Wonderful ambience and food!
We were a party of six and enjoyed everything - drinks, apps, entrees and desserts! The specialty drinks were great too! Lollipop lamb chops were nice and tender. Also had the endive salad with goat cheese - perfect.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Quaint place, great food.
Quaint place, great food. Service got less attentive as the night wore on and getting the check was very slow as all the servers seemed to have left or were chatting at the bar!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, wine, service and ambiance!! Last time we dined at Zoubi's we ate on the patio, and it was lovely. However, since it was a chilly evening, we chose to sit inside and were very impressed! It is a very charming and intimate setting. We were a group of six, and everyone loved their meal...especially the amuse bouche and the vichysoisse prepared by the new sous chef, Eddie. He is very talented and creative. We were greeted by their new maitre d, Alex, who also gave us wonderful service!! Then to top off the evening, Andre came by our table with his smiling face and wonderful charm! Just love this place...going back with the family for Mother's Day!!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Zoubi for our 12 year anniversary, and it was wonderful. We had to eat early, because of a performance my boyfriend was playing that night, and they were very accomodating about sitting us early and providing timely service. The food was amazing, especially the soft shell crab special. The staff is attentive and friendly.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had Chilean Sea Bass - wife had Crabcake. Both dishes were excellent as were our app/soups - onion tart and arugula salad, soft shell crab soup. This was our 5th or 6th time at Zoubi's - always excellent. The chef is a true artist.
Regarding cigarette smoke in the dining room....half the bar is open to the outside where people smoke. We ask to sit in the very front of the dining room to avoid it - though I did smell a "little" smoke in the front this time which I was not happy about. However, if you sit at the table next to the bar you may have smoke blowing right on you depending on the wind. As much as we love Zoubi's I'd probably opt not to eat there if I had no choice but a table next to the bar.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A New Hope Classic
Zoubi's well rounded menu offers a great selection for diners of all palates. Food was prepared to perfection and service was very good. I'd recommend this restaurant for its food and ambience.
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a nice outdoor dining
Had a nice outdoor dining experience at Zoubi. Wait staff was excellent! Outdoor area nice, secluded, fun.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful atmosphere with average f
We met friends at zombie, as a central spot for both couples. Upon entering we wee so excited with how lovely the the eating area was. We were seated on time and service at first was very good, but went downhill from there. We had to ask for a bread basket upon seeing other tables get one; Alex our waiter looked over our shoulders and seemed disinterested when we placed our order and once the food came no one checked back with. 2 rack of lamb orders were deemed average; my octopus was fair.
We had an overall nice experience but don't expect the food to match the ambience.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Atmosphere loved the
Great Atmosphere loved the outdoor area just very pricey
two shrimp for $16 and thats just for starters... non pun intended
Food was good but don't see why it has to be that expensive
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a hidden gem!
Who knew this little tuscan gem was tucked away in New Hope... When you walk in you are taken directly to Italy.. Fantastic little grotto with views of the stars overhead. Food and service were worth every penny! will return!
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
We always have an exceptional
We always have an exceptional dining experience at Zoubi. Alexis and his kitchen are superb and most accommodating, and the courtyard atmosphere has an old world elegance. Merci beaucoup!
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The perfect romantic restaurant.
Quire simply the most romantic restaurant we had ever enjoyed.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about Zoubi was wonderful to sum it up in one word. Server was so sweet and explained everthing answering all our questions. Lobster and mango appetizer was more than enough for two to share. Dinners were excellent although portions were on the small side. Dessert was great. We were not rushed out even though there was quite a wait when we left. Would definately go again and will with friends. Not quite sure how tables are determined as I requested outside and called to confirm and was told no problem, but when arrived was shown one table on porch and one inside and I would much rather have had a seat in the actual courtyard as porch gets a bit warm.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely outdoor dining in NH
This was our second dining experience at Zoubi. The garden patio is beautiful for al fresco dining. Nice cocktail list. The food was good but unremarkable. Service attentive. My only complaint was smoking at the bar, which I suppose is allowed since its outdoors. We will return again, perhaps with friends.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food by a creative chef
Going to Zoubi always means discovering a new creative and surprising dish. Zoubi's chef Francois Morvan is a true artist: he finds inspiration in tastes and flavors of many countries, and then combines them in his distinct and unique dishes. Anyone who spend time in Europe or Asia will find something familiar on the menu - but with a refreshing twist. His melon, mango and papaya soup, salmon roe in puff pastry appetizer and halibut with balsamic reduciton were a true tour-de-force around the world.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a fantastic experience again - the chef does not disappoint. This time we had several appetizers - and our favorite by far was a lobster/mango brochette. It is sweet and spicy, with a hint of vanilla - never tried anything like this before. Lobster dishes tend to be heavy - this one is light and refined. The outdoor patio is fabulous - cosy and romantic. A true gem of a restaurant.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Romantic intimate Oasis
Beautiful evening in the outside dining courtyard. Transported from the hustle and bustle of busy Friday night New Hope into a candle lit, plant filled, private courtyard. The food was very good. The menu is somewhat limited. The fresh baked bread excellent. The crab cake was 95 % jumbo lump crab meat with a delicate flavor. The chocolate chip white cake was a very nice ending to an enjoyable, romantic dinner.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Without a doubt, one of the prettiest and romantic outdoor patios I have ever been to outside of Europe. The grilled octopus was a 10! Can hardly wait to go back.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A sweet night out...
