Zin American Bistro

4.4
1744 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Zin American Bistro is a tried and true local favorite for over 14 years right on the strip downtown Palm Springs. With a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence winning wine list with over 500 selections, a full bar with an imaginative bar manager creating house cocktails, a fresh, seasonal menu with gluten free and vegetarian options Zin over-delivers for the price.
Some new favorites include the Bacon Pork and Chorizo burger and the Macadamia Crusted Chicken Schnitzel with fresh Burrata Cheese, Arugula, Heirloom tomatoes and Pesto. Finish diner with one of our signature desserts – Mindy’s Chèvre cheesecake with 25yr old balsamic or gluten free chocolate fudge cake.
Lunch and brunch daily and a 2 course prix fixe menu for 18.99 add endless champagne or mimosas for additional
3 Course Prix Fixe $29 Sunday - Thursday // $39 for seating after 5:45 Friday & Saturday if dining inside.
Not available on weekends, holidays or after 9 pm nightly
Happy Hour until 6:30 at the bar

Specials

50% 0ff Wines

Selected wines up to 50% off ~ Please ask the host for the list when seated. Not available Saturday between 6:30pm and 9pm. Not offered holiday weekends. Offer and list subject to change based on availability.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 7, 2019

Ends: July 8, 2118

Availability: Sun-Fri 10:00AM-2:30PM 5:00PM-10:30PM
Sat 10:00AM-2:30PM 5:00PM-6:30PM

2 Course Early Dining Menu 21.99

Special 2 course menu with vegetarian and gluten free options. Tax and service not included

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 12, 2019

Ends: May 13, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:30PM-6:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

3 course Prix Fixe menu. Vegetarian and gluten free options available. Inquire for menu in September

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Regular and special 3 course prix fixe menu. Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

What 1744 People Are Saying
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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

I never had this bad experience like before. Bartender not there most of the time. Horrible service... We order the food no utensil no napkin no appetizers plates Waited for long time . When we order the wine. My glass was dirty . No bartender to found When he come back no apologies. Just dump the same wine to another glass . When our appetizers came no small plates . I have to go get the plates from the host. We need water no bartender after he s back . I asked him for water . He seemed upset and dump the water in our glasses I asked for manager he’s said she somewhere around don’t know . I always like this place and manager is very good and other staff . Bad experience.

Zin American Bistro
Responded a day ago

PLEASE send me an email as this is not the service I expect to be given to my guests as it sounds like you know. I was away on vacation and would very much like to discuss this with you personally if you would allow me. zin1ps@yahoo.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service!

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HP
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good downtown restaurant. I don't go often enough.

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We travel out to Palm Springs from San Diego a few times a year. This is my favorite restaurant out here and sometimes we eat here every night of our trip. The staff is always really kind (and I mean REALLY so nice) and helpful. We’ve never had anything but a great meal here AND they serve the Beyond Meat burgers. As a vegetarian this is a serious plus because I can enjoy one of these while my husband can enjoy his steak. The mushroom soup is one of my husband and 2 year old sons favorites. There is really something for everyone. Thanks for a happy meal once again!

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JM
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite Palm Springs restaurants. This time we got a two-course early bird special for $21.99, but we usually go for the pre-fixe specials with great options. The service is always beyond excellent, as is the amazing food, whatever your order.

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FD
Palm Springs
301 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zin American Bistro always has fresh ingredients, an interesting menu (there's a new one!), and pleasant service. Well-run and delightful, it's a treat for everyone -- and we're happy that "everyone" often includes us!

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DW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They use high quality ingredients always yummy. Service was outstanding. Very generous with the bottomless drinks.

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D
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! It was just awesome!

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OT
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Best cheesecake ever

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VY
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at Zin. Both courses perfectly prepared and presented. Service was friendly and attentive. The menu featured our favorites and a few good special choices. For me, the chef changed up one of the salads to suit my diet. Don't miss the dessert options!

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FD
Palm Springs
301 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Zin American Bitro is a great place. After each visit, it seems that I have the same things to say. Fun and pleasant surroundings, friendly service, really good food, and a nearly omnipresent owner to sees that all details are "just right." Even in hot weather, we enjoy sitting outside, in the shade, under the misters. Be sure to make a reservation, as on popular days, the restaurant fills rather quickly. Also, their pris fixe dinner is a bargain on weekends, but an even better bargain, during the week. We highly recommend it! Of course, drinks are generous, and bar prices are moderate (it's Palm Springs!).

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GL
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All the staff were very hospitable, but I need to give a shout out to our waiter...he went above and beyond

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TS
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy going to Zin American Bistro. The food is very good and the service always attentive. We enjoy the people watching.

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OT
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Zin. We've been coming here on a regular basis for over 15 years. The Restaurant Week menu is awesome and the service impeccable.

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JM
San Diego
28 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice, tasty food, and helpful servers

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Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with great romantic ambience inside. Outdoor seating is nice too but a little loud close to the street so we prefer inside. Loved the music playing and the food was very good. Service was excellent and modern twist on cocktails. Highly recommend and will definitely return!

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r
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The whole thing was nice
The eggplant chunks in the vegetarian pasta were too big
The breaded shrimp was outstanding

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D
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great atmosphere, good food made for a wonderful evening.

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p
Palm Springs
44 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Greeted on arrival by the owner, who was very welcoming and offered choice of tables, service was friendly and efficient. Food was extremely well presented and very good quality. We will be back again / thank you!

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LD
Los Angeles
332 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice, comfortable and pleasing American restaurant in the heart of downtown Palm Springs. Both indoor and patio seating, and a good variety of American favorites. All prepared with care and very flavorful. Great service.

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A
Orange County
51 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wait staff in its entirety covering our table outside was exceptional. Cocktails: superb! appetizers delicious.....mains were excellently prepared and presented... flavors were spot on....

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D
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

The food we ordered was a weekend special. It was Duck breast cooked perfectly. The carrots were a good fit to the sweet sauce on the Duck. However, the over-cooked Brussels Sprouts flavor did not work with the sauce. So, we didn't eat them after tasting them. The service was very attentive and each course was served just after the previous dishes were removed. The wine was poured correctly and frequently to match the temperature on a warm evening. The Coffee Chocolate Mousse was super good. So, the indoor/outdoor atmosphere and the dining noise level match the younger crowd that seems to like this restaurant.

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K
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

We've been here many times before and love the location / atmosphere. Tonight we dined on the rail, four of us, and the place was busy but not packed. The service was good & attentive. We had wine with our meal: Merlot, and Zinfandel, both were pretty good and priced right. For dinner we started with the Zin Bites, Mini "Beef Wellingtons" , $14, which were delicious! Then had the Un-Composed Salad Niçoise, $17, which was just okay, not great, mostly due to the canned tuna that's used in the salad. (Perhaps I should have got it with the fresh Ahi, but couldn't see how that was worth an extra $15) Also got the Prix Fixe for $36, & chose the salad, Buttermilk Fried Chicken which was cooked to a crisp & wasn't bad (but not great) as it had good flavor, & came with Creamed spinach &, Yukon Gold mashed potatoes & gravy which were tasty. For dessert we had the bread pudding which was just okay but not my favorite bread pudding as it was not moist or very flavorable. All in all it was an enjoyable dining experience, (atmosphere) & we still highly recommend Zin to others and will be back.

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PJ
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant that I've been going to every since moving here over 16 years ago. A great selection of wines over any other place. They know their wines! The food is consistent with great selections. Its a good location and the bar is a good place to experience small bites and Happy Hour.

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R
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The restaurant was at a good location, the service was good, unfortunately, the food left more to be desired.

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JG
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

SIMPLY BRILLIANT!

WHAT A LOVELY TEAM


THANKS!!!!

JOHN

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CC
San Joaquin
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was great, food was just ok for the entire party of four. Nothing any of us would go back for (burger, Benedict, chicken salad or appetizers). May try again not on a fixed prix menu.

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OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Martin was the best!

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S
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a stop at Zin when in town. Great people watching on Thursday street fair eve. Food service and staff all tops!

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BQ
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The waiter was a little cheeky, but we had a large party. Always good food, beer on tap is a little pricey for the selection.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service! Very attentive, engaging and helpful server. The supporting waitstaff was great too. Warm, fresh bread. Fabulous cocktails - easily adjusted for our personal desires. Entrees - steak and seafood were good too. The tuna tartare appetizer - highly recommend. GO!

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LR
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food as usual and terrific service from Dominic who is a total pro.

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NE
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic zin bites. I could have eaten a dozen of them. Great service, good value.

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P
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have come to expect the best at Zin. And so expected exquisite artisan farm greens not a bag of Trader Joe’s with my otherwise lovely seafood salad. Service was excellent

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G
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had dinner to support the Desert Aids Project. Zin was donating a very generous 50%. I ordered from the prix fixe menu, a great deal for a 3 course dinner for $29! My beef stew was excellent and very rich, the mushroom soup appetizer was also. The bread pudding dessert was also excellent. My wife enjoyed the cauliflower steak entrée. We will definitely return.

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k
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Two years ago I ordered and enjoyed "The Original Zin Burger" in all it's handmade glory. Unfortunately some things have changed. The once hand formed artisanal patty has been reduced to a preformed thin meat pancake incapable of producing the medium rare desired doneness that I had requested.
What a shame and disappointment!

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OT
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice! We’ve passed this place many times. We did the prix fixed menu, which had a good selection and well priced. Hostess and wait staff were friendly and attentive.

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DR
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Have back in quite a while. But I enjoyed the food very much.. But I enjoyed the food very much. I don't think the staff expected so many people to be in town that they seem to be short on the number of waiters. Our waiter did his best and was not an issue. Ahi Tuna excellent.

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PD
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently great food with the best service in Palm Springs! The #1 spot for brunch and endless mimosas. Great value with The friendliest host and servers.

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M
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Greg was awesome. Overall, a wonderful Easter brunch experience.

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