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Zin American Bistro

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198 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6356 (Arenas)
+1 760-322-6300
16:30 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun 10:00 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:45
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for a light lunch. Enjoyed the Zin bites (filet mignon with cheese in a batter) and Butter lettuce salad. We tried to order the Bottomless Mimosas but apparently you need to order an entree. The service was very good. My only complaint is the menu didn't describe all the ingredients - the Zin bites didn't mention the... More 

Thank Cindy R
San Francisco, California
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped by for appetizers and a glass of wine. We had an outdoor table which was great for people watching. PS gets quite lively in the early evening. Also nice was that our dog could join us. My wife had the soup which she found very good. I ordered the calamari and beef wellington sliders. The calamari was very... More 

Thank jtull55
North Palm Springs, California
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140 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

American Cali menu, can be noisy and busy. A bit touristy, food solid and okay. Steaks and fish good choice, and yes, ok wine menu too

Thank KenSanFrancisco
Raleigh, North Carolina
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459 reviews
347 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my mud dabs (fish like flounder) was good, over rice and greens with white cream sauce. my wife's mix seafood over salad left her unsatisfied. she said it was "fair" and did not love the taste. good wine list

Thank timriordan
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just happened to walk by early around 11:45 for lunch. The outside patio had a sunny spot with some shad. Perfect for the four of us. The service was superb and all our food and drinks were perfect. The waiter made our lunch a wonderful experience! Will recommend this to all our friends.

Thank Ducks4MBR
Saint Louis, Missouri
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368 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, we ate here 3 days ago, the night of a large wind storm. As there was no outdoor seating anywhere, we tried Zin and were able to get 2 seats at the bar. We ordered 2 veggie burgers. Not very good at all. They looked like a patty you might buy in the frozen section of a grocery store,... More 

Thank Davigeta
Vancouver, Canada
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278 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It must be very difficult to run a restaurant in a tourist town, and still keep up great culinary standards. We had walked by Zin several times and one day decided to try it for lunch. We were welcomed immediately, shown to a nice little table and were fortunate to receive Gregory as our server - warm, laid back, efficient.... More 

Thank TheSchindells
Methuen, Massachusetts
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my is the Mac and Cheese delicious. Our table of four ended up taste sharing because it looked so good. We had drinks to start and they were refreshing. The Zin burger was fabulous. Check out the Zin bites. The grilled cheese and fries was also delicious. We all tried each other's food. Great wait and service staff. Highly... More 

Thank cmarsh8959
Encinitas, California
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I shared the Zin Wagyu beef burger with fries. It arrived at the table already split onto 2 separate plates--we didn't have to go through that hassle. It was a FABULOUS burger--robust beef taste, great grill flavor, and cooked as ordered. The fresh ciabatta roll it was on put it over the top. And it was reasonably... More 

Thank janoclock
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was late afternoon on a Thursday and there was a buzz in the street. We saw Zin had a happy hour and decided to pop in for a rest from pushing the wheelchair. We were greeted warmly and given a table as the bar area was a bit high. The house wine was only surpassed by the xxx rated... More 

Thank 2020Heather
Zin1ps, Owner at Zin American Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the very nice review! We are always happy to serve Happy Hour at a table for our guests in chairs even though the bar has a drop down for them. I'm glad you had a good evening experiencing a Thursday Street Fair in Palm Springs! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:45
16:30 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 21:45
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 15:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6356
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Palm Springs
  • Phone Number: +1 760-322-6300
Casual fine dining serving only the best quality natural, hormone free, sustainable products we can find. 9 time winner of the Wine Spectator Award and now the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 2 years in a row, and now winner of the Best Wine List in the Coachella Valley. Over 479 selections and priced to sell, the list is eclectic but friendly. Ask for our wine director Jason to see there's any wine specials as there are often 50% off wine nights or special wines available not on the list. Champagne Brunch Daily with a 2 course Prix Fixe Brunch/Lunch menu for $16.99. Happy Hour during lunch hours and from 4:30 - 6:30 nightly. Try the XXX Mac n' cheese or the Bacon Pork and Chorizo burger! House wines and well drinks $5 Hand crafted cocktails, Bourbons and house signature drink specials. Make reservations early and ask to sit outside on the cooled, misted patio in the summer or heated patio in the winter. People watching on Thursday nights for the street fair is the best from this patio with live music across the street.

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