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“Delicious food and pleasant atmosphere”
Review of Zestt Restaurant

Zestt Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 39 Restaurants in Tenafly
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

The food was absolutely delicious and very well prepared. We were greeted pleasantly and led to a comfortable table. The restaurant is narrow but holds enough tables to seat a number of people. Absolutely everything we ordered was very good. It is not a cheap place to eat but you feel the food is worth the price .
The minor drawback is that sometimes Tenafly can attract a crowd of people who feel entitled. Those people are demanding and can detract from the otherwise pleasant ambience

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Reviewed November 27, 2013

Recently opened and verrrrryyyyy good. Everything fresh and well-executed, good service and a different type of menu for this town. Small but comfortably decorated atmosphere. Also has a good lunch menu at reduced pricing for those who want to try the Mediterranean-based options without paying dinner prices. The owner, who has a successful track record at previous locations, has obviously got the formula for a good dining destination down pat. Definitely worth a trip. Go now and try it, before the rest of the area catches on.

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6  Thank sb2422
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

We recently ate at Zestt and had a fantastic meal. The owners Hal and Carol were very welcoming and couldn't do more to accommodate us. The Mediterranean appetizers were great and our Salmon was perfectly cooked and of great quality. Can't wait to go back again.

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35  Thank Carlosdominguez53
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We were fans, for years, of Hal and Carol's earlier eatery in Tappan NY, and are so thrilled that they have now opened Zestt in downtown Tenafly. The freshest of ingredients, innovatively and 'cleanly' prepared, in a friendly,comfortable and inviting space. While it just opened, but we have already joined Hal multiple times. One of our absolutely favorite spots!

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36  Thank desmd
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

Zestt will be a big hit in Tenafly! It's in the midst of its soft opening. The owner says that so many local diners who came the first week have already come back the second week (like us).

Such a nice inviting, clean, fresh, sophisticated dining room with a happy vibe and friendly service. Just opened in Tenafly down the street from the movie theater and across from the old historic stone train station. At night one can view the little white lights outlining the roof of the train station through the front windows at Zestt.

My husband and I went to Zestt when it first opened and loved the feel of the place and the music and the fact that it's byob. We've returned to eat there a couple of more times because the food in one word is "delish!" My husband had the Zestt chicken over orzo with goat cheese and spinach and thought that it was a truly outstanding dish. The second time we ate there he had the Seared Tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes which he also loved. I enjoyed the grilled salmon one night and the pasta with spinach and feta and garlic and olive oil the second night. Everything is superfresh and made to order.

We've enjoyed the avocado toast, the beautiful Mediterranean platter, the salads and one of the best crabcakes that I have ever had. When we brought our teenage kids for our second visit they really enjoyed the filet mignon, the freshly-ground Black Angus hamburger, and macaroni & cheese made in a little brown crockpot (like the ones that people put French Onion soup in). Also, our family had the apple tart and the brownie dessert. Each topped with Ciao Bella ice cream.

The service is polished, polite and friendly. Parking is free and easy on the street. Solos will enjoy, in particular, the comfortable leather stools at the cappuccino bar in the back.

I already have plans to meet friends for lunch at Zestt next week. Their salads and wraps look great...but I'll likely have that crabcake again. Yum!

37  Thank HaverfordColl
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