Another Positive Experience
Very pleasant staff, nicely understated service, delicious food. After a great dining experience last year (my first at RZ), I was curious whether the next would live up to my expectations. It did. Looking forward to returning soon.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place!
We were regulars when it was in Belltown. It's much less convenient now (we live in Ballard; it's 30 minutes plus difficult parking, vs. 12 minutes and easy parking), so we go less often. But the food is, if anything, even better, and the service continues to be excellent. It's become a "special occasion" place for us, and we love it.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not to be missed
Don't be fooled by the relatively informal atmosphere and decor - every detail of the dining experience is flawless at Zoe. Between three of us and two visits in 10 days, we sampled at least a dozen dishes of every kind and they were all perfect. On our second visit we sat in the bar near the kitchen and were able to observe the quiet efficiency of the chefs and the seamless service. Apparently everyone takes great pride in what they do and is thoroughly involved (the "hostess" participated in the service, the "barman" knew every detail of the menu). There is no pretense here, just perfect food which would earn at least 2 stars in the "Michelin" guide. Too bad we live in Florida and have to wait until next July to return...
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Derrick oversees a great staff
Derrick oversees a great staff who deliver wonderful service and superb food and experience.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
undeniably good food
R Z is reliably a great meal. Creative but tasty cocktails, friendly service and fabulous food.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were here from out of town. With so many choices,it was hard to choose. This was great from start to finish. The appetizers
The ragu had a deep intense flavor. We had something like a gnocchi, with a crisp exterior simply delicious,
My duck confit was outsttanding.
My mouth is still watering thinking of it.
And of course all the deserts were right on point.i wish we had more time to try all the chefs places.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad it's in the neighborhood
Friends and I were looking for a nice restaurant within an easy walk from our Capitol Hill condo. Restaurant Zoe was a good choice. Interesting cocktails, some featuring the liquor from the distillery next door. Interesting wine choices. We liked the array of half bottles that are available. Attentive, but not hovering, service. Just a bit noisy for our taste, but all-in-all, we give it 4 stars.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at Restaurant Zoe is always amazing. And the service was incredibly friendly and appropriately attentive. It was a fantastic evening!
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate at Restaurant Zoe on
We ate at Restaurant Zoe on a Saturday evening. Parking was a little tough, but luckily they tell you where to park on the website. We arrived half an hour early for our reservation, but were seated promptly. The place seemed a little empty for a Saturday night, but filled up a bit more over the course of our meal. We ordered a few small plates, and thanks to our server's suggestion, had it over 2 courses, which was perfect. The first course was roasted chick peas (pretty yummy, just the right amount of kick) and beet salad (also good, nice flavors). Second course was Bolognese, Gnudi, and a side of baby turnips. The only thing lackluster from that course were the turnips. Deserts were wonderful (macaron was awesome).
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ordered the tasting menu. Each course was excellent, nicely presented, and perfectly timed and gave a wide spectrum of tastes. A top-rate food experience.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious, especially loved the roasted garbanzo beans in their shell. Finger licking good! Beet salad was awesome, as well.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Early dinner at Zoe
First visit to this location. Easy to find parking. Dined quite early (5:45) so restaurant was quiet and not packed. Everything was lovely, especially the waitress, and we thoroughly enjoyed our meals. No complaints at all. Delicious food and very tasty cocktails. Will return.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
the new restaurant zoe
After dining at zoe numerous times when it was in Beltown, we were surprised when they closed. It took us a year to find it in it's new location in Capital Hill. The new building is more rustic and warm. An outdoor, enclosed dining space is great. With a large open door and big windows, there is a breeze that is lovely. Our waitress was really nice and friendly but not too much!
Go to Restaurant Zoe, you won't be disappointed.
