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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
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10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 am
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I went here for our anniversary dinner and were throughly impressed. The Staff were excellent and extremely attentive and friendly. Recommend this place to have a great meal and great night!

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Thank James R
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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101 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you do not want a burger joint nor a burrito place the Zin American Bistro is the right place. They offer great dishes with some sophistication - not over the top but just right for enjoying an evening. The waiters were friendly and attentive. We will come back.

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Thank Sancho5a
Palm Springs, California
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82 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is really a nice place. Their Buttermilk Chicken is so good. The staff is great, too. Right downtown with seating on the street for some great site seeing.

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Thank david c
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Top of the line service and the food was devine! Cantaloupe gazpacho was out of this world. The waiter, Brian was so attentive and gracious. A lovely dining experience for brunch. Hope to dine there for dinner on my next visit Palm Springs.

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1 Thank Tammy D
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quiet atmosphere for lunch with friend, especially in the summer heat. There is a wonderful prix fixed lunch menu at a very reasonable price. I had the pork medallions and the Mac and cheese was amazing. But my favorite is the beef Wellington appetizer s.

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1 Thank Christine L
Zin1ps, Owner at Zin American Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review Christine! We change our menu seasonally and are happy you liked the new additions. The XXX mac and cheese is my favorite too ;-) More 

Murrieta, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stop here every time for oysters and a cocktail. This time we ordered a bunch of dishes to share. Delicious!

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1 Thank tatularu
Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment you meet sweet Nichole until you say goodby everyone goes above and beyond to see to it you have a wonderful time.

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1 Thank ritzirover
Chicago, Illinois
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231 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

This has to be one of the best places to eat in Palm Springs. We loved the meal, and the staff were very professional. The owner was there to check that all went well, and it was obvious that she cares about her business. I was quite impressed, and we will be back. Check out the cheese board, with a... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Zin is a comfortable and enjoyable restaurant in the heart of Palm Springs. Though too hot to sit outside for us in the summer, the patio is lovely and would be great in season. The summer specials were very good and a great price. The food is good and service was excellent. We found the wine list, though very nice,... More 

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Palm Springs
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Zin started out half the size and became known for its food. Now it has doubled in size and extended their patio. Very popular and medium to higher priced menu. It has a certain buzz to it that makes dining here fun. Love their steak frites.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Cuisine
American, French, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
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
    (Arenas)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-322-6300
Description
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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