We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 497 New Haven Restaurants


964 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2515
(203) 624-0507
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Ranked #4 of 497 Restaurants in New Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $35
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between College and Temple Streets
Write a Review

154 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I went with another guest to Zinc for my birthday, and boy was it amazing!! Even though we didn't have a reservation, the hostess squeezed us in; I like that. I ordered the hanger steak, cooked exactly to my order. My guest had the price fixe, which included a salad, lobster risotto and dessert. We had no wine or beverages,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greenlawn, New York
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This had to be one of the finest meals I have had in a very long time. The service and food were superb. The duck nachos and lettuce wraps were shared by the four of us, and that was a good idea. The portions are ample, but not overly huge. The pan seared scallops with lobster bits and corn chowder... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lake Forest, Illinois
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Great food, excellent service in an upscale restaurant very close to the Yale campus. The scallops, fish, bread and desserts where particular winners with our group. Only downside is that the restaurant can be busy and noisy.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Colebrook, Connecticut
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

I've been going to Zinc since we first moved to New Haven in 2004. The food is exceptionally unique and delicious. Staff is excellent, quick and efficient without being overbearing. I've been during busy times (New Year's Eve and big Yale events) and slow times (summer) and the food and service are always spot on. Chef Denise Appel is a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

I had salmon and the chef substituted black rice for rice beans and the result was delicious. He should add it to the menu. Very nice wine list also. I'd come again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Restaurant was very busy (Friday night), but prompt service and excellent dishes, creative and all very fresh.

Was this review helpful? Yes
South Windsor, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Wife and I met old friends here for dinner last night. From the moment we walked in we were taken care of. Late to reservation... No problem. We were seated immediately. Our waitress Abigail, a lovely young lady, was outstanding. She gave us our space without making us feel neglected. The food was super. From the wild greens salad, to... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The most recent visit I made to Zinc was a few weeks ago to celebrate graduation with the family. We had made a reservation and were seated immediately when we arrived (despite the restaurant being packed). We had the organic greens salad to start with, and we had fish and pasta dishes between us. Everyone was very happy with their... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Rockledge, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

Ambiance was nice, service very good, booked through open table without hitch. Presentation lovely but so many flavors in dish especially wasabi, food lost taste, all you could taste was wasabi..... Maybe tone down and it would have been perfect!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Zurich, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

New Haven has never been high on my list of places that has very good restaurants - so I was more than surprised by my enjoyable evening at Zinc - the food was interesting, unexpectedly different and very good. The wrapped lettuce appetizer and the tuna that I had were both very good. The recommended dessert while good was probably... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Zinc also viewed

New Haven, CT

Been to Zinc? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing