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Zeal is a chic, farm-to-table modern eatery that brings to the Merchant"s Walk area of East Cobb an exciting new dining option. Our selection of craft beers and boutique wines and spirits blend with our chef inspired menu of appetizers, entrees and small plates which are 80% gluten free. A living room menu for the bar complements our crafted bar offerings and adds a vibe to gathering with your friends.
Marietta, GA 30068
Contemporary American, American, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday thru Friday 11:30am-3:00pm
Dinner Monday thru Thursday 3:00pm-10:00pm
Dinner Friday-Saturday 3:00pm-11:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am to 3:00pm
Sunday Dinner 4:00pm-9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Finding a parking spot is easy.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Zeal Ratings and Reviews
My wife and I had a great experience at Zeal for dinner. Our server Jake did a great job taking care of us. In particular he had a knowledgeable point-of-view on the wine list and directed my wife to a great selection. I had a 1/2 dozen raw oysters to start which were large, briny and delicious. Only complaint, the saltines packages were all crushed. For our dinner my wife enjoyed the Zeal salad with pan seared salmon. Great! I had the Wagyu burger and substituted mashed potatoes for fries. Both were excellent. Overall a really nice dinner and again, our server Jake was a difference maker with his effusive personality and rock-solid product knowledge.
Third time we've tried Zeal. For some reason, we always want to give it the benefit of the doubt and go back. Server was very friendly but forgot about us. I never got my wine and we never got salt/pepper (which should be staples on the table). Burger was overcooked and underwhelming. My salad was fine but how can you ruin a salad ??!?!?! So - unfortunately, I don't think we will be returning.
Mothersday experience was very special. We have been to zeal a handful of times. We were worried because our reservation was at 1pm and when we got there the place was packed and everyone was very busy. But our server Gary accommodated us very well and ensured we had a good experience. We had 7 omelets amongst the 4 of us so that tells ya we enjoyed our brunch. We will be back for next Sunday's regular brunch.
Wow definitely coming again! The service was wonderful, had a very nice server (Jake) very funny, always got us what we needed. The food was prepared very well, I was not disappointed. The atmosphere was lively and their live music was very enjoyable. Very bright atmosphere, well decorated. The bartender made the best drinks for me. 10/10 would come again!
We have gone to Zeal several times and have had good experiences but we visited Zeal for their Mother's Day Brunch and half of the food options were empty and by the time they were filled, we had been there for 30 minutes and my family was ready to leave. Thus, we paid $30 per person for brunch that consisted of only a few options. When we asked whether the rest of the items would be replaced, nobody really knew so ultimately we paid double for what it was worth. Not a good experience. They appeared confused and did not look like they expected it to be as busy as it was.
Are you kidding me with this service? Didn't even have silverware at the table. It's like there were a bunch of servers running around and no manager. Took forever to bring drinks to the table. Luckily it was a brunch buffet otherwise we'd still be there waiting for our food. Truly disappointing.
Sunday brunch did not impress. This was a set menu buffet. The food ran out fast and more than a dozen of us waited in line for about 10 minutes before some of the food was replenish. It still took about 5 or so minutes before the remaining buffet items were replenished. Staff seemed over whelmed.
Had a very disappointing Mother's Day brunch. Had to wait several times for the buffet dishes, desserts to be refilled. Had to wait for over 20 mins to get an omelette. Service was lousy, used plates were not removed, had to go hunting for the server for coffee refills, check etc. I can't blame it on mother's day either as the place was not packed (now I know why). Not coming back.
The food was not really good. I have been to Zeal's twice before and the food was much better. Also, the waiter was a little slow in attending to us. The bar side with the live band was a little too loud for my taste. For the $90 ticket, I expected way much more...not a good value this time in my opinion.
Excellent neighborhood find! This was our first time at ZEAL and it is our absolute hands down favorite place to enjoy a wonderful, fresh meal. We loved everything we ordered and will definitely return. Our waiter, Gary, was superb and knowledgeable, which we greatly appreciated since we had never been to Zeal previously. I checked Open Table reviews to help with our restaurant selection, and, once again, this was right on point. We'll be back and often.
