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About Zeal

Zeal is a chic, farm-to-table modern eatery that brings to the Merchant"s Walk area of East Cobb an exciting new dining option. Our selection of craft beers and boutique wines and spirits blend with our chef inspired menu of appetizers, entrees and small plates which are 80% gluten free. A living room menu for the bar complements our crafted bar offerings and adds a vibe to gathering with your friends.

1255 Johnson Ferry Rd
Marietta, GA 30068
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday - Saturday 11:30am-3:30pm
Dinner Monday thru Thursday 4:30pm-9:00pm
Dinner Friday-Saturday 4:30pm-10:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am to 3:00pm
Sunday Dinner 4:30pm-9:00pm

Bar (Sunday - Thursday) Open till 10 pm
Bar (Friday - Saturday) Open till 11 pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(678) 401-7142

Website:
http://www.zealrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music

Catering:
We offer catering for office luncheon as well as catering an entire wedding. Email us at ssawant@zealrestaurant.com or call us at 678-401-7142 to request a menu or plan a customized menu.

Parking Details:
Finding a parking spot is easy.

Executive Chef:
Kristian Hargrove

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please contact Scott Sawant. ssawant@zealrestaurant.com

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Zeal Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

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3.7

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Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

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Great Beer (7)
Notable Wine List (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Healthy (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Romantic (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Business Meals (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Authentic (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vegan (1)
Cozy (1)
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Scenic View (1)
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·Dined a day ago

Everything was spot on. Very yummy Tomato Soup.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Healthy, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 3 days ago

All exceptional

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food and service!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Service was good, food delicious and ambience was pleasant.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 21, 2018

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

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Salmon over cooked, order was incorrect and I had water poured in my lap.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 20, 2018

First time diner - server was amazing - food, wine, drinks - all exceptional. A new favorite. Will be back - often!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food. They focus on non-gluten options. It's not a big deal for me, but they definitely do it well.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Love to sit at the bar and eat dinner.... great food and friendly service.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Tasting Menu
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Excellent dinner experience. Good wine list and selection of spirits. Attentive wait staff. Food was fresh and well seasoned.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 9, 2018

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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Great Beer
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Restaurant was very empty. Service was very very slow .Food was good. Zucchini fries were dried out

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Very disappointed in the menu at Zeal. The quality and value have make it unlikely to return.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Disappointed in the food, service was ok, not great.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Food and service were great! Great gluten free menu.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Love Zeal!!! Great food, great customer service!! A gem in East Cobb.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Hot Spot, Vegan, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Great for Brunch, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 17, 2017

For the price the food didn’t wow me...great cocktails but was really not impressed with their food.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Tapas
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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..

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on November 6, 2017

2nd time at this restaurant and will continue to find it when in town for business. Service, food and ambiance are all outstanding.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 2, 2017

The food was not as good as last time we were at Zeal and it seemed not as fresh as during the weekend. The waitress didn't understand the allergy substitution I needed, but one of the managers came to the table and knew exactly what I was requested. We'll go back to Zeal again, but probably on the weekend.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 30, 2017

My husband and I truly enjoyed ourselves when we dined at Zeal. The food was delicious...and we will be back!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Authentic, Seasonal, Fun, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Nice brunch, good bloody Mary, nice setting. I have had lunch, dinner and brunch here. It is consistently good.
A great go to for good food.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 19, 2017

The food was really good. I had a chicken dish (special of the day); and my father had traditional grilled cheese and tomato soup. The bread was unique and very fresh, light, and tasted great.

The only downside - the lunch crowd was very light... such a great local restaurant and not a big lunch crowd is a shame. Hopefully they are packed for diner and other times of the day!

Tags: Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Healthy, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 9, 2017

The lights were so annoying dimming and blinking. The waitress did not put the protein along with our salad. The protein came out 20 mins after we received the salad it was to be on top of.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We went to Zeal for lunch. It was a birthday lunch and our friend is a celiac. We loved all the options available, as the menu was 90% gluten free. Short rib grilled cheese was my favorite and our gluten free friend had a couple gluten free starters. Overall a nice experience, very industrial and modern look. We will be back for dinner.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Sports, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 2, 2017

big fan of Zeal, I have been coming here for 4 years now. we went last Wednesday for ladies night out and Wine down Wednesday. It was very busy and the service started a little slow but our server Celia eventually caught up and did a great job. Glad the live music is no longer there, we can actually hear each other and this place is very nice and the live music ruins the ambiance. We will be back for their Beer Dinner next Thursday the 5th!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Authentic, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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