Zin Bistro Americana

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$30 and under
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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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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a beautiful experience. The Chilean sea bass was pricey but so worth it. Everything was fabulous

OT
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Justin and the rest of the staff is what keeps us coming back. Food is great. Views are awesome.

CK
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful to be right on the beautiful lake. Starting with the extra soft bread and perfectly flavored basil olive oil, everything tasted wonderful. The staff was very kind and focused on giving our dinner the feeling of a special night. Loved the wine they recommended. We can't wait to be back.

O
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Food was as always great the service was not up to zen standards ordered wine withmeal had to get u and locate the server unable to do so another server took care of the wine .came time for desert ordered the Apple tartan (aware of the time to prepare this item ) however once again had to locate the server and when the desert arrived it was luk warm we will be back and feel this was a off nite

D
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with good friends from out of town. We love this restaurant. The food is always good, the view and service never disappoints.

OT
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience4

Overall I’m disappointed. We came for brunch because we always had a good dinner experience here. I specifically asked if my selection had any peppers in it and was assured by the waitress that it did not. When my food came out it was completely stuffed with peppers. I could not eat it! I also couldn’t find our waitress to let her know and I had to go inside and find another staff member to request replacement food. I find it unacceptable that when someone asks specifically whether an ingredient is in the food and is told it isn’t and then it arrives seeming like extra was added and the server doesn’t even come back to check. I will not be coming back.

FD
Palm Springs
347 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ALWAYS delighted to return. Gracious service, interesting menu, always delights guests. Mindy treats everyone like a VIP!

LV
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The sea bass was so yummy!!! Our server was really friendly and the place was nice and fun with live music

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and delicious

LS
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Presentation, quality and flavor. Service also very good.

M
Los Angeles
83 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

One of the prettiest places off the 101. On the lake it like taking a vacation. Food is very good the menu has lots of choices

DK
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent- great food and service

D
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First time here...they were great. Food was great. Lake is great! Prices are somewhat reasonable since the food is really good.

DB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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r
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had dinner with a group of 8. The setting on the lake is outstanding. The food and service were very good. Only 1 comment - I ordered a glass of wine and the waitress came back and said they didn't carry that kind of wine. So I had to show her the menu where the wine was listed. It was a little annoying and delayed my getting the wine.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The Zin setting is absolutely lovely! The hostess was charming and our table was available immediately. The two unfortunate things were a horribly wobbly table and they didn’t have our choice of appetizer. However, my scallops were sensational and my husband loved his filet. They presented a yummy creme brûlée to kindly help us celebrate our anniversary and we appreciated their warm environment. I look forward to returning with friends from out of town and making Zin Americana one of our go-to restaurants. Thank you Zin!

L
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was not the first time that we ate at this restaurant but it is one of our favorite places to go to. The food is great and the portions are extremely large. I ordered the cioppino and there was enough leftover for me to have it for dinner the next day. My husband ordered the chicken cordon bleu and he had enough leftover for the next day's dinner also. The restaurant is on the lake so it is really pretty. You can sit inside or outside. A lot of seafood dishes but plenty of other choices for those who don't like seafood. They have a full bar and our server was terrific. We will definitely go back again.

L
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I've eaten at Zin several times, but this was the first time I was very, very disappointed. I brought friends in, sat at a Lakeside table. A server spilled water & ice on our table and didn't clean it up. My friend ordered the calamari, and it was soggy. We ordered a Wedge split 3 ways, and they brought is WHOLE, on 1 plate. My friends will never go back. It was sad because I was so looking forward to a fine dining evening at one of my favorite restaurants.

JL
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience3

When the weather is right, we love to go to Zin. The food and drink were great but a bit pricey. The waitress was nice but not informed in some respects. Still, we shall return!

DD
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

We thought we could have used a little more attention, like filling up our water glasses. We were the only ones in the restaurant. The waitress was nice.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall1food4service3ambience2

The price it’s too much
The price it’s too much
The price it’s too much

a
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a friendly or romantic dinner. Nice views of the lake, and sunset. Great food, very abundant and well presented. Reasonable drink pricing. Good selection of wines and cocktails.

Live music can't be heard form the patio....

D
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a great experience our only complaint which was minor was the server was very busy and we thought we were getting enough attention but no one made any complaints and it was a wonderful evening

OP
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We dine at this restaurant fairly frequently
It is a beautiful setting and the food is very good Salads excellent! It was a bit noisy as there were 2 parties celebrating Birthdays total 12 women and one man
(he was outnumbered😉)
Love the Travelzoo deals
Service was great

JB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! The lunch menu has wonderfully healthful options alongside craving-crusher delights! The bartender mixes the best drinks for a relaxing luncheon by the water. The service is outstanding! It's my Go To Place when I'm in the area!

KK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious is an overused word; however, this place certainly delivers. The wasabi pea crusted tuna and Kobe burger were perfect, as was the comfortable romance of seating waterside while receiving outstanding service from the moment we walked in. Enjoy, we did!

A
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Service was so so. Ordered seafood tower. Served on a too small a platter that soaked the table as the ice melted. Seafood was also so so. The restaurant is on a small lake with an astounding view. Live music was perfect for the venue.

l
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Zin several times . I live in Malibu so I have to like a restaurant to travel "over the hill" to patronize a restaurant. Zin has always been good and it is very relaxing to sit on the lake and watch the ducks and small boats. We both had the Ahi and it was OUTSTANDING. The best fish I have had in decades. I highly recommend ZIN.

RB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The sea bass was outstanding. I can't remember what my daughter had but she said it was too salty.
I love seasoned steamed artichokes, BUT not here! I tried to teach them, but they wouldn't listen. Great bartender. They serve a great wedge salad. Lots of good stuff on it. All around the food was good to great (except the artichokes).

RG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Thumbs up: Ambiance, service
Food: Fine, not noteworthy
I will return to this restaurant when seeking a lakeside experience.

A
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This It’s my Shangri-La. It’s a great meditative place to get away from it all beautiful setting you could be in Europe.
The staff are excellent warm and welcoming.

NB
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The minute I sat down on the patio I could feel the stress melt away. The sunset on the water of Westlake was sparkling. It’s my favorite place to meet a dear friend for dinner. The food is always good but it’s the location that really shines.

WR
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I would say it is somewhat overpriced with respect to the food, which I thought was not the quality and value for this level of restaurant. Service (waitress) was very good; busboy spilled something cleaning the table. Recommendation would be: nice pleasant location and view, but menu items are overpriced.

D
Los Angeles
77 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The views are spectacular right on the lake. Ambiance is great. Service was adequate this time but not as great as usual. Food was pretty good. All in all a great place to eat and spend a relaxed evening by the lake

C
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent. I had scallops with a delicious risotto while my wife had the macadamia crusted halibut-also delicious. The service, while friendly and polite, was very slow. Fortunately, we had a great view of the lake and fould watch the sunset while we waited very long timesfor our drinks and food to arrive.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Asked for a table near the railing. Was told we could not have one because we were a party of 2. Watched two other parties of 2 get seated next to railing within 10 minutes. Guess they were much better looking than us

LM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our very favorite restaurant. Have never had a bad experience dining there! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys fine dining with an excellent view and ambiance!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Gorgeous lakeside outdoor dining with great food & service!

MD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at Zin Bistro Americana.
Superb ambiance, attentive service, and delicious array of food.
Looking forward to returning real soon.

B
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view and ambiance are wonderful, as is the food. My husband raved about the calamari and onion rings. The lamb lollipops were the perfect meal for me.

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