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“Great little place”

Zinc Bistro and Bar
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Ranked #18 of 4,669 Restaurants in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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.
Fort Worth, TX
Level 6 Contributor
187 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Great little place”
Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We went here while on a business trip. Very close to the river walk, but nice to get away. They have a lot of specialty drinks that seemed to be what most people were having. Large wine list, too. The food looked amazing, but we didn't get to eat here.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good lunch spot”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to us by our doorman. We both had the special, a Philly cheese steak sandwich paired with a Thai noodle soup. I was pretty tasty. We also had the prickly pear margarita for which the restaurant is known. Could have used a little more more alcohol... The restaurant has a great, trendy atmosphere. Its located just off the Riverwalk, which works if you want to avoid a crowd.

  • Visited June 2014
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Kihei, HI
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Yummy late dinner”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

Nice wine list by the glass. Great starters including the tableside
guacamole(spelling?)preparation , antipasto, and the truffle oil French fries. The burgers looked wonderful and got rave reviews from diners at adjacent table. Reasonable prices in a nice setting. Huge patio dining area but rain shut that down.

Visited June 2014
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Springfield IL
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Good Food/Great Ambiance”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

I ate a lunch and a dinner here while visiting San Antonio on business. Very good tableside Guacamole and the cocktails were very good as well. For dinner, my friend and I shared a chopped salad with Salmon tartare and the Strip Steak. The steak was good, nothing special. However, the chopped salad was presented beautifully and had fresh sweet corn that had been flash frozen. It was a wonderful mix of flavors and crunch-- very memorable. The place was bustling on a Saturday night and everyone seemed to be enjoying their food. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2014
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Juneau, Alaska
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Exceptional service and food for lunch”
Reviewed June 27, 2014

Small bistro style restaurant and bar. Intimate, big city atmosphere. The portabello mushroom burger was terrific. The Zinc burger, their specialty, was thoroughly enjoyed by my wife. The $3.00 caesar salad was unbelievable in taste and price. The shaved parmesan made the difference. Our server was excellent

Visited June 2014
Thank Richard W
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