Zesti

4.5
917 Reviews
$30 and under
Global, International
Celebrity chef Michael Feker’s global traveles and experiences, combined with his passion for food and culinary artistry have sprouted life in Lake Country! Experience gourmet flavor infusions from around the world in a casual atmosphere with beautiful wines, craft brews and signature cocktails taste tested and approved by chef Feker himself! get back to the table and add some Zest to your life!

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Offers

  • Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Tue - Thu 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

    Happy hour 4-6 Monday-Thursday mix & match any featured appetizer with any featured drink for only 11 dollars!
What 917 people are saying
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AmitB
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A hidden gem in Hartland Village - Great food and service, Nice ambience. Really impressed by the variety on the menu. Will definitely return.

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BethL
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Delicious and flavorful dishes! Excellent service and quite attentive. Noise level was a bit too loud for my mom with hearing aids.

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NatalieR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleased to see the staff was wearing masks.
Even though we sat outside, we appreciated that extra precaution taken.

Thanks!

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AnnP
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food. Fun place to gather

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great chef.

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tramguy
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great service. First time out after the long pandemic.

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vipTomS
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Not one of their better days. The service was terrible. We waited 15 minutes for our drinks. Our server was at a table of her “regulars “ and didn’t even go check on them. Then she claimed the ticket was lost! Then, the apps came out and were really not as good as we remember. The Greek meatball and Lamb pizza were tasteless. The eggplant was good, but not hot. Finally, three of our four meals came out lukewarm. Not sure if they were waiting for the fourth to get done, but not a good idea to hold them in the kitchen. The server brought our plates out with hot pads and the plates were not even slightly warm. I grabbed them from her and barely felt any heat. We should have said something at that point . We won’t be going back anytime soon.

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Laura
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Zesti’s! The food is delicious but we mostly go to enjoy the ambiance. The whole staff... from the bus boy to the chef... works together to make sure you have the best experience ever. We drive from Mequon to eat at Zesti’s!!! I wish Chef Fekker would open a restaurant near us...

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MikeB
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to dine. Drinks are awesome, likewise the food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Duck was great. Pasta w veggies seemed to be missing most veggies.

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HilaryJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Had mussels/clams entree and salmon special. There wasn’t a speck of food left! Very tasty. Would have been 4.5-5 star review had the server/kitchen not forgotten the Buffalo caprese salad...which was something I was looking forward to trying.

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LoriW
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fantastic service and great ambience!!! Will definitely be back again!

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vipMJcfp
Milwaukee
21 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing! We live in AZ and had friends recommend it. When we get back to WI we will visit again!

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Grace
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

The service was not good at all. Our waitress kept forgetting the things we asked her for and then would blame everyone else possible rather than just admitting she forgot. The gluten free pastas were fantastic but the entree dishes were just okay.

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RickC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was incredible. We loved the whole experience.

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CharlieJ
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! This is a must try spot in Hartland!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

We have always been huge fans of Zesti but over the past 6 months and 4 visits we’ve been very disappointed. The sides accompanying the meal are almost non-existent and have been barely warm each time. Your EXPO person is lacking. Entree is screaming hot but the other items are plated too early. Last Saturday your Japanese short ribs were tough and dry. They normally melt in your mouth. Hope you can fix some of these things.

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BradT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Pasta dishes were fantastic. Unfortunately, we had to return the salmon back twice as it way undercooked.

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JWKk
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good food, small portion size (ex. ~ 8 oz. salmon, cookie-cutter size garlic mashed pototoes, and 3 sprigs of roasted asparagus for $21.95). My youngest son was still hungry after eating his full meal. Food was well prepared though.

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vipalcoka
Milwaukee
101 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Well, the pandemic is over at Zesti. Not a mask in site except for customers use to walking into the place with a mask. No workers wore masks. No social distancing at the bar. People were spread out at tables, only because they weren't crowded. The garage door windows were wide open; maybe they consider themselves outdoors and didn't need masks. The problem was the temperature outside was in the mid 50's and many people in the restaurant had their coats on because it was so cold. I know masks are a huge political issue in Waukesha County which is too bad, but until we get a better handle on all of this I won't be back to zesti a while. I still like masks at restaurants until Waukesha County can start showing lower covid numbers.

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Sicily
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Waited for server at first and drinks once we ordered.
Calamari was great!
My dinner wasn’t hot and not my first choice which they were out of.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Horrible. The restaurant was filled! Indoor dining was seemingly at full capacity. Between the hostesses, the servers, the bar tenders and the bus boys…not a mask in sight. Truly no regard for human life. Baffling. And to top it all off, food was absolutely disgusting. Will not be returning.

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vipBillB
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It took a little longer then usual to get our food due to a busier evening then expected. However, the food, mixed drinks, and service was excellent. Enjoyable evening!

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KristenS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!! Would certainly recommend. The food was good. Our server was fantastic.

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NancyS
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to Zesti's on a weekday evening early. Everything was very nice. Had the salmon special--excellent and pork chop which was very good also. Will return.

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Kathie
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious and it was nice to be able to have a conversation over the course of our meal. The recommendation from the waitress on food was spot on...the ravioli with blue crab was fresh and creative as well as delicious. My friend enjoyed her calzone so much she forgot about dipping it in the sauce! :) We took advantage of doing 1/2 salads which was not on the menu but allowed us to try some different flavor combos. I tried the kale salad with roasted brussels and will be ordering that again in the future.

I would love to see some creative mocktails options offered with the drink menu!

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Marissa
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great environment. A little surprised that the servers/ staff weren't wearing masks but otherwise a great experience.

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vipLeslieL
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zesti is amazing! Great food and very friendly staff. Surprised to see staff was not wearing masks (April 13,2021)
The pandemic is not over, folks! Unfortunately, I won’t be back until it is safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Zesti. Small crowd on a Sunday night (so quieter than usual) while service was great and food excellent. Can’t wait for warmer weather and open window/outdoor dining!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zesti is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is delicious. The drinks are amazing. The staff, especially Kayla (sp?) are very attentive.

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JenniN
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Our waitress timed out our appetizers and entree perfectly. Food was good but sadly the entrees were cold. Our service was great. Cocktails were great. The hostess and servers were not wearing masks, so if that matters to you, this might not be the place for you at this time.

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vipfrequentdiner
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as was the wine. Service was outstanding. Will definitely be back.

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SMalLie
Milwaukee
28 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went Friday night after church with another couple. The food is always good but, even though they weren’t terribly busy, we did have to wait too long for our initial round of drinks as well as our refills.

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DaleW
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good Food but I think I’ll wait for the doors to open when it’s warmer. It was realllly loud in the dining room.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always!

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Apexl8er
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous food and service. Noise level is very high.

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vipBillB
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Delicious mixed drinks. Outstanding service.

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phfoodie
Milwaukee
19 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far the best meal we have ever had at Zesti! Your chef was on point last night! Everything was cooked perfectly and had great flavors. There wasn't a morsel left on any of our plates. Wow!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Elana was an excellent server!!! The food was great, but I was a little disappointed that I mentioned it was my daughter’s birthday and it went unnoticed!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zesti is a great spot in Hartland. The food is amazing and I’ve never been disappointed!

FAQs

Zesti offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (262) 367-3333.

Zesti is rated 4.5 stars by 917 OpenTable diners.

Zesti does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.zestieatery.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.