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Zinc Restaurant - Permanently Closed

4.5
4.5
1052 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary European

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.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary European, International, Fusion / Eclectic

  • 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

  • Phone number

    (780) 392-2501

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Doreen Prei

  • Catering

    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: http://www.zincrestaurant.ca/events-catering

  • Neighborhood

    Edmonton

  • Cross street

    99 Street and 102A Avenue

  • Parking details

    There is meter parking around the Gallery, also a large Imperial Parking lot adjacent to the main doors. The AGA is connected to the Library & City Hall Parkades via the pedway system. Zinc restaurant is walking distance from Edmonton City Centre, Citadel Theatre and Winspear Centre, LRT system is accessible right from the building.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Zinc is open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Closed for Sunday dinner and all day Monday

Mains

  • CrepesCA$22.00

    spinach & ricotta | mushroom | creamy cherry tomato sauce & parmesan

    • Crab & Fennel FrittataCA$24.00

      tomato & arugula salad

      • Gallery Farmer's BreakfastCA$26.00

        fried potatoes & bacon | onions & fresh herbs | two fried free range eggs | butterflied chicken sausage | served with your choice of soup or salad

        • Grilled CheeseCA$23.00

          tomatoes | spinach | fried free range egg | bacon | served with your choice of soup or salad

          • Three Sweet CrepesCA$18.00

            fruit compote

            • French ToastCA$20.00

              chocolate & nut butter stuffed | fruit compote

              Gallery Eggs Benedict

              Green onion scone | two poached free range eggs | hollandaise | served with soup or salad. Choice of:

              • Braised Short Rib | Mushroom RagoutCA$26.00

                • Smoked Salmon | Greens | Fried CapersCA$25.00

                  • Bacon | Avocado | LobsterCA$28.00

                    • Kale | Caramelized Onions | MushroomsCA$22.00

                      Sides

                      • ½ AvocadoCA$4.00

                        • Three Pieces of BaconCA$5.00

                          • SoupCA$6.00

                            • SaladCA$6.00

                              • Fried Potatoes with Onions & Fresh HerbsCA$7.00

                                • Butterflied Chicken SausageCA$8.00

                                  What 1,052 people are saying

                                  Overall ratings and reviews

                                  4.5
                                  4.5 based on recent ratings
                                  • 4.4Food
                                  • 4.4Service
                                  • 4.4Ambience
                                  • 4.1Value

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                                  1. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Edmonton

                                    4 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on March 11, 2020

                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                    Great service. Delicious food.

                                  2. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Edmonton

                                    5 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on March 8, 2020

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    First time back at Zinc since the change in executive chef, and it was great. Serice was impeccable. Menu was very interesting. Since you can't order everything, we'll need to back to try the items we didn't order last night. The table was a perfect size for sharing appizerers (large enough) and conversation (not too large).

                                  3. M

                                    Margaret

                                    Edmonton

                                    2 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on March 7, 2020

                                    overall4food4service5ambience5

                                    The food was delicious, the service impeccable, and the views from the large windows were beautiful. Highly recommend.

                                  4. LS

                                    LoriS

                                    Edmonton

                                    18 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    18 reviews

                                    Dined on March 4, 2020

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Fantastic service, great menu, and delicious lunch - beautifully presented.

                                  5. H

                                    jedH

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 26, 2020

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We enjoyed our dinner. The food was imaginatively displayed, the mix of flavours in the dishes was artistic, and the quality was very high.

                                  6. ZL

                                    ZoeL

                                    Edmonton

                                    11 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    11 reviews

                                    Dined on February 23, 2020

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    This was my first time at Zinc for dinner and my first visit since Doreen Prei joined Zinc as Executive Chef, so expectations were high. The experience did not disappoint. Our server was exceptional and our food was absolutely delicious. My husband ordered the scallops and short ribs and I enjoyed the spaetzle and pan seared duck breast. I'd also recommend the warm bread with truffle butter. Our desserts - honey lavender creme brulee for my husband and banana bread pudding for me -were a wonderful end to our meal. Zinc has a great wine selection as well, and our server was very knowledgeable and was able to offer suggestions. Our one tiny complaint is that our table was in a bit of an awkward spot near the doors so people needed to squeeze between our table and the banquette behind us on their way out. All and all, a fantastic evening. Zinc is one that we will definitely be returning to.

                                  7. YF

                                    YegFoodLovers

                                    Edmonton

                                    36 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    36 reviews

                                    Dined on February 23, 2020

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    Such a lovely place to have a quiet dinner before going to a concert at the Winspear. Food was delicious and we had a very relaxing visit - thank you Zinc!

                                  8. MM

                                    MargaretM

                                    Palm Springs

                                    11 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    11 reviews

                                    Dined on February 19, 2020

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Delicious fare, respectable professional service, lovely room- what more can you ask for. Definitely a keeper.

