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Zest American Bistro - CLOSED

735 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2802
+1 202-544-7171
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Overview
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good50%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
11 Oct 2015
“Loved it...but it closed!”
28 Sep 2015
“Reasonably priced with great service!”
Restaurant Hours
All hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
735 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2802
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1 - 10 of 71 reviews

Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

Had a fabulous lunch there on Oct 3, 2015 and just adored it. Delicious salad, great key lime pie, and so we eagerly returned on Oct 10 when in the area again, only to find it had closed October 5th!

Thank Zootennany
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We found Zest on Trip advisor. When we walked in it was nearly empty. At first I had second thoughts and almost left to go to another busier restaurant. I'm glad I stayed. I ordered the mixed grill. It was great. I had dietary restraints...More

Thank TinaTomHoy
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Zest is trying to make a more "family friendly" restaurant along this restaurant row. We had the beer-braised shortribs with cheese grits. It was good.

1  Thank KansasTravelgrl
Reviewed 19 August 2015

I loved the location of this neighborhood restaurant, but probably won't be back to Zest. I tried it for brunch, and was underwhelmed. The menu was limited and I was not really itching to try the shrimp and grits. Side note: I'm particular about my...More

Thank Tiffany D
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Nice restaurant in the funky 8th St area. Very good service and fresh, interesting food. Had a nice salmon/salad.

Thank Bubba_da_Traveler1
Reviewed 25 June 2015

Friday night on the hill. Rainey, party of 10. Service was very marginal. Food took a long time to appear. Air conditioner was suspet. Other than being with good friends, not a great experience. Food was okay.

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 18 May 2015

We continue to love Zest for early date night dinners when we're in this part of the city. It's also great for lunch. For our most recent visit, my wife and I split the gazpacho and shared the beer braised beef short ribs. The gazpacho...More

1  Thank Chris T
Reviewed 10 March 2015

We used to live in the District and thought it would be nice to get the old gang together over brunch at one of our favorite spots in our old neighborhood. We used to love Zest for its pleasant mix of casualness, neighborhood charm, decently...More

1  Thank copper16
Reviewed 9 March 2015

The beer braised beef short ribs were a big hit, but the New York strip steak and Bombay grilled chicken salad were disappointments. The steak had too much gristle and the salad was pretty bland (the chicken, itself was fine, but I expected more zing...More

Thank Ichi-ban_Food_Kritik
Reviewed 25 January 2015

Spending few day in Washington, we had diner in this restaurant which is a residential area. Very nice offer (Tuesday evening?...) with half price for wine bottles. The menu is attracting and the food is really nice. We really enjoy the evening.

1  Thank Tattraveler92400
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 29 - USD 31
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 735 8th St SE, Washington DC, DC 20003-2802
    (Between G & I, SE)
  • Public Transportation: Close to Eastern Market and Navy Yard metro stops
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Capitol Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Capitol Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 202-544-7171
  • E-mail
Description
Zest Bistro - A Neighborhood Bistro with a twist.... At Zest, you"ll experience the coming together of 2 great pleasures - great food and outstanding service. Zest is an urban restaurant that takes bistro food to a new level. Every day, our chefs create imaginative American cuisine with a distinctive twist on classic preparations. Daily specials highlight seasonal freshness and showcase the Chef's innovative talent. Zest pleases your palate with savory entrees & inventive salads & sandwiches. Desserts are all made on the premises, in keeping with what's available in the market. The wine list is filled with choices, and we offer 1/2 off bottled wines on Tuesday's. In addition to wine and a craft beer selection, Zest offers innovative cocktails, many of which are made with fresh syrups & purees concocted in-house.
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