Zesti

4.4
992 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 992 people are saying
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DougK
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eggplant for appetizer was real good and great value. Had the stuffed pork chop; was really tasty. Wife had the seafood ravioli and was amazing. Luckily for me she’s a light eater so got to finish hers. Will be back to try some of the other entrees for sure!

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Beth
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zesti’s is one of our favorite restaurants! Always great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Went for a friend’s birthday dinner. Good service and food. Will be back again.

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DanS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was delicious. One of the all time best meals of my life. Order anything, they'll crush it. :-)

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EmilyS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice experience at Zesti on Tuesday night. Our waiter (who was quite busy) was very attentive and made our time there very nice. Our food came out quickly and was delicious. We will all definitely be back!

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johnw
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've visited many times and never had a bad meal!

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AmandaR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great atmosphere!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
37 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always find something to love on the menu. The chef offers healthy choices, even gluten free for my brother. This is a real gem of a restaurant.

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kmoho
Milwaukee
33 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the ravioli. Outstanding!!

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JimB
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our dining experience was excellent, friendly bar tender, very good server, the type of seating that we like. I would call the restaurant interior "industrial", very nicely done.
The food: My wife had a salmon special that she said was the best she had in a long time. As for my Japanese style short ribs (Kobe), if a meal can be "off the charts" this one was. The roasted meat might be the most tender and juicy that I ever had. I don't make that statement lightly.
The best dining experience we have had since before the pandemic hit.

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vipAndreaR
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was excellent, and our server, Kayla, was outstanding. She made us feel comfortable and was very attentive.

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vipDPope
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely birthday dinner with my daughter was made even more special by our server Kelly. Attentive but not over-solicitous, she treated my 11-yr.-old as professionally and cordially as she did her adult diners. The spaghetti bolognese and blue crab ravioli were delicious, and the tiramisu capped off the meal nicely. Wine list appeared to be fairly broad-range. Looking forward to another visit, maybe as a date night with my hubby!

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ErinL
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love zestis

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JeanS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and excellent food. Eat indoors or out which is perfect with the current state of things. Love it.

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DebbyK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were outstanding. The only negative of the evening was the noise level.

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JeannieD
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was fantastic, highly recommend the Zuppa! We'll be back :)

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DebS
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family loves Zesti! Food and wine is always superb. Wait staff is polite and keeps us informed. Absolutely recommend.

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alpinejohn
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

My wife and Mother-In-Law ordered the duck, they said it was good, I ordered one of the personal pizza options. Ordered the gluten free crust with some sort of beef, the crust was not good, seems like it was not cooked enough (I have had many of this type of crust over the years. The meat was terrible, like rubber and full of gristle.....not even close to being enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing except the owner has a ridiculous policy of not having the checks spit with different receipts. It’s a weird policy that’s hard to explain. The owner is aware that his policy has had many complaints. Beware for large groups. The owner is just making it harder on the waiters and waitresses

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BJI0702
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Waitress was very attentive and pleasant.
Will definitely go back and sample Chef Fekkers other dishes.

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Wendy
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Lake Country!
Great food, wonderful atmosphere and fabulous servers!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great find! Super atmosphere, service and the food was delicious.

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JasonB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. The atmosphere was socially enjoyable. It's a very energetic and infectious ambience.

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ChereeV
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were only two servers, from the looks of it. These two women were literally running to and from the kitchen to give the best service possible, while remaining positive, professional and friendly!!

Food, as always, was fantastic! We all had different meals and shared, all were EXCELLENT!

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Crittrlvr
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Open table asked me if I wanted standard bar or high top seating. I chose standard and ended up getting high top. It also asked me what our occasion was for dining. I said birthday but no one acknowledged it when we arrived so what's the point in asking? The staff was not as friendly as they were in the past. Our mushroom appetizer was not hot, my saffron rice that came with my salmon was cold and my salmon was slightly overcooked. We will be back in hopes that chef Fekker addresses the inconsistencies in the meantime. Lake Country needs good restaurants. I hope this stays one of them.

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lulubelle
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We were a party of three and we all enjoyed our food. Our waitress was very good and the staff was very friendly. The food was delicious. It was a little noisy.

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JWigderson
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to dinner with my wife, her best friend, and her best friend's husband. Service was great, the menu is so different, and the food was delicious. Our friends were really impressed.

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vipChrisP
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The service was poor. Very, very slow service and very impersonal. The food was okay but it has fallen off over the past few years. This used to be our go-to place but now I don't see us going back anytime soon. Very disappointing.

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TeriR
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! great service! Had a street view table on a beautiful summer night!

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disappointed
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We finished our meal before we got our 2nd drink. The bar tending was very very slow.

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Wendy
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters birthday. Our favorite restaurant!!
Never disappoints. Meal, drinks and dessert were fabulous. Service was outstanding!
WE LOVE ZESTI!!
Kelly was wonderful!!

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Mike
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and well socially distanced. Attentive server, great service.

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DavidN
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the atmosphere was great. Love coming here and will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was much better this time. The Japanese short ribs are still a much smaller portion than what we’ve had in the past but overall it was a great meal. Service was incredible. Great job.

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vipAndreaR
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zesti not only has delicious food and outstanding cocktails but thery have the BEST ever waitress, Kaylah! The atmosphere and setting are beautiful too!

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SharylK
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The ambience is nice but the table we were seated at was uneven so whenever you leaned forward on it you thought your drink was going to tip over. There was only one vegetarian option and it came as basically a bowl of angel hair pasta with a few peas and asparagus—definitely not worth $15-18 price.

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KathyT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as was the service. Garage door windows were open giving the feeling of being outside.

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ChristinaK
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always.

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BruceL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Staff was very pleasant and friendly, although the waitress should know what beers are on tap and also didn't know if the tenderloin is cooked to order.
Beer was cold....totally hit the spot. And my sister enjoyed the wine.....
Food was really tasty but I thought portions were small and overpriced.
Ambience was good. Very comfortable place to sit, eat and chat.
Yes, I'll go back.

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TimO
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The beef short ribs and spaghetti was very good. Nice wine recommend.

FAQs

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

Zesti is rated 4.4 stars by 992 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.