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Zinc Restaurant

49 reviews
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$30 and under
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Zinc Restaurant is a fine dining and private events restaurant. It is a modern American grill that offers a range of dishes from burgers and delectable ribs to specialties such as chicken, flatbread and salmon. The modern cuisine is offered at affordable prices. The ingredients are locally sourced and the chefs make sure that the food is environmentally safe in addition to being delicious.

The Zinc Restaurant also offers an extensive wine list to its diners. There is a back room with a fine dining ambiance and a corporate feel to it that can be booked for private events. The restaurant also offers catering services. Zinc Restaurant is now closed.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - Close
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Phone number
(208) 727-1800
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Everything from small dinner parties to large weddings.
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Cross street
Sun Valley Road
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Parking details
Parking is adjacent to the restaurant. There is heating outdoor parking for winter guests.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Overall ratings and reviews
3.9  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

Server wasn't very knowledgeable about the bar... which is totally fine. But her response was "I'd have to ask..." (a bartender) and then didn't. Lazy with a big smile. The ribs were absolutely delicious. The salmon was really fishy.

vipBryan (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 19, 2015

Went during opening night, the service was very good, a lot of eager to please hosts and hostess's the wine we had, was very good, the pasta with seafood was a good choice,

randp (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on September 17, 2015

Nice selection from the menu with great specials.
Great service and nice atmosphere.

SCOTT (Boise)
5.0  Dined on September 5, 2015

We had a party of eight on a holiday weekend, and everyone enjoyed their meal.

Teresa (Boise)
4.0  Dined on August 18, 2015

Had a great experience at Zinc this past weekend. The service was fantastic - genuinely friendly and attentive without being intrusive. The food was tasty and creative. Our favorite was the trout with lemon curd appetizer - perfect with our rose! We also ordered a couple flatbreads and a burger--satisfying but not over-filling (perfect for a hot summer night). We enjoyed the outdoor deck/patio seating and - at no fault of the restaurant - the only downside was the smoky air from all the recent wildfires. I hope Zinc is very successful; its a great new addition to the Ketchum food scene.

OpenTable Diner (Boise)
4.0  Dined on August 8, 2015

Our server was quite nice and very helpful. What she knew she shared and what she didn't know she didn't try to "make up". Like most beer lists, it was quite IPA heavy, but good. The wine list looked nice and was as reasonable as one could expect. The food was done well, just as the menu describes.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on August 7, 2015

We had been to zinc last year and enjoyed it so much we went back Friday. It did not disappoint!
The service was friendly and informative and the food was good and innovative.

vipJACKL (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on July 24, 2015

Consistently good every time. The garden salad with green goddess dressing is wonderful. Good size portions also. Crab cakes very good. Wild king salmon fresh and good. Great wines, reasonably priced, and great draft beers. Great bar, with good TV if that is your thing. Limited desserts. Family owned and operated. Great service.

Have eaten there several times this year and never had a bad meal. Menu somewhat limited for entrees, but all are good, for us the selection was fine.

vipMarieM (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2015

We enjoyed Zinc back during the winter, eating heartier entres (chicken and the Zinc burger) but in July we chose from the summer specials - fresh gazpacho appetizer and halibut main course. Our server recommended the halibut and it was exceptional - perfectly cooked and seasoned, and an ample portion. Zinc has a nice and varied wine list and friendly and efficient service. We will definitely be back.

Loulou (Boise)
4.0  Dined on July 2, 2015

We had the veggie salad and the salmon. Both were some of the best I have ever had. We sat outside, and it was quiet there. I don't know what it would be like inside on a busy evening. The rose wine was excellent, and our server was friendly and prompt. We had a peach cobbler for dessert, and that was also excellent. Lots of peaches, not over-doughy like some I've had. Overall, I would highly recommend this as a little spot to go for a nice dinner. Not pretentious, just simple and good.

Idahosnowgirl (Boise)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2015

Incredible service and food. We started out with the Avocado flat bread. We both loved it - the radishes were a perfect compliment to the avocado. I had the salmon with steamed clams and my husband had the ribs. The sauce on the ribs was just the right amount of sweet and the meet just fell off the bone. The salmon and clams were also very tasty. Comfortable atmosphere, we will be back next time we are in Sun Valley.

Patty (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on June 1, 2015

Dined at Zinc on a slow weeknight. Service was attentive. Smoked trout appetizer was generous with a great lemon jam. Hamburger with fries was very good, especially the fries. Very generous portion of salmon with clams and snow peas. Salmon was very good, clams were tender and very flavorful, even the snow peas were delicious. There was only one type of dessert and it was undercooked and not at all inspiring. Overall a good meal.

