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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Special 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu 45.99 per person 2pm - 3pm / 49.99 per person for all seatings after 3pm. Special Children's menu for 12 and under $25.99
Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options.
Organic Diestel Farm Turkey and as always only sustainable seafood options and all natural meat!

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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

People Watching (24)
Good for a Date (21)
Special Occasion (20)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Good for Groups (14)
Casual (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Brunch (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Business Meals (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Romantic (10)
Healthy (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Cozy (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Scenic View (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined a day ago

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 4 days ago

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (Puerto Vallarta)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Hats off to our server, Dominic! We also note the wine list is extensive, befitting the namesake!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great find! Mushroom Truffle soup was amazing! Great, attentive service, excellent, would recommend for any occasion!

Tags: Healthy, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

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!

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·Dined on August 20, 2017

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!

Tags: Disabled Access, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 19, 2017

It was excellent as always! We have been there a few times and so be back. Zin is a must when in Palm Springs

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Excellent menu selection and great food, which is why i keep returning.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Simply the best!

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great service from beginning to end. Server Dominick and his staff are top notch. This was our final family meal out for vacation and could not have been happier.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food and ambiance are great (one of the best patios in the city), but I'm always amazed that this place have among the friendliest and best servers in Palm Springs!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Scenic View, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great food and our waiter was terrific. Would definitely go back again

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Sunday was not a good day for Zin service was very, very slow. Saw customers walk out.
Not sure what happened. The food is still great and this could be a one time occurrence.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 26, 2017

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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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Wonderful staff - attentive and pleasant. The birthday girls felt well celebrated and the food was delicious. Lovely evening!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Chicken was dry. Potatoes has a sour taste.

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