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Cafe Zinc

4.7
4.7
582 reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Please Note: Any OpenTable Reservations made for Café Zinc are for our indoor dining only, and are not for our Outdoor Dining Pods. To make reservations for our H Hotel Dining Pods please visit https://www.opentable.com/r/h-hotel-dining-pods-midland


The world of chemistry works on an elemental level. Now experience what happens to your world when the elements work for you. A modern, 40 seat casual dining restaurant - Café Zinc is designed and themed to represent a French bistro setting. Our French pastry Chef prepares a daily assortment of house made pastries and breads for use in the restaurant as well as retail sale.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (989) 837-6030

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Theo Bawar

Popular dishes

What 582 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Best Food

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Group Bookings

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Healthy

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Lunch

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Outdoor Eating

  • Northern Michigan / Upper Peninsula

    Most Booked

  • Northern Michigan

    Best Food

  • Northern Michigan

    Group Bookings

  • Northern Michigan

    Healthy

  • Northern Michigan

    Lunch

  • Northern Michigan

    Outdoor Eating

  • Northern Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. m

    markw

    Northern MI

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always outstanding. And the wait staff is top notch.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Daughter’s 15th birthday breakfast with grandparents.
  3. HB

    HappyBelly

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Seafood cioppino was very salty. French onion soup is good. Beet salad too.
  4. m

    marcyk

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice venue for outdoor breakfast! I was meeting a friend that I was in the Peace Corps with and we had a wonderful time and delicious breakfast!
  5. PE

    PattyE

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Host was terrible. Asked for a certain table, she told us they were fully booked, yet the entire 1.5 hours we were there, only 4 tables (outside seating) were used. She had such a rude tone. Everything else was AWESOME. Get a new host for Sunday's Cafe Zinc.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 24 June 2022Thank you for your feedback, we greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your dining experience with us and will be looking into this issue further. We hope you choose to dine with us again soon!

  6. P

    Peachesandprincess

    Detroit

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We've been to Cafe Zinc before and had a better experience than yesterday. I don't know if it was because it was Father's Day or what but both the service and food was not the quality of what we have experienced in the past. The cinnamon roll was dry, we felt as though we were being rushed a lot by the server and then she disappeared. It was okay, but not great.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 24 June 2022Thank you for being a valued guest at Café and for your feedback. we appreciate your sharing your experience with us and will be looking into this issue further.

  7. DH

    DanH

    Grand Rapids

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Cafe Zinc has a nice breakfast menu, unique benedicts, great avocado toast and much more. Inside and outdoor dining.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 24 June 2022Thank you for your kind feedback! We look forward to serving you again in the future!

  8. KI

    KImK

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food are consistently top notch👍 Pair that with a beautiful ambience and you have an amazing dining experience.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 24 June 2022Thank you for your kind words! We hope to serve you again soon!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent service and food. My favorite place to dine!

    Cafe ZincResponded on 8 June 2022Thank you for being such a dedicated guest and for your kind words! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  10. TR

    TedR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was perfect. The duck confit salad is a unique and satisfying option. I wanted to take dessert home but we were headed to a show and didn't want the lemon item to sit in a hot car. Next time I am saving space for one of the delicious-looking sweets.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 8 June 2022Thank you for choosing to dine with us an for your kind words! We look forward to serving you again!

  11. CP

    ChristopherP

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    This was an uncharacteristic experience at cafe zinc for us. They were very busy so it was understandable that we waited a bit past our reservation to be seated. What wasn’t understandable was that the hostess was overwhelmed and became visible and verbally frustrated with my family waiting in the vestibule. Additionally; the food was timely but lacked the consistency of preparedness and presentation that we’re accustomed to at cafe zinc. Aside from that; it remains our favorite high end restaurant in Midland and we will be back.
  12. CR

    CidR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Everything was absolutely delicious, but I was disappointed they put us at the counter (especially after making a reservation) and it was a little difficult for the three of us to talk easily.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 8 June 2022Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Café Zinc and for your feedback! We look forward to serving you again in the future!

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quiche was fire!

    Cafe ZincResponded on 8 June 2022We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your quiche! We hope to serve you again soon!

  14. AC

    ACAdP

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good menu options for food, wine, and cocktails. Burgers were delicious.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 8 June 2022Thank you for your kind feedback! We look forward to serving you again in the future!

