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Zin American Bistro

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198 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6356 (Arenas)
+1 760-322-6300
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Penn, Bucks, UK
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant cannot be faulted. The front of house/hostess manager, Nicole, is outstanding. She is so very friendly and personable and worth her weight in gold. The food is excellent with a great choice on the menu. Location is right in the centre of downtown action and the patio a great place to people watch.

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Thank MickDaniel
Level Contributor
15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We have had many dinners at Zin and have never had a bad meal. The staff are wonderful and the food is delicious. I like the salmon and the Belgium Stew in the winter.

Thank JOHN R
Palm Springs, California
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50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mindy does a great job offering exciting new options regularly on her menu. Always has been on point with great staff and a great attitude.

Thank hector m
Zin1ps, Owner at Zin American Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review Hector! Lots of even more new things on the horizon this fall! New wines and an exciting new by the glass program! See you soon! M More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for a fun people watching spot with bottomless mimosas. We had a ok brunch with bottomless mimosas. Not a huge menu selection, but fun place to go with the girls for bottomless mimosas. (Sat & Sun). You can do breakfast or lunch and get the bottomless mimosas.

Thank Kim S
Loma Linda, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at Zin recently after taking the Palm Springs Celebrity Tour. I had first eaten here last fall-we had the fixe prix menu then--chose from the luncheon menu this time. I had the hangar steak salad with bleu cheeses crumbles--to die for! My medium rare steak was cooked to perfection--so juicy and delicious! My friend had the free--range chicken... More 

Thank southerncaligirl24
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98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant serves really good food in a spacious restaurant with open frontage to the street. The mussels are sensational. However, our meal was spoiled by rushed service; our plates were whisked away and replaced by the next course within seconds of eating the current dish. Worse we had 4 waiters around us all the time, just hovering for the... More 

Thank Judith W
Menlo Park, California
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good burgers and soups. Thursday evening fried chicken special! The onion soup, and mushroom soup are amazing.

Thank CynthiaR1229
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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was awful but, good service. How can you mess up bread pudding? Glad it had vanilla bean ice cream and not the whip cream that was used on my partners dessert because they forgot to add sugar. Won't be going back.

Thank Josh C
La Habra
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came for an early Sunday lunch.... Nice patio. Food was ok....had to send a grilled cheese sandwich back because cheese was not melted. Probably good for large parties...there were several when we arrived. Prices do NOT include a side dish so don't be fooled. Nice serve with good attitude. Not sure if I would return.

Thank Operagolf
Zin1ps, Manager at Zin American Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us - sorry the cheese on your tuna melt or your turkey brie sandwich was not melted completely. You are correct, our sandwiches do not come with a side dish - which is why we can serve a 1/2 lb all natural Snake River Farm burger for only $10 as well as our other sandwiches... More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The mini Beef Wellington starters were lovely (enough for 2) and our mains were good and presently beautifully. Service was good without being friendly - the guy who brought us the food was much more friendly than our waiter. It was a quiet night and I suspect he would rather be elsewhere. I think if the restaurant had been busier... More 

Thank Jane K
Zin1ps, Manager at Zin American Bistro, responded to this review

Jane K I'm glad you enjoyed the food but sorry to hear your waiter wasn't friendly. If you'd like to email me directly I'd like to know what night you were in just to mention it to the right person. Thanks. zin1ps@yahoo.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
American, French, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 am
5:30 pm - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6356
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-322-6300
Casual fine dining serving only the best quality natural, hormone free, sustainable products we can find. 9 time winner of the Wine Spectator Award and now the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2 years in a row, Zin has without doubt the best wine list in the desert. Over 459 selections and priced to sell, the list is eclectic but friendly. Ask if there's any wine specials as there are often 50% off wine nights or special lists available. Champagne Brunch Saturday and Sunday in addition to a 2 course prix fixe menu. Monday - Friday there is also a 2 course prix fixe lunch for $15.99 and early dining nightly for $19.99 as well as a great happy hour. Hand muddled cocktails at the bar featuring seasonal ingredients. Make reservations early and ask to sit outside on the cooled, misted patio in the summer or heated patio in the winter. People watching on Thursday nights for the street far is the best from this patio with live music across the street.

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