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420 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5540
+1 434-245-9462
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good13%
  • Average20%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible0%
Jun 11, 2013
“a bit pretentious, but ok”
Jun 1, 2013
“Good, but could have been great with a little effort”
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420 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5540
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

it seems at first to be a menu with interesting sounding fare, but on delivery just average. quite expensive, even for this town. noisy inside, with nice courtyard but on a busy street

Thank painter04646
Reviewed June 1, 2013

Interesting restaurant set in an old gas station. Drinks were very good with unique takes on the Manhattan and other classics. Food was tasty, but was severed cold due to overworked staff leaving our meals sitting on the counter for an extended period. The cheese...More

Thank Louisianagirl99
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Our waitress was very lifeless. Not horrible service but absolutely no personality....didn't even introduce herself and say her name. Food was mediocre at best. I had the carrot soup which wasn't soup at all. It was more like a puree which reminded me of baby...More

Thank Laurie W
Reviewed April 20, 2013

The space is cool, and the outdoor dining space is generous. Great lighting. Servers were very nice and attentive. Just wasn't impressed with the food, and at the price they are charging, it should be more flavorful. One of us had the salmon, and honestly,...More

Thank TJSullivan
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We took a group of friends here and grabbed an outside table. Service was wonderful, and we all really enjoyed our meal. I have been here a number of times and always enjoy it. It's a little more expensive than I want it to be,...More

Thank TravelingSum
Reviewed January 11, 2013

We dined this week with friends at a new location (for us). Our pleasure is dining at places we haven't eaten at before. I must admit, I was a bit concerned when we pulled up in front of a converted gas station with roll-down garage...More

Thank 534RichardL
Reviewed November 30, 2012

Ok -Decent food-some things are very good but nothing spectacular it is decent service ok fun as a hang out as well. Nothing exciting but decent comfortable place to find dinner.

Thank marcusfirst
Reviewed November 3, 2012 via mobile

We made reservations and were seated write away. R waitress left her personality at home for the day greeted us with r menus an wine menu. The food menu is only 5-6 main dished on there. I picked the flank steak. We choose the cheese...More

Thank Kimberleydemaree
Reviewed November 1, 2012

We came across Zinc by just walking by. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The wine & beer selection held good options for my husband and I. While the menu is not long in list it offers healthy and tasty choices. We sat outside...More

Thank Colleen B
Reviewed October 22, 2012

A very interesting experience. Quality food, attentive staff, nice atmosphere. The only thing keeping me from rating a very good four stars is the fact that each of the four diners, ordering three different items, requested specifically that their dish be done a level above...More

Thank Charlotte_Transplant
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$31 - $50
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 420 W Main St, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5540
    (4th St. NW)
  • Public Transportation: Bus and free trolley stops within half block of restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-245-9462
  • E-mail
Seasonally Inspired, Locally Acquired. Set in a whimsical atmosphere of a converted auto service station at the heart of Midtown, Chef Justin Hershey works closely with local farmers in creating his seasonally inspired progressive American menu. Zinc's local-centric sensibility is also reflected in the wine and cocktail offerings. Enjoy warm weather aperitifs and dining on the spacious patio.
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