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Zin American Bistro, Palm Springs, CA
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Zin American Bistro

4.6
4.6
2173 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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Contemporary French, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Happy Hour Daily 9:00 am–2:30 pm Daily 4:30 pm–6:00 pm Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 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

    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

Experiences

  • Festival of Lights Parade Dinner on Zin Patio

    $89.99 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 3, 2022 only
    Enjoy a 3 course dinner while watching the Festival of Lights parade from the heated patio at Zin 4:30- 6:30pm seatings Add wine pairing for $45.99 Prepaid Reservations only. 22% service charge goes to kitchen and wait staff to thank them for working. Menu online at https://www.zinamericanbistro.com/overview/
  • Unobstructed Parade Viewing at REVEL

    $109.99 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 3, 2022 only
    3 Course Prix Fixe Menu Seating available on our sister restaurant REVEL's Street Side Parklet Seating area with dinner catered by Zin Wine paring available Menu will be served by Zin Staff. View menu online at zinamericanbistro.com Come enjoy the holiday with us on our festive heated outdoor parklet at REVEL

Popular dishes

What 2,173 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Healthy

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Hot Spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Great for Lunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert Cities

    Contemporary American

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Healthy

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Hot Spot

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Great for Lunch

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Palm Springs / Palm Desert

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing holiday meal with a staff that was interactive, fun a d Detailed. We have already recommended Zin to several people!
  2. T

    Tataume

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Thanksgiving is a tough time to judge a restaurant. The food was just OK. Normally the food here is outstanding. The service was passable. When you order a bottle of wine, even if it’s on the cheap side, the bottle should be presented to the one who ordered it. You should not just show up and start opening the bottle. And when the food comes to the table, the server should not reach across the lady at the table to serve me. There was plenty of room to come over and serve me without being rude. We won’t be returning for any special event. We will definitely be coming back for dinner on a regular night.
  3. JG

    JerryG

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service at Zin is top notch, and the food is absolutely delicious. Our Thanksgiving visit was consistent with all of our previous visits - perfect. Thanks to our awesome server Kelly, and the entire staff who worked hard so that others could enjoy a super Thanksgiving. I hope you all got some time to enjoy your families too. We will be back!
  4. M

    Michaelr

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my absolute favorites!!!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    driest salmon i’ve ever had. Polenta had zero taste
  6. R

    Randy

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Make sure to have a reservation. The food and service was GREAT.
  7. e

    enriquep

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great vibe.
  8. BM

    BelleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here for our two year anniversary and it was the best decision ever! We came for dinner and Chip was AMAZING! The ambiance is great , not to crowded but enough people. The food was BUSSING BUSSING! My steak ? Medium rare? Cooked to PERFECTION ! Then we came back for brunch and had Michelle as our server , she was beyond AMAZING! She never let our glasses get empty (bottomless mimosas) and her energy was great! We will be back every time we come to Palm Springs, if your looking for a spot to enjoy an anniversary, a quick bite, or some drinks, this is the place !
  9. VP

    VictorP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorite restaurants !! They always have the best food and the best service! If you like sparkling wines they have more choices by the glass than any other place in the valley!
  10. C

    Carson

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    It’s our routine to stop at Zin on our way into Palm Springs and kicked off a weekend getaway right with their brunch featuring bottomless bubbly. Always a great way to start your trip to Palm Springs.
  11. BB

    BigBoyBob

    Palm Springs

    69 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The restaurant was slammed because of the festival on the street. Food was mostly good. One in our group ordered a fried chicken dinner that fell way short. Only two small pieces of chicken with very little meat on them. This was the most expensive of anyone's meals btw. Probably needs to be more quality control of food leaving the kitchen.
  12. KM

    KurtM

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as usual ❤️
  13. SF

    SanFranciscoFoodie

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    The menu is diverse and interesting. Food quality and portions are very good, how ever execution was substandard as things where overcooked. Ambiance is pub style but prices are a bit high. The noise level was very high to the pint it was difficult to carry on a conversation at your table.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Have a great time. In the heart of downtown PS. Food was good, staff were great. Overall a great experience for the first time trying this restaurant.
  15. PV

    PsVicY

    Palm Springs

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great anniversary lunch at Zin. I love the Zin burger and my hubz had the tuna melt which he enjoyed. They even presented us with a nice dessert for our celebration.

    Zin American BistroResponded on November 4, 2022So glad your anniversary was special and thank you for celebrating with us. Sorry I missed you Mindy ;-)

  16. VM

    VM2013

    Palm Springs

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We dine here two to three times a month. Love the place. But this last time the server dropped the check off and she totally disappeared for over 20 minutes. It was near the end of Brunch and no one checked on us. Naturally it was the one time we were in a hurry to leave. But as I said, love the place. It might of been just one of those things.
  17. L

    Lisa

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The hostess was stony-faced and very businesslike, not a friendly greeting at all, the bartender/server was terrific, very friendly and efficient, and served us quickly, although didn't really offer much in terms of recommendations or info about the menu. The entrees that we ordered were good, but not great - my duck breast was pretty chewy and flavorless, as was the scalloped potato side dish that was served with it. Sea bass was quite dry.

