Zest bar+grille

4.7
1452 Reviews
$30 and under
American
ZEST is the second venture for the owners of Grille 3501 in Allentown, an upscale casual restaurant which has sustained continued growth and success for over 19 years.
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1452 people are saying
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4.6
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4.7
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Bruno
New England
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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.

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Sammy1
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful brunch at Zest on a beautiful morning in Bethlehem. Great food and service made for a great Sunday. Salmon eggs benedict was superb!

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RonnieS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing place to go eat! The food was unbelievable, atmosphere mesmerizing, and service outstanding!!! I'll definitely return in thr future.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Visiting for Lehigh Parents’ Weekend.

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vipelizabethd
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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vipCrocky
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and service is great. Ask for Kayla, she is amazing.

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Mojo
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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vipELIZABETHR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service1ambience3

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.

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Neeroy
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had perfect weather to sit out on the balcony, and enjoy the view.

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vipBobT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great night at zest. It’s great to see it busy, everyone happy and the deserts have been fantastic.

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MattyStarr
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience at ZEST!

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Thyme2Dine
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic and prompt. The food was excellent, and the drinks were delicious, we will definitely be coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Small portions but I thought it was excellent

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LisaY
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance. Food was good, but prices were a little high for the amount of food.

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PatsyF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was wonderful, we celebrated my 60th birthday here. The whole evening was great, food, drinks & dessert was delicious.

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PhilG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JerseyCityBaz
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this on a fluke but was so happy I did. Wonderful place, wonderful staff, great food

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Kelly
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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TanyaD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating overlooking the southside of Bethlehem. Food and service was fantastic!

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caroler
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bar tenders are fabulous!

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SandraM
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great ambiance. The view is spectacular.

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Alison
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipWillJ
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

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.

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EvyJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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Taylor
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, wonderful views of the city and overall great time!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views, awesome service,, food was great!

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MatthewR
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing service. Would definitely recommend!

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AdamR
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very friendly and provided us with a great experience. The pasta of the day was phenomenal. We will definitely be back

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CassandraE
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food and excellent service. I would highly recommend eating here. The braised beef and tuna tartare were amazing!

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DebraM
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Food ,service and drinks! A bit “higher end” as far as pricing but well worth it! Beautiful views! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great meal outside on warm summer evening with friends. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. We all loved our meals.

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bethp
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment. It’s a wonderful experience from start to finish.

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vipDrDianne
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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PatS
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, all food was delicious and timely. Drinks and service were delicious

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vipscjordi
Washington DC
90 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PaigeS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a day date, girls night, night date. Just perfect for a rooftop modern upscale dining occasion.

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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.