Zest Kitchen & Bar

4.3
107 reviews
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$30 and under
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Vegetarian
we are a 21+ establishment. zest kitchen & bar is a healthy vegetarian & 100% gluten-free restaurant & cocktail bar with a vibrant nightlife. with the best vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free food in salt lake city, we provide healthy dining options made with locally sourced, fresh ingredients; a full service bar featuring hand crafted cocktails with one of the largest selections of locally produced wines and beers; and live music, deejays, and dancing. we invite you to come and discover why zest kitchen & bar is becoming one of the best restaurants in salt lake city. we are 21+ ONLY.  
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Vegetarian, Vegan
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Hours of operation
Mon–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am–10:00 pm
Sun 10:00 am–9:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm
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Phone number
(801) 433-0589
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
W Broadway
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 107 People Are Saying
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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 .

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I were blown away by all of the options. We’re still dreaming about the meal.

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SB
Jackson Hole
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Service and a menu that will make you want to return and check out more.

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JK
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

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New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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GS
Salt Lake City
52 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is wonderful for vegan lovers. The surprise comes when my meat and potatoes friends ask to come back to Zest

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D
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

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.

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NG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down one of the best vegan restaurants I have experienced. Highly recommend.

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c
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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JL
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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JM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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.

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SW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved the food and our waiter was was fun and very helpful.

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AL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The Irish Stew was fantastic and the spinach dip was amazing.

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CJ
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Service unorganized. Not enough menu variety. Not enough choices
Menu needs an overhaul

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GS
Salt Lake City
53 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I invited a died in the wool carnivore here. He was so impressed he said that he wants to come back!

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N
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!!

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WC
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Innovative menu with great food in a slightly quirky setting. Recommended!

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l
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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MS
Austin
36 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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GS
Salt Lake City
53 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I don’t know why Zest gets better every time I go. But it does!

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MS
Austin
36 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gluten free heaven and the best crafted cocktails we have ever tasted

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S
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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!

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D
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

This vegan food is outstanding. Some of the best I’ve ever had, and I will be back next time I’m in SLC. Thank you for an excellent representation of plant based meals!!

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V
New England
7 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I would've given Zest 5 stars for everything, except we had a reservation, and they still made us wait for 10 minutes :( Besides that food was great! Love the vegetarian takes on traditional dishes. Neither my husband nor I are vegetarians but we loved our meals.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

Everything went wrong from the minute we got there. They didn’t have our reservation, couldn’t get a drink because the bar tenders didn’t look up, the guacamole was frozen and the chips were stale. My sister has a nut allergy and they said they basically couldn’t help her. I ate out a to go box because I thought I had to run to an appointment but then stayed and they claimed they couldn’t take it from the box and change it to a bowl in the back. They never asked if we wanted more drinks so my sisters sat empty for an hour of the meal. Then when we spoke to the GM and told her she gave us a look and said she’d go get the check. They comped one item I think. Not even about the money just the principle. It was a disaster.

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OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zest is one of my all time favorite places to eat. The food is perfection and the staff is always friendly, kind, and helpful! Can’t say enough about it!

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c
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 2

The menu hasn't changed and the skillet Mac and cheese was a bit tasteless. I could only eat 1/2. Maybe that's because I don't appreciate the vegan-like nature of the food.

The noise level is too loud for a good conversation. The cooling system was blasting me with too much air.

The cocktails took VERY long, but my kombucha cocktail was delicious.

The staff were wonderful in all ways.

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KL
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 2

The food and service were amazing. The only problem was how hot it was inside. It was difficult to choose warm or hot dishes when we were sweating and unable to cool down.

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R
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Attentive service for a large group and delicious cocktails. I have taken a group to Zest for the past two years and look forward to doing so again. From reservation to payment, this was easy and delicious.

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BL
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good and healthy food for a good price.

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GS
Salt Lake City
53 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Amazing Amazing!

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GS
Salt Lake City
53 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zest is a special place that promotes taste and health.

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C
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very friendly & relaxed atmosphere. Excellent service. (Thanks Nic) Outstanding tonight were the deviled avocados, bbq pizza, tacos and tiramisu. We also enjoyed from the menu several well detailed cocktails with rosemary, lavender & peach. Looking for to next time!

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JL
Jackson Hole
9 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

What a great surprise. Our meals were healthy AND delicious. They were creative and so flavorful. We had the mac and cheese, curry, manicotti, and power salad. All were delicious. Our margaritas were great - a little slow in coming (my only complaint). Our waitress was fun. Highly recommend.

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MK
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Creative and Delicious vegan options!

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BT
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zest is one of my favorite restaurants in Salt Lake City! The food is always excellent, even if the ingredients seem strange like "Zuc and Cheese" or "Chilled Manticotti," but believe me it is worth it. I love the healthy options that are a available. It is a breath of fresh air in a world of fast and unhealthy eateries.

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Boise
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything on the brunch menu looked really good and I had a hard time deciding. Very yummy, not too oily food. Interior had nice ambiance and good service. Decent value for price (some drinks a little pricey).

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CR
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious! Great atmosphere and wonderful food! I will be going back soon!

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GS
Salt Lake City
53 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All vegan but those who are not will be amazed and most likely rate at least 4 stars.

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