Private Events

ZINC New Haven offers private dining for all occasions! Being centrally located in Downtown New Haven makes our venue perfect for:

  • Rehearsal Dinners

  • Company Socials

  • Meetings & Presentations

  • Birthday Parties

  • Wedding Receptions

Please contact our Private Events Manager, Elizabeth Ciarlelli, at (203) 624-0507 or complete the inquiry form below to reserve a room for your reception, party, or event.

Types of Events

Back Dining Room or Entire Restaurant

Our back room can be reserved for the larger party that wants a bit more privacy. We can comfortably seat 30 people at multiple tables. Enjoy our three-course pre-fixed menu, which can be personalized for your group. All private events can include ZINC Specialty Cocktails, wine, beer, and soft drinks. You will have your own private server who will provide extraordinary service and attention to every detail of your event.

Entire Restaurant

90 people max (seated event)  | 100 people max (standing reception)
**please inquire about pricing**

Back Dining Room (private)

30 people max for seated lunch or dinner. Three-course pre-fixed lunch menu starts at $31 per person. Three-course pre-fixed dinner menu starts at $58 per person.

40 people max for standing reception. Options of passed hors d'oeuvres and charcuterie plates (options customizable based on current menu) Starting at $42 per person.

Menus include seasonal items and change with the current menu.

Sample Fixed Price Dinner Menu
Chef’s Selection of 3 passed hors d’oeuvres

Small Plate

Arugula Salad
Tuscan Olive Oil + Lemon/ Grana Padano Cheese

Main Plate

Grilled Naturally Raised Hangar Steak
Balsamic-Red Onion Gravy/ Yukon Potato Mash with Sour Cream/ Sautéed Spinach 

Charred Natural Chicken Breast
Lime + Black Sesame Seed Sauce/ Purple Sticky Rice/ Baby Bok Choy with Miso Butter  

Seared Scottish Salmon
Walnut + Kale Pesto Risotto/ Peas + Spinach/ Pickled Beet + Crème Fraiche 

Casarecce Pasta
Creamy Porcini + Shiitake Mushrooms/ Red Wine Braised Artichokes/ Peas/ Goat Cheese


Chocolate + Pear Mousse Cake
Caramel Pears 

Blue Hubbard Squash Crème Brûlée
Pepita Brittle 

Seasonal Fruit Crisp
Crème Fraiche Gelato 

Sorbet Coupe


Chef’s Tasting Menu

If you and your friends love going out to eat, exploring new flavor options, and consider yourselves food connoisseurs, then a Private Chefs Tasting Menu would be the perfect night out; a dining highlight at ZINC New Haven.

Tasting menus are offered Monday-Friday and are not available on Saturdays or holidays. The cost is $100 with wine pairings, $65 without wines, with all pricing plus sales tax and 20% service charge. Reservations for Chef's Tasting Menu must be made at least one week prior to your requested date. 

5-course Chef’s Tasting Menu
Chef Denise Appel will create an exciting dining experience made especially for you and your guests
Below is an example of what your Tasting Menu could look like. 

Sample Chef’s Tasting Menu

Amuse Bouche
Carrot-Ginger Soup
Eudald Massana Noya Cava, Spain, N.V

Fresh Mozzarella
Shallot Jam/ Bacon Gremolata/ Melted Leek Puree/ Fennel Pollen   
Ravine’s Riesling, Finger Lakes, New York, 2015

Grilled Jerk Shrimp
Creamy Cheddar Grits/ Sweet Pepper Jelly/Pickled Red Onion   
Santo Wines Assyrtiko, Santorini, Greece 2016

Pork Belly
Smoked + Slow Roasted/ IPA BBQ Sauce/ Creamy Apple Slaw
Bastide Miraflors, Cotes de Roussillon, Syrah, France 2015

Grilled Hanger Steak
Balsamic-Red Onion Gravy/ Maple Glazed Carrots + Bacon/Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes
Substance Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington 2015

Chocolate + Pear Mousse Cake
Caramel Poached Pear/Vahlrona Dulcey Chocolate Gelato

Blue Hubbard Squash Crème Brûlée
Pomegranate + Red Wine Sorbet/ Pomegranate Seeds
Fonseca Bin 27 Oporto, Portugal


Personalized Wine Dinner

Tell us what kind of wines you’d like to explore and our in-house Sommelier, Michael Egan, will select three to four wines while Chef Denise creates a customized a four-course menu that pairs perfectly with his selection. Michael will guide you through this dinner with history on the wineries, wine tasting notes, and sharing his in-depth knowledge about food and wine pairings. This is a truly unique opportunity which provides a deeper level of knowledge and enjoyment for you and your guests. 


Please contact our Private Events Manager, Elizabeth Ciarlelli, at (203) 624-0507 or complete the inquiry form below to reserve a room for your reception, party, or event.

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