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Zins

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American, Contemporary, Tapas
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227 2nd Avenue Southeast, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 (Third St.)
319-363-9467
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: Zins design is warm, welcoming, sophisticated. We bring you quality and...
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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  • 36
    Very good
  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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We have eaten here several times and always enjoy the food. But service is so slow. I'm talking, you need to plan a couple hours for dinner. The staff is great to ask if you are going to a show so that they can speed up the food service or recommend things that don't take too long. It took... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Kathy L
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Urbana, Iowa
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Urbana, Iowa
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here several times and always enjoy the food. But service is so slow. I'm talking, you need to plan a couple hours for dinner. The staff is great to ask if you are going to a show so that they can speed up the food service or recommend things that don't take too long. It took over... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place is a very fun place to come grab drinks and apps with some friends. A very friendly environment. The food is good and the prices are pretty reasonable.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I happened upon Zin's on a business trip and found a classy restaurant in downtown Cedar Rapids. The restaurant has a young, yet attentive professional staff, catering to every detail of our wonderful experience there. We began with champagne at the Bar served by Braxton one night and Spencer on the other. A nice selection of wines and the food... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I've read the reviews and decided to try it out. I like "small plates", I like an atmosphere. They accomplished the latter, not the former. Small plates does not mean take average food and package it as smaller portions and advertise it as special. The food was average at best , nothing special at all. I liked the atmosphere and... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We hadn't been to Zins for a while and decided to stop for dinner prior to a musical event in the downtown area. Why haven't we been here?! Interior restored ambiance of old brick, two stylish bars and we were immediately greeted and seated. Wait staff treated us as if we were VIPs. You now have the choice of small... More 

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Savage
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We chose this restaurant after reading reviews here. We arrived fairly early on a Sat eve and we were seated immediately. Service was wonderful, they offered several local beers and specialty coctails. The menu had choices of smaller plates (like tapas) and larger meals. I had the beet salad and seafood pasta, which had a curry flavor. Wonderful! And a... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My lady and I stopped by Zin's after an enjoyable event at the Paramount Theater. The car was parked close by, and, since we hadn't eaten prior, we both thought it would be a great opportunity to experience the cuisine. Our order was entirely from the small-plates menu (plenty for us), was well-prepared, flavorful and satisfying. No need to describe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Zin's restaurant is a treat and a special place to celebrate any occasion. I say "to celebrate any occasion" because it is a little pricey for a "regular" meal out. It is a source of tapas that can thrill any palate looking for well prepared, herbed, displayed, and delicious food. The menu changes regularly so each visit has some new... More 

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Zins is one of our favorites. The atmosphere is wonderful and the food is great. They really try and take customer recommendations into consideration, for example by expanding their menu and including more large plates (even though I personally love their niche of small plates). Highly recommend!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I was blown away. If this restaurant was in Minneapolis then I'd eat there everyday. Service was incredible. Our waitress was extremely helpful and anticipated every need. The food was perfect. Perfect serving size and filled with flavor. I'd highly recommend the lamb and trout. They also had a curry soup that was like a sweet chicken korma sauce. I... More 

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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, Contemporary, Tapas

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 227 2nd Avenue Southeast, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
    (Third St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: 319-363-9467

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?