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.
Excellent food and great service! Open late was wonderful!!
Excellent service food and courtyard ambiance
Highly recommend to all
It was outstanding, an oasis amongst the tourist traps around the River Walk. Make sure to try the Sangria!!
Very nice place and very good value for money. Had the calamari to start with - absolutely delicious. Then my fiancé had the zinc burger and I had the lamb pappardelle - both again delicious. Ended the meal with the decadent brioche apple bread pudding soufflé with vanilla bean ice cream. Will definitely come back here every time we are in San Antonio.
Our experience with both food and service were great. The staff was friendly and accommodating. We ordered two appetizers and entrees and enjoyed every bit of the meal.
Their restaurant was fantastic as usual. And the quality of service was outstanding.
As usual, an outstanding meal at Zinc, our favorite neighborhood wine bar/restaurant. Our server, Bradley, was very efficient and friendly. We shared the calamari and escargot appetizers. I had the Texas Chopped Salad, my wife had the Margarita Pizza. All was delicious. We always enjoy our visits to Zinc!
Funky little bistro near the San Antonio River Walk. Great food - the best interpretation of Spinach Artichoke dip I’ve ever eaten. I enjoyed the crab cakes and my daughter loved the portobello patty melt. The pumpkin creme brûlée and bread pudding were yummy. I just wish we had been able to sit outside. Oh well, next time.
Zinc never disappoints
Overall, very nice! In particular, their house lamb burger is truly "Gourmet"!
Our second time to visit Zinc. We particularly enjoyed the patio seating. The dishes were fresh and delicious and the drinks were also well made and delicious. The fish and chips was a little disappointing, but I did not expect it to be a feature of their menu. The Hummus was amazing and the crab cakes were very flavorful. The service attention was just right.
This one of San Antonio’s Down Town hidden GEM!!!
The service, staff and ambiance is stellar. The food and value is exceptional, and the drinks are very well made and very affordable!!!
The table side Guag is a must, from Fish n Chips, Zinc Burger, Steak as well as the Short Rib Sandwich everything on the menu is fantastic.
We go as often as we can, the only down side is “parking” but then again you are “Down Town” so make the best of it and after a Zinc dinner go enjoy the Riverwalk and go dancing!!!
I am so excited to write this review. Yesterday, my wife and I had a show at the Majestic Theater we were going to and decided at the last minute to eat downtown. She found this place with good reviews and we could reserve a table outside. When you walk in, you are right at the hostess stand...might be nice to move that back a foot or two so people can at least walk in before immediately being greeted. Our table was prepared for us and we were able to walk back to their nice courtyard area. You pass the bar along the way and a nice indoor seating area that presents a calm and cool vibe to the place. Our server (Daniel - I think) was excellent all night. He told us about the food specials and was very informative about the menu and drink selections. My cocktail was very delicious (if I get a cocktail somewhere, it is typically going to be a Manhattan, I am no cocktail connoisseur but I know a good Manhattan when I taste it) and my wife had got a white wine. Their wine selection is very extensive here and they offer a taste before you commit to the pour. I will also say the glassware was really nice and did not feel cheap to drink out of.... its hard to explain this one, sometimes you go to a place and the glassware is really heavy in case it is dropped, it might survive, that's what I mean by "cheap glassware". Zinc did not have cheap glassware. We ordered the calamari which has a very unique twist of having avocado, thinly sliced jalapenos, and red cabbage. This dish was amazing. Our server gave us more details about his favorite dishes and popular favorites there. I ordered the daily special which was mahi mahi seasoned to perfection and on a bed of couscous with a cup of soup. My wife order the Zinc burger, a popular favorite and has been ranked within the top 50 burgers in texas several times our server told us. Our meals were excellent, the outdoor vibe was amazing, and we really enjoyed the excellent service this place provided
We enjoyed our meal here and they have a great selection of beer, wine, etc. Food was delicious but seemed a bit pricey. The dining room was very noisy. Overall we had a nice evening and would recommend this place to others.
Good place for a quiet and quick lunch. Prices very reasonable. Shrimp Po Boy was good and was bread pudding dessert. I would go back.
Hidden gem in the middle of downtown San Antonio just steps from the Riverwalk. Happy to say not a touristy spot! Beautiful historic building. Food was good to very good - nice Wine list - Service was excellent. Prices were fair and quite a value!
