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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.
San Antonio, TX 78205
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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
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
I have visited Zinc many times - both for drinks at the bar and for dinner. Always good food and service - except for tonight. Main course arrived mid-way through the appetizers, so we ended up juggling plates and sending starters back half finished. Never very good, but coupled with the implication that it was somehow my fault - unacceptable. Wait staff with an attitude needs to be looked at.
The historic building, itself, is special alone, but the interior design of Zinc is so inviting, way cool, and comfortable, from the rich colors and art. We loved that it was easy to get to, off the river walk, and a parking garage right across the street. We dined indoors but the outdoor patio is lovely. Daniel took care of us very professionally, kind and so impressed my husband with his knowledge of craft beers. Our warm appetizer was delicious and perfect for our group of 4. Entrees included crab cakes and fish and chips(crispy cod). We will return and pass on to friends. Thank you Daniel and Zinc Bistro!
PS The sangria was so good!
Wow! Only a few were at bar when I arrived at 530pm for happy hour but quickly got packed and I know why....everyrhing was wonderful! I decided to order a few,appetizers for dinner! The 2 alarm hummus was,recommended by my hotel staff and it did not disappoint! The escargot and duck confit wings were also amazing! Happy hour (4-6pm) has most appetizers and specialty drinks half off! Service was a little slow at first but then as they got busier, they were in motion! Oh, I took another recommendation and tried the Prickly Pear Margarita (I am visting Texas) and it was worth it too!
We first ordered the Parmesan truffles fries as an appetizer. I knew right then the food would be amazing. The crab cakes followed. They all crab and not fillers. Two came in the order and I was stuffed with one. This place is off the beaten path and not on the Riverwalk, but worth finding it.
We sat in outdoor seating, which was a little cold. Some outdoor heating would have made the evening perfect. The outdoor area had a very nice atmosphere, perfect for special occasions. The food was outstanding. The waiter was very knowledgeable about Vegan considerations and helped us find some delicious options.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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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