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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Nob Hill
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3009 Central Avenue NE, Nob Hill District, Albuquerque, NM 87106 (Girard)
+1 505-254-9462
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had excellent food that was served by a very professional waiter. They also had a very varied wine list. Unfortunately, we were seated on the second level. It was open to the kitchen and the kitchen odors became annoying. By the end of the evening, our clothes retained some pretty significant odor as well. They need to improve the... More 

Thank psu1969
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53 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted a bite to eat before the Russian ballet at the Popejoy. Found this place and absolutely love the wine flights and our appetizers. Tried the raviolios, duck eggrolls, and seared ahi. Yum!!!

Thank JeanneHY
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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53 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a small pre wedding get together with family here the night before our wedding. We planned it 3 days before the event. The event staff was super nice and accomodating to help prepare a menu for us as well as give us private seating upstairs. The food was great and staff was friendly!

Thank Crystal C
Taos, New Mexico
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121 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful food, and excellent wine list with a very knowledgeable sommelier. Attentive staff. We go for dinner every time we're in Albuquerque and have never been disappointed. Same owners as Parcht and Gorge Bar & Grill in Taos.

Thank Lucy H
Fort Lauderdale
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Having just come from visiting Santa Fe and eating at the top restaurants there, we weren't expecting too much in Albuquerque. After doing a little research, Zinc Wine Bar intrigued us. It turned out to be a very nice dining experience. As is my usual first hurdle to overcome, the Server got me my blue cheese stuffed olives for my... More 

Thank Hartdad
Ralph G, General Manager at Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for you review. We try to make sure that we get as much local product as possible. Our menu does change with each season and we will be changing to our winter menu at the end of this month. Hopefully you will dine with us again when you are back in town. Thank you Ralph More 

Bernardsville, New Jersey
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We are upstairs after the Christmas concert. It was after the rush so service was prompt and it was quieter than I would expect earlier in the evening. Nice level of vegetarian selections, but the steak was excellent as well. We were not ready to party, but young head downstairs for live music after if you are in the mood

Thank Chris M
El Paso, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

Zinc was recommended to us by the maitre'd at Artichoke Cafe (Artichoke was booked up) so we took a chance and we were greatly rewarded. The wait staff was attentive, well-informed, courteous, and very personable. The duck confit, as an appetizer, was enough for my main course and was quite excellent. My wife's Malbec (a recommendation by our server, Rachel):... More 

Thank Stephen P
Riverside, Connecticut
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56 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

We did not high expectations for dining in Albuquerque, driving around it was mostly fast food and chain restaurants. We came across a review for Zinc, and decided to try it. What a pleasant surprise. It's a big place, three levels, the basement is a music lounge, we were sorry there was no music the night we went - a... More 

Thank muffins1
Kerrville, Texas
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195 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

... a celebratory dinner. The waiter was knowledgeable and responsive. We were in a group of eight. A variety of appetizers, entrees, and wines were selected with good reports from my fellow diners on all of them. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that I think the food itself may be a little pricier... More 

Thank David G
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

About a mile from the Courtyard Airport and right next to the UNM campus. Excellent menu selections. I recommend the bralised duck and their onion soup which is fantastic.Desserts are standard fare. If you don't get your bread by the time of your first serving ask for it. My was delivered during the dessert course.Depending on the crowd, it can... More 

Thank Carlton B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $40
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3009 Central Avenue NE, Nob Hill District, Albuquerque, NM 87106
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 505-254-9462
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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