Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.04mi
  2. Distance: 0.04mi
  3. Distance: 0.16mi
  4. Distance: 0.16mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.04mi
  2. Distance: 0.04mi
  3. Distance: 0.16mi
  4. Distance: 0.16mi

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
View Larger Map

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.

Send a Gift Card

Buy now and send it instantly by email, or print a card to give in person.

Zin American Bistro Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (38)
People Watching (31)
Good for a Date (20)
See All
Casual (20)
Special Occasion (18)
Notable Wine List (18)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Creative Cuisine (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Great for Lunch (13)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Groups (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Fun (10)
Romantic (10)
Hot Spot (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Scenic View (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Healthy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Authentic (4)
Cozy (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Sort by
S
1431 reviews
Loading Reviews ...

 
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Lobster bisque was thin as water and had little if any lobster. Fried chicken was great.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Overall good the hanger steak was tough and they didn’t charge us very busy weekend

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined 4 days ago

Interesting menu. Nice options. The steak was prepared perfectly but the sauces were perfectly average. It would have been better if the steak were presented bare.

Tags: Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 4 days ago

I had the Sand Dabs. Not an attractive fish. Gray in color and an overall bland and soggy dish. Not tasty or appealing to the eye.
Forgot our cheese plate, had to ask for a glass of water a couple of times...overall disappointing. We have been here several times and were excited to bring our friends here for their first time. Not an impressive night.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value3

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service and great food as always You keep upping your game and we appreciate it

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Good but relatively average food, quite expensive for the dining experience delivered!!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service3
value2

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We were looking for a restaurant with both vegetarian and lo-carb options and Zin fit the bill. Everyone in our party found something. The ambience was lively, but not noisy, and the patio facing the street was cozy and fun.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value3

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Healthy to comfort food always delicious and beautifully presented. Great wine and beer menu.
Really love the patio dining right in the heart of Palm Springs perfect for a romantic dinner for two or group of friends getting together.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Cozy
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We were greeted by the most friendly host. She was fantastic. We had a nice meal seated outside. Good for people watching.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We five had a reservation for 6:30 pm. We were not seated till 7:00 pm. Annoying! I was surprised that nothing was comped to us, despite the inconvenience. A FINE restaurant would say "Appetizers or Desserts on the House!" Zin is a great eatery. But, they could profit from learning some business skills in customer satisfaction.

Tags: People Watching, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value4

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

We ate at Zin's after a day of golf in Palm Springs. Had a lovely table outside so we could people watch while enjoying our meal.

Everything from drinks to dessert was excellent. There were 8 of us and everyone commented that they enjoyed their dinners. The mussels were fresh and prepared perfectly. I had the hanger steak and it was delicious!

The only slight down side was that our server was not the friendliest person. We were trying to joke with him and he really didn't seem to want to interact with us. The service he provided was good, never hovered or ignored but just didn't seen to want to be there.

other than that it was a wonderful experience and we would definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Overall very good but problem getting waiter occasionally

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (San Diego)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were all pleased to find a restaurant that met all four of our party’s food requirements. The steaks were fixed perfectly for the meat eaters. The salmon was a delight, and the special duck gave rise to rave reviews.

Specialty drinks added to the occasion served by friendly waiters. Our hostess was especially gracious and gave us seating where we requested. Overall the evening was a delight and this restaurant will be our list for our next trip to Palm Springs.

Tags: Disabled Access, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 29, 2018

We are regulars at Zin Bistro and this was a business lunch. Perfect setting for that along with your romantic dinner or dinner with friends. Fresh menu, always friendly service. Do check it our for lunch. A little more casual and nice to enjoy the patio with the street scene right there.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We were celebrating an anniversary. This place rocks! Great food and great staff.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Zin is simply fantastic food. The wine list is impressive and the service is outstanding.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Our server (David) was fun, knowledgable and kind. I'm writing this extra part because the system won't take less than 50 characters. Way to go open table.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience4
service5
value4

