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About Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar

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.

207 North Presa Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Tapas / Small Plates, French American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm

Cross Street:
Commerce

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(210) 224-2900

Website:
http://www.zincwine.com/

Executive Chef:
Robbie Nowlin

Private Party Facilities:
Zinc offers private dining in our wine cellar. A staircase from the street-level semi-private reception room leads to the wine cellar. Wine crates and barrels, wine tasting tables, ceiling-to-floor wine racks housing over 7,000 bottles of wine, and a beamed-ceiling with grapevine and twinkle lighting accent this room. From VIP board of director's dinners to rehearsal dinners to vintner-style dinners, this one-of-a-kind venue is the perfect setting for a memorable dining experience.

Private Party Contact:
Raychel Davis: (210) 224-1313

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wine

Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
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Notable Wine List (13)
Romantic (13)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Cozy (12)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Business Meals (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Authentic (8)
Good for Groups (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (4)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
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Vegan (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Waitress said maybe tens words to us. She seemed like definitely didn’t want to be at work.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Saw an episode earlier that day with Tanji Patton, so I thought we'd try it before a show on Saturday night.
Nice looking bar where people were drinking and eating , the dining room was nice except for the restrooms that face diners as you go in or out (could use a partition there)
The food was delicious and great for the price.
All in all it was a great place!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We are in the outside courtyard which was lovely. Great food!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

First time visit. Staff was friendly....food was terrific. We tried several appetizers, pizza, salads...and the lamb. All were very flavorful. Will plan on returning, often.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good food and romantic outdoor patio.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We have eaten here before and never really had any issues until this time. We arrived at 5.55pm and were seated. After waiting and watching 2 servers taking care of other tables and no even making eye contact with us for 15 minutes, we eventually stopped and asked the passing waitress who our server was. She looked confused and then asked if we wanted to order a drink. She came back with water and we ordered our food. The 2 servers continued to check on other tables and avoid eye contact with us or check on us while they refilled water glasses around us so we eventually asked to speak to the manager. He didn't really offer any explaination as why we were being ignored but did offer to buy us a round of drinks. The food was good as always which is what always brings us back but I was really disappointed about how we were treated during this visit. Not sure we will be going back after this experience. Hopefully others have better experiences. Pity because the food is great.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food was excellent. The noise level in our dining room was off the charts. It really impacted our experience in a negative way at this restaurant.

Would have liked spending more time in this beautiful restaurant however we were in and out within 1 hour.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We chose Zinc because of it's proximity to the Riverwalk and because of the wonderful reviews. We were not disappointed! Daniel was a wonderfully attentive waiter and we will definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great joint. Great food. Nice ambience.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I enjoy the atmosphere of Zinc and the menu has a nice variety of meals to choose from. I've invited several of my coworkers, and it has been a nice experience for all.

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·Dined on October 16, 2017

One of the best dining experiences I've had in a while. We were given a great table on the patio, out of the way as I requested in the reservation. The night time ambiance of the patio reminded me of Europe and the little hidden cafes one only finds by accident. The food was cooked to perfection and the wine list extensive. I really appreciate a well executed simple menu with attention to quality ingredients. The service was impeccable, thanks Daniel.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

This is a gem away from the Riverwalk. Nice little restaurant with inside or outside seating. We had the calamari and the lamb burger. Both were good but lamb burger was outstanding

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good service and good food. We went for a casual dinner. The location is good for a night out after the meal.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Service was bad, he just wouldn't remove dirty plates or empty glasses. Drinks were very good. We had the crab cakes, fish and chips (no good, dry fish and frozen fries), pizza( three cheese pizza but I think one was blue cheese and it was horrible) mac and cheese (good)crab cakes( okay), ham and cheese sandwich (good)with the nastiest sweet potato salad, spinach artichoke dip (very good). We all had tons of mosquito bites on our leg. Even though we were there for a birthday they sat us next to the bathroom, and the restaurant was empty. The server needs to do a better job clearing a table.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Our family met for a visit to San Antonio and were fortunate to find Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar. We each loved the food we ordered (lamb pappardelle, crab cakes, and short rib sandwich). We were pleasantly surprised when most of the drinks we ordered were half priced during Happy Hour. The spinach artichoke dip was lighter than we were used to and we all liked it better than the normal. As a matter of fact, we liked this restaurant was so much we went back the next night and enjoyed it all over again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

As always, Zinc did not disappoint. The service is great, and the food is delicious. Of course we had the guacamole! I had the cheeseburger; my friends had lamb burgers and the pappardelle pasta. We had a tasty bottle of Christom pinot noir- I love to see that on the menu.
Randy and Diane are such wonderful community supporters and give generously to many causes. I love to dine at their restaurants not only because of this, but because they have some of the best food in downtown San Antonio!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Afternoon Coffee, Authentic
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Drinks were not the best, wish there were more vegetarian options.

