Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar

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$30 and under
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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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 11 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and the drinks were wonderful! We ordered the escargots, duck wings, lamb burger and fish everything was delicious.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelente comida y un postre delicioso (suffle de manzana)

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OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing bistro! Great food. Great location. This is our go to place before a show at the Majestic. Also the patio is amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Generally like Zinc but the service is usually below average. The food barely makes up for if. Good place but won't have you craving to come back, although I feel they have the potential to if they just worked on a few things

OT
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always food and service was excellent. Very close to Riverwalk, highly recommend.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, ambience, and our waiter was fabulous!

j
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent. My salmon with miso quino was interesting and tasty. There's no decaf coffee and a fairly uninspired dessert menu except for the bread pudding, which was surprisingly awesome.

DF
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening! Great food. Excellent service. Only downside......another nearby customer talking too loudly. Nothing the restaurant could do on that. I highly recommend Zinc!!

OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Es uno de los peores restoranes que he visitado en más de 35 años de viajar y comer en todo tipo de establecimiento. Conozco lo suficiente para afirmar que el gerente o dueño simplemente no le interesó. Llegamos puntales conforme a la reservación de open table con las siguientes observaciones:
1. Pasamos después de dos grupos que llegaron después de nosotros
2. Nos asignaron la última mesa del lugar
3. El mesero se acercó a nuestra mesa después de atender a otros que llegaron después de nosotros
4. La comida llevo 40 minutos después de pedirla
5. A uno de los 4 de la mesa le llevaron una orden que diferente, los otros tres comimos para no que no se enfriara. La comida de quien esperaba llegó cuando el resto concluyó
Explicamos la situación al gerente o dueño y lo único que dijo que lo sentía
Independiente de la mala experiencia la comida es mediocre no vale el precio de los 200 que pagamos no vale mas de 50 dos.
Espero esta reseña sirva para referencia

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L
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service on NYE! Delicious TX Cobb salad was the best I've eaten!

T
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The service was a bit slow to get drinks and food I am not sure if it was because it was New Year's Eve. Our waiter was friendly and did a good job. The price of food was very reasonable. I really enjoyed eating in the courtyard. The inside of what I saw was very unique and I enjoyed it.

NS
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I liked the decor, and the very unique configuration! The food was pretty good, but when you put on the menu “large plate”, there is an expectation of a decent amount of food..crab cakes were tiny, fish was in shape of a fish stick..the room was cold. The main issue I had was with the waiter, who was smug and acted as if he were doing us a favor by waiting on us. Overall, food was pretty good, but portions and wait staff issue make me probably not return. Too many choices in this area to have to deal with this.

JB
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service

OT
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, atmosphere and location

JC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!! I’ve been going to Zinc for a couple of years since finding it and has become one of my go to spots downtown. Food and ambiance is always a 10.

BH
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

The patio was beautiful and perfect in the evening with the heat lamps and blankets. The service was lacking a bit. Things took a while, professionalism was lacking, and some little corners were cut. The food and environment were great though.

LR
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gabby was wonderful server. Enjoyed all the appetizers and drinks!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Slow service took along time to take Ofer another waitress took our order said our waitress was busy. Food was good service very slow my husband wanted to leave.

EC
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a Birthday celebration, great wine selection, each entree chosen was perfect.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful Date Night spot with great ambience, fantastic drinks, and delicious food. Our waiter (Dustin) was so kind and attentive and made sure we were out of there in time as we were headed to a show at the Majestic. Will definitely go again.

WA
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Let’s be this hidden gem in downtown San Antonio. Consistently delicious, great service, comfortable ambience and reasonable pricing. I return again and again and am never disappointed. It’s nice to have a place downtown that feels like it’s for locals.

MG
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Broadway play

D
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First the good: The patio dining space is absolutely magical. The service was first rate. The wine list was.......esoteric. They do not appear to have a wine preservation system so get a freshly opened bottle. The food was OK.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor courtyard, excellent service and food was terrific.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience2

I booked this for an anniversary dinner and noted that it was my anniversary and for a nice table. I got in there and they put us right next to the bathroom where people were walking in and out of all night.
The server was great but I asked the manager when I saw where they wanted to put us about my special request and he just said “oh sorry that’s what you get unless you want to wait an hour “
In hindsight I should have left then and there.

CP
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first visit, but it certainly won’t be our last. We loved it!

OT
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food and always great martinis..

OT
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great as always

MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner

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ER
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant. The food, the service, and the ambiance were all wonderful. Definitely one that I would visit again.

DF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Made a reservation based on TripAdvisor reviews. We were not disappointed. Great wine list. Excellent cocktails. We started with the Faux Gras thinking we’d then each order an appetizer. It was such a generous portion for sharing, we opted to share a pizza instead. Best value meal we had during our three night stay in San Antonio. Also, the best tasting, most beautifully presented, with such friendly and gracious service.

KM
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The escargot was excellent. The hummus was very average. The pasta with lamb needed a lot more sauce--it was nearly dry.

B
Cleveland
19 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great alternative to get off the Riverwalk! Staff was friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable! The food was excellent and wine selection was huge! Definitely will return!!

JM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Unfortunately Zinc fell short. Loud and cramped, the apps were the best part of this meal experience (calamari and guacamole not to be missed). Pizza was extremely spicy not sure why, our chicken dish was missing the integral fingerling potatoes (which they gave is at the end in a Togo box) and a red blended wine which tasted like pepper sauce. Won’t be back, too many other great options.

KW
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

I took a group to Zinc, and while the food and service were good, the one thing I have to recommend they do is to play a little light music outdoors. The patio is nice, and they provided heaters and blankets. But it was so uncomfortably quiet when we go there that I can't recommend it for a group.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. Great service, great food, quick seating with the reservation!

WA
Tampa
13 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome spot to eat and have some wine prior to an event.

OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We were first sat in a separate building past the outside terrace. They did move us inside after we asked in the room off the main bar. Better room with music (no music in the back building). The thing with this room is the the restrooms open into this room, which is not very appealing.

Service was mediocre at best.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. The crab cakes were amazing.

AF
Austin
14 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great casual place to eat before or after a show. Pretty courtyard

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