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227 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1213 (Third St.)
+1 319-363-9467
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

It has both tapas and large plates. The chief is great. The general manager also is the head of the Class Act at Kirkwood and leads the hotel school at Kirkwood. Great food.

Thank cdhcch
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Three strikes, you're out. What can I say? Quality of food was terrible, even the mac and cheese had to be sent back. Who messes up mac and cheese? Not a good meal. We won't be going back (hear they closed up shop anyway).

Thank LovingIowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

What a sad loss for the downtown district. Great food. Great selection of wine. Great owner. Great servers. One of a kind One of the best in town and one of the only places to survive the flood only to have to close bc some are too chain oriented. A constant changing menu meant creative and trained chefs always looking... More 

Thank 22geya
Budapest, Hungary
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

It's gone. Had a reservation on Open Table for August 4th. Reservation made August 3rd. Got there, doors locked, no lights on. Called restaurant got recorded message last day of business July 30th.

Thank D B
Cedar Rapids
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272 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Having never before eaten here and hearing that it will close soon, I had to try their lunch menu and see for myself why it is closing. Let me tell you folks, Cedar Rapids, Iowa is NOT Los Angeles; or Chicago or New York. Heck, even in the Caribbean you see more food. I always thought the reason people go... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Having read that Zin's was planning to close around the end of July, another couple recently joined my wife and me for a final meal. Zin's has had a long run as a top notch downtown restaurant and will be missed. After our experience, we are uncertain whether bad service lead to its closure or its impending closure led to... More 

Thank Bill S
Budapest, Hungary
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Have been to Zins a number of times, always 5 stars. My last visit was less than five star. The food was OK but not great. The portions seem to have shrunk and they were very parsimonious with the sauces. Had the calamari which has always been excellent in the past - a disappointment. The scallops were very good after... More 

Thank D B
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

amazing unique food, a lot of wine selections!! The Walleye is AMAZING!!! The staff is awesome. Not loud music. I was so relaxed when I left!!

Thank ajacobs26
Nixa, Missouri
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Not to say this isn't a great place to eat!! People who are more adventuresome is their taste will love this place. I'm more a plain eater...meat & potatoes type. But this is elegant dining with extended menu options. Close connection to Kirkwood, so best cooks in town are on site. Try it. You'll probably love it!

Thank Vicki A
Lee B, Owner at Zins, responded to this review

First, thank you so much for your business, then, taking extra time to offer your comments! I apologize for disappointing you but appreciate your kind words all the same. We do try to speak to the "meat and potatoes bias" with our Reminisce section and a couple of our big plates. In addition, we change each of our menus frequently;... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

I had heard good things about Zins so I thought I would take my girlfriend there and check it out. All I can say is WoW! Amazing food and amazing service. Love the small plate concept or order a full meal. Our waitress (Shannon I think) was amazing! She was very familiar with the menu and did an excellent job... More 

Thank jjnash2016
Lee B, Owner at Zins, responded to this review

Nice of you to dine with us and even nicer of you to take the time to share your thoughts. I can't wait for the Zins Team to read your comments! Thanks and thanks for your business, Lee More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$50
American, Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1213
    (Third St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 319-363-9467
Zins design is warm, welcoming, sophisticated. We bring you quality and creative food, different yet familiar, via the small-plates concept. Our state-of-the-art wine dispensing equipment allows us to offer twenty wines-by-the-glass. Our bottled-wine list is value-laden. Our beer list is compact but clever. Our mixologists enjoy crafting your drink, creative or classic, every bit as much as our culinary staff enjoys preparing your food.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?