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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.

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

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

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (23)
People Watching (23)
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Neighborhood Gem (18)
Casual (17)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Good for Groups (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Notable Wine List (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Business Meals (10)
Great for Brunch (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Healthy (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Romantic (8)
Authentic (7)
Cozy (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
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Fun (5)
Scenic View (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 17, 2011

Love Love Love Zin American Bistro. Best of Palm Springs.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 14, 2011

I was there this time on a Monday night expecting in Palm Springs for this be a
very quiet night in town. Although it turned it there was a large party on one
side of the new patio which added a little life to the atmosphere. It howerver did not deter the service for other diners on the other side, the service was prompt and the food was served in a timely manner from the delicious asparagus soup to the short ribs and chicken schnitzel and Pinot Noir.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 14, 2011

An overall wonderfull place and experience! Seared Ahi was the best. Would definitely return to try other menu items.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 12, 2011

beautiful renovation, friendly staff

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 8, 2011

Had braised short ribs that tasted as if they had been braised the night before then again the night they were served to me in a very spicey sauce. Not a good dining experience. The other 3 people in my party said their meal was only okay however they to felt it was too spicey.

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 7, 2011

Always exellent food! The remodel is beautiful and has lots of outdoor space that was never there before. Congrats Zin! Support staff was incredible. I was dissappointed with our server this visit. He seemd too busy to answer questions without being hurried. He never checked back on our meal and tried to upsell wine to pad his check instead of meeting our needs. If not for the service, this would be 5 stars.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 7, 2011

The recent redo got them more tables but not a better atmosphere. Not many restaurants have so many "bad table" locations. The layout is also tough on servers, who find "you can't there from here" without a collision.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2011

We all really liked most everything we had. The biggest negative was the Roasted Beet Salad that supposedly had goat cheese. I don't think that an ingredient should make the list if there is 1/4 tsp of it on the plate. I'm not kidding!!! I almost didn't see it, it was such a small amount. Also, they have joined the ranks of restaurants that have the waiter/waitress take the order and other people bring it out and stand there announcing what dish it is and who does it go to? This drives me crazy!!! I'm not at a fast food joint, so get a system in place to identify which dinner belongs to which person. When I'm spending $50 pp for dinner, I don't want to do this!!!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2011

Mindy and the polished team at Zin have carried on their well established tradition in a new suit! Congratulations! Can't wait to come back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 5, 2011

Nice bistro atmosphere. Knowledgeable and attentive staff. Great food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 5, 2011

Other than the above, I also appreciated the phone call before our reservation time to confirm....we were a party of eight and had a delightful time.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 5, 2011

I was expecting something more, new patio was very inviting. The food was just so so. I had the pumpkin salad which was bitter and not much flavor. The dressing on the Trio Salad was bland. It was very busy and waiter took a long time before he appeared, long wait for the check. No prices on the sides, It appeared you had a choice with your entree, not so.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 29, 2011

This was out first time to ZIN. I know it has been recently remodeled and expanded and they may still be experiencing growing pains.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on August 1, 2011

Zin is one of our go-to places for special occasions and for entertaining guests.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 30, 2011

We were at a table with our backs against the windows--what if the tables were turned the

other way, which would also be more private? Just a suggestion, we would definitely return and recommend, and it was my first time!

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 19, 2011

The food and service are always amazing!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 15, 2011

My wife and I have had lunch and dinner a number of times and we have never been disappointed with the food or the service

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 27, 2011

My friend and I had a nice dinner at Zin Bistro. The waitress was friendly and attentive, offering to clarify questions we had about the menu without hesitation. The food we ordered was tasty, albeit prepared in an atypical way. I got the fish special - macadamia nut crusted seabass...it tasted good just it was not the regular flakey, nutty crust I have had at other places in the past. It was more like wrapped in a smooth crust and then fried. It still tasted yummy and the mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus were delicious. The only issue was that their air conditioning turned off completely at times since it was set on Auto, and I was genuinely getting sweaty throughout our dinner. The air conditioning was our only complaint.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 25, 2011

The server was very nice, although I felt she might have had one or two too many tables assigned to her. The food runner was very helpful and friendly. I thought my gazpacho was sweeter than I remember it tasting. The bill was very reasonable. But why on earth do you not have an espresso machine?

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 (London)·Dined on June 25, 2011

We ate here twice in June. The food is good but the menu is very limited and it seemed hadn't changed in the two years since we were last there. On our second visit the restaurant had no bottled water. I find that sort of thing incredibly annoying. The place was fairly empty, and the owner or manager was sitting in the corner working on her lap top. It would have taken her or someone from the hardly over-stretched staff 10 minutes at most to go out and stock up with a few bottles from the nearest shop or supermarket. There is a new bistro, Lulu (or Lolo?), sister to the successful Aqua Piazza at the River, about to open next door and if Zin continues to show such indifference I can't see it surviving the competition for long.

