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Zinc Champagne & Wine Bar

207 N Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2635 (Downtown)
(210) 224-2900
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Ranked #35 of 4,043 restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Commerce
Description: Our chefs have painstakingly created a menu of wine-friendly fare consisting of old world hors d'oeuvres and regionally inspired tapas. From baked Texas goat cheese with kalamata olives to fresh chocolate covered strawberries, the menu caters to the diversity of the food enthusiasts. Charles Court, at the rear of Zinc, is a truly serene gathering place for a rare outdoor experience. The private, spacious courtyard makes for a quiet sanctuary from the clatter of downtown city streets and the Riverwalk.
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86% Recommend
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Dallas, Texas, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went with high hopes. Off the beaten path, great prices. We made a reservation for 7:30 and showed up at 7:20. Waiter came to take our order at 7:40 (it was clear they were not sure who was supposed to have our table). Waited and waited and nothing. No food. No waiter. We asked to see manager and were... More

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Morris Plains, NJ
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57 reviews 57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

So I asked our waiter what wine he recommended with an appetizer, and he said, "Hmm. I really have no idea." That's not the kind of response one should expect in a wine restaurant. So we left after the appetizer even though we had gone there with the idea of having dinner.

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Aylesbury UK
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

Was recommended this place by my sister who stumbled on it the week before our visit. Was great to get off the busy Riverside Walk. Straightforward menu, reasonable prices. Great to sit in the courtyard o. A warm evening.

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Meisterschwanden, Switzerland
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102 reviews 102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I had the chance to discover the place with someone who came often here the last 20 years and was more than disappointed about the development … This does make my comments more than easier in a way … Food is OK but standard, at least better than cantina stuff … unfortunately from good quality warm main dish, they manage... More

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Yorktown, Virginia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Visited Zinc with a group of 40 from Road Scholars. We had a half dozen choices. I had the grilled chicken Caesar Salad which was good. My wife had a grilled portobello mushroom vegetable dish which was only fair. Service was slow for a group this size.

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I love this place as far as food and friendly staff but I went to the 'unisex bathroom' ... it is the most disgusting smelling bathroom I've ever been in! Won't use the bathroom there for sure!

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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97 reviews 97 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

My partner and I had dinner here before a show and really enjoyed the experience. We chose to sit outdoors and the weather was lovely. We could hear the sounds of traffic but all was peaceful in the courtyard. I started with the spinach artichoke appetizer which was excellent. It had a little bit of spice and a tapenade on... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

One the best little romantic getaways. Small and hidden in plain view. Friendly and warm atmosphere with very personable staff. Enjoyed great drinks before dinner. We shared Zinc burger and Crab cakes. Portions are medium to small but the prices are too. Excellent flavorful meal! We share a pumpkin creme brûlée for desert. The end could not have been better.

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Akron, OH
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We split the hummus, the Zinc Burger, and the bread pudding. It was all fantastic!! The sangria was also great and we hit happy hour, so it was even 1/2 off. We loved our time sitting outside at Zinc!

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Great drink selection but limited wines by the glass. The food was really delicious and had excellent presentation. Cool vibe and interesting art and decor. Very attentive service.

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