While I would visit again, I wouldn't say the food itself was out of the world. Certainly a good choice for those who want a very good meal at reasonable prices and I bet they are consistent.
The escargot was amazing. Definitely try the handcrafted cocktails.
Great staff, great food. the outdoor patio would be great in warm weather.
Reasonably priced for downtown area. Healthy portions, good service. Would recommend!
The location of the restaurant is close to everything downtown and the Riverwalk. We had the lamb burger which was excellent and the table side guacamole that was pretty good. The Caesar salad was mediocre. I would go back for the lamb burger but overall we were a little underwhelmed.
This was my first time at this restaurant for and will not be my last. I was there for launch and it was fantastic. Reasonable price! I went back again for dinner with my wife on the same day. We didn’t have dinner but ordered a couple of appetizers and drinks then capped the night with desserts.
Service was slow to start but once the waiter got to us it improved. Food was tasty, reasonably priced and good portion size. I would return to try other entrees. Outside seating is in a delightful courtyard which means the street noise sometimes is loud. Overall a good experience.
We arrived early and enjoyed the happy hour drinks and appetizers. Dinner was great, too, especially the crab cakes. We loved sitting in the charming courtyard - the restaurant provided wraps for slightly cooler weather. We are definitely going back!
I was at the palm a few nights before and though I had a great time, the service at Zinc was far better and more attentive and the food was phenomenal! Sorry to start it with mentioning the palm but I had to mention how great the service was.
They had run out of entree and desert items by 7:00 PM.
Very good casual resturant. Excellent value as it is just off the riverwalk.
Was a little annoyed at first couldn't reserve a table online i called to see if i could reserve was told they were booked. The person was kinda was rude not very helpful. Was finally able to reserve online. We arrived was very impressed with atmosphere our waiter Octovio hope i have the name right. He was very attentive and very informative attaining to the menu provided great servive. Our food was delicious i had the lamb burger it was so good.
It was a busy night on the Riverwalk and we were lucky to get a reservation. The atmosphere outside was very nice. It wasn’t too loud. The best part was that they had ponchos on every seat that you could put on if you were too cold and it was a very chilly night. In addition to the ponchos they had space heaters to help keep us warm. They did what they could to help us feel comfortable on a cold night. Food was good and prices were very fair.
This place had great food and great atmosphere. My husband and I will definitely will be going here again. Need to try the Banana bread putting Excellent. The wait staff was great. If you like refreshing Martini's the Orange Blossom is a must.
Love Zinc! It’s a quaint little restaurant just off the beaten path of the Riverwalk district. The patio is lovely. I believe this was our 4th time here. This trip our party of 5 was sat at a small table just inside the back doors. We were definitely a bit crowded for the 5 of us with food and drinks. The food in the past has blown me away. This time it was good, but nothing to write home about. The zinc burger was a little over cooked and dry. The truffle fries were cooked well, but we could hardly tell a difference between them and just regular fries. (In the past... they were to die for!) My prickly pear margarita was delicious. All in all it was a good, but with so many new and unique choices popping up in downtown, I hope Zinc ups its game.
Always a great time at Zinc. Staff is very genuinely caring. Bryan always does a great job suggesting food and drinks.
Service was fair, the place is wonderful
The food is always amazing & the place feels like hanging out with friends.
Well prepared food, reasonably priced, and with good service (and a nice wine selection). I could want no more.
Picked Zinc to celebrate my daughter's and hubby's birthdays. We loved everything!! Escargot, steak and frites, crabcakes, molten chocolate cake and chocolate covered strawberries...nothing was left on our plates. Casual dining with cozy atmosphere. Would highly recommend!!
It was ok, nothing special. Good pizza. If I go back, I'll get it again.
I have had great dinners here in the past, but the service and food this last time was average. Person in my party had a gluten allergy. I picked Zinc because was listed as gluten-friendly in a few guides. Server seemed impatient when my friend asked about a few different dishes. When his came, it was not fully cooked. Maybe they were slammed because it was a Friday night? Don't think I'll be back.
Great little find walking distance from Westin Riverwalk hotel. Tasty lamb burger cooked just right!
Fantastic gastro pub. Had such a great experience went back the next night. Highly recommend