Zest Kitchen & Bar

4.5
84 reviews
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$30 and under
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Vegetarian
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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
What 84 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
service
4.4
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4.5
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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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4.0Dined on June 18, 2018

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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1.0Dined on June 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

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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2.0Dined on June 5, 2018

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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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Good and healthy food for a good price.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Amazing Amazing Amazing!

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Zest is a special place that promotes taste and health.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

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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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Creative and Delicious vegan options!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

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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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 15, 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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