Zinc Bistro

4.7
2335 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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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 2335 people are saying
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vipAndrea
Phoenix
198 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our lunch at Zinc Bistro. It has the Parisian bistro feeling with a delightful bar, flowers everywhere and a nice garden. The food was delicious, particularly the croque monsieur. and the beignets for dessert. Lovely service too.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome French bistro, very similar to being in Paris. I highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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LER2525
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

It took awhile to get beverages even though they were at half capacity. The food was good but the salad was missing the Roquefort cheese and we found an avocado shell in it as well. This is not what I would have expected from Zinc bistro. However, the restaurant did the right thing and did not charge us for it.

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AndresH
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greta ambience and service. The food was delicious. The only negative comment is that all tables seem to be to close to each other so it’s hard to practice social distancing.

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Rick
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were pleased to see lots of diners, despite COVID. My duck
dinner was excellent.

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vipBethK
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zinc Bistro is our go to! It is excellent and always consistent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server and wait staff was impeccable. First class service. Thank you!

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Allie
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared a bunch of appetizers and they were all delicious. Mussels, steak tartare, and the crab crepe.

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vipJanetW
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful French Bistro with delicious food and service. Reminiscent of stylish East Coast establishments.

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MICHAELL
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary! The staff was amazing. We enjoyed the escargot on the 20th Anniversary Menu, the Seafood Bouillbaisse was hearty and rich with plenty of mussels, shrimp and white fish. The braised short-rib of beef was tender and the cabernet sauce was perfect. Our server Angel delivered a complimentary dessert of chocolate souffle, similar to a molten lava cake, complete with a sparkler. He also took our photo. A great evening and under $100.00 for the meal (no alcoholic drinks) ordered.

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vip8518
Phoenix
59 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server and food very good. Enjoyed the terrace.

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vipLauraK
Phoenix
54 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice brunch. Wonderful garden table. Zinc never disappoints.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful dinner for the 20th anniversary of the restaurant. For the special event, my husband had the filet with foie gras and black truffles. It’s been a while since that has been on the menu and would love to see it added back in!! My halibut was perfectly cooked and paired well with the Pinot Noir.

Zinc has been part of our dining experience for 20 years and are never disappointed with the food, service or ambiance. A real treat to eat at this Chef Matt Carter restaurant.

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vipLoveLulu
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always one of the top restaurants in Phoenix
Oysters and a French martini equal perfection

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DayS
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seafood selection was outstanding and the ambiance was lovely.

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Bellaumma
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter Frankie was great! Food was delicious. They did kick us out promptly when they closed though.

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vipDanielleB
New Mexico
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way. Our waiter Frankie is exceptional!

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MikeM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal last night. Our server Frankie was super.

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vipJimP
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We just arrived on Scottsdale and always come here for lunch. We like the atmosphere of a French Bistro. The food is always delicious and well presented. The service is excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great

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Frenchie
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant and have always had great food here. The mussels are fabulous. The strawberry mouse cheesecake is amazing. Service is excellent also. The open air garden room is beautiful.

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DeborahR
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at Zinc and I will certainly return. The "garden patio" was a beautiful surprise. The food was excellent and the service was wonderful!!

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Got the croque madame and it was delicious! My sister got the macaroni au gratin, and it was probably the best dish on the table. The outdoor seating is very nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My son ordered the flank steak and RAVED and it was delicious. I ordered the Dover Sole but couldn't hear the preparation from behind the waiter's mask so I was quite surprised when it arrived. Two pieces of sole rolled up --- I'm not sure if it was cooked or not but my pallet seems adverse to raw anything so it was very disappointing.

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viprxmarilynrx
Phoenix
125 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Excellent food in a beautiful surroundings; always a delightful experience and every thing is always delicious1

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DLW2018
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Day dinner. Absolutely amazing!!! Loved our time at Zinc Bistro. We had our kids and they enjoyed it too! We will recommend this restaurant to others and for sure will go back! Thank you so much!

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vipOdie
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining experience.

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Wednesday2
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent tine. Our server was knowledgeable, sweet and had a great sense of humor. The food and drink was fantabulous !!

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NellaS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year eve. Great food and service

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vipDonL
Tucson
21 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

While we saw plenty of amazing plates coming from the kitchen , we were unimpressed with the prefix New Years menu. Dinners delivered cold. Wait staff not able to explain menu. Not the elegant evening we were expecting, oh,and the desert, substituted from the menu, was a fail.

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vipDanV
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner. Simply, one of the best set menu experiences we have had. From start to finish the staff was attentive and the food was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The restaurant was very busy and packed inside for Covid standards, so we opted to sit outside where heat lamps were provided.

The onion soup was delicious, on the tangy side but the beef stock had developed nicely, it was thick and hearty.

The star of the show was the steak frites. Ordered the strip, rare + since most restaurants always overcook the main event. Not only was it cooked to perfection, but the peppered crust was seared on hard, it was extremely well rested, and beautifully tender with tremendous flavor. Bravo! What a pleasant surprise!

Scallops were also cooked to perfection, nice sear and tender raw center - only criticism is the frites were a tad salty, the paprika dusting not necessary but still a crunchy and well executed fry.

Service was prompt and while a wine glass came out dirty it was quickly replaced and wine replaced.

Overall, excellent execution of the food and very impressed to have dined here while in Scottsdale.

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vipCarolS
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was during the holiday week so it was very busy and very loud. It had a warm energetic feel but conversation was difficult.
The food is very good especially the onion soup and chocolate soufflé. The service was good. I really like the atmosphere of this restaurant.

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vipJbmcmt
Durango
16 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Madeira was terrific and food, and ambiance superior. We always eat at zinc while in Scottsdale.

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FelixtheBloke
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Not as good as we hoped based on other reviews. Wouldn’t go back... plenty of other options

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vipAZTraveler
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love Zinc - everything about the experience, the food, the service and the atmosphere - particularly the patio are wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food - very comfortable atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The chef has obviously tinkered with the crab crepe. It’s good now, but not great like it has been for as long as Zinc has been open. Go back to the great.

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ARKS
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious dinner and we discovered the chocolate soufflé and the ricotta Beinets which are now both favorutes