Zin Bistro Americana

4.2
1470 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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4.0
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4.5
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vipcarolK
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall1food3service1ambience3

AVOID this restaurant if you care about Covid precautions. No one checked for our vaccine card. Most of the staff wasn’t wearing masks. We asked our waiter to put his on—he gave us an attitude and then refused to serve us anymore. Finally a different waiter came to our table. Won’t ever be going back there again!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The hostess was incredible. We were seated at a less than desirable table. When I asked to be moved, the adorable, sweet hostess said she could move us if a party at a very desirable table didn’t show. They didn’t and she moved us and kept checking to see if everything was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Beautiful location but for thanksgiving it was overpriced and the service was terrible. We had to ask for everything from drinks to clearing our plates to flatware to the bill. No one checked on us at all during our dinner and the restaurant was half empty. I’m sad because it’s a local restaurant for us so I’m not excited to return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience5

Ambiance and service was great however for buffet dinner was way over priced. $110 per person?!

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KatyH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a very nice and relaxing birthday dinner for my husband. We really enjoyed ourselves. Would go back.

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vipComfort
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch with a friend. Food was great. Service great.

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bzbinTO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch! Special lunch menu had lots of options.

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GregA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service is great.

Just need more variety on the lunch menu (more sandwiches) and more Brunch offerings on Sunday's (waffles/scrambles/etc). Limited on those two menu's. Other than that, it's good.

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viplocal
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Always great food. They may have been understaffed. Servers were very nice trying to do their best.

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Rylie
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time my boyfriend and I came here for dinner. Couldn't speak better things about this place. The staff is incredibly friendly, clean and elegant ambience, and to top it off, the food was absolutely phenomenal

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Rfjones5150
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Excellent atmosphere on the patio. Food and service were below average. Better luck spot than fine dining experience.

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Joan
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Westlake Village has many good restaurants. But for my money there is nothing better than sitting on the lake at Zin Bisto with friends, feeling the breeze on my face, watching the boats go by and the swans, all while having a leisurely lunch or dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, best view, best drink, my favorite place

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Duke
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside overlooking lake. Perfect weather with great food and service. Highly recommend!

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KevinS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was disjointed as the restaurant appeared to be short staffed . Lobster bisque contained no lobster or anything else except for soup/bisque. Beef short ribs were excellent but were smothered with a red sauce which made no sense . Macadamia crusted halibut was only breaded with no sign of seeing or tasting the macadamia's . Wine was excellent and reasonably priced and the outdoor setting on the lake was very nice .

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ErikaE
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was excellent. We will definitely return for another meal.

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JessicaR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

We checked in for our reservation at 6:15 and sat at the bar while we waited for our table to be ready at 7. The host forgot about us and we never got seated at a table. So they pulled a high top table into the bar in an attempt to accommodate us. We didn’t get to order food as there was no server assigned to the section. So we didn’t get to eat. Just had a few drinks and left. The bartender was nice at least. The live band was fun.

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Toopie
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food - 2nd time I've had fish and chips and they were lukewarm so that's the only caveat.
Service great - love the view and will always go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner for mother's birthday. Food and service are great, and you can't beat the view!

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DianeS
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Had lobster salad for lunch, was outstanding!

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SalamS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Didn’t enjoy it. Very pricy for the quality and taste of food. I thought to give it another chance tonight but it failed again. This restaurant will be crossed out for good.

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KREXPRESS
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Went for our anniversary, they sat us outside on the sidewalk next to the bussing station with dirty dishes when I specified a table indoors. Service was incredibly slow, just for us. Another couple got there an hour after us and got all of their drinks, appetizers, and dinner before we did.

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vipteresal
Los Angeles
45 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

This is one of my fave restaurant in Westlake however Saturday night was a bit off. Two members at our table ordered the rack of lamb and they were both very charred and burnt. The Calamari came up barely warm but the Caprese was nice as usual. My seabass was very tastly and the braised short ribs was good. With that said there was a huge party of over 40 was going on so I supposed that was the reason why the food was not so appealing. The view of course is fantastic!

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GSDR2015
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great corner table with great service.

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cheried
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We have eaten lunch often at Zin and usually choose a variety of appetizers and have always had a good experience. Last night, all of the salads were good, although somewhat over dressed. The short ribs were good, but the potatoes served with them were cold, lacked flavor and did not have the cheese in them. The branzino wasn't what was expected. It was more like a filet branzino rather than the entire fish, the rice was just plain rice with no garnish or sauce. The rib eye and asparagus was cold and the meat was tough. The Chilean Sea bass was good, but served with that same boring rice. The service was very good, we were seated promptly, our waitress was attentive. I would go back during dinner hour, but stick with the appetizers.

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JamesE
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

We've eaten here many times in the food was really bad

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MichaelG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Slow service. Mediocre food. Noise from patrons, musicians and TV. Nothing edible brought to table for an hour after arrival

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Made a reservation for my family for the patio at 6 pm on Saturday Night. When we arrived, they brought me to a table inside. They said patio dining was first come. They didn’t say that on online reservations. We waited. So after awhile they put a table on the walkway and call it outside dining. It’s real nice having people real close to you walk by.
The kitchen was ridiculously slow. A snail could have been faster. The table next to us on the pathway, got up and left because they never received there meal. Food took forever.
Normally this Restaurant is Top Notch. Not this night. If you don’t have the Staff, don’t expand your seating. They need more staff!!!!

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Foodfan
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for a business lunch and the food was great; the view was great and the waiter went above and beyond to accommodate us

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Malibou
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Wonderful ambiance. I'll be back.

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vipVolgaS
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

This is the second time we go to this place and we experience terrible service. We were sitted for almost 15 minutes and noone came to take the drink or food order. The kitchen closes at 8 pm which is ridiculous. Even we ordered everything together, the food came in scattered, so we ended up not eating together. Then they inlcuded a $42 meal on our bill which we did not order. Thank God we checked the bill. I love the location buy not the service. They need to work on that piece. Don't know if I would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and the ambience are outstanding .

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MicheleE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The setting is beautiful. Our table was very nice. The food was terrible. Two of my party ordered the lobster chowder it tasted of flour but more importantly one person had a bay leaf and the other two leaves left in their serving. We had onion rings that were so soggy they were inedible. The Thai lettuce wraps tasted like chicken salad with a drizzle of sauce, not like any lettuce wrap I have ever had. The filet bites were the highlight but they were just good in comparison to everything else. One person had the bolognese and was ill after dinner. We rank this as one of the worst dinners we have ever had at a restaurant.

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Idstriker
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner. Excellent service and great food

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lovewine
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The seating by the lake was perfect for a quiet relaxed dinner especially next to the fire pit on brisk nights. The food was excellent especially the Ahi and the Halibut. The service was excellent and very attentive. A very diverse menue has something for everybody.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience5

Beautiful place and ambiance but waitress was unattentive and left us waiting for drinks and the bill for over 30 minutes. We paid on our way out the door.

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JohnR
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view! Perfect to relax and enjoy a good meal with family or friends.

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vipNonna
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I booked a table for my husband’s birthday. After waiting 20 minutes past our reservation time, they let us know their kitchen was behind, servers were complaining and it would be at least 45 minutes to MAYBE be seated. When we asked to speak with the manager, we were told they did not have one present.

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BillS
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always excellent!

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vipJJ2U
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

We sat outdoors of course but the chairs had bird crap on them. I had a salad fork that had not been washed from its last use. It still has food and sauce stuck to it. The waiter was great and did the best he could. The food was ok. The quality seems different than last visit for Mother's Day. Will likely not return.

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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 4.2 stars by 1470 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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