Zest bar+grille

4.7
1331 Reviews
$30 and under
American
ZEST is the second venture for the owners of Grille 3501 in Allentown, an upscale casual restaurant which has sustained continued growth and success for over 19 years.
Located on the sixth floor of the Gateway Building on the South Side of Bethlehem, ZEST offers New American fare with spectacular 180 degree views of Bethlehem. Features of the restaurant include a partially open kitchen design, an open air balcony, two completely private dining rooms, an open concept bar seating 22 guests, a huge bar area with comfortable banquette and high top seating, and a corner lounge with the best views in the space.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1331 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.8
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Finely prepared fresh food that is delicious

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ChristinaB
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We had reservations for 7:30 it was after 8:45 before we even received our appetizers by the time our food arrived it was almost 9:30.. it was my birthday and 1st experience here I really was disappointed

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VincentP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great views from the outside seating area. A must for romantic dining or just a nice night out. Highly recommended.

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Winelover
Pittsburgh
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! Food was all very good. Great views of the downtown and stacks.

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Brittany
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time having Brunch and everything was fabulous! Mimosa tower was an awesome addition to our Sunday afternoon spent with the girls!

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MichelleS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful table outside with a spectaculer view. Yes, they are on the pricier side, but the quality and choices make it worth it. It is a great place to go on a date, or to take those visiting the area an opportunity to view downtown and see what great restaurants we have here in the lehigh valley.

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Dorothea
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very friendly and the food was amazing. Loved the balcony seating and would definitely try this again at night and different times of the year to check out the ambience during those times. Easy to access from the parking garage too.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Loved the view

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AmirahS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Such a nice atmosphere and the food was amazing. Definitely have to go back.

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MegB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time!! The service was excellent. Food was fantastic. Overall a great night out!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience amazing food amazing service. Our waitress was Jackie, very good service and a very nice person. I'll be visiting Zest again!!!

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vipPAFoodieChick
Poconos
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Two words: bone marrow!! Expertly prepared (it’s tricky!) and nicely presented. My lobster tail dinner was very creative and tasty although the lobster tails themselves were somewhat small. My husband’s short rib buns were great although the buns didn’t need to be deep fried, his duck wings were perfect. We will definitely go back.

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CindyY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and the food was delicious and all the workers were great. Would definitely visit again for a special occasion. Very expensive for weekly dining - but it was a nice treat to celebrate a birthday! Appreciated the birthday cake treat for our daughter.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Zest on 7/16/21 around 2130. Manager was accommodating. We were late about 15 minutes and we weren’t turned away. Requested to be seated outside and he allowed us to. Deanna the waitress was attentive, energetic, & overall pleasant. She kept checking on us and made sure our drinks were filled. The whole staff greeted us upon entry and when we left. It was money well spent. Drove all the way to Bethlehem from Nazareth. We will be returning to Zest Restaurant.

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MFalcone15
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience. Jacque was a tremendous waitress and the entire staff was yet again exceptional. The meal was cooked to perfection and the drinks tasted awesome. Nothing but the best when you go to ZEST!

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KenP
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around. The champagne cake for dessert was worth the price of admission alone. Highly recommend!

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Brian
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun time! Good food and drinks. Waitress was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Birthday dinner

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gregoryB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, energetic and friendly staff. Fits all occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

it was great

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brianp
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was very pleasant,helpful. Outstanding food.

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MariaZ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful city views, great food! We recommend the mussels and clams for appetizer.

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Krysti
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was top notch. Our waitress was very kind and helpful when selecting food. The food was high end and made with care. Would highly recommend!

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DavidK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good. Had swordfish that melted in your mouth. Lobster tails were cooked to perfection. Salads were huge.

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KaylaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Small portions but good food. Great staff- our waitress was wonderful!

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vipalicew
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Zest never disappoints. Our server was attentive and pleasant. Food was phenomenal..

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shadyry
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was packed and the staff was doing a greT job keeping up but definitely very busy. The food was delicious and came quickly. Highly recommend the mussels and clams.

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LisaG
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent place. My waitress could’ve been better. Not enough attention

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary and they made us feel special. Congratulated us and brought us a glass of Prosecco to celebrate! Awesome food and drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First off our server Ashley was amazing. She constantly check to see how everything was and we had detailed conversation about the food. Every recommendation she gave was spot on. The food was well prepared down to the smallest detail. The food was not just a well prepared protein with a side, every item on the plate had a purpose and was made to perfection. The view from the restaurant is breathtaking and we will ask for a table near the window next time. Lastly do not leave without having dessert, you’ll regret it. Ashley recommend the Chocolate Creme Brûlée, wow! You will never taste something so rich and smooth. This place is now on our rotation of great restaurants

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charlie
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

S at outside on the balcony on a beautiful day. Our sever was great and the service was spot on. Had the broiled pork chop which was about an inch and a half to two inches thick and was tender and juicy and cooked to perfection. We had a good time and didn't feel like leaving so we went into the bar area for about another hour. Will be going back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! View was phenomenal as were the drinks and food menu. Very impressed!

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vipKaitlynK
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the view while sitting outside. Our meals were promptly served, barely any wait time after ordering. The food was delicious. Our cocktails were perfectly prepared. The staff was very friendly. We will be back.

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LauraV
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance, food, drinks and service were all impeccable.

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RussellR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views from inside and out. Food was excellent. The waitress was attentive and able to answer all of our questions. Best dining we've had since the pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view from the rooftop was nice and the food was fantastic. They were busy but our food came out rather quickly and was absolutely delicious.

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Shishka
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating area in the “tent” was quite loud.

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LynnM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. A little pricey but very good!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside. Wonderful food, drinks and service. It was quiet outside but inside was much busier/louder.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Zest bar+grille using the Order Online button. Zest bar+grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 419-4320.

Zest bar+grille is rated 4.7 stars by 1331 OpenTable diners.

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.