When you enter the establishment, the ambiance seems nice: slightly crowded, a murmur of conversation, and decent lighting. Zinc's menu is supposed to be ""Modern American,"" but it seems it's more Asian infused. Of the starters, both the organic greens and beet salad were good. However, the main entrees were bland. My wife had the special, which was a Chilean Sea Bass with porcini mushrooms on a bed spaetzle. The fish was not seasoned at all and there was no sauce on the spaetzle. I had the smoked scallops with lobster, pea, and roasted fennel risotto. First of all the risotto was bland; it tasted like plain white rice soaked in a fake butter sauce, then mixed with small lobster pieces (indiscernible), al dente peas, and specks of fennel. You couldn't even taste the fennel. Oh and the risotto didn't even taste like risotto. The rice was mushy and spongy at the same time. I'd be happy even if they put a sprinkle of salt, but no! The scallops were okay. The food does not deserve the price they charge here. Too pricey for mediocre food. Can't believe they were awarded by Zagat, NY Times, and Wine Spectator.
Cons: price, food