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Date
Tue, 4/24
Time
9:30 PM
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Zest Kitchen & Bar

4.6
70 reviews
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$30 and under
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Vegetarian
Perfect For:
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy
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
we are a 21+ establishment
Monday- Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm; Brunch: Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
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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

Specials

Cinco de Mayo - Special Menus & Offers

cinco de mayo is 7 jalapeno margarita day! book your reservation now!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

we are giving away 1 free dessert to mom (1 per table) during brunch & dinner. treat mom to a healthy, organic, gluten free, plant based meal at zest!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 70 People Are Saying
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4.3
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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The service was OUTSTANDING! We all had a really great time. I was blown away by the flavor development and complexity of the cocktails. Really happy with that. My only complaint is I went in with really high expectations for the the food, and while some of it was really good (tiramisu cheesecake and the cheese tasting) some fell flat (spinach and asparagus dip, pizza). I would come back for the drinks and the service alone, but being picky the cheese plate could be a bigger portion, (and only one cashew cream cheese) and the dip could use some refining. We came here our first time for a special occaision, and I have heard so many amazing things about Zest and Casey and the whole team, so I think my expectations were high.

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4.0Dined on March 13, 2018

We were late arriving and in a hurry after some snafoos in our plans. The waitress was super helpful in identifying quick dishes and offered to serve them in a take out box so we could go whenever we wanted without waiting, she even brought the check out before our food so we weren't stuck waiting. Total time from ordering to out the door 20 min, and I even got to eat something before we had to go. Great Vegan and Vegetarian menu. Overall great experience and the service was amazing, super friendly and thoughtful.
The only Con is the parking is a bit complicated to pay for if your stuck using the pay lot.

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5.0Dined on March 13, 2018

I had an amazing waitress who knew what I wanted before I did. Her service and recommendations were spot on! I returned the next night because of her and will come again when I’m in town. By the way, the flat bread was amazing.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Best vegan meals we have found in Salt Lake. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Since trying Zest a week ago, I have gone twice and again tonight! Love how creative and delicious their food is. The deviled avocado appetizer is great, as-is their pizza. My friend had the thai dinner which she enjoyed but I found too spicy (then again - I'm a spice wimp!)
I also love that they are organic, vegan - yay!!

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Excellent food ..... the brussels sprouts were amazing & all the food was excellent. Service was top notch.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Loved it! So nice to have a GOOD vegan restaurant in the area! Thank you!! I had the enchilada skillet and it was so tasty! My only complaint was that it was a bit small - would have loved a bigger portion! The beet juice was yummy too! I loved the laid back atmosphere and our waiter was so friendly and knowledgeable. We'll definitely return!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Vegan options are really delicious at Zest. I am not vegan, but was looking for something healthy and Whole30 compliant, and they delivered on that point. Service was impeccable, and they were willing to tailor meals and ingredients to our dietary preferences.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

We are not vegan, and we really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was excellent, the tea was very enjoyable, the service is a little slow so you want to have some time. It is a casual place. We went with friends and were able to easily have a conversation. We would totally go there again and as mentioned we are not vegan and we are typically just water drinkers. Their drinks did look good. The worst thing about this restaurant is the parking. It is public parking right next door which is nice and close but it is pay by phone or phone app at $4/hr. The speed of service requires more than one hour for dinner. There is free wifi inside which helps with paying the parking if you need reception.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

I'm vegan and gluten free and the Zest menu was perfect. Even if you're not vegan, gluten free, etc. Zest serves delicious healthy food. If I had one in my neighborhood I would eat there several times a week.

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2018

Prompt service, AMAZING tasting food, fresh drinks, and awesome wait staff. I highly recommend Zest for any occasion.

It’s hands down one of the best Vegan/Vegetarian and overall restaurants in Salt Lake.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Absolutely loved this restaurant. Definitely planning on several more visits to Zest!!

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

I wish they had candles on the tables for more or an ambiance.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food - funky vibe. A welcome addition to the SLC food scene!

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Zest is "our place". We love everything about this restaurant. Best service, food choices for my wife who is gluten/dairy free, friendliest staff in town. Great atmosphere... We eat there a few times a month and have never had a bad experience. Try their "Jalapeno Margarita"... Its amazing! Their chef is a wizard. How else could someone combine beets and chocolate and make it taste amazing? You will be pleasantly surprised... This place is the bomb.

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5.0Dined on November 16, 2017

Excellent plant based foods, not fake meat, just deliciously designed.

