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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

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

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4.0

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Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

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Scenic View (5)
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Notable Wine List (4)
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 (Edmonton)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Edmonton)·Dined on December 8, 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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·Dined on December 2, 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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·Dined on November 30, 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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·Dined on November 18, 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 11, 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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 (Edmonton)·Dined on November 4, 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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·Dined on November 3, 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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·Dined on October 29, 2017

beautiful room, nice location, food was disappointing

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on October 29, 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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·Dined on October 22, 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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·Dined on October 15, 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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·Dined on October 11, 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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·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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 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Tapas night Wednesday & Thursday is great

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on September 16, 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 10, 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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·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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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Quantity portions could have been more per order other than that it was a great night

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Vegan
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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Chef David provided another memorable dining experience. It was our anniversary and from start to finish it was spectacular. We ordered the 6 course tasting menu but after a few courses, chef asked if we were interested in "testing" a few new dishes and of course we had to help out! Everything was delicious and beautifully presented. Highlights were the lamb, petit filet and fresh ricotta dessert. The Maître D was very helpful and offered us a glass of prosecco to celebrate!

There's a reason this is our favourite restaurant!! Thank you for making our day so special!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Had a great lunch date there. Lots of people watching and enjoyed the atmosphere. The restaurant is not huge, which means it's not too loud. Food was tasty. Would go again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

The lamb sandwich and prawn appetizers had great flavours. For the lamb sandwich, they forgot to remove two pieces of bone. They were nice to remove that from my bill. I also was underwhelmed by the flavor of the salmon. The host was gracious and I appreciate his courtesy.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Loved the tasty Martinis, the fantastic food and great service. Everything was perfect and the downtown location next to the fountain at Edmonton City Hall was also delightful.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Decided to book last minute for brunch. Had the Lobster Tail Eggs Benedict and was not disappointed. We arrived close to closing time for their Saturday brunch but the server was very friendly and accommodating and never made us feel rushed. A great spot for weekend brunch!

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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food quality mixed. Some parts of main dishes outstanding but the meat was overcooked. Service was just okay. Overall overpriced for the quality recieved. Not as good of experience as should be expected in a place like this.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Calgary)·Dined on July 26, 2017

We tested the Grilled Romaine with Chicken and the Vegan dish. Both were tasty. Our server Dustin did a good job. Lovely ambiance. Only downside is one toilet/bathroom each for ladies and men, so you end up standing and waiting in a lineup by the bar, which is awkward in a classy lounge.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere and was pleasantly quiet for a business lunch. There was very good service although at times did seem like they could use an extra serving staff member. It was surprising that they did not have a wireless credit card payment system in this day and age. The food was good but nothing about my meal was particularly outstanding. I had a salad with chicken and the difficult thing was that it was piled high on a small plate making it challenging to fold or cut the salad and eat in any way gracefully. This would simply be fixed by having a larger plate to prevent the salad from spilling over when trying to eat.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We got married at Zinc restaurant, chef DavidOmar is wonderful. He made our guests feel special with his wonderful food on our special day. We come here every year to celebrate our anniversary we love it there thanks for everything.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Our dining experience was amazing. Food was delicious and very presentable. I had the lamb and my wife had the Wellington. Both very appetizing. Also tried the Cured duck salad as the starter which was something I've never seen at other restaurants and pleasantly surprised us. Soon to be back, food and service was great. Had a perfect view of Churchill square during our stay.

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 29, 2017

We had ordered the 6 course chef's choice...croqettes, salad & soup...then 3 entrees. The lamb was a bit overdone so chewy. The breadded haddock was dry and bland. The onion salsa was okay but the mandarin orange and fish just didn't go together. The short ribs with scalloped potato was the best of the 3 but we wete so full we had to pack it up for home! The dessert was a custard and cake confection...tasty but a bot heavy after the previous 6 courses. Would have preferred something much lighter. All in all, a bit disappointing for the price we paid. However I would go back to try something from the regular menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 27, 2017

A hidden gem inside the Art Gallery. We had never been and were very impressed. Its a great location, with excellent service and food. Definitely worth seeking out.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 21, 2017

AMAZING.
Went for dinner, 3 app's, the Boar, the escargot, the perogies, all amazing.
Beef Wellington, OMG, to die for.
The Lamb, done to perfection.
Staff were very knowledge able and friendly.
Although for the price, the host at front desk should wear socks with shoes, and the
waiters could look higher end, but they both made up for it in service.
Go on Tuesday or Wednesday and the Edmonton Art Gallery is free those days so
awesome to do dinner either before or after.
Go hungry because you'll want to try it all.
Enjoy, we will be back.
cheers Rachelle V.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Tapas, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I took my Dad here for Father's Day. We both had the 3 course brunch. He had the fruit followed by the crab frittata and the house desert. I had the cheese selection followed by the lobster benny with the house desert.

The food is as good as you will get in London or New York. The servings aren't designed to leave you stuffed but that is par for a restaurant of this calibre. The hot chocolate which is 1/3 of the house desert is worth the trip alone.

I will definitely be coming back to try the main menu items.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Fabulous 3 course brunch! Everything was seasoned and cooked to perfection, the pairings were well thought out. Service was impeccable, never rushed and never pestered, every need anticipated. An incredible gem downtown!

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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Attentive service. Beautifully presented, thoughtfully prepared and delicious food. Made for a memorable anniversary dinner!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The food was good
Service for main course a bit slow
Salad came so fast we expected main course with less lag time...were en route to a concert

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups
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