Zin Bistro Americana

4.2
1486 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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Khat
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The host was very polite. Our table was in a nice spot. The appetisers (Angus steak filets and lettuce wraps) were DELICIOUS! Initially the waitress came by twice to take our order, but we had been chatting so she came back a third time. When our main course arrived, the server did not realize they were spilling the sauce from my pasta. We tried to alert him, but he just set the plate down and left. I ordered the fettuccini alfredo and my colleague ordered the cordon bleu. My pasta was bland, extremely runny, and disappointing- as the appetisers were sensational. The waitress did not come by for another 20 minutes, so I snacked on the bread and yummy pesto dip. It was not busy and the waitress had 3 tables. For the sake of time, I ordered their roasted corn soup- worse soup I have ever had, and I LOVE soup. My colleague liked their cordon bleu. The main dish and the waitress are why the numbers fell short. I’d recommend this place, but maybe for happy hour and appetisers.

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BobbiH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night and the service was fantastic. The drinks were amazing, but they do need to update their website.

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MichaelG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always tasty cocktails and always had a great meal. Amazing lake front view. Perfect date night!

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KarinaP
1 review
Dined on 14 January 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I saw moderate for noise level but it wasn’t loud. They had a nice jazz band playing and a lady singing and it was very nice. It added to the ambiance in such a positive way. Great place!

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vipFabiD
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Great view and good food overall, but bad service. We will not be going to this restaurant again.

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vipKnack4snacks
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I suppose one way of describing the noise level would be "energetic." I think another, more accurate way would be "so loud inside that you could not have a conversation with others at your table unless you virtually screamed at them."

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vipDawn
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Since the 'reopening' here in California, most of the restaurant service has been sub par. I understand, trouble getting help. The staff here would rather be somewhere else. No warm greeting when we arrived..and we had a reservation, place was fairly empty,, two or three different people tending to the tables, lacked consistency. We thought we had one person waiting on us and another one brought the for, then a third one showed up after that one to get us coffee. I understand the tag team concept...please explain up front.

Food was not bad.not great. OK. The great thing was that they were willing to remove the fish off the salad for a vegetarian in our party.

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will
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

New year’s eve Party
Very good ambiance
Service not quick but it was a special diner.
We appreciate the sets of accessories for new year’s party.

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vipLuvgoodfood
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to meet friend here for lunch or dinner. Excellent service, gorgeous ambiance and delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The food was just ok and the service was very mediocre. We’ve been going there for years and it seems like their prices keep going higher and the service keeps getting worse. Our food was not cooked properly. Will probably not go back for a long time.

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Doug
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner was very nice. I would definitely return. That said, the filet was undercooked and the “lava cake” was just a chocolate cake. I think we received the wrong dessert. But allowing for packed Christmas dinner, the party enjoyed dinner and will return. Food was delicious, fun crowd. Great wine.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Disappointed! I was sitting eating our dinner on Christmas Eve and a bus boy came and took out heat lamp without asking and gave it to another table…… our server had an attitude the whole night no matter how nice we were to her we could hear everyone say she had an attitude and was mean! Terrible we spent $300 for a whole lot of disappointment NEVER AGAIN Zin Bistro should have gone to The Landing next door where everyone is nice and friendly!

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viphwjunkie
Los Angeles
48 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for Christmas Eve, the food was delicious! The service was spot on. We've been here many times and will definitely come back soon.

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jayd
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a great time at Zin Bistro! The food was fabulous and we enjoyed the beautiful Christmas lights around the lake.

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ElliotM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice food and beautiful setting.

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vipDarrenS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Dined here a number of times. Food and service is normally very good and I like the vibrant atmosphere. This time it was just okay. Was very busy due to time of year and it was reflected in the food quality and service. Waitress was efficient but let down by kitchen. Half of the appetizers arrived before the rest..which I think is poor of any restaurant and not all entrees arrived together either. Still will continue to revisit and put this down to time of year hopefully.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Beautiful scenic table, fabulous food, service was a little slow, but overall very good.

