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Zin Bistro Americana
Zin Bistro Americana
  • Address:
    32131 Lindero Cyn Rd. #111
    Westlake Village, CA 91361
    Neighborhood:
    Agoura Hills / Westlake Village
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Zin Bistro Americana Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zinwestlake.com
  • Phone: (818) 865-0095
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Comfort Food
  • Executive Chef: Roberto Leyva, Exec. Chef / Rouz Yazdanyar, Owner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a private room as well as other options for large parties
  • Private Party Contact: Rouz Yazdanyar (818) 865-0095
  • Entertainment: An eclectic mix of music personally mixed for our restaurant

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lakeview Canyon Rd.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complimentary valet at lunch. There is ample valet and self parking available at dinner.
A word from Zin Bistro Americana
Just as the Zinfandel grape is uniquely American, Zin Bistro Americana offers a menu that reflects the nostalgic cuisine and synergistic blending of cultures that makes America unique. Zin Bistro Americana features a scenic fire lit patio, spacious bar, lounge and lakefront dining where you can relax in a plush setting, have a drink, an appetizer or enjoy the whole gastronomique experience. We invite you to savor this experience with us here on the lake in Westlake Village.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "I have been to Zin several times and find it to be inconsistent. However, my last experience was good and I recommended it to my daughter for her 11th wedding anniversary. The reservation was for 7:30 and they didn't get seated outside until 9:30 because it was a nice evening and people weren't leaving. They reported that the food was just okay - service poor and staff stressed. They would not return based on this experience."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Been to Zin many, many times for all types of occasions from a lunch for 2 to a group of 10. Love the food and the ambiance. Celebrating my cousins 99th birthday and knew she would enjoy the whole experience...that is except the server. A dour, non-responsive young women who slid a birthday desert on the table as she passed by without a" happy birthday" or even a candle. So disappointing in retrospect wish I would have made the reservation elsewhere...unless of course a 99th birthday is no big deal at Zin. Btw, the desert was delicious."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "i had the scallops and risotto and it was delicious!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Overall, the Bistro was a blast! Great food, friendly servers and an outright pleasant atmosphere!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Large and varied menus. Presentation nice . Food just fare. They would be better off reducing the menu size and improving the quality. The service is slow and almost non attentive. The magician walking around was very good and helped to diffuse the time from ordering to food presentation."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "It was the perfect dinner : great table, with a beautiful lake view; The food: delicious. Great wines (plenty to choose from). Excellent service. Couldn't ask for more."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Zin is a wonderful date night with a great menu. We've been a few times now and always have a great meal and experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Zin's has great outdoor dining, a beautiful view of the lake, and friendly ducks wandering around on the green. It all makes for a casual and fun place to meet friends and family for a leisurely lunch. There is also a comfortable indoor option for those who prefer being inside. Service is accommodating, and although not abundant, the menu does have a few nice vegetarian choices. The food is reliable but, since this is a place for leisurely dining, don't expect to get it in a flash. Take your time, sip something cool, and enjoy the ambiance. Zin's is one of my favorite places to meet friends for a special luncheon."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Have never been disappointed at Zin Bistro. The food is always good, especially the fish."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Hopefully they can live off the view because the service was awful, food fair. Food delivered & we were asked if we would like more drinks, ketchup, etc. We answered yes, but never saw them. Server never came back to check on the delivery of the food & ask if we were ok. Would only recommend if you want to go somewhere to be treated poorly, pay a lot of a meal & have a great view!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "The seating outside, by the lake is very nice. Servers were also pretty nice. The food was poor quality and not tasty, but the worst part was the dishes were really really dirty!!! I couldn't pick up anything without finding dried food particle on it! Please buy new dishwasher! it's really gross!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Excellent lake setting with great views - a favorite restaurant of mine"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The restaurant has a wonderful setting but the menu is stale and needs an update. Also the facility itself is showing a lot of wear, it needs a thorough cleaning and someone needs to check the small details. We won't go back for food but would go for Happy Hour and the sunset. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Terrible service from beginning to end Waiter brought everyone's food but one, Ten minutes later it arrived, food is good but the service put a sour taste in our mouth "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We have enjoyed many holiday meals at Zin Bistro. We continue to come here for special occasions and have enjoyed every one of them."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Very overpriced for average restaurant. Service was barely average. Uncomfortable cramped seating. Atmosphere stressed. Everything was rush rush rush "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Excellent menu. Food was very good as was the service. Cannot wait to return. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "This used to be one of our favorite spots. The food is always good, the service is what is lacking. Earlier last year we had a waiter that forgot to put in our food order and didn't notice. It was almost 1.5 hours from being seated until dining. Last week I took my daughter and a friend in for her 17th birthday. Same waiter. He acted as if we were invisible. Service was slow. Whenever we needed something he was at the bar folding napkins. The busboy served the food and the waiter did not return until I had to get him to come over and offer dessert. This was when we had been sitting about 15 minutes after our entree plates were picked up. Also, highly touted "tableside" caesar salad was served plated."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I'm never disappointed at this restaurant. Always a great experience. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "We love to go in time to view the sunset over the lake. The food is always great and the menu has something for everyone. If it is too chilly outside, you can eat next to a large picture window and still get a great panorama. "
