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227 2nd Avenue Southeast, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
319-363-9467
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Ranked #22 of 320 Restaurants in Cedar Rapids
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $50
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Tapas, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Third St.
Description: 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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English first
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We loved the food- very fresh, delicious, flavorful, and presented artfully! Our waiter was very friendly, but not very attentive- we ordered steak and had no knives to cut it. Later ordered bread pudding and had no utensils to eat it with. The drinks were tasty, but I felt odd about being given drink ingredients to assemble my own mixed... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I dined last night - for the first and last time - at Zins with several friends. One of our group wished to say thank you to us for all the lovely meals she had enjoyed in our homes, so she invited us to have dinner with her before we attended a musical performance nearby. When the reservation was made,... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We chose to try the restaurant because they sent out requests on social media stating they were in need of customers or the business may close. We arrived at 5pm on a Friday evening. The hostess did not look up at us as she asked if we had a reservation. We did not. I was surprised when she said she... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A little expensive but very worthwhile. Good wine selection, good food and cozy ambient. Kind of place you take anyone you want to impress.

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Center Point, IA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Hmmm... I'm genuinely perplexed by this restaurant. They seem to want to be a fine dining experience. The food is generally excellent and a cut above other choices. The prices will reflect this. The atmosphere is a nice mixture of modern, and old. It's a nice place for a date, or a celebration. There is a table where you can... More 

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Ames, IA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This restaurant is very pleasant--modern decor inside an old building in downtown CR. Service was very good and courses nicely spaced, unlike some of the other recent reviews. Then again, we were there for brunch and the place was only half full. Highlights of the meal were a LaQuercia prosciutto salad and the calamari, which was lightly breaded, done just... More 

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north carolina/virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My sister and I grew up in Cedar Rapids, but haven't lived there for many years. We did visit the city after the horrendous flood of 2008 and witnessed the devastation in the downtown area. A few days ago we were in town again, and ate dinner at Zins Restaurant, located in an historic building that housed a jewelry store... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Can't miss with any of the Zin small plate choices. Great choice for entertaining business associates.

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chicago
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have been to Zin's a few times. Bartenders are very outgoing, and professional. Servers are great. Speed of food delivery is very poor. Food quality varies. One time it's outstanding. The next time it had a lot to be desired. Wine selection is great!

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Grinnell, Iowa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Very nice place. Tapas style with very flavorful food. Enjoyable atmosphere. Wait staff was very friendly and pleasant.

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Additional Information about Zins

Address: 227 2nd Avenue Southeast, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Phone Number: 319-363-9467
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: American, Tapas, Contemporary

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