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MayM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our hostess was great, food was very good.
Noise level was high, the table next to us were very loud, and no one gave them any notice on that.

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vipBond007
Los Angeles
157 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have dined here numerous times. Went there for my son’s 19th birthday with the family and everything was good. There was only one surprise that our food was served too quickly. Our salads came like 3 min after we ordered and before we finished the salads, our main dish was brought to the table. And this was filet mignons all around and should not have been served so fast as if it was fast food. So, the entire dinner took less than an hour for a pricey $340 dinner for 4. The food and service were great. I am just wondering how they could serve the food so fast!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service & food!

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vipRkW12
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great view of the Lake in Westlake Village and really enjoyed the patio setting.

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RuthS
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Great seats and view but service slow and food average, disappointed in the deserts. Maybe if we had drinks first we would have been patient waiting for other orders.

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KarenC
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this restaurant! We live in WESTLAKE and NEVER get tired of coming to Zin. What a gem. Wait staff is ALWAYS exceptional. Host and hostess and reservations can be a bit challenging as far as honoring reservations made far in advance.
Food is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst service ever. Noisy, seated nest to loud and obnoxious people. Food not cooked enough. Had to flag a server everytime we needed something. Even yhe bill. The only good thing was the music.

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vipcarolK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

AVOID this restaurant if you care about Covid precautions. No one checked for our vaccine card. Most of the staff wasn’t wearing masks. We asked our waiter to put his on—he gave us an attitude and then refused to serve us anymore. Finally a different waiter came to our table. Won’t ever be going back there again!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The hostess was incredible. We were seated at a less than desirable table. When I asked to be moved, the adorable, sweet hostess said she could move us if a party at a very desirable table didn’t show. They didn’t and she moved us and kept checking to see if everything was ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Beautiful location but for thanksgiving it was overpriced and the service was terrible. We had to ask for everything from drinks to clearing our plates to flatware to the bill. No one checked on us at all during our dinner and the restaurant was half empty. I’m sad because it’s a local restaurant for us so I’m not excited to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Ambiance and service was great however for buffet dinner was way over priced. $110 per person?!

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KatyH
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a very nice and relaxing birthday dinner for my husband. We really enjoyed ourselves. Would go back.

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vipComfort
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch with a friend. Food was great. Service great.

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bzbinTO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for lunch! Special lunch menu had lots of options.

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GregA
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service is great.

Just need more variety on the lunch menu (more sandwiches) and more Brunch offerings on Sunday's (waffles/scrambles/etc). Limited on those two menu's. Other than that, it's good.

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viplocal
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Always great food. They may have been understaffed. Servers were very nice trying to do their best.

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Rylie
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time my boyfriend and I came here for dinner. Couldn't speak better things about this place. The staff is incredibly friendly, clean and elegant ambience, and to top it off, the food was absolutely phenomenal

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Rfjones5150
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Excellent atmosphere on the patio. Food and service were below average. Better luck spot than fine dining experience.

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Joan
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Westlake Village has many good restaurants. But for my money there is nothing better than sitting on the lake at Zin Bisto with friends, feeling the breeze on my face, watching the boats go by and the swans, all while having a leisurely lunch or dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, best view, best drink, my favorite place

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Duke
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside overlooking lake. Perfect weather with great food and service. Highly recommend!

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KevinS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Service was disjointed as the restaurant appeared to be short staffed . Lobster bisque contained no lobster or anything else except for soup/bisque. Beef short ribs were excellent but were smothered with a red sauce which made no sense . Macadamia crusted halibut was only breaded with no sign of seeing or tasting the macadamia's . Wine was excellent and reasonably priced and the outdoor setting on the lake was very nice .

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ErikaE
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The service was excellent. We will definitely return for another meal.

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Zin Bistro Americana offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 865-0095.

Zin Bistro Americana is rated 4.2 stars by 1486 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 bookings at the moment.

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