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Zinc Bistro and Bar
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Ranked #18 of 4,671 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Commerce
Description: Our chefs have painstakingly created a menu of wine-friendly fare consisting of old world hors d'oeuvres and regionally inspired tapas. From baked Texas goat cheese with kalamata olives to fresh chocolate covered strawberries, the menu caters to the diversity of the food enthusiasts. Charles Court, at the rear of Zinc, is a truly serene gathering place for a rare outdoor experience. The private, spacious courtyard makes for a quiet sanctuary from the clatter of downtown city streets and the Riverwalk.
Southport, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2014

Found this restaurant by accident! Limited menu but excellent food and setting in the courtyard is both romantic and very special.

  • Visited May 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Amazingly cool courtyard dining, good food, and off the path.”
Reviewed March 15, 2014

My husband and I had a date night on our vacation and wanted to eat on the Riverwalk. We did not want to wait 45 minutes or more for a table, so took the waitstaff recomendation to eat at their sister restaurant. The hostess walked us over a block to personally show us where it was! We were seated right away in a beautiful, rustic courtyard with green and candlelight all around. It was perfect! We enjoyed fabulous appetizers and a light meal. They have few choices on the menu, but very unique and all wonderful. The wine list was also out of this world, even though I went out of the norm and ordered a fabulous and reasonably priced mix drink. Great prices, great food, great location...I highly recommend this for either family or a romantic getaway!

Visited March 2014
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Kansas City, Missouri
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great choice to get away from tourist traps”
Reviewed March 14, 2014

We were really pleased with the recommendation to try Zinc after swimming through mobs of spring break tourists on the San Antonio River Walk. It is centrally located in downtown San Antonio but without access to the River Walk, which I think is a positive attribute when you're tired of the crowds. The food was really good and reasonably priced. The service was terrific, too. Zinc will be a regular dining spot for me on future San Antonio visits.

  • Visited March 2014
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Columbia, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great food at Reasonable Price”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Wonderful dinner in a delightful atmosphere. Fantastic hummus for appetizer and excellent caeser salad. We had the individual pizza and shrimp po-boy sandwich, both of which were very flavorful and fresh. Service was very professional and timely. This restaurant is one block off the Riverwalk but still has outdoor dining. Perhaps this is why it is so much more reasonable than some of the other restaurants we ran across in San Antonio. We were very glad we found it!

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank maxie5
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Salt Lake City, UT
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent food and outdoor dining. ”
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding, healthy food in a beautiful interior courtyard. We went for a late-afternoon lunch. Portobello Patty Melt included perfectly-prepared asparagus & spinach. Delicious desserts in reasonable portions. Server was very nice and helpful. Not fast - go here to enjoy the experience and great food. A high-quality, healthy option at a very reasonable price. And a nice escape from the touristy Riverwalk crowd. Zinc has nailed it!

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