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Zinc

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$$$
Nob Hill
American, Southwestern, Bistro
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3009 Central Avenue NE, Nob Hill District, Albuquerque, NM 87106 (Girard)
(505) 254-9462
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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: Drinks, Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 60
    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
Consistently good chain restaurant

The food, and the wine selection, are very good for a chain. Also, and this depends solely on the manager, the service is great. Wide choices on the menu, and a variety of prices for great wines.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
RH990
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Mount Pleasant, Texas, United States
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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165 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Mount Pleasant, Texas, United States
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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The food, and the wine selection, are very good for a chain. Also, and this depends solely on the manager, the service is great. Wide choices on the menu, and a variety of prices for great wines.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Incredible food and service! The food was very creative, prepared to perfection and served with great attention. I was with friend I had not seen in many years and this experience made it perfect

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I recently had dinner with a cousin with whom I have very little contact. Zinc turned out to be a great choice on Nob Hill on Central in one of the more livelier neighborhoods in Albuquerque. There were three of us, actually, and everyone went home happy. It is not cheap but far from expensive in terms of other major... More 

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Orlando
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Upstairs is nice. Downstairs feels like a dungeon. Low lighting, dark colors. I had the Truffled Chicken Paillard Florentine. It was pretty good. For desert, I had the truffle sampler. Chocolate peanut butter was my favorite.

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Ruidoso, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I'm from a small town in New Mexico, so when I get to "the big city" I want to eat at a really great place, and this fit the bill! The environment is delightful, the wait staff was perfect, just the right amount of attention. The food was awesome, duck confite, beef ravioli, trout on potato pancake. It was my... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We visited the Cellar Bar at Zinc's for an enjoyable early dinner. We sat at the bar, which is a quite large -- horseshoe shape - with lots of seats. The service was very good. There was a good selection of local beer and a good variety of bar food that we shared -- tuna lettuce wraps, quesadilla, and cheese... More 

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New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

I made my first visit to Zinc recently. It is a long, attractive room with a busy bar along side on of the walls. There were tables in the back, along the bar and along the front windows. Service was very professional and attentive. Zinc has a lengthy wine menu and a good number of wines by the glass. (The... More 

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Englewood, Colorado
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Came in on a recommendation from a local and we were not disappointed. So many enticing items on the menu it took our party a long time to order. Friendly and patient waitress, responsive service. Everyone liked their entrees-nice option of some smaller portions - the tuna was well prepared and seasoned- beautiful presentation. Truffle Chicken had a delicious creamy... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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208 reviews 208 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Found Zinc with TripAdvisor - thank you - for an early dinner. Usually a beef and red wine guy, the scallops and a glass of pinot grigio sounded good. Guess I did not read the menu complete, when my (beautiful) plate arrived and I started to cut up the fritters and I called my waiter over to ask what was... More 

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Ojo Caliente, New Mexico
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3009 Central Avenue NE, Nob Hill District, 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: Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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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