                                  9. m

                                    matthewt

                                    Edmonton

                                    1 review

                                    2.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 16, 2020

                                    overall2food1service3ambience1

                                    Dinner was average to say the least. For all the hype and the reviews I expected much much more.

                                  10. DS

                                    DebbieS

                                    Vancouver

                                    3 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    3 reviews

                                    Dined on February 16, 2020

                                    overall5food4service5ambience5

                                    Excellent service in a beautiful setting with very good food.

                                  11. TS

                                    TheSaddlebacks

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 15, 2020

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Everything from ambience to window views, from service to food, from background music to complementary viewing of Art Gallery; Zinc proved the most memorable and perfect restaurant to Valentines Day or any day. Thank you Zinc for a most beautiful evening.

                                  12. VS

                                    VanessaS

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 15, 2020

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    The drinks and food were great. This was a set menu but they were able to accommodate my celiac and vegetarian diet. I still had a fantastic meal

                                  13. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Edmonton

                                    5 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on February 15, 2020

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Valentines

                                  14. d

                                    dannyp

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 14, 2020

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Went to zinc on my wife's birthday with both my kids. Let me tell you the service was absolutely amazing. Greeted at the front and brought to my table. The GM Fady came over and introduced himself and asked us if we needed anything that he would look after us. There something about the atmosphere and overall dining experience that is makes this place unique there is nothing like it in edmonton the view of city hall the personal touches in this place can't be beat. I only have one word for the food we ate AMAZING. Thank you Fady for making my experience a 5 star if I could give this place a 10 I would I will be back.

                                  15. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Edmonton

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on February 1, 2020

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Wonderful, enjoyed it, will go back

                                  16. l

                                    leeb

                                    Edmonton

                                    2 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on January 26, 2020

                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                    We found the food was prepared superbly and well presented. We ordered the 6 plated meal c/w wine per plate. If we return we would skip the 6 wines and just get a bottle. Could get arealy nice bottle for 100$!!!!. The wine served with the meals were not of a great quality (not 100$ worth). Overall it was a great experience.

                                  17. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on January 18, 2020

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    It was a great experience, would recommend:)

                                  18. MF

                                    MicF

                                    Edmonton

                                    8 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    8 reviews

                                    Dined on January 17, 2020

                                    overall4food4service3ambience4

                                    Only area for improvement would be for the servers to not rush patrons by clearing the table too quickly.

                                  19. YF

                                    YegFoodLovers

                                    Edmonton

                                    36 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    36 reviews

                                    Dined on January 17, 2020

                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                    Nice, relaxed place to have dinner before going to a concert at the Winspear.

                                  20. JO

                                    JanO

                                    Edmonton

                                    2 reviews

                                    3.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on January 12, 2020

                                    overall3food5service3ambience5

                                    Expensive entrees, adequate service tiny portions.

                                  21. SF

                                    ShaunaF

                                    Edmonton

                                    6 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    6 reviews

                                    Dined on January 5, 2020

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    A great place to stop before a concert downtown. Great food as always by Chef Doreen.

                                  22. g

                                    ggba

                                    Edmonton

                                    5 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    5 reviews

                                    Dined on December 29, 2019

                                    overall4food4service4ambience4

                                    Relaxing and most enjoyable

                                  23. PE

                                    PaulE

                                    Edmonton

                                    2 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on December 22, 2019

                                    overall4food5service3ambience4

                                    Table for 8 great food and we all enjoyed it the cod special was incredible. Two small issues plastic in my daughters meal was a surprise. As the food was served we all had to wait to get our knifes and forks to eat which happened after everybody was served their plates. Wait staff taking orders and drinks were great and on point servers seemed distracted and not attentive as I think they could be. Always will recommend the Zinc great spot excellent food

                                  24. c

                                    capilanogirl

                                    Edmonton

                                    11 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    11 reviews

                                    Dined on December 21, 2019

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Great food and perfect location for dinner before a show downtown. Will definitely be back!

                                  25. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Edmonton

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 21, 2019

                                    overall4food4service4ambience5

                                    Thank you for a lovely evening.

                                  26. LC

                                    LoriC

                                    Edmonton

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 13, 2019

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    There were four of us and we each had different meals. I had the Summer Risotto and it was AMAZING. Everyone else claimed their meals as delicious. Varying portion sizes but all were adequate

                                  27. JB

                                    JeffB

                                    Edmonton

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on December 12, 2019

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    Great food and service. Perfect couples night out.

                                  28. A

                                    Attila

                                    Edmonton

                                    4 reviews

                                    2.0

                                    4 reviews

                                    Dined on December 3, 2019

                                    overall2food1service5ambience4

                                    The new menu is not that good. Many items taken of the older menu were my and my friends favorites. The Stroganoff for example. My meal was very plain and the salad tepid taste at best. Very disappointed. I have eaten there at least a dozen times and this was the worst.

