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American, Contemporary
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964 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2515 (Between College and Temple Streets)
+1 203-624-0507
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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New Haven, CT
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time we go the food and service is great. We don't go as often as we'd like but it is always consistently good. Which is the mark of a good restaurant. Some reviews you need to describe what you had and recommend specific dishes. Here it doesn't matter. It's all good. Again, mark of a good restaurant. Highly recommend.... More 

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great burger with the most delicious roasted red peppers. But the highlight was my old fashioned with the black cherry for dessert. Go. Now.

Thank John C
Oxford, Connecticut
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

You'll never go wrong with choosing Zinc! The menu is local, inventive, and fresh. The chef uses local products to create gastronomic delights.

Thank dritschler
New Haven, Connecticut
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

This restaurant has been one of the most consistent places in the area for level of service and quality of food. The menu is attractive and interesting. Food is great and service prompt and professional.

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Ojo Caliente, New Mexico
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Zinc was recommended as a good place to go for dinner in New Haven. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We were warmly greeted and seated at a cozy table for two. Our waitress was very attentive without being overbearing. We each ordered a glass of wine. Our entrees came out piping hot and delicious. I had the tuna and my... More 

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285 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The food is very good, but the noise level at a reasonable dinner hour makes conversation near impossible: it is exacerbated by excessively loud music [from the bar?]. Still, the orzo dishes in particular show the care and flair that keeps us returning to Zinc. We will try to choose off hours in future so we can enjoy each other... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Zinc, not to be confused with Kitchen Zinc, will leave you impressed. Whether it's stopping by for restaurant week, enjoying a happy hour at the bar, or catching up with a friend for dinner, this Mediterranean, Italian, American Bistro will satisfy your pallette. I opted for a bourbon and club soda accompanied by the Lettuce Wraps. It was a great... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut, United States
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66 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I have never been here before and I am not sure I will go again. This place has New York pricing with small portions. Inside is nice and the staff at least the ones I had were exceptional. Parking on the street was a problem BUT they validate parking in the parking garages around the corner ... which was good.... More 

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Naples, Florida
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67 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We ordered the Organic Greens Salad and it was the highlight of the meal! Just SO tasty;) On to the sea scallops (3) we just okay in flavor and the hanger steak which was flavorful. Overall the attention of our server was lacking.....

Thank Becky M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely evening at Zinc last night. A charming waitress. The food was balanced, tasteful and inspired. A bit noisy at first, but things calmed enough to have an actual conversation with a gentleman at the next table. We were some of the last to leave, but did not feel rushed. Highly recommended.

Thank Christopher A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$35
American, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 964 Chapel St, New Haven, CT 06510-2515
    (Between College and Temple Streets)
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  New Haven
  • Phone Number: +1 203-624-0507

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?