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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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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
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Special Occasion (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Casual (8)
Healthy (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Neighborhood Gem (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Authentic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Fun (5)
Great Beer (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Cozy (3)
Live Music (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We were seated in the back in a very private booth, which was ideal for us talkative women celebrating a friends birdthday. The food was very good from an interesting and varied menu. The waiter was very attentive and when I didn't like the wine I ordered, he brought me 3 glasses to taste 3 different wines. My only complain is that the waiter wouldn't sing!!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The location doesn't lend itself to the crowds it deserves. The food and cocktails were really good. This is a suburban gem.

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Wish they had a Father's Day buffet like last year but the Father's Day a la Carte menu was still very good. My dad had the salmon hash and I had the chorizo hash. Both very good, and Leonardo was our server and did an awesome job. He got a little busy but still gave us nice service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music, Happy Hour, Healthy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

This is my "staple" place I keep going back to as others disappoint. Great food, service and value.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Monday fun day! Last night was a fun dinner at zeal. We wanted to go to Red Sky but a friend recommended Zeal and we are glad we went. The kale salad was nice. Wine menu is great with lots of options. The James River Oysters were great and comparable to intown oysters at the Optimist, thumbs up there. Service was good.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Embarrassingly empty on Father's Day. Food was pretty good but options were quite limited. It was definitely not the buffet brunch I was expecting as advertised on Open Table and held on Mother's Day. My son ordered the shrimp po-boy which was exactly four shrimp on a hamburger bun. Unaccepable. Service was slow to be only one of three tables there and we even had to flag down someone at the end to pay the check. Busboy came to bus the tables as we were signing the check! Really? It's not like they needed the table but I did need my water glass for one more sip. Servers were friendly but some things should be understood if you are in the business. This was our second time there but likely our last as I now feel like I owe my husband a do-over for his Father's Day dinner.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Great as always. The live music was really good.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Food did not meet our expectations at all. Many other really good options close by.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Went for a meal that we wanted to show off to a new East Cobb resident. Was not very busy for a Thursday evening but the ambiance and decor were pleasant as usual. Our server Jake did a great job on pointing out wines, cocktails and entrees to try. The food tasted fresh and was well prepared. Zeal isn't the highest end Dining experience but it is very dependable and has always been good for us.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Good food. Enjoyed the scallops and fisherman's bowl

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 31, 2017

the food was amazing! I had the scallops which came with pork belly brussel sprouts. our server was really slow but it was fine for a catch up dinner. wine bottles were also half off and there was live music - we went on a Wednesday. definitely will return!

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Veggie burger mushy and no flavor. Shrimp and polenta very spicy.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Everything was the bomb

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on May 20, 2017

My wife and I had a great experience at Zeal for dinner. Our server Jake did a great job taking care of us. In particular he had a knowledgeable point-of-view on the wine list and directed my wife to a great selection. I had a 1/2 dozen raw oysters to start which were large, briny and delicious. Only complaint, the saltines packages were all crushed. For our dinner my wife enjoyed the Zeal salad with pan seared salmon. Great! I had the Wagyu burger and substituted mashed potatoes for fries. Both were excellent. Overall a really nice dinner and again, our server Jake was a difference maker with his effusive personality and rock-solid product knowledge.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Business Meals, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Third time we've tried Zeal. For some reason, we always want to give it the benefit of the doubt and go back. Server was very friendly but forgot about us. I never got my wine and we never got salt/pepper (which should be staples on the table). Burger was overcooked and underwhelming. My salad was fine but how can you ruin a salad ??!?!?! So - unfortunately, I don't think we will be returning.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great service and staff. Extensive menu with seasonal ingredients

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Tuesday night was our 2nd night at zeal in 48 hours. We had Mothersday Dinner Sunday and ladies night on Tuesday, both nights we were glad to have Jim as our server. They were very busy yet he managed to give great service and recommend everyone exactly what they would enjoy. Mothersday was great, as my mother and daughter are ciliacs and Zeals GF menus is probably top 3 in Atlanta for all their choices and variety. Nice menu! Thanks

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Waterfront, Business Meals, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Fun, Live Music
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Mothersday experience was very special. We have been to zeal a handful of times. We were worried because our reservation was at 1pm and when we got there the place was packed and everyone was very busy. But our server Gary accommodated us very well and ensured we had a good experience. We had 7 omelets amongst the 4 of us so that tells ya we enjoyed our brunch. We will be back for next Sunday's regular brunch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, People Watching, Live Music, Great Beer, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 15, 2017

