Zin Bistro Americana

4.4
1197 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Just as the Zinfandel grape is uniquely American, Zin Bistro Americana offers a menu that reflects the nostalgic cuisine and synergistic blending of cultures that makes America unique. Zin Bistro Americana features a scenic fire lit patio, spacious bar, lounge and lakefront dining where you can relax in a plush setting, have a drink, an appetizer or enjoy the whole gastronomique experience. We invite you to savor this experience with us here on the lake in Westlake Village.
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Jeni
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great place for lunch dinner. Next to a lake . The food was great but you have to let the kitchen know how u like ur meal or they will over do it. For salads ask dressing on the side. Overall amazing experience.

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EugeneK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice dinner with family

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Nice location. Only average food and service. Probably not in a hurry to eat there again any time soon.

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vipMarina
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a truly outstanding dining experience. The food was excellent, the service was attentive but not obtrusive. The location was obviously lovely. Eating outside at night was perfectly balanced between breezy and airy but not cold. Amazing dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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DanielL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and the ambiance on the lake was fantastic. I will be coming back.

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JanelK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. From appetizers (burrata bruschetta, snapper device, calamari) to main dishes (braised ribs where meat is falling off the bone, fried chicken & lobster , shrimp scampi) were delicious and very much worth it. Would come back in a snap.

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vipMike
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was very good. My only complaint is that I made a 7pm reservation and when I arrived was told "ok, we'll put you on the list and let you know when a table opens up" and so we waited until 7:30pm to be seated. I was told by the hostess that they are not allowed to reserve tables. If this is true then why do they accept reservations? I saw two other parties who also had reservations get frustrated and leave after waiting over 20 minutes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zinn never disappoints!!

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greekgal
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere . . waitress wonderful service..We ordered Fettucine Bolgonese- very good and good size portion. We also got Tomahawk steak- rib eye- a little fatty. Delicious dessert- Chocolate cake with vanilla bean ice cream..We bought our own wine which was fantastic- 15.00 corking fee. I will definitely go again and soon

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zin is one of my favorite restaurants in town!

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Cathymc
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely loved being outdoors by the fire, the ambience was perfect for an early chilly evening! Had never eaten here and the menu was enormous with many options for our gluten free and vegetarian friends. Great time boating over and docking in daylight.

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Cindy
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely lunch out on the deck at Zin Bistro. The weather was perfect and the view of the lake fabulous, a much need break from the COVID craziness! My one friend really liked her Philly Cheesesteak sandwich and fries. My other friend loved the Halibut tostada...that will be my choice next time. I had the Lobster salad. The salad greens were fresh and tasty however, there was very, very little lobster on the salad.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant for a business luncheon

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vipupintheair2much
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall1food2service3ambience2

A true disappointment

We went to celebrate my wife’s birthday which they ignored. Why write on the reservation if one is going to ignore it.

We decided to share their baked fish special. My wife asked if it was spicy. The waitress said they could make it without the spice and put the spice(Sauce) on the side. It was still way to spicy... for me. My wife enjoyed it.

The service was adequate but it seemed as if they were only going thru the motion.

They could have done so much better.

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Rjzayda
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I was disappointed with the quality of the food. Sand-dabs were tough. Dessert: ice cream filled with ice chips.
Service was good.

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DianaL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant right next to the lake. The food was exquisite. The service excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch on Sunday. We will be adding this restaurant to our list of favorites.

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vipMisslaw27
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasting in preparation for a baby shower that will be held there in December. The food and service were amazing and my niece is so excited to have her event at Zin (we appreciate the hand sanitizer on each table and all the safe guards taken by staff). Jaymie our server was lovely. Zin is a neighborhood gem!

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vipDDDM
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent menu and well executed. The waiter had an attitude and just wasn’t nice - but he took good care of us and all was accurate. No reason to for him to be pompous and carry that attitude as if he was in a stuffy Beverly Hills restaurant. Otherwise, great dinner!

