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Zin American Bistro
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Ranked #43 of 342 Restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$36
Cuisines: American, French, Bar
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Arenas
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 - Cl (4:30 - 6:30 TH, FR, SAT) 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.
Reviewed 6 July 2014

We had a wonderful dinner here. My wife and I eat out a lot but really only write reviews when we have wonderful experiences, and we definitely had one here. (We were staying with some locals that had told us that if we wanted atmosphere go to LuLu's, but if we wanted good food go to Zin... And they were spot on.) My wife was mesmerized by the Carpaccio... It was seasoned perfectly. And followed that up with the Roasted Beet Salad which went perfectly with the 105 degree weather. I, after recommended by our server, went with The Wedge followed by the Country Fried Chicken. I have read other reviews stating that their chicken was undercooked, but mine was perfect. (It wasn't too salty or over-seasoned... It was just right.) We are definitely going back.

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Thank davemann17
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We live in Palm Springs and keep wanting to like this restaurant, but when we went to have dinner and sat at the bar we received horrible service, cold raw "fried chicken" on a plate that looked like only a 2 year old into "orange food" would love. We sent it back and all they did was reheat it on the same plate! We won't be going back.

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

We went for dinner during restaurant week. The food was good but nothing spectacular. I had two things that all I could taste was the fried bread (chicken schnitzel and zin bites). I couldn't finish either. My boyfriend got the peppercorn prime rib and beet salad, both of which were delicious.

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

Zin was a great street side dining experience. It was quite hot (high 90's at dinner) and the misters kept us cool while not dripping on us. We were fortunate to participate in restaurant week, which provided us with an opportunity to try more options than we typically would have. Both my friend and I were impressed with the food and the waitress was helpful and attentive. The only down side was that they forgot to bring my friends wine and the drinks came after the appetizer. Other than that, the evening was flawless.

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Thank 544carrieh
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Excellent meals at good prices. Great service. From the moment we came in the door until we left, everything went well.

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Thank Duke5
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