Wow definitely coming again! The service was wonderful, had a very nice server (Jake) very funny, always got us what we needed. The food was prepared very well, I was not disappointed. The atmosphere was lively and their live music was very enjoyable. Very bright atmosphere, well decorated. The bartender made the best drinks for me. 10/10 would come again!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Healthy, Kid-friendly, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I'm not a lover of fish but I had the saffron risotto with Grouper and it was fabulous. I've never had anything but very good food at Zeal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We have gone to Zeal several times and have had good experiences but we visited Zeal for their Mother's Day Brunch and half of the food options were empty and by the time they were filled, we had been there for 30 minutes and my family was ready to leave. Thus, we paid $30 per person for brunch that consisted of only a few options. When we asked whether the rest of the items would be replaced, nobody really knew so ultimately we paid double for what it was worth. Not a good experience. They appeared confused and did not look like they expected it to be as busy as it was.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Service was very slow. Food was average at best. Staff seemed very confused. Not a well run restaurant.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Are you kidding me with this service? Didn't even have silverware at the table. It's like there were a bunch of servers running around and no manager. Took forever to bring drinks to the table. Luckily it was a brunch buffet otherwise we'd still be there waiting for our food. Truly disappointing.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Sunday brunch did not impress. This was a set menu buffet. The food ran out fast and more than a dozen of us waited in line for about 10 minutes before some of the food was replenish. It still took about 5 or so minutes before the remaining buffet items were replenished. Staff seemed over whelmed.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Had a very disappointing Mother's Day brunch. Had to wait several times for the buffet dishes, desserts to be refilled. Had to wait for over 20 mins to get an omelette. Service was lousy, used plates were not removed, had to go hunting for the server for coffee refills, check etc. I can't blame it on mother's day either as the place was not packed (now I know why). Not coming back.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great food (GF), and service.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 12, 2017

The food was not really good. I have been to Zeal's twice before and the food was much better. Also, the waiter was a little slow in attending to us. The bar side with the live band was a little too loud for my taste. For the $90 ticket, I expected way much more...not a good value this time in my opinion.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Music was too loud. Seating was uncomfortable. .

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Excellent neighborhood find! This was our first time at ZEAL and it is our absolute hands down favorite place to enjoy a wonderful, fresh meal. We loved everything we ordered and will definitely return. Our waiter, Gary, was superb and knowledgeable, which we greatly appreciated since we had never been to Zeal previously. I checked Open Table reviews to help with our restaurant selection, and, once again, this was right on point. We'll be back and often.
Dr. Z

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Our first visit to Zeal, food was wonderfully prepared and displayed well, service was poor for the displayed appearance of the restaurant. Would give a second chance, based solely on the food, was well prepared and very good.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Dinner was great. It was cinco de Maio so they had hand crafted margaritas and a 3 taco special which my husband loved!! The burger was amazing!! But the service was the best. Sam helped us and he was spot on, very knowledgeable and funny. My husband said he should be on the food network. Zeal is very professional with professional servers and the best food in East Cobb. We love Zeal and will definitely go back. Great neighborhood restaurant. It's worth it. Food is amazing!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 29, 2017

My son has considerable food allergies and Zeal is always able to provide a very delicious dinner for him, without us worrying about cross contamination. the quality of the food and the unique flavor combinations are always spot on.

Tags: Good for a Date, Live Music, Gluten Free Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Food was great. Live music was a plus. Great place for a fun evening.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Great restaurant! They have live music on Friday and Saturday nights but is still quiet enough to have a conversation. Entrees aren't above low 30s so reasonable and great quality.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Great Beer, Cozy, Gluten Free Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 26, 2017

We had a large table of 8 in the back corner and LOVED the experience. Live music by singer songwriter and the wine-down Wednesday 1/2 price bottles were a big hit. Very relaxing atmosphere, easy to hear one another, food inventive / delicious and service excellent. We had a complicated tab with separate checks and our waiter didn't miss a beat. Thank you. This social & service organization will be back for another group meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Fun, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 24, 2017

This is probably the 4th time I have dined at Zeal with groups ranging from 2-7. The service is attentive and knowledgeable (Jake) and the wine selection is very good and the food variety is excellent; well prepared and of good value.

If you live in East Cobb or Roswell, you should try it out.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Good food and good service. Nice place to have lunch or dinner.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Great food, service, & experience. Plan on going back.

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 20, 2017

We had our daughter's bday dinner there on a Thursday night. Wasn't crowded at all. My daughter was very disappointed that filet mignon was off the menu. Service was good. Food was good but nothing exceptional that I would go back for.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Had easter brunch here. It was delish and done so well. Loved how you did not have to wait for your omelette but they you ordered it at your table and they brought it to you. Such a great buffet brunch. Wish they had it all the time. :) Great service too.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great Beer, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Brunch
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