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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
Closed now
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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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good flavour to the Roasted Beed Salad, however was a little surprised that there was no lettuce! I misunderstood the meal description when reading the menu item which came under the salad heading. Disappointed at the portion size for $15. We also had the steamed muscles in white wine. The flavours were ok, but not special, unfortunately two of the... More 

Thank shilo44
Bakersfield, California, United States
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this gem on accident. We were just walking the streets of downtown Palm Springs and we found ourselves out in front of the Zin American Bistro. We were there around 11 am so brunch was an option. I went with the 2 course pre fix items on the menu. I went with this because there were so... More 

Thank Barry H
Mount Vernon
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate outdoors at Zin and each had steak - hangar and filet - both were delicious and cooked perfectly. The service was terrific - strongly recommend this place!

Thank Mary G
Buhl, Idaho
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102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at Zin for the third year in a row and were pleased, as always, with our meal. Our waiter was friendly, attentive, and helpful; our food and cocktails were delicious; and the patio seating was comfortable even though the evening was chilly. My husband and I shared a wedge salad, which was the perfect size when split, and... More 

Thank Janetinbuhl
Palm Springs, California
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89 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not been to Zin American Bistro in several years and decided to give it another try. We were very pleased. The hostess was professional and friendly conveying the feeling that we were being invited into her home. The atmosphere is wonderful right on Palm Springs' main street--North Palm Canyon. There is both indoor and outdoor seating. We sat... More 

Thank Lew B
Las Vegas, Nevada
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't have reservations but they had two seats at the bar so we went in. Bartender was great and they had a full menu so we ordered and had a great meal. Wine prices reasonable, food very good, and the service was great. Lovely experience.

Thank jimmy w
Jarrettsville, Maryland
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111 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a wonderful afternoon here, great attentive service, tasty bottomless mimosa (the bloody Mary's not the best) nice menu with all fresh ingredients and healthy portions, the eggs benedict were beyond yummy as was the chicken salad with house dressing. We did not feel hurried and enjoyed the fantastic people watching on this busy corner of PS

Thank bobcat1967
Commerce Township, Michigan
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was prompt and courteous throughout the evening. The menu was far more limited than many other restaurants that we have patronized in Palm Springs, e.g., only one fish dish --- salmon, which I ordered and which was under-cooked. A pureed mushroom and truffle oil soup that was not as good as expected and a "wedge" salad that was... More 

Thank marco48390
London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were greeted warmly. The waiter was great. He explained everything perfectly on the menu. The food was of good quality. The service was second to none. Don't miss out.

Thank Jcbe15

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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
USD 15 - USD 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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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