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“excellent dinner!”
Review of Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar - CLOSED

Zin Restaurant & Wine Bar
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: At Zin, our menu offers a mix of familiar favorites from classic American fare and original creations inspired by regional specialties. Our menu changes often and reflects our commitment to seasonal food. Our food is prepared from local ingredients showcasing the best of what our region has to offer.
Reviewed August 1, 2008

my wife and i had an excellent dinner at zin. we started with the calamari, she had the zinfandel glazed short ribs w/ horsradish mashed potatoes, and I had a special- grouper with couscous and grilled vegetables fresh from the owner's garden. Everythng was spectacular. the prices were reasonable. the ambiance is good for romantic dinners, groups of people, and good for families. indeed, all three types of groups were present when we dined. of course, the wine list is excellent. this isn't a five star uppity type place, but for excellent food at a good price with a good ambiance, zin is the place.

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Reviewed July 7, 2008

Overall, this restaurant is great. The atmosphere inside is very cool, the food is delicious, and the wine is fantastic. The only downside to our experience was our young server (we sat at the bar). She and another server seemed more interested in themselves than their customers. I got the impression that they had better things to do than take care of us. That being said, I would recommend this restaurant---just be aware that the service may be hit or miss.

Jon
Annapolis, Maryland

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Reviewed April 8, 2008

Our waitress was very nice and helpful even though it was a busy Sunday night for her. We enjoyed the atmosphere and food.

Thank TeacherSanJose
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Reviewed April 2, 2008

Had reservation for 8 and we were seated immediately. The restaurant is fairly small but so are all others in downtown Healdsburg. The service was great and the menu had many great choices. The special was grouper and it was outstanding. The hanger steak was best I have ever had in my life and should not be missed by a steak lover. The wine list was extensive and some local wines were a great value and not marked up like most restaurants.

We almost went here a 2nd time but could not make it. We cannot wait until we visit Healdsburg again so that we can eat at Zin.

Thank boltsfan
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Reviewed January 30, 2008

You will see several reviews here that talk about "spotty service" and we had the ultimate example of that on 1-26-08. We made a reservation 3 weeks in advance and yet had to wait for 20 minutes for our table. Then after ordering and seeing others, who had arrived previously, served only appetizers and salads, we waited one (1) hour and still no food had arrived! When it did arrive, the macaroni side was cold and had to be reheated, making us eat 1/2 our meal while we waited another 10 minutes! The food was average at best.

When the manager came over, she wanted to bring us an appetizer as a "comp" even though we didn't want one originally! She followed that with an excuse about the cook and blaming my girlfriend for not ordering her salad separately!

We ended up paying for the drinks, tipping the waiter generously as it wasn't his fault, and leaving completely unsatisfied. So, while the mess they called food and service was "comped" I would never go back again....so watch out for this place! It appears that if it is "on" (which is spotty as other folks point out) it sounds fine, and if not, you may have a horror story to tell like we did!

Thank BearsLair72
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