  15. NW

    NancyW

    Detroit

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 24 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for lunch with a reservation and were promptly seated and waited on. Very nice server. I had the chopped salad which was super fresh and perfectly sized portion. My companion had the fish tacos and said they were really good. There were three tacos plus a salad again great serving size for lunch. Highly recommend

    Cafe ZincResponded on 27 May 2022Thank you so much for your kind feedback! We look forward to serving you again in the future!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2022

    overall2food4service4ambience1
    Server was awesome but other than that it was a poor experience. It took 50 minutes to receive our drinks from the bar after ordering. This is the second time Ive had an awful experience. It was their last chance.
  17. KP

    KeriP

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I stopped for lunch on our way through. The food was delicious. My husband had the seafood chowder and chopped salad and I had the black bean burger, everything was great! Would definitely go back!

    Cafe ZincResponded on 24 May 2022Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to serving you again in the future!

  18. AG

    AnonymousGuy

    Detroit

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall2food5service3ambience4
    At 11:20am on a Sunday, we walked into Zinc and were met by a rude hostess who would not offer us a table unless we had a reservation. The inside dining room was 10% full. So I went back outside and reserved a table on the OpenTable app and walked back in. She didn't even recognize me (from <5 mins ago) because she never looked up to make eye contact, only looking down at the tablet. She was only willing to try to accommodate those people with reservations (and she did not offer any advice as to how to *make one* or that there were spaces available). The app allowed me a table for 2 outside and that is exactly what we did!! We walked back in at 11:20am for a reservation at 11:30a and were seated early. The food was great and the rest of the staff was really nice and accommodative. They were forced to compensate for their colleague, which is a pity. The wait time for food from the kitchen was extended beyond what is normal, but the quality of the food and the experience was great after the initial issue.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 19 May 2022Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. We will be private messaging you to speak about your experience further!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    My friend and I had a reservation for 2. The hostess was rude and seemed annoyed we were there. She sat us and no one came back for 23 minutes, yes I timed it, because I was shocked. Someone finally came over and said she would send a waitress over, never happened. Another waitress walked by and we grabbed her attention. She said she didn’t know who our waitress was but would take drink orders and our breakfast order if we were ready and would find out who should be taking care of us. That waitress was very nice and we were thankful for her help, however she did not come back until our food arrived. We had to ask the women refilling our coffees to find a waitress so we could order another drink. We have always had a good experience before this, so we were quite disappointed. The food was very good and the waitress that did step in to help was good. I’m not sure where the communication broke down but we will definitely try another place next time.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 19 May 2022Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. We will be private messaging you to talk about your experience further!

  20. LC

    LenoreC

    Western NC

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and I love Treana wine by the glass. Delicious. Patio in front is nice.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 19 May 2022Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to serving you again in the future!

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    The hostess is an older woman with long hair. She comes off as rude in every encounter I’ve had with her. I’ve considered not dining at cafe Zn now because of her. The server we had was nice. The food is always delicious! The best desserts in midland dare I say!

    Cafe ZincResponded on 19 May 2022Thank you so much for your feedback! We are sorry to here that your service did not meet your expectations! We will be sending you a private message to speak about your experience further.

  22. CB

    CinthiaB

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    As always the food and service at Cafe Zinc were excellent. I am never disappointed.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 13 May 2022Thank you for your kind feedback and for continuing to be a valued guest here at Café Zinc! We hope to serve you gain soon!

  23. MT

    MaggieT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    We were there for a business lunch and it was very loud in there making it difficult to hear each other. The server was slow to get to us to take our order. When the food finally came, one of the orders was wrong, so she took it back to the kitchen for them to redo it, and she forgot to bring it out right away. By the time the meal came back to the table, the rest of us were almost finished with our lunch.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 13 May 2022Thank you for your feedback! We are sorry to hear that your experience did not meet your expectations. We will be private messaging you to discuss your experience further.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s day
  25. RH

    ReaseH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very relaxing birthday dinner, they were busy but it was not loud. Great food with a variety of desserts to end the night.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 9 May 2022Thank you for choosing to celebrate your special day with us at Café Zinc! We are so happy to hear that you have an amazing dining experience and look forward to your next visit with us!

  26. BE

    BERG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was very good and came to the table nice and hot. However, my steak was a little overdone as was the chicken my wife had. The french onion soup was excellent! The dining room was quite small and the tables pretty close together. Our server, David, was outstanding. All things considered it was a positive experience.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 10 May 2022Thank you for your feedback! We will forward your compliments to David and hope you dine with us again in the future!

  27. M

    Meghan

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place for brunch and food was very fresh! Stayed at the H hotel and went here two mornings. The staff is highly attentive and the room is beautiful. We will be back again!

