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About Zinc Brasserie - Sandusky

Locally owned and operated, ZINC brasserie is a French-inspired restaurant that strives to provide fresh, delicious food, attentive service, and a warm atmosphere. The ingredient driven menu changes seasonally, with great features available nightly.
The Hearth Tavern can be found at ZINC, and is a casual tavern setting with an open view to the kitchen and the wood-stone pizza oven. Walk-in seating in the Tavern and on the Patio.
The full menu is available by reservation in the main dining room, and the tavern offers up an abridged version of that menu, with all of the pizzas available.

215 East Water Street
Sandusky, OH 44870
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary French / American, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.

Cross Street:
Wayne Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(419) 502-9462

Website:
http://www.zincbrasserie.net/

Catering:
From smaller dinner parties with a group in your own home, your yard, on a boat, to large scale events such as weddings and other celebrations, ZINC brasserie will customize the event menu for you and your guests.
Please call for information.

Executive Chef:
Cesare Avallone

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
ZINC brasserie often offers Wine Dinners, tastings, and other special events. To receive information on these events, please join our mailing list, at www.zincbrasserie.net

Zinc Brasserie - Sandusky Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.7

ambience

4.2

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
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Good for a Date (10)
Worth the Drive (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Authentic (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Casual (5)
Cozy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Romantic (4)
Waterfront (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Music (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

The food was amazing from appetizer, entree and dessert. The restaurant was a little louder than I would have liked this time but that was mainly b/c there was a larger table of people. The wait staff was very attentive to our needs and the food came out quickly and was awesome.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Amazing place. The staff was extremely friendly. We went later in the evening for my husband's birthday. When we had desert the waitress even placed a candle in desert and wished him happy birthday.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Awesome food, excellent service. Out waitress was the best!

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We were excited to try Zinc for the first time and came away a bit disappointed. The escargot was completely lacking garlic, the entrees were expensive, but not that special and at the end of our dining experience, our server was nowhere to be found. We eventually had to ask another server for assistance and never did see our server again. For a place that markets itself as top level fine dining, we were disappointed.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food, service and atmosphere is always top notch whether at Hearth or the more formal Zinc. Never been disappointed.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Waterfront, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

Heard a friend mention it so decided to try it out. Was very pleased, called friend and thanked him for "name dropping" lol. Very cozy, not a huge crowd atmosphere. Service was great and the food offering were some that are not on every menu in our locale. Chef does a great job, and ingredients are the best. * Will go back !

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

GOOD EXPERIENCE. mY BOSS WAS IMPRESSED. fOR ME IT COMES TO THE FOOD

Tags: Authentic
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Never had a bad meal. Consistently good food and a fair price for what you get.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

Best restaurant on the North Coast! I'm from Dallas and this rivals any high end restaurant here!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great spot for food and atmosphere between Clevand and Toledo. Is quite noisy but this can be overlooked for the other pleasant amenities. Great service .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Waterfront, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Enjoyed four very good meals that were well served. As is routine for the tourist town of Sandusky, prices are higher that one typically enjoy elsewhere.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on August 25, 2017

I can't find enough good things to say about our experience tonight at Zinc. We came in from Cleveland for our 5 year anniversary with our 3 month old daughter... who did NOT want to celebrate. She's usually great at restaurants but was very cranky after a long day. The staff (and even another very kind patron) went far beyond expectations to help us out trying to soothe our angry little one and give us the chance to eat our dinner while it was still warm. I am so grateful to how they took care of a couple frazzled new parents!
And of course the food was amazing! I had the duck duo and it was so perfectly done. My husband had surf and turf and loved it too.
This is definitely a place we want to return next time we're out this way... just maybe next time we'll get a babysitter!

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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Food was very good. I have been to restaurants in Europe and am a hobby chef- food was spot on furst night. Was so good i came back the next day and had the same. Wasn't as good the next day. Slightly undercooked mear and nor as good cut. Otherwise fine.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Our dinners were very good, although my crab stuffed salmon would have been better with less sauce. Vegetables were done just right.
I would like to see a more extensive wine list.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Top notch ingredients and preparation with a very good value result

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

Pizza was good. Steak had no flavor other than the sauce on top. I wouldnt say cold but steak was warm. Not good . My wife had same steak same.

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

My review would be much more positive if they had not seated a group of 8 very rowdy men at the table next to us early in our meal! The Tavern side of the restaurant would have been a much more appropriate location for this group. Though the folks at another adjacent table were fortunately finishing their meal, the gentleman at that table felt compelled to cover his ears until they could finish, pay their bill & depart!

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Raw steak (ordered medium well), cold calamari appetizer, ordered drink that wasn't served, but was on bill.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 12, 2017

I was very disappointed with the service. We had reservations for 6 people and had to wait 20 minutes past our reservation time to be seated and that is only after we chased someone down to help us. several people left mad because there was nobody was manning the front of the restaurant. I had the foi gras for an appetizer and it was extremely over cooked. For my entree I had the soft shell crab. One crab was very good but the other one was very fishy. Two people had the duck duo and said it was good and my wife had the squash ravioli which had a filling that was a bit dry. Overall, it's a great place that maybe was having an off night. I would go back and try it again in hopes that they are on their A game.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Great place for great food
Always fun place to go

Tags: Fun
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Our family was in town for the dance nationals at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center and we wanted to find a place with great atmosphere and great food. It exceeded our expectations and was a memorable evening with my mother and my two daughters. I highly recommend the Zinc Brasserie. The food was amazing from the soups to the salads to the entrees and onto the creme brulee!

