restaurants in Scottsdale, We loved everything and Andrew was awesome. We dined two nights in a row because we had so much fun!!

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TG
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always enjoy this restaurant to get our French fix. Only reason I didn't award 5 stars because my wife was very disappointed there wasn't one croissant in the restaurant! I mean, how can you enjoy fabulous french onion soup without a croissant? We just thought it was odd.

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L
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful atmosphere with the best food and service!!!

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M
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

A special lunch with a lifelong friend. Suggested Zinc because the food is consistently good. Lovely service and nice seating in the garden patio. I never order a hamburger but my friend encouraged me to do so. Cooked just right and still juicy and tender with good flavor. The bun was too much bread and it was disappointingly dry . Would chose differently next time. If you want to be able to have a conversation it is best to get a table inside rather than the garden patio where the noise and conversation of others makes it difficult to hear.

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PG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in all of Scottsdale. I have been coming to zinc bistro since they opened and have never been disappointed. The food is spectacular the service very very special. I can’t say enough about it

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I often come to Zinc for our special occassioms and once again was not disappointed!

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Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

We had a great time and actually went back the following day for lunch prior to our leaving Arizona heading home! Great Din! Great Lunch!! Delicious!

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Phoenix
124 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was excellent. Ambience was great as well.

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San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 1

Food was good but music was loud and punk rock. I’ve been to Zinc a lot and this was the first time I really hated going. The music was too loud and the selection of music was awful, not what you would expect for a French restaurant

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k
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat... the food is fantastic..ambiance is so good and beautiful especially around the holidays ..

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TC
Denver
24 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and atmosphere. Our waiter was very attentive. We’ll be back’

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C
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable! Delicious cocktail & light meal.

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MG
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

One entree was a little cold/dry, service was slow but it was extremely busy. Everyone was very nice. We were there for over 2 hours.

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SS
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone ‘s meal was fantastic. Halibut, roast chicken, flat iron steak, all very different but all were fabulous. We will return. My only problem with the venue was it was very noisy and it wasn’t full.

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CC
New Mexico
16 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and menu choices

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DL
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

like a delightful French cafe both in food & ambience

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FE
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Meeting dear friends from out of state. Service was slow and it took forever to get a replacement wine glass when original had something floating in it when wine was to be sampled.

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BW
Minneapolis
87 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 5

The first glass of champagne was flat especially when compared to the second glass which came from a newly opened bottle. The main entree was once again the problem. Under cooked when I asked for well done. Then it was just recooked. Pomme frites were perfect. Also main entree portions are way too small for the price.

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f
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

As close to Paris as we might come in Scottsdale. Love the atmosphere, the casual but professional wait staff, and food choices are fun.

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e
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Outstanding food and drink as usual. However, we made a special request for "garden" patio seating (friends birthday) more than a week ahead. Hostess said sorry but a large party had shown up so there was no space. Also requested our favorite server (Frankie), but was told that his section was full...she was pretty unapologetic. They then wanted to seat us by the entry to the kitchen/bathrooms. We ended up eating in the bar which was very loud. Not our best experience at Zinc.

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a
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The pate maison was tasteless as was the onion soup. My filet was over salted and had too much pepper. The fries were limp. My wife felt her meal was not at all good. The service was a bit too relaxed. It took ten minutes to get our servers attention.

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