ZINC New Haven

4.8
2535 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Across from the historic New Haven Green, ZINC offers an innovative seed-to-plate menu that celebrates the surrounding community. Sustainable food has been the focus of ZINC since opening its doors in 1999 and has helped earn our place as a fixture in the downtown landscape. Our modern interpretation of “American Food” which is local market inspired and globally infused with a focus on sustainable food offers a dining experience fit for even the most enthusiastic of foodies.

Co-Owners Donna Curran and Chef Denise Appel combine more than 20 years of experience to create a restaurant that reflects their passion for great local food and quality service. ZINC has evolved into one of the city’s most popular gathering spots for both local foodies and visiting ones.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2535 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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cherylt
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The staff at Zinc was so accommodating, helpful, and very friendly. We were very well taken care of.

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Memekiller
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best overall restaurant in New Haven. Creative, tasty, the best service personnel in town (Rachel is exceptional), healthy, farm to table. A romantic ambience. The place to take a partner or colleague that will unfailingly impress. Something on the menu for both vegans and carnivores.

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SherryB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have done a phenomenal job making the place safe with plexiglass separating the tables and spacing them out! It was a wonderful experience!

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Rabelais
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had their Prix Fixe menu and it was superb. Their clever food combinations are as good as ever, never disappointing, and very reasonably priced.

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Jack
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is superb! That staff outstanding. Michael, the manager and sommelier, is keenly intelligent, brilliant at inventing new cocktails and knowing great wine, and making us feel comfortable and well taken care of. Donna, one of the owners, is a wonderful host. It’s the best restaurant in New Haven.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did an early dinner on Saturday. I had a tuna and my husband had a salmon. Both entrees were delisted.

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Harp
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty and safe outdoors setup for the pandemic. Excellent food and service.

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PennyMD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Excellent service. Consistent for 21 years!!

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LikeToEatGoodStuff
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Uniquely delicious food with exemplary service.

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Wiley
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a treat to be able to eat outside during this terrible time of pandemic. Loved the service and set up. Excellent wine, great food.

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Detroit
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service.

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SteveS
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a party of six and everybody was very satisfied and happy with the food and restaurant. We will be back. Very nice patio and delicious food!

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Jamie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent meal, well prepared, and nicely served. Enjoyed a nice chat with the owner, who came to our table. The outdoor dining area was an oasis in this difficult time. We will return often.
Jamie Cohen and Fran DeToro
New Haven

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vipSHELLY
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars. Pleasure to dine in their outdoor space with such incredible food, service and ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife here for her birthday and we had a wonderful time. Never had a bad meal at Zinc

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vippamela
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

wonderful date night for restaurant week! great service and yummy food.

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Ritu
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for restaurant week, the menu was fantastic, service was prompt, and we had a great time!

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patw
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

So ... we will not be going back anytime soon! The food was mediocre and the portion size was small. We sat outside amd there was an excersize class going on outside right near us...this made it a little uncomfortable and very noisy.
We went during restaurant week to try it out because we heard great things about it.
Much better places to eat in New Haven!

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LisaA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night on the patio. Loved the duck nachos!!

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MichelleF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails. Service was wonderful as well. Very nicely setup for outside dining.

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IngerD
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience . The food was great and service was excellent. Thank you Donna, Denise and team!

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LeslieR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was nice except we were freezing. No heat lamps were avail.

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vipmbblaw
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exciting and interesting dishes. The staff is so friendly and accommodating.

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Renee
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the few restaurants we go and think to ourselves, "this is better than anything we can cook at home". Great service and spacing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service and food.

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vipAndrewH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food service and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat inside, and near the bar, and the bartender was our waiter. The Martinis and other cocktails were strong and true. The burger was awesome, although the fries lacked inspiration. Duck nachos and beef lettuce wraps are the perfect apps. Overall the atmosphere was friendly, relaxed, hospitable—which is saying a lot in these COVID times.

CO
ClaudiaO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our favorite place. They followed state protocols which was a big plus for us. We love it!

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KATHY149
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

THE FOOD WAS FABULOUS AS USUALLY!! WE LOVED EVERYTHING!!! :)

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carolo
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Zinc.. Recommend to everyone. The outdoor seating is a plus

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vipAnnetteC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the outdoor dining spot that they set up for COVID and the food, atmosphere, etc. were lovely.

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RobN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at Zinc! Glad to have them back.

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OnePickyEater
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor seating is lovely and the meal was exceptional! Definitely going back again soon!

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vipFineFoodLover
New England
25 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We frequent this restaurant and have found that every time we go, the food from appetizer thru to dessert is excellent and the service is excellent. If you have not been to Zinc then you are truly missing a great experience. Ask for Joanne as your waitress. She is phenomenal and very knowledgeable about the dishes and the wines.

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SBGNeHaven
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a wonderful dining experience at Zinc. Even with the complications of CoronaVirus, Zinc was busy, and yet safe social distance between tables. A pleasure to be there!

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George
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food all around, nice presentation and great service. Kudos to the chef!

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MariaH
New England
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Our food was delicious, especially the mushroom ravioli. Service could have been better. Our waitress seemed very cranky and never smiled. They also sat us next to the door on a freezing night and the chill coming by every time the door opened was bothersome.

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vipSLC75
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Field greens salad and grilled tuna were both outstanding. One of the best meals I’ve had in years!

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Deanna
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was a wonderful restaurant and the staff were amazing. I had Malaysian Shrimp Fried Rice Fried Brown Rice, however disappointed in the shrimp quantity only had three shrimp in the bowl, but the flavor and meal was enjoyable. I will recommended to my friends.

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vipMsPie
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. We enjoyed our dinner and wine by the glass was delicious (Pali PN).
Thank you!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from ZINC New Haven using the Order Online button. ZINC New Haven also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (203) 624-0507.

ZINC New Haven is rated 4.8 stars by 2535 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.