 
 (Nashville)·Dined on January 24, 2018

It was a great evening. Our table was perfect and the service was wonderful. I’ve had the chicken parmigiana salad the last two times I’ve eaten at Zin...it’s delicious! My favorite.💙 I definitely would recommend this restaurant. It’s a gem in the heart of Palm Springs.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Fun, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Casual, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value4

vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Excellent service and food. We had a party of 23 and service was impeccable. Not a thing missed. Would highly recommend and will definitely be returning.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Basic bistro, friendly staff, variety of Am dishes. Right on Palm Canyon so it is fun to watch the passerby.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience3
service4
value3

vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 16, 2018

good food nice setting service was very good and pricing is very reasonable

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Casual
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The app had a bit of a challenge so when I showed up to the restaurant they didn't have my reservation. Although, they were busy, Nicole, noticing my embarrassment in front of my guest, handled everything amazingly gracious and treated us like we were their finest customer. Thanks Nicole!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Long wait for our meal. The waiter told us the kitchen was backed up, yet we ordered before a large group arrived and quite a few of the tables were empty.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience4
service3
value4

vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Our experience during this visit was not as pleasant. We were seated at an inside corner table on the patio. The tables around us were full and the noise level was SO LOUD we could not carry on a conversation. We ended up leaving more quickly and did not order dessert.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience2
service3
value3

 
 (Portland)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food is always great and the service wonderful. Special requests are handled with no problems. And the wine selection is equally good. Cain cuvee. Only place we can find it in a menu.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Will be back for sure...cheesecake is best ever...!!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Poor food and food was not served to all diners at same time

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience3
service5
value2

vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Always great food and service. Thanks for another great meal.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Second time at Zin. First was a while back and very good. This one less good. Fried chicken and french fries were tasty, but rest of the food (flat iron, salads, sauteed spinach) was mediocre to bad. Our waiter was unenthusiastic. I'm never looking for fake energy, but he couldn't muster a smile or provide some thoughtful input on the menu Perhaps having a down day.

My last time at Zin.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service2

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food & service were excellent.. we had a great brunch

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The waiter mixed up the order. Food was late. He twice tried delivering soup I hadn't ordered. Each time it was sent back and he issued an apology. Okay, mistakes happen. Even twice.

When the bill arrived, the waiter apologized and said he was not charging me for the item I had ordered and finally had received. Great. But the soup I had not ordered, and he brought twice, was still on the bill. Ugh.

Zombie soup. Never ordered. Kept being delivered. Stayed on the bill. Wouldn't die! LOL.

The main meal was much too salty. Made my mouth pucker. My date had the same complaint.

Honestly, maybe we were unlucky. But.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food2
ambience4
service2
value2

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was delicious. The hostess was great and service was pretty good overall. We had a great time at Zin bistro on New Year’s Eve.

Tags: Quick Bite, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fun
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service4
value3

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 30, 2017

It was New Year's weekend and the restaurant was full and very noisy. Two of us ordered the fillet mingnon. It was tough and had a chemical taste. We did not send them back because we hadn't eaten all day. I'm not sure I would go back.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience2
service3
value2

 
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We are visiting and stumbled upon this restaurant on NYE. The food and service was great. We liked the liveliness of the restaurant and enjoyed sitting outside watching people celebrating NYE. It was loud only because of it being a holiday. I am sure most other nights are quieter and more intimate for any occasion.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fun, Worth the Drive, People Watching
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great vibe and great food...my hubby and I had the seared duck breast...perfect. Plentiful wine list as well. Sat on the heated/ covered patio seating area, fantastic location in downtown Palm Springs.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5

 
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My husband and I enjoy having brunch at Zin Bistro. The food has always been good. We have always had good service. We like the outside seating and people watching. Good food, good service, an enjoyable experience

Tags: Great for Lunch, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Several of the meals were quite good - but the vegetarian and vegan options were very disappointing. The Veggie burger was not good at all, and the vegan option was very poor. It’s time for restaurants like this to offer several high quality vegan and vegetarian option so everyone in the family can get a good meal.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food3
ambience4
service3
value4

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We ate here after enjoying the Thursday night VillageFest. We were able to get a table on the porch that was heated. We really liked the mini Wellingtons and everyone enjoyed their dinner!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, People Watching
Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food4
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Always a great experience at Zin. We come back every time we're in Palm Springs.

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5

vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The restaurant was very accommodating after a highway closure resulted in an unexpected delay. The hostess was extremely flexible and provided an outstanding table to celebrate my father’s birthday! Excellent food and service, and the whole family enjoyed!

Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·
food5
ambience5
service5
value5

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.