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Zin American Bistro

4.3
1488 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • People Watching
  • Notable Wine List
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 and a 2 course prix fixe menu for 18.99 add endless champagne or mimosas for addtional
3 Course Prix Fixe $29 / $39 (seatings after 5:45) not available on holidays
Happy Hour until 6:30 at the bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, French
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily 11:00 - 3pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(760) 322-6300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Salomon Salgado
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Arenas
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Parking details
Three public lots and parking garage within walking distance (1 block)Valet parking directly behind restaurant on Arenas.
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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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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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Join us for 2 course Brunch $25.99 with vegetarian and GF options.
Addition of endless champagne or mimosas available. Regular dinner and 3 course prix fixe menus available at 4:30

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1488 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Nicole, the very stylish hostess, is so helpful and attentive. She always makes my dinner guests feel special.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Hanger steak was excellent, service prompt, nice setting outside

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great brunch spot. Delicious food, bottomless mimosas and great service. Dominick is a gem!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Zin was as wonderful as ever. Great food, drinks, and atmosphere. Whenever we’re in town it’s our favorite restaurant to visit.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Always a great meal prepared and served by some great staff!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Fantastic meal. Hangar steak, olives, lightly battered shrimp, best cheesecake ever, and delicious drinks. Totally yummy.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Good food prepared just the way I asked. Attentive wait staff. Sat outside and enjoyed the view. Had rack of lamb. Yum!

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Overpriced , rushed service, bland food

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Wine list very impressive,food average.Service mediocre ,never saw our server from when he took our order until after our meal,no personality didn't contribute to enjoyment,
avoid Thursday nights-street market destroys any chance of private dining-conversation

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We all enjoyed our selections and the service was great. It was noisy the night we dined because of the Street Fair on the street. We knew that when we made the reservation.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Chicken schnitzel was amazing. Staff are excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent...good food...great staff.....good outdoor site to watch people during Street Fest

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3.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Very friendly and efficient staff. Big portions of disappointingly gloppy food. Had been there years ago with fond food memories - unfortunately things have changed.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Two dogs at the table next to us really affected the quality of our experience. PLEASE DONT ALLOW PETS

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Big menu great quality tasting food. Love it

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

We frequented this restaurant after reading some favorable reviews. We were seated right away and had a waiter who was very attentive and fun! The food was good, and I was able to get my vegetarian meal with a couple of different choices. The dessert was creative and the overall scene was worthy of a posive review. We will return.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Lovely hostess, waiter was polite and attentive. Food great and comfortable outdoors

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Zin is one of our favorite restaurants in Palm Springs! The food is delicious, the service is amazing and the ambience and location is perfect!
Highest recommendation possible! Go!
Have the Bistro Bites and truffle mushroom soup!
Yum!

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Too loud for a romantic date but fun nonetheless.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Perfect evening and excellent food.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We picked Zin for our last vacation night in Palm Springs. We scored a table with great view of the Thursday Street fair. From prior experience we knew they have an award winning wine selection. They also offer a hard to find seafood entree, Sand Dabs, which is a flavorful fish that we can’t get enough of. I had rack of lamb, which was timely for the coming Easter weekend. The star of the show, though, was the 2004 Viader Cabernet Franc, fairly priced, and in perfect condition. Zin’s reputation for their wine is illustrated by finding wines at their ideal drinking age. We recommend Zin to foodies who appreciate great wines at fair prices, served alongside excellent food in a beautifully appointed dining room.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner here. The butter lettuce salad was delicious as a starter but quite large. Both entrees , macadamia nut crusted chicken and flap steak were served hot and nicely garnished. Service was friendly and prompt and one unexpected goof by a busboy was well handled. We will go back

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Very enjoyable lunch. 3 of us, 2 had salads, 1 a sandwich. Everything was fresh, well prepared & in appropriately sized portions. Server was pleasant & professional. All were pleased & happy.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Many menu options adequately priced. Food came piping hot. Server was courteous and attentive. Would definitely return.

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Unfortunately we were seated right next to the bar and therefore the overflow of people from the bar into our table became annoying as the meal progressed. Although the restaurant features the name Zin, I think they take that a little too far, since it is a restaurant. When we asked the waiter if they had any non-alcoholic drinks that they make or feature, he looked at us funny and said something like “ well no I mean the bar kind of focuses on wine you know, no blender, so no”. I had to ask again if they had any non alcoholic drinks other than water to which he spouted something about some juices and Sprite or such. So we all drank water. The shrimp appetizer was bland and the fried olives were burnt. The rest of the food we ordered just seemed overpriced and Ho hum. The fried chicken dish was two small thighs that had very little meat and were very greasy. The cheesecake and gluten free chocolate cake were divine though. All of the staff pitched in to provide service to us, but the waiter seemed to be stretched thin taking orders from all tables and rarely checked back in with us.

