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3009 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 (Nob Hill)
(505) 254-9462
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Ranked #46 of 1,533 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $40
Sun - Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Bistro
Neighborhood: Nob Hill
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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
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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Apple Valley, California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a restaurant and wine Bar and Bistro. Downside the downstairs Bar doesn't open until 5PM. We had a drink upstairs and waited. You can't get the wonderful downstairs happy hour appetizers upstairs. Anyway, great fun, excellent bartenders and a very eclectic crowd. SO no matter your age it is a fun place to go. Skip the rib appetizer... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We ate here at the recommendation of the person checking us in at our hotel. She was so right. It was the best meal I've had in weeks! My husband had a flank steak au poivre. It was delicious. I had their pot stickers with scallops. It came in a curry sauce that was amazing. It was $106 with 2... More 

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San Diego, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

At $30 a plate, I was expecting better. The Seabass was crunchy which was different, but I liked it. The wine selection on the other hand was exquisite! If anything, just go here for the wine. They have wine cellar (bar) which I didn't get to visit this time but will try next time I go to Albuquerque. Dessert was... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
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145 reviews 145 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We had drinks at the cellar bar underground, it was so awesome, the selection was premium, and the atmosphere was so cool!!! If you haven't been, and your in nob hill, stop wasting time and go! Its awesome!!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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115 reviews 115 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

In town for business, Wednesday night and Zinc was recommended to us for dinner. Promptly seated and drink orders taken. Varied menu although not moderately deep. Good variety of starters and we had a a fresh salad and delicious Manhattan seafood chowder. Wait staff was very attentive through out taking our dinner orders. Red trout was excellent but served room... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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77 reviews 77 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I like New Mexican food quite a lot, but after a few days I want to get some variety. We were a group of 12 and relatively late on a Sunday evening we called Zinc to see if they would take us. Not only did they take us, but they put us in a quiet area on the balcony, overlooking... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Arrived right after opening, were seated and supplied with fresh, warm bread and butter and drinks immediately. While our waiter was new (started 3 months ago), he was knowledgable about the wines and menu. Unfortunately, my wife can't handle spicy foods and we had to switch plates halfway thru the meal. She had the quail with wild rice that was... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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67 reviews 67 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Zinc is a lively Bistro near the University district. The restaurant has a small dining area and an upstairs loft where we enjoyed watching the Chefs busily at work in their open kitchen. We were promptly greeted and escorted to our table, and the server arrived immediately with a bottle of water. They have a nicely varied wine selection to... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We went recently with a party of about 10 and I have to say that I was kind of dissatisfied. The place is very nice, but the prices or in the high range (especially for Albuquerque). The food was average, with not a lot of the taste you would expect based on the menu descriptions. The service was neither good... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Went here with a group of about 20. While staff was nice and food was decent, I did better the next night with a picnic from Whole Foods. Server forgot my wine, forgot my dinner order entirely and food was really bland with the exception of a killer romanesco sauce. ? Off night.

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Additional Information about Zinc

Address: 3009 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone Number: (505) 254-9462
Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Nob Hill
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Bistro

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