"I’ve been eating at Zinc for more than 10 years. It is, by far, my favourite restaurant in New Haven. The complexity of flavours in each dish is exquisite. I’ve never chosen a dish that I didn’t enjoy (even if it’s something I wouldn’t normally choose). Zinc has a nice, upscale ambiance, yet is ok for any occasion. I cannot speak more highly of this gem in New Haven."
"A New Haven icon. Menu changes frequently, adding new and interesting seasonal and locally sourced choices, while holding on to long-time favorites. Great service; very warm and welcoming; sophisticated vibe; never disappoints."
"Zinc is probably our favorite restaurant in New Haven. We keep coming back. Excellent food, creative menu, awesome cocktails, stellar service. A bit of a splurge for us, but definitely worth it. We love coming here for special occasions"
"My girlfriend and I went for dinner recently on a Saturday night.She had no idea where we were going because I had booked it.We enjoy our food so she knew if I picked it she was going to have a great night.Zinc did not disappoint! The food was amazing,presentation was outstanding and our waiter Chris was great.We ordered an assortment of small plates including Duck Nachos(our favourite dish) Lettuce Wraps with Beef;Roasted Baby Carrots and Artichokes,Grilled Shrimp.We enjoyed every bite.We both decided to have dessert we chose Coconut Passion fruit Cake and they had a special, Homemade assortment of Chocolates,Delicious ! Price wise for some people it would be expensive but you will pay more for good quality food and Zinc is definately serving up huge portions of quality and service.Can't wait to go back!"
"I'm not sure how many more times I can leave a Great review for this Restaurant. It is THE Best restaurant in New Haven. Granted that's my opinion, I think locals only list a few other names in the same category to compete.
The atmosphere is classy without being so classy that you feel uncomfortable going in on a little more casual occasions, with great ambiance that will fit a variety of reasons to dine from Romance to Business to Fun.
The service is always top notch and accommodating.
They have a variety of culinary creations on a rotating menu such that most anyone can find some thing they'll like and it most likely will come with an interesting twist. Even if the twist sounds odd, trust the Chef, she know's what she's doing. If you like Duck, I have more than once been quoted saying it must be her spirit animal or some thing because when it's there it's always fantastic. (The Duck Nachos small plate never leaves the menu because people will just keep asking for them anyway) This time was no exception with the current Rice Bowl.
Of Note: They tend to make an effort to have at least a couple good vegetarian options too, which helps my girlfriend, and I've seen them be pretty accommodating to other dietary restrictions as well.
The deserts are always delightful and they often have unique Gelato flavors I have yet to find anywhere else.
A real star to the New Haven dining scene during the summer is the prix-fix Market Menu, where they create a new dish every week from Local Farm fresh ingredients.
Ok, I've gushed enough for this time. Try this place when it next fits in your schedule!"
"I had a great experience here. I went when I was on an elimination diet and our server, Juan Carlos was exceptional with helping me figuring out what to eat. I was so happy with how he helped me and made me feel comfortable ordering. Thanks Juan Carlo and Zinc for a delicious meal."