Zinc Bistro

4.7
2902 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Experiences

  • Restaurant Week

    $55.00 per person

    Sep 17 - Sep 26, 2021

    Please join us for Fall 2021 Restaurant Week

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2902 people are saying
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vipDonM
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It is a true French Bistro - crowded, a bit noisey, bustling, but the food is great, service professional (they are busy), bussing polite and efficient, menu varied, consistent preparation and taste. If you like French Bistros and cuisine, this is the place. Authentic.

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abby
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent European type restaurant with attentive staff and good food. Enjoyed the Restaurant Week Menu and found the choices good. Liked the choice of wines by the glass as well as the bottle. Will return again soon.

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CandS
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! We had a wonderful meal and fabulous service. We will be back.

JM
vipJimM
Phoenix
65 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zinc Bistro is just plain FABULOUS! Their interpretation of AZ restaurant week was fantastic. I wish we could have tried all the options for each course. Zinc is far and away our favorite Scottsdale restaurant!

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vipOutAndAbout
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I feel like over the years the prices went up and the quality went down at Zinc. We spent $120 for a very average dinner . Should’ve gone somewhere else.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Met a friend for linch

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vipElderwood
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely lunch for 2. Great atmosphere. Nice wine selection, interesting food options. Will definitely return.

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vipTrialgirl
Philadelphia
119 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food and service. Truly a delightful experience

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PhilipC
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We often dine here for lunch and dinner! Always consistent. This time I had their Scottish Salmon. Thought I was in heave it was so fabulous!!! Crispy skin, delicately seasoned and not overcooked! Perfection. Can’t wait to go back and have it again…entire entree was superb.

My husband had the hanger steak and said it too was fabulous!!

Tessa, our waitress was amazing!!! It’s a do over!

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vipCCABQ
New Mexico
37 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants to visit when we travel to Scottsdale. First time I’ve been disappointed in the service. The gals that greeted us were terrific but our server was terrible all around. The restaurant wasn’t that busy he was just not on his game. We had to ask for things 2-3 times before we got it. Good was great and tasty. Too bad.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an atmosphere of sophisticated casual elegance and consistent food

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AndrewT
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love Zinc for both Dinner and Lunch's. The server's are great, the food very good, and drink's/wine are also very good. Great atmosphere..

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RickL
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice job by front desk staff with seating and food, ambience and service was on-point. Great place for lunch or dinner!

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vipMagic
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food is always fabulous! The Crab salad is my go to! Along with some truffle fries of course.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing

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DaveC
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top shelf service. Good food, pleasant atmosphere but a bit loud. Great location in Kierland. Good date night. Two thumbs up 👍👍

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vipSharonK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frankie is a great waiter!

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service, reserved table was ready. Back patio is cool, but feels a little crowded like maybe it was an after thought. Food is fantastic, nice wine selection.

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Kevin
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The bistro looks great and there are alot of nicely dressed happy people around us.
Our server is prompt and asks is for a cocktail order and gives us the special of the night. We ask for a little time as our water and bread are served to us.
It's obvious the server has other tables that are seated nearly at the same time, he's a bit weeded.
We decide to share a couple appetizers and order our entrees along with a couple glasses of champagne and a bottle of Gevrey-Chambertin. The server congratulates me on my selection, which was odd. I asked for the bottle to be decanted and he informs me that it isn't necessary because he has burgundy wine glasses to pour it into. I went along with him deciding that he is weeded and it will assist his timing.
The apps arrive and they are delicious. Then the long long wait to receive our entrees begins.
Eventually the entrees arrive and they like ok good but are a bit disappointing.
The scallop entree has three scallops, a bit weak.
The short rib special with bone marrow is good but whatever they substituted into the bone for bone marrow lacked flavor and was full of fat.
The prime flat iron was tender but stringy and the foie gras addition was delicious but hidden under a layer of salt (so unfortunate).
The aux poivre with the other prime flat iron was ok, but far from what we expected.
We cut our losses, paid, left, and dessert elsewhere.
As we were leaving the table the server came up and squeezed between us to grab the check.
Horrible service, disappointing food overall, and inflated prices.
You are better off somewhere else. Hard pass on this one.

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Sally
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Frankie, made this a special evening for celebrating my birthday. He was attentive and made my guests so comfortable. It was an outstanding evening, the food, the wine and ambience, wonderful. Thank you to all at the restaurant who made my birthday special.

Susan Caulk

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vipSweetiethecat
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very busy at 5:30 so it was noisy. Especially when two young boys sat next to us and were competing how loud they could be. Parents not stopping them. We left before dessert.

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vipPatti
Phoenix
108 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Zinc Bistro!! I had their basil grilled chicken breast on arugula instead of toast. It was fantastic!! My friend had their omelette and said it was also wonderful!!! Zinc has such a cute atmosphere and great food snd drinks!

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AustinS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Under special requests, I requested something silly, and they did it. Service was great and food was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Had a lovely evening! We did go specifically for their delicious mussels and they were out. Very disappointed! Our food was delicious but felt that they were understaffed! We will go again but will call first as per the mussels!

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vipJulianna
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Zinc Bistro is a "go to" spot for lunch or dinner. Food is consistently good, service is usually outstanding. It is rather noisy and the seating is not the most comfortable. Those negatives aside, positives out-weigh the negatives at Zinc Bistro.

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MaxineB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the Scallops excellent.

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vipGregP
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always

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vipDouglas271
Tucson
116 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we no longer live near Scottsdale, we always stop at Zinc Bistro when we are anywhere nearby. This visit, for lunch was excellent, as it has been for more than 10 years.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Been there many times, just I guess that night they were off. Very slow.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food. Busy place

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BethW
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always feel like a special customer at Zinc! Thank you Hoke for your warm, funny and outstanding service. And thank you Glenn for caring so much about your staff, and customers, we truly feel like friends.

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Rance
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Server was fabulous...engaged, knowledgeable, friendly. Kitchen was slow...at least 45 minutes for first course ..dinner without dessert was 2:45...some people might be comfortable with not being rushed. Steaks cooked perfectly, fries awesome...nice meal and experience

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Joanne
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I don't why we don't go more often to this restaurant. NEVER disappointed.
We had delightful service! Our choice of froie gras, mussels and steak were outstanding. Love the ambiance! One of our favorites for sure.

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vipFrans
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food as usual with friendly service

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PaulV
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have not dined in Paris. This is as close as you can get. Ask for Frankie for your server. He is simp,y great and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our lunch! Great food and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance all excellent. Great experience

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vipDrPa
Seattle
71 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, we had the Tuna Tartar, which was really tasty. For entrees, we had the Scallops and the Chicken, both were very good as well. The service was excellent. I *think* our servers name was Jess. She was very friendly and did an stellar job of taking care of us. It is a tad noisy as others have pointed out, but it wasn't too bad. Probably will sit outdoors in their interior patio next time we go there.

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NickD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Great food. Overall amazing place to eat at. Highly suggested.

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EvanL
1 review