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Zin American Bistro, Palm Springs, CA
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Zin American Bistro

4.6
4.6
2146 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. 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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 Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 11:00 am–6:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (760) 322-6300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Women

  • Executive chef

    Nicole Villa

  • 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, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,146 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Hot Spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Contemporary American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Hot Spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Contemporary American

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  1. JM

    JulieandMike

    Tampa

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat on the patio for our first visit and it definitely won't be our last. Loved it! The mini beef wellingtons we shared as a starter - absolutely delicious. Might try it with fries as a main course next time! Wedge salad starter fabulous, short rib main fantastic, as was the burger and the creme brûlée we somehow managed to share as a dessert. Don't know why we haven't been here before but would definitely recommend for any occasion.
  2. L

    Linda

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zin's American Bistro is a great place for dining. I frequent the place on Sundays for bottomless mimosas. Their waygu burger is the best.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. The brunch menu was great
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was great!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food! Spectacular server! Such a great time
  6. s

    srbmpna

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Hostess and servers were beyond nice. The food had potential but was not the best that I’ve had.
  7. B

    Bosslady71

    Orange County

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time and was one of the best rack of lamb I’ve ever had!! We will be back Thank you

    Zin American BistroResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you for the review - we are very happy you decided to come in and try Zin and that you enjoyed your dinner - we look forward to having you in again soon. Mindy

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service!

    Zin American BistroResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you very much for your visit and the 5 star review.

  9. JC

    JohnC

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best short rib benedict ! And service was top notch

    Zin American BistroResponded on September 27, 2022Thanks for the review John! I agree - that is one of my new favorites on our brunch menu. Hope to see you again soon! Mindy

  10. g

    gsadds

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and our server Chip is always so entertaining and competent!

    Zin American BistroResponded on September 27, 2022Thank you for the 5 stars for both Zin and Chip! He's an entertainer at heart and we love him too! Mindy

  11. W

    donaldW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We were there and ate on the patio on a Thursday evening when the market was in full swing.... it was a great and the energy was lively and very pleasant. Our waitress was fabulous... and the food ( each meal) was excellent. Definitely will return...

    Zin American BistroResponded on September 27, 2022Donald - thank you so much for taking the time to review us and give the service and your meals 5 stars! We look forward to your next visit. Mindy

  12. SP

    SueP

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing wait staff, wine list, food was excellent. We will come again!!!
  13. K

    Kelly

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience started with a very sweet hostess who made us feel welcome from the second we stepped foot in the restaurant. Our waitress was wonderful and the food delicious! Definitely recommend.

    Zin American BistroResponded on September 27, 2022Kelly, Thank you for your 5 star review of the food and our staff - we look forward to seeing you again soon. Mindy

  14. TG

    TomG

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our host, Chip, was great!

    Zin American BistroResponded on September 17, 2022Thank you for your visit and for the shout out for Chip! We hope to see you again soon

  15. VP

    VictorP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite! Everything on the menu is amazing… From the burgers to the pastas all the way to the filet mignon. Great selection of wines also by the glass. We always have a great time there.

    Zin American BistroResponded on September 11, 2022Thanks Victor! Always a pleasure to have you in - Mindy

  16. NP

    NancyP

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was wonderful and the food was fantastic. Lots of choices for dining- inside, bar or outside, and anywhere you chose is comfortable.
  17. JD

    JamesD

    Palm Springs

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food2service3ambience4
    New chef, just not the same. Birthday dinner, no acknowledgement at all. Disappointing experience.
  18. EH

    EricaH

    Palm Springs

    29 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Drinks and starter salads were great! Service was good! Main courses one of 4 was good. Quality of Steak & Frites - steak was tasteless, tough and overcooked but they did remove from bill. Fried chicken could have been less mushy and more fried. Mules were good! Salads excellent! Cocktails great!