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

The staff was very accommodating. The food was very good and the selections were numerous.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We have been to Zin Restaurant many times but NEVER AGAIN! We went for an anniversary meal and this experience totally ruined our anniversary and evening .
We ordered the market price Oysters on the Half Shell, which were priced at $38 on the half shell for a dozen. When they arrived they were presented in a soup bowl over ice with condiments, which was very poor presentation. Each oyster shell was SMALLER than a teaspoon and the oysters inside were less than half a teaspoon in size. We informed our waitress we have oysters all time and everywhere we travel and these were the smallest we had ever seen anywhere, we informed her these were not Kumamoto oysters or any other special type of oyster. These were substandard, fishy tasting and disgracefully small. Our waitress went and addressed the concerns with the owner and then she returned only to tell us that's what is in season right now. Minutes later the hostess noticed we were distressed and we also explained to her that this was not acceptable oysters for the price. She too returned after discussing the issue with the owner, only to inform us that the owners says these type of oyster are small but she would try and do something on our bill. We were NOT offered anything as a replacement. They were a complete rip-off for the money.
When the bill came at the end of the meal, $3 had been removed from the price of the oysters. This was a VERY overpriced and very disappointing meal. We tried calling the owner Mindy Reed later and even called her at her other restaurant she owns but we had to leave her a message for her to call us back, but she never returned our calls.
The owner of this restaurant should be ASHAMED OF HERSELF for what she served us and how she has treated us. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY IN THIS RESTAURANT THE OWNER DOES NOT CARE ABOUT HER PATRONS AND CUSTOMERS, OR THE QUALITY OF THE FOOD SHE SERVES!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Busy evening but didn't feel rushed with our early evening table. The food was great all 5 of us agreed, I especially enjoyed the Sand Dabs, the sauce was perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Zin used to be my favorite restaurant. About a year ago I stopped going because the quality of the food had gone down. Well, it's back at the head of the class. You must have hired a new chef because the food is superb. I especially like the mussels and frites (especially since they are authentic French frites...thin...not like the Belgium frites that everyone serves. And at lunch, the hamburgers cannot be beat. And everyone at my table was raving about his/her meal. Also, the prix fix dinner cannot be beat.

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The service was very good and responsive. The fish special this day was just "ok". Enjoyed our Birthday lunch and the out door ambiance.

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Based on the menu on open table, I made a reservation. However, the real menu in the restaurant is not close to what is quoted on open table. It's almost double. While the food was good, it was not worth the price. Most restaurants will substitute a veggie, if you don't want potatoes or rice.
Not Zins.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great, as always. Fried chicken was very tasty and the mussels with wine/celery sauce were delicious.

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Food value is inflated: average menu, less-than-average food and high prices - perhaps because of their high traffic Palm Canyon location. Service was very good however! The physical dining room is tired and deteriorating- borderline grubby. Will not recommend or return.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

I love Zin Bistro. HOWEVER, twice in two weeks I have had to wait nearly an hour to be seated...even though I HAVE RESERVATIONS! The hostess has a bad habit of seating guests without reservations and then thrilling them that they have to be out within an hour. Hey!
Get another hostess!!!!

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3.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Everything was fine except my chicken. It tasted like it had come out of the freezer. It was tough and stringy. The waiter gave us a discount off the bill. We have dined there many times before and I was really looking forward to my meal. My dining companion’s port was excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

The wait and kitchen staff were especially accommodating to one of our party that had a garlic allergy; actually I've not experienced such great attention to tailoring the menu selections to the special dietary needs. Absolutely fabulous service.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Excellent. Ehren Was a fantastic waiter. Very knowledgeable about the menu and very personable and polite and professional. The best waiters we’ve had in Palm Springs.

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Seated on the patio with our party of six. Good menu with lots of choices and all our dietary needs more than met. Service fell off when our first server left for the evening and was replaced by a complacent and disinterested waiter. Otherwise a fun night and will return again soon.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great! Very accommodating, great location, one of my favorite spots!

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1.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Waiter was the worst. Ruined the meal. Foof average

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