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "Zin's contacted me about 2 hours prior to my scheduled reservation to tell me that they over-booked the evening and that my reservation time would not be honored. I did not reschedule with Zin's and enjoyed a dinner with my wife elsewhere."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The meal was good, however we felt rushed by our food server. We were placed in the bar and the music, although it was excellent, was so loud we couldn't enjoy visiting with our friends."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant for a business/travel dinner; we waited an hour for our entrees after placing our order, requests for status were ignored, requests for a check to be divided were met with annoyance....the only great thing about this restaurant is the location."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Good menu of well prepared food. Service was very good. Patio seating was very crowded. Our table had 4 chairs, but it is a good thing there were only 2 of us. There was not enough room for 4."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I made the reservation through Open Table and received an email confirmation. However, when our group of 8 arrived at the restaurant, we were told there wasn't a reservation booked. There was plenty of room and we were seated promptly."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Our reservations were for 6:30, no one came to our table until 7:10! The nice bus person kept our water glass full. Our friends hadn't been to Zin before( new to the area). So we weren't in a big hurry to order but it would of been nice to get a cocktail and a hello from someone! When we finally get service, the waitress wants our order NOW. Three of us ordered filets. Good meat but not hot. Sides were cold and bland. The lamb appetizers were a bit gamely and not hot off the grill. We haven't dined at Zin for at least three years and now I remember why. The food is not that good and pricey for what you get. While the owners are inside getting good service, the customers are on the patio are getting ok food with slow service."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Worst meal I've had in Westlake/Thousand Oaks area. The steak was like rubber. I know it's normally better than this, but I sent my very well done steak back once and they just put a bigger piece of rubber on the plate. Could have had a better meal at In N Out. Will not be going back. And it was Valentine's dinner..."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a wonderful view of the lake, as do most tables, where we could leisurely enjoy a wonderful lunch. Even though it was Valentines' Day, we didn't feel rushed in the least and our server took excellent care of us. Their pesto dipping sauce for the bread is awesome! We enjoyed the Ahi Salad and a Steak Salad and both were just fabulous. We will definitely be back often and will recommend this to others."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our experience at Zin Bistro was exceptional from beginning to end. Delightful service, incredible food, idealic setting. We will definitely be back and will recommend Zin Bisto to anyone we know looking for a nice evening out"
    Dined on 1/27/2014
  • "We have eaten at this restaurant many times and the food has always been very good, to the point that we have suggested the restaurant to friends and family. However, on this occasion, I can only say that the food was disgusting, omelets were overcooked and tasted like rubber, also what was filled inside the omelets tasted old and terrible. The coffee was lukewarm and had to send it back and did not request a replacement. The Asian salad had thousand island dressing instead of the usual sesame/soy sauce dressing. Finally to add insult to injury, we were charged $3.50 for coffee that was sent back. The owners of this restaurant should fire the chef and clean up the restaurant, as it looks dirty and is in dire need of an upgrade."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "Great place to bring your date...walk by the lake and then have your food...."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I took my wife there for her birthday, remembering it was a nice place on the water with a great menu. This place is not what I remembered! They were out of the entrée that my wife wanted, and my ahi tuna was so tough I couldn't cut it with a knife. Very disappointing experience. The service was good, but that doesn't really matter when the food is bad."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Had a salad which was terrible. Ingredients did not seem fresh. It was not tasty at all."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Good romantic, or friendly dining spot. Plates are ~$30 and drinks starting at $10+"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "What can be more Californian than sitting on the patio and gazing at the lake on a warm December afternoon? Actually, seeing all the lights and reflections at night is just as good. This is the kind of location that makes people from out of state want to move here. They have many healthy tasty options on the menu."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "We had a nice birthday lunch on the patio. The service was very friendly and attentive and we all liked our selections. We are very pleased to find this restaurant, which is conveniently located for us. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "It was a cold night and we were sitting out on the heated, covered patio. We were still a little cold so they brought us blankets which worked perfectly. The food and drinks were great. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I took a friend here for a Birthday lunch. They were very nice there and let us sit and talk for as long as we wanted. They also gave us a dessert with a candle in it to finish off our celebration. We both enjoyed the excellent food. My friend lives in the area but had not been here before. She will come back and bring her husband."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "We dined at 5:00 and saw the most gorgeous sunset over the lake during our delicious dinner. We all loved what we picked and shared the Death by Chocolate Dessert - delicious! The service was wonderful, too. Our first server was the host, who watched out for all of our needs. When he left Sarah took over and she was great too. Zin Bistro Americana is a favorite of ours and can be a favorite of yours, too. Rita Creagh"
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "Outstanding setting and friendly, efficient service. The food was v good and plentiful. We all had different dishes which we enjoyed. Only complaint was that the lobster soup didn't have much lobster flavor.This was a birthday celebration and it felt special. Desserts, especially the chocolate cake with sauce was decadent. We'll be back."
    Dined on 11/20/2013