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Zin American Bistro

198 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6356
+1 760-322-6300
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
198 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6356
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Reviewed 3 days ago

When I want a good place to take guests for brunch, I always fall back to Zin American Bistro. Have been there a few time on a Sunday and it is always good. If you get the mimosa's you can have as many as you...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 933DeniseB
Reviewed 1 week ago

We made reservations and were promptly seated. Our waiter, Dominick, was attentive, but not overly so. We each ordered the 3 course fixed price for $29 each + drinks. The food was ok, nothing special, but at this price point for 3 courses, we were...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SymnCwl
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a cool Sunday and my partner had a hankering for a bowl of soup - real home-made comfort food. We walked the strip from one end to the other and settled on Zin. We have been there many times and love the food,...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 103harvr
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location for people watching, food is average. I ordered the pork chop as suggested by my waitress. Chop was bland, covered in a sort of red wine sauce used to mask the dull flavor. Only great thing about this joint is the corner location...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Rodrigo M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Families with Children are discriminated here! Very unfriendly lady told us that if child will cry that this will be a problem. So rude!More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Velka2014
PSRestaurantLady, Owner at Zin American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I do not discriminate against anyone and we welcome well behaved children any time! Yours were not. Two of your child were screaming in the stroller and I thought that maybe this was just because they felt trapped in it with the plastic cover zipped...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the worse, overpriced meals I have had. Came here for NYE set dinner. To our disappointment they did not have what we ordered, the rib eye, and gave us an alternative. NY steak was flavorless, fatty and bland. I have had a better...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They had a special menu for tonight’s dinner. If this was anything comparable to their normal menu it was absolutely fabulous. The cocktails were excellent and all the food right down to the desert was scrumptious! And even the presentation was stunning!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank H2317FTmattc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Both visits were outstanding with large portion but excellent food. Both servers were very attentive and very helpful re wine and menu choices. Great table assignments both times.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bruce D
Reviewed December 13, 2018

In the past, this restaurant was stand out, food, service and atmosphere. Not tonight. Seated quickly, attentive waiter. Mushroom truffle soup was served cold, sent it back and was still not hot. We ordered the short ribs special and should have asked how much for...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

The place was recommended by a fellow guest from the resort we stayed at, and it proved to be the winner. Service was professional and personal, the wine list was small but suitable and the food was fantastic. We both had Buttermilk Fried Chicken, which...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Londonkraut
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $36
Drinks, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:30 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, Greater Palm Springs, CA 92262-6356
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-322-6300
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Known to offer "the best food for the money in the Coachella Valley," it's easy to see why Zin has been so popular with local foodies and wine lovers for lunch and dinner since 2004. This bistro has won the Wine Spectator Award 13 times and was voted "Best Wine List" in the desert. Enjoy a glass of Chateau d'Yquem with the delectable Chèvre Cheesecake for a once in a lifetime experience!
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