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“Apps at the Bar - a great place to relax and enjoy” 4 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.
Rehoboth Beach
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88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Apps at the Bar - a great place to relax and enjoy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We enjoyed a special night of discounted drinks and special priced apps at the bar. Portions were good, flavors plentiful - overall a great night!

Visited August 2013
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New york
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176 reviews 176 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Good dining experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We were a party of seven having dinner on a Friday night.

It was not very busy when we arrived so we got the full attention of the waiter. There were a good choice of cooktails. Some of the standard cocktails such as cosmo, lemon drop, and appletini, were only $6.

The menu of the evening was different from the one that was posted on opentable.com. There were fewer items on the actual menu.

I had the steak tartare, the wild mushroom soup, and the XXX adult Mac and Cheese. All were delicious but my favorite of the night was the soup--strong mushroom favor with a hint of truffle.

Visited August 2013
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Las Vegas, NV
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Quality of food...Perfection of service....Great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

We did Zin twice for lunch...once in the dining room and once at the bar. Both times, the food, both in quality and presentation far exceeded the pricepoint. The salads, especially the burrata with crispy pancetta were delicious and plated perfectly. The sandwiches come with pomme frite and 3 dipping sauces, a nice touch. The wine by the glass is a solid list and priced nicely...and the service, whether in the dining room or at the bar (with Troy), was 100% perfect. And, as others have mentioned...you can't beat the location.

  • Visited July 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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Riverside, California
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Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Great bar for wine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Came here for a glass of wine. I really liked the bar area, it was cool and different. Nice restaurant and would definitely come here for lunch or dinner. Nice atmosphere!

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great spot for people watching”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

And eating too. Stopped here with a girlfriend. Bottomless mimosas, delicious food and a lovely cheeky waiter made lunch a memorable experience.

Visited May 2013
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