Tags: Scenic View, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Vibrant Bar Scene, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Server was great. Service was quite slow, however, because they only had one server taking care of the entire dining room. Pizza dough has gotten thicker over the years, was better when thinner. Salad was to die for. Crab stuffed salmon was excellent. Time to paint the walls in the restaurant because they are getting dirty. Restroom was clean. Creme brûlée was perfect.

Will come back and recommend.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Food was decent, nothing particularly special.
Our server was not very attentive. Took over an hour to get entrée after order was placed.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Chef is outstanding..Food is best in northern ohio....Ambience is quiet and romantic,yet not stuffy at all...Highly recommend Zincs for quality fine dining....NEVER disappoints

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Great meal with various options. Staff very attentive

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 8, 2017

My best friend was visiting from out of town and we were celebrating my birthday. Went on a Thursday night and made a reservation, tho probably didn't need to. Food was delicious! Duck for me, because I never make it at home, and sea bass for her because she always eats fish when she's near water. Well prepared, interesting side choices, good wine list to accompany. Restaurant a little noisy, tables close, and people brought kids for late dining which seems a poor choice to me ... Would definitely go again though.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Great atmosphere, great good, great service. Sharon (sever) always fun and knowledgeable regarding selections. Highly recommend. A Sandusky gem that is well worth any drive. Definitely one of our favorite spots regardless of what we are in the mood for. Having the casual option of the Hearth as well as the option of kicking up a notch at Zinc makes it an even better destination.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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 (Columbus)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We were very unimpressed. The champagne I ordered was flat, and had to be sent back. They didn't have another bottle so I had to buy a more expensive split. This should've been reduced to the price of the original split. The escargot while tasty was a bit over cooked, as was the steak I ordered. Over not what we expect and not with the money.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on May 16, 2017

If you are a serious foodie you are in for a treat because Zinc brasserie is for serious foodies like me. The stuffed salmon was Deelish as was the Pasta Putanesca and the Boulliabase. It's always a treat eating here cuz you know it will be fine dining well served.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on April 29, 2017

It was great! Little slow service but there was a large table of prom kids so we understood. The duck was stellar!!!

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 (Toledo)·Dined on April 28, 2017

The food was excellent. My wife and I split an order of truffle fries. The truffle flavoring was enough to taste but not overpowering. I had the bouillabaise. It contained shrimp, scallops, calamari, some type of fish (not local) and finger length potatoes. The calamari was cooked perfectly, tender not chewy.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Smaller cozy restaurant and bar with original food, well prepared and pleasantly served. I have a gluten allergy and they were ready to prepare just about anything on the menu to suit. Nice wine list and maybe a bit on the pricey side but a good value. I had a salad of mixed greens, goat cheese, cranberry & walnut , coriander encrusted salmon with fresh veggies. My wife had crab stuffed salmon and we shared a chocolate mousse for desert. I'd recommend it to anyone in the area. It is over 700 miles from home so it is unlikely we'll be back but it was a great experience.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 22, 2017

My wife and I enjoy dining at Zinc Brasserie every month or so. The menu is nicely varied, the preparation always very good, the waitstaff appropriately attentive. I particularly enjoy the lobster bisque although it is served so hot that I have started asking for a small glass of ice to cool it. The duck duo is also a favorite.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Good food . Different items on the menu great presentation

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Waitress was great. Lovely dinner

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 11, 2017

From area but had never been to Zinc... for Anniversary decided to go. Service was very good, our server Taylor L. did a excellent job of helping select the meal and explained what to expect. The Angry Calamari and sauce( was very rewarding for calamari lovers) a great starter , Lobster Bisque was different from the what I'm use to around the Islands, served with a tasty crusty puff dome, this feature sealed the satisfying difference for me, Surf & Turf cooked to perfection and expected of a pricey dish like this, Sesame Salmon was very good as well but would recommend the curry sauce on the side as Taylor suggested (partner not real keen on curry, I thought it was tasty but I like the heavy pepper crust more than her as well), The Ginger Apple Crust dessert was light and plentiful (had coffee with, that was my home run finish). Overall great meal and service.
Dock our boat near by in the summer spending alot of time in the nearby saloons yet would recommend a visit or more to appriciate all that Sandusky has to offer. Thank You

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Service was good and the food was great. I will be going back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2017

I am a regular. I dine here 2 to 3 times a month. Always excellent

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Excellent as always. Would recommend everything on the menu. Can't wait to go back again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on February 14, 2017

My wife and I went to Zinc for Valentines Day and it was a nice place, good ambience. We ordered and my food was good however my wifes swordfish was overdone. They took care of it immediately and brought out a new one very quickly. We enjoyed our meal and the servers we very attentive.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy
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