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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4.4
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l
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our Dad for his 80th birthday and it was a wonderful meal and experience. We’ll definitely go back again.

OT
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!!

KL
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time - was not disappointed at all.... the ambience was calm & peaceful. Our server 110% best customer service. And the food was amazing - the cook must really love his job!!! The food was to die for - Also VERY romantic, clean & classy! This place takes pride in every aspect of there restaurant.... Thank you for the extraordinary service!!!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service, and food.

F
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Christmas Eve. Everything was fabulous. We were warmly welcomed, our reservation acknowledged, and we were seated immediately in a lushly comfortable, spacious, and quiet corner booth. Service was attentive and friendly without overdoing it, the food scrumptious and plentiful. A truly A++ experience.

CC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food has gone downhill and the drinks were terrible. Prices were way too high for the quality and location. We will not be back.

D
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and the Ambience is wonderful . Drinks are made to perfection

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. Wanted a specialized meal that they were nice about preparing . Food was excellent.

GP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was a disaster. We made a reservation for brunch on Open Table for 10 am Sunday. We arrived and they were “open” but nowhere near ready. The server hadn’t arrived yet. There were chairs on tables. There were dirty dishes in the waiting area from the night before. Nevertheless they assured us we’d be seated and served. Then everyone disappeared. My wife and I sat there until 10:20 without seeing another person, then got up and left. No one noticed. Avoid this place with everything at your disposal. A total joke.

JS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

On a December Saturday night outside heaters not working, out of propane. Everyone was seated inside. We were adjacent to the bar. With the music we had to shout to each other. Server was neglecting us. Ordered two Zin burgers medium and medium rare, came out completely well done. Split the check on two cards, one card had half, the other card had the full amount. Meh experience. Not going back anytime soon.

B
Los Angeles
118 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Have dined here multiple times. Nice restaurant and nice views of the lake. Good food and normally good service. However, this time our waiter was hurried and sloppy - no finesse. Anyway, this is a good restaurant for any occasion.

LM
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants- always a pleasure!

M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

D
Los Angeles
81 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

My son and his girlfriend came to town and we had a relaxing breakfast by the lake. The views and the food were great. Service was ok but not as expedited as we anticipated given that it wasn’t that busy. But everything else was pretty great.

DM
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love love love Zin Bistro. The food is always superb and the view is wonderful and relaxing. I highly recommend Zin

T
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sat outside by the fire pit which was cozy on a chilly night. The waiter was excellent. The food was good but lacked creativity. For example I had chicken fried lobster which sounded more interesting than it was. It came with wilted spinach with maybe a hint of garlic? Pretty plain. The mashed potatoes were totally uninspired. I have never seen my husband go after desert as aggressively as he did the creme brulee! We stayed to listen to the live music. They were really good and that was pleasant. Just a little more effort with the side dishes and it would be five stars all the way.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
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
16 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
16 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
383 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
85 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
60 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
23 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
64 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

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