                                  29. RL

                                    RickL

                                    Edmonton

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 30, 2019

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Zinc upholds it's reputation for good food, drink and service. Somewhat sad that there were few people there on a Friday night, because the options were so yummy. We were there for a fortieth anniversary dinner with family and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Somehow we manage a bit of room for desserts and were richly rewarded. We'll be back. The young woman taking care of us was timely and professional with suggestions and service. Thank you.

                                  30. YF

                                    YegFoodLovers

                                    Edmonton

                                    36 reviews

                                    4.0

                                    36 reviews

                                    Dined on November 30, 2019

                                    overall4food4service3ambience3

                                    This is a great place to have dinner before going to a concert at the Winspear - nice and close and relaxed. It was also great to have a quick word with the chef - to tell her how great the meringue dessert was! My husband had the special - which didn't seem to come with anything else, which was a little disappointing but my meal was great. A little more light might cheer things up a bit.

                                  31. B

                                    Bruce

                                    Edmonton

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 30, 2019

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    ESO Concert

                                  32. D

                                    Dani

                                    Edmonton

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 23, 2019

                                    overall4food5service4ambience4

                                    The food was fantastic! The downside for me was that I had not even sat down yet when the server asked if I’d like a glass of sparkling water. I said yes, without much thought to it. He then brought out a large bottle of sparkling water, poured a glass for me and left the remaining water at the table, and of course on it was on our bill. I would not have said yes if I realized it was an entire bottle. This seems to be a backhanded way of upsizing the bill and I don’t appreciate it. Otherwise, the experience was lovely.

                                  33. H

                                    Happymom

                                    Edmonton

                                    20 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    20 reviews

                                    Dined on November 21, 2019

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    We enjoyed amazing food and service at Zinc! Our server was attentive and helpful with ideas for both menu options and wine choices.

                                  34. AL

                                    AtilanoL

                                    Edmonton

                                    29 reviews

                                    vip
                                    5.0

                                    29 reviews

                                    Dined on November 17, 2019

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    My daughter and I had a great dinner at this restaurant except one of the two ladies seated next to our table was speaking unnecessarily loudly and the entire restaurant could hear her! Very unpleasant!!!

                                  35. TO

                                    TomO

                                    Edmonton

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 15, 2019

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Awesome food as always with Doreen and her team. So much care taken to ensure it was a very enjoyable meal. My guest was very impressed with the meal and service.

                                  36. TO

                                    TiredOfMediocrity

                                    Edmonton

                                    1 review

                                    3.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on November 10, 2019

                                    overall3food4service3ambience3

                                    Food was quite good, but not enough veg/garnish accompanying the protein. For the prices charged, the portions were on the small side.

                                  37. RP

                                    RickP

                                    1 review

                                    5.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on October 25, 2019

                                    overall5food5service5ambience4

                                    The food was excellent and being in a wheelchair they were able to accommodate me by giving us a table with no Center Post. The food was excellent and the waitress was friendly and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

                                  38. t

                                    taniar

                                    1 review

                                    4.0

                                    1 review

                                    Dined on October 20, 2019

                                    overall4food4service4ambience3

                                    loved the food however they can really improve on quantity.. it was too little given the price we paid .

                                  39. OT

                                    OpenTable Diner

                                    Edmonton

                                    2 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    2 reviews

                                    Dined on October 20, 2019

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Such an amazing meal from start to finish! The staff were so wonderful and the chef came an chatted. A very memorable evening and we will be back 💗

                                  40. KY

                                    KristaY

                                    Edmonton

                                    10 reviews

                                    5.0

                                    10 reviews

                                    Dined on October 18, 2019

                                    overall5food5service5ambience5

                                    Soooooooooooooooo delicious!!! Chef Doreen Prye is amazing! Portion sizes shocked me! In the best way!!!!!! Wait staff couldn’t have been better!

                                  FAQs

                                  Zinc Restaurant - Permanently Closed is rated 4.5 stars by 1052 OpenTable diners.

                                  Permanently Closed

                                  This restaurant is permanently closed.

                                  Additional information

                                  • Cross street

                                    99 Street and 102A Avenue

                                  • Neighborhood

                                    Edmonton

                                  • 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

                                  • Cuisines

                                    Contemporary European, International, Fusion / Eclectic

                                  • Dining style

                                    Casual Elegant

                                  • Dress code

                                    Smart Casual

                                  • Parking details

                                    There is meter parking around the Gallery, also a large Imperial Parking lot adjacent to the main doors. The AGA is connected to the Library & City Hall Parkades via the pedway system. Zinc restaurant is walking distance from Edmonton City Centre, Citadel Theatre and Winspear Centre, LRT system is accessible right from the building.

                                  • Payment options

                                    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                  • Executive chef

                                    Doreen Prei

                                  • Additional

                                    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                  • Phone number

                                    (780) 392-2501

                                  • Catering

                                    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: http://www.zincrestaurant.ca/events-catering

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