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Zin American Bistro, Palm Springs, CA

Zin American Bistro

4.5
4.5
2443 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
19 years of being a locals favorite on the downtown strip with craft cocktails, lunch and dinner with a Wine Spectator Award of Excelence honoring our expansive wine list of over 545 selections and Champagne brunch on our cooled and heated patio, Zin is the place to be when in Palm Springs. Additional reservations available - please call 760-322-6300
Valet parking Thursday - Saturday

Please make reservations for dinner or join our waitlist for Brunch

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Contemporary French, Wine Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 9:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 10:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 11:00 am–6:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (760) 322-6300
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Kate Bryan
  • Catering
    We now offer catering for your special event! Please see our website for details
  • 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, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,443 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Contemporary American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Contemporary American

2,443 Reviews
  1. AspiringFoodie

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    5 star happy hour menu. Attentive servers and great menu

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    great night , everyone loved their meal. the noise level inside was unbearable, one table asked to be moved, the other two tables voice levels, made us eat, skip dessert and get out….

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  3. JackieH

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Next time — sit outside. We enjoyed a decent dinner at Zin. The salads were excellent. However the indoor room where we sat with just two other tables was absolutely too loud. We couldn’t get out of there fast enough.

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  4. KarenF

    Omaha

    97 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    97 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service and wonderful food ! We eat here 2-3 times a month

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  5. ICBWB

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Chip our server was fun and good. Good not so good. $30 bucks for a blah burger.

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  6. MMMPS

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    What a great dining experience! During Modernism week, I’ve eaten at numerous restaurants and this was my favorite. The service was very attentive and the staff was knowledgeable. My companion and I both had the salmon and it was perfectly cooked. I will go back soon.

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  7. patriciam

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten at Zin several times. We had six in our party. 4 of us ordered the Fry chicken and waffles. The chicken has always been very good. I specifically asked if the chicken was on the bone and mixed dark and white meat . When food was served it was all white meet. We were disappointed and not happy. It was suppose to be a combo. The Breast were dry. The place was packed. I brought it the servers attention. Instead of providing a couple of dark meat pieces of chicken no action was taken. She said I will mention it to the chef. I hate white meat and normally I would have sent it back but 4 of us ordered it and we didn’t want to make a screen. So disappointed.

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  8. Nuuke

    Palm Springs

    87 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    87 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's one of my favorites! There's no shortage of fine dining places in the valley but Zin is really a good choice. Interesting menu with a nice variety. Kudo's to the Chef

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  9. Rave

    Palm Springs

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it’s always a wonderful meal we were there on a Saturday night and the whole town was hopping. Zin makes it such a wonderful experience!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went there brunch on a Saturday and it wasn’t busy when we arrived. We did have reservations and after a half hour the place started to fill up quickly. Our server, Jennifer was amazing and very attentive. We had the chicken sausage and Brie omelette as well as the persimmon and burrata salad 🥗 both were really yummy and well-portioned. We added the u limited mimosas for an additional $10 and a small carafe of peach blend juice for $4. A really good option if you plan on having drinks and good food 🥂 would highly recommend!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetizers fantastic and drinks good. Fish and vegetarian mains mediocre at best. Rolls amazingly good! Muscles are the best main and appetizer. Very friendly and attentive staff.

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  12. DavidV

    Manitoba

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was quick and efficient. Little changes to the menu were acceptable and remembered. It was good that we made a reservation which allowed us to jump a waiting line of about twenty!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The experience was okay at best. The Caesar salad and mushroom soup were nice. The service Claudia provided was lacking. It was Valentine’s Day so I understand it was busy … but she was only at the table a handful of times and forgot to put our appetizer in. When asked to cancel it so as not to hold up our entrees, she said that it was only 2-3 more minutes. So we agreed to keep it on, even though we had already been served/eaten our soup and salads. Another 10 minutes later and the appetizer was still not out. It was burnt ends. They should have already been cooked/ready to serve and all the other components were chilled. So I was baffled why it took so long. I ordered the rack of lamb with green beans… the lamb was okay but the beans were pretty much not even cooked. I like crunchy green beans but these were just raw. Without any seasoning. By that time we were unimpressed with the experience so we decided against having dessert there. I would most likely not return. Especially not for their price points

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  14. TheColonel

    San Francisco

    208 reviews

    5.0

    208 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I know, you're going to hear this with just about every restaurant review. That , "it is our favorite" that's because they all are! and today's luncheon place is no exception to that . Zin American Bistro is one absolute fantastic place to celebrate Valentines day ❤️❤️and eat lunch or dinner and one of the most spectacular things that they serve is a wild mushroom truffle soup! I have claimed it to be the finest mushroom soup in the whole United States and basically come here just for that. But we also ordered their chicken club sandwich, and a special Skirt Steak sandwich- take a look at how huge those sandwiches are and that pile of fries! we were not disappointed. The food here is always fantastic fairly priced and the waitstaff are absolutely impeccable, super nice, friendly, and efficient! Highly recommended.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the buttermilk fried chicken and my husband had the filet mignon. Both were piping hot and delicious. Service was perfect…the right amount of attention without constant interruption. Highly recommend.

