Zinc Bistro

4.7
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$31 to $50
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French
A New York Style Parisian Bistro. A 4000 sq, foot restaurant that is designed with contemporary sensibilities, yet returns the nostalgic ambiance of an authentic Parisian bistro. Round marble bistro tables and wicker chairs spill out onto the sidewalk, offering a kind of people watching one might indulge in, along Boulevard Saint-Germain. Zinc Bistro also offer a romantic garden patio secluded deep in the restaurant, lit by candles during the evening, creating an unforgettable ambiance, or a relaxing atmosphere near our fountain in the afternoon. The oyster bar stands at the end of the 25 foot zinc bar, serving fruit de mer platters, as well as all of the accoutrements. We bring in shellfish daily, offering the freshest oysters, clams, mussels, and lobster in the desert.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.7
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4.3
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JW
Central Coast
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience2

The service was excellent and we enjoyed our booth. The music was to rock, need soft music on a nice place like this. The food was not worth the $$$. Beet salad needs help and my New York steak had way to much gristle and fat. The short ribs were not great, I could of done better. Very disappointed looked forward to my 75th birthday for weeks, should of went to Flamings!

B
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were not aware they had a separate brunch menu on Sundays, so that was a pleasant surprise.

DA
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We like Zinc Bistro a lot. The food and service are always excellent and it’s a fun location in the middle of Kierland Commons. It is a little over-priced but generally worth it. My only criticism is that it is extremely loud on a busy night. People over 60 may find it difficult to have a conversation. Best to go during the week if you want a somewhat quieter experience.

SM
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The chicken curry sandwich is fantastic. The omelette is also very good. It’s noisy, crowded and a little expensive so just like Paris!

C
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding! Service was amazing.

PH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Yes, but with reservations...Cocktails are somewhat overpriced. Wines are priced more rationally. Steak Tartare (appetizer) was too small and hyper-seasoned and over priced. Flat iron steak frites was mediocre quality beef--too tough and full of nerves. Frites were over-salted. Service was aggressive but efficient. The restaurant atmosphere is frenetic and intolerably noisy.

k
New England
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food

c
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience

E
Philadelphia
130 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an enjoyable lunch with great service and outstanding food. The lunch menu was large and varied.

R
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

After a shaky start, (waited about 15 minutes before a server appeared while others seated after us were taken care of), our experience could not have been better. Management provided us with complementary drinks and desserts after our long wait and service was more than attentive at that point. Also food was excellent, beautifully prepared and presented. Would definitely recommend to others.

A
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for lunch and sat on the patio courtyard. As usual, we had drinks and truffle fries to start.
The omelette and the curry chicken sandwich were very tasty. We finished with French press coffee.
Bobby, our server, was very attentive and Glenn, the manager, was doing his usual fine job of running a smooth lunch hour.

I
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab crepe, bouillabaisse, and Frankie. Love this place.

JM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch with table for 6. Service, food and setting were all outstanding.. We weren't rushed and could just sit back and enjoy a special occasion. One of the best restaurants in Scottsdale!!

JD
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enter menu could offer more choces

RC
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expertly prepared entrees and cocktails, great wine selection and as always - stellar service.

SS
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around excellent food and service

SD
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time as usual. Staff was outstanding, food did not disappoint!

CK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The food was fine. A bit overpriced for what it was. Waiter came to the table too much. The music was so loud it was hard to talk to my companion. I would not go back.

S
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our service was excellent and food was good. Ambiance was very nice although our table was pretty tight to others even though the restaurant was not full at the time. Value for the food served was only mediocre in my opinion. Overall a good restaurant, but others we visited on our vacation to Scottsdale were better.

MA
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All is great hear hence the rating per catagory!

MT
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have enjoyed Zinc Bistro on numerous occasions. On our most recent outing, we enjoyed excellent food and wine, attentive service and a lively environment. We are looking forward to our next dining experience at Zinc Bistro.

KT
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, portions were just right, service was attentive and gracious; furthermore, the sauces were INTERESTING.

MM
New England
37 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Family birthday dinner. Excellent service, very good food and nice ambiance.

LC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waiter was excellent!!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Friendly waiter.
Noisy
Mundane food. Boulluabase was mostly fish -little shellfish-tiny shrimp. Boring.
Will not return.

R
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic experience on New Year's Eve. Our plan was to have dinner at Zinc then head to the lounge at another restaurant for our New Year's celebration. The overall atmosphere - the staff, food, wine, and other happy revelers at Zinc - were all so gracious, comfy, friendly, and fun that we arrived at 8:30 and didn't leave until well after midnight! It was a magical evening.

EF
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to dine. Were there with 2 other couples for NYE. Staff was wonderful, champagne and a few sparklers topped off evening.

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Our NYE reservation for 8:30pm was not sat down until 9:30pm. We were sat outside where the heating device was broken (it was around 45 degrees outside). We sat next to the broken heater for 20 minutes while an employee was trying to fix it. I finally went inside and asked to be sat inside which the hostess complied. We ordered our dinner around 10:15pm and it was fairly speedy and very tasty.

Our waitress was very sweet, but with the restaurant as overbooked as it was with very limited bar seating, the poor start to our NYE left a bad taste until we left.

D
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food3service3ambience3

Very disappointed we booked for New Years Eve our reservation was for 8-15 they could not accommodate us till 9 as the previous sittings were not leaving their tables. It was a complete mess so we left they did come after us and found us a table. Everyone was complaining and getting rather heated.

Once seated and ordered the food was very good.

JW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and atmosphere were ALL top notch. It was New Year's eve.-- a busy evening obviously--BUT it was handled seamlessly.

TH
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Absolutely the worst wait staff. I relive they were busy. This was probably my 30th meal here. Ww were never given spoons to serve our pommel purée or asparagus. We ordered chateaubriand for dinner. At the end of the meal we were handed three boxes to put the leftovers in. Then we cleaned the table or the dirty dishes would have been there forever. I order three glasses of tattinger. I had to ask at least three times for another glass after the first. Never offered tea or coffee with the soufflé. So disappointing.

N
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful

OT
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Zinc!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening at Zinc Bistro. Excellent wine list, well curated. The service and food was top notch.

SM
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Consistently delicious food and an outstanding waitstaff.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas dinner here is always magical. Excel went good and service. Feels like Paris.

AB
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The quality of the food is generally pretty high, but the fake bistro decor and the nonchalance of the waitstaff grates. We were exiled to the unheated patio even though we had a reservation; we had to keep flagging people down for service. The food was tasty, if also very rich. When we complained that the gnocchi was overcooked, we literally got an "oh well" from the waiter. When we complained at the desk on the way out, we go a smile and a "Merry Christmas." A good chef and a bad restaurant machine.

TT
San Antonio
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Salmon was completely overcooked! I had higher expectations of this kitchen than this!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitress and food! If you love French food, I would recommend!

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, authentic French-style bistro. The steak-frites and crème brulée were some of the best I've had. Our server Andrew was outstanding!