Zinc Bar & Restaurant

(215) 351-9901 | View Website

246 S 11th St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions   19107

39.947241 -75.159376

Open Hours

Mon. - Thu. 5am - 10:30pm;Fri. - Sat. 5am - 11:30pm;Sun. CLOSED

 
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Tags: Brunch, Date Spot, Fine Dining, Notable Wine List

Payment Methods: American Express, Check, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Washington Square West, Center City

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Zinc Bar & Restaurant

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Zinc Bar & Restaurant
Recommends

Call ahead to reserve the infamous "duck press" for a truly old-school French bistro experience you won't soon forget. (This move ain't for the squeamish, be forewarned.)

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Authentic Parisian rudeness – This restaurant would fit right in on the Left Bank--the waitresses are rude and the food is overpriced. Despite being the largest party in the restaurant (12 people), we had trouble getting water out on the table, let alone bread. It took the waitress 3 trips just to take our orders, which brings us to the food.

I've had better french onion soup in diners, frankly. It was lukewarm and tasteless. My entree was overcooked and rather small. The waitress also ripped off our table on corking fees, charging a magnum of wine as three bottles. At least in France, I wouldn't be expected to tip for service like this--here, there was a mandatory 20% gratuity because of the size of our party.

Recommends
over a year ago

Cozy bistro warms up the neighborhood with classic Mediterranean fare. – In Short
Med students, Washington West residents and anyone else lucky enough to go once seem to come back in droves to this cozy Jefferson-area spot. Dishes are simple, inexpensive and consistent. At lunchtime, light French brasserie fare comes in big salads, cheese-topped onion soup, Brie sandwiches and excellent fries. For dinner, La Boheme adds votives to its simple wooden tables and invites guest to bring their own drinks to match a Mediterranean-inspired menu that changes weekly.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

another great bistro – Wines, food everything was outstanding. The guest in this tiny dining room were licking the plates (one did litterally).

The wine list is short but I couldn't decide. From the 1st course to dessert we were stunned!. We heard that lunch is also amazing!

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Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

best neighbourhood bistro – When I heard it was owned by the same people as Caribou Cafe, I had to give a try. Succulent is the food! Lunch is a must do with colleagues and dinner with friends. Their wine selection is..........someone must know about wines back there! Typical bistro you'd find in Paris, without paying all that euro>>>

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

amazing surprise – My husband and I popped into this adorible restaurant for lunch the other day. We love seafood, and the two entrees we had were amazing. I'll get to them in a minute. We started with the tuna and salmon carpaccio, an appetizer, definitely enough for two to share. A great amount of high quality fish for heavy duty sashimi fans. We also shared the house salad, which was dressed to perfection. Now onto the entrees. I ordered the butterfish, which comes wrapped in grape leaves with a peppercorn sauce. Exquisite. My husband ordered the special of the day, swordfish in a mussel saffron au jus. Also exquisite. We're definitely going back, to try their everyday steak frites. Another table ordered it, and the aroma was amazing. We loved our server, she made us feel really welcome. We'll be back for dinner too.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

One of my favorites ... – This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city! It is perfect for a nice romantic evening, since it is small, intimate and candlelit. And, it's a BYOB, making it even better!

Recently I had a steamed shellfish dish that was wonderful - not only in taste (it was accented with a delicious tomato-based sauce), but also in presentation (the shellfish are just beautiful in all shapes, colors and sizes).

Note that the prices are a little more on the expensive side, and do not expect heaping plates full of food (yuck! Who wants to over-stuff themselves during a nice meal anyways?!?). A dinner for two will likely cost over $100 if electing to select from all three courses....but it is well worth it for a delicious evening!

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

simple and awesome – Best seafood yet. Fresh, simple and elegant. Try surf and turf, changes daily and skate.Desserts delightful.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Cozy French Bistro – I was surprised to see the restaurant empty at 8:30pm, but fortunately that didn't discourage my guest and me. We each ordered a fish entree, St. Pierre in Beurre Rouge and Tuna in another tasty sauce. As it was empty till that point the entrees came out far too quickly. However, they were delicious and the pace slowed much and the restaurant got busier from there. Even with more patrons it was never noisy inside. For dessert the cheese plate was also very generous, with chevre, camembert, figs, brie, and a frisee salad. Recommended for dates or even for groups.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Best B.Y.O.B in Philadelphia – My wife and I have been going to La Boheme for the last two years and have seen many changes. Yet it remains our favorite place to dine in Philadelphia. The atmosphere is dark and romantic, the service has always been excellent. We have never had any complaints about the food it has always been wonderful. The menu changes daily so you have a new experince each time you visit. On our last visit we had a nice conversation with the new chef. I have read the last couple reviews and cant see why they are not very good.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Expensive yet Worthless...odd combination – Overpriced, extremely small portions, and bread presented as if special yet no better than some bought at Acme. Below average service - when asked if he could divide the check he said no since he just put it into the system. You mean to tell me you charge $28 per plate and can't change something in the "system"? Lazy. Food was tasteless.

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