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About Zin American Bistro
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, Duck Breast, Fresh Foie Gras, Braised Dijon Mustard Rabbit or the newest favorite twist – 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 with endless champagne and a 2 course prix fixe menu for 16.99
2 Course Early Dining Menu for $21.99 and 3 Course Prix Fixe all night every day for $29 / $39 (weekends)
Happy Hour All Day at the bar
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Contemporary American, French
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily 11:00 - 3pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Three public lots and parking garage within walking distance (1 block)Valet parking directly behind restaurant on Arenas.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
We are available for reception dinners and will reserve our restaurant for your special party. Seating available for up to 150.
Contact Mindy Reed via email for special menus and buy out pricing.
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Zin American Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Thanksgiving with my wife. First course, I I was not totally happy with my my apple, endive and candied pecans with blue cheese chunks. The savory sour was there but not the sweetness of nuts. Wife and I both went for the turkey and typical sides. ( they had several options but come on, its thanksgiving). All very good! Fog desert I opted for the chocolate mousse and my wife had the sweet potato pie. Both very tasty! Device was commendable and Mindy is a wonderful host!
Have not been to Zin for several years, even though we eat out in PS several times per week. Had some friends in town, so thought we’d try the Zin again. They each ate one half their pasta special and schnitzel entrees respectively. I had the fried chicken- it was the smallest chix breast I have seen. Beef stew okay. We will not try Zin again, too many other good restaurants in Palm Springs.
This was the best meal we've had this stay in Palm Springs. The food is excellent - we both had the sand dabs as our main. C had the wedge salad, I had the wild mushroom soup, and we both had excellent desserts: a Banana Cream Napoleon and a blackberry Zinfandel sorbet. They have a special prix-fixe for $29 before 6 pm, $39 after 6 pm. Great deal!
We dined at Zin after the Palm Springs Pride Parade. We were supposed to be a large group of 25 and unfortunately only 12 of us showed up. We felt terrible missing so many people -- the hostess had carefully set aside several tables for our group... understandably, the hostess was not happy about it, but fortunately those no-show seats filled up with walk-ins shortly after we were seated.
Zin is a good local restaurant with a great location right on Palm Canyon and Arenas Rd.
Forget Lulu's across the street -- it's too crowded and too loud. Zin's two-course Sunday Brunch menu was delicious, our mimosas and bellinis were refilled often, and our server was very attentive. Our server was actually the same guy we'd had the night before at Trio Restaurant nearby, and he even recognized several people in our party!
My husband and I have been going to Zin for years and when we moved to Oregon we still make it back there because; the moules frites are amazing, the wine list is long and extensive,(Right David?😘) and the ambiance is fun! We were there twice and had two terrific servers; David and Christopher.
Fabulous food and wonderful servers who are great personalities and super humor!!
Third time dining here. Food was great. During visits have had buttermilk fried chicken, hangar steak, kobe burger and special of evening which was an ale beef stew. Best frites since leaving New York! Service was fantastic from Aaron. Had him 2 of the 3 times. Will always request him. Noise level is moderate and we were able to have a great conversation. Look forward to going again next week with friends. Try Zin you will enjoy it!
The buttermilk chicken was a major disappointment. Tiny pieces of meat with small bones throughout with no taste/seasoning. This is one of my favorite restaurants and this was one of the worst meals I've had in the area. I'm local and eat out 3-4 times a week. I make better chicken at home! Service was good with the restaurant empty.
The food was cooked to perfection, I normally don't order Swordfish at restuarants because they overcook it. My swordfish was delicate, delicous and cooked to perfection. The rest of the group had hanger steak and they said it was amazing.
The staff from the bus boy to our waiter were great.
Super! We really enjoyed lunch at Zin. The menu is wonderful with lots of variety and choices for every taste. Gregory provided great service and part of the reasons we'll be back. Nice to know they have brunch everyday - and the menu for that looks good. Extended Happy Hour here too. Indoor or outdoor eating + a delightful bar. Give it a try!
ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! We drove all the way from Phoenix...4 hours to spend one night in Palm Springs and have an amazing dining experience at Zin. And it was amazing! Dinner selections are inventive, plentiful and most of all delicious! Chris, our server, was delightful!
His personality, efficiency, and attention to our every wish was 5 star!!!!! Thank you so much, Chris, for making us feel so special! Much appreciated! We will return to Zin not only for the "out of this world" dining experience, but to request you for our server again!
In your considerations of appetizers, don't overlook the calamari! Plentiful, fresh, fresh, fresh, and cooked to perfection! The dipping sauces are a delightful plus!
I think I've adequately described Zin...now try it for yourself!
Not as good as usual. Service was tense, long wait for food, they changed the daily pasta dish we ordered without letting us know, the greens were past due. Just not the all around good time we've become used to. They credited us $4.50 but still, overall, chalk it up to an off day.
The ahi tuna tartar was bland, one of my favorite dishes, so I was disappointed. The adult mac and cheese didn't have the truffle oil, I had to ask for some, the only reason why I ordered it. The chicken dish my husband ordered was lacking in flavor as well.
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