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Zinc Restaurant

879 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary European
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  • Creative Cuisine
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Canada"s Best New Restaurants of 2010; Zinc has been named one of Canada's Best New Restaurants of 2010

Located in the Art Gallery of Alberta in downtown Edmonton, Zinc offers a relaxed fine dining experience inspired by simple elegance and served in stunning surroundings. Zinc menu focuses on fresh Alberta ingredients fused with local artisan food products.

Intimate dinners, group celebrations, casual lunches or the simple enjoyment of a glass of wine become inspired at Zinc.

Zinc is open for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Our menus change seasonally and include dishes inspired by featured art exhibitions.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Contemporary European, International, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Monday Closed

Tuesday & Wednesday Lunch 11 am to 2:30 pm
Dinner seatings between 5 pm and 9 pm

Thursday & Friday Lunch 11 am to 2:30 pm
Dinner seatings between 5 pm and 10 pm

Saturday Brunch 11 am to 2:30 pm
Dinner seatings between 5 pm and 10 pm

Sunday Brunch 11 am to 2 pm
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Phone number
(780) 392-2501
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
David Omar
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Experiencing inspired works of art takes on a whole new meaning with Zinc Catering at the Art Gallery of Alberta. Whether you choose from one of our restaurant-inspired menus, request a themed menu based on a current exhibition or create your own customized selection, you and your guests will enjoy an incredible culinary experience! For more information on hosting an event at Zinc or in one of the magnificent rentable spaces at the Art Gallery, please visit:
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Cross street
99 Street and 102A Avenue
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Parking details
There is ample meter parking around the Gallery. There is also a large Imperial Parking lot adjacent to the main doors as well as the Library and City Hall Parkades. The Art Gallery of Alberta is connected to the Library Parkade via the downtown pedway system. Zinc restaurant is walking distance from Edmonton City Centre, the Citadel Theatre and the Winspear Centre. The Edmonton LRT system is also accessible right from the building.
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 879 People Are Saying
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5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Lovely location.
Fantastic food!
Great atmosphere.
There is no downside to anything (food, service, etc) here. Absolutely fantastic.
Convenient location.

OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Beautiful looking restaurant, with the Edmonton Art Gallery behind it, and the city plaza with skating under Christmas lights, just across the street - all easy to see through the 15 foot floor to ceiling glass. Inside, the tables are spread out nicely to allow for conversation, whether for business or romance. And we quite liked the focused but adequately diverse menu. The tapas allowed us to sample everything from a grilled Caesar to Swedish meatballs. Yummy dessert. Kind host and attentive waiter.

JaneM (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food and very good service. Not noisy so it was excellent for conversation

Audi2010 (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Food was beyond great. Service was impeccable. Great ambiance.

Deleais (Edmonton)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Zinc was ok. Food really good! White wine served waaay too cold. Had to remind to include the bread that was included with olives. Bread fantastic.
Too much obsequious "How is it" throughout meal by various staff. Very nice touch servers going around with wine bottles offering top ups! Lovely waitress we had!
Cluttered entrance. Interior lighting gets creepy when outside light fades. Dark blue paint too dark, very black hole. Art gallery, eh?

sadtosay (Calgary)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great service. Nice setting. Appetizers were good. Protein was well executed. Rest was just ok.

BasilM (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Had another lovely visit in Zinc! The service is always excellent but we really enjoyed the new menu this time around.

YEGer (Edmonton)
3.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

The bagel for the grilled bagel and lox was really bready, definitely no care given to finding a quality bagel or even toasting it really. Salad was very bland with flavourless dressing. Fried kale on top of bagel was good.

vipBob2bob (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

As always the food was great. They find a way to make common things with a twist.

jackngaildine (Edmonton)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Once again Zinc provided a first class dining experience at fair price. The food, as in the past, was full of flavour and wonderful combinations. Did not order a bottle of wine, the glass pour was excellent quality. Service was excellent. Still one of our favourite restaurants in a City full of great eateries.

OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Zinc was able to accommodate a last minute reservation on a Saturday night. Service was excellent and the food and drinks were great. Half price martinis made for a great night!

OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

My sister and I brought my mom here on a Sunday morning (December 31st) for her birthday. We had made a reservation, but that appears to be unnecessary as we were the only people in the restaurant. The food was amazing. I was the only one who got the three course brunch; the cheese plate appetizer was big enough to share and I'm glad I was able to. Despite being the only table in the place, the service was mediocre, we had to flag down the waiter a couple of times and two of us got our meals way before the last one came out.

