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“Good but puzzling”

Zest - Bistro & Bar
Ranked #458 of 4,891 Restaurants in Las Vegas
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Formerly known as "Off The Strip" Same attentive management, same great service, same friendly staff, same delicious food, same tasty drinks.Nothing has changed but the name! Zest Bistro & Bar offers quality dining, a full service bar, and a private karaoke / cigar lounge in Southern Highlands. Eat where the locals eat at this gem in the Southwest. Family owned, serving your favorite American and Italian gourmet meals. Featuring creative cuisine that stacks up with the big names on the strip, with second-to-none service and a menu that's under-priced for the quality! We also have an outstanding To Go Menu and full service catering is available! Check out the menu!
Las Vegas, NV
Level 6 Contributor
197 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
“Good but puzzling”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

I'm not even going to try and explain this restaurant.

The location is out-of-the-way, in a strip mall in the recently developed Southern Highlands neighborhood. Even in that unpromising environment, Off The Strip is hidden away almost apologetically and is difficult to find unless you are specifically looking for it.

On entering, the place looks and feels like a small, undistinguished neighborhood watering hole and restaurant. The colors are warm but dark, and the decor is uninspired.

But stay a while, friends. You will discover the difference as soon as you sit down. Service is fast, attentive, friendly and strikes exactly the right balance between attention and distance. And as you will shortly discover, the food, unexpectedly, can hold its own against most of the far fancier and more expensive restaurants on the Strip. I'll just mention one thing that particularly stood out: their Caesar salad is probably the best I've had anywhere in the world.

I cannot explain this bizarre phenomenon. But I urge you to take advantage of it before it vanishes back into the time-space portal from which it unexpectedly arrived.

  • Visited April 2014
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Best in Las Vegas”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

I have been to numerous restaurants in Las Vegas and this #1. Food and service were outstanding. I will be back on my next visit and will bring friends.

  • Visited May 2014
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Off The Strip on the Money”
Reviewed June 1, 2014

After visiting vegas numerous times you realize the strip restaurants are way over priced and the food not worthy of the cost! Off The Strip is just that and worth the trip. The food was excellent, service outstanding and prices that make one realize you don't need to pay out the nose for an outstanding meal. Thank you Rita for a great time and we will see you on our next trip to Vegas.

Visited May 2014
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London, Ontario, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Fresh cooked”
Reviewed May 18, 2014

This family run restaurant in a strip mall serves mostly locals, but they welcomed us in and seemed truly glad we made the 20 minute trip from the strip. Everything is fresh cooked, prepared the right way and it showed. And the staff were fun and helpful with everything. Also it is not very expensive. It is just a very good neighbourhood place, hopefully an few tourists will come but not too many to spoil the place.

Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Dave P
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“This place and it's people redeemed my overall okay experience in Vegas.”
Reviewed May 17, 2014

Went there on our last night in Vegas and it wasn't just the amazing food that made the drive worth it. There was such a friendly atmosphere and I will be sure to tell all my friends to try it out if they're ever in Vegas. And I will definitely go back if I ever have the chance.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Whitney_hey
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