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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.

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Zin American Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (33)
People Watching (29)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
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Good for a Date (19)
Special Occasion (17)
Casual (17)
Notable Wine List (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Business Meals (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Great for Lunch (10)
Romantic (10)
Fun (7)
Hot Spot (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Scenic View (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Healthy (6)
Cozy (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Authentic (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 2 days ago

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
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food5
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

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
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food3
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service4
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined 6 days ago

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
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food5
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 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!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 15, 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
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food4
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 13, 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.

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 (Portland)·Dined on January 13, 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
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food5
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 6, 2018

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

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 5, 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.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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·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.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 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.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 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
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 31, 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.

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 (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
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 30, 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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 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
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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

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food5
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 29, 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!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Have been here before and decided to order a veggie burger. It was frozen and not fresh. Was a bit shocked that a restaurant of that caliber would not make their own.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Another wonderful meal and dining experience. Whenever we are in town it’s the first place we go! Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We arrived fairly early in the evening before the rush. We were seated immediately. The service was spot on, friendly, and knowledgeable. Craft cocktails were excellently prepared. The food was perfectly prepared and the portions just right. It was my 3rd visit and I look forward to returning in the future.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I love Palm Springs dining and Zin is a fantastic spot! The wine list is amazing, food is incredible and the staff is outstanding! One of my new favorite spots. Can't wait to try brunch!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Everything was great except the restaurant was cold, we sat inside because it was cold outside-but they didn’t turn up the heat , even after we asked

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Went to Zin on our last night in Palm Springs. As always, food and service were outstanding. Had lunch there with a friend as well and my salad was amazing. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Had a wonderful dining experience at Zin American today with friends. Food and service was excellent Good value. Everyone in the party enjoyed their meal. All agreed that we will definitely return.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Zin is my usual casual go to restaurant. I know I will always have great service, great food and a relaxing evening.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The restaurant needs a makeover.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great Brunch.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

The waiter was rude. We were a party of 8 for my husband’s birthday. The food was OK at best the waiter was slow and left us unattended and that I had to go get him for more drinks and to order a birthday dessert . Earlier in the day when I made reservations I told them it was a special occasion and so I wanted a special table and for everything to go smoothly it did not. As a matter fact four of the eight people that have been there before and liked it it said they would never go back again . The other four will never return. This is indeed sad because we used to love this place and that’s why I chose it for a birthday evening. We were not a drinking party and the only noise we had was when we sang happy birthday we were nondrinkers and non-smokers. now With now with the new season I will know as others will not too frequent your establishment.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee
1 person found this review helpful.
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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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