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English first
Twin Cities, MN
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75 reviews 75 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We've been to this place several times because it's close to home. It was also one of the few suburban places that wasn't a corporate store. Due to a lack of training in both the front and back of the house, the otherwise good and attractive recipes suffered from inconsistency in taste and presentation. This led to the place closing... More 

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St. Paul MN
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25 reviews 25 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

I was at Zest last night. The owner was very friendly and greeted me. The bartender was efficient and friendly. Iordere a Greek Salad. There were no red loves in the salad! I had had othere Greek salads and there were always red olives (whole) in the salad. the turkey burger with gouda was awesome. The acoustics were not good.... More 

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Apple Valley, Minnesota
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

It was our first time eating here. We won't go back. We ordered a steak and pasta dish. Both were edible but certainly not good. Way over priced. Service was good. We made a reservation thru open table. When we got there they said their system was down, then I got a message from open table that I had cancelled... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

Have been to zest quite a few times. The owner is very pleasant and wants to make sureeverything is okay. Luv the Minnesota egg rolls when they are not over cooked. The petit filet mignonette is also excellent. There are occasional off days in the kitchen but for a close local place to eat it is great. Mixed drinks ...not... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Went to Zest on a Saturday, only two other families in the restaurant but the bar was quite busy; one person working both. We ordered, got our food and to say the least it was not good, the bread for my club was toasted on one side but not the other. The pizza in our group had soggy crust (undone)... More 

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Rosemount, Minnesota
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59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

While you're trying to figure out what restaurant you're going to eat at, Just say Zest and "just say there's nothing holding you back" from trying something new in town. "It's not a test" my food loving followers, it's just me saying that you should consider stopping by Zest Bar & Grill in Eagan. When you arrive to Zest, you'll... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I've been to Zest three times. I've had great service every time, but the food has been hit and miss. I LOVE their chicken wild rice soup. Absolutely delicious. I do believe that for the price, it should come with a piece of bread as versus the saltine crackers. My husband also loves their burgers, but I find the sandwiches... More 

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st paul MN
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74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

First time at Zest, I really liked it. We have been to the old tired bar, down the street many times. It was the only place to go on that corner for way to long. Glad we had the chance for a change.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Have been to Zest 3 times. Twice the service was awful and the food was okay. Last time went for an early dinner and we were the only table. The bartender was the hostess and waitress as well. She was wonderful, but had too many things to do. She had 3 customers at the bar and was engaged in lively... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

After telling our waitress that the restaurant was disorganized and service was bad, she agreed and went over to what appeared to be one of the owners. I told him we had visited the restaurant 3 other times and the service had not changed. He asked me what I did for a living and when I told him, he walked... More 

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Additional Information about Zest Bar and Grill

Address: 525 Diffley Road, Eagan, MN 55123
Phone Number: (651) 340-6797
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Eagan
Cuisine: American

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