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Zin American Bistro, Palm Springs, CA
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Zin American Bistro

4.5
4.5
2115 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

Thank you for making a reservation at our multiple award-winning restaurant.The full menu is listed on our website. We have reservations available by calling

Zin is open and serving Lunch, Weekend Brunch and Dinner every day except Tuesday & Wednesday. Outdoor and Indoor dining available.

With 18 years in business and a wine list with over 575 wines Zin will quench your thirst for worldly cuisine driven by the Farmer’s Market and our Chef’s latest whim. Explore our extensive award-winning wine cellar or slide up to the bar for the latest craft cocktail.

Our new menu is smaller, lighter and globally inspired like no other in the desert. Some house favorites like the Fried Chicken, Zin Bites and Mindy's Cheesecake will welcome you back while creations straight from our new Chef's imagination will delight you.

Please make reservations for dinner or join our waitlist for Brunch

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Booked 8 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon, Thu–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Thu–Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 322-6300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Michael Rutherford

  • Catering

    Catering available please ask

  • Private party facilities

    We have our 'Wine Room' which seats about 20 and our Patio with seating for 25 on each side. Contact Mindy Reed via email for special menus and buy out pricing.

  • Private party contact

    Mindy Reed: (760) 322-6300

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Cross street

    Arenas

  • Parking details

    Three public lots and parking garage within walking distance (1 block)Valet parking directly behind restaurant on Arenas. Valet is available for $5 Thursday - Saturday only

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,115 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Contemporary American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Contemporary American

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  1. FM

    FosterM

    Palm Springs

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Refined Bistro reasonably priced menu, fresh Mussels in White or Red Sauce, Fresh Oysters on the half shell, lovely half wedge, delicious mushroom soup, great wine selection for every budget. Attentive Wait Service, terrace Dining for People watching, not too noisy. A favorite for years and I’m never disappointed, you won’t be either. Foster & Linda

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Really good food and service. Obnoxiously loud people at the table next to us made the experience less good. Couldn’t even hear each other speak. Not the restaurants fault.

  3. r

    rickster

    Palm Springs

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    I wanted to like this place....the food was ok. Not really that special or great. I had the fried chicken. It was cooked well and the portion was good but it was just ok. nothing special. I would have liked some sauce or something to dip it in or add rosemary to the breading. something. All of the dishes were like that.....they needed something to make them great.

  4. KW

    KW91344

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great addition to our Downtown Palm Springs restaurant rotation. We had a friend from Michigan visiting and we chose to visit Zin during Greater Palm Springs Restaurant Week. Lunch/Brunch on Saturday afternoon was delicious and the staff were warm and attentive. The two course meal included an appetizer and an entrée. For appetizers, we chose 1/2 dozen oysters, wild mushroom soup with truffle oil, and fried bleu cheese stuffed olives. All were delicious. Our entrées included the Seafood Trio Salad, beautiful greens with three large scallops, three large shrimp, and a very large piece of salmon. Other menu items enjoyed included short ribs with poached eggs on a base of polenta and the tuna avocado melt. Pricing during restaurant week was great! Food and ambience on the patio afforded us a great start to our day, great people watching, and a nice introduction to Zin American Bistro. Will definitely return.

  5. MA

    MicA

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great , service was excellent, especially the bottomless spritzer. Looking forward to going back.

  6. NI

    NeedsImprovements

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2

    The food quality needs to be improved. We went for dinner during Restaurant Week and my friend and I had the 3 Course Dinner. Our first course, my friend ordered the 1/2 Zin Caesar Salad and his romaine roulade was warm (Is salad supposed to be warm?) I ordered the 1/2 Wedge Salad with a citrus Roquefort dressing. (The dressing was soupy). Our second course, we both ordered the Country Fried Chicken. (Isn't fired chicken supposed to be crispy?) Both our fried chicken crust was soggy, flavorless, and luke warm like it was sitting around for quite some time because it was served. The entree came with cream spinach and it was was barely warm and was like a big hard mound. Our dessert course, my friend ordered the raspberry sorbet which looked fine and I ordered the Belgian chocolate mousse. The mousse wasn't very mouse like as it was over whipped because it was not silky smooth and soft texture, more like a butter cream frosting. Overall, it was a bad meal and quality definitely needs to be addressed.

  7. HA

    HARB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Because it is so HOT right now, I was glad to have a table inside, with enough light to enjoy my book while I dined. The waiters were very attentive, no one put ice into my water glass (I do not DO ice) .... ambience lovely.

  8. b

    bearcubsmom

    Palm Springs

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Everything was fine except racing noisy vehicles. Restaurants on S Palm Canyon should ask for extra police patrol during high volume dining hours to dissuade vehicular bad behavior

  9. JW

    JoshuaW

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is by far one of my favorite restaurants. It is nice to see the owner in frequently. She does a fantastic job of running this business and continuing to provide consistently high quality food cooked and plated to perfection.

  10. SA

    SamAshan

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Alway a good place to go! Enjoyed a Sunday brunch with family. We will be back

  11. M

    Mindy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Zin was recommended to us by a friend and she wasn't wrong; the food was amazing and so was the service! I had the pork chop and Mindy's cheesecake for dessert. Highly recommend.

  12. CL

    ChadLJ

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    great place for brunch dinner , food is fair priced. would come back again

  13. S

    Sunnyboy

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Is one on my favourite palm springs restaurant. But I did have the same great food I just to enjoyed. The Z Bistro burger was over cooked. I ordered M R and was almost like charcoal.

