Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar

4.6
1318 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Our chefs have painstakingly created a menu of wine-friendly fare consisting of old world hors d'oeuvres and regionally inspired tapas. From baked Texas goat cheese with kalamata olives to fresh chocolate covered strawberries, the menu caters to the diversity of the food enthusiasts.
Charles Court, at the rear of Zinc, is a truly serene gathering place for a rare outdoor experience. The private, spacious courtyard makes for a quiet sanctuary from the clatter of downtown city streets and the Riverwalk.
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ChristiiL
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

The food is very mediocre. You have to pay $15 for a nearby parking spot. That has to be taken into consideration as well. There's a funky smell inside of restaurant. The bathroom is very old.

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SamanthaH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can't wait to come back here - we dined at Zinc for my birthday in March 2019 and loved everything about it. Highly recommend!

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AkeemB
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zinc is one of my favorite spots in San Antonio. The Duck wings are to die for and don’t forget to order the table side Guacamole!! Service is impeccable and if it’s a beautiful day ask for patio seating.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Zinc’s is an excellent date night restaurant. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Ambience was pretty good but could use a refresh. Bathroom location is a bit awkward (located in main dining area with tables and chairs in direct sight into restrooms). However if you are interested in wine/champagne ask to see the cellar it’s pretty cool.

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GolferSA
San Antonio
46 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice, off the beaten path, moderately priced. Small menu, decent wine selection. I'm allergic to avacado, found in the calamari (not listed on the menu), remade upon request without it. Agree with some other comments, the staff could be more sociable, friendly, something.

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JohnF
Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside in a courtyard. Food and service were excellent

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TradeshowRegular
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Go on a nice day and reserve a seat in the courtyard out back. Fabulous for a group, a couple or any size. Tableside guac rocks! Drink selection is inviting. Menu offers something for everyone. Don't let the store-front deter you from this hidden gem!

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vipCarrieK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Sit outside or the noise is deafening. Decent food but not great. Weird vibe from a pretty grubby waiter.

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BeLiG
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Pizza was great. Patio was great! Waiter wasn’t around much! Manager showed us around the venues, that was great!

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vipSteveK
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Zinc Bistro very much. The food was excellent and Octavio was a very attentive and informative server. He made the meal even more enjoyable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
15 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with fantastic ambiance. We sat outside, and it has a cool Venice like vibe to it. Dustin did a great job serving us, providing spot on tips on the wine and food. We’ll be back!

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TonyA
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! Food was outstanding and the staff was super attentive and fun! Would highly recommend this place....

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TimothyH
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!! I go here all the time for the food and the ambience. The food is always outstanding and the service the best in San Antonio. Definitely a go to place for locals and tourists alike.

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DonnaP
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place -- especially as a venue for entertaining out of towners. The food and service are always excellent. The prices are just right. And the food is creative, yet familiar.

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MarieA
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dîner en terrasse intime. Bons plats bistro et très grand choix de vins. Une charmante soirée.

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vipnorthshorefoodie
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner at Zinc. Service was stellar, drinks were amazing, as was the table side guacamole. Beautiful outdoor setting. Great all around night. Happy Hour is a great deal!!

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JessicaG
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our experience...the food...the cocktails...and our witty waiter!

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KaseyJ
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating at Zinc and loved it just as much. The guacamole is on point.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner! Awesome drinks! We had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and wine- friendly wait staff!

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vipPeter
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely setting...when I walked in I could have been in Lyon. The service was friendly and Texas professional.
The wines were varied and well priced.
The food for 2 of us was just ok...too salty steak, oddly sauced crab cake.
We will come back for the ambience but the food needs to get better.

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MelissaP
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This restaurant was walking distance from our hotel and the riverwalk. They did not have any tables available on their patio, but they sat us at this table near a window to the patio with a very cute view. My husband and I both enjoyed our dinner and drinks. I had the fish and chips. Fish was good, but fries were only so-so. My husband had a lamb and pasta fish. The value for this place was really good. I would definitely recommend.

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campbell8
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This is our second visit to Zinc, which turned out to be the same week night as a local concert, so it was very busy. Even though we'd had a reservation, our wait person also was responsible for outside tables, and apparently all were seated within 10 minutes of each other. Since we were in no hurry, the service was slower than might have been on another night, but the food was priced well and delicious, from the lamb burger to the shrimp entree. We liked their small menu and interesting cocktails, plus they altered sides for our Keto diet and GF diet. Will check the local theatres before choosing this next time though.

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super!! Excellent!!!

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AnneK
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was delicious. We sat outside and it was very comfortable. Did not like the bathroom directly in front of a table of customers eating. Our waiter, Dustin, was terrible. We sat for about 15 minutes after we finished eating before he came back to see if we needed anything else and just gave us a bunch of excuses about being busy. Then took forever to return with our cards with more excuses.

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vipAmyA
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a 1st visit 10 yrs ago, was pleased to return here with friends to celebrate his 60th Bday!

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viptaffy
San Antonio
21 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Place is very noisy. If a party of 8 is in the room, eat outside in their patio as you will not be able to hear yourself talk. Service by Daniel was excellent. Place is plain no ambience whatsoever. Food was very good!

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StephenM
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was very slow. It took us an hour and a half to get two burgers and an appetizer. The waiter actually took 45 minutes to take our dinner order. He then told us our order would be delayed because my wife wanted her burger medium well. Who are these people? The food was very good but I really didn’t plan on spending my entire evening there. We decided to end the meal with a drink and I was very disappointed with their alcohol pour. I was a bartender before I got my law degree and a jigger pour on a $14 single malt is the equivalent of the middle finger salute! Combining that with $60 for the food and it appears Zinc Bistro is all about the Benjamins. I doubt we will ever go back.

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RaniaS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and the waitress was phenomenal! Excellent experience

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NicheB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The overall experience is cute for an intimate date night, or a night out with the ladies. Our waitress was very friendly and made recommendations upon request. I would definitely go back.

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vipNancyU
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great little spot! Best guacamole I’ve ever had made right at the table - yum! Also had a house salad and margarita flatbread pizza which were very good. We had a great server who was very pleasant and attentive. Nice atmosphere. I really recommend this out of the way little bistro!

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vipTerryT
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! Quaint. Easy for entertaining downtown. Close to everything. Great menu and wine/bar selections. We're locals and Zinc is a favorite, hidden gem in the middle of touristy downtown chains. Operated by the same folks who own Budro's - so the food's just as good, but it's easier to find a table and far less crowded. If the weather's nice, ask for table outside on the patio and you'll want to sit there all night.

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SALR
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the patio here. All the food was tasty, great service and drinks!

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viplaineybelle
San Antonio
15 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We celebrated a birthday dinner before going to a show at the majestic. The food was great, service was good, but the ambiance could be a little better in the restaurant.

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vipRappiToma
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a great surprise- the reviews on open table did not do it justice- outside seating was magical and Justin our waiter was patient and did not hover- it was obvious the manager was paying attention to every detail- great wine selection- meal was tasty and the prices were more than reasonable. - and not on the noisy river walk!! overall a very nice experience!!

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ChristinG
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed setting outside, very quaint and great service.

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MichaelM
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the Zinc salad to our pasta entrees to the chocolate strawberries, everything was delicious!

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TexasWildland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food! Much overlooked shotgun space downtown. I wish they had valet but there's a parking garage right across the street.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting cool outside but they had heaters and blankets.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, Dustin was a great server!

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Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1318 OpenTable diners.

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