Ask locals about this intimate restaurant and wine bar and they’re bound to mention the addictive Zinc burger: smoked cheddar, bibb lettuce, and spicy tomato aioli. Just as many come back time after time for the steak and frites, where the meat is pan-seared and finished with a cognac pan sauce. Zinc occupies an old brick building near the River Walk but not on it; a small patio in the back provides romantic atmosphere without the bustle—or the raised prices. In the evening many patrons come just for the wine.