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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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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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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 23
    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
Creative excellence in fine dining.

This establishment have it all down and perfected on how to serve meals creatively and with excellent taste in decor. We have dined here twice before for lunch, but this is the first time for dinner. They do have a full bar, so we started with martinis. I ordered it neat with Death's Door gin...I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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River Falls, Wisconsin
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River Falls, Wisconsin
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276 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This establishment have it all down and perfected on how to serve meals creatively and with excellent taste in decor. We have dined here twice before for lunch, but this is the first time for dinner. They do have a full bar, so we started with martinis. I ordered it neat with Death's Door gin...I survived. As we could hear... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We went to ZZest for a special birthday and found the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Tuck away across from the local mall in Rochester, this gem is well worth the trip from the Twin Cities. We went for the full four course meal. Drinks? They got it! Cocktails, wine, and beer for every taste. I... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was my 2nd trip to ZZest.. and I love their fresh food rotating menu! This time I had a chicken salad that was truly amazing. I'll be back!

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Magnolia, Arkansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

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 6 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 7 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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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