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3009 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 (Nob Hill)
(505) 254-9462
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Ranked #25 of 1,509 Restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $40
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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133 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
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English first
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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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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74 reviews 74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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132 reviews 132 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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Los Alamos NM
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

I won a raffle ticket for a brunch for two. Will for sure re-visit this restaurant. There were lots of things on the brunch menu, but my friend and I decided to split 3 items. Baklava crepes. Wonderful. Salad with strawberries, great! French Toast. WOW! Huge serving, really, really good! I will for sure go back for a dinner!

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new york, new york
17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Attractive, upscale, trendy restaurant in Nob Hill section of Albuquerque. Open kitchen and nice balcony area. Food is a few notches up from regular fare around town. Portions are a little on the large size which is typical for New Mexico.....go with friends and share. Reservations are recommended. Have a drink in cellar bar for a more relaxed atmosphere.

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Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We ate dinner here on our final night in Albuquerque. We had lots of great New Mexico cuisine and wanted to try something a little more upscale. Zinc delivered! They had a large selection of wines and other alcoholic drinks including some wine flights. They also had taster menus and lighter portion dinners which pleased me and my partner. The... More

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