Zin Bistro Americana
I've eaten at Zin Bistro manyI've eaten at Zin Bistro many times; the food is always good but the service (which can be OUTSTANDING) is sometimes a little less than attentive. This visit was a little uninspired from a service perspective, but the outdoor patio dining, at sunset, almost makes up for the inattention. The food, as usual, was excellent. As an Executive that has relocated to the area on a long-term contract, I entertain a lot ... ZB is one of my favorite business lunch/dinner locations. If they can nail the consistent service issues, this place could be one of the highest rated establishments in the area ... it certainly has most everything else going for it.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Zen Of ZinActually on a lake in Westlake- with enough charm to float all boats....it might evoke Europa to some.
Requesting a lakeside table and actually getting it was pleasing considering this was basically a last minute call; arriving to a lively occupied dinner hour and being seated at arguably the best table in the house on a say so in a full house was astounding.
The staff was top notch, attentive and with the right amount of personality to maintain the flow of an excellent dining experience - the various table functions were performed as if they actually cared about you and your meal.
The menu was well stocked with choices and all the ones we made were good enough to eat next day from environmentally cool to go boxes. Nice. Thanks. Yum.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMNice FindFrom the reviews on Open Table we thought we would give this restaurant a try. The food was very good! I had the Halibut over vegetables. I think the Italian sauce was somewhat overpowering for such a light fish and the fish was a little dry but overall it was delicious. My girlfriend had the Lobster bisque, we ended up switching dishes. Our waiter was somewhat clueless. First I asked for bread and it came without olive oil or butter. Then when he brought the change, he must not have considered that I would leave a tip or had an over inflated opinion of his service and thought I would leave a huge tip.
Someone said that the bar scene was for older singles. They are right but they should consider the neighborhood.
we will be back.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMambiance is amazing overlookingambiance is amazing overlooking the lake.......service was fabulous!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, but avoid the bar areaFood was fantastic and you can't beat the view on the lake. However, the bar was a little loud and quite an older singles pick-up spot.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMRelaxing lakeside dining--greatRelaxing lakeside dining--great food! Will definitely be back!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMTHE BEST IN TOWN!As always this restaurant was superb. After a breathtakingly beautiful view and delicious lunch with a client, I returned for dinner the next night, sat at the bar, enjoyed the live entertainment and watched the sunset. Such a find! PM4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMService was attentive, foodService was attentive, food wonderful along with the scenic lake view. Love the Lemon drop Martini's and salmon.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMExceptionalOur family always looks forward to eating at this restaurant. Great food, very good service and the scenic view is very pleasant.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a very nice dinner atHad a very nice dinner at Zin. Overall, the food was excellent. We had the rack of lamb and the sand dabs. Desserts were also excellent - white chocolate creme brulee and apple tartin. Seemed like a lot of, high end, burgers were served that day, so likely a specialty. Noise level was a bit higher than I remember, just below the level of being bothersome. There was a private party in the section by the water that likely added to the noise level but even inside was fairly noisy. Due to the noise, I wouldn't consider it for a quite romantic dinner but overall we will return.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Lake View for a great lunch!Fun hip (for the area) scene with a great view of the lake. We enjoyed the semi-private patio to the side of the main room. I hear that this room is for the smokers during happy hour, but it was a quiet sunny surprise. Food was great. Lobster Pot Pie was unique and yummy - image chunky lobster bisque cooked in a flaky pastry.
Great service. Can't wait to go back during happy hour.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaurant for Lobster DishesGreat food, service and overall wonderful ambience. Lobster dishes are to die for, will continue to bring friends and family for this fine dining restaurant.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSitting right on the lakeSitting right on the lake with such quaintly beautiful views, I would have recommended this place even if it had mediocre food! To my delight, the food was delicious! I had the Alaskan Halibut with ratatouille and ate every bite. The mustard seed crust was perfectly crunchy, adding a nice salty contrast to the meat of the fish and the tomato-based ratatouille. I will absolutely go back.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AM