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vipDaisy
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Entertainment was great as well as the food! We frequent this restaurant often!

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vipDaisy
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Service was slow. Otherwise, the food was good!

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vipRandi
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always.....great!!

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vipStephenT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice setting - great food

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vipMarti
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great as usual. Chilean sea bass was sautéed with a delicious butter sauce with tomato chunks.

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vipTimothyA
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very enjoyable. Great location. Good and diverse menu. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Poorly managed. Food was great, waitress was great. Supporting service staff was gruff and not friendly

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vipJimP
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Our server Jamie was friendly and attentive. The food was excellent. Our experience, as usual, was superb.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Ambiance and service was good, food was poor, especially for the price.

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vipGidP
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Started off having to wait 35mins for our reservation. What’s a reservation for if you have to wait so long for it?
It was a busy evening but that’s never an excuse for poor service, restaurants that are generally busy should know how to staff appropriately to give their dinners a good experience. The wait for service was too long and during dinner no one came to check on us - shame, I wanted a second glass of wine.
The medium rare steak we asked for came out medium well and the Halibut was very dry. For these prices I would expect better cuisine.
I imagine that this place is better during the week. I wouldn’t recommend going here on weekends.

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vipDanS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Too expensive, average service food was ok, not great

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Patron
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Got to the restaurant on time waited while 2 girls at the front desk were gossiping. Finally was seated, not close to the water where I had asked. They brought us to a table with 2 seats, not 3 so we waited until they set up the other place. Ordered an appetizer, asked for a spoon, after a few minutes no one came back, asked another person for a spoon - again, no one showed up. Got our dinner. It was fine, nothing special. This was a special occasion, so I was looking for something really good. After we had finished, I asked to have the rest of my dinner wrapped up, everything except the rice. When I got my Togo box back they put the rice in it. Then I got the bill, 18% gratuity added. No mention of this beforehand and I honestly wouldn’t have mined if the service was good.
Social distancing protocols were followed.

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MichaelH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location right by the lake. Very nice being able to relax and watch Canadian geese and other birds in the water. It was not crowded even though we did make an on-line reservation just in case. Our service was excellent and all Covid precautions were taken by the staff and the restaurant. Tables were a nice distance from each other. We just had appetizers and the fried pickles were great as well as the fried calamari and shrimp. We would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience5

They forgot our appetizers and I had to remind them twice. From cutlery to drink orders everything had to be asked twice for it to come to the table. Took exactly an hour to get our food. They comped the appetizers but honestly I’ll pay for my own food... what I need is professional service at this price point.

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vipBond007
Los Angeles
136 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A Sunday afternoon late lunch with lake view and beautiful weather. Food and service were good and the view great as usual. The hostess seemed inattentive and in a bad mood, but we just ignored that aspect of our lunch😁

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vipLACA4ME
Los Angeles
88 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful location, great service, good food and a reasonably priced wine list...what could be better? Zin Bistro offers a wonderful Sunday Brunch/lunch menu as extensive as you could ever imagine. They also have all you can drink Mimosas for, as I recall, $16. All the safety precautions you'd want, I highly recommend Zin Bistro.

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vipMisslaw27
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love eating at Zin! The food and service are fantastic and the setting by the lake is picturesque.

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AnaA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We made a reservation for 7:15 got to our table at 8. you could've just gave us table at 8

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience5

We were seated an hour after our reservation time. It was very crowded and social distancing was non existent. We were a party of 4 (2 couples) and each of us were charged for the entire check and had to request that was corrected. In no rush to rerun to this restaurant.

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JimF
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice table just inside that looked towards lake and sun setting while live music played outside. Staff was friendly. Great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I would like to give them no stars. I booked the place for a special occasion. Unfortunately we were seated someplace away from the actual restaurant seating. How can that table be special and romantic, my husband and I left.

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Zin Bistro Americana offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 865-0095.

Zin Bistro Americana is rated 4.4 stars by 1197 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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