OpenTable Diner (Salt Lake City)
3.0  Dined on March 28, 2015

This resteraunt is advertised as steaks,chops,and vegetarian dishes-not one steak or chop on the menu!!! They definitely need to change their ad

Tomh (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 21, 2015

Very friendly accommodating staff. Great food!

vipNoBe (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on February 19, 2015

A dinner salad would be a great addition but the food is always good

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2015

I went with some friends, and we all ordered something different so we could share...the ham and cheese fritters were to die for as was the pumpkin soup. I had barbecued ribs with huckleberry barbecue sauce...excellent, and the Zinc burger is over the top!

vipjrobbierob (Austin)
3.0  Dined on December 24, 2014

Had the cheese and bacon fritter appetizer, which was pretty solid though a bit salty. My main entree was the chicken pot pie - the rosemary crust was a pleasant surprise and quite good but the main ingredient was the potato and those were a bit undercooked. For dessert my table tried a pear crumble and the pear was also undercooked! Good ideas, execution was a little lacking.

vipSam5 (Salt Lake City)
2.0  Dined on December 23, 2014

Having been seated next to the food station we watched and listened when the one burger was announced with "no cheese" and then proceeded to sit there for over 10 minutes. When it finally arrived with the other orders, both the fries and the burger were cold. Nice waitress said she would send it back to have it be delivered hot. When it returned it was overdone and dry like the cook just replaced it with an old burger sitting on the grill for awhile. The restaurant was nice to comp that meal. Pumpkin soup was thin and overly spiced with cloves and/or nutmeg. Ribs were tender but pretty tasteless.

KatS (Salt Lake City)
1.0  Dined on December 22, 2014

We left 15 minutes after we were seated because no one ever came to the table to offer us a beverage or take our order. When we told the hostess why we were leaving she just said "okay," without any apology. Terrible customer service.

vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
3.0  Dined on December 22, 2014

Very nice people, but don't quite have it down. Although the food was good, the menu was very limited. My husband won't go back.

vipApsaraDude (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 21, 2014

Zinc is relatively new in Sun Valley and keeps getting better each time we go. The best snacks were the fries and the mushroom bruschetta. Risotto balls were a little too salty. For main courses, we had the ribs, which fell off the bone and were scrumptious, the burger, which was outstanding, and the salmon, which also got rave reviews.

Babs (Boise)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2014

The service was great and the menu was diverse enough for just about anyone. It did remind me of another restaurant in town though, so a little more uniqueness definitely wouldn't hurt. The food was delicious and prepared well, and the timing was done in a relaxed style. I'm looking forward to going back.

vipMarmy (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on December 20, 2014

Some of the BEST ribs I've had. Great fries and wine list too.

supperhunter (Boise)
3.0  Dined on October 21, 2014

Ribs were outstanding. good beer and wine list, but way too much noise. was was advised of this and to avoid the dinning room. we set in the bar on a slow night with only one other table but still way too much noise

luckysalt (Boise)
3.0  Dined on October 12, 2014

Delicious food, good service, nice ambiance. Fireplace room and bar great, big dining room a bit noisy. Would definitely go back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Boise)
2.0  Dined on October 11, 2014

A REALLY loud group in the bar made our dining experience somewhat uncomfortable. This was our third visit and I will think twice before I go back again. Between the loud group and a couple of problems with food served to us, I just might have to go elsewhere.

vipplainfaire (Boise)
1.0  Dined on October 3, 2014

While the new space has been redefined and refined and the service was friendly, we found the food almost inedible.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on October 1, 2014

It has nothing but hard surfaces.
Even on an empty night the noise was not acceptable. Food was tasteless and rare meat came raw.
Management did not introduce himself until stopped with a question.
I'd say the place is cold.
Better as a bar than a food place. Totally not comfortable, cozy or inviting.

svmd (Boise)
5.0  Dined on September 13, 2014

A fabulous new Ketchum find. Food was great, very well prepared, and delicious. Loves the ribs- huge portion with lots and lots of meat. The chop salad was great, and tried bites of the pot pie and meatloaf which were also tasty. Will definitely come back, will be the perfect stop apres ski, as the portions are hearty and filling.

Discerning (Kansas City)
2.0  Dined on September 4, 2014

Zinc is a hard restaurant; hard surfaces, noise levels, grey & black server uniforms and a hard menu to cuddle up to.The noise level from the dining room overwhelms and it isn't coming from the welcoming murmurs of conversation and clinking glasses of happy and relaxed diners. It is a cacophony of noise ricocheting from hard metal surfaces and wait staff chatting loudly among themselves. The bar is noisier still. The "comfort food" on the menu isnt. The trout, an Idaho specialty, was simply ordinary and the lamb undistinguished. We liked the fries.Who doesn't like fries? Two items on the menu were not available that evening. With many excellent restaurants in Ketchum to choose from, I would slink past Zinc.