Zest Kitchen & Bar
My daughter is vegan so when we have a girls' night, we go to Zest. I like that I can enjoy the food too and the desserts are fantastic! The service has always been great: friendly and informative but never pushy. I'll be going back!
I have been to Zest a few times and this last time was disappointing. Our waitress was not very attentive. I had to keep asking for stuff and when my mother was in the process of asking questions about the menu, the waitress walked off. I can only attribute it that she must have not heard my mother. The food this time was less than adequate; I am assuming maybe problems in the kitchen that evening. Every other time I have eaten at Zest it has been amazing! The food and the service. But this time was very disappointing. It made a very bad first impression on my mother who had never been there and vouched never to return....hopefully our next experience won’t be the same.
Zest was part of a perfect evening. Their attention to detail was over the top. I've dined in every major city in the U.S. and Zest makes me proud to live in the SLC area
I had a friend visiting for Sundance Film festival, so we went to Zest before a movie at the SLC Library. She had the Irish stew, and I had the Thai Sunrise. Both were fabulous! The combination of fresh ingredients and layers of flavors were incredible. I cannot wait to go back!
I have been gluten and dairy free for going on 10 years now, and have been vegan (and even raw) for a portion of that time. So, I've tried a LOT of different "alternative" foods and restaurants.
While I thought it was FANTASTIC to be able to order anything off of the menu that I wanted, without having to make special requests or feeling limited, the food itself was.. just ok. It was good for being vegan and gluten free. That said, I feel like it should just be *good food*, with no caveats. And unfortunately, it wasn't...
Don't get me wrong, it is definitely good *for being vegan and gluten free*, but don't be fooled into thinking you are getting "just good food." You can definitely tell it's alternative. Warn your gluten, dairy and meat eating friends beforehand ;)
Love this place, the food is amazing! Best kept secret in town. I love that all the food available is vegan and that they don't use refined sugar.
Friendly, friendly, friendly. Went on a Sundance night so one might expect them to be lost in the hectic pace of the weekend. No. The bartender was friendly, attentive, and quite skilled. He saw that our appetizers were delivered promptly and that our drinks were transferred to the table. Dinner was delicious and I am not a vegetarian. If I could eat off their menu each night, I would convert. Portions were plenty and the room was not very noisy given how busy they were. I will definitely return.
Wonderful. Next time I will come up with a new set of exquisite words to continue my love affair with Zest. Soon!
It was a nice quiet day. Everyone was nice and friendly. I will be definitely be going back again.
Yum. Love the variety of vegan food. Great service.
The food was great, waitress was very good, knowledgeable and friendly. The atmosphere is casual and would be a great place for a romantic evening
Loved the food!
Zest is amazing. What a way to round out a year!
I had a great exprience. The food was excellent, but I want to especially give a shout out to our great server, Adrienne. She was very attentive and friendly, and she even asked if my friend and I had a play to go to that night (which we did) and then offered to keep track of time for us so that we could just chat it up until we needed to leave. Great service!
Had a yummy brunch. The food and service were spot on and the bloody Marys were delicious as well.
The food was indescribably good!! And the staff was very friendly. Cute little modern place. Only negative notes are the chairs are uncomfortable, and they put nutmeg in my cocktail which I didn’t care for, and it wasn’t mentioned in the description of the drink. Will definitely go there again! And would recommend to a friend!
Great time there as always. Casey (the owner) and the Zest family there are always great and the food is always top notch and the new revamped menu is exciting and I can't wait to for my next visit.
Always fresh, innovative and interesting. Great service, noisy with lots of people and the music was too loud to have a conversation. One of my fave places to take friends that haven’t tried it .
My friend and I were blown away by all of the options. We’re still dreaming about the meal.
Excellent Service and a menu that will make you want to return and check out more.
I went with two other people and every one of our meals were excellent. They have done very unique, delicious cocktails as well. I left feeling satisfied with my healthy meal.
Delicious vegan menu, with great service and a nice vibe. I wish the chef would add tofu and seitan to the menu, but still, cashews go a long way.
This place is wonderful for vegan lovers. The surprise comes when my meat and potatoes friends ask to come back to Zest
I’ve eaten here a couple other times, and it has been quite good. This time, the “cheese” plate was delicious, Irish stew was excellent, but the mac & cheese was mushy and bland. But I will be back again and get something different and i’m sure it will be great again because there are so many yummy vegan options.
Hands down one of the best vegan restaurants I have experienced. Highly recommend.
So amazing! My favorite restaurant in SLC! The food and drinks were amazing. A wonderful atmosphere for our 1 year anniversary. I absolutely loved both our appetizer and our entrees.
An absolutely outstanding eating/dining experience. My client friends (we were all from out of town) wanted a destination restaurant that served gluten-free food and ample vegetarian options. Great food, personal attention, and an energizing environment. Highly recommend but definitely plan ahead. The place was packed.
I food was pretty good but not great and the service was average to below average. Would go again and give it another shot for sure as i hesitate to judge off of one visit on a weeknight. Lighting was cool, seating was good, noise level was about what you would expect from the space not loud but not quite either and the layout was cool.
We loved the food and our waiter was was fun and very helpful.
The Irish Stew was fantastic and the spinach dip was amazing.
Service unorganized. Not enough menu variety. Not enough choices
Menu needs an overhaul
I invited a died in the wool carnivore here. He was so impressed he said that he wants to come back!
Talk about everything you want in one spot!! All Gluten Free, ALL Vegan, and almost all Organic. So delicious with great hand crafted cocktails as well!!
Innovative menu with great food in a slightly quirky setting. Recommended!
I loved everything about this place! The food, ambiance, service. The bartender (wish I got her name!) was so friendly and helpful. The food delish. I was only in town for 3 night but ate there twice! This will definitely be my go-to place whenever I'm in SLC. Try it, you'll love it.
We enjoyed dinner so much the night before that we went back for the brunch on Sunday. If you are looking for an allergy free restaurant, this is the place.
I don’t know why Zest gets better every time I go. But it does!
Gluten free heaven and the best crafted cocktails we have ever tasted
I'm visiting my vegan sister in SLC, with our third vegan sister. They go to Zest for special occasions and wanted to share y'all's cuisine with me. Mixed drinks were very good (not exceptional, though); food was tasty and plentiful. Especially liked the baked mushrooms and stuffed avocados, though it took a very long time for the mushroom appeitzers to arrive. Nice to have a vegan place in SLC that's creative and pleasant to spend an evening!
Zest is one of the few restaurants with vegan options that also offer oil free options on their menu. As a follower of The Starch Solution I am one of many who are always in search of restaurants that offer nourishing food without harmful, artery clogging oil. The dishes at Zest are delicious, beautifully plated, and have surprised my non-vegan date enough to bring him for a second visit. The jalapeno poppers were heavenly! Thank you!