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Zin American Bistro

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French, American, Bar, Pub, Bistro
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198 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262 (Arenas)
+1 760-322-6300
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10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Zin American Bistro is an attempt to modernize and Americanize the...
Zin American Bistro is an attempt to modernize and Americanize the traditional French Bistro concept. With Zin recently receiving 3 ½ stars and a review of “quite possibly the best food for the money in the Coachella Valley” from author Peter Osbaldeston’s Palm Springs Dining Bible, Chef Nicolas Klontz and wine director Mindy Reed have indeed raised the bar of casual fine dining in Palm Springs. Zin has over 200 wines on their list and has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 5 years. With choices from the Kobe Style Beef Burger ($16) and Mussels & Frites($18) to the Rabbit ($25) or a Prime Hanger Steak ($26) there is something for everyone. Be sure to save room for some house made desserts and a glass of port for a perfect finish. Attentive, friendly yet unobtrusive service with Wine Director Reed available to guide you thru her carefully selected wine list and Chef Klontz greeting diners personally between courses make dining at Zin a night to remember.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Well located

This is in the center of the town and the outside tables are great for people watching. There a Re mystery in summer to keep cool. The menu s varied and the food is good. The staff is very nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Rancho Mirage, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I am a local and this is one of my favorite downtown restaurants. The food is supurb and expertly prepared by one of the best chefs in Southern California. Try the beer brazed Belgin stew, but the pomme frites (French Fries) served with 3 kinds of flavored mayonnaises are worth the trip to Palm Springs. The peekey-toe crab salad is... More 

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is in the center of the town and the outside tables are great for people watching. There a Re mystery in summer to keep cool. The menu s varied and the food is good. The staff is very nice.

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Eugene
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Write in the heart of downtown Palm Springs on a very busy corner is a unique restaurant and lounge. Patio and inside dining with very nice lounge area. Very good menu plus good wine selection and top shelf liquors at reasonable prices.

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Zin is located south of Tahquitz, which is the main street in Palm Springs. It has a outdoor patio and great food. I love lunch here. They have a daily special and the prices are reasonable. This is a place to people watch. Next door is Fashion Fix which has great women's clothes and accessories. You will find lots of... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Excellent food and service. Outside patio was nice if you like our warm summer weather. Nice menu selection and priced reasonably.

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We dined at Zin earlier this week. Our last visit was in January of this year when we were in town. Everything is still great as usual. The cocktails here are outstanding served by Josh. Our server Betty actually remembered everything that we had ordered on our last visit. The service here is great. Not rushed and sitting out on... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Service not super wow in our experience but the food was great. Expensive but good value frenchy food in the centre of town perfect for a special night.

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Buena Park, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I'm only giving this a "Very Good" due to the service, which was awesome. The food however, was not. Chewy old calamari, no thanks. The veal pasta we ordered had odd noodles and flavors that we were not expecting and we are pretty adventurous. I was simply not impressed. In their defense we were the last table to be seated... More 

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Fall City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

A friend and I stumbled upon this place on the crazy VillageFest night. We were hungry, wanted to stop somewhere and just "felt" that this was going to be a great restaurant. We were right. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. And the food was glorious. Atmosphere was a plus too. We will back next time we are in... More 

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Central Coast, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Looking for a light and delicious dinner, we were not disappointed. The gazpacho special was perfectly sweetened and refreshing. My husband had the wedge salad and he loved it. I tasted it and found the combinations of toppings, which included bacon and Roquefort, presented a delightful flavor. Then we shared the cheese plate which was nicely presented with sliced strawberry,... More 

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Additional Information about Zin American Bistro

Address: 198 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone Number: +1 760-322-6300
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: French, American, Bar, Pub, Bistro

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 198 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
    (Arenas)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-322-6300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, American, Bar, Pub, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Zin American Bistro is an attempt to modernize and Americanize the traditional French Bistro concept. With Zin recently receiving 3 ½ stars and a review of “quite possibly the best food for the money in the Coachella Valley” from author Peter Osbaldeston’s Palm Springs Dining Bible, Chef Nicolas Klontz and wine director Mindy Reed have indeed raised the bar of casual fine dining in Palm Springs. Zin has over 200 wines on their list and has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 5 years. With choices from the Kobe Style Beef Burger ($16) and Mussels & Frites($18) to the Rabbit ($25) or a Prime Hanger Steak ($26) there is something for everyone. Be sure to save room for some house made desserts and a glass of port for a perfect finish. Attentive, friendly yet unobtrusive service with Wine Director Reed available to guide you thru her carefully selected wine list and Chef Klontz greeting diners personally between courses make dining at Zin a night to remember.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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