  14. B

    Bruno

    Los Angeles

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    The salmon tartar appetizer was delicious. My spouse's scallops were perfectly seared. Delicious. My chicken schnitzel was excellent and big enough for two to easily share. Our server Chip was ebullient, funny and a joy.

  15. DA

    DAVIDB

    Palm Springs

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Great Food!!! Good Value. Very attentive. However, The BREAD should be complimentary.... One of your staff said this out loud to another... Nickel and dime customers make them not return..... But I will.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service

  17. LD

    LuvDiningOut

    Los Angeles

    374 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    374 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    First class place. Handsome decor and ambiance with both indoor and patio dining. Outstanding wine selections and broad selection of American cuisine favorites. Great pasta choices. Really caring and friendly service.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food. Can’t believe this place wasn’t packed. $9 bottomless Bubbly a bonus.

  19. b

    bohand

    San Francisco

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy our experience at Zin. The food is fantastic, the wait staff always very attentive, and the atmosphere is incredible. We are happy to be locals who frequent this amazing local business.

  20. SD

    StephenD

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    Zin was ok. My oysters and mussels were very good. They knew what frites were, which is always good. However, my partners fried chicken was just average. Good for a night out when you don’t want to make a big deal.

  21. MB

    MattB

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent food and cocktails. Rack of lamb special was outstanding. We plan to return.

  22. g

    gsadds

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Chip is the best server. Attentive and fun with excellent recommendations

    Zin American BistroResponded on May 24, 2022

    Thanks for the review and for appreciating Chip! We think he's pretty awesome as well! ;-)

  23. EC

    ElizabethC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We went in a Monday. It was moderately busy. Service was great. Food was good

  24. PS

    PalmSpringsDiner

    Palm Springs

    521 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    521 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Zin American Bistro is consistently one of the best spots in town. Whether dining in or out (the latter is usually available, even on the warmest days, because of an extensive system of misters), Zin is fun, flavorful, friendly, and delightful. The service is professional, the eclectic menu well-supported by a great kitchen, and the management sees to it that attention goes to every detail. The location is superb for people watching!

    Zin American BistroResponded on May 24, 2022

    Thanks so much for your review! We always enjoy seeing you!

  25. EE

    EricE

    Denver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Food was creative and fresh. Our waiter Chip made the experience lots of fun!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    When in Palm Springs, I always hit up Zin for one of my dinners. Consistency, quality and service I really appreciate.

    Zin American BistroResponded on May 24, 2022

    Thank you for your support thru the years and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent, as always!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2

    Came for Mother's Day dinner. The service was great. The server Kelli was great but the food is another story. The steaks were way over cooked and was like boiled, no grill marks or much flavor. Although we said it was ok, did not want to inconvenience and wait longer, Kelli was great enough to remove it from our bill without asking. We got scallops, was very disappointing. There was canned corn on bottoms, bunch of fried vermicelli on top and overcooked small nasty scallops. If I could separate the service and food, the service would get solid 5 plus, the food would be minus 2. Second star is for Kelli

  29. SD

    SteveDelavan

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    There was six of us, the food came out in two waves, about 15 minutes apart. One order was never cooked correctly and was returned, second time around was worse then the first. Not going back for the foreseeable future. Waiter never followed up on food or timing issues.

  30. PS

    PSRod

    Palm Springs

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always enjoy Zin! Food and staff are consistently good and it's a great place to sit down town and people watch. Mindy knows how to manage a restaurant !

  31. AF

    ArnoldF

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3

    Good restaurant. Great service...wait-staff outstanding. We had Zin Breakfast and it was as good as anticipated. great location and restaurant design/layout. Would recommend anytime.

  32. a

    acproductions

    Springfield

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Even though it was Mother's Day, the service was excellent and attentive. Food was outstanding. Many choices, large variety of types and flavors, and beautifully presented. Definitely a great choice any time.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great brunch . Excellent food and prompt service!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was terrific and the food was delicious. Great experience.

  35. DB

    DebB

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Our appetizers and our cocktails were very good. We did not care for the macaroni and cheese and the steak was such a fatty poor cut, under seasoned and not cooked as requested.

  36. DM

    DarrinM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely vacation dinner. Great location, service and food.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great location and service

    Zin American BistroResponded on May 24, 2022

    Thank you so much for taking the time to review us

  38. RS

    RSD1

    San Diego

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food!

  39. BG

    BobGNoVA

    Washington DC

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Consistently delicious food in a lovely environment in the heart of downtown. Wait staff is attentive and friendly. The only negative is the person working the host station who ignored us when we arrived to be seated because he decided at that same moment to answer an inbound phone call and spent an inexcusable amount of time with the caller about their reservation until finally someone else observed the situation, came over and sat us.

  40. C

    Cary1247

    Las Vegas

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The food was wonderful and Bradley our server was very professional and attentive. We truly enjoyed ourselves.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Zin American Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 322-6300.

Zin American Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 2115 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 8 times today

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198 S Palm Canyon Dr Palm Springs, CA 92262

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Arenas

  • Neighborhood

    Palm Springs

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon, Thu–Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon, Thu–Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Three public lots and parking garage within walking distance (1 block)Valet parking directly behind restaurant on Arenas. Valet is available for $5 Thursday - Saturday only

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Michael Rutherford

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (760) 322-6300

  • Catering

    Catering available please ask

  • Private party facilities

    We have our 'Wine Room' which seats about 20 and our Patio with seating for 25 on each side. Contact Mindy Reed via email for special menus and buy out pricing.

  • Private party contact

    Mindy Reed: (760) 322-6300

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