RobM (Edmonton)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

We enjoyed a Saturday Brunch at Zinc. It is located close to the Winspear where we were going to attend at concert. The menu was creative and the food tasted great. The service was good and it was pleasant to to be able to carry on a conversation without shouting.

OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
3.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Mushroom soup was dull and tasted little of mushrooms. Salad was comprised of butter lettuce with dried cranberries and dried apricots in an under-seasoned vinaigrette. Overall, dull, uninteresting food. Wine and service were good.

OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Zinc has recently expanded its tapas menu across the week - the concept works well with the choices ranging from appetizers to mains. As a family/friends group we ordered tapas to share a few weeks ago, and as a couple ordered tapas before a performance at the Citadel this week. Some of the dishes carried over, some were new. The beet salad and Icelandic cod were quite good and the beef wellington was very beefy. The flight of ports of different ages was a treat for dessert.
Service is impeccable.

vipSharonYEG (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Chef Omar outdid himself yet again with a wonderful tasting menu: 6 courses plus an amuse bouche and a sorbet, featuring duck, pork belly, tenderloin, salmon pyrogies and golden beets. Service was superb with Fadi paying close attention to our needs. Always a wonderful evening!

Ence (Edmonton)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2017

As always, everything is fantastic. Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Stan (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Stunning setting, good food nicely prepared and presented, excellent service.

showboy (Edmonton)
4.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

Probably the 6th time I've eaten here this year, food is always enjoyable, views onto Churchill Square and City Hall fantastic, don't need to visit the spectacular Art Gallery to dine here tho one should!

Service has always been hit and miss, even when room is empty. Still, a good choice downtown that many still don't think about, particularly on Sundays for their set brunch menu. Benedicts are excellent, especially the salmon or short rib. Coffee is hot, desserts seasonal n tasty, price is decent.

vipHprunner (Edmonton)
2.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

When we arrived we told the waitress we had tickets to the show. After we got our wine, she disappeared. After 30 minutes, we finally had to flag someone else down. No time for appetizers or dessert. Kinda of glad because the main dishes we did order were just average and not worth the price. They did comp the wine for the slow service.

OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Appreciated that they found a gluten free dessert option for me.

High end price point - especially $7 for sparkling water when still water wasn't offered as a free alternative!! Two bottles of water cost as much as an appetizer!

Lovely night scape from our window seats but it was also cool by the window wall. Would be perfect as long as you wear a warm outfit.

JB12 (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on November 29, 2017

I don’t usually leave reviews but Zinc was amazing. One of the only restaurants in Edmonton that reminded me of the restraurants I used to go to in Vancouver. Beautiful atmosphere and great food!

OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
2.0  Dined on November 17, 2017

The salmon was as if it was not fresh and completely dry with no flavour. My son in law had the lamb which needed to be returned. Two people agreed that the burglar was fantastic. We wanted a fancy classy restaurant, unfortunately we had a rock concert next to us so made it more challenging to have a conversation. Nice space.

OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on November 10, 2017

Amazing! Always delivers! This is a great place to meet a friend, do business or to celebrate a special occasion. Thanks again for the wonderful service and meal. wonderful memories!

vipOpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

The service was absolutely great, but we felt the food was hit and miss. Appies were very good we had the Yorkshire and croquettes. We were slightly disappointed with our beef entree as the beef did not taste fresh at all and I couldn’t finish it. All in all the menu appealed to us and we’re not sure if we would be back.

OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
4.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

My partner and I were impressed by the service, great wine, food, and service. We’all be returning.

dmac (Edmonton)
2.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

beautiful room, nice location, food was disappointing

OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
3.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

The ambiance and design was very good. The service was OK. Our server never returned to fill our wine or water. She came by when we were nearly finished to ask how our food was. Which we order the lamb and Salmon. The lamb was a little tough and dry and the salmon was definetly overcooked. All of the vegetables were delicous. We were hoping to come back and do the chefs flight when we had more time, but after our food and service experience I will pass.

OpenTable Diner (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Wasn't to sure walking into there, booked based on others reviews, initial impression is a little cold and empty. HOWEVER, we had excellent warm hearted service, very very good food, and nice background music that didn't interfere with our conversations. By the end of our meal we actually came to enjoy the emptyness, it made the meal feel more special and unique in a very good way.

John01 (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent place for lunch in the best location. Not just for fancy dinners. Great food. Great price and value.