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“One of the Best” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zin American Bistro

Zin American Bistro
198 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
(760) 322-6300
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Ranked #75 of 262 restaurants in Palm Springs
Price range: $30 - $30
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.
Petaluma, California, United States
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23 restaurant reviews
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“One of the Best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

Having visited Zin as a tourist three times now for lunch and dinner and each time feeling complete satisfaction on every visit. I feel totally comfortable saying that this is one of the better high class restaurants in Palm Springs.
Each visit we used their $29. 3-course Prie fixe meal deal from the Palm Springs visitors site and always found the food to be superb, the service very professional, and the ambiance exquisite.
The Owner runs a tight ship and this attention to detail is always evident.
You wont go wrong dinning at Zin!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton
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114 reviews 114 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Great tapas. Creative menu. Reasonably priced.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We come back to this place again and again. We particularly like the Tapas menu. We usually order 4 or 5 tapas for the two of us and enjoy it all. Service is always friendly and prompt. Food quality varies from excellent to above average. Their happy hour (3-5 pm I think) is excellent.

Visited January 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great local lace”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013 via mobile

The staff is very inviting from the hostess outside to JD to Mindy what a great crew. The food is amazing from their great tapas menu where they have a selection of over twenty to the menu great food and great specials every night

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Halifax, Canada
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Loved the Belgian Stew”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

great restaurant with great food.The service is good and the prices reasonable as well. I loved the Belgian Beef Stew with the fries in truffle oil.

Visited November 2012
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vancouver
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35 restaurant reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“So so, OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We had a late lunch here, lured by the white tablecloths and menu that offered more than standard American fare and nice selection of wines by the glass. The food was OK, not great, service was good.

Visited January 2013
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