Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar
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.
Smokey cheddar, parmesan tuiles, spicy tomato aioli, bibb lettuce and home fries
Steak & Frites
New York strip steak pepper seared, home fries and cognac pan sauce
Texas Chopped Salad
Tequila cured salmon with arugula, pepitas, cotija cheese, pearl couscous, sweet dried corn and basil pesto dressing
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.
Can't wait to come back here - we dined at Zinc for my birthday in March 2019 and loved everything about it. Highly recommend!
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.
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.
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.
Sat outside in a courtyard. Food and service were excellent
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!
Sit outside or the noise is deafening. Decent food but not great. Weird vibe from a pretty grubby waiter.
Pizza was great. Patio was great! Waiter wasn’t around much! Manager showed us around the venues, that was great!
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.
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!
Great place! Food was outstanding and the staff was super attentive and fun! Would highly recommend this place....
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.
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.
Dîner en terrasse intime. Bons plats bistro et très grand choix de vins. Une charmante soirée.
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!!
Loved our experience...the food...the cocktails...and our witty waiter!
Second time eating at Zinc and loved it just as much. The guacamole is on point.
Awesome dinner! Awesome drinks! We had a great time.
Great food and wine- friendly wait staff!
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.
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.
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.
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.
After a 1st visit 10 yrs ago, was pleased to return here with friends to celebrate his 60th Bday!
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!
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.
Fantastic food and the waitress was phenomenal! Excellent experience
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.
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!
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.
I love the patio here. All the food was tasty, great service and drinks!
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.
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!!
Enjoyed setting outside, very quaint and great service.
From the Zinc salad to our pasta entrees to the chocolate strawberries, everything was delicious!
Fantastic food! Much overlooked shotgun space downtown. I wish they had valet but there's a parking garage right across the street.
Beautiful setting cool outside but they had heaters and blankets.
Great service, Dustin was a great server!
Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 1318 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.