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  16. JeffandPaulPS

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Having been to Zin many times over several years, it is sad to see the decline of this once-fine restaurant. The whole place feels tired and dingy. The wine list is the most extensive in town, at 700+ bottles including many rare and unusual wine, which is what drew us in initially. However, if you order one, you might expect to wait for 1/2 hour for it to be found (!) as we did and others have reported here. The food is average and is rather uninspired. There's lots of staff but several of them seemed to be mostly standing around on a Monday evening (maybe send a few down to organize the wine cellar, so that they can be readily and quickly found?). There are lots of good to excellent restaurants in Palm Springs, so sadly I would have to recommend avoiding Zin until they: 1. adopt new technology for wine archiving/delivery (waitstaff at other places in Town have handheld devices which tell them instantly if a wine is out of stock and where to find it) 2. major redo of the interior to brighten/cheer it up. 3. reboot the menu to be more seasonal and interesting 4. empower the staff to make decisions and better serve customers. Until this happens, we won't be back.

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  17. JaniceW

    Orange County

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Big portions. Brought home some for dinner the next day. Server very helpful and friendly.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Zin American Bistro consistently impresses me with its extensive wine selection, boasting over 500 references—a true hidden gem in Palm Springs for wine enthusiasts. Simply consult with Mindy or Jason, and they'll expertly guide you through their world of wines. Alongside their exquisite cuisine, be sure to inquire about their special fries for a truly indulgent experience. Bonne dégustation!

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  19. conniep

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All our dishes were delicious and high quality. Waiter Chip was fabulous

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    PEI mussels and cabbage steak were both delicious. Table next to us was very loud but the hostess asked them nicely to be a little quieter and they were better after that.

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  21. Chuck

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and fantastic service from our charming waiter!

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love this restaurant! Our server, Chip, is always amazing. We have family here from Atalanta and Nashville. They are accustomed to high end dining. They raved about the food, service and atmosphere! I knew this was the place to take them. Thank you Zin American Bistro for a memorable evening with my family!

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  23. MichaelP

    Greensboro

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quaint and wonderful dinner no experience. Meal was delicious and the service outstanding. We would definitely go back.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and presentation with exceptional service. Thank you!

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  25. RichardP

    Palm Springs

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mindy is the most gracious host. And PS, their fried chicken is fabulous!

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  26. TomM

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my go-to places in Palm Springs. Service is always great. There is a wide selection of dishes and all the ones I have tried are excellent. And their wine selection is top notch!

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  27. WayneK

    Chicago

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice local restaurant. Good menu, great tasting food. Great service and cocktails

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  28. MarkW

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wide array of choices on the menu. Worked well for the one vegetarian in the group.

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  29. CynthiaL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal and great service. Definitely recommend this place.

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  30. diannec

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious mushroom soup! Large portions, good service.

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  31. JimI

    Palm Springs

    64 reviews

    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice time. Excellent food. Friendly and competent service. Great for people watching.

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  32. DavidS

    Orange County

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good service and great food here. Love to go on Thursday nights while VillageFest is going on. Tried a new dish tonight, the fried chicken. It was moist inside but I don't know that I would have called it fried chicken. There was very little batter on the outside and almost seemed more like a broasted chicken. Will stick with the schnitzel next time. The white chocolate martinis were excellent! Zin bites, always the best!

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  33. Johneastbay

    Greater Boston

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They seated me promptly. They helped me with the wine list. The dishes I ordered came promptly without rushing. They were happy to make a modification in one of the entrées I ordered. The bill was handled in a timely manner. Wait staff was great. Definitely plan to go there the next time I am in Palm Springs again.

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  34. DavidW

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service...we will be back. The zin bites were outstanding and the braised beef rib was amazing.

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  35. MelindaC

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service from the waitress consisted of her taking the order and bringing it to the table and bringing the bill. The seafood linguini had no salt. Not worth the price.

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  36. Morewineplease

    Los Angeles

    204 reviews

    5.0

    204 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first visit with a friend who had been several times before. My wife had the beef stew. Very flavorful, rich and a good size portion. I had the chicken schnitzel. Pounded thin great flavorful breading. Cooked perfectly with mushrooms and a light cream sauce underneath. Our server was very friendly and right on point with wine, boxes, suggestions and a light hearted attitude. Thank you!

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  37. CarolL

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. We ate early (5:30) so we had a lovely, unrushed experience .

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  38. Dandyandy

    Palm Springs

    46 reviews

    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great creative food and professional yet friendly service. Owner Mindy and server Chip are long-time Palm Springs locals who know their craft.

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  39. JandB

    Palm Springs

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific food, so many tempting new menu items. I had the SHORT RIBS PAPPARDELLE and it was beyond magnificent!!! One of the best pasta dishes I have ever eaten. Yum !

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  40. ginot

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Would recommend this restaurant for lunch as the atmosphere is just ok. The burger and fries were tasty and large enough to share. Service was outstanding… We asked to share a Bloody Mary which they brought to us in two glasses with double the garnish which was appropriated

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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

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 2443 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 34 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Zin American Bistro

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–Fri 10:30 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 11:00 am–6:00 pm Sat, Sun 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Latinx or Hispanic, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Kate Bryan
  • 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, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (760) 322-6300
  • Catering
    We now offer catering for your special event! Please see our website for details
  • 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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