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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

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$$$
Nob Hill
French, 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, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 63
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
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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
Happy Hour in the bacement

Met my hubby and daughter for happy hour. Drinks were tasty and the happy hour food menu had enough choices for us. We tried the BBQ ribs, duck egg rolls and artichoke dip. We enjoyed the duck the best with the peanut sauce. At 7 the waitress appeared with a different food menu that had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Bradenton
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Wonderful interior. Very sophisticated. Great coffee. Trout was sensational. Varied menu, meats, seafood, vegetarian. Great desserts! Servers were excellent.

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Austin, Texas
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20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Zinc’s has very creative & interesting twists to their food. We had reservations for 7pm and were seated promptly. Not very busy at that time but did get busier. Service was excellent. Great wine list but over- priced. We had the mussels (broth lacked any real flavor), special soup of the night was good, Angel Hair Pasta Alla Caprese w/Scallops... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We went to Zinc for dinner and, frankly, were underwhelmed. The French onion soup was average, the duck confit eggrolls were on the bland side, and the seared Ahi tuna lacked flavor. Overall, not worth the price.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Met my hubby and daughter for happy hour. Drinks were tasty and the happy hour food menu had enough choices for us. We tried the BBQ ribs, duck egg rolls and artichoke dip. We enjoyed the duck the best with the peanut sauce. At 7 the waitress appeared with a different food menu that had different choices for appetizers but... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

One of my best experiences in ALBQ. Went here on restaurant week and was very impressed by the creative food combinations and ability to pull it off. Gourmet options with a casual atmosphere. Looking forward to going back.

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Garfield, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I love wine bars. This wine bar's selection left a little to be desired in it's selection but that's my only negative comment. Our bartender Joshua was funny and helpful. The live music was lovely and the atmosphere made you want to sit and stay for hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Excellent. Great service, wine and food too. This is now the 5th time we stopped in before theater (with no reservations) but the staff is wonderful. Today, it was Joshua. We said it was a last minute dinner on way to the theater he said no problem and got us drinks and dinner. Never felted rushed and he was there... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Every year we come to NM in the summer and this is a real find for those trips. The food is excellent without being ostentatious. The service is excellent without being cloying. Try the wine flights. These will give you a good sample of the extensive wine list. The price fixed is a great value.

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Santa Fe NM
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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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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, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?