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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

198 S Palm Canyon Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Daily 11:00 - 3pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11pm

Cross Street:
Arenas

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(760) 322-6300

Website:
http://pszin.com/

Parking Details:
Three public lots and parking garage within walking distance (1 block)Valet parking directly behind restaurant on Arenas.

Executive Chef:
Luis Vega

Additional:
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.

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Special 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu 55.99 per person 2pm - 3pm / 59.99 per person for all seatings after 3pm. Special Children's menu for 12 and under $29.99
Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Special 4 course Prix Fixe menu
Seating between 4:30- 5:15 pm $69.99 (party must be seated and order in kitchen by 5:30)
Seating between 5:30-6:30 $89.99 (party must be seated and order in kitchen by 6:45) Seating 6:45pm and later $99.99 per person - this seating includes glass of Champagne

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Zin American Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
People Watching (22)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Casual (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Business Meals (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Healthy (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Romantic (8)
Authentic (7)
Cozy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Fun (5)
Scenic View (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined 3 days ago

Great Brunch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We enjoy going to Zin whenever we are in Palm Springs. The food is excellent!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Out of town guests. My favorite “go to” spot on Palm Canyon. Mussels very good. Sand dabs very nice. Mushroom soup excellent.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Highly recommended. Service is great and food is delicious.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Anniversary. Waiter was drunk.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The best part was the hostess who seated us and took good care of us the entire evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

I appreciate they called me quickly to let me know I had left my eye glasses on the table. Good service and excellent food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Too noisy outside and food was mediocre.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Everything was wonderful, but especially the Mac & Cheese!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Wonderful Menu. In a town where every new restaurant has a menu that feels like more of the same, Zin Bistro's menu is surprising, tasteful, fresh and most importantly, delicious!! The Belgian Beef Stew was remarkable - the beef unbelievably tender, the vegetables were cooked perfectly and caramelized; all simmered down with the Belgian beer for a rich and hearty sauce. To top it off, a side of the BEST pommes frites we've ever tasted. We will be back!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I am not one to send a + or - reviews however this is an exception....we really like"d" Zin in the past food is always great but the service has become an issue ... in this case (on 11/24) only two of us dining (yes, thanks-giving evening) & and they forgot 1 of our entires (on a fixed priced menu.. how is that possible?) about a 6+ minute wait for the second entire to show...kind of bummer and the waiter response was simply "my fault"

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

We were there for Thanksgiving. Three people ordered the NY steak; one was full of fat and hard to chew, another was supposed to be medium and came well done. A child ordered the turkey and it was peppercorn turkey which was too spicy for a child. A few of us couldn't get the dessert we wanted because they had run out.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Never again for Thanksgiving dinner. Noisy, loud atmosphere. Overly crowded tables. Butcher paper instead of white table cloths. Mediocre food: turkey breast sliced from a roll, cold mashed potatoes, undercooked carrots and brussel sprouts, and a tablespoon of dressing. Sloppily presented appetizers and desserts. Pre-dinner cocktail? $14 apiece! Wine list? Very expensive especially for single glasses. Service was very efficient with fast presentation and clearing of plates as if they needed to get ready for next party.

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great place

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving. Excellent food at a price less than other similar restaurants.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Zin has excellent food and a nice wine list. If you go early they offer a 3 course prix-fixe for $29.00, after 6 pm, it is $39.00. A good deal in both cases.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, People Watching
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Zin is my favorite restaurant in Palm Springs. Excellent food, ambience and location. A serene and elegant oasis in the heart of the action with great people watching, that's a great value and with a great wine list.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Romantic, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The street fair right outside hurt the Ambience and noise level but this great as usual. Did not habe my favorite wine on the list which was disappointing but again, this place is great.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 6, 2017

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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Gluten Free Options
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Scenic View
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always enjoy our visits to Zin! Never disappoints. Service, staff and cuisine always great.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Creative dishes and good choices for everyone. Loved the fried olives.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Hot Spot, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great Food! Consistent every time. The Mushroom Soup is fantastic, the Free-Range Chicken Salad is fantastic, along with their burgers. Everything we have tried has been very good.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food and service, as always! A nice quiet afternoon lunch. Fast, friendly and delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Casual, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 15, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Hostess A++
Service A++
Ambience A++
Wine List A++
Food A+++

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Outdoor seating especially makes this restaurant. Good for people watching. Food great. Most staff been there awhile.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great service fantastic atmosphere and good food.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Zin is a regular for us! Always good and always great service. This event was dinner wine wine pairings from Baile Vinyards! Fantastic. We had a great time and tasted some delightful wines.
The owner Mindy was there helping serve and visiting with everyone!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, People Watching
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Lovely restaurant. Enjoyed dining on the patio. Very nice cocktails with great menu. Be sure and enjoy the pomme frites. They are the highlight of the menu! The sand dabs were sautéed very nicely complemented with braised chard and steamed rice.

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food, great atmosphere, excellent service and just a lovely place to spend a couple of hours eating and drinking 😊

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Aaron took great care of me. Food and wine all delicious

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 12, 2017

9/12
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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We really enjoyed the sand dabs and the fried chicken.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Probably one of the best seafood combo salads I've ever had!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

$9 bottomless champagne was great. 4 out of 9 dishes came out wrong/didn't get made. Server was nice, but overwhelmed.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Zin Bistro is consistently great. Service is awesome, food tasty.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Cozy
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