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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: Reservations

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  • 8
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  • 6
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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
Most recent review
Never disappointed

We have eaten at Zzest many times over the years, for different occasion and I have always been impressed by their food. The menu seems to be always changing - which for me is wonderful - always something new to try. The chef's surprise is a favorite - you never know what you will get:) Great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
Carl V
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Eyota, Minnesota
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Eyota, Minnesota
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We have eaten at Zzest many times over the years, for different occasion and I have always been impressed by their food. The menu seems to be always changing - which for me is wonderful - always something new to try. The chef's surprise is a favorite - you never know what you will get:) Great wine selection and a... More 

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Zzest has a wonderful chef's menu for the holidays. We have attended this for several holidays including Valentine's Day and New Year's Eve. Each time we have gone with friends and family. The dinner consists of 6-7 courses of small portions of a set menu. The courses are always unique and an unusual or new way of presenting the food.... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The food was interesting, in a good way. The kitchen needs to work on timing. My companion's meal was almost finished by the time my entree arrived. The appetizer was the best part of the 'chef's tasting surprise menu'. Some things seemed to be concocted for novelty rather than the natural taste of good ingredients. That said, the food was... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Sat outside in lounge area overlooking the river. Ordered from Chef Tasting Menu for $35 each. Each course was a delightful, delicious surprise from the amuse bouche to dessert. Although we can't afford this treat regularly, we will come back seasonally. Can't wait for the next one!

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Minneapolis
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87 reviews 87 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I been there a couple of times looking for that one of a kind specialty ingredient. I on occasion have found what I am looking for. You pay through the nose for something priced a lot less at Trader Joe's. The place is cramped and you feel like a bull in a China Shop. The products are one of kind... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Visited ZZest Friday night with friends. Ordered the Arctic Char and was very impressed with the flavor and texture. I usually order this fish when we visit Finland, so i was happy to see it on the menu. I would highly recommend this dish! The outdoor dining was pleasant, it was full but did not feel crowded. Nice evening ...good... More 

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Rochester, MN
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95 reviews 95 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A lovely fall lunch sitting on the patio eating beet salad with crusty bread. We didn't sample the desserts but they were sure tempting and so many delicious items in the shop as well

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Excellent food! Great outdoor patio! New summer favorite. Looking forward to going back again soon and trying their new menu creations.

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Rochester, Minnesota, United States
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176 reviews 176 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Love love love Zzest! I met a few girlfriends there for dinner and we enjoyed our meal al fresco on the best outdoor dining space in Rochester. It is quiet and surprisingly intimate for an outdoor setting. Our waiter was friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu. The menu is a bit limited, but the selections are inventive, fresh and... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

A local took me to zzest and it was great. I had the salmon cake's and she had a roasted beet salad. Both were amazing! Cute little restaurant with the gourmet shop attached. It was just after lunch time and was not too busy. Excellent service. Thanks!

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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?