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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
10:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:45
Closed now
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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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Bellevue, Washington
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68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped in for happy hour....our favorite activity and loved the food. We first sat in the restaurant, but the staff suggested the bar since we didn't want to eat that much food. He then came over to see how we liked it. Wow, love Palm Springs.

Thank ronnacurrier
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have eaten at Zin a few of times and really enjoyed the Zin experience. We took two visitors to lunch. We were told that the prime corner table was reserved but no one sat there for the hour or so that we were there. It seemed like it was being saved for the see and be seen crowd. Of... More 

Thank Richard H
Palm Springs, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We are visiting Palm Springs for 5 weeks, twice into our vacation we have eaten here. The food is super delicious, the service is spectacular and we totally love this place.

Thank thomsonsquad
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked this restaurant for lunch because it wasn't too crowded, and the menu looked good. The beef stew was excellent; many levels removed from ordinary, topped with tender fresh green beans. It was nice to have a good bread basket offered at lunch.

Thank 99SusanK
Brighton, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dropped in here one night while looking for a decent steak. Wasn't disappointed at all! The food and the wine were 9/10 but the staff get a 10/10.

Thank jamiereid12
Frankfort, Illinois
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65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank Mark S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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

Wendy, Thank you for taking the time to review but a little confused about the wine. Did this come off your check and if not please contact me directly by email to correct this. I would never want someone to leave paying for something they didn't receive. zin1ps@yahoo.com Please put your name in the subject line so I see it... More 

San Diego, California
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56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Cindy C
San Francisco, California
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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 

Thank Cindy D
Columbus, Ohio
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80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

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

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:45
16:30 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6356
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-322-6300
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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