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ZZest Cafe & Bar

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1190 16 St SW, #600, Rochester, MN 55902
Mon - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Wilmette, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

patio garden is great, and very diversify people..., lamb burger was delicious, so mushroom pizza and copa appetizer....

Thank Alipech16
Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After some long, stressful days at Mayo Clinic, the 4 of us stumbled upon Zzest(I had seen the sign for it at Mayo)& we are SOOO glad we did! It was amazing from the moment we walked in the door. We sat on the beautiful outdoor patio. Every detail is a feast for the senses-sight, smelll, taste,sound, touch--food was amazing!... More 

Thank tpo107
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently revisited ZZest as part of a group of 6. We dined on the patio, a lovely spot near the river with a bike path on the other side. We had no bug or wind issues. The wood fire pizza crust was very tasty. Of the 3 pizza selections we tried, the salami was by far the best. The... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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54 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a recommendation of one our providers at Mayo. Limited menu that basically reflected what else is served all over Rochester:burgers, pizza, salad. Pricey and service was scattered and spotty. Will not return, there are other many other places in the area that have better service and food.

Thank Hermosagata
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After dining here, I am shocked that it isn't rated higher for meals in Rochester. I went on a casual Wednesday night for a solo dinner and had one of the most incredible pizzas I have ever had. The Green Garlic Pizza was perfectly balanced and even felt light. It was delicious. The Beet Salad I had with watermelon radishes... More 

1 Thank ecutler88
Rochester, Minnesota
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love going to ZZest with the beautiful patio dining overlooking Zumbro river and of course the food is fabulous especially the chef's choice option, always a surprise of great food !!

1 Thank TimVR
Red Wing, Minnesota
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is a fun fine dining venue. It isn't cheap, but the food was delicious and full of flavors that were unique to me. About a third of the dining area is outside, under an open air roof and with heating units. This is my preference, but when it rains hard (like it did when we were there), the rain... More 

Thank JPatrickinMN
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Tuesday evening was not busy. Got right in. Sat on the patio, which is partially covered it if had rained. Service was friendly. This was my 2nd visit and my husband's first visit. He found the menu hard to decipher at first, which I recall from my first visit. Main entrees are kind of pricey. Had the burger which was... More 

Thank Jennifer S
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

ZZest is an ambitious bistro. We were there on a midweek early evening. The place had a very relaxed feel to it. We were told that since we had made reservations, our table was inside but, were offered the option of dining on the patio. The menu was fairly limited. All of the dishes seemed interesting and imaginative. I ordered... More 

1 Thank flatland_sherpa
Rochester, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Not impressed. Food is good but too expensive for me. Many other restaurants in Rochester now to choose from.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $29
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1190 16 St SW, #600, Rochester, MN 55902
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: 15074240080
Discover with ZZest our amazing menu . From a huge cheese and charcuterie section to local grass fed burgers, foie gras meatballs (and yes MN has foie gras!) to a Chef's tasting menu. Our goal is to use local and small produced ingredients and bring Rochester the new trends in the culinary world. We have our own market located downtown where we stock our shelves with the best and hard to find ingredients. This gives our chefs an awesome pantry to work from. We offer a full service cafe serving lunch which is great, and dinners that are 5 star amazing! Basically our goal at ZZest is out to make Rochester just as cool as the Twin Cities!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?