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3009 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106 (Nob Hill)
(505) 254-9462
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Ranked #27 of 1,502 restaurants in Albuquerque
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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127 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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Out In The Country
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132 reviews 132 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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53 reviews 53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
14 helpful votes 14 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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50 reviews 50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

The dining area is very inviting and attractive. The menu has many interesting choices. The first course egg rolls were good and the entrees were excellent. The weak link was our primary server. After my wife ordered a margarita and I ordered a glass of wine, we waited approximately 15 minutes before the drinks showed up. Our appetizer was delivered... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The cellar bar at night is always fun with a great atmosphere and good drinks. Brunch on the weekends is a must. Coffee is so good.

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Destin, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

Met a few of my friends here for dinner and had their salmon. Ben was the server and did a great job keeping up with the table. The presentation was good for the meal and I liked the salmon, although I prefer salmon cook on a cedar plank better. The food was good, the service was good but not sure... More

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Santa Fe
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Since we live in Santa Fe, we have a bias toward our excellent local restaurants, but for our 48th Anniversary dinner we chose Zinc in Albuquerque, having heard good things about it, and we were not disappointed. The food was imaginative and expertly prepared, the service was friendly and attentive, the decor is hip. We urge you to give this... More

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Arcata, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Waiter was great throughout the meal. He was the perfect blend of professionalism, playful and gave us the appropriate time we needed for great service. We had three entrees and two appetizers and two desserts. The most notable were the three entrees: Lamb loin with a black currant sauce with scalloped potatoes, peppercorn flank steak with quinoa, green beans and... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

Excellent food, good service. Noisy place but food made up for it. I liked the fact that 'lite' portions were available. If you're in Albuquerque go here!

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