Zeal Modern Eatery is a good restaurant in an area with quite a few really good restaurants. Zeal Owner/General Manager Scott Sawant invited the Atlanta Food Bloggers’ Society, of which I am a member, to dine for free at his cozy East Cobb eatery in exchange for our honest opinions. Scott is gracious host and hands on manager whose passion for service was evident. In general there are a few kinks to work out in this 8 month old spot but it has a lot of promise.
We started our evening with super fresh oysters in honor of National Oyster Day. The starters here are the stars of the show for sure. The Tandori Chicken and Lamb Skewers were a big hit at the table. The Charcuterie, with meats from Heywood’s Provisions, ( I’m going to have to give them a visit, they’ve got some good stuff) was fantastic and the Fried Green Tomatoes with Fig Goat Cheese were popular among the foodie bloggers as well.
For the entrees I had a perfectly cooked, if a bit under-seasoned, grilled pork chop. One of my table mates ordered the NY Strip and was very happy with it. Another ordered the Tenderloin topped with blue cheese and was equally as happy. One diner in our group had a chicken breast that was a bit dry. Zeal’s owner, Scott, seemed genuinely interested in our constructive criticism so I have very high hopes for this restaurant.
And then for dessert
Zeal Modern Eatery is worth a second look, I’ll be back to see how they progress and to give the pork chop another try.