Little Italy’s Zinqué Introduces New Happy Hour

Grilled Whole Branzino / Chimichurri
Grilled Whole Branzino / Chimichurri

Zinqué, the recently opened French bistro in the heart of Little Italy, has unveiled an all new Happy Hour menu available Monday through Friday from 4pm – 7pm in their bar and pod seating areas.

Zinqué’s Happy Hour menu offers 13 various food selections including Prawn Tacos, Ratatouille Quesadilla, Country Pate, Pan Con Tomate with Prosciutto, and Mini Quiche Bites – all for $9 and under. Guests will want to linger for $4 off all wines by the glass, $5 off all of Zinqué’s signature cocktails and aperitifs, and $2 off all beers.

Smoked Salmon Tartine
Smoked Salmon Tartine

Enjoy the chic interiors and ambience at the bar or high top tables or take a seat in one of the comfy chairs by the outdoor fireplace. The seductiveness of the space easily transitions between day and night – creating the perfect atmosphere to experience a late afternoon to evening Happy Hour.

Zinqué, a French bistro, café and wine bar known for iconic locations in Venice, West Hollywood, Newport Beach, and Downtown Los Angeles, offers its French fare to San Diego’s vibrant Little Italy neighborhood. Zinqué is housed at AV8, a mixed-use retail and residential development in San Diego’s Little Italy, on the corner of Kettner Boulevard and West Hawthorn Street.

Niçoise Salad
Niçoise Salad

With a nearly 3,000-square foot space, Zinqué features a chic interior designed with a central bar, wooden tables, fireplace, wrought-iron windows and covered street-side patio. The seductiveness of charred cedar (a Zinqué signature), raw concrete and moody lighting meets relaxed furnishings, natural wood beam ceilings and fragrant landscaping to create a space that easily transitions between day and night dining and that is at once refined and uncomplicated.

“We’ve been interested in expanding to San Diego for quite a while, but I was searching for the perfect location,” said restaurant owner Emmanuel Dossetti. “Little Italy is ideal because it is reminiscent of our first location in Venice. It has that same neighborhood feel with a mix of creative professionals and residents who can come in at all hours of the day to drink coffee, enjoy a glass of wine, dine, read, work, and socialize.”

Clafoutis Cherry Tart
Clafoutis Cherry Tart

Like the restaurant’s sibling locations in Southern California, the new Zinqué offers an impressive menu of craft cocktails and French staples. Guests can start their day with a delicious breakfast sandwich (egg, tomato, basil, aged Gruyère) or house-baked croissant. For lunch and dinner, French-inspired meals include gourmet sandwiches, salads, and their famous “Le Bowl” along with larger plates such as the grilled branzino and steak-frites. The full menu will be available until 11pm, and flatbreads, quiches, and other bites will be served until midnight on weekdays and 2am on weekends.

Continuing the tradition of high-quality products available at all Zinqué locations, the bistro will offer the best in French cuisine, including authentic Parisian bread imported from the famous Poilâne Bakery in Paris, and coffee brewed with beans from La Colombe, the world-renowned coffee roasters. Zinqué will also serve classic cheeses, such as Epoisses from Burgundy (known as the “king of cheeses”) and will craft only the finest charcuterie selections. With an emphasis on organic and sustainable wines, the extensive wine list is carefully selected and will feature French wines as well as unique producers from around the world.

About Zinqué

Zinqué is a French bistro, café and wine bar created by acclaimed entrepreneur and restaurateur, Emmanuel Dossetti. There are currently five locations in Southern California and one in Arizona. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner Sunday-Thursday from 7am -12am and Friday and Saturday from 7am-2am. Brunch is also available every day of the week starting at 10am. Zinqué San Diego is located at 2101 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA, 92101. For more information, visit www.lezinque.com or @zinque on Instagram and @lezinque on Facebook.

Zinqué/ 2101 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101/(619) 915-6172