Three of us had dinner at Zinc. The smoked trout and duck egg roll appetizers were outstanding - novel and very tasty with a beautiful presentation. The salmon main course and beef tenderloin were likewise exceptional. The beef with blue cheese mashed potatoes won the blue ribbon. The lamb was way off the mark, however, Large slabs of lamb were tough and undercooked. The accompanying pasta and vegetables were not very tasty or well seasoned. The waiter gladly took the lamb back for more cooking - which helped make in more chewable - but didn't really fix the problems with this dish. The trio of small cremes brulee was a wonderful desert. Every detail was perfect. By contrast, the featured peach shortcake was most like a couple pieces of lightly cooked peach between the two halves of a Bisquick biscuit. That would be fine for a quick desert at home, but I couldn't believe it came from the same kitchen as the creme brulee.
The other weakness at Zinc was that the wines available by the glass were limited and of modest quality for the price. Also, It was quite noisy, due largely to the acoustics of the room. It was tolerable, but not ideal for conversation.
Service was excellent in all respects.