I was taking tripadvisor reviews pretty seriously, and we couldn't get into the top-ranked ones. But then when we walked by the next day, they looked fine, but nothing special. In the same way, I don't think that Zest felt either like a hatted restaurant, nor that it should be down so far on the list. The food was tasty, the portions were fine, not too big, not too small, and a few of the dishes were memorable. It's slightly higher-end, but not like in a big city. The decor, however, could use a bit of zhushing up, the view to the bright kitchen in the back was not so elegant, and the ambience felt dated. Nice service.
If you own or manage Zest, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.