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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Father’s Day celebration: the environment was great! The spring rolls, drinks and two of the main dishes, caprese dish, smoked salmon Benedict was very good. The chicken and waffle sandwich was not good! Chicken and waffles both hard and overcooked. However, management had comped our entrees before we got them because they took forever to come out. I would give them a second chance because the staff and manager were very nice and accommodating .
Went went for brunch on Sunday. We ordered the mimosa tower which was the main reason we went. We filled our glasses & each took a sip. After I went to take my 2nd sip, I noticed there was a dead bug in my drink. We informed our waitress & she got me another replacement drink to replace what I had already take out of the tower. No big deal, figured the bug must have flown in while we we sitting there. I drank my replacement & refilled my glass from the tower. Once I refilled my glass, I looked in the tower and saw another dead bug meaning the bug that was in my glass earlier came from the tower. I informed the waitress and she took the tower away to get us a replacement. The manager came over and apologized profusely and said dessert was on them. We were fine with that. We got our meal and it was good but nothing spectacular. A bit overpriced for what it was. The manager then came to get our dessert order, each of us ordering 1. We get our bill and we were charged for one of the desserts. When we questioned the manager, her response was she said 1 dessert. Neither one of us heard 1, we heard that dessert was on them. It was a miscommunication, fine, but for how much the tower cost ($75) the least they could have done was comp both desserts ($20) as it wasn’t even half the amount of the tower. Especially after knowing there was a miscommunication. The dead bugs effected both of us as we were both drinking from the tower. Had we known both desserts werent comped, we wouldn’t have ordered 2 and would have just shared 1. This situation left a bad taste in my mouth with how it was handled and will not be returning any time soon. This not does reflect our waitress who was great, this was the manager.
First time we had brunch at Zest, all very good. Good was excellent, all dishes tasted great.
The waitress was on point. The kitchen was on point. The food and drinks were delicious!
Food was better than excellent. Service was friendly and professional.
Definitely loved sitting outside, for the cost portions could’ve been slightly bigger. Drinks were great, so were appetizers.
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.
Delicious food! Spring rolls are amazing👍Fast and friendly servers. We love the outside covered deck😊
Great food and service! If it’s your birthday they will bring a free dessert! Highly recommend
The food was phenomenal, and the outdoor seating had a great view
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
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!
Very good food and service.
Ashley was a great waitress. Love the experience at Zest.
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!
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.
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.
Food was excellent. We had the shrimp & scallop cake and crispy chicken dumpling appetizers, along with the filet and sea bass entrees. Delicious.
Friendly helpful servers. The executive chef has done an amazing job with his menu - cudo’s to Justin!
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!
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!
Jocelyn was our waitress, she was super nice very attentive.
My favorite place to get good food in the area. Worth the price. Love sitting outside. Never have had bad service.
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.
Our bartender and server were top notch!
Our dinner was delicious. Our server Deanna, was attentive and helpful. Overall, a great evening!
Top notch service.
The food was amazing. Our waitress was always available. 5 stars all around.
Food was really good. Service was exceptional and fun. Great experience.
Amazing experience. The food was delightful.
Delicious food and drink-would recommend to anyone looking for a good time!
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!
Food was amazing, service was great
Awesome dinner from drinks through dessert. ALL servers were friendly and attentive. Thank you, Mika, for helping us celebrate our special night.
Our waitress was so sweet and helpful. Definitely can’t wait to go back
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!
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.
Second time there and will continue to go back! Everything was amazing. Drinks are delicious!
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.
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 1265 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.