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Zest bar+grille

4.7
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$30 and under
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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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a very enjoyable dinner on the belcony food and drink were excellent service was good

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MrsI
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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!

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TamiekaA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place was amazing. Can't wait to go back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was delicious as always, would like to see some new options added to the menu

JH
JayH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Superb all the way around.. our favorite
Looking forward to our next reservation

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RebeccaB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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christinam
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and awesome drinks. We enjoyed the views, the perfect weather and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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.

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MiriamM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food3service4ambience2

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.

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Aria
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The food was so bad and had no seasoning. The mojito was amazing but the food was incredibly tragic

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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ThomasF
Wilmington
26 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, sitting outside on a wonderful evening was a plus

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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greattime
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hade a great meal Deanna was our waitress, she did a GREAT job again. we will request her every time !

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MariaM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful!

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JamesJ
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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TimothyV
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DianaDanW
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress and bartender were very attentive and helpful with meal and drink selections.
The atmosphere is great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Perfect spot for drinks and apps. Looking forward to our next visit. We will be coming back to watch the sunset.

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CarolynRN
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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KateB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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!

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vipjiggy
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food and ambiance!!!

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DavidR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Could have been better.

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Justanote4u
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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.

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vipHalB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the service, to the drinks and food, to the ambiance was phenomenal. We will absolutely be back!

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DespinaM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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RobM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food, great service, friendly staff. Very safe environment as well.

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MollyK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific in every way. Delighted to know about this place, wish I would’ve found it sooner, will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husband’s birthday and the service, food and atmosphere was perfect.

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viprachaelstephen
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Dinner42
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JustineR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad thing to say about Zest. Perfect day for outdoor dining.

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TaniaP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The only thing is they are limited on entrees due to the pandemic, but everything else was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, drinks, and service. I love going there!

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BeachGirl
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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Beautybygisell
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great but little pricey. I got the 3 half tail for that price. Would’ve been great 2 full tails. My opinion

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Kristine
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roof felt a little slanted but everything was phenomenal service, food, view ect!

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pickyeaterattimes
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an all together great dinner! The food was excellent, the staff were very pleasant, it was clean and great atmosphere!

FAQs

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.