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Zin American Bistro

4.4
1972 Reviews
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
Zin is closed for summer vacation and repairs until September 22 We look forward to having you dine with us soon!

We welcome you back to the 'New Zin' and invite you to quench your thirst for worldly cuisine driven by the Farmer’s Market and our Chef’s latest whim. Explore our extensive award-winning wine cellar or slide up to the bar for the latest craft cocktail.

Our new menu is smaller, lighter and globally inspired like no other in the desert. Some house favorites like the Fried Chicken, Zin Bites and Mindy's Cheesecake will welcome you back while creations straight from our new Chef's imagination will delight you. The Street Corn 'Ribs' and Smoked Beet Salad are sure to be some of your new favorites on the menu.

Support Zin American Bistro during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 25, 2021

Zin will be open and serving a special 3 course menu with traditional turkey, vegetarian, gluten free and other options. Our regular menu will not be available. A 24% service charge will be added to all checks to thank our Kitchen and Waitstaff for working on the holiday.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Zin will be open and serving a special menu. Vegetarian, gluten free options available. Our regular menu will not be available. A 24% service charge will be added to all checks to thank our Kitchen and Waitstaff for working on the holiday.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 24, 2021

Zin will be open and serving a special 3 course menu with vegetarian, gluten free and other options. Our regular menu will not be available. A 24% service charge will be added to all checks to thank our Kitchen and Waitstaff for working on the holiday.

What 1972 people are saying
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JohnH
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Chip our server was absolutely amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Really like the new renovated Zin. Ben is a great bartender.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Too expensive

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vipAlex
Palm Springs
32 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch on Palm Canyon!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was nice but Ac not working inside. In this weather it’s very uncomfortable to enjoy your food

PS
vipPSNeighbor
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dinner was delicious and the evening started out great until a large table was set next to us making it impossible go here the waiter. The other concerns was the steak on the Steak and Frittes was ordered medium rare but was delivers well done.

Additionally, we were celebrating a birthday, and that info was on the reservation and relayed to the waiter, and that wasn’t even acknowledged.

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vipcelestew
Palm Springs
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The mussels weren’t as good as usual. Very small and the broth was sandy.

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ErikH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and nice and quiet for our early 5:30 dinner reservation..

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Carson
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zin Bistro is our go to spot for brunch when we arrive into Palm Springs. Always great food and service and one of the best endless champagne/mimosas in town. A perfect way to kickoff our PS getaways. We always leave satisfied and ready to relax and enjoy our stay.

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vipSweets
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great filet and shrimp special. Very yummy

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SPboy
Palm Springs
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

To start, have to say - unfortunately - that the service was very, very slow. Our server was very nice, but it took a long while to order and then another 25 minutes to get our food. And, the restaurant was about 40% full...

The food: we were there for brunch. My eggs benedict was very good - they do make a good hollandaise. The breakfast potatoes that comes with it was about fair at best.
My friend ordered a basic 2 eggs sunnyside up with toast and sausage. The eggs were a little overdone and the sausage turned out to be apple chicken (instead of pork as the menu stated) and the flavor just did not blend well with eggs.

We won't be going back.

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Happytodine
Palm Springs
28 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

It was ok. Pass next time.

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vipphoenixbaggies
Palm Springs
57 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent customer service. Mindy (owner) was gracious enough to take the time to seat us in the coolest spot on their outdoor patio given it was hot, even placing a fan near us. Food was plentiful and high quality, and 1/2 bottle of wine recommended complemented our food choices. Thank you!!

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Todd
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great! Would highly recommend.

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vipHotinPS
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

My chicken sandwich was quite good. My husband ordered cooked spinach, which was not on the menu, to accompany his sandwich. The spinach was cooked to perfection. He raved about it all day and wants to go back to order it again.

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vipCynthiaR
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely Sunday brunch at Zin. Farley’s service was wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner. Mark at bar gave us excellent service. I’m so glad old fried chicken old recipe is back on the menu. It’s delicious. Thank you Mindy

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LummiGirl
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food is really good at Zin Bistro and our server Chip really made our night, he was great with a really fun personality and great service! A bit on the noisy side but that just adds to the liveliness of the evening. Would definitely go back!

