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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” (19 reviews)
“sand dabs” (17 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 21:30All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
198 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6356
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice rustic interior, great patio seating on warmer nights, and a waiting staff that was super-friendly every time. The menu features some really nice dishes, inspired sides and thoughtful use of sauces etc. Great wine list, and really good guidance on finding a decent, reasonable...More

Thank consensusworks
Zin1ps, Owner at Zin American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the very nice review. We just won our 3rd Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence and have a lot to choose from and I'm really glad your server pointed a few extra good deals out for you. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice spot! I shared the adult mac and cheese and the veggie plate! It was so good! We both really enjoyed it! The service was just okay. Our actually server was a bit strange but no problems. The bus boys were great!More

Thank Samantha H
Zin1ps, Owner at Zin American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the nice review Samantha. I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner and that the bus boys were great as I think I have the best in the valley. If you'd like to elaborate on your server experience please feel free to contact me...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to stop by and enjoy great chef inspired dishes. Folks it's open everyday till 11:00 pm please stop by!!!! I had the Skirt steak salad with Roquefort dressing, and my boyfriend had a Wild Arugula Pear salad in his opinion Outstanding!!!! Must stop...More

Thank Patty T
Zin1ps, Owner at Zin American Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for the great review. Just a note that our official hours are actually open till 930 Sunday - Thursday and till 1030 Friday and Saturday but if we're busy we do stay open later so come keep us busy! ;-)

Reviewed 3 weeks 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 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 13 June 2017 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 12 June 2017 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 June 2017

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 30 May 2017 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 29 May 2017

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 28 May 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$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
Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 15:00
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
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 198 S Palm Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262-6356
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  California Desert  >  Greater Palm Springs  >  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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