Located on the sixth floor of the Gateway Building on the South Side of Bethlehem, ZEST offers New American fare with spectacular 180 degree views of Bethlehem. Features of the restaurant include a partially open kitchen design, an open air balcony, two completely private dining rooms, an open concept bar seating 22 guests, a huge bar area with comfortable banquette and high top seating, and a corner lounge with the best views in the space.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
While the food was tasty two of our 3 dishes came out cold. In addition, our waitress was very slow. Twice she said she would be right back to return 20 minutes later. Over 10 minutes to get our drink order. Over 20 minutes to get the check. The restaurant was not all the busy.
Wonderful brunch at Zest on a beautiful morning in Bethlehem. Great food and service made for a great Sunday. Salmon eggs benedict was superb!
Absolutely amazing place to go eat! The food was unbelievable, atmosphere mesmerizing, and service outstanding!!! I'll definitely return in thr future.
Visiting for Lehigh Parents’ Weekend.
Food is delicious and service is great. Ask for Kayla, she is amazing.
Food was wonderful! Service was a little slow, but the restaurant was VERY busy due to Lehigh U's family weekend. Server was incredibly nice. Will come again.
we dined outside and had a great experience! it was our second time there and both meals were very good and everyone was friendly and helpful.
The duck breast was fatty and so so tough! It was hard to cut even with a steak knife. We ordered wine with our meal and never received it.
We had perfect weather to sit out on the balcony, and enjoy the view.
A great night at zest. It’s great to see it busy, everyone happy and the deserts have been fantastic.
Always a great experience at ZEST!
Enjoyed cocktails on the outside seating area until storm clouds forced us inside.
Shared the Panisse Houlimani app - swordfish entree with forbidden rice was very good and properly cooked.
Decided to take home a dessert - white chocolate cheesecake was accompanied by chopped nectarines instead of apricots and whipped cream.
Our server was fantastic and prompt. The food was excellent, and the drinks were delicious, we will definitely be coming back.
Small portions but I thought it was excellent
Great ambiance. Food was good, but prices were a little high for the amount of food.
This restaurant was wonderful, we celebrated my 60th birthday here. The whole evening was great, food, drinks & dessert was delicious.
Crab and Mango spring rolls with the SAUCE were the best I’ve ever had! Duck and Chicken entrees were awesome! Great drinks as well. Service was attentive and super happy. Would recommend Zest to anyone who hasn’t been there. Must try.
Found this on a fluke but was so happy I did. Wonderful place, wonderful staff, great food
We sat outside, it was a beautiful night. The only critiques are the Caesar salad had no taste and my husband complained that his pork chop was on the bland side. The others entree’s and appetizers were delicious.
Great outdoor seating overlooking the southside of Bethlehem. Food and service was fantastic!
Bar tenders are fabulous!
Great food and great ambiance. The view is spectacular.
Our waitress, Ashley, was very attentive and had a great sense of humor.
The cocktails were on point and unique. Our appetizer of mussels and clams was cooked in a delicious white wine sauce which was perfect to be soaked up by the grilled bread. I ate salmon and my boyfriend ate the pork chop, and while I normally don't eat pork chops, I would actually order it from here because it was amazing. The food was perfectly cooked, and the presentation was beautiful. The white chocolate cheesecake complemented the whole meal.
I love sitting on the balcony on the 7th floor of the building. It was a fun and different ambience.
We made reservations to come back with friends!
The appetizers were good, except for the charcuterie was ordered as gluten-free, but came out with the toast on top of it. The mains were not average. One of the titles came out medium well rather than medium rare. Although they did do another steak. However by the time it came the rest of us has finished. The gluten-free duck breast came out with out the starch. Finally, my lobster tails which I have ordered on several occasions came with charred vegetable and very small half tails.
I'll be honest, I have heard a lot of good things about this place, but I did not enjoy my food, the service, or the location of the table. The menu is very limited & when we asked the waitress for substitutions she informed us she does not want to get the chefs mad so she cannot ask them. I also think we were forgotten about with the location of our table. I would of loved another cup of coffee with my meal, but I never got the chance to ask the waitress. Don't think I'll be going back.
Overall the service was phenomenal, asked to be seated outside where it was later in the evening and windy, the hostess asked if we wanted to move because it being windy which we were okay with the wind. The waitress checked on us multiple times, knew the menu amazingly, the meal and drinks were absolutely delicious. I would absolutely recommend this place to anyone from the area or visiting the area.
Great food, wonderful views of the city and overall great time!
Great views, awesome service,, food was great!
Amazing food, amazing service. Would definitely recommend!
Our waitress was very friendly and provided us with a great experience. The pasta of the day was phenomenal. We will definitely be back
Wonderful food and excellent service. I would highly recommend eating here. The braised beef and tuna tartare were amazing!
Excellent! Food ,service and drinks! A bit “higher end” as far as pricing but well worth it! Beautiful views! We will be back!
Enjoyed a great meal outside on warm summer evening with friends. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. We all loved our meals.
Never a disappointment. It’s a wonderful experience from start to finish.
Wonderful as always!
Had a lovely time having dinner with another couple. Our waitress, Emily, was outstanding. We received our meal in a timely manner. We also were not rushed out when we finished eating. Also had a lovely view of the city which was requested.
Wonderful, all food was delicious and timely. Drinks and service were delicious
This restaurant is fantastic in every way. Great views, ambiance, friendly gracious staff, awesome cocktails and great food in this wonderful little town of Bethlehem, PA. Only slight concern was that it’s hard to find for new comers to Bethlehem. You have to go in a garage, then get on an elevator, then walk a platform then you finally get to this really special restaurant. It’s totally worth it.
Perfect for a day date, girls night, night date. Just perfect for a rooftop modern upscale dining occasion.
You can order delivery directly from Zest bar+grille using the Order Online button. Zest bar+grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 419-4320.
Zest bar+grille is rated 4.7 stars by 1452 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 reservations at the moment.