Bar Zin Bistro Wine Bar

4.7
621 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
A neighborhood American Bistro & Wine Bar. A casual yet upbeat venue.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(904) 310-6620
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party facilities
Private dining room Available. Seating up to 45 people.
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Private party contact
Karly Seyda : (904) 861-4577
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Catering
Catering by appointment only.
Karly Seyda
karlyseyda@yahoo.com
(904) 861 - 4577
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Neighborhood
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Special events & promotions
For further information regarding our Special Events, please contact our Event Coordinator, Karly Seyda, at (904) 861-4577 or by email at karlyseyda@yahoo.com.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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AC
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Wonderfully creative menu and lively and friendly bar scene make for a lovely evening out.

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JP
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service, as always.

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NS
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful time. The wine list was very good and the staff was accommodating and knowledgeable.

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SW
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Noise level was too high. I had trouble hearing some in our group. Food was very good. We enjoy the specials

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B
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Creative movement enu options, good wine selection

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p
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

New menu is excellent.

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TS
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The only reason for a less than 5-star review is the stark lighting in the back room. We dined in the front room the first time we went, and, in contrast, its lighting is pleasantly more indirect.

We've had a great meal with delightful service every trip to Bar Zin. The menu should appeal to everyone, although one member of our group this trip, who won't eat seafood or anything that his mother didn't serve him in the 50s, labeled the choices weird. I count that as a testament to the wonderful creativity of the chef.

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G
6 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In town for conference and wanted something away from where we were staying. This ended up being a great choice. Excellent food, friendly service, and good wine. Dessert wasn’t the best but no other issues.

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GM
27 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good.

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SW
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal. Salmon mahi mahi and shrimp the best meal we have had in a long time

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M
44 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great meal with great friends!! Too bad about the very loud table across from us. Made conversation difficult. Who knew someone could laugh so loud!!

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OT
37 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recently took a friend who I have not seen in 45 years to Bar Zin. I know the food is always spectacular. Bar Zin did not disappoint me. My friend enjoyed what he described as the best salmon he had ever eaten. I ordered my usual, the French Country Salad with chicken. The salad has great flavor and the dinner portion gives me just enough for lunch the next day. The tables at Bar Zin are not on top of each other making conversation easy. This is a place I go to often and recommend highly!

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RM
13 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

We love Bar Zin and go here frequently for lunch & dinner. We tend to enjoy the meals at lunch more and find the choices more interesting than the dinner selections.

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B
22 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were vacationing in Amelia Island for a few days and Bar Zin Bistro was the best restaurant we ate at. The food, atmosphere, service were all phenomenal! We can't say enough good things about the place. We ordered and tried the appetizer ribs and fried green tomatoes. The ribs were tender and some of the best ribs we ever had at a restaurant (and we are from the south and used to good ribs!). For dinner entrees, we had the seafood pot pie and my husband had the scallop with pork belly over risotto. They both were excellent! Honestly, the risotto was the best we have ever had! There were other menu selections we would have loved to come back and tried had we been in town another day. We will definitely be back!

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ON
62 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

went before going to jazz show. The server was charming, the food was great and as always we were totally pleased

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BS
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very elegant dining--delicious food and excellent service.

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KK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience for our anniversary dinner. Food and atmosphere were wonderful and Natalie was an incredible server. She turned what could have been an ordinary dinner into a very special evening!!!

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DJ
31 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great spot on Amelia Island. Never disappoints. We’ll be back!

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WN
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New menu items ...very nice new choices
The fried chicken is good.

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A
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is on the small side but the food is big in flavor. We were there on a Thursday night but they still had a crowd. I can see if the dining room was full it would be loud, but what place isn't these days. Started with oysters which were fresh. Hubby had the scallops and I had snapper. Both dishes were cooked wonderfully. The staff was very friendly without being creepy. Highly recommend

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MB
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food and had excellent service. Will return soon.

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LC
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love coming back to this local Ameli island casual dining location. Great wine, and lite food.

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AT
8 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Love Barzin. Tim, the owner, is a friendly & gracious host. Not sure he actually remembers us, as we are only in the island a few times a year. But he always makes us feel like he does, which is awesome. Wait staff was also friendly and attentive. We ordered the halibut special which was very mild and tasty but perhaps a little over cooked. Beet soup was very unique and refreshing, fried green tomatoes were absolutely delicious. Wine list is always as winner here too. We chose to eat inside because of the steamy weather, but dining Al fresco is very nice at Barzin. However, the interior decor is very comfortable and casually elegant as well ... Just a little noisy because everyone is enjoying the experience. Whether you're a local, or just visiting beautiful Amelia Island, Barzin should be on your dining short list!

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D
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I understand there is a new chef. She is wonderful!

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A
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. Our waitress, Addison was adorable and added to the enjoyment of dinner. The food was prepared perfectly and the restaurant offered new and different menu items. I can’t wait to go back!

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JA
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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JP
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Great complex tastes on many menu selections. Very good wine list.

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m
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing food and amazing service!! The scallops were phenomenal!

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R
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food great service. Met the owners. Great hospitality !

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A
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Always a good time at Bar Zin. We usually take out of towners here as always a sure thing. Service usually great. Just off this time.

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H
18 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bar Zin consistently has wonderful food and great service! We have enjoyed this restaurant every time we have gone.

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G
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BarZin always has good food. Love sitting in the bar area.

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t
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent entre. Good friendly service. Food served was way better than my cooking and my husband and I are good cooks.

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C
22 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What can I say about Bar Zin... it’s amazing, fabulous, phenomenal, extraordinary: there is not enough adjectives in the English language to describe this restaurant. It’s located off First Coast Hwy in the Palmetto Walk Village . The staff, ( Montana, Mindy & Toni to name a few), food, drinks, even the customer are wonderful. It’s a fun, upbeat, friendly, family atmosphere. There intentions is to use local farmers, products and seafood to creat a farm-to-table menu. It’s a neighborhood atmosphere where “everyone knows your name” and is welcomed.

Make the last bite of the day...the best bite of the day

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JC
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This excellent restaurant never fails to meet all of our expectations. The presentation is extraordinary. The service is exceptional. The atmosphere is quiet and engaging. We have been customers for many years and can vouch for the consistency of excellence at this fine restaurant.

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JN
24 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dine at Bar-Zin every year when we go to Amelia Island. The food is amazing and guaranteed to be the best you will find! An exceptional spot on the island.

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S
20 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding menu. Good wine list. Preparation is flawless

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CB
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A consistently excellent place for dinner. Excellent staff familiar with wines and menu. Natalie did a great job!

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MS
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best restaurant on island. Eat there every time I come here. Which is 3-5 times a year. My favorite restaurant since Snug Harbor. Which means I’ve been coming here 30+ years

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HH
16 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

This was our first time here. We found it on Opentable the first night we arrived on Amelia Island. We had a wonderful server named Natalie who was informative and friendly. She has been at the restaurant for three years. We enjoyed it so much we went back a second time and requested her.

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