P.S. Our 23 yr. old daughter is a pescatarian (vegetarian and fish eater). She enjoyed the food, a lot, too.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was one of those evenings
This was one of those evenings when service went beyond the standard courtesy and attentiveness you expect for good service to a staff who takes special care to make our evening individually special. And, on top of the service, the salmon was some of the best prepared that I've ever had!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautifully presented and delicious food in a relaxed yet vibrant setting. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
A solid 4 stars and would definitely go again. Service was fantastic, but food could have been a bit more flavorful (the Manila clams/mussels tasted like plain clams/mussels, in my opinion). Tried the veal special which was great, but the vegetables were tiny/overcooked and I found it overpriced ($50) relative to the other large plates on the menu. Starter bread was light and delicious, and the wine selection was relatively affordable and plentiful. Would recommend and will probably go again at some point.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Restaurant Zoe NEVER disappoints!
We love Seattle, and one of the high points of our visits is always returning to Restaurant Zoe. We hadn't been back to Seattle in several years, and as such were surprised that the establishment had moved from Belltown to Capital Hill. Had a bit of a problem finding parking, but once seated in the restaurant(immediately!), all frustration melted away. It is so well worth the time and effort.
The restaurant is a comfortable oasis amidst the bustle of it's neighborhood, and the warm and knowledgeable staff make diners feel welcome and special. Everything we ordered was sublime! Cannot recommend Restaurant Zoe highly enough!!! We are grateful to Derek and the staff for another marvelous dining experience!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for a wedding anniversary with my wife. Food was very good from start to finish, as was the service. Portions were good sized and the price was reasonable for the quality provided. Good atmosphere as well, we will be back!
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always something new
one of our favorite restaurants since it opened. Always trying new and innovative North West cuisine. Pricy but worth the experience. Somewhat loud and not super comfortable or romantic, but very lively and great staff who give excellent descriptions of the food.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at this lovely restaurant and will be looking forward to visiting again. We took a chance, having never dined here before, and ordered the five-course sampler with accompanying wine/drinks. The chef prefers to surprise, so we did not know what the courses would entail until they were served. We felt somewhat comfortable doing this, as the menu had so many interesting choices. Oysters, a sublime soup, perfectly seasoned salmon and a delicious duck course later, we were treated to a chocolate dessert that was to die for. The wine pairings were perfect. Highly recommend.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love that we can come to Zoe and get both "fancy" food (creative, local, seasonal) and one of the best hamburgers in town. Chris is a master behind the bar. Try anything on his menu or just let him pleasantly surprise you.
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came here with two friends on our first night visiting the area. We chose well. Waitstaff was attentive and helpful, without being disruptive. The food was outstanding, certainly well worth the price. I would come back for any of the dishes we ordered, and would recommend it to anyone.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Menu creative, food delicious, staff attentive, charming setting.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy in my Tummy!
Great spot! Rec'd this spot from a family member and it lived up to our expectations and more.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zoe became a staple after my first visit. Excellent food and very knowledgeable waitstaff and bar staff. A treat.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zoe always delivers!
I took a friend for the first time for dinner before a lecture and she was really wow'd. We were there early and while we just ended up eating about 5 small plates and a desert, it was perfect. What a great way to try many things that are on your main menu. The food was amazing and so were the drinks! Service was impeccable. Zoe remains one of my very favorites in Seattle.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday Evening Delight at Zoe
Visiting Seattle to help move-in my good friends son at Seattle U. Wanted something new and different. One of the "sites". Yelp? Had this restaurant as the first listing. We compared it to a few others and thought it sounded the most interesting. We had a fabulous evening. The ambiance is hip and wonderful, the waitstaff quite thoughtful and the food was de-licious!! A each dish excited our taste buds with incredible favors. I look forward to my next visit to Restaurant Zoe :)
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Date Night with Hubby
I purchased a gift certificate for Restaurant Zoe on the recommendation of a friend. I was not disappointed. The room was simply decorated yet had a romantic feel to it. The staff was very friendly the minute we walked in the door and continued to be so throughout the entire evening. The service was impeccable. The server was not intrusive, allowed plenty of time between courses - but not so much you felt they forgot you.
The food was amazing! Everything was cooked to perfection. Although we do not in any way consider ourselves "Foodies" the food was unique enough to challenge our normally boring eating habits, yet not so far out there that didn't enjoy the uniqueness. Great restaurant, great food, great service!
