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Zest bar+grille, Bethlehem, PA

Zest bar+grille

4.6
4.6
2039 Reviews
$30 and under
American
ZEST is the second venture for the owners of Grille 3501, an upscale casual restaurant which has sustained continued growth and success for over 20 years.
Located on the 6th floor of the Gateway Building on the South Side of Bethlehem, ZEST has had the honor of being awarded the Lehigh Valley's favorite rooftop of 2021, favorite atmosphere of 2020, and favorite new restaurant of 2019. Chef Justin Cogan brings New American cuisine to life with signature dishes including braised beef short ribs and crab & mango spring rolls. The views whether you choose to sit indoors or outdoors are unparalleled. The 130 seat balcony lets you take in the sights of the southside like the steel stacks, Fahy and Hill to Hill bridges, and Bethlehem city hall in the distance. ZEST also features a partially open kitchen design, large 20 seat bar, and an indoor space with panoramic accordion sliding windows that let you experience the best of both worlds.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (610) 419-4320

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Justin Cogan

  • Private party facilities

    ZEST offers a variety of private dining and multiple semi-private options.

  • Private party contact

    Jacque Buz: (833) 917-0947

  • Neighborhood

    Bethlehem

  • Cross street

    Third and New Streets

  • Parking details

    Zest provides parking vouchers for free parking in the New St Parking Garage for up to two hours. . Open-air pedestrian bridge located on level 7 of the parking garage Park on either the third, fourth, or fifth floors to walk access the indoor walk across bridge. Take the elevator to the sixth floor when inside our building.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,039 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Lehigh Valley

    Best Ambiance

  • Lehigh Valley

    Great for Brunch

  • Lehigh Valley

    Hot Spot

  • Lehigh Valley

    Outdoor Dining

  • Lehigh Valley

    Scenic View

  • Lehigh Valley

    American

  • Lehigh Valley

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Kendall was our waiter. He was absolutely amazing!!! Ask for him when you go in!
  2. g

    gmd123

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food and ambiance were excellent as usual. The restaurant was not full, but comfortably busy. The service, however was very slow.
  3. G

    Gabmajor12

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Zest. The food and service are always amazing. Our server, I believe her name was Hannah, was wonderful. I’ve never had a better filet & the butchers cut ostrich steak my husband had was phenomenal.
  4. MM

    MikeM

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great spot. Great food. Great view. Great wine list.
  5. r

    rabubbles

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food waa great but a limited menu. I would also have preferred not to sit at a high top table.
  6. L

    Laura

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Love this place. Love this place.
  7. MM

    MikeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and ambience at Zest is among the top experiences in the Lehigh Valley. We go there for our special celebrations or to meet up with friends.
  8. AJ

    AmyJ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great spot! Definitely worth checking out if you’re visiting Lehigh
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved sitting on the beautiful deck under a heater on a cool autumn evening. Plastic flaps helped make it warmer but allowed us to see the lovely view. The service was great and the duck dish I had was fabulous. Appreciated being able to substitute the vegetable. Also, I was pleased to see a gluten-free menu. My dining companions had the butternut squash soup and raved about it. I see another trip herein my future.
  10. JW

    JoeW

    Baltimore

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My wife’s birthday! Great table view and meal. Very nice evening!
  11. LS

    LindaS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the restaurant. Our waitress was excellent!! Super nice and professional. First time at Zest. We went for brunch, it was delicious. Will definitely be back.
  12. JM

    JanineM

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great food and drinks!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent meal, we went on a busy day so service was a little slower. Great atmosphere with inventive and delicious food.
  14. M

    Momof3

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Zest. It was a very busy weekend, family weekend for us at our son’s college, and everyone was hustling.
  15. DL

    DevinL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful first visit at Zest. Our server, Hannah, was excellent, she let us enjoy our meal but made sure to check on us often. Food was delicious and the view was spectacular!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary! We enjoyed our dinner and will return to the restaurant at a later date. Our waitress was so nice and the gave us two glasses of champagne for our anniversary. Thank you ZEST.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Aniversario
  18. MP

