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Zest American Bistro

Zest American Bistro

(Now Closed)
American Restaurant and New American Restaurant$$$$
Capitol Hill, Washington
29 Tips and reviews
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  • Lauren P.
    Lauren P.January 26, 2013
    The happy hour for drinks is lame, but come for the food which is amazing! There are too many menu items to name which are great and dessert is no exception. Yum food, boo happy hour.
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah FuhrmannApril 4, 2013
    We had a delicious lunch here. Everything was good but the Parmesan polenta really stood out. OMG, soooo good!!!!
  • TBD
    TBDNovember 22, 2010
    Capital Spice recommends the braised short ribs, saying "Braised beef short ribs are fall-apart tender and the cheddar grits they’re served over are suitably decadent. It’s a big appetizer, though not Read more
  • Jay F.
    Jay FalckFebruary 21, 2013
    The Mixed Grill was very good. Steak is thin so order it cooked a level lower. Shrimp was incredible.
  • Emily B.
    Awesome happy hour food specials. 6$ burger and fries. The short rib tacos are fantastic
  • Brette C.
    Brette C. 😎🎶February 26, 2012
    The Eggs Benedict is delicious. Highly recommend this and the Bloody Mary's. Spicy but good.
  • Boris Z.
    Boris ZilbermanAugust 17, 2012
    Great vibe, service, food, and prices. Nice addition to barracks row.
  • Tamia B.
    Tamia BookerJune 8, 2014
    Everything is good. Shrimp and grits are spicy and amazing!
  • Susan K.
    Susan Kenski-SrokaApril 29, 2013
    Food was great and believe them when they say the Bloody Mary is very spicy!
  • Valerie F.
    Valerie FenderJuly 25, 2013
    The pork loin is always a good choice. Pastas can be disappointing. Skip dessert.
  • Cherisse G.
    Cherisse GardnerJanuary 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Best hamburger I've had in a long time, and a real good deal at their happy hour price!
  • The Hill is Home
    The Hill is HomeJanuary 21, 2012
    Fancy without pretentiousness, serving American classics, comfort foods, and new creations.
  • Uber DC
    Uber DCOctober 15, 2013
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  • D W.
    D WJuly 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Second time I've come for brunch. Not as good this time. The grits tasted like they came from the bottom of the pot with no cheese. Maybe 3rd times a charm?
  • Chris D.
    Chris DowdSeptember 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    The muffaletta with extra olives is so good that I'm sad when its gone.
  • Jeanne B.
    Jeanne BrightNovember 20, 2010
    The salmon salad is delicious and the perfect dish for a light lunch.
  • Charles W.
    Charles WorthingtonJuly 31, 2011
    The bloody mary is wicked spicy, tasty but be prepared!
  • DC C.
    DC CedarMay 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Falafel fritters are yummy and only $2.95.
  • Raevyn W.
    Raevyn W.March 4, 2012
    Get the espresso martini. It will change your life.
  • Sarah N.
    Sarah NatafjiMay 31, 2010
    The lamb sandwich is a must! Definitely a must have if in DC
  • Sam (@HandstandSam) E.
    Shrimp and Grits were fantastic!
  • Tiffany B.
    Sit by the window to people watch. Other seating can be cramped.
  • Willette B.
    Willette BetheaAugust 18, 2013
    The food & service was great!
  • Jay L.
    Jay LeachApril 21, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Get the Lamb shank. And the olivetini with feta olives.
  • Winnie Y.
    Winnie YaganFebruary 4, 2012
    Don't sit by the window the lighting is blinding.
  • Andrew W.
    Andrew WelchAugust 21, 2011
    Roasted leg of lamb sandwich. Best. Sandwich. Ever.
  • Itiswhatitisplaya
    ItiswhatitisplayaJuly 25, 2012
    Food is Excellent
  • Jessica F.
    Jessica FernMarch 3, 2013
    Literally less than 5 customers, and yet the worst service ever. Nerve again.
  • Christopher M.
    Christopher MahonSeptember 3, 2011
    Cold food and poor service for brunch. Never coming here again...
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