Dinner was great. It was cinco de Maio so they had hand crafted margaritas and a 3 taco special which my husband loved!! The burger was amazing!! But the service was the best. Sam helped us and he was spot on, very knowledgeable and funny. My husband said he should be on the food network. Zeal is very professional with professional servers and the best food in East Cobb. We love Zeal and will definitely go back. Great neighborhood restaurant. It's worth it. Food is amazing!!
We had a large table of 8 in the back corner and LOVED the experience. Live music by singer songwriter and the wine-down Wednesday 1/2 price bottles were a big hit. Very relaxing atmosphere, easy to hear one another, food inventive / delicious and service excellent. We had a complicated tab with separate checks and our waiter didn't miss a beat. Thank you. This social & service organization will be back for another group meal.
This is probably the 4th time I have dined at Zeal with groups ranging from 2-7. The service is attentive and knowledgeable (Jake) and the wine selection is very good and the food variety is excellent; well prepared and of good value.
If you live in East Cobb or Roswell, you should try it out.
Read several best of for Easter Brunch. This place was highly recommended. Said it was limited menu with several chefs specials. Showed up and it was a buffet. Checked the website numerous times to see what the chef specials were. Never mentioned it would be buffet. Buffet was so so in offerings. 29.95. No mention of that at anytime. Very disappointed.
This was our second time at zeal. While they are no more expensive than many peer restaurants, they are just slightly behind in overall consistent food quality. For example, I've had the burger twice now. It's a good burger, but for $14 I expect...as I do of every other place that serves a high price burger...that the side it comes with be as high quality as the burger. Both times I've had the burger at zeal, I've had to return the french fries because they were barely warm. Yeah, I'm picky when it comes to my fries, but for $14 I want HOT high quality fries. Period. Both times I returned the fries, but as expected, they can't turn out a new batch of fries before my burger goes cold.
Halibut is always one of the best things on the menu. Salmon is a good second choice as is Swordfish when they have it. The short rib is always good as is the pork chop. For steak, the butcher steak is consistently excellent. We have never had a bad soup here and they are always willing to give you a little sample. My wife loves the Oysters. It's really hard to have a bad meal here. If anything isn't what you expected their main servers Sam, Ethan, or Jim will make things right. Scott (the owner) is usually around and always promoting beer or wine dinners which are some of the best deals and experiences around. If you haven't tried Zeal you need to and if you have and weren't completely satisfied you need to give them a second chance. These guys provide top notch food and service.
Great fresh, creative dishes. Short rib spring rolls were delicious and plated attractively. I think the menu has a good balance of appetizers, charcuterie items, upscale burgers & sandwiches , then nicely put together entrees. We both got seafood. My seafood "bowl" was full of wept prepared fish, shrimp, mussels. And more. The flavors were perfectly balanced. Three mousse cake was decadently delicious but never seemed too heavy
Our drinks were definitely great. Fine spirits in well crafted cocktails. I had the (cedar) smoked Sauzerac - well two of them so you know I thought they were good. I still have trouble feeling like $12 or more dollars for a small cocktail is justified. That still seems above market. Then again, I did enjoy them enough to order a second round. Nice selection of bourbons. Probably will do one of their bourbon "flights" next time.
I think what made our meal even better was the good service we got from our server, Jake. He was very good in taking us through the menu and offering suggestions. He has a warm, friendly demeanor and was attentive
Around the corner from the main dining area was a young woman performing solo on guitar. Her singing volume actually was at just the right level to add great ambience and energy to the room.
We are definitely going to be back.
We met up with friends for my husband's birthday dinner. Two in our party eat gluten-free, one by choice and the other because she is severely allergic. The wait staff was very accommodating and went the extra mile to ensure there was nothing served with gluten or any cross-contamination on the items she ordered or even the apps we shared. Aside from that, we were all very happy with our appetizers and meals, and would definitely recommend Zeal to others. The fried calamari was exceptional, especially considering it was GF! There are many GF options on the menu. We will definitely be back!
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