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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.
Art Gallery of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1
Contemporary European, International, Fusion / Eclectic
Hours of Operation:
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
99 Street and 102A Avenue
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pretty disappointing food. Restaurant was basically empty on a Friday at lunch. I think I can guess why, overpriced mediocre food. Time to hire a new chef. I had the soup of the day, crab and corn, which was a watery gray color and flavourless. The chicken on my sandwich was in dry pellets, something I've never seen before. I couldn't get much of either down. The server offered me a free dessert which I declined. I enjoyed my glass of Chardonnay and the large windows looking onto Churchill Square. I was only charged for the wine after I suggested the chef not repeat that soup.
Made the reservation for a special occasion weeks before and was informed the night before that the restaurant would be themed in conjunction with a performance at the ESO. I thought this was great as we were going to the ESO that night.
Arrived at our reservation time to find the restaurant laid out in long communal tables and everyone finishing their buffet meals. We were seated in the middle of a large table between two large groups and were the only ones eating -- we weren't informed that it would be a buffet style dinner, nor that the restaurant was seating an hour before we arrived hence the two of us being the only two eating dinner in the restaurant.
The buffet itself, while cute in naming the food as part of the theme, was just awful. Bland meatballs, flavourless chicken, dry and chewy ribs. The mini-Shepard's pie fillings were tasty, but the store-bought shells were raw and uncooked.
The deserts again were cute, but were the quality of a Pinterest inspired child's birthday party. Store bought Oreo cookies with Hershey's kisses, for example. There was a nice pumpkin pastry and dipped chocolate pretzel sticks, but generally the overall quality of the meal was just very disappointing for the $45 per person fee (something else we weren't informed of the day before in the courtesy phone call).
On the bright side, the drinks were very good and creative.
Meal came to $140 with tax, tip, and two cocktails. We had hoped for a drawn out, relaxing, enjoyable multi-course meal for a special occasion but ate quickly and left to wander around downtown rather than spend more time in the restaurant before our show.
I understand it was a buffet and we were technically an hour 'late', but still the served food is indicative of the quality of food served on an a la carte menu, so we will not return and have been staving friends and family off of the restaurant as well for much better options.
It was a fun and creative idea, just very poorly executed.
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