246 South 11th St. - Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-351-9901
This second restaurant of Olivier Desaintmartin, ZINC is no less than a replica of a “le Marais” style bar restaurant, artists most preferred section of Paris. Le Marais is also the oldest part of the French capital.
Desaintmartin bought a 1919 zinc bar from a Parisian bar, refinished it, and shipped it to this quaint 40 seats bar/restaurant.
Acclaimed for its food, romance and its specialty drinks, Zinc becomes a hang out for locals, a meeting place. You can share a charcuterie or a fromage plate with a glass of Chinon, or sit at the bar sipping a French aperitif waiting for your party, or enjoy some oysters with a Muscadet.
The bistro menu is the same for brunch and dinner so at any time of the day you may choose to order eggs Benedict or steak frites or even just an apple tart with a “coupe “ of Blanquette de Limoux (sparkling wine).
In Desaintmartin plans, French continental breakfast (croissants, paint au chocolat, tartines and butter…) and luncheon is the 2008 project.
About the CHEF
Olivier Desaintmartin was born and raised in Champagne, went to the hotel school in Paris and fell in love with the 1st and 2nd arrondissements (Le Marais).