Charming ambiance, enjoyed our waiter "Tom", he treated us well. He was very accommadating and nice. The food was excellant!! Lobster app, escargo, and coconut shrimp....The catch of the day and desert.
A nice little corner for a romantic night out! ...................Margaret and Deborah
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Restaurant in New Hope!!!
We live in New Hope and had friends coming to town who are very special so we wanted a great restaurant. Quite frankly some of the restaurants in New Hope are just OK. I had been told that Zoubi is good and it DID NOT disappoint!!! From the minute we walked into the beautiful courtyard until we left we were treated royally. The food was wonderful ! My husband had a crabcake which he said was the best ever. Our friend had Chilean Sea Bass which she said was the best she ever had. I had a delightful beet salad and grilled shrimp. I also had a great side dish of mushrooms. We opted out of dessert only because we were full. Thank goodness there is one super restaurant in this town!!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never skips a beat.
Been to Zoubi several time. It's always consistant with great food and staff. I like the private outdoor seating. It feels like you're in Europe. Plus, you'er not near the main road, so it's much quieter.
8/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
I had been to Zoubi ten or eleven years back and remembered from that visit the ambience and of course the food - both which I found to be delightful. The outdoor dining area has a country french feel - ordered/disorder - managed deterioration - fits of beautiful flowers against a crumbling exterior. The food had none of these kinds of contradictions. My wife found the scallops heavenly and I found the duck very much to my liking. Hey. The waiter did all he could to make our evening pleasant and he succeeded. The place is very good. Pretty sure I won't wait another eleven years to return.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent all around!
We visited Zoubi after a several month absence - the food was excellent (Coq Au Vin & Grilled Red Snapper), the ambience excellent (we sat outside) and the service exceptional. The only downside was that we learned that Andre, the former manager, had passed in late May. He will be missed.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food and ambiance
Lovely place. Charming personable staff. Thoughtful recommendations. Ate in patio by candlelight. Bouillabaisse was subtle. Salads top notch. Offered a better wine at the same price. Sophisticated for a tourist area. Go there so it will there for us when we are in the area.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good food, great service
We dined here for a special occasion. We were met on the sidewalk by the maitre d' who showed us to our table on the patio. He knew from the Open Table reservation note that it was a special occasion, and he gave us the best table on the patio. The food was very good. My wife's halibut special was excellent. The mango and lobster skewers, also a special, were very good although the mango wasn't ripe, so not sweet and very crunchy. The diver scallops were very good despite being a fairly small portion. Desserts, especially the creme brulee, were excellent. The food is very expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved it - my new fav in New Hope!
Even though it was a slow night for them the service & food were excellent!!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
the food was fabulous, and
the food was fabulous, and the team there, service, was awesome and friendly! would definitely return again
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zoubi is a hidden gem
Zoubi is a hidden New Hope gem. After dining there I would call it one of my favorite restaurants. Fresh fruit martinis and excellent food making this place perfect for a foodie.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is very good. Cool place. They use fresh squeezed juices that make great Martinis. The bar is small but its a great place to have drink even if you eat elsewhere.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Zoubis is consistently good, often excellent. This time was the best! All four of us had wonderful meals. Fish, lamb, sweetbreads, pork chop all wonderfully flavored. Seasonal soup delicious. Desserts rich and decadent!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
They have gluten free if requested. Hi quality place - leisurely pace which was good....probably not a spot if in a hurry....European feel. A memorable experience.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM