Zin American Bistro
Zin American Bistro

Zin American Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://pszin.com/
  • Phone: (760) 322-6300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch Daily 11:00 - 3pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Luis Vega
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have our 'Wine Room' which seats about 40 and our Patio with seating for 45 on each side. Contact Mindy Reed via email for special menus and buy out pricing.
  • Private Party Contact: Mindy Reed 7603226300x
  • Special Events: We are available for reception dinners and will reserve our restaurant for your special party. Seating available for up to 150.
    Contact Mindy Reed via email for special menus and buy out pricing.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Arenas
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Three public lots and parking garage within walking distance (1 block)Valet parking directly behind restaurant on Arenas.
A word from Zin American Bistro
Zin American Bistro is an attempt to modernize and Americanize the traditional French Bistro concept. With Zin recently winning Best of Palm Springs and a review of “quite possibly the best food for the money in the Coachella Valley” from author Peter Osbaldeston’s Palm Springs Dining Bible, Chef Nicolas Klontz and wine director Mindy Reed have indeed raised the bar of casual fine dining in Palm Springs. Zin has over 450 wines on their list and has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for 9 years. With choices from the Kobe Style Beef Burger ($16) and Mussels & Frites($21) to the Rabbit ($28) or a Prime Hanger Steak ($29) there is something for everyone. Be sure to save room for some house made desserts and a glass of port for a perfect finish. Attentive, friendly yet unobtrusive service with Wine Director Reed or our Sommelier Gene available to guide you thru the carefully selected wine list and Craft Cocktails created nightly by our Bar Manager Joshua VaNess.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Zin American Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
76 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (55)fit for foodies (41)neighborhood gem (35)notable wine list (23)special occasion (23)romantic (20)good for groups (19)great for lunch (15)great for brunch (13)hot spot (12)scenic view (9)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Service was really exceptional.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Service was really exceptional. Accommodated party of 6 adults and 6 young children very well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasant experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2008
    Always a pleasant experience. My favorite restaurant in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WHile the atmosphere made
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    WHile the atmosphere made the best from it's location (kind of a strip mall exterior), the service was outstanding and food very good overall.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite restuarant in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    My favorite restuarant in Palm Springs and the entire Coachella Valley
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I appreciated my request fullfiled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    I appreciated my request fullfiled for a larger table for 2. The macadamia crusted mahi mahi was ok. It would be better with Halibut and also more color in your food as vegetables.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of their "classics", fried
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/1/2008
    One of their "classics", fried chicken, was not as good as KFC. One of my fellow diners monkfish was completely overcooked. The most over-rated restaurant I've been to in ages.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zin is a super restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Zin is a super restaurant with great food, very gracious and friendly owners, staff and chefs. Wonderful wine pairings and wine list. Casual, yet classy. A perfect place for lunch or dinner during any visit to Palm Springs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zin is our favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2008
    Zin is our favorite restaurant in the Palm Springs area. Great food, excellent service and wonderful ZINS!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overrated food and terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    Overrated food and terrible really inattentive slow indifferent service from the beginning of the evening to the end. Didnt even want to get dessert the service was so poor. I would not hurry back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love the beef stew. I have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    I love the beef stew. I have had it several times. This time it seemed more salty. My friend did not care for her selectionand should have returned it upon receiving the plate. She did take it home and took off the outer covering and enjoyed it the next day. Our witer was very nice. All of a sudden his name escapes me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and service was some
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/25/2008
    The food and service was some of the best we've ever had--and that includes restaurant throughout the U.S., France, Germany and Italy. We are glad we happened by it.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic - now open for brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    fantastic - now open for brunch is a real treat. Professional staff rounds out the experience
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a very solid restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Always a very solid restaurant with a nice menu, great food and an outstanding wine list. Food prices are reasonable and competitive with other restaurants of similar quality. The wine prices are a bit high, but are in line with other area restaurants that are all a bit high on the wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I have been to Zin about 6
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    I have been to Zin about 6 times and loved it every time. Great wine list as always, but the food and service this time around was very disappointing. Cheese plate came without any toast...what are you supposed to eat the cheese on? Waiter was not very friendly or particularly attentive. I suspect that the expansion may have something to do with the experience. I was extremely disappointed as this is one of my favorites in palm springs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is the one we send out-of-town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    This is the one we send out-of-towners to when they ask.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good bistro vibe - nice ambience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/16/2008
    Good bistro vibe - nice ambience. They configured a table for eight down the center/rear for our group. Waiter knew his wines and pairings. I'd like to go back and try some of the other menu offerings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of Palm Springs better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/4/2008
    One of Palm Springs better restaurants. The night we went the service was very slow. We very much enjoyed the wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CONSISTENTLY GOOD, LOW KEY,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/6/2008
    CONSISTENTLY GOOD, LOW KEY, GOOD VALUE, COMFORTABLE.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate