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227 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1213
+1 319-363-9467
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good27%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
17 Oct 2016
“CR fine dinning”
12 Sep 2016
“Another disappointing dinner . . .”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Spanish, American, Contemporary
$$ - $$$
227 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1213
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Reviewed 18 October 2016

It has both tapas and large plates. The chief is great. The general manager also is the head of the Class Act at Kirkwood and leads the hotel school at Kirkwood. Great food.

Thank cdhcch
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Three strikes, you're out. What can I say? Quality of food was terrible, even the mac and cheese had to be sent back. Who messes up mac and cheese? Not a good meal. We won't be going back (hear they closed up shop anyway).

Thank LovingIowa
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

What a sad loss for the downtown district. Great food. Great selection of wine. Great owner. Great servers. One of a kind One of the best in town and one of the only places to survive the flood only to have to close bc some...More

Thank 22geya
Reviewed 7 August 2016

It's gone. Had a reservation on Open Table for August 4th. Reservation made August 3rd. Got there, doors locked, no lights on. Called restaurant got recorded message last day of business July 30th.

Thank D B
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Having never before eaten here and hearing that it will close soon, I had to try their lunch menu and see for myself why it is closing. Let me tell you folks, Cedar Rapids, Iowa is NOT Los Angeles; or Chicago or New York. Heck,...More

1  Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 27 July 2016

Having read that Zin's was planning to close around the end of July, another couple recently joined my wife and me for a final meal. Zin's has had a long run as a top notch downtown restaurant and will be missed. After our experience, we...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Have been to Zins a number of times, always 5 stars. My last visit was less than five star. The food was OK but not great. The portions seem to have shrunk and they were very parsimonious with the sauces. Had the calamari which has...More

Thank D B
Reviewed 25 May 2016

amazing unique food, a lot of wine selections!! The Walleye is AMAZING!!! The staff is awesome. Not loud music. I was so relaxed when I left!!

Thank ajacobs26
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Not to say this isn't a great place to eat!! People who are more adventuresome is their taste will love this place. I'm more a plain eater...meat & potatoes type. But this is elegant dining with extended menu options. Close connection to Kirkwood, so best...More

Thank Vicki A
Lee B, Owner at Zins, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2016

First, thank you so much for your business, then, taking extra time to offer your comments! I apologize for disappointing you but appreciate your kind words all the same. We do try to speak to the "meat and potatoes bias" with our Reminisce section and...More

Reviewed 7 March 2016

I had heard good things about Zins so I thought I would take my girlfriend there and check it out. All I can say is WoW! Amazing food and amazing service. Love the small plate concept or order a full meal. Our waitress (Shannon I...More

Thank jjnash2016
Lee B, Owner at Zins, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2016

Nice of you to dine with us and even nicer of you to take the time to share your thoughts. I can't wait for the Zins Team to read your comments! Thanks and thanks for your business, Lee

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$50
Spanish, American, Contemporary
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 2nd Ave SE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52401-1213
    (Third St.)
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Cedar Rapids
  • Phone Number: +1 319-363-9467
  • E-mail
Zins design is warm, welcoming, sophisticated. We bring you quality and creative food, different yet familiar, via the small-plates concept. Our state-of-the-art wine dispensing equipment allows us to offer twenty wines-by-the-glass. Our bottled-wine list is value-laden. Our beer list is compact but clever. Our mixologists enjoy crafting your drink, creative or classic, every bit as much as our culinary staff enjoys preparing your food.
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