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ZZest Market & Cafe

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1190 16 St SW, #600, Rochester, MN 55902
507-424-0080
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Tuesday
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Mom didn't cook like this!

Sharry is a great cook and ZZest proves to be one of her favorite restaurant. Starting with the gourmet shopping area it is fun to browse the varied items like cheeses and little known spices, but the food is more than wonderful. We loved talking with the wait staff and then one of the chefs on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Gary72715
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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Sharry is a great cook and ZZest proves to be one of her favorite restaurant. Starting with the gourmet shopping area it is fun to browse the varied items like cheeses and little known spices, but the food is more than wonderful. We loved talking with the wait staff and then one of the chefs on preparation as it was... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We love this restaurant! The menu changes frequently so it's a new dining experience almost every time we visit. The staff is friendly and helpful. The ambience is outstanding. When the weather is nice dining outside is an option or you can sit at the counter and watch the chefs prepare your meal.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Very disappointed. Ordered the duck dog and Korean BBQ tacos. Had both before and they were delicious. This time the duck dog didn't come prepared as described on menu. Missing the duck fat and relish. The tacos were simply shredded pork with chopped onions. There was no Korean sauce or slaw at all. Not sure who was manning the kitchen... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is a kind of hip restaurant with a youthful feel. The atmosphere is casual. It is in an easy to get to strip mall (along with Trader Joes) across from the Apache Mall. Portion sizes are average. They have a good selection of beers and wines. Prices are on the high side for a strip mall in such a... More 

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Lanesboro, Minnesota
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

On lark we were in Rochester and stopped in for lunch at Zzest. I had not been there since the remodel / removal of the market. The place looks beautiful. It's as if you can dine in three different areas at the same place. We sat outside and it was delightful. We ordered the cheeseburger which brought a taste of... More 

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Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

If your looking for an adventure more than just a basic dinner, ZZest is perfect. The menu options are very creative! The restaurant has also recently updated so there is a lot more space inside, which is nice.

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Rochester, Minnesota
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Zzest is my favorite Rochester restaurant. The food is always excellent and I enjoy that the menu evolved through the seasons. Service and staff are always great and the general ambiance is great fun

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Minnesota
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great food, unique wines and cocktails. The owners are usually there and are very friendly. Eating here is more like eating in a little place in NYC. Not your typical Rochester, MN restaurant, which is a GREAT thing! When the weather is nice eating outside makes you forget where you are located. Nice view of the river and no street... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

When we knew some close friends were spending the day in Rochester we needed a special spot for lunch. Zzest had recently expanded their space so we decided to try it knowing their food is high quality. We certainly weren't disappointed. The service, menu and atmosphere were perfect. The staff went out of their way to make our experience as... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Visited for lunch. Tasty, small menu - great selection of sausage/meets and cheese if you like that with a nice wine - but we had the burgers and mozza/sweat potato appetizer - wonderful. Lemon dessert was wonderful as well. I really liked the atmosphere - fresh, modern, welcoming - would never know you were in a strip mall. Service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1190 16 St SW, #600, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 507-424-0080

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?