Zest bar+grille

4.7
1047 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 18 years.
Located on the sixth floor of the brand new 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1047 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Mers
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed my visit to Zest. The food and drinks were great. The atmosphere was nice. They have done a good job of keeping people safe but still creating a nice ambiance.

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JiSuRaCo
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great and our scallop and filet entrees were very tasty!

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vipJoseph
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sea bass was expertly prepared, presented and served. Our server/bartender was great. Made good suggestions as to wine. Very enjoyable evening.

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jenf
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience5

The guest i was with was not able to eat her meal due to the high salt content in which she was unaware of and the waitress did not offer a solution or to remove the meal from the bill so we took it to go and did not end up eating it. For the price, i would expect some sort help from the waitress, instead, the person i was with left hungry and still spent $26 on her meal.

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Happy
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here twice my wife has been here three or four times and celebrated her baby shower here. We love it, the food, views and ambience.

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Brooke
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Our waitress was amazing and zest was super accommodating but unfortunately, they were out of most of the appetizers offered on the Valentine's day fixed menu.

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JustinR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place enjoyable!!! Love the food and drinks service was great I would recommend this place for sure will be bk soon

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foodie
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The taste of the food was not worth the price. Plus they ran out of food on a set menu, that required reservations. Will not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our Valentine’s Day and Anniversary dinner and we chose Zest for the menu and because we know they usually deliver. It was a very good dinner and I appreciated Emily for being a great server. Thank you zest for making our night special we will surely be back.

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ChrisC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While this place is certainly expensive, it is some of the best food and drinks I've ever had. Certainly the best steak I've ever had. The view is amazing and the staff are kind courteous. I highly recommend this place if you have the money to spend.

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JulianK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Not worth the bill at the end. But it was okay overall.

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Tyler
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our first time visiting Zest was on valentine's day. We expected it to be very busy so we didn't have high expectations. Zest is known for the great views over the area because of the huge windows... Our table was shoved in a corner with walls on three sides of us - likely a COVID regulation... but it was easily the worst seat in the house. We didn't get any bread (again, it's busy so we understand. No problem.) My steak came out extremely overcooked but it tasted pretty good so I didn't complain about it. For spending $250 it was a pretty rough experience. I will absolutely try Zest again but we weren't too thrilled about our first visit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was my first time and it was also my anniversary everything was outstanding very good, glad we when definitely I’m going back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A good place to have fun with excellent service and a variety of dishes from your selection, drinks of all kinds. Has a balcony overlooking the city of Bethlehem.

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DevonF
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and better view! Service was awesome and prices were fair.

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Glen
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is awesome. The service was fast, professional and friendly. The food was all very good. Even with smaller portions after appetizers, entrees and even dessert we left very content. Can't wait to go back when patio seating is available.

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ElvinU
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Food was good however the drinks vibes and service was outstanding!! Always is !

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

It was a great experience if you want to go out and talk and get to know your date or even go out out for a business dinner you can. Chef has a heavy hand with the salt but besides that everything was great

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DonaldW
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the first time my family ordered the Dumplings appetizer. They were delicious
and went well with the Spring Rolls. The filet mignon was SO TENDER and melted
in my mouth. My family LOVED the Espresso Martinis. Our Hostess and Wait staff
were VERY COVID SAFE and were fantastic through out our dinner. We will be
back in another month for my next son's birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We loved the food and our server was lovely and friendly and attentive. Great night out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were perfect. Out forget the waitresses name but she was very helpful at suggesting what wines we should pair our food with.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice intimate evening with my fiancé for Valentine’s Day. We both loved the incredible food, service, privacy, respect, and atmosphere of this super trendy restaurant. It made out Valentine’s Day.

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Jenn
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were in the back room with a party of 15. It wasn't the most romantic atmosphere, but I understand we're in a pandemic and was just happy to be there! The food was fabulous, as usual, and the service impeccable! The drink specials were awesome! Can't wait to come back!

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MikeG
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very accommodating from start to finish. Great service, atmosphere and food!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around fantastic experience. The staff are very kind and accommodating. Food was delicious and drinks were strong! Huzzah!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dinning at Zest. We highly recommend it, the food was amazing and so were the drinks. The service was outstanding and so was the view and the room. We highly recommend and can’t wait to go back!!

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CynthiaRossi
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience...food, service and ambiance. We will definitely be back and recommend

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vipKathyD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Food was delicious and portions were plentiful. Nice selection of cocktails.

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KevinS
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! The drinks food and ambiance were great!

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Penny
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visit was delightful. Our server, Ashley was super! Along with all the support staff. Also really enjoyed our meal.

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AES70
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In this time of Covid restrictions it was a delight to be at Zest among people of good cheer. The service and food were top notch. This was not our first visit, so we do expect to be treated well and enjoy delicious food. Our expectations have always been met!

The nighttime view affords a panorama of lights looking toward the north side of Bethlehem. A very nice experienc all around.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and great view. Our meal and drinks were fabulous and timing between courses was perfect... we were not rushed at all. Everyone was friendly and our waitress Ashley was very nice and attentive. It was a perfect evening!

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Gavin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Tables are not socially distant but food was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A bit cold sitting in the bar area with my wife. Food, drinks, service, and timing were all spot on! Much needed night out and not cooking at home!

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Bethlehemdiner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal. The food was excellent as well as the service. Our server was extremely attentive. We will be back!!

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DougR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good and the service was great. Our waitress deserves a 10 for outstanding service!

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OdessaR
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for somewhere different with a nice atmosphere this place is perfect. The food and drinks were both delish ! Def check them out! The service is stellar as well. Jaslynn was phenomenal!

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KristaR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love Zest!!!

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KellyC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zest was recommended by our 24 yr old daughter, we had a great night out - our server, Emily, was amazing! The food and atmosphere were exactly what we were looking for. I'm sure we'll be back.

FAQs

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 1047 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.