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$35 - $35
American, Contemporary
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here last night. First time in a few years. Have probably eaten her 20 times since they originally opened years ago. Service was excellent. Prices are not outrageous. My wife had the duck flatbread which was served more on a sort of wanton. The...idea and ingredients were good and a fun idea. The duck however, was dry and sparse. Not much on there. It made the dish a disappointment. She also had the pork belly which was superb and we would highly recommend. I had the green salad which was huge and delicious. Fresh with a wonderful mix of greens and some seeds and a great non creamy dressing. Highly recommended. I had the Yellow fin tuna. Quite a disappointment. The fish was well prepared but the two pieces on my plate were rather small and I thought for $34 there would be a bit more. Maybe a 3rd piece. I definitely have never wanted large portions of food but this was is considerably underserved, my wife commented before I said anything. The fried spinach on the plate overwhelmed the plate and covered my minescule portion of fish. Something went wrong with the spinach because it was greasy. I've had fried spinach numerous times and never experienced that. Couldn't eat more than a few bites. Definitely not light as is the intention with this side. This is the only time we have been disappointed in this restaurant.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed June 20, 2021

We were quite disappointed with this restaurant. I ordered a specialty cocktail and it was watered down and tasted like lemon lime water. My friend ordered a French martini and it was not good. I ordered the salmon dinner and I did enjoy the small...piece of salmon, but the beans were under cooked and the purée was bland. My friend had the Vietnamese chicken and she said the chicken was dry and there was too much rice. The service was excellent .More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed June 18, 2021 via mobile

The food was average NOTHING special! I had the sea bass with some type of goat cheese salad, it was the special, and reminded me of a cruise ship meal. Really don't see why others rate this restaurant so high.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed September 6, 2020 via mobile

Visited during the pandemic times. We sat on the patio in the back of the Zinc, where usually the Zinc bar and pizza is. Location otherwise really lovely, but the sound of the loud dirt bikes and harleys is almost amplified by the structures near...and can be a little distracting at times. Food was overall really good. Lettuce wraps really good, the burgers also great, although one of them was a bit overcooked. The Korean Pork bowl was also good, but the flavor was little overwhelmed by the hot sauce. Great experience otherwise.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed March 2, 2020 via mobile

The pork chop was outstanding, our waitress was also fantastic. If not for the passive aggressive attitude of the man working the host table, they would have received 5 stars. He put a damper on the whole evening.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 17, 2020

In the back of the restaurant is a pizzeria with a very pleasant courtyard looking onto a large public space. Some of the best pizza in downtown New Haven, good service, very pleasant ambiance in the warmer months.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed January 21, 2020 via mobile

Was nearby for work so had dinner at the bar. The bar tender being extremely accommodating on replacing some starchy sides for some healthier options (I'm following a keto diet), the food was superb. The food is locally sourced and menu changes often, and the...pork belly entree was tasty and went well with flash fried brussel sprouts. My colleague had the chicken and said it was phenomenal. On Monday they have $6 martinis, and as tempting as that was we opted out - maybe next time.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 14, 2020

My wife and I loved all our dishes, service was excellent and the ambiance was nice. Lettuce wraps with Korean short ribs were a taste treat. Nice radicchio and endive salad with shallot vinaigrette. Wonderful, moist Vietnamese flavored chicken and delicious raviolis with bolognese sauce....Good selection of wines by the glass covering many varietals.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

Enjoyed the atmosphere, food and service both good, but just not impressive enough for the total bill.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed January 3, 2020 via mobile

Our recent visit to Zinc (Dec. 29) couldn’t have been better. First service was excellent (Matt), drinks arrived quickly, and the appetizers were delicious. Our entrées were outstanding, seared tuna, a Vietnamese style chicken dish, and roasted Scottish salmon. Overall a memorable night (our 40th...anniversary with friends). To top it off the couple next to us payed for our wine anonymously!!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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February 22, 2020|
Response from Mojeman | Reviewed this property |
Not sure if they have toddler seats. Best to call the restaurant directly.
April 22, 2016|
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Response from Zaxweiser | Reviewed this property |
I have to agree with Henry C. Best to call or e-mail the restaurant directly for an accurate answer.
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Zinc is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5