Great find! Excellent food, excellent service. Will for sure return to Zeal.
Zeal never disappoints! Leo our server was so attentive for my mother’s birthday celebration. I love the gluten free options and the burger and brew night on Monday is suck a great value. It is our favorite place to go in east cobb!
Awesome food and awesome service!! We found this randomly on Opentable because we needed a spot near East Cobb to meet friends. Will defiantly be back!!
Excellent food and service. I always have a great experience at Zeal.
We went for a family get together and decided to go early because we had rwo small children with our group (2 and 6 months). The staff, and in particular, our waiter, could not have been nicer! So great with the kids and made us really welcome.
The food was amazing and the wine list is stellar. Sometime I am going to try one of the bourbons on thier extensive list of premium, small batch offerings. Will definitely go back whenever I am in the area.
The Fritters and tuna appetizers were great. I ordered the halibut; however, they only had sea bass. In my mind, that was a win because I love sea bass. The fish case out dry and over cooked. Everything else was good.
Everything was spot on. Very yummy Tomato Soup.
It was a birthday celebration for my Granddaughter. We had brunch and all enjoyed their meals very much. The brunch menu was varied enough so that everyone had something they liked. The special of the day was delicious. I usually do not order potatoes because I'm a Southern grits girl but the hash brown potatoes were the best I've ever had. I would have them again as my side for sure. I have eaten at Zeal's several times and am always pleased with my meal. They brought my Granddaughter a bread pudding dessert for her birthday with a candle. We had the booth in the back of the restaurant so it was like having someone taking care of you in your home because it's such a private area. We all loved it and will come again.
The reservation was made for Valentine’s Day. The time of arrival was early evening so it should not have been too busy for the restaurant. However after being seated it took exceedingly long for a server to arrive to arrive our table. In fact, I had to stop another server and inquire who was waiting on our table. Once we got our server, food arrive promptly and it was very tasty. The only other Faux pas was the need to ask the server for a spoon for the sauce bowl for my dish. My wife loved her salmon and indicated that she would order it again. So in that respect the meal was a success.
Clean, healthy food that is delicious!!! Great service!!!
Eaten there five times and service is always uneven. This time, Hostess sat us at table that was already available when we walked in 15 minutes earlier. We wanted and were told at that point we could have a booth after it was cleaned. Went to the bar and came back 15 minutes later and booth was being given away. Large party made the table we were given very noisy. They moved us and asked for my sandwich medium and got it well.
We had two veggie burgers and three draft beers and it was $50+. Not including tip. I always like going here but $$ for what you get.
Great food and service!!
best lunch spot in East Cobb. amazing salads, best wine selection and attentive service. Jake our server was great, very knowledgeable and welcoming. We are coming back tonight for wine down Wednesday and live music. Such a gem of a place.
Service was good, food delicious and ambience was pleasant.
What a disappointment. Review their menu on their website before making reservation.
It was NOT the same menu we saw online. Very limited choices. Order the fried chicken, it was just OK.. The burger was dry and tasteless and pricey for the quality of food. Too many other good places to eat in this part of town. Will not be returning
The service was spotty at best and inattentive at worst. We ordered two cocktails, which had creative and delicious sounding descriptions but were overly sweet. However, they were both generous pours. We had the goat cheese grit fritters for an app and were excited about them; however, we felt they were underseasoned and the red pepper jelly was overpowering and too sweet. Our entrees (fried chicken and redfish special) were both overcooked and underseasoned. The best part was the creamy red pepper sauce on the fish special. At the price tag we felt this was an underwhelming dining experience and we will not return.
Salmon over cooked, order was incorrect and I had water poured in my lap.
First time diner - server was amazing - food, wine, drinks - all exceptional. A new favorite. Will be back - often!!!
Great food. They focus on non-gluten options. It's not a big deal for me, but they definitely do it well.
Love to sit at the bar and eat dinner.... great food and friendly service.
Excellent dinner experience. Good wine list and selection of spirits. Attentive wait staff. Food was fresh and well seasoned.
Late Christmas lunch gathering at Zeal was a good choice. My girlfriends and I decided to do our holiday lunch at Zeal and we really enjoyed the entire experience. The gluten free Zucchini fries were my favorite and I am glad they have a nice boutique wine list with quite a few Oregon options as well. We will be back for Wine Down Wednesday and Live music. Our server Brent was very nice and attentive and the owner came by and explained all their gluten free options and recommended what each one of us should try. Beautiful decor and music selection.
We like zeal and my husband and I always go back for the Halibut and Steak Burger. Our family (kids) have lots of dietary restraints, from dairy, nut and garlic allergies. Scott, Jake, and Kristian (chef) always ensure that there are no issues or cross contaminations. We always feel welcomed and treated like family. Def our weekly go to place in East Cobb.
Restaurant was very empty. Service was very very slow .Food was good. Zucchini fries were dried out
Very disappointed in the menu at Zeal. The quality and value have make it unlikely to return.
I’ve been to this restaurant several times and it’s been steadily declining over the years. Food was always a bit pricey, but it used to be worth it. Now it’s mediocre at best and therefore very overpriced for what you get - lukewarm, tasteless soup; dry, burnt burgers not served as ordered; spinach salad with little else in the bowl except the greens, etc. Plus, the lighting is atrocious. There are no shades on the large windows and at lunch time on a sunny day you are almost literally blinded by the light reflecting off the parked cars. My friend wore her sunglasses throughout the meal. Not a pleasant experience overall!
This was my first time at Zeal. I went for lunch and the food was good. However, there was only 1 other party there and the service was awful! We were there for 1 1/2 hours! Don’t know what took the food so long to come out, but I am glad that I didn’t have to go back to work. I ordered the lunch grilled chicken sandwich and it was good. Nothing to brag about. Maybe with it being the holiday season, they were short help, but still with a total of 2 parties (total of 7 people—3 in my party and 4 in the other), they should have been faster with their service.
Disappointed in the food, service was ok, not great.
Food and service were great! Great gluten free menu.
Five of us girls who get together for birthdays decided to try Zeal. We were very happy with our decision. Most of us ordered the grilled cheese with caramelized onion and pepper with the homemade basil tomato soup. The sandwich was delicious, on sour dough bread! Our waiter had quite the personality and was also a comic! Thoroughly enjoyed our time there.
Love Zeal!!! Great food, great customer service!! A gem in East Cobb.
This is my third time at zeal and my first time at brunch and was pleasantly surprised how delicious my meal was. I always look at the menu and think it’s one thing but when I get it it’s something else and so delicious. The staff is very friendly and attentive. Just a great atmosphere where you can actually hear the party you are with and not everyone else.
This was only our 3rd time at Zeal and it was a great experience. We tried their whole fish special which was the bronzini and the new fall salmon dish. Wine list is nice and boutique. I like their bourbon collection and it is probably the best outside the perimeter. Go try the George T. Stagg, they have 2 bottles.
For the price the food didn’t wow me...great cocktails but was really not impressed with their food.
We love Zeal. It is such a friendly and cozy environment. Scott makes us feel at home. We know Scott from 2 years ago and this was an important week for him with the wedding, but considering we made a reservation he still came by to make sure we had a good experience. Service was top notch and the new fall/winter menu was really nice as well. Be back next week!
It was not a pleasant experience. It took 40 minutes to get our food. We were the only ones in the restaurant. Our food came out over cooked and dried out. The French fries were not fully cooked. The waitress and manager argued with us when we told them the food was over cooked and took too long to get something else. Not good at all.
Server was obviously new and struggled to open a bottle of wine. Fortunately a manager appeared and opened the wine. Brought out our entrees before our salad. Took the entrees back, kept them warm, and then brought out the salad we were sharing. My pork chop was dry and a bit over done.
Have been to Zeal many times and generally had a good experience. This was not one of them..
2nd time at this restaurant and will continue to find it when in town for business. Service, food and ambiance are all outstanding.