    Zin American BistroResponded on September 11, 2022Thank you for the feedback - I'm glad staff took care of your steak and so sorry it was overcooked. We hope you visit again and give us a second chance to do it all right! Mindy

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always have a great meal here… it’s a go to for us! The mussels and fries are a personal favorite!

    Zin American BistroResponded on September 11, 2022Thank you very much for your review. Mindy

  20. L

    Lofty1

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We’ve spent so much money trying to find amazing meals in PS and somehow they always fall short. Zin, however, was surprisingly outstanding and exceeded our expectations. Chip and Sharlet really rounded out the 5-star experience. We started w oysters, Brussels sprouts and the beet salad. All delicious. We had to add a second order of Brussels bc they were that good and the portion was too small for our family of 5. Then came the entrees. The Chilean sea bass is buttery perfection. The steak was extraordinary (the mushrooms could have been a dish on their own they were so good). The duck was tender, flavorful and delicious and the pasta of the day was a hit. It was loaded w veggies and sun dried tomatoes and my god was it good. We didn’t get dessert bc we couldn’t breathe. Was this a pricey meal? Yep. Most expensive we had during our stay. Was it worth it? Absolutely.

    Zin American BistroResponded on September 11, 2022Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy you enjoyed everything. Pricing is a battle right now - we hope our costs will go down and we can pass that on to our guests as soon as they do!

  21. FM

    FosterM

    Palm Springs

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A favorite place for years. Split an order of Mussels, split a Wedge, glass of white wine, perfect lunch. Foster & Linda

    Zin American BistroResponded on September 11, 2022Agreed! Thanks so much for the review! We hope to have you in again soon!

  22. LB

    LarryB

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Michelle our server was great. The food is always good at Zin.

    Zin American BistroResponded on September 11, 2022Thanks Larry for the shout out for Michelle! We love her and her smile almost as much as the food!

  23. a

    acproductions

    Springfield

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    As usual, food and beverages were incredibly delicious. We happened to be there the day before Zin shut down for their summer break, but the service, presentation, and options weren't limited in any way. So pleased that I made it back before their break, and look forward to returning.
  24. FJ

    FandJ

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    In general restaurant interiors should be designed to absorb, not reflect, sound. One tables' raucous laughter can negatively impact another diner's enjoyment of their evening.
  25. M

    Marcusv

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Large portion sizes with amazing food. Has an extensive wine list if that's your thing.
  26. KW

    KW91344

    Los Angeles

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visitor from England who was celebrating her completion of university classes. Fantastic food, great service, very nice introduction to Palm Springs for our guest. Drinks and the mussels appetizer were our start. That broth was SO delicious. Our entrees included the Burrata and heirloom tomatoes salad, Bleu steak salad and the salmon. We passed around the entrees for tasting and agreed that every one of the meals was fantastic. One disappointment of the evening, we were seated inside and the party at the table next to us was “celebrating” very loudly. The acoustics inside are not good for an evening of conversation. We will choose the patio next time.
  27. DO

    DanO

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience2
    There were only 4 tables at dinner service and the kitchen overcooked my steak. Seriously?!

    Zin American BistroResponded on September 11, 2022Dan - I'm very sorry your steak was overcooked - I hope my staff properly took care of that for you. If not please call the restaurant and let me know. Unfortunately sometimes in this business when it's the slowest it's the hardest to focus but I will speak to the chef about it . I hope you visit us again and we can make you happy. Mindy Reed (owner)

  28. d

    dmfoodie1

    San Diego

    154 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been dining at Zin's for years, however this was our first time in 2 years. Our Server Chip was professional and personable. We had the Zin bites, Sliders, and cheese tray. Food was delicious as well as the drinks. We shall return
  29. W

    Wfguffman

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Everything was delicious. Only thing I missed was a martini. My fault that I ordered a specialty drink instead.
  30. PS

    PalmSpringsDiner

    Palm Springs

    530 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    530 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Locally owned and operated, Zin American Bistro never fails to inspire and delight. The service is predictably "spot-on," the menu (and kitchen!) consistently reliable, and the "caring touch" of being owned and operated by an experienced and caring professional. Whether indoors or out along the iconic Palm Canyon Drive, a meal at Zin American Bistro provides a marvelous taste of Palm Springs - and what a taste!
  31. RV

    RebeccaV

    Dallas

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, great service, all over wonderful experience and we will gladly dine again.

