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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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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