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Zin American Bistro
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
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff is vaccinated
- Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
prime hangar steak, crispy pommes frites, shallot zinfandel reduction
Wild Mushroom Truffle Soup
Fried Blue Cheese Olives
panko crusted fried blue cheese stuffed olives drizzled with balsamic
Excellent food and even better service!
The service was amazing. My wife loved her birthday dinner. Our waiter made her feel special. I am so grateful.
Nice ambience, great service but very mediocre food.
Appetizers were delicious, but all 3 entrees (2 Steak Frites and one Fish special) were tepid, sort of flavorless, and uninteresting. The steak knives given to all 3 diners were dull and with excessive effort could only tear through vegetable let alone the meat.
This sort of detail shouldn’t be overlooked, and I’d recommend a good sharpening.
One of our favorite restaurants. Very noisy tonight with motorcycles racing up and down street. Maybe a cop or two on the street would dissuade this type of behavior. As usually service and food were good. I am allergic to spinach. I asked the server to substitute some other green for spinach with my fried chicken. He did. The meal was good and deserts excellent especially the chocolate mousse and cheesecake. A huge disappointment was to find a $3.50 up-charge on the bill for green beans instead of spinach. I mean, don't I get any credit for taking away the spinach? I have never seen this happen and it really spoiled the moment for me. It's a small price but in an expensive restaurant it's very tacky IMO to up-charge a side when one has a medical issue. I will go back of course and I like the staff but I hope this policy is revised. I generally only post good reviews but this ate at my craw.
We enjoyed having you in again and glad you got to have your favorite waiter take care of you. I'm sorry you were offended but the menu says there is a charge for substitutions and Chip said he did tell you when you ordered. Haricots verts (thin specialty French green beans) are literally 4x as expensive as spinach. We also took this off since you were so upset so you actually didn't pay for it. We hope in the future you will understand that menu changes will change the pricing. Thank you
Didn’t appreciate the dogs
I'm very sorry you had an unpleasant experience while dining. I think you may have been here when we had the yappy dog whose 'parents' wouldn't control. Please know that our policy on dogs is the same as for children - they are welcome as long as they are well behaved. If you are every seated close to one you don't want to be near, please feel free to let us know so we can move you. We hope to see you again. Mindy
Excellent service and we both had the “famous” Zin Burger, both really enjoyed the flavor and cooked to our specification. Added touch was Mindy who checked that everything was fine with our table and meals. Thank you!
Thanks again for coming in - good to see you! Mindy ;-)
Fantastic service from a very friendly waiter who never rushed us. Food was excellent. Sat outside. Great evening!
Thanks so much - we are happy you enjoyed everything about your evening. We hope to see you again soon. Mindy
We love everything about Zin. Their fried chicken is excellent.
Thanks so much!
Our server was very friendly, but the buss staff was overly aggressive with clearing plates, and cleared everyone else’s plate but mine while I was still enjoying dinner, leaving me as the only one in our party with a plate in front of me. It made me feel very awkward to be the only one left — the staff should have left the others’ plates until the last person in the party finishes their dinner to avoid making the sole person remaining feel so awkward. Overall good food and friendly service though.
Thank you for the feed back and I agree 100% and am trying to work with my bussers to fix this. I'm sorry that you were uncomfortable and that they didn't properly bus you table. I hope you will come in again soon and please let me know personally if this happens again. Mindy
Wonderful waiter. Great food. Sat outside with heater. Perfect!!!!
Thank you so much for your review - we hope to see you agian Mindy
Always an excellent choice.
Thank you so much! Happy to have you in again. Mindy
We were there for New Year’s dinner. The prix fixe dinner was $99.99. Beautiful dinner. So tasty. Price was a bit much but it was NYE.
First this was on New Year's Eve so we understood the high prices and a fix menu. The Osters Rockerfeller were very small, undercooked and did not have much of a topping, mainly bread crumbs. My lamb shank was not fall of the bone,a bit tough but had great flavor.The roasted veggies that came with the lamb were very tough and hard to chew. Our waiter was fantastic and really made the night enjoyable. Apple tart was wonderful.
I had been for dinner a few times and loved it. I was very disappointed with breakfast. A little bit my fault, since it was New Years Eve, I thought there would be a brunch. But no, just normal menu with two boring choices for breakfast. $19 for 2 egg, I piece of sausage, fried potatoes with brussle sprouts, I saw only two randon leaves in my potatoes and one toast. $75 for a borning breakfast was a bit much, included 1 bottomless champagne and one bloody mary. I would of appreciated a few pieces of fruit on my plate or a better presentation. Very disappointing.
Great food and service!
Initially, I was a bit put off by their policy of requiring a credit card for a reservation including penalty charges for reduction in the number of attendees.
The Chipotle Corn chowder was excellent as was the noodle of the day dish which, while delicious, could have been served hotter
I've been three times and been underwhelmed all three. Portions are small for the price, with the exception of the burger. Fish special and short rib entrees were small. Service was good.
Visiting from out of town, this was our second visit to Zin. We made a 12/27 5:30 reservation on OpenTable, but the hostess could not find our reservation, even after showing it to her on my phone. She questioned our reservation and told us to step aside while she seated another table who did not have a reservation. She then offered us a table, but said we needed to done by 7:00. We chose to sit at the bar, and received excellent service and food that made up for the poor reception received by the hostess.
Hustle hustle staff. Very friendly and hard working. . The beers were fine. Great seats in the sun. Burgers ( impossible and beef) were pretty good. Fries - thin cut done right. Salads also good. It’s a good spot for lunch outside. Reasonable prices too.
Service was great..food was not as good as previous visits..burger literally fell apart..truffle fries cold.
Delicious and good meal and pleasant atmosphere. Every staff member was courteous and helpful
Food was less than ok. Service was great! Chip was fabulously engaging, funny, attentive… he saved the experience for us since the food was subpar.
Always nice, good service, decent food.
WORST MEAL OF 2021
We had a change in our Christmas night plans and were pleased to find the Reservation at Zin, as options were limited.
For $80/person my husband got a thrown together spinach salad with some berries. The driest piece of pork tenderloin ever and an acceptable chocolate mouse. I got cafeteria grade turkey w/dried out stuffing, decent potatoes and bread pudding from a grocery store.
This meal would have been a disappointment at $30/person. At $80 + a mandated 23% it was literally criminal.
Bottom line stay away from Zin, unless a horrible meal and experience is your goal.
We are sorry you didn't enjoy your meal and I wish you would have spoken to the manager so I could have made it right for you somehow. Every table I went to all night was very happy with their food. If you want to email me privately to discuss my email is zin1ps@yahoo The 23% was for our staff who worked very hard for you on Christmas and I believe they deserved it and the holiday pay they received.
Warm, cozy, tasteful. Wait and bar staff are all very friendly and helpful. Food and drinks were delicious.
Thank you so much for the 5 stars - we hope to have you in again!
The staff at the restaurant were fantastic, but most of the food was bland and overpriced.
It's my opinion that this restaurant cheats the customer. They charged me $200 for a wine that sells online for $35.
Do not eat at this restaurant!!
Loved the food 🥘 and the service was good too .. they’ve really improved a lot but really they’re always really nice
Landed here on a random rainy winter day and we’re so happy we did. Great manhattans to start, and excellent service. Can highly recommend the wedge salad, mussels (order extra bread to soak up the fantastic sauce) and perfectly cooked burger.
Service was friendly and great. Food was tasty. Great location right in the middle of downtown.
The drinks were great! The service was good! The food was bad, overcooked. Burgers were requested medium and came out well done and actually crunchy.
I am very sorry your burgers were over cooked and if you did not mention it to the waiter and have them take care of it for you you can contact me directly at the restaurant to make it right for you as we have a new cook that I know was having some issues with the burgers last week. 760-322-6300 Mindy Reed, Owner
Outstanding as always
Our family of 6 adults enjoyed eating outside during the street market. Not only was the food excellent but the waiter and staff were wonderful! We ate a lovely dinner and listened to street music as we dined. Can’t wait to go back!
This has always been a staple restaurant for us. Consistently good. Saw a few new menu items which was nice. Recommend this place for the fantastic patio seating, good service and food.
This is a favorite lunch spot. Great food choices, service, fun people watching, great extensive wine list.
Great service- Dominique our waiter was wonderful. Food was nice, good people watching.
Zin shows two stars for the cost of a meal. They are really 4stars. It’s quite expensive!
Told server the Branzino was bad. Took it off the bill. Rest of the meal was very good.
Pre-fixe tiny portions not great
Zin American Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 322-6300.
Zin American Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 2011 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.