Le Zinc was established in this new building in 2013 by Willy Boutillier and Axel Macé, the owners of Maximillien, which has enjoyed a 40-year run in Pike Place Market. The concept was affordable, fine French bistro cuisine, with all entrees at $22 or less. The name is derived from the classic French zinc bar tops -- "“In France, when you say you’re going to the zinc, back in the day, it meant you were going to the bar,” Boutillier noted to Capitolhillseattle.com.
I put my Probability of Making it Three Years at 80% after dinner and drinks at Le Zinc, as not only was it highly regarded but our late night experience was quite fine and it had a fair amount of patrons for the hour. And yet this was a Friday night, and Mace told CapitolHillSeattle.com that businsess was excellent on weekends, but they could not draw enough patrons through the rest of the week, despite pricing for a local crowd, so Le Zinc est mort.
Est. June 24, 2013 - Closed Jan 1, 2015 - Building constructed: 2013
Previous bars in this location: None
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