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Zinc

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$$$
Nob Hill
American, Southwestern, Bistro
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3009 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 (Girard)
(505) 254-9462
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Zinc is a lively three level bistro in Historic Nob Hill. Featuring an...
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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Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice ambience, great wine lisy

We shared an appetizer which they split for us in the kitchen. My husband had the halibut special which was perfectly prepared. I had the lamb shank which was prepared exactly to my temperature request although it was unremarkable. The accompaniments were excellent. The service was a bit spotty but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
jnj182
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Ojo Caliente, New Mexico
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ojo Caliente, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We shared an appetizer which they split for us in the kitchen. My husband had the halibut special which was perfectly prepared. I had the lamb shank which was prepared exactly to my temperature request although it was unremarkable. The accompaniments were excellent. The service was a bit spotty but our waiter, who was very helpful when present, was covering... More 

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Dallas
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food at Zinc is incredibly inventive and delicious! And they have Opus One!!! We had such a lovely anniversary dinner there and the service was just excellent.

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Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We went downstairs for happy hour and to try a glass of wine or two and were very disappointed in the "cellar". It reminded me of a sports bar without all of the TVs and commotion. It was dark, but not romantic. We came upstairs for dinner and were happily surprised by the completely different ambiance. I was on a... More 

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We saw the place as we were searching for a place to eat and mostly to relax with a few glasses of wine. Once inside it was very loud and hard to hear... we sat at the bar and the first bar tender seemed rushed... food choices were ok but pricey. We took a Bordeaux and a Tempranillo and were... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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60 reviews 60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Found Zinc on trip advisor and loved it. Zinc has a nice upscale atmosphere, excellent food and top notch service. The ravioli beef bourgeon is awesome, never had anything like it.

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Treasure Island, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Service overall took a long time it took 10 minutes just to bring us our menus to the back "kitchen bar" then our apps came before our bottle of white wine which not even chilled we took the bottle and drank it anyway so our apps didn't get cold and I had paired the wine with the food. Our server... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Zinc's Cellar Bar was exactly the sort of place for which my friend and I were searching to have a drink. We ended up having several along with two rounds of the egg rolls!

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Apple Valley, California
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3009 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
    (Girard)
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: (505) 254-9462

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Southwestern, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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!
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?