Please don't be confused: the food at Le Zinc is quite delicious. But the service is impeccable. Once you are warmly greeted at the door, you can promptly order one of their delicious cocktails. Champagne cocktails are their specialty and each one is better than the last. For something elegant try La Rosette, with St. Germain elderflower liqueur and sparkling wine, for something beautiful try Bacchus' Pearls, with Concord Grapes in brandy, topped with sparkling wine, and for something sweet order the Canton Royale, Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, sparkling wine and lemon.
Servers will whisk away your glass when you are done, and provide you with wine recommendations to follow your cocktail. They will allow you to sample a glass before you purchase the bottle, and even bring you a glass of something special they know you will love. Sigh, take a sip and relax. Who doesn’t love Paris?
The service is hard to beat, but the food does not disappoint. The cuisine is of course classic French. Start your meal with a fresh and delightful goat cheese salad is a delight, with peppery greens and dreamy mounds of fried goat cheese. Gnocchi is hearty and filling, and billowy pillows of butternut squash ravioli are comforting and warm.
Bistrot Le Zinc, 3714 Macomb Street Northwest Washington DC 20016, (202) 686-2015