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Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
Nob Hill
American, Wine Bar, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free
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3009 Central Ave NE, Nob Hill District, Albuquerque, NM 87106-2214 (Girard)
(505) 254-9462
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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rochester, mn
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In town for a golf weekend. Top restaurant in Nob Hill area. Chefs can be viewed at countertop seating, or from 2nd floor view. They are clear professionals who orchestrate with precision. Highly recommend the crab cake with bass. Waiter staff very professional. Well priced. Will return next time in Albuquerque.

Thank mew09
Pompano Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Wine Bar / Bistro has three separate seating sections. I sat in the "expo bar", at this bar you are able to see the chefs cook, and on the night I was there it was a cross between Top Chef and Hell's Kitchen. The food is wonderful and moderately priced. Although I don't drink, it had a very impressive... More 

Thank ExMilAggie
Germantown, Tennessee
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402 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were impressed by everything about our brunch here on Saturday, 11 Jun 2016. This was our first day in New Mexico, having arrived on a very late flight from LAX the night before. The menu is creative, the food was superb, and the service was warm and welcoming. I had a small green salad and crab... More 

Thank Volcam
Sault Sainte Marie
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63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is for those who know a lot about wine and value fancy cuisine. The wine list is long and contains Spanish, Italian and French items as well. Their rather international cuisine mixes Chinese, Mexican and Indian flavors: potstickers, pork, naan, salsa, rice and lots of crispy veggies. Service is impeccable and helpful without being intrusive. The place is... More 

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New Mexico
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336 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Having had a large, late lunch, we'd opted to try Zinc, and we're glad we did. We chose three starters -- 2 lite portions of mussels and the duck egg rolls plus the full portion of wild boar sausage and polenta fries. Delivery timing was great; ditto for service in general -- some would quibble about bringing 3 sampler wines... More 

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

Thank you for your review, I always love it when guests have a great time here. Hope to see you soon. More 

Bernalillo, New Mexico
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We went on a Saturday midday, and it was the "deadest" I had ever seen it. There were maybe five parties in the entire place. Probably the waitstaff and cooking personnel were novitiates getting broken in. I won't belabor the exact ways we came to that conclusion. The brunch menu is somewhat limited. If you are vegan you would probably... More 

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

Thank you for your review. The next time you are in, please make it a point to let us know that there is I vegan in the group. This way we can have our cooking staff make them something special. We will always make every effort to accommodate our guests and make sure they are happy with their meal. Again... More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This is a great local restaurant in the Nob Hill area of Albuquerque with a relaxed, yet upscale atmosphere. The menu has many unusual and delicious offerings. We always enjoy our meal and the wonderful service that they provide.

Thank Charles T
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26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

I went to Zinc with a group while visiting Albuquerque on a business trip. It was a very good dinner, and conversation was easy at the restaurant's volume level. The menu is a little difficult for special diets. I don't eat red meat, and there were very few selections that were suitable. If I didn't eat seafood, there would have... More 

Thank Dennis S
Sandia Park, New Mexico
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Been here twice for brunch and enjoyed it a lot. Food and service are great and they have a really good acoustic guitar player on Sunday,

Thank Mike B
Houston, Texas
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I will admit that I had misgivings about visiting a "wine bar" in ABQ. I'm glad that this was one of the few restaurants that kept their kitchen open late (past 10 PM). The service was very efficient and prompt. The menu was surprisingly diverse and eclectic. We tried three different appetizers--pot sticklers and ahi tuna were both terrific. All... More 

Thank Chad K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $40
American, Wine Bar, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene
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 Ave NE, Nob Hill District, Albuquerque, NM 87106-2214
  • Location: United States  >  New Mexico (NM)  >  Albuquerque>  > Nob Hill
  • Neighborhood: Nob Hill
  • Phone Number: (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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