    Zin American BistroResponded on July 6, 2022Thank you Rebecca - we look forward to another visit soon.

  32. KL

    KLEXglobal

    Portland

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good experience. Great that you’ve reopened after the height of the pandemic.
  33. l

    luv2dine

    Los Angeles

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the few places in the desert that provides one of the best meal experience. Its always been a go to when inviting friends and they all leave saying "What an amazing meal"! Dont think twice - make the reservation- you won't be disappointed!

    Zin American BistroResponded on July 6, 2022Thank you for another visit with us. We are so happy you and your friends enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you again soon. Mindy & Staff

  34. k

    kurts

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We love Zin. Have been coming here for years. Outside patio is great.

    Zin American BistroResponded on July 6, 2022Thank you for your review Kurt - we hope to see you again soon. Those swamp coolers were working full time to keep you cool and glad you were able to dine outside even in this heat.

  35. MB

    MatthewB

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Not too much charm but friendly wait staff and food was very good.
  36. KK

    KennethK

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Enjoyed a very nice lunch including fresh oysters. Food was very good

    Zin American BistroResponded on July 6, 2022Thank you for your visit this holiday weekend! We hope to have you in again.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We had friends in from Hamburg, Germany and dined with you tonight! We all were impressed with the way you served the steak salad as well as the other dishes!

    Zin American BistroResponded on July 6, 2022Thank you for your visit and for bring your friends in. The roulade is a fun twist on the salad and we are happy you enjoyed it!

  38. TG

    TamiG

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Restaurant felt dark and server seemed to see their role as an order taker rather than a person supporting a dining experience. In the end, we felt over charged. told the server that we planned to order from the fixed menu but were not yet sure of our entree, so could we get the appetizer to start. However, what happened is that the appetizer was put in as a separate item. Then, when we placed the entree order, the appetizer was ordered again, which is not what was wanted. (We did have a family situation arise which placed one member of our party on the phone for the start of the meal/ordering. This definitely contributed as it was the reason we were not yet ready to place full order right away.) Last, when we ordered dessert we got the cheesecake with the fixed menu but also ended up getting a scoop of ice cream. Looking back, we should have asked for the ice cream as part of the fixed menu, which would have not had an up charge like the cheesecake. I wish in these situations servers/restaurants would act as guides, rather than go for maximum charges especially when they can see that the restaurant is not familiar to the customer and that a distraction might be happening for the diners. Wish food ingredients were clearer in menu and dark corner made it hard to see food.

    Zin American BistroResponded on July 6, 2022Thank you for your visit. I'd like to point out that you actually double ordered menu items but the pricing was correct. The prix fixe menu very clearly states enhanced options are additional I know your friend was busy on his phone and you ordered for him while he was talking & will speak with my staff to make sure that everyone understands the menu and the enhanced options and that we have the actual person dining do their own ordering. We are putting in new lighting this summer and can't wait

  39. AP

    AlexanderP

    Palm Springs

    72 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The inside of the restaurant needs to be softened; too many hard surfaces make it unpleasantly noisy. The food was good and the summer special menu for $39 is a great value.
  40. JE

    JohnE

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was a great value and the waitress recommended many outstanding brunch options. All the food was amazing and cooked perfectly! Recommend if your looking for a great place to eat and a great value!

    Zin American BistroResponded on July 6, 2022Thank you for the nice review John. We hope to have you in again soon

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 4.6 stars by 2146 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 8 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 Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 11:00 am–6:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–6:30 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 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

    Nicole Villa

  • 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, View, 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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