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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

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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
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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, Dessert, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, 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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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
A favorite "launching place"

We often take very early flights out of ABQ airport,both business and vacation.Consequently,we stay the night before at an airport hotel.(we live 60 miles from airport).We have dined at Zinc on at least 5 of these occasions.(there are no good restaurants near the airport,Applebee's Fudruckers... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
Guruofgroceries
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Santa Fe NM
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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Santa Fe NM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We often take very early flights out of ABQ airport,both business and vacation.Consequently,we stay the night before at an airport hotel.(we live 60 miles from airport).We have dined at Zinc on at least 5 of these occasions.(there are no good restaurants near the airport,Applebee's Fudruckers Waffle House).The service is friendly and professional.We share apps and entree. Smoked trout and potato... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great happy hour margaritas and mojitos. If you're going to get an appetizer our suggestion is the bruschetta which was excellent. Don't get the chicken sliders. They're breaded chicken on dry white bread. Ribs are nicely done. Happy hour is in the bar downstairs. We really had a fun time.

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Mount Pleasant, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

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