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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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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
We had a very enjoyable dinner on the belcony food and drink were excellent service was good
Outstanding service by all of the staff. Ambiance was meh. Very loud. While the menu looked great and there were a lot of different options, the portion sizes were exceptionally small and way over priced. The bone marrow with truffle salt was exceptional!
Everything about this place was amazing. Can't wait to go back
Food was delicious as always, would like to see some new options added to the menu
Superb all the way around.. our favorite
Looking forward to our next reservation
Aside from almost being seated in the corner of the outside balcony, when we were the only ones there - and remained that way for at least an hour- which by the way, was remedied following a bit of resistance - everything was great.
Great food and awesome drinks. We enjoyed the views, the perfect weather and great service.
It was great. They took a while to take our order, but it was worth the wait. The food was delicious and the ambience made it even better. Their homemade birthday cake ice cream was also great for the occasion.
Food was good... ordered steak medium It came medium rare which was ok but I prefer medium. They definitely need to do a little cleaning and dusting because the corners had spider webs with spiders. Lantern fly flying around. Not appetizing. Chairs were dirty with food..... We had to wipe food off chairs and switch some around mind you restaurant was pretty empty so makes you think are they sanitizing...🤔 overall I was great company so all of that can be overlooked but I’m writing to bring attention to the establishment.
The food was so bad and had no seasoning. The mojito was amazing but the food was incredibly tragic
We had a wonderful time at Zest! The food and ambience were great as always but the service is what stood out to us. Our server was extremely friendly, attentive - even though he was busy he made a point to take wonderful care of us! Will be back soon!
Good food, good service, sitting outside on a wonderful evening was a plus
I had the best server in the world. She knew all of what’s on the menu, including the drinks and desserts. I was amazed at how much she knew. Caroline R, she was amazing. I just wish that the hostess would’ve offered us seating by the edge so that we could see the view. What the requirement for that?
Anyway, the food was great and the ambience was also great. What I would suggest is offering more varieties of food. I know it’s fall but not everyone wants pumpkin or squash as their side dish. Thanks
Hade a great meal Deanna was our waitress, she did a GREAT job again. we will request her every time !
Food and service were wonderful!
My wife and I went for a date night. It was a lovely time together. You have the option to sit outside or eat inside the restaurant. Our server, Jackie, was excellent. She made sure that we understood the menu and gave us great choices on the selections that were available. I would recommend this restaurant to others who are looking for a nice night out.
We had a wonderful time. We were able to sit outside and enjoy the nice weather we had. The food was awesome and our server was out of this world!! Thanks so much.
The waitress and bartender were very attentive and helpful with meal and drink selections.
The atmosphere is great!
Perfect spot for drinks and apps. Looking forward to our next visit. We will be coming back to watch the sunset.
Stellar experience at Zest! Beautiful view overlooking Bethlehem! Our Server took the time to describe some of the unique drinks and food choices. We were first time customers and we will return... and bring friends and family!
We were able to sit outside on a beautiful fall night and enjoy the views of Bethlehem while enjoying our dinner! The cocktails were excellent. We also loved the spring rolls we ordered and both our entrees were great. We will definitely be back!
Very good food and ambiance!!!
Could have been better.
Looks like it would be a fun happy hour place. Food was nothing to rave about. Salads were very basic and blah, chicken dumpling appetizer that was server recommended was not anything that I’d order or recommend to anyone. Pork chop and short rib meals were very lacking in plating and in taste. Not a restaurant that I would choose to go back to.
We had a party of 4 and the virus protocol was outstanding. We all felt quite comfortable eating inside in a booth. The food as usual was excellent including the seasonal deserts. We love Zest.
Everything from the service, to the drinks and food, to the ambiance was phenomenal. We will absolutely be back!
The highlights of this visit would definitely be the ambience/view from the roof top, the cocktails, and the customer service. The downfall of this visit would be that the portions of the food that we got, compared to prior visits there, seem to have gone down significantly. For instance, the mussels appetizer was about half the size of how it had been previously, and the charcuterie tray was very underwhelming compared to how it was previously. Otherwise it was an enjoyable dinner, but don't plan on coming back as frequently as before.
Always great food, great service, friendly staff. Very safe environment as well.
Terrific in every way. Delighted to know about this place, wish I would’ve found it sooner, will definitely be back!
The ambiance and service was excellent! We were able to eat outside and it was so gorgeous. Our server, Ashely was so knowledgeable, gave us great recommendations and was so prompt and friendly! The food exceeded my expectations. The fall menu is amazing and i would highly recommend it!
Will 100% go back!
We went for my husband’s birthday and the service, food and atmosphere was perfect.
Another excellent meal at Zest! Service was attentive and efficient despite the fact the restaurant was quite busy. The food as usual was top-notch. The new autumn menu offers an array of choices, something for everyone! The new dessert, the Zest Bar, is absolutely scrumptious and will be our go-to dessert! It tastes as delicious as it is creative. We love that you continue to be open for Sunday dinners; few quality restaurants are! Eating at Zest on Sunday is a lovely way to mark the end of a weekend.
My husband and I recently dined at Zest and everything from the service, appetizers (crab & mango spring rolls, mussels) our entrees (filet mignon & scallops) was a wonderful dining experience. We will definitely return!
Never a bad thing to say about Zest. Perfect day for outdoor dining.
The only thing is they are limited on entrees due to the pandemic, but everything else was great
Great food, drinks, and service. I love going there!
Love this restaurant! The view is the best of south side Bethlehem. It's a pretty restaurant. The staff are very nice and helpful. Ambiance.
Love our meal! Drinks were great too. A little different menu so you can choose a normal meal or something more exotic.
Food was great but little pricey. I got the 3 half tail for that price. Would’ve been great 2 full tails. My opinion
The roof felt a little slanted but everything was phenomenal service, food, view ect!
It was an all together great dinner! The food was excellent, the staff were very pleasant, it was clean and great atmosphere!
Zest bar+grille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 419-4320.
Zest bar+grille is rated 4.7 stars by 935 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.