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Hank
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for us to dine.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely meal and a cocktail with friends. Everything was delicious. Started with roasted brussel sprouts that were perfectly prepared. My entree was the pasta special, fettuccine with fresh vegetables. Absolutely wonderful!

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vipDarkside0127
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you need to get your Zin on, this is the place. An eclectic menu of old and new — the original fried chicken is remarkable, "if you don't get it you'll regret it" I always say. You won't even need a napkin as it's so crispy. Imagine taking Brussels sprouts and giving them a whole new meaning? What an appetizer! Perfect mussels served with fries (perfect, too). And a great nosh tray — chessboard with jam, olives, amazing cheese and crispy toast. Add reasonable prices, great service "ask for Chip" and a visit from the owner to see if all was OK. Could not be better evening. A go to place for us and we will surely be back.

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SamL
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent as was the food. Enjoyed our evening here. Would definitely recommend to go to Zin. Small restaurant, good food and service, one of a kin in downtown PS.

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GeorgeT
New England
11 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Steak/frites very good. Fried chicken way overdone. Should have sent it back. No half priced wines as advertised. Aperol spritz outstanding. Overall good experience. Will give it another chance.

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ChristianP
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a wonderful experience and great service from walking in to bill payment

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent as always.

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MarcV
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

There were three of us for lunch. The staff was very attentive-no complaints there. The food was horrendous. The Corned Beef Hash and Eggs: Inedible hard pieces of corned beef-many had to be spit out. The meat ball sandwich was nothing to write home about. Our friend ate only half his tuna sandwich as he did not like it at all. We would not return.

Zin American Bistro
Responded on June 26, 2021

Marc, I'm glad the staff took care of you and hopefully you told them about your food at the time so they could properly take care of your check. I'm really surprised and sorry you didn't like everything and if it wasn't made right for you at the time you can email me directly at zin1ps@yahoo with your name in the subject so I see it.

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vipPancoastTravelBlogger
San Antonio
26 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zin never disappoints us - absolutely fabulous again!

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vipCarlE
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large selection of appetizers, salads and fresh daily specials. The staff are very friendly and helpful. My favorite restaurant in Palm Springs.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

The waitress was rude and condescending. The food was bland.

Zin American Bistro
Responded on June 2, 2021

We're sorry you didn't enjoy your dinner and would like to know more so we can fix the problem if you'd like to email us at zin1ps@Yahoo

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vipRickH
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great meal - wedge salads, fried chicken & chicken schnitzel. Also received an excellent wine recommendation.

A very pleasant, reliable spot for lunch and dinner!

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vipTraceyH
San Francisco
171 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Better than expected and best wine list in PS.

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JudyH
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch outside on a weekday afternoon. Service was prompt and courteous. We had cantaloupe gazpacho and the "seafood trio" salad - excellent!

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SteveN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Zin many times but have not been recently since we moved from Palm Springs. Came back for a visit and things were great as always.

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vipSteveK
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ZIN is always a treat. Great menu and food, interesting and moderately priced wine list and attentive service. Nice patio for people watching the parade that is Palm Springs main street, Palm Canyon Drive. This place is definitely worth a visit, its popular with visitors and us locals alike.

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vipGinaL
Palm Springs
263 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The mussels were good, but a bit spicy for me. The fries that came with them were excellent! I will return next week when my niece visits for brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Didn’t recognize the bday and service was rushed

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DavidS
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal experience, nice to watch the people walk by as we ate.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent, the smoked beetle salad was great, so was the zone bites.

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vipPeterG
Palm Springs
48 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although the Scottish salmon was absolutely delicious, the potion was somewhat small for the price.

The gespacco was tasty.

Everyone raved about the flavor of their meals

FAQs

Zin American Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 322-6300.

Zin American Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 1972 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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