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Zin American Bistro

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198 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6356 (Arenas)
+1 760-322-6300
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16:30 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:45
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Frankfort, Illinois
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64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was our first visit, and it was generally enjoyable. We thought our food was good, nicely presented, and fairly priced. I particularly enjoyed the wild mushroom soup, which I thought was amazing. Our service was good, other than one lapse. Our server and the team were attentive, able to answer questions, and generally did well. However, at one point... More 

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Thank Mark S
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Thought everything was OK. Food good, not great, service OK, ambiance fairly good because of inside / outside options. One dinner of soup / salad and the other chicken schnitzel. Nothing special stood out with either meal. Thought the prices were a bit high for the quality of the meal. Charged for a glass of wine we didn't order which... More 

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Thank Wendy H
San Diego, California
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

On a wonderfully sunny Sunday afternoon in downtown Palm Springs, outdoor dining in a European setting just called to us: Zin American Bistro. Late lunch and we loved it. We arrived just before the kitchen closed for lunch to flip over to dinner menu, but they were kind enough to serve us and let us linger over our cocktails. I... More 

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Thank Cindy C
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great freshly fried sand dabs on a bed of rice, which was well seasoned and kale. It was really delicious. Nice wine choices by the glass. My only criticism was a bib lettuce salad supposedly with Humboldt fog goat cheese. The salad looked beautiful, plated as a rose but there was barely any goat cheese on it and overly dressed... More 

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Thank Cindy D
Columbus, Ohio
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had New Year's dinner here....really good food! Nicole the hostess is awesome! Really great wine list!

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Thank Stephen D
Zin1ps, Owner at Zin American Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Stephen. We love Nicole too!!! I'm glad you liked our wine list! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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280 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really wanted to like Zin Bistro as it's a close walk from where we are staying. The ambiance is so pleasant, as are the people who run this restaurant. The drinks were great, especially some of their signature cocktails. However, the reason it got only 3 stars from me is that the food was just fair. Although the burger... More 

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Thank lulupearl
Zin1ps, Owner at Zin American Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the very nice review. I'm sorry you found your burger to be over salted as we do try very hard not to do this because we do take pride in our quality and serve only all natural, free range beef. I hope you come back again and if you let us know that you'd like your food... More 

Palm Springs, California
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107 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mindy the creative chef, owner has delivered fresh and creative for over a decade. We were there for a business lunch and enjoyed the delicious soup both cauliflower and the mushroom ($4 for the cup) I had the Zin Burger made of Wagyu beef. It was indulgence that was worth it, On a rare rainstorm day in Palm Springs.The soups... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Zin is a centrally located restaurant on Palm Canyon Dr and Arenas Rd. I can't say enough about this place Very satisfying menus and generous helpings with local budgets in mind. The California wines selection is super....for lunch recommend the Benziger Chardonnay as a wine selection...lite oak but strong enough to stay with the chicken Shinitzel if you like that...I... More 

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Thank Paul K
Lombard, Illinois
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143 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service, food and drinks at Zin are all above average. They have a small but good beer menu, and some unique food items. It's right on the main drag of Palm Springs but wasn't too busy.

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Nice
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a must to go! First you will be welcome by the charming Nicole. Always nice, always with a smile, always with a nice word. Then you can have a drink at the bar, wine list is huge and cocktails are excellent. Get a table inside or outside both are great. Food is excellent nothing wrong here. An excellent... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:45
Monday
16:30 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
16:30 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6356
    (Arenas)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-322-6300
Description
Casual fine dining serving only the best quality natural, hormone free, sustainable products we can find. 9 time winner of the Wine Spectator Award and now the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2 years in a row, and now winner of the Best Wine List in the Coachella Valley. Over 479 selections and priced to sell, the list is eclectic but friendly. Ask for our wine director Jason to see there's any wine specials as there are often 50% off wine nights or special wines available not on the list. Champagne Brunch Daily with a 2 course Prix Fixe Brunch/Lunch menu for $16.99. Happy Hour during lunch hours and from 4:30 - 6:30 nightly. Try the XXX Mac n' cheese or the Bacon Pork and Chorizo burger! House wines and well drinks $5 Hand crafted cocktails, Bourbons and house signature drink specials. Make reservations early and ask to sit outside on the cooled, misted patio in the summer or heated patio in the winter. People watching on Thursday nights for the street fair is the best from this patio with live music across the street.

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