Zest bar+grille

4.7
1260 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 1260 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.8
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarynB
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was on point. The kitchen was on point. The food and drinks were delicious!

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vipTomL
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was better than excellent. Service was friendly and professional.

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ElizabethP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Definitely loved sitting outside, for the cost portions could’ve been slightly bigger. Drinks were great, so were appetizers.

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KStew
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The weather was the only thing that got in the way of this experience. The food was great, the service was punctual and ambiance was everything.

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Jasmo
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Spring rolls are amazing👍Fast and friendly servers. We love the outside covered deck😊

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CourtneyH
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! If it’s your birthday they will bring a free dessert! Highly recommend

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal, and the outdoor seating had a great view

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Jessica
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been wanting to try it for awhile, and it did not disappoint. EVERYTHING was amazing. Not only the food but the waitress, the location, everything was great

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MFalcone15
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff and service are top-notch. The food tastes great and the overall atmosphere is very lively. Highly recommend this restaurant - definitely one of the best in the area!

MW
MissWonderWoman
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ashley was a great waitress. Love the experience at Zest.

JR
JustinR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Service last night was subpar. Our waitress seemingly forgot about us at times and I’ve been there before with a great waitress multiple times (Jackie maybe). That said I’ll be back!

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BinaeK
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The outside view is beautiful. Lovely patio. I was pleasantly surprised by how good the food was, especially just coming out of Covid restrictions. I would definitely recommend it.

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MaryM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our party had all appetizers and salads for dinner and each one was delicious, fresh and nicely presented. Highly recommend crab and mango spring rolls, spring pea toast, as well as pecan and goat cheese salad. Wait staff was very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable.

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Jenne
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We had the shrimp & scallop cake and crispy chicken dumpling appetizers, along with the filet and sea bass entrees. Delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

10th Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly helpful servers. The executive chef has done an amazing job with his menu - cudo’s to Justin!

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DeannaC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Octopus was the best ever! Really enjoyed the outside roof top bar. Servers were excellent, food outstanding, drinks made it perfection! Thanks for a great afternoon out!

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KRISTINL
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We have been to Zest more than once and will continue to go back. Although it can be on the more costly side than some other local restaurants we definitely get what we pay for. We have never had bad food or drinks, the service is always phenomenal and the outside deck is beautiful. We have had Jacque B as our server more than once and she is FANTASTIC! She is nice and personable, fast yet accurate and everytime we go we hope she is our waitress. Kudos to her and we will definitely be back!

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Milly
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jocelyn was our waitress, she was super nice very attentive.

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Brittanypaige
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My favorite place to get good food in the area. Worth the price. Love sitting outside. Never have had bad service.

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JadeG
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Unfortunately service was terrible. We had to keep asking/reminding our server to the point that we gave up. Our entree’s came out over an hour after putting our order in which took us over our allowed parking time. My husband ordered Filet mignon medium it came out overt well done but he was so hungry and frustrated with the time and wait that he ate it and said atleast the asparagus was delicious. I did bring it to the servers attention and she said that they are backed up and she was sorry. Other little things like asking can we please have some bread with our dinner after eating our appetizers. It’s a shame because the first time we went was incredible and now we’re now sure about ever returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our bartender and server were top notch!

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RachelDanner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service.

TC
TerriC
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious. Our server Deanna, was attentive and helpful. Overall, a great evening!

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MichaelK
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Our waitress was always available. 5 stars all around.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really good. Service was exceptional and fun. Great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. The food was delightful.

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Janey
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and drink-would recommend to anyone looking for a good time!

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Capspea
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Made the right - no, perfect - choice dining here on 6/10. One of those moments you wish you could stay in forever. Anthony and Jocelyn took such care to make us feel comfy and at home (post-pandemic-returning-to-normal). And it's little things like delicate wine glasses, a change of silverware with every plate service, cloth napkins, and impeccable service that weren't overlooked. The wine list = fantastic. The cocktails = even more so. And the food, though pricier than other places = delicious. We had 4 apps (don't pass on the sweet pea toast!), 2 entrees, 2 cocktails, 4 glasses of wine and 2 desserts. (It was our anniversary and we hadn't been out in awhile... don't judge) We were parked on the patio on one of those evenings when the temp is perfection and the sunset is spellbinding. We never felt rushed, everyone was taking pictures, smiling, laughing, music was super chill... it was all just maaaagic. What a great place. We'll definitely go back and highly recommend!

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Lobster
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner from drinks through dessert. ALL servers were friendly and attentive. Thank you, Mika, for helping us celebrate our special night.

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Madi
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was so sweet and helpful. Definitely can’t wait to go back

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BenF
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We ate outside and it was a nice view but the road noise was SUPER loud. Not too much they can do about that though. Will definetly go back! Food was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I requested seating near a window in my reservation, however, when we arrived they seated us against a wall despite there being open seating near the windows.

Aside from that gripe my experience was good.

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Niki
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there and will continue to go back! Everything was amazing. Drinks are delicious!

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vipJeff
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

If you have plenty of time and want a delicious meal, Zest is a great choice! Our meals were very tasty and flavorful. Mine was hot but my wife’s lobster was not hot by the time it arrived but it had excellent flavor. The restaurant was full and probably understaffed since each element took a long time to come out. Drinks and the spring roll appetizer we had were also very good. We will go back again.

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LauraH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was fabulous. Filet cooked perfectly and pasta of the day was delicious. Rachel was our server and she was very nice and attentive! Over all great experience.

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Kesslergirl
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The drinks tasted slightly watered down, like they were in the shaker a little too long, NOT because of less alcohol. Other than that, flavors were great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Travis, our waiter, was excellent. He was very informative and knew the menu well. He was happy to answer any questions. The food was excellent. We felt the prices on the alcohol were a bit high, especially given the other restaurants in the area that offer custom cocktails are bit less expensive. But I will say that the cherry bourbon sour was a great drink. The only other thing that we noted was the wait time for our food. We arrived early in the evening at 5:30. We never left the restaurant until 8:45. The couple who was seated next to us waited almost 40mins for their bread and appetizers. Overall, we were very pleased. It was our first time to Zest. We will be returning. Thank you!

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Mb123
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would very much recommend this restaurant for not only the food but also for the service and atmosphere. Wonderful indoor setup as well as outdoor viewpoint of Bethlehem. Noise level was not high and could have a wonderful conversation with my spouse on my anniversary without any issues.

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KAJe
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent - but it was cold sitting inside

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 1260 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.