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Zin American Bistro

198 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 322-6300
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Ranked #71 of 265 restaurants in Palm Springs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Sun 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, French, Bar, Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Arenas
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.
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309 reviews from our community

74% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Beaumont, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

I had the prix fix lunch of sea bass. the sauce was wonderfully prepared and the fish was not overcooked as many typically do with sea bass. The blackberry sorbet as a dessert was some of the best I have had anywhere!! i highly recommend this establishment. The service was attentive and courteous. I will be back to try some... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Visited here in July and found the whole experience to be very good. Wife and myself dined from the fixed menu and both had the wedge salad as a starter followed by veal meatballs and the chicken dish with carrot rice, the mains came out hot , tasty and in decent sized portions. The service was also very good with... More

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Palm Desert, California
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We eat at this restaurant now and then as the food and service are typically good. I am typically not happy with most restaurants and mostly they are mediocre at best. Yesterday I understood why I keep going back to this restaurant. From the moment we walked in until the moment we left the experience was wonderful. The hostess was... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Despite the heat in Palm Springs in July, we ate outside in the evening. It was pleasant and the service was good. The menu had a good range of choices, and the three course prix fix was a good deal. The food in Palm Springs is generally only OK, especially in the summer when many places are closed, but this... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was our second time to this restaurant we ordered mussels for our appetizer we have tried them in different places and this is our favorite so far. My husband ordered seared ahi and this was very good too.

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Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Zin is located on the main strip in Palm Springs,California. They have special prices if you come before 6pm. They have a full bar and excellent service. My son and I had the fried chicken that bc name with d e delicious white gravy, creamed spinach, and,mash potatoes. You can order this as a 3 price prefix dinner with soup... More

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Los Angeles, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

the server was very friendly and offered many great suggestions, both for food choices and for life.

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Gleeson. AZ
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124 reviews 124 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

There were 4 of us in our party, all entrees were delicious and well presented. We had a late reservation after the holiday weekend, not many in the restaurant but we were not rushed. The veal meatballs are amazing, a must try.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 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... More

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Palm Springs, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 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... More

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