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About Zinc Restaurant

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.

2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Art Gallery of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1
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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

Cross Street:
99 Street and 102A Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(780) 392-2501

Website:
http://www.zincrestaurant.ca/

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

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.

Executive Chef:
David Omar

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Zinc Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.3

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4.4

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3.9

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on February 7, 2018

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

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 (Edmonton)·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?

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Calgary)·Dined on February 2, 2018

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

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 (Edmonton)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Disabled Access, Vegan, Good for Birthdays
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 (Edmonton)·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.

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Edmonton)·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.

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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 (Edmonton)·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.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Edmonton)·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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Edmonton)·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.

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 (Detroit)·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.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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vip
 (Edmonton)·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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Romantic
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Organic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Edmonton)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fun, Cozy, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Hot Spot, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Casual
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vip
 (Edmonton)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Edmonton)·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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (Edmonton)·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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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 (Edmonton)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Edmonton)·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!

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vip
 (Edmonton)·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.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Tapas
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 28, 2017

beautiful room, nice location, food was disappointing

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Edmonton)·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.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Edmonton)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 17, 2017

the service was what stood out like a shining star for us! We were out for a girls night pre Winspear dinner. The boys serving us were absolutely lovely and delightful and treated us like queens. We would be back in a heartbeat just to see them! Highly recommend Tuesday Tapas! Very reasonable wine list and a fun night out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Tapas
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The atmosphere was beautiful,the service was great and the food was amazing! I would totally recommend Zinc especially for a romantic evening!

Tags: Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Very romantic and fitting spot after going to the Art Gallery .

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Zinc has never really reached the overall quality that it has promised. Somehow it cannot quite make it. It is close - but oh so far.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Zinc offered us a lovely experience - delicious food, excellent service, and a beautiful view of downtown Edmonton!

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Needed to be cleaned floors dusty. Is due for new furniture. Not what I would expect from a high-end restaurant charging the prices they were charging.

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Tapas night Wednesday & Thursday is great

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Chef Omar and his front of house team provided a memorable evening of excellent food, wine and service!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Had a spectacular evening with impeccable service and a fantastic meal. Definitely returning soon!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 3, 2017

A wonderful and bright atmosphere. Great for an afternoon or evening bite. Paired well with art perusing and an evening river valley walk. Service and food were REALLY good.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Late-night Find, Afternoon Tea
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