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

We really enjoyed our evening at Zinc. The food was amazing. We started with the Calamari, it was good. I had the blue crab cakes and they were delicious, I loved the sauce they were served in and my husband had the lamb burger and he loved it. The setting on the outdoor patio was lovely and our server was really great and knowledgeable about the wine. Definitely would come back if we were in San Antonio again. Best meal we had while here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Healthy
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Good choice of wines and beers. Nice burger and pizza. Lovely server

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Wonderful wine list by the glass.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 14, 2017

This was a great find! I was in San Antonio for a meeting for 4 nights and ate here twice! The lamb burger is legend, but everything we ate, and we covered a lot of the menu, was delicious. The service is professional, the drinks are creative, and overall it's just a really satisfying experience. I'll definitely return next time I'm in town!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

In town for a conference, what a great find. The wait staff was very attentive, the atmosphere on the patio was romantic and quiet, the food was so flavorful and delicious. They have a amazing wine list and fun drinks which added to the dinner. The dessert made it a perfect dinner for a nice price.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Everything was perfect

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Lamb burger it's amazing

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We recently visited zinc, we had Caesar salad, was delicious, and a prickly pear margarita also great, but the main dish I enjoyed the most and maybe one of the best things I've ever eaten was the lamb burger, was excellent ordered it medium, we also had the crab cakes and escargot, all great too but that lamb burger still think about till this day

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food was delish! Wine was great! Service was very good! We will be back!

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Good atmosphere. Great guacamole. The service was very slow. The food was sub-par. The soup was very salty!! I ordered a medium rare steak and was given a well done steak. When I asked for it to be taken off the check I was told they wouldn't do that. Not a huge fan.

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·Dined on August 18, 2017

very good food, fun place for dining and meeting friends. not expensive :)

Tags: Late-night Find
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Had never eaten here, glad we tried it. Lunch was excellent. Beautiful presentation. Perfect soup, inventive salad, perfectly broiled salmon, grand yet simple dessert. Will be back. Great discovery of a little-known bistro. Thank you Culinaria.
Very noisy thanks to a nearby table of clueless loudmouths. Acoustics awful.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Love this place just off the river...the restaurant week filet was superb as was the salad. Great job, guys. That's why we love this place!

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 (Houston)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We have eaten at Zinc several times. We love the outdoor dining area; it is usually cool in the evenings. The staff is extremely professional and knowledgeable. Their wine suggestions are spot on. We take out of town guests there as it is a nice change of pace from the frenetic atmosphere the Pearl or Southtown can have.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

A friend and I enjoyed the special Restaurant Week dinner at Zinc Saturday evening. It was our first time there and we'll definitely go back. The food was interesting, beautifully prepared and presented, tasted great, and the service was very good. Great wine list with a broad range of wines at several price levels. We plan to return on a regular basis. Parking is easy in the garage across the street.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Great ambiance, excellent service, amazing food, great choice gor a date night!

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Service was great, food was brilliant and value was quite good. Looking forward to returning.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Schwarzwald)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Truly the best restaurant in town, and we have tried a number of them. The dishes are special, e.g. the lamb burger with sweet potato fries (delicious!!!) We also had guacamole with tortilla chips, and the guatamole was freshly prepared directly at our table (delicious again!!). The service was impeccable, thanks especially to the young man who prepared the guacamole and who we chatted with most pleasantly!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The restaurant staff were very polite and professional. I must say the food was well worth the cost and I will definitely go back.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

The restaurant has a very romantic feel. The food and service was amazing. Highly recommend this place to couples.

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Our first time there for dinner, but it won't be our last. The ambience is cozy, even though the hardwood floors and high ceilings make it a little noisy when the room was filled. Cesar salad was excellent , Lots of dressing the way I like it. My wife had escargot and rated them an A+. I had New York strip medium well and it was one of the best steaks I've had in San Antonio in quite a while . My wife had some sort of lamb Ragu and it was also tasty and plenty of it . The pumpkin spice crème brûlée was to die for. It was too hot to sit out on the patio, but when it cools down we will be back and out there. The only spoiler, and this is probably just my pet peeve, was when more people started coming in to the Dining room (we were the only people seated) they sat them right next to us. It wasn't long before the whole room filled up so it wasn't any big deal, but I notice this happens quite a bit in restaurants must be a restaurant thing

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was excellent but the bar drinks were pricey. It would've been nice to hear some nice soft jazz playing in the background too. Overall I would definitely recommend.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Cozy, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 3, 2017

Very impressed! Food was amazing. Wine list incredible!

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