    MaryP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    I had super high expectations and they just weren’t met. Nothing particularly disappointing but I felt something in my food was lacking for the cost! It was also my birthday which the hostess did not relay to the wait staff though they did know. Over all I did enjoy my experience but I won’t rush to be back.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friendly attentive service. Delicious (but salty) food. We sat outside and had to tolerate so occasional very loud sounds. But mostly a very enjoyable experience
  20. A

    Ariana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our waiter's suggestions for appetizers and drinks. The staff was friendly and accommodating during our entire experience. I can't wait to go back, love the view!!!
  21. JP

    JaimeP

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Modern atmosphere with interesting menu and specials.
  22. JG

    JonG

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Ambitious menu. Food was adequate but neither entree was cooked "to perfection.: Service and surrounding impeccable. I'd give them another chance.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and yummy food. Excellent cocktails.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Only complaints were it was very hot inside, some items were priced too high for what you got
  25. MD

    MD357

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Best pork chop in town. I go there for that specific meal. Been there 6-8 times. Outstanding!
  26. N

    Nancy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3rd time here. Food is delicious, creative, service exceptional, wonderful atmosphere. Everything we had was marvelous.
  27. JR

    JessicaR

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Very unique pairings that tasted delicious together.
  28. S

    Swift

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food, atmosphere and service. The menu had a good variety of options and everything was prepared with perfection. I also enjoyed the panoramic view.
  29. NH

    NinoshkaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a Great experience. Definitely will be back.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The appetizers were not very good and the tuna tartare was inedible. The salads were soaked in too vinegary dressing. My pork chop was solid but basic and the salmon was not good at all. We were there once before and had an enjoyable experience after last night we will likely not be back
  31. A

    Aleah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Food was excellent. My server was super sweet and accommodating. Loved the scenery. Will definitely be back!
  32. NA

    NicoleA

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I went here for the first time for their brunch and it was AMAZING! The outdoor rooftop was so peaceful and romantic. The brunch cocktails were inexpensive compared to other places, and they weren't "watered" down. I had the berry french toast, which was the best french toast I think I have ever had. Everything my partner had was also good! I cannot wait to go back for brunch!
  33. SD

    SharonD

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday get together.
  34. c

    cats3

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our anniversary was made special because of the excellent service (from the front desk) to our server Ashley. The food was exceptional. We had the Bronzino and the pasta dish. The appetizers are always outstanding. Drinks were perfect too - dirty Martini and Malbec. Thanks again to Ashley!
  35. F

    Firsttimer

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Ask for Carol’s section! She’s great!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat outside and had an incredible time!
  37. CT

    CynthiaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The crust on the salmon was excellent. We did have a little delay in getting our wine with our meal but once told about it, the wait staff delivered. Found her very friendly even though she was busy. Will come again. Thanks. Already have recommended on Facebook (SMILE).
  38. ID

    IslandDiva

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just moved to PA. This place was recommended and love it
  39. CG

    CdrG

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff provide delicious specialty cocktails and modern American fare at this scenic rooftop indoor/outdoor venue.
  40. SE

    SandraE

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Place was great, food was great, service not too good. Took too long to bring drinks when drinks where ordered and refilled. Everything else was excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.6 stars by 2039 OpenTable diners.

Zest bar+grille does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Zest bar+grille

306 S New St, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Third and New Streets

  • Neighborhood

    Bethlehem

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Zest provides parking vouchers for free parking in the New St Parking Garage for up to two hours. . Open-air pedestrian bridge located on level 7 of the parking garage Park on either the third, fourth, or fifth floors to walk access the indoor walk across bridge. Take the elevator to the sixth floor when inside our building.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Justin Cogan

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (610) 419-4320

  • Private party facilities

    ZEST offers a variety of private dining and multiple semi-private options.

  • Private party contact

    Jacque Buz: (833) 917-0947

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