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About Zin Bistro Americana

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.

32131 Lindero Cyn Rd. #111
Westlake Village, CA 91361
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm Dinner: Monday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Lakeview Canyon Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(818) 865-0095

Website:
http://www.zinwestlake.com/

Entertainment:
An eclectic mix of music personally mixed for our restaurant

Parking Details:
We offer complimentary valet at lunch. There is ample valet and self parking available at dinner.

Executive Chef:
Roberto Leyva, Exec. Chef / Rouz Yazdanyar, Owner

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Zin Bistro Americana Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

4.2

ambience

4.6

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (26)
Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
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Romantic (14)
Special Occasion (13)
Good for a Date (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Casual (5)
Live Music (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Authentic (4)
Bar Seating (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 2 days ago

We cane to Zin’s To celebrate my mom’s birthday. She loves to be at Zin’s on Fridays with the live music which we really enjoyed. Our server was not up to par. We rarely saw him. Our reservation was at 7:00 and he didn’t bother to take our dinner order until 8:30. Our tableside ahi tuna (nice touch being tableside) was made the exact opposite of the way we ordered it. When they came back to remake it, the food server was disgruntled and unfriendly. The food was delicious and they brought my mom a delicious bday dessert that we enjoyed. We purchased a $200 Groupon to use for dinner and our bill came to $175 so I ordered a dinner to go to use up the certificate. We waited and waited for it and the waiter never brought it. I went to the bar to find IT had been waiting there for me. The best part was on the way out the waiter caught me at the door to make sure we left a cash tip on the table. Super classless. That left a really bad taste in all of our mouths. So overall great ambiance and tasty food but bad service by the two servers that waited on us.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Great view with great tasting food. View of the lake is awesome. Pretty good wine list

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Overall the experience was great. Seating was perfect, my filet mignon was cooked perfectly, and our server was friendly and personable. Highly recommend.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Place was lovely being on the lake. Staff very nice and attentive. Food very good as well.
Only complaint would be that they did not course it out very well at all. We ordered an app to just throw in and start and said we'd wait to order properly; waitress was very amenable.
We then ordered a soup and salad to start and to mains. The mains came when we were still only half way through the starters. Waitress was so nice I felt bad to send the mains back to be coursed out properly. So, we just ate it all one after the after which left us stuffed and was the only dampner on the meal experience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Everything was delicious! We had the burrata bruschetta, fish and chips, and the crispy turkey wrap - all of which were AMAZING. I would highly recommend for great food and an even better view!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great food on the lake amazing fiew

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was amazing! The atmosphere was great, We sat on the patio overlooking the lake. The wait staff was courteous and friendly, attentive without being overbearing! I had a great experience!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Waterfront, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Made reservation through OPEN TABLE, for 2 at 1;30pm lunch.
We arrive ON TIME and the place has 2-3 tables with people eating.
Stood in the entry for a Host / Hostess......Nothing.
Continued to stand there, then finally after 2-3 minutes we saw across the dining area 2 servers, (they both looked in our direction) Neither one said anything to us.
We both kind of stood there looking at each other thinking WTF just happened?
Again, we continued standing there for about another minute or so and then decided to get the hell out of this crappy restaurant (ZIN BISTRO AMERICANA) and go next door to another restaurant.
ZIN BISTRO AMERICANA GETS A BIG FAT "ZIN" ZERO RATING!!

EAT AT THE RESTAURANT NEXT DOOR!!
Where we were greeted, seated and had an awesome lunch.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were happy to sit outside. Inside was much too noisy to have a conversation. Food and service was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Waterfront
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Go here for drinks and the view of the lake. Quite serene. You may feel like you are on vacation.
Eat elsewhere.
Blackened fish served dripping in oil. Not edible. Sent back to the kitchen. Per server's suggestion requested the fish to be grilled only.
Fish returned .....dripping in oil/butter? Unable to eat, again.
Tuna appetizer served in cloying sweet sauce-not expected and not tasty.
Have been dining here since it opened. The food used to be extraordinary. Seems like management doesn't care about the food it now serves.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great local place for very good food and ambiance. Varied menu, great views and nice crowd make this an enjoyable place for dinner

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I was SO impressed with the service AND the food. I would highly recommend! We will definitely be back!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Overall food is good but need more lobster & less potatoes in the lobster pot pie.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our first time dining there. When I made the reservation online I let them know that it was our wedding anniversary. Soon after we sat down our waitress brought us two glasses of champagne and wished us happy anniversary from the restaurant. Nice touch. She also happily used our phones to take photos of us at sunset. We will certainly return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 25, 2017

VERY overpriced bland food. Noisy football night too. The menu sounded so good too. But the execution of the meals was very poor. Lobster and Crab Potpie sounds delectable. Two of us ordered it and couldn't, between us, find a piece of crab or lobster. But plenty of big chunks of potatoes and a grainy creme sauce with zero flavors. They can charge because of the view. Our server, on the other hand, was perfect. We asked about the boats in the lake and were told that we could have our meal on the boat for an additional $200. Really? It cost $200 for 4 of us and we didn't even finish our meals.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

The service was great! Our waitress was very pleasant and attentive.

