Great food in a great location.
Great food in a great location. Fun to sit on the patio, watch the people go by,, enjoy a tasty cocktail and an excellent meal.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Zin is one of those restaurants you go back to each and every year because you are never disappointed and this year was no exception! Was surprised to see so many changes -- much more outdoor dining and a new bar since last year's visit. The food is always consistent and if you go, don't pass up their fried chicken and creamed spinach -- a signature dish and it's fantastic! It's also very reasonably priced for a very nice dining experience in Palm Springs.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Zin American Bistro can be
Zin American Bistro can be a busy spot during Palm Spring's high season and like many seasonal restaurants it can effect service. During off season it's much more laid back and enjoyable. A good table outside on the rail offers a great people watching spot which is a big part of PS dining. The food is good to excellent. Our service was outstanding. Our waiter continued to check with us even after he was moved to work behind the bar. There is not doubt we will return.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
They need to update their
They need to update their web site. I was disapointed that they no longer serve Ahi Tuna. Difficult choices when one is trying to watch what they eat. Overall the food was very good, though (just not figure friendly) and service was attentive.
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good deal in Palm Springs
Very good wine list. Food was very good and nicely presented - perhaps a bit too much sauce on the short ribs. Service was excellent. The only glitch was someone had forgotten to change the soup of the day on the chalkboard at the front.
5/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
A perfect evening...
Dinner was amazing! We had a great table on the patio. Nicole the hostess was, as always, exceptionally warm and inviting. Our server Susan was delightful and quite attentive. We were happy that the food was exceptional as the last meal was not quite up to their usual standards. The new kitchen team seems to have hit its stride. Our party ordered the Hanger steak, schnitzel, and Zin Burger and everybody was really pleased with the food. Service was prompt but not rushed, and we had a wonderful bottle of wine to accompany our meal. Can't wait to go back!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Special occasion place
Zin continues to be our go-to place for celebrations, the latest being for our fourth anniversary. The crab cake sandwich special for lunch was perfect, as was the XXX mac & cheese.
We highly recommend it.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Zin is a great place to go. Fun crowd, good service.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zin is Delightful
I've been to Zin a few times, and they maintain a great menu and delicious food, and have expanded with a lovely outdoor seating area. The fried chicken and the beef stew are some of my favorites. This trip I had the fried blue cheese stuffed olives, drizzled w/ basalmic vinegar. Yummy! I def recommend this place for fine dining!!!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just back from a great dinner at Zin; we eat there at least once each time we're in Palm Springs. Great food; excellent people-watching location (the out-door tables are right on the sidewalk, and the streets are thronged with interesting folks). There's a wide selection of appetizers and entrees (the dessert list is a bit short), and while we're not wine connoisseurs, the bottle our waiter recommended was excellent.
5/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
iNNOVATIVE CUISINE IN PALM SPRINGS
Better food than the more popular places on the strip.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and terrific service
Went here for restaurant week, not quite knowing what to expect. Found all the food choices wonderful, and had a difficult time deciding what I wanted. Our server was quite helpful in describing all the foods, and telling us what he preferred. (Unfortunately, he preferred quite a lot, making the decision still a bit difficult) but he convinced me on something I was on the fence about, and his instincts turned out to be great! Throw in some mini beef wellington apps and a killer martini (or 2), and I had myself a great evening. Bonus points for having an indoor area, as the desert heat can make outdoor dining a bit unbearable. Definitely check this place out!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service is always great. Staff very friendly and attentive.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The ambiance is sophisticated, the menu on the creative side and the service first class, this is a great "old Palm Springs" restaurant albeit not old itself.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've dined her many times before. This time is was during Restaurant Week. Their prix fixe menu was priced a little high at $38. The waiter did not return the bill after I gave him my card. I had to ask him if the tip was already included. I think he was hoping we wouldn't notice. Check your bill.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal
Zin always hits the right note. Perfect place for a nice dinner with a well-priced bottle of wine.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
What an amazing restaurant.
What an amazing restaurant. The food was excellent and the ambiance is perfect.
6/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good Food, But Noisy
Everything about our dining experience was great except for the noise from the street. At times, we couldn't hear our own conversations.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but pricey
Great food, service and wine. Nice busy atmosphere. Big bill at the end though - two people, two courses each, bottle of wine $120 including tip.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good choice for a date
I asked a girl I've had a thing for on a date and chose this restaurant to impress. I must say I was not let down, a great wine selection and a variety of options for all dining styles. I ordered the Macadamia Chicken and it was very good. moderately priced and a good location in downtown. Glad I chose this restaurant.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sizzling in Palm Springs
We’ve always liked Zin; the food is great, the service is prompt, and the warm welcome and special touches from Nicole top-off a great evening in Palm Springs.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was good, wife had the
Food was good, wife had the steak with the Zinfandel butter sauce it was rich and decadent. I had the veal meatballs, very nice . Wine list was up to date with many options. Had an outstanding Zinfandel from Paso Robles called Opolo. It was jammy without going over the top, and finished with earthy spicy notes.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zin with grandchildren
very comfortable. good food ,service abit slow but frindly.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Downtown Location
We love this easy to walk to downtown location and are never disappointed in the food or the service! The Cabernet Sorbet with fresh berries made a fabulous desert and a perfect finish to a great meal on a hot evening.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
This is one of our favorite restaurants. The good food, service & friendliness is always consistent!
