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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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10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 10:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 10:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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Newport Beach, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved this place! Everything we ordered had that subtle ingredient that made it extra special. With the amazing wine selections, this restaurant is a must.

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Thank Ann C
Arezzo, Italy
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458 reviews
315 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

In the arena area just across the road from Lulu . Lots of seats outside on the patio ? Great service , very large wine list . My honey toasted chicken was delicious ! I suggest to book in advance

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Thank paolok66
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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177 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was all very tasty and well prepared and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. A nice selection of wines available by the glass and everything was reasonably priced. They have a nice open air seating area at the front but we didn't get the chance to sit there as it was busy. Advisable to book.

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Thank EricEssex2014
Zin1ps, Owner at Zin American Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review! You are correct, reservations are always a good idea and you can make them online but you can always pop in and Nicole and most times (holidays and weekends are more challenging) work you into one of those patio tables! More 

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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I enjoyed dinner here on our first night in Palm Springs. A bottle of wine, salad, flank steak marinated in a Zinfandel sauce and chicken schnitzel. Both were large portions and perfectly prepared. We finished with a chocolate mousse cake with raspberry reduction. Everything was very good including the service. Highly recommend.

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

Thank you for the nice review Rob! I'm glad you enjoyed your meal and had a great bottle of wine off our list. We hope you can visit again soon. More 

Redditch, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although they have a good choice of food, the restricted choice special 3 course menu option provides excellent value. Food was very good and with service to match.

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Thank andybevrose
Seattle WA
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fun place with great service and great food. I come here quite frequently and the food is consistently good. Servers are fun and attentive. Great patio.

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

Thanks for the nice review! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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141 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch here recently on the patio and the service and food were just great! The location is very central and patio was just right - misters and shade made it even better.

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Thank VanKB68
Zin1ps, Manager at Zin American Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review! We hope to see you again. More 

San Jose, California
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187 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Zin provided a great experience for a dinner for eight friends. The menu was varied enough for everyone: steaks, vegetarian options, fish, etc. The salads were very fresh. Several of us had the schnitzel, and were very pleased.

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Thank Mike95128
Zin1ps, Owner at Zin American Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the very nice review Mike! We appreciate you taking the time! Glad your large party was happy. More 

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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to sit outside and have a drink before the street fair. We waited for the waiter for a long while to even come over to take the order. We waited for almost 35 minutes for 2 beers 1 wine and a ginger ale. The waiter says it's not his fault and never comes back after he finally brought... More 

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

Gina, I am sorry for the delayed response to this but wanted to say that I am VERY sorry that this was your experience. It is inexcusable and I have spoken to your server. If you ever want to come back again please let the host Nicole know as I would like to apologize in person. More 

Pitt Meadows, Canada
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99 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Stopped at Zin for lunch. We love the restaurant and the outdoor seating. The steak Tartar was fantastic as usual. The XXX Mac and Cheese however was a bit bland. A lot of cheese but not much flavour. Service was ok although the hostess was eating lunch and got up every time someone shows up at the entrance. She did... More 

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Thank Martinerob13
Zin1ps, Owner at Zin American Bistro, responded to this review

Martin, Thanks for the nice review - I'm sorry I had to fill in for my host who called off and that you found it unpleasant that I got up every time someone walked up. I didn't intend on having to be in the dining room that day and was in the wine cellar dressed to carry boxes up and... 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, Gluten Free Options
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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 10:00
Monday
17:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 15:00
Thursday
17:30 - 10:00
11:00 - 15:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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, Zin has without doubt the best wine list in the desert. Over 459 selections and priced to sell, the list is eclectic but friendly. Ask if there's any wine specials as there are often 50% off wine nights or special lists available. Champagne Brunch Saturday and Sunday in addition to a 2 course prix fixe menu. Monday - Friday there is also a 2 course prix fixe lunch for $15.99 and early dining nightly for $19.99 as well as a great happy hour. Hand muddled cocktails at the bar featuring seasonal ingredients. 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 far is the best from this patio with live music across the street.

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