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Zinc Restaurant

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908 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Contemporary European
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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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Cuisines
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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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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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.
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Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 908 People Are Saying
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4.3
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

A perfect place for an old friend and I to relax, chat and eat good food. We indulged in the three course brunch and were never rushed and loved it all. All dishes were good and service was attentive but not overpowering. The restaurant was not busy so we stretched our meal out over three hours. It seemed the other patrons did as well so if you want a long, lazy meal, I'd recommend the brunch!

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The service, and it cannot be on the shoulders of the server, but rather the kitchen, was very slow. We waited 45 minutes for 2 grilled cheese sandwiches and a club house. The restaurant was not at all busy, 2 or 3 other tables in addition to ours and no large parties. The waitress had to ask if there was any Chardonnay. There was but how the heck does a bar potentially run out of Chardonnay? There was no one at the front desk to immediately seat us when we arrived, there appeared to be only two staff on, the host and one waitress. The waitress took our drink order and the host took our food order. This was on a Friday which the expectation would have been to be a busy lunch day. Luckily it was not yet the service, getting our food, was very slow. I recommended the restaurant based on my other times there, I have been there for lunch and drinks at the bar many, many times and this was very unexpected and surprising. Hopefully just an off day. The food was ok but not nearly as good as other experiences.

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The food was very good, but it was a quite confusing menu.

My wife order what she thought was chicken with a side of pasta (being described on the menu as "smoked chicken"), but it turned out to be effectively a Fettucine Alfredo with a small amount of chicken. She was disappointed, which was unfortunate, as we were there to celebrate her getting a new job.

The food itself was good, but it was frustrating that we didn't get what we thought we ordered.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

It was a very satisfying prelude to going to the Art Gallery. My friend and I could easily hear each other, so the conversation time was relaxing. We loved the presentation of the food - almost afraid to destroy the art work, by eating it! What a great way to spend a Saturday early afternoon: nourishing the body, calming the mind, and then taking in the Art Gallery displays!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

This was my second visit. The food and service was amazing. I will go back , and hopefully soon.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Knowing that my husband, daughter, and I were going to be visiting the Art Gallery of Alberta to see the Peter von Tiesenhausin, Undaunted, and Townsend displays shortly after 4 pm, we decided to keep things simple and have dinner at Zinc which, of course, is located in the AGA. I made reservations for 6 pm. We were done viewing early, so showed up at Zinc at 5:30. The place wasn't busy and we were seated as soon as the server saw us. The service was excellent - attentive but not obtrusive and the food was delicious. My husband had the salmon, I had the chicken with pasta, and our daughter - being a vegetarian - had the vegan ( fried tofu, red curry, coconut cream, spiced lentil & sweet potato, organic red quinoa tabbouleh with a spicy tomato sauce). My husband & I were pleased with our meals (I had planned on bringing half of mine home, but it was so good I ate the whole thing!), but unfortunately our daughter didn't care for hers. She said it was well prepared, but just a matter of personal taste that she didn't really like hers - so, no reflection on the restaurant. Overall, we enjoyed our meal at Zinc and would recommend it to anyone looking for a delicious, reasonably priced, and convenient end to wandering around the AGA.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Best and quietest brunch I have had in a long time....our server was EXCELLENT...

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Delicious food and lovely service on a quiet Saturday morning.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

As always the food and service was acceptional! Zinc is becoming our favorite downtown dining location. The venue is great for so many occasions.

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1.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This was our most horrible food experience in any restaurant in Edmonton... I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to my worst enemy... We had a special beef wellington special which was absolutely disgusting, if we wanted tasteless food we know where to go... we will never eat here again!!

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We went on dated night to Zinc during the Dine Around Town event. This is one of those close - but not quite experiences. There were flashes of bold creativeness and other things that should just not have been served.

The starter lentil soup was exceptional, rich and spicy. A very promising start in a beautiful location. The deconstructed shrimp cocktail was playful and fun. Not adventurous but definitely a hit.

The Beef Wellington came next and dinner went off the rails badly. This should not have been served in a college dorm kitchen. Cold mushrooms, a piece of grey something (might have been beef or pork) wrapped in a soggy pastry with a light brown soup. Dine Around Time taxes every chef so don't offer this thing if it can not be done properly. The chef is afterall in charge of the expierence. We felt sorry for the exceptional servers who had to present this dish.

We will come back and try Zinc again because of the first two courses - but will avoid Beef Wellington. Expected more from Zinc given its pedigree.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

It was a great place to be!

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very disappointing the beef wellington was over cooked and in what seemed like a pie crust instead of a puff pastry. The prawns were actually medium sized shrimp and the salad was warm and wilted. Service was unfriendly and the servers seemed uninterested at best. We had to request a coffee after dinner as we were not offered.
I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant!

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Enjoyed Downtown Dining week here today at lunch.
Meal was very good and service was prompt.
Really enjoyed the meal today.

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4.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Funky and good, just the way we like it

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

First time here downtown dining week seemed to have them a little busy our server was a bit elusive didn’t see another server and hosts were delivering our food ... wine needed to be poured and nobody ever asked about our meal ..little things that would bring us back for sure ... food was very good ...

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Food was good and nicely presented. Unfortunately the beef Wellington was undercooked (the pastry) and was the special for the evening.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Nice setting with a good view of the city streets and passers by. Great service and good food.

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3.0Dined on March 14, 2018

We ate at Zinc during the Downtown Dining week. To be honest, it was fairly disappointing. We were only allowed to order from a set menu (although the server then told us she would let us just order part of the set meals, since we felt it was too much food). The regular menu was not available. I need to have a gluten free meal, but was very limited in what was available. I had asked if I could have a salad and a cup of soup, but was told I could only have full meal size for both the salad and the soup, so just had the soup. Even when it came to paying, we were told that they don't have a mobile device so we had to go to the counter.

The food was fine, the restaurant itself is a great location and setting, and the waitress was polite. It was all a bit precious though. I won't be in a rush to go back, and neither will my dinner guest.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

My friend and I chose Zinc because it is close to the Winspear Concert Hall, and we were going on to the symphony. The staff did an excellent job of making sure we would have a great dining experience and getting us to the concert on time. The food was delicious!

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Soup was delicious, salad presentation was very creative, but main dish was underwhelming - beef was a bit tough. Server wasn’t overly friendly, but service itself was good.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Enjoyed dinner before theatre.

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Our second visit and it lived up to the first... such nice food and humane portion-sizes and gentle, competent hospitality. We may become regulars!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

This was our first time at Zinc and the food was amazing - delicious! The server was super pleasant as well! We’ll definitely come again to try yet more food!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

It was an amazing brunch! Liane was amazing and attentive. The food was exceptional too for the price we paid! It has a nice ambience but it didn't make our wallet go bankrupt! Hahaha would definitely go back to bring bae!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

The service was well timed and very friendly. For appetizers: duck confit spring rolls were good, but the white wine marinated crab & caramelized onion stuffed artichoke hearts were amazing. For dinner: the smoked chicken and homemade pasta, as well as the Coho salmon with truffled potato croquettes topped with wild boar were super tasty. The best thing to end the night was the best Spanish coffee I’ve ever had paired with their banana bread pudding, it was stupendous!! We will definitely go back for another special occasion.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Excellent location, facility, ambience, service, food. Love the varied options and choice of choosing item by item. Our servers were attentive, professional and friendly. The food I chose was absolutely amazing and the combination of flavors was delightful.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Great food and great service I love the view and Fady the manager was very professional

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4.0Dined on February 11, 2018

Good food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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?

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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!

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