Zinc Bistro

4.6
1716 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our waiter was very standoffish and inattentive. I would have ordered another glass of wine had he checked on us during the main meal. He might have been having a bad day but we find that the wait staff make or break the dining experience, so our overall rating reflects his mediocre service.

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y
Phoenix
44 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always! Ashley was a delight-so pleasant and helpful. Cocktails followed by a wonderful spinach salad. We both had the flat iron steak with frites and split a bottle of Cote de Rhone. Wayyyy too full for dessert. We'll be back!

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W
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for a ladies lunch - good food and easy to hold a conversation - also AC works well on a 110degree day!!

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MG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have always enjoyed Sunday brunch there. My cousins also enjoyed the time spent. Mayra was terrific

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V
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is one of my favorite lunch spots. The food and service are excellent, good people watching, and surrounded by great shopping. It doesn’t get much better than that.

On my last visit I ordered the beet salad, and it was delicious!!! Golden and red beets mixed with a really tasty dressing on a bed of crisp greens made me feel like a was eating healthy but still splurging.

My friend ordered the Croque Monseur, topped with an egg, and said it was perfection.

Will definitely be back.

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m
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

ham and guryere cheese omelette is always great and love the ambience

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Munich
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The hanger steak was over-salted (and I love salt) to the point of almost being inedible. Only 8-10 tables seemed to be taken, but we didn’t see our server frequently enough. The music was a little too loud. Details matter and it’s time for Zinc Bistro to dial in the small details that make all the difference.

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R
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was excellent, from the food to the service we received, we enjoyed every moment. We will most certainly be back.

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LS
Phoenix
41 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Quite place for a business lunch. Food was good. Service was excellent.

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OT
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zinc has always been one of my favorite lunch places. Today was Father’s Day and we all had excellent meals with great service so highly recommend it to anyone

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JS
Atlanta
59 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, atmosphere, and service - not excellent though. We have been there several times. They were in the midst of a menu change, and in general things were inconsistent - pork tenderloin has too many little sauces and sides, the scallop's risotto was too gloopy, the filet just a small pieces of beef on a big, empty plate. The protein was excellent, everything else not so great. Oysters were fantastic, the bread was a like a bakery loaf from Safeway. Waitress was excellent, busboy not very good.

Restaurant wasn't that busy, the back room is for some reason (interior design?) always noisy. Music was too loud and interior too dark, only one little candle, could barely see our food. Not sure why so dark this time. We will go back, this wasn't as good a visit as previously.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at Zinc. Frankie was our server and he’s the best! He’s so knowledgeable on what wines to pair with the menu. The food is always impeccable but the service is what takes it to a whole other level! I always order the flat iron steak and my sister in law had the scallops. Both dishes were amazing!!

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V
Phoenix
46 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent French food, served very graciously, with indoor and outdoor seating options. Great wine list,
both for bottles and by the glass

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KC
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The food was good but overpriced. I ordered the wedge salad with crab, and it was $27. There were only a few pieces of crab.

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T
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! We love coming here when in town. Went for brunch for the first time. It was wonderful.

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j
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

normally our food here is excellent. This time I had a tough burger

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r
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is outstanding! Service is even better Maria is the best!

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S
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Hostess tried to seat us in the back corner by the busers collection of used plates and extra place settings. We asked to be seated elsewhere which we were after a little debate.
Waitress was great. Helpful. Was diligent in sampling one of my guests with several wine samples to get her one she enjoyed.
Food was good quality and flavorful.
The restaurant is very noisy when at capacity. It was extremely difficult to hear the person across the table.

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k
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was our 25th wedding anniversary, but there was not acknowledgement.

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k
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just LOVE this place...makes me feel like I am in Paris. Took my mom here for her birthday.
Enjoyed VIN KIR and the seafood tower, then birthday chocolate mousse...perfect!

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DH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always...GREAT

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P
Phoenix
74 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous lunch at Zinc Bistro in the garden room!!

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BK
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent as was the service from Frankie!

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Charlotte
28 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely one of the best restaurants I have visited in my travels.
Highly recommended. Great for meetings and special occasions. Staff is very attentive. Marc was
the most professional, knowledgable, friendly server I have had in a long time. What a great person.
The manager Robert was also very friendly and knowledgable, we have a nut allergy and they were
very attentive to this and the Duck Confit was the best I have ever eaten!!!
What a great evening!!! Thank you all!!

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PR
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We sat outdoors on a beautiful day at Kierkland. Food and service were good- lunch options are limited but tasty. I will go in the future in the evening to try their dinner menu.

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DD
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a magical birthday thanks to the great service from Magda and the rest of the staff. Food and ambiance transports you to Paris for a few hours!

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MB
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Scottsdale. The food, service and ambiance is incredible

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PC
Vancouver
26 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Lovely food unfortunately the service was extremely rushed with our mains arriving before we had finished our appetizer

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SK
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and reasonably priced. The menu is unique for the N Scottsdale corridor. The restaurant is rather noisy.

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h
Detroit
26 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Visiting the Scottsdale area and a family friend recommended Zinc to us. Good food, good service. Wish we were hungrier when we arrived and had more time to shop in the area.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've visited Zinc Bistro several times over the years and never been disappointed. It's great to know that the food and service remain very good. I recommend it highly.

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R
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had the restaurant week menu which had dishes not on the regular menu. The food was the best restaurant week meal we have had in phoenix, the sever, from France, was helpful in choosing wines by the glass, and dinner was very relaxing and not rushed, which it often is during restaurant week at other restaurants. We recently moved nearby and will definitely go back.

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A
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Frankie was fantastic. Also had a friendly and enjoyable conversation with the new manager. Enjoyed our dining expensive very much and will return.

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V
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Dined at Zinc Bistro for the first tine today and absolutely loved it. I dined with a good friend, and we got a great table outside in the beautiful spring weather. Just perfect.

We each enjoyed a Bellini cocktail as we caught up on latest news. My friend ordered the crab crepes, and they were delicious. Two crepes stuffed with crab were very lightly sauced and were just the right portion size for a filling but not stuffing lunch.

I could not resist the mussels. Although this dish is listed under appetizers, I ordered it as my main course and found it to be just the right size for me. the mussels were delicious, and of course the broth was perfect for dipping the crusty bread. My only disappointment was that the frites were not the full sized American fries that I love.

Can't wait to go back and try all the other items on the menu!

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F
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Met or exceeded our high expectations! We ordered off the Restaurant Week menu because it offered items not normally available during this event.

We definitely will be going back!

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K
Phoenix
315 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

Very poor service. The crab salad was a huge disappointment..hardly any crab and overall no flavor.

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GM
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite date place in Scottsdale. It never disappoints.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall great experience: everything tasted excellent (I had the iceberg wedge, roasted halibut and the chocolate souffle from the Restaurant Week menu), the service was friendly and the ambience was casual yet sophisticated

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All three courses were delicious and exquisitely prepared. Service was impeccable. Zinc Bistro is my new favorite restaurant!

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S
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zinc always makes me think I’m in Paris. I’ve eaten there many times and never been disappointed. Companion and I were celebrating her birthday. We had Coq au Vin. Best I’ve had outside of France. She received a chocolate soufflé with a sparkler to celebrate. Excellent experience overall!

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