Mindy Reed, the owner is a real gem. Whether you love
their fabulous mussels, the fried, chicken or just a salad or anything else on their varied menu, you can't go wrong.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a leisurely dinner, a good bottle of Cabernet chosen from an interesting wine list. The menu choices were interesting and afforded us the opportunity to enjoy a light dinner, although there were so many creative items on the menu. I had a cantaloupe gazpacho which was unusual and delicious and a Bibb lettuce salad with Humboldt Fog goat cheese- very tasty! We all had a great time and enjoyed the friendly conversation with our server. We will definitely return.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zin always hits the right note
My wife and I hit Zin a few times a year, usually on special occasions. My birthday lunch this week was perfect, but that's the norm at Zin.
Do yourself a favor and check them out if you haven't already.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
The perfect storm
Good food, good service, good prices, something in the menu for everyone!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice but NOISY
Lovely setting. Exquisite menu. Friendly service. The singular faux pas was the waiter forgetting my drink order.
Our party of five arrived to an empty dining room. By the time we left, the room was packed to capacity, making it impossible to converse without yelling, which only exacerbated the acoustical "challenge".
This is a lovely place for EARLY or LATE dining. Avoid it when crowded. Better yet, opt for the patio.
8/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great weekend brunch
There were 5 of us for Sunday "endless Mimosas" brunch, and the service was excellent. We never once had to ask our server for refills of champagne and OJ -- she was always there. The food was good, although the side of potatoes with my egg dish was sparse. One of our friends raved about the fried blue cheese olives, although I didn't try them. Next time! We would definitely go back. The endless Mimosas are a very good deal, and it was nice not to have to hunt down our server to keep them coming.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great hot spot in Palm Springs. Patio dining when season permits. Friendly staff and good food and drinks.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
First dat here was awesome
I had a first date here on Monday night. The food and service was excellent. Romantic setting and excellent drinks...
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Only gets better
Have been to Zin many times and have always enjoyed it, but this time it was exceptional. From the food, to the hostess's attention to detail to the server's exuberance, all were way above par. Will definitely be going back more often. Only other comment the $6.00 martinis which is an unbelievable bargin were only for vodka. What happened to gin?
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was good. However
The food was good. However there were no veggies with any of the meals. Who eats only meat!
Server seemed distrscted. Cute restaurant but I would not likely be back.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Getting better every time.
I have dined at Zin since it opened. Service, food and wine selection are outstanding. This last time was for my birthday brunch with 7 people on a Sunday morning. We were made to feel welcome the moment we arrived. Service was superb as usual. Mindy and her crew can be counted on. They called to reconfirm our reservation the day before.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great and we
Everything was great and we will try go again. We sat outside.. great place to people watch. My only reason for not scoring higher on the food is because my dish was too salty and the delicate flavor of the monkfish was lost in a veracruzana sauce.... not the best combination and I should have known better. However My partner's half chicken was fabulous!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zin is a favorite of ours and we try to partake of the outstanding food and ambience as often as possible. Mindy and her staff do a great job of taking care of their patrons.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service, only downfall was the street noise but that is out of their control, we still enjoyed the meal
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Alwasy Consistent Dining
I love dining at Zin Bistro. It is a classy restaurant but not to stuffy. The menu offers a varied selection. The staff is always attentive but not overbearing. I prefer to dine outside on patio for people watching on Palm Canyon. I have never had a bad experience and always recommend to those vacationing in the Palm Springs area.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the new outdoor seating area. It does close down the sidewalk in front of the patio area to about 5 feet. I had the special which included the wedge salad and the san dabs. Both were very good and I would order again. Our guest ordered the mussels and loved them. Cindy had the meatballs and the regular salad and thought it was great. Over all we were very pleased with out meals. Our server (Eric) was wonderful.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
When in Palm Springs........
Zin is a great place to eat and people watch. the food is excellent and the staff fantastic. We took my parents there on their trip from the UK and they absolutely loved it.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem in my own back yard
We've lived in Palm Springs for almost 10 years and decided to venture out from our usual food places. Glad we did! Mentioned to manager that they were a 0 points restaurant and she seemed genuinely surprised. Hope they start offering points soon and I'll definitely return!
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was excellent, the waiter had a great personality! We just waited for our entree, but that was not the fault of the front of the house.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best service in Palm Springs !
The service was remarkable !!! We were running very late so we would be unable to make our reservations. I called a half an hour before our scheduled time to cancel. When I called Todd said no problem he would move our time back an hour. When we arrived he seated us right away even though it was a very busy Saturday night. THANK YOU Todd !
Our waitress was Tammy she was quite a kick and made our dinning experience very entertaining. We all loved her style.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything from the food,
Everything from the food, the wine, and the service were excellent. I especially adored our server, Betty. We will definitely be back!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dining on the patio was fantastic. The Veal and Ricotta Meatballs were done to perfection for myself and another in our party who ordered the same. The Wedge Salad was very presentable and tasty. The food was also very fresh. All of us in our group really enjoyed the evening here.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistently good food
They never fail to serve up something really special whether it's lunch or dinner. Nightly specials offer
tasty alternatives to the already interesting menu and the wine list offers many choices as well.
Ask for Dominic as your server and you will have a perfect night.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
great impromptu evening
With unexpected guests, including an 18 year old, great variety from starters to dessert. All diners were happy with choices and love the new twist on old favorites such as the carrot soup with curry, grilled artichoke and mac n' cheese. Wait staff was friendly and accommodating.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thursday night out
Good restaurant for patio dining, especially on Thursday when the Palm Springs Village Fest is underway. People watching, music flows in from street performers. Food was very good. New option, in addition to the 3-course pix fixe menu noise was the 2-course pix fixe menu. Good pricing and you can skip the dessert if you are trying to be good.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
one of our favorites
Food is consistently good and everyone is very friendly. We have had the waiter the last two times and he is great - Dominick L.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM