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964 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2515
(203) 624-0507
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Ranked #4 of 494 restaurants in New Haven
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $35
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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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
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88% Recommend
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English first
South Windsor, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 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

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Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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Rockledge, Florida
2 reviews
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!

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Zurich, Switzerland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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

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Westport, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had a remarkably satisfying dining experience at Zinc last Saturday night. The menu was filled with tempting and unusual appetizers, excellent choices of fresh fish and vegetarian dishes plus the server was outstanding. She anticipated our needs, made superb suggestions for the wine and entrees and had the perfect balance of being caring but not imposing. My scallops were perfectly... More

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Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We were here for an early dinner before a show on a Saturday night and were very pleased with the whole place. I asked for and got a quiet table for two, and ordered a scallops dish that was absolutely wonderful, and the cocktail of the day, made with a generous amount of liquor. Complementary bread was terrific. We skipped... More

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Park City
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Dined alone here while on business trip. Reserved through Open Table & was seated immediately upon arriving at 6:30. I asked waiter about the vegetarian paella but ended up ordering the salmon, which was great. It was served with its own spinach & asparagus salad so I didn't order any salad course. The little bread squares to begin are served... More

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Perrysburg, Ohio
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81 reviews 81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

While visitng New Haven, my wife and I went to inc with oour daughter and son. The service was excellent, as was the food. We had fresh tuna, salmon and scallops, all of which were excellent. The service was also excellent with Michael do a great job.

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Sudbury, MA
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145 reviews 145 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This was my first trip to New Haven and I was really put off by the run down character of the neighborhood around Yale. Naturally, my expectations for a nice dinner weren't very high so I was pleasantly surprised by Zinc. The grilled chicken with vietnamese marinade and black rice was grilled to juicy perfection, the sides were excellent. Friendly... More

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New York, New york
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118 reviews 118 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We wanted a place to eat before going to see a play at The Yale Rep. Dinner was as good as the play !!! The atmosphere is very attractive and civilized. The waiter and all the staff were gracious and attentive. Our meal was really special- smoked duck nachos were light and delicious. Another fabulous appetizer of tuna and shrimp... More

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