Zin Bistro Americana

4.2
1452 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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4.5
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SalamS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
44 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
3 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
15 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!

JJ
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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GSDR2015
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great restaurant and we wish there were more like this. Consistent and great service - not just good, but waiters here are pros. Cant beat the scenery as the lake never disappoints. Cocktails are great as well.

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vipMfoodie
Los Angeles
100 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great. My favorite is the Wasabi crusted Ahi Tuna. I love being on the water, it feels like I'm on vacation

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Warren
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was hot outside for our Tuesday evening dinner 9/21 with our east coast relatives. I just discovered the restaurant when my friend of 59 years suggested lunch there. Your staff did a great job of shielding the setting sun with umbrellas. You did a truly outstanding job of splitting salads for us to enjoy. My rare NY steak was cooked perfectly with a great sauce. We brought our own wine and your staff immediately brought an ice bucket. Our attractive blond waitress was attentive, she also served my friend and I for lunch on the 18th. I was say it was one of the best meals I have had in quite a while, 10 out of 10. Congrats
Warren Nelson
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Great
Palm Springs
18 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food as usual.

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viplaladiner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

At this point I will never return to this restaurant. They are full of excuses. I made a reservation over 6 weeks ago. It just doesn’t matter to them at all. We waited and waited. They ended up setting up a table ( which was supposed to be waterfront) next to a building and a ways back from the water. We were sat with only a fork at each persons place setting. No water for 10 minutes; had to wait at least 20 minutes for drinks; had to ask and remind the waiter to bring knives etc. Everyone had excuses and over $700 later I was convinced it was a huge mistake to go there.

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YasminJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

The food was a bit tasteless . It was bit disappointing for the price level

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DaleM
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Nice patio on the lake, but all the other pieces fell short. First, there is NO social distancing & NO masks in a very crowded dining-bar area. The band doing cover songs added to the overcrowding, with many patrons having one-to-many. The service was satisfactory. The food was very average — the salad greens were a day too old, the Ahi tuna was pre-prepared from a provisioner, and the coconut shrimp was also provisioner prepared & over cooked.

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lovedeliciousfood
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We sat outside for a comfortable lunch. The view of the lake and hills transported me out of the "city" into a more rural atmosphere. Watching kids try to cat a fish [only to put it back], seniors walking their dogs, and just "folks" walking for pleasure helped enforce the feelings of calm. If you have a job or life that feel like a rush from one thing to the next, take time to enjoy even an hour here.
Food was very good; I had the lamb and my friend the fish and chips. Both were well cooked and very tasty.
I'll definitely be back.

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johns
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Good only fair-our lobster chowder was Luke warm, service adequate but not warm & welcoming!!

SG
vipSyndyG
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This restaurant is so inconsistent..one out of every 10 times going here it’s good and the service is as well..last night, not so much..ordered salads and entree and the entree comes and when we’re done with it they bring the salad..no one checked on us to see how we were doing..

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vipKate
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The more we go, the more we appreciate the staff, environment, and deliciousness of Zin.

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vipbella
Los Angeles
65 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

The location is beautiful. The menu is varied. We ordered fish which was excellent and the portions were extremely generous.
We had their Chocolate Cake by Death (something like that) which was also very, very good.
The only drawback was the service. Extremely slow. Had to wait for a cup of coffee, and no one came to offer a refill.

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vipDinaB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Bad service

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vipSyndyG
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t ordinarily like this restaurant, but because it’s on the lake that’s why I go..tonight was an exception with a great waiter and great food too..

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ZaraM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

The server we had for dinner had absolutely no personality, we felt uncomfortable like he wants to finish his shift and leave. such a beautiful place but too bad service was not good , kinda sad because I brought my good friend for her birthday and just felt we were a bother to our server .

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RaymondG
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The atmosphere was very good. We did have some minor issues with our gentleman server but other wise ok.
Over all this was a good place to eat and we will return in the near future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall great experience. We really enjoy the patio seating.

JC
JeffC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Asked for a water view table and the girl seating us said “that isn’t possible at this time”. Several were open.

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vipbusylunch
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of the lake while you enjoy a fabulous meal. Excellent service to top it off.

CJ
vipCarrieJ
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and beautiful view of the lake.

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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 1452 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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