    Cafe ZincResponded on 9 May 2022Thank you for dining and staying with us this weekend and for your kind words! We are happy to hear that you had a great stay! We look forward to serving you again during your next visit!

  28. JR

    JRMC

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great atmosphere. Yes, it’s on the more expensive side, but it’s well worth it!

    Cafe ZincResponded on 9 May 2022Thank you for your feedback! We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal this weekend and hope to serve you again in the future!

  29. MC

    MikeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always enjoy dining at Cafe Zinc. We had a very enjoyable dining experience.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 2 May 2022Thank you for your kind words! We love to hear from our returning guests! We hope to serve you again soon!

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Megan took great care of us

    Cafe ZincResponded on 2 May 2022Thank you for your kind words! We will forward your compliments to our team!

  31. DS

    DanaS

    Northern MI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our food was well prepared and delicious. The menu included a variety of options and the items stated whether they were gluten free, dairy free, or vegan. There are so many delicious desserts to choose from. They have their own pastry kitchen and make everything on site. We had the fresh fruit tart and the tiramisu. We will definitely come back again.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 29 April 2022Thank you for you feedback! We love to hear that guests had a great dining experience! We look forward to serving you again soon!

  32. AB

    AnnB

    Grand Rapids

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening. Great good, great service! We definitely will be back! Next time for dessert!!!

    Cafe ZincResponded on 29 April 2022Thank you for your kind words! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to serving you again in the future!

  33. CV

    CarolV

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A delicious lunch with colleagues. The only downside was that the restaurant was busy, so it was a little loud, and felt a little crowded. But otherwise, FIVE STAR - and Mary was exceptional, as usual.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 22 April 2022Thank you for dining with us at Café Zinc and for your kind words! We will forward your compliments to Mary and hope you dine with us again soon!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always!

    Cafe ZincResponded on 22 April 2022That you for your kind review! We hope you dine with us again soon!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cordial and expert staff, phenomenal menu, background music was not so loud as to be distracting or interfere with conversation.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 12 April 2022Thank you for your kind words! We hope you dine with us again soon!

  36. S

    Samantha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect date night dining in the pods Food was delicious as well as the drinks Our waitress was great also will definitely be back

    Cafe ZincResponded on 4 April 2022Thank you for your kind review! We are thrilled to know that you enjoyed your time dining with us and hope you return in the near future!

  37. WA

    WendyA

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great intimate dining with attentive staff. Food was delicious! My only regret was I didn't buy a dessert to rake home. They were beautiful and I suspect equally as tasty!

    Cafe ZincResponded on 4 April 2022Thank you for dining with us at Café Zinc and for you feedback! We hope that you come back again soon so you can try one of our delicious desserts!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Northern MI

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    The hostess needs improvement, the food service was fantastic. We love the food there, however them messing up our booking four times is hard to overlook along with the hostess attitudes and blame on their managers for not doing the right thing versus apologizing for their poor customer service and lack of providing options to make things right for their customer. We might consider other dining options after dealing with the bad experience.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 4 April 2022Thank you for dining with us at Café Zinc on 3/31! We apologize that our service did not meet your expectations. We strive to give our guests the best service possible and are saddened that your experience did not reflect that. We have notified our team of your feedback, and hope that you dine with us again in the future.

  39. DM

    DonMega

    Detroit

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    I had to wait approximately 20 minutes after my reservation to be given the option to wait another 15 minutes for my table or take a seat at the bar. I opted to sit at the bar. Server was kind and enjoyed talking to her. Overall service was subpar which can’t necessarily be attributed to her directly. Server realized that bread was never provided to me which is customary and brought some out. Sadly that took another 15-20 minutes to discover after ordering. Food took an exceptionally long time to come out and my duck was cold, as was the squash, when it reached the table. I’ve dined at Cafe Zinc many times over the year and this experience was sadly subpar to put it mildly. Staff seemed to be disorganized and not on the same page. Food didn’t have that top notch flare that Zinc was previously known for. This will be my last visit for a good long while.

    Cafe ZincResponded on 4 April 2022Thank you for the feedback on your dining experience at Café Zinc and for being a returning guest. We want to apologize for the level of service you received on 3/27. We have given your feedback to our team and hope that you choose to dine with us in the future.

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing!

    Cafe ZincResponded on 4 April 2022Thank you for your feedback!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Cafe Zinc offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (989) 837-6030.

Cafe Zinc is rated 4.7 stars by 582 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Cafe Zinc

111 W Main Street Midland, MI 48640

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Gordon

  • Area

    Midland

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Theo Bawar

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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