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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

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$$$
Nob Hill
French, American, Southwestern, Wine Bar
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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 - 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: Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
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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  • 18
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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
Perfect Brunch

The brunch menu was creative and the food outstanding. I had the SALMON-SCALLOP CAKE EGGS BENEDICT* – Served on a warm croissant with sliced tomatoes & fresh arugula, orange-tarragon hollandaise, truffled breakfast potatoes and fresh fruit. The presentation was enticing and the service was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The brunch menu was creative and the food outstanding. I had the SALMON-SCALLOP CAKE EGGS BENEDICT* – Served on a warm croissant with sliced tomatoes & fresh arugula, orange-tarragon hollandaise, truffled breakfast potatoes and fresh fruit. The presentation was enticing and the service was excellent.

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Thank gogva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Layover at ABQ for trusted traveler interview. 10' cab from airport (if that) on Nob Hill (east of San Fran). Good fish tacos (lots of greens). Huge burger.

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Thank David B
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Used to go here for lunch and then stopped serving earlier in the day. Noticed they had brunch on weekends., So gave it a try. some old favorite starters still on the menu including duck confit eggrolls with innovative and awesome dipping sauces. Also they make probably the best onion soup in town. On to the entrees. A Benedict on... More 

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Thank woodspinner
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

We were there for a business dinner and the place did not disappoint. They have a decent wine menu, and the duck confit eggrolls were fantastic.

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1 Thank BradAshton
Minneapolis, MN
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Amazing happy hour in the Cellar!! Nice broad quality selection of HH beverage offerings, but the FOOD was incredible! The mussels were out of this world (and I'm not the biggest mussel fan) and my wife and I agreed that the duck egg rolls were the best we've ever had!! We had played golf earlier and had skipped lunch, so... More 

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Thank cmishnr
Las Cruces
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The place was hopping on a cool Friday night - a great atmosphere and stylish food and drink. They offer an À la carte menu for $35 pp with a starter (smoked trout and potato pancakes for me), main course (chicken paillard saltimbocca), and dessert (apple pie). The lamb shank was ordered rare and it was! The food was stove... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I'm a lifelong resident of Albuquerque and only recently have I dined here. I requested to have dinner here for my birthday a couple weeks ago. The menu was mostly what I expected, surf n' turf and a few odds and ends. What I thought was neat is that they have a menu for Oktoberfest which gives you the option... More 

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Thank preciousgemcrystal
Albuquerque
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Have been coming to Zinc for years, and always enjoy it. Small menu which has seasonal changes. Specials can be unique at times and good. Very nice wine selection. The chef uses many organic and local ingredients. Give the duck rolls a try.

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Thank Joseph G
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

Great food and atmosphere! It was our first time and will visit again on our next trip. Not too pricey.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

It was late and we didn't want to eat too much so we had salads and appetizers mostly. One of our party had the jumbo sea scallops and said the were wonderful. The Gala Apple Salad was so good, as was the onion soup. Staff was attentive and fast. It was a great experience.

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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: French, American, Southwestern, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?