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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.
Westlake Village, CA 91361
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
Lakeview Canyon Rd.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
An eclectic mix of music personally mixed for our restaurant
We offer complimentary valet at lunch. There is ample valet and self parking available at dinner.
Roberto Leyva, Exec. Chef / Rouz Yazdanyar, Owner
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
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.
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.
Go here for drinks and the view of the lake. Quite serene. You may feel like you are on vacation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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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