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3009 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 (Nob Hill)
(505) 254-9462
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Ranked #32 of 1,515 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $40
Sun - Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
Cross street: Girard
Description: Zinc is a lively three level bistro in Historic Nob Hill. Featuring an open, urban ambiance, Zinc offers casual fine dining on the main level and the loft mezzanine. For those looking for an exciting show, the exhibition bar offers seats right along the open kitchen. The menu focuses on high quality - yet affordable - American bistro fare and utilizes seasonal ingredients, many of which are sourced from local farmers. The Cellar Bar offers the same extensive wine list and premium cocktails as the upstairs, but in a more intimate lounge atmosphere with a lighter menu. The Cellar also showcases live music on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights, and a DJ every Friday. Visit www.zincabq.com for menus, pictures, and upcoming events!
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Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Very done. We walked the Nob Hill main drag and decided to stop for a glass of wine, prompted by the inviting happy hour sidewalk sign. Well, that was the 'Cellar" portion of this establishment on the lower level (never saw it). We sat at the bar on the main floor and found the bartender so friendly and professional, well-spoken... More

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

New menu just out and the decision was tough! The meatball minestrone was tasty and a bit spicy, wonderful. The Tuscan chicken was tasty with mozzarella and cauliflower. My guest had the lamb that was tender and cooked to perfection. A great setting and attentive staff made this a fun evening!

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

My family went to Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro last Saturday, August 30th, to celebrate my wife's approval of her doctoral dissertation. it was a marvelous experience.All food was expertly prepared and delicious. From the pork belly, duck confit rolls and steamed mussels starters to the steak frites and chicken paillard pasta dish mains, all were perfectly prepared and served.... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Had the fried chicken and it was outstanding. The meat was very moist and the skind was nice and crispy.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My husband and I are vegetarians. The staff and the chef at Zinc went out of their way to prepare a tasty and nutritious meal for us. I was so impressed with the meal, when I met the chef, I told him I would be recreating the meal at home the following day. To my astonishment, he WROTE the recipe... More

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New Mexico
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We lingered for over two hours last evening while savoring our delicious meals at the Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro located in Albuquerque's historic Nob Hill district. We had reserved a window table from which we could enjoy watching the outside Route 66 nightlife. We began our dining with their Crispy Duck Confit Egg Rolls appetizer served with peanut curry... More

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at zinc! The tuna appetizer cut with a fork... The New Mexico steak was delicious ! Our waiter Brian was amazing!!! I definitely recommend this spot for a fun evening.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Dinner for four on a recent visit was excellent. One couple split Tomato cheese tart and we split a Caesar Salad. The tart looked great but I did not taste it. The salad as good but could have been a bit larger for the price and could have had a bit more anchovy for my taste. The four entrees were:... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The cellar bar is my favorite nightlife place in ABQ. It's the perfect place to grab a drink with a friend and talk and enjoy the night. Happy hour daily is also a good option.

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Out In The Country
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139 reviews 139 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great service, food cooked well and as requested. fantastic wine list. I would highly recommend a meal at Zinc.

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