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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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10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 58
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  • 9
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  • 7
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Mayo clinic location is great!

We have eaten here three times for lunch and have enjoyed every single thing we have had! The ganache brownies are delish!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Magnolia, Arkansas
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Magnolia, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

We have eaten here three times for lunch and have enjoyed every single thing we have had! The ganache brownies are delish!!

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Europe
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed dinner here and it was perfect. Food was outstanding. Obviously fresh ingredients and chosen with care. Wait staff are at the top of their league in customer service - order is exactly as requested and served with a smile. Yes, the prices are steep but you get what you pay for. If you want quality this is the place... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Definitely not the typical Midwest fare; It was a great change from the monotonous 'burger & fries' that seems to be the staple in MN. We went for the chefs surprise meal and we were pleasantly..surprised. The portions were great too, not too much which I appreciate! It's about quality not quantity. I will say that I was taken aback... More 

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Bella Vista, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 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
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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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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
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about ZZest Market & Cafe

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

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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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