Tags: Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 24, 2017

I love this restaurant. The views and ambience is fabulous. I tried the lamb this time and wasn't very impressed. Had to send it back way over cooked then it returned way undercooked. I will go back to their fabulous fish dishes.

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Good food good service and beautiful view!

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Very disappointing! Food was mediocre to say the least.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

I took my boyfriend here for his birthday. I was hoping for a nice romantic evening. Our server was nice, however my boyfriend ordered an Old Fashioned to drink and when it came it was carbonated. When we asked the server about this his response is that's the original way of making it (which google agrees is a lie). Next my boyfriend ordered a steak cooked rare and I ordered the miso cod. When our food cam the steak was fully cooked through and my fish was so fishy I had a hard time getting the taste out of my mouth. Feeling very uncomfortable about this whole experience we told our waiter and both ordered different entrees. The manager then came over to our table, not to apologize, but instead to tell us that the steak was cooked medium rare plus which is how they do all of their steaks!?! What does that even mean!?? That is a made up scale that the server should have told us about when we ordered the steak cooked rare. All in all this was a terrible experience and I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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·Dined on August 30, 2017

The patio area has a lovely view and the service was very good, friendly and well timed. Unfortunately the food was mediocre at best. The salad dressing was basically colored syrup, tuna tartare was very heavily seasoned (always a little questionable when "tartare" is served like a large portion of ground "spicy tuna"--it makes me wondering what they are trying to mask), and the other dishes were fine but nothing worth mentioning in the way of being delicious. I recommend the place only for the view and friendly service.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We've been here many times and it is always great. Outside on the lake is beautiful, especially as the sun goes down. Great staff, big menu and excellent food. Highly reccommended

Tags: Waterfront, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Everything was wonderful. The food the people the service!! Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2017

After 35 minutes waiting for food, we cancelled our order. kitchen overwhelmed. would not returnz

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere by the lake. Elegant yet friendly Live entertainment was awesome

Tags: Good for a Date, Spicy, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 15, 2017

Food is great but of course $$$, service is fantastic, scenic view is awesome.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I love this restaurant and the food is always fabulous. We had seafood salad and salmon salad and it was really good. Our waiter fabulous and took care of us and we never had to wait for anything not even water refills.

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·Dined on August 9, 2017

Food was good, service was a little slow. We went on a weekday that was slow. It took 15 minutes to get a server to come to our table.

Tags: Waterfront, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Delicious food, gorgeous view of the lake, and wonderful service!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Waterfront, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had perfect weather, a perfect table viewing the lake, and a great meal. Everyone was pleased with their order. I had the Chicken Fried Lobster, something I had never tried before. It was very yummy! Couldn't pass up the deserts either! If you're into chocolate get the cake it's amazing. I had the Apple Tarte with ice cream. It was very light and I would definitely have it again!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food mediocre at best. Service not much better. "Special
Halibut" was dry and definitely not cooked to my order of grilled. Tasted like it was baked earlier that day and reheated. Ratatouille swimming in a disgusting tomato sauce. I would've complained to the server but she was nowhere to be found. Noticed owner busy visiting with friends at next table. Perhaps he should spend more time in his kitchen. Beautiful location that needs a great restaurant.
Second bad experience. I will never go back.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great food, but don't expect to get good service here! Everything is great here (food, view, value), except for the service.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Just a nice quiet lunch with great views of the lake. Both the service and the food were, as always, great!!!!!

Tags: People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Have dined in this restaurant many times. Beautiful sunset view over the lake and nice food. Overall, a nice experience. Our server was especially attentive tonight.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Always enjoy Zen. It is our first choice when we want a nice dinner with an amazing view.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Great local restaurant on the lake. Beautiful views with the ducks going by...Dock outside for those on the lake.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Much too pricey. The food is average so we won't be returning

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food, great view of the lake, live music, great atmosphere. We loved it here!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Live Music, Romantic, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We had the Seafood Salad, delicious!! The service was excellent and we will be coming back. Dry soon !!

Tags: Cozy, Waterfront, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Scenic View
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·Dined on July 3, 2017

Lovely view and patio. The menu sounds inspired but the food is disappointing. Service was top notch.

Tags: Scenic View, Waterfront
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