Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar

4.6
1111 reviews
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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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PO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great local spot in the heart of the Riverwalk but just off the beaten path from all the tourists. A must visit, especially if you’re a frequent visitor in search something new.

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RS
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. One of the most professional staffs I’ve seen in a restaurant. Dus provided great service. Very good at his job.

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NH
Houston
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Thank you for a good business dinner. I hope to return.

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RD
Houston
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful find downtown off the touristy river walk. The kitchen definitely turns out quality food at the correct portion size. The wine by the glass selection was extensive and great value. We came on Monday and immediately made a reservation to come back on Wednesday!

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RM
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, drinks and experience. First time to San Antonio and to Zinc and will return soon!

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A
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere was GREAT! I would highly recommend someone looking to eat somewhere near the Riverwalk but with a more low-key intimate vibe. Also, order the BURGER! It's delicious!

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MB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The lamb burger was excellent and prices were reasonable.

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L
Austin
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

Well, so sorry to say but this restaurant isn’t any where near what it used to be:(
The gentleman that waited on us was very good... unfortunately the kitchen wasn’t...
Disappointing.

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RD
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

First time to eat in dining room instead outdoor, with all tables filled the room was very noisy with aid from hard floors and walls, initially four of us were yelling our conversation but when two tables left after about 5-10 minutes noise level abated. Great restaurant, food, great waiter - but note to self sit outside or in bar area when dining here again.

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OT
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow! What a surprisingly wonderful experience. Went there on Mother's Day and it was fantastic. Zinc, as far as dining, was always an after though. The wonderful meal we had last week has put them at the top of the list for downtown dining. Well done!

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SO
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Zinc’s Bistro, the service is attentive, the food is incredible, and sitting outback on a lovely spring day is the most perfect!!! Would and have recommended Zinc’s to everyone!! Thank you for always making our experience here so wonderful.

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HT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got lucky and scored a reservation for courtyard seating on Mother’s Day. Everything was perfect including the weather! Our pizza was great, loved the crab cakes, prickly pear margaritas, table-side guacamole. Sit outside in the courtyard if possible and enjoy a lovely quiet meal just far enough away from the Riverwalk.

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HJ
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Very accommodating on busy mother’s day.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Mother’s Day

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RS
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best crab cakes I've ever tasted!!
Great value. Wonderful wines

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c
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

My daughter’s chicken pasta dish was a bit too spicy and she wasn’t aware there would be any pepper flakes in it when ordered. Could have left that ingredient off if she had known. Service was on the slow side...

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the entire evening. Will return.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the service was excellent. They accommodated our large party when weather was an issue. Great drink and wine selection. Very neat outside space.

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DP
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little spot - food was delicious and reasonably priced.

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W
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice place close to my hotel. The back room was very noisy (tinny even) which knocked it down a star for me. I had the house salad and sausage pizza Both very good though I'm not a fan of flat bread pizza. Excellent wait staff.

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RR
San Antonio
11 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Service and atmosphere were great. The food was slightly above average.

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CA
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit with friends. Enjoyed Happy Hour drinks and appetizers. Your patio was awesome. I can’t wait to come back and sit out there for a cocktail. I really enjoyed Zinc!

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JG
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

The restaurant was very humid and the food was lukewarm.

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding and the food was incredible

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R
San Antonio
168 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This place always has more locals than tourist. Great bar, outdoor courtyard , and food. It's a busy place, so service suffers a little bit,but the back up team seems to cover well.
The food is well prepared and delicious. The price is the most reasonable downtown with most entrees around $10.
I've been coming here for years and being the sister restaurant to Boudro's is an added plus.

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CW
Houston
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food in a relaxing atmosphere

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Totally mediocre.

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Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and something for everyone. Great value and outstanding service. Broad wine list. Very pleasant to eat outside in their courtyard.

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MF
London
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A really enjoyable evening, simple but tasty, wine selection outstanding and service excellent. I pleasant surprise in a corner of San Antonio.

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p
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service and interesting menu

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PV
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Zinc every Flambeau parade. Love the table side guacamole and cocktails. The patio is the draw for us. Oasis in downtown. Try the Pamtini!

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G
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its always a great dining experience at Zinc!

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SC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place. Great service. Delicious food. Would definitely go back.

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reserved a table near Blue Dog and Zinc once again was Wonderful on Date Night.
Tasty table side Guacamole & Crab Cakes!
Looking forward to another visit!

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Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for my birthday and it was amazing! We started off with some wine, the duck wings, and the Chile Mac and cheese. I had the lamb pasta while my husband had the lamb burger. We hardly talked we were so into our delicious food! Bradley was our server and he was very helpful in helping us chose our wines and gave some great recommendations. For dessert we shared the brioche apple bread pudding soufflé and each got a different port. Everything was amazing! The outdoor patio is really the way to go! So pretty and peaceful. We will return for my birthday next year, if not sooner!

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food and service was amazing as always. I can’t recommend this place enough when people come from out of town.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Surprised by how good this place was. I stumbled across it on short notice. Possibly the best guacamole I’ve had in the city. Everything we ordered was great. Nice outdoor patio. Clever menu. Great spot in the downtown chain restaurant area

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C
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and affordable and the service was excellent.

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Richmond
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was friendly. Food was great!! Highly recommend.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Good food great price

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