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5.0Dined on November 14, 2017

The food was shockingly good. I was pleasantly surprised with every aspect of this restaurant and would highly recommend it to even the most devoted carnivores. I love meat but I could eat at zest everyday. Meat lovers won’t be disappointed.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

I have yet to be disappointed here. The food is always delicious and the cocktails are always creative.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything we ordered was fabulous and everything on the menu looked like it would be fabulous as well. The food was fresh, nourishing, and so satisfying. The vibe was great and service though a bit slow to start was excellent.

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5.0Dined on October 24, 2017

I have never had a bad dining experience at zest. It’s our go to restaurant for date night!

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5.0Dined on October 21, 2017

This place is amazing! I am not vegan, but I love organic, creative food. The cocktails are creative and delicious. I wish we had a Zest in Pittsburgh! I went there 3x during my 4 days in Salt Lake City. Kudos to the chef!

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

Loved this Restaurant. Great food great service. We will visit again next time in Salt Lake City!

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Amazing food. It is nice to see a restaurant dedicated to healthy food that tastes great. Presentation was great and our server was delightful. I am from OkC. Will defiantly come back

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

Food was excellent and the cocktails were steller. It's obvious that everyone that works here takes great pride in what they do.

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5.0Dined on October 3, 2017

I was on a trip with a vegetarian co-worker. The meals were crisp, fresh and tasty. Wold have preferred a few options with protein e.g. Tofu but overall quite nice

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4.0Dined on September 14, 2017

As an out of towner I have visited this place twice. The menu is great and the drink selections are very nice.
They are creative with their recipes, but I think they took creativity too far with the dinner version of the Grilled Cheese Sandwich. It turned out to be more like a avacado and apple quesadilla. I was disappointed, because I have had the lunch version of the grilled cheese and it was a good take on a grilled cheese that was still creatives. The rest of my dinner was really good though, so all was not lost. I will be in SLC next April and will visit this place again.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

The food here is really amazing, especially considering that it is all gluten free. You would never know that it was gluten free just by tasting the food. Really worth trying.

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1.0Dined on August 17, 2017

Someone called several times from the restaurant several weeks before saying they would not honor reservations and then again to state they would not honor reservations through Open Table. They were rude and confrontational.
It was very disappointing as we have loved this place for years so conveniently located to our annual meeting. I had a reservation for Thursday and Friday so we could meet and introduce the place to others. I was so disappointed, as was my team, that we cancelled through Open Table the reservation for Friday evening. The establishment did not get the message from Open Table for some unknown connection reason to know of reservations so 30 minutes after our reservation I got a call from restaurant wondering where our table of 6 was. So sorry this place will no longer be a high recommendation from me.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

My husband and I just love this place! The food combinations are unique and delicious!
One of our favorites is the brussel sprouts. You must try it !

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2017

Love this place! One of my all time favs!

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2017

I've been wanting to try Zest for a long time. Finally made it and I was not disappointed. The food was amazing, the service was excellent, and the ambiance was warm and inviting. I highly recommend this restaurant and will be back. Soon.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2017

Fantastic dinner! We stopped by to get a taste for SLC cuisine and so glad I found this spot. We're vegetarians but the food was so delish I'm considering to exploring more vegan options.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2017

Amazing carrot cake. Fun environment, it was fairly busy, so the service was a little slower, but the food was great, very nice people and overall a great experience.

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1.0Dined on May 13, 2017

Well we never were able to experience the place since we were going for a mother/daughter dinner for Mothers Day and only to find out when we got there that it was 21 and older only. And here I thought this was a health food place without a liquor license and had my bottle of wine with me... Considering I have looked this up many times on Yelp, amazing that I never noticed it was really a BAR only, and that our teenage daughters would not be allowed to eat there. I look forward to going back and try again with my adult friends, but sure wish the site made it more clear about the age limits.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2017

Love Zest Kitchen and Bar and dine there as often as possible.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2017

Enjoyed Zest resturant as a very avant garde resturant offering a very appealing menu of healthy offering. The selections from the bar were exotic and delicious. Will definitely dine again.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

As a vegetarian, it was great. Many choices and an excellent cocktail menu. My only criticism was that from where we sat (a booth by the window), I had a direct view of both the bartender and our server eating their own meal in between serving food to us. I found this weird and a little offputting. Other than that, food was great, servers were friendly and atmosphere was enjoyable.

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