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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

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

3.5

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
Waterfront (16)
Scenic View (14)
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Good for a Date (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Casual (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Romantic (8)
Live Music (7)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Authentic (4)
Business Meals (4)
Cozy (4)
Healthy (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Seasonal (3)
Tapas (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Zin was recommended to me by a friend when I inquired about a good Agoura spot to meet up with an out of town friend. We were seated on the patio and were given privacy, with very good service. Our orders were so different, but each was good. I would send anyone their way!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

Ambience was very good but food was just ok. The Barbecued short ribs were a bit tough and chewy.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Amazing outdoor facing the water Valentines dinner. Seems that there’s live entertainment daily. Plenty of parking space.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Horrible slow service

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Nice restaurant with good food and a wonderful view. Drinks are a bit pricey though.

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 (東京)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Beautiful setting right on the lake. Wonderful views and romantic ambience.
Food is consistently excellent. Love this restaurant!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The setting is so lovely and the service was excellent.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Tables with beautiful view of the lake. Extensive menu with variety for all diets restrictions. Greek salad was excellent. Service was friendly and attentive.

Tags: Cozy, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Food is always good, but I had two appetizers and a drink and it was about $60 per person....a bit pricey.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Nice atmosphere/ambience and good food. Recommend going while it’s still light outside to enjoy the views of the lake.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great restaurant! It’s upscale casual and they accommodate kids with a few simple “kid- friendly” offerings. The ambiance is excellent. The outside dining overlooks the lake- lit up and gorgeous at night! Food was excellent. Pricing was fair.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Casual, Waterfront
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Overpriced and less than remarkable
The lake is nice

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We have been to Zin numerous times, always good. Our waiter tonight was almost non existent however. Normally they are quite good.

Tags: Scenic View, Casual
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Lakeside views and ambiance enhance the delicious food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Good service at a high price

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We waited over one hour for our entrees. Staff gave us a bottle of wine to compensate, which was appreciated.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Had the cod felt is was to salty and the portion was very small. This restaurant is terribly overpriced for the quality of food they serve.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Had a wonderful time!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The Zin Bistro is a nice combination of open areas and private tables--so you can be in the middle of the bar scene or a quiet observer totally focused on your dining companion, as you wish. The menu starters are nicely plated, generously portioned--burrata and the (3) cheese plate, for examples. (The honey served with the (3) cheeses is its own delightful detail). Salads and salmon were on expectation--very nice. The ratio of busing, water service and server attention--very adequate; no waiting or wondering if you have been forgotten. Price point is reasonable for the nice area. Small detail, but fun: there are no speed bumps in the parking area!

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Going to Zin Bistro Americana was a last-minute decision, but a good one. While an exact match to the type of table we requested was not granted (given the late booking, probably not noticed until we appeared), efforts were made for a "best we can do at he moment" table, which was sufficient. Great efforts of all of the staff at every service juncture, given the rush of holiday luncheons simultaneously taking place all around us.

The food was well-presented (though I'm never pleased when a food runner arrives and asks "who ordered what," though this is common these days), and the portions were reasonably small -- which is quite refreshing. The Lobster salad was a disappointment (a bit more lobster was expected), but not at all bad. The seared Ahi salad was "just the right amount," and I was wise to ask for the sauce/drizzle to be served on the side (it was overpowering, at a minimum).

VERY professional staff, "nice" food, and a beautiful surrounding. We know what to expect when going to this restaurant, and what to expect, primarily, is an excellent staff, adequate food, and (on a beautiful day) beautiful surroundings.

Glad we went, and looking forward to going again!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We had a $200 Groupopn for four and did not use it all. Great onion rings for appitizer.
Lobster salad was outstanding (entree) also Caprese salad was a great appitizer. The sand dabs were great and I have had the sea bass before which was outstanding. Really fair prices for the quality of food. Highly recommended for a nice waterfront evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Romantic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 3, 2017

My favorite place! Food, service, drinks, and ambiance are always on point!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Healthy, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Been going to Zin for a number of years. Still thinks it's a good place for lunch, but dinner was disappointing. The Sheperds Pie was not done in a typical fashion, just had a big chunk of pastry thrown on the top like a giant piece of bread. I had the Lobster Ravioli and asked for just a small amount of sauce. It came swimming in sauce. Either the waitress wasn't paying attention or the cook didn't read her note.

All in all was not the best experience.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Lunch
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food3
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Service was outstanding! My water and iced tea glass was never empty!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We were surprised when we arrived that we would be eating a buffet meal. And then when we got the bill we were even more surprised that the food we had eaten was $55 per person!!!!!! There was no way on God's great green Earth that any of the three of us couldn't have eaten that much food, especially when the most expensive item on the "menu" was prime rib, or at least I think it was prime rib. The only seafood they had was salmon drowning in some nasty sauce! The only good parts of the night were the nice scenic view, the live jazz music (which ended shortly after we arrived), the house wine and apple martini. When I pay that price for a buffet, there should be, at a minimum, shrimp, crab claws or legs, and more than two choices of meat.

Tags: Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Seasonal
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great overall service. Thanksgiving Brunch food was average at best. Turkey and Roast were very good, but all of the sides and desert were nothing special (Mimi's Cafe boxed take hone meal was far superior). Might be better for regular lunch or dinner. Nice location on lake.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I am extremely disappointed in the Thanksgiving Brunch. The food was cold and below standards.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

What a great location, the food was pretty good, but the ambiance was even better!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 14, 2017

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 11, 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 11, 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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 (Los Angeles)·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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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Inconsistent.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 27, 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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 21, 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 18, 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 14, 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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