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vip
 (Edmonton)·Dined on June 21, 2011

From the cheap, peeling room and rickety chairs to the horrible food, Zin gets it wrong on every level. The salad was so overdressed and vinegary that it was inedible. The Mac and cheese noodles were severely overcooked and drowned in a velveeta cheese sauce. The dish was baked and tge cheese was burned and plastic like. The halibut was overcooked and coated in pepper. Also the room smells which could be forgiven if everything else was not so terrible.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 18, 2011

food was outstanding, service was perfect - there but not "hovering". will definitely be back

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 16, 2011

This is the second time we've eaten at Zin while in Palm Springs; came back because of stellar meal last year. Again, the food was inventive, fresh, seasonal and delicious. When we arrived we were seated near the back of restaurant but had requested a front table by the windows. Other diners were talking and not getting up from the table(s) we preferred. No problem: the hostess told us if anyone got up they would just move us -- which they did within 5 min. of us being seated. We were impressed they were so willing to make us happy with the table we desired. It was a Thursday night and we enjoyed "people watching" during the street fair while we dined.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 12, 2011

Zin is a wonderful place to dine. The food is fresh, original and properly prepared. I had a tough time choosing each course because the choices are so amazing. But better yet is the wine list. It is one of the finest collections of wines in the Palm Springs area and Zin should be recognized for having such a fine variety of choices in every price range. Finally, the service was perfect. There when you need them and not intrusive.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 11, 2011

The Lamb, Lobster Tail and Adult Mac & Chees were all outstanding. We were happy
that Palm Springs Restaurant Week encouraged to try out new dining spots and Zin
was this year's favorite find.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 11, 2011

We went at an odd hour, so we were originally the only ones there. Saw it was later more full, but either way, the food was outstanding. We shared different items: Fried Oysters, Fried Olives with Bleu Cheese, Caesar Salad, two types of sliders (I had the vegetarian and my husband the bleu) All exceptionally good.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 10, 2011

Outstanding experience - service, food, wine pairing! We will definitely come back to enjoy lunch, brunch and dinner again.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 8, 2011

Our server Marty was awesome, the wine pairings he chose were fantastic. We couldn't have been happier.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 7, 2011

i usually love the food at Zin but it was off that night for sure. The fried oysters which I have enjoyed a few times during the lunch hour were sadly over cooked. The Coq u Vin featured on the special restaurant week menu offered sadly a chicken wing with a small piece of breast attached -literally two small bites- and a thigh. It was delectable but would have been better had it been a breast with a small piece of wing attached. The beet salad was great as was the desert. I left feeling sad and bored after a lack luster experience. I had the same experience with the featured fried chicken at lunch one day - it was way over extra crispy. All three of us southerners ordered it. The Cornell is better. LuLu's going in next door, better stepup.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 6, 2011

Very nice place, centrally located in Palm Springs. Fine service. Beer and wine only!

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 4, 2011

Tables were close together and the place was noisy. Great if you're with a group. Not so great if you're just a couple wanting a quiet dinner.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 4, 2011

the staff is a bit snooty, especially the front hostess
but the food is superb
not cheap but worth it

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on June 3, 2011

The food presentations were above average, the food was tasty for the most part (my Macadamia chicken was rather dried out), desserts were very good. Service was above average

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2011

I didn't care for it. The waiter could have dropped the attitude and made the experience much nivdr

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on May 28, 2011

Dining at Zin is a requirement for us every trip to Palm Springs. The menu is outstanding and varied. The Veal Meatballs are phenomenal!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 28, 2011

Although the tables are very close together, the service and food is well worth a visit. Have recommended to many friends. We will continue to go whenever we are in PS.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 27, 2011

Ordered a Rare steak; Steak was cooked well, but lacked some flavor...

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 27, 2011

We had an enjoyable dinner. I especially liked the "Ginger Rogers", a refreshing vodka and ginger beer cocktail that is less sweet than my favorite, Cape Cod. The prixe fixe menu for $35 is a good deal-- appetizer, entree, and dessert. We both started with the wedge salad, which is almost a meal in itself. My partner had the mussels and the portion was so large that he couldn't finish his entree. I had the rabbit, which was good, but there was too much of the accompanying sauce. Next time, I would ask for a little lighter touch. The service is very gracious, and you are treated well.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on May 24, 2011

Our meal was absolutely delicious from start to finish! They have hit the sweet spot of a tasty meal at a reasonable price and great service. We dined early for dinner so it was quiet, but I expect the atmosphere would be vibrant yet cozy since the restaurant is not huge. Thank you Zin for a wonderful birthday dinner!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 23, 2011

Overall enjoyable dinner with great views of the mountains. Food was good but a little heavy for the warm weather.

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