    Zin American BistroResponded on November 4, 2022Lisa - Very sorry that your service and food were not as they should have been. I hope you will visit again and give us another chance to show you how good our food normally is.

  18. SR

    SandraR

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The steak was cooked perfectly to my request: black and blue. And my guest's steak was also perfect at rare. Enjoyed the cocktails. Very friendly and prompt service.

    Zin American BistroResponded on November 4, 2022Thanks for the review Sandra - so happy everything was perfect for you. We hope to have you in again! Mindy

  19. RA

    RobertA

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food Excellent service! Ambiance for Monday evening was perfect as we celebrated anniversary dinner.

    Zin American BistroResponded on October 28, 2022Thanks Robert I'm happy my staff took good care of you on your anniversary! Many more happy years to you!! Mindy

  20. PD

    PauDan

    Los Angeles

    58 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Very different from before it was renovated. This place used to be one of our favorite restaurants in PS before the pandemic. It was renovated, but the food and service quality deteriorated.

    Zin American BistroResponded on October 28, 2022I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your last visit with us - we renovated almost 10 years ago but would like to hear what you think changed so we can improve. Please email Mindy directly at mindy@zinpalmsprings Mindy

  21. TJ

    TJPS

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience2
    Too bad they’ve opened the whole place up to horrific street noise.

    Zin American BistroResponded on October 28, 2022Thanks for dining with us - we are sorry you did not enjoy the patio we put in 10 years ago - most of our guests love to sit out side. If you'd like an inside table they are available when making your reservation - please note it in your reservation and look to see what is available when making your reservation. We hope you come again and dine inside away from the street and that it is quieter for you. Mindy

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff are very friendly and helpful.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The staff, from host/ maitre'd to server were all outstanding and went out of their way to accommodate our group (and various last minute additions to our party on a Saturday night). Chip really helped make the eving, with warm, fun and professional service. Food was very good, steak frites and schnitzel were winners.

    Zin American BistroResponded on October 19, 2022Thank you for your 5 star review - I'm so happy my staff all took great care of you. We hope to see you again soon! Mindy

  24. S

    Scottp

    Los Angeles

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely dinner with friends visiting from the East Coast. Great selection on the menu, and our waiter Chip was funny and delightful! The rest of the staff was gracious as well.

    Zin American BistroResponded on October 19, 2022Scott - so happy Chip and staff took good care of you and your friends - we look forward to seeing you again soon. Mindy

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is so delicious! Service too! Everything was excellent. Wine list was awesome too! Short Rib Pappardelle was out of this world. This has become my favorite restaurant.

    Zin American BistroResponded on October 14, 2022Thank you so much for your review! We are honored to be on your list of favorite places in Palm Springs! Looking forward to your next visit with us. Mindy

  26. F

    Fitz

    San Diego

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Perfect Palm Springs location. Prix fixe meal was delightfully delicious and amazingly inexpensive. The wine list was extensive and complete. It's now one of my favorite dining spots in Palm Springs. Make it yours soon.

    Zin American BistroResponded on October 14, 2022Thank you for your review Fitz - we're happy you enjoyed our wine list and dinner. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!!! Mindy

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVE Zin Bistro and were SOOOO EXCITED to see they reopened after COVID. Delicious food and exceptional service! Thank you!

    Zin American BistroResponded on October 19, 2022Thank you so much for your loyalty - we are very happy to be open again and seeing all of your faces! We missed you!!! Mindy

  28. R

    Rachel

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prix fixe menu was perfect and a great value!!

    Zin American BistroResponded on October 14, 2022Thank you so much Rachel! We hope to see you again soon.

  29. JM

    JulieandMike

    Tampa

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    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.
  30. L

    Linda

    Orange County

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    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.

    Zin American BistroResponded on October 14, 2022Linda - Thank you for taking the time to review us and we're happy you like our endless bubbles and our burger. We look forward to your next visit Mindy

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing. The brunch menu was great

    Zin American BistroResponded on October 14, 2022Thank you for the review and happy you enjoyed brunch! We hope to have you in again soon. Mindy

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was great!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food! Spectacular server! Such a great time
  34. 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.
  35. B

    Bosslady71

    Orange County

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 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

  36. 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.

  37. 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

  38. g

    gsadds

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 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

  39. 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

  40. SP

    SueP

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

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

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 2173 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 27 times today
Experiences are available.

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

    Happy Hour Daily 9:00 am–2:30 pm Daily 4:30 pm–6:00 pm Brunch Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–10:30 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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