In one of those not-quite-clear-on-the-concept Phoenix things, Zinc refers to itself as “a true New York–style Parisian bistro.” I’m not sure what that means, but Zinc does have a French flair, from the zinc bar to the sidewalk cafe seating to the hooks under the bar for ladies’ purses. Try the moules marinieres or the crab-and-truffle omelet, both of which come with addictive shoestring potatoes. Steak eaters should be sure to try the melt-in-your-mouth sous vide steak, which is cooked for hours in a vacuum bag. For dessert, there is decadent chocolate soufflé.