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Zin American Bistro

198 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6356
+1 760-322-6300
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (18 reviews)
“sand dabs” (17 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
198 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6356
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Like many of the restaurants in Palm Springs they provide outdoor seating with many tables excellent for people watching. We've had a number of opportunities dine here between brunch, lunch and dinner and have not been disappointed! A couple of menu items to consider is...More

Thank TravelInnMan1984
Zin1ps, Owner at Zin American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the nice review! We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a beautiful day in Palm springs we needed a break for lunch. While walking downtown we spotted this inviting place. Very good food and atmosphere added to the experience.

Thank dollarstreacher
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is right on the strip with a good menu. We had the restaurant week menu which was extremely good. However our server was miserable and disinterested. The next table was served by a guy named Arron and the contrast was startling. Hence, we...More

Thank intrepidexplorersid
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Eat outdoors and see all the people walking on the main street. Service is fantastic and the Fried Chicken is their speciality. Great with large groups and a real Palm Springs feel.

Thank Michael2141
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fried chicken was not crispy, kind of soggy breaking. Very small filet mignon. Hanger steak was just average quality beef and had too much sauce. Appetizer calamari also just average. The most delicious part of the meal was the warm bread.

Thank Kim M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a late dinner here, stopping by just because every place was packed. Hostess was really attentive and helpful. Place is right on a busy intersection, so it's noisy. However is great people watching. Had Zin bites for appetizers and loved then, try them....More

Thank jorgito715
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great brunch here, the menu is open all morning and early afternoon for brunch or lunch. David, our waiter, was amazing. The bottomless mimosas are a great deal! The food was awesome. We all enjoyed the eats from the French toast, bacon...More

Thank cbun08
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We ate at this venue several times last year and couldn't wait to revisit it, but were slightly disappointed. Food was good, Sand Dabs particularly delicious, but service at the table was a bit on the impersonal side, and not at all what we were...More

Thank Mike_Kwasniak
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Nothing was remarkably good, but no complains. It is a great location in downtown, good combination of an open space to the street with a cozy atmosphere.

Thank paulo s
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

I've been a big fan and eat here whenever we vacation in PS (just once or twice a year). Tonight's food was good or great. My "issue" was with service. Hostess would not take a booking as she had a big party coming in. OK....More

Thank Mark B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
10:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
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
  • E-mail
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 - Cl (4:30 -
6:30 TH, FR, SAT) 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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