Always goodWe love Zins and it is always great food and amazing service! It's at the top of our restaurant rotation when we decide to head out for dinner.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday BrunchA pretty slick Sunday Brunch spot. The three plate option is a nice size and variety of dishes, and you can select from light to very filling options. I enjoyed the biscuits and gravy thoroughly. Our waitress was professional and attentive.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat eveningWas a good experience from beginning 2 end.
Good food, attentive service & a quiet ambiance.
Dave & Erica5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMinteresting selection of foodinteresting selection of food and drinks.
More wine/drink menus should be given. Two drink menus for four people is always a hassle. We have to wait until people have are finished looking at it. actually just too many individual sheets.
Nice menu for theater folks.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPretty good, wish it was betterWe thought the brisket was a little tough. We're from Texas and we cook brisket for five hours so it just falls apart, no knife needed. That's what we expect. So, sort of disappointed with the main entree of the pre-show menu. Loved the scallop,choc bread pudding though. Salad was a little difficult to eat. The lettuce was so small it was hard to get on a fork. I think you could cut it differently. Great atmosphere though.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very good experienceWe had a very good experience all around. I noted on my online reservation that it was our anniversary, and our waiter presented my wife with a rose - that was a great touch. The chef came to our table to talk about vegetarian fare and we had a very nice conversation. Well done, team.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went to Zins before theWe went to Zins before the Rain performance at the Paramount. Initially we felt that our server rushed us a bit, but then decided it was because she knew we needed to be done by a certain time. She recommended the "pre-show" menu, which was delicious. Overall, the food, wine and service were great, as was the atmosphere! We are looking forward to returning to try many of the small plate items in the future.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMEnhance your night at the theatre!Great place for pre-show meal or after-theatre dessert.
Go in with an open mind and appetite to try multiple plates across a wide spectrum of food to share.
Professional, knowledgeable staff.
Had a great experience that added to a special night and would definitely go back the next time we attend an event in downtown CR.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Place!!Went on a first date, I had been before but my date had not.
We shared our small plates and enjoyed wonderful wine!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLooking forward to a second visit.I had a delightful dinner with two wonderful friends after a Saturday matinee show at the Paramount down the street. We were all in from out of town and went to Zin's because it was recommended by local family/friends. The three of us shared five tapas which offered a nice variety of taste testing without overeating. The mac and cheese was my personal favorite and the table bread was amazing! Carb-a-licious! We also had some greens! They were offering a chef special for $50 per person which all sounded like wonderful options and will be the reason I will stop back the next time I am in town. The wait staff was attentive and knowledgeable! I would call the atmosphere sophisticated comfort.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious unique menu andDelicious unique menu and great service! Try the dessert lasagna!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMTalked to the the owner andTalked to the the owner and his son who was guest chef. Very nice people. Waitress was great - so was the food and wine.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood menu was rather limited,Food menu was rather limited, but what we had was very good. Prices were very reasonable. Nice atmosphere, quiet, and romantic. I took my wife there for our wedding anniversary dinner, and we were both very pleased. Service was excellent.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways our favorite placeAlways our favorite place to celebrate or just have a lovely meal.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMRich ExperienceHad Sunday Brunch at Zins. Great Food, very personable service. Prices were exceptionally reasonable. Great Dining Experience. Will plan an evening meal at Zins soon!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMZintastic for FoodiesI've been to Zins since 2009 many times. Focaccia, salads, scallops, crab cakes, lamb chops, pot pie crust and filling were fabulous. Wine and desserts are a must. Great wait staff are knowledgeable and attentive - like Chef's Table was in Iowa City.
They are starting to offer more vegetarian, hopefully vegan options. Their innovative chefs can do anything.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience in the barGreat experience in the bar area. A bartender was also our server and did a fabulous job3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst timers for dinner.We enjoyed a business meeting dinner. Wonderful how you pick 2 or 3 entrees to share together over the 4 to 5 course meal. Highly recommend saving room for dessert!!!Plus having valet parking in the downtown makes it a hassle free parking experience.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very enjoyable timeWe had a very enjoyable time at Zi's. Worth the trip to Csedar Rapids, despite the canceled concert.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOur meal was very good. MyOur meal was very good. My wife and I chose Zins as a date night dinner - we have a 15 month old and one on the way, on a recommendation from Grandma. The staff was very friendly and explained the menu and meal process to us. We both enjoyed the evening and liked the presentation and taste of all the foods, we are both Food & Beverage Mangers at a Private Country Club and realize how important those things are. Although we did not order any wine, the list looked like it encompassed many regions and would meet the likes of most people. We would not hesitate to recommend Zins, or go back again.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was our first time andIt was our first time and we thought it excellent. We enjoyed everything about Zin`s from the time we walked into the door and the time we left. Everyone was plesent, outstanding and very helpful with our menu selections. It was great to see the kitchen area with an open window, it was a truely great unique experence, we will certainly recomend Zin`s to everyone. I am truely looking forward to returning again very soon.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for Valentine's Day dinner.Went for Valentine's Day dinner. Food was excellent as usual. Valentine's special was great.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent, butThe food was excellent, but the portions left me wanting moreand lack of a better word:hungry. The ambience was wonderful and the service great, but I like to eat!2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been to Zins severalWe have been to Zins several times. When you walk into Zins, you are greeted by the nicest people! Once seated the service started off great. After that, however, it went downhill fast. Our appetizers came in a reasonable amount of time, but then quick after, they brought out our childrens food but not ours. Our waitress would go missing for 10 minutes at a time! We sat with empty drinks for what seemed to be forever! She finally brought my drink out but not my husbands. Finally about 10 minutes later she walked by our table and noticed the missing drink. About 15 minutes after the children got their food, they brought our food out. From now on, we will just eat at the bar! Better service, nicest man working at the bar!!2/1/2013 12:00:00 AM