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Zins

$$$$
American, Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free
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227 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1213 (Third St.)
319-363-9467
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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Cedar Rapids
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196 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having never before eaten here and hearing that it will close soon, I had to try their lunch menu and see for myself why it is closing. Let me tell you folks, Cedar Rapids, Iowa is NOT Los Angeles; or Chicago or New York. Heck, even in the Caribbean you see more food. I always thought the reason people go... More 

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Thank Daniel B
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Having read that Zin's was planning to close around the end of July, another couple recently joined my wife and me for a final meal. Zin's has had a long run as a top notch downtown restaurant and will be missed. After our experience, we are uncertain whether bad service lead to its closure or its impending closure led to... More 

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Thank Bill S
Budapest, Hungary
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been to Zins a number of times, always 5 stars. My last visit was less than five star. The food was OK but not great. The portions seem to have shrunk and they were very parsimonious with the sauces. Had the calamari which has always been excellent in the past - a disappointment. The scallops were very good after... More 

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Thank D B
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

amazing unique food, a lot of wine selections!! The Walleye is AMAZING!!! The staff is awesome. Not loud music. I was so relaxed when I left!!

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Thank ajacobs26
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Not to say this isn't a great place to eat!! People who are more adventuresome is their taste will love this place. I'm more a plain eater...meat & potatoes type. But this is elegant dining with extended menu options. Close connection to Kirkwood, so best cooks in town are on site. Try it. You'll probably love it!

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Thank Vicki A
Lee B, Owner at Zins, responded to this review

First, thank you so much for your business, then, taking extra time to offer your comments! I apologize for disappointing you but appreciate your kind words all the same. We do try to speak to the "meat and potatoes bias" with our Reminisce section and a couple of our big plates. In addition, we change each of our menus frequently;... More 

Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

I had heard good things about Zins so I thought I would take my girlfriend there and check it out. All I can say is WoW! Amazing food and amazing service. Love the small plate concept or order a full meal. Our waitress (Shannon I think) was amazing! She was very familiar with the menu and did an excellent job... More 

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Thank jjnash2016
Lee B, Owner at Zins, responded to this review

Nice of you to dine with us and even nicer of you to take the time to share your thoughts. I can't wait for the Zins Team to read your comments! Thanks and thanks for your business, Lee More 

San Diego, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

I’d heard good things about Zins. It is a lovely spot with exposed brick, high ceilings, nice art, white table cloths. Their restaurant week offerings were spare: only two salad options, two entrees, and a single dessert. I decided to go for it. I had the roasted vegetables for the salad. The chili sauce overtook the flavors of the summer... More 

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Thank shareengrogan
Lee B, Owner at Zins, responded to this review

As disappointing as it is to read your comments, I thank you for taking the time to share your experience. That you would make the time to do so is a generous gift. If you had not taken the time, I would not know, and we would not have the opportunity to learn and improve. I can only hope you... More 

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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262 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

We just left the place today March 1st as it was walking distance from our hotel. The food was ok, not the best. Our server was very slow and was clueless. She suggest items for use, then after 10 min she come back and say sorry we all out. She took our drinks orders, and disappeared ... Had to call... More 

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Thank Sarmad K
Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2016

Good food, popular spot, close to Paramount Theatre. Check out the delicious warm bread, potato soup, small plates.

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Thank dglass2016
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

Survived the flood and came back strong! The small plate items are great options to try several of their delicious and artistic offerings. Lovely setting but not stuffy, professional and friendly service, great place to go before downtown theater and event center activities.

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Thank JoAnn1027

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $50
Cuisine
American, Spanish, Contemporary, Gluten Free
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1213
    (Third St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: 319-363-9467
Description
Zins design is warm, welcoming, sophisticated. We bring you quality and creative food, different yet familiar, via the small-plates concept. Our state-of-the-art wine dispensing equipment allows us to offer twenty wines-by-the-glass. Our bottled-wine list is value-laden. Our beer list is compact but clever. Our mixologists enjoy crafting your drink, creative or classic, every bit as much as our culinary staff enjoys preparing your food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?