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went with out of town friends
Went with out of town friends as their choice. Noise level a bit higher than preferred. Service was very good and waiter helped me find a great beer from choices available. Friends more "foodies" than we but all of us really liked the roasted cauliflower side dish.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a charming restaurant. Don't be fooled by the "simple" menu. You will be wowed with the caliber and quality of food. The mussels were super delicious and the beets were divine. In ordered the pork chops on a lark, and I was blown away by it. Hands down the best cooked pork chop I have ever had. It was tender, moist and absolutely perfect. My husband had the hamburger and it was fantastic. We finished with the the grand torte. Wonderful service and amazing food.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall the food was very good, certainly takes on a "Fine-dining" appeal in a not-so-stuffy atmosphere. Probably the highlight of the evening was the service and attention to detail not expected at a place such as Restaurant Zoë. While there was a complication with the timing in getting our entrée's the problem was identified, we were notified, and all was made right.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great attention to detail.
Great attention to detail. The cocktails were craft and made from scratch. Best cheese plate in the city. Overall: Outstanding.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
delicious for a celebration
i had heard from friends about restaurant zoe when it was in belltown. it had great ratings on yelp, so i decided to make an opentable reservation the night before for a special celebration w/my husband. we were met with a smile and all the waitstaff were so friendly and ninja-quick (i wouldn't even realize something was refilled/gone/arrived). the food was A M A Z I N G - the combinations of flavors were beyond my imagination and everything was perfect for the season. i'm so glad we went and i look forward to going back again and again. OH and to my surprise.. they were part of restaurant week - we lucked out with an amazing 3 course meal at a fantastic price (portions same size as always our waiter informed us!)
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends and I had a great time at Zoe. The food was amazing and the decor was just my style.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
every single element was executed with intention and craft. loved our food, the service, and the ambiance!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still a great restaurant
I used to frequent the Belltown location but I haven't been to the Cap Hill location till now. I can't believe I missed out on this place for so long. Same fabulous food, great service and ambience. I love the new location a lot better than Belltown too. Such a wonderful restaurant after all these years...
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Seattle's finest!!!
We aren't from Seattle, but spend months at a time in the city, as it's a favorite--almost a second home. WE LOVE Restaurant Zoe!! From starters to desserts, every item we've ever ordered is prepared to perfection. My husband and I both ordered the same salad and entree recently--a sliced apple, traviso, frisée and Stilton salad dressed with a honey vinaigrette. Delicious, fresh ly crisp, light and elegant simultaneously!!! Then crispy, juicy moist chicken breast, accompanied by a cabbage-wrapped roll of chicken sausage and mashed potatoes--subtle, yet mouth-wateringly wonderful! Dessert was a decadent oversized French macaroni, filled with lemon gelato, rolled in pistachio crumbs. OMG is all I can say!!!
We can't WAIT to return to RZ!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Besides having made a reservation
Besides having made a reservation a week in advance and being seated 45 minutes after reservation time, I enjoyed my dinner at Zoe. Because we were seated so late, they gave us a complimentary appetizer which was nice of them and delicious. Cocktails were on point, and the food was excellent. Our service did last longer than I expected. We left 3 hours after we arrived. I'm not trying to wolf down my food, but I also don't need to have a drawn out dinner. Would recommend the macaroon dessert. holy moly. Enough for a table for sure.
10/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was excellent and the service was exquisite - perfect but not overly done or intrusive. It was a fabulous experience. Parking in the area is impossible but the restaurant web site said parking was available at the apartment complex across the street and it couldn't have been any more convenient or inexpensive considering the parking fees in most downtown lots.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Some friends and I went into Restaurant Zoe for Resaurant week and found ourselves a great little gem! We we're early to our 8:30 reservation, but it was very busy due to the restaurant week so we knew there would be a wait. They Unfortunetly couldn't seat us til 9:00.The host was on top of keeping us posted and offering beverages (never felt bad about waiting). Then we were seated the offered a complimentary glass of bubbly for our group of 4. Very unexpected and appreciated! The service from there was incredible. The food was to dye for! Try the beet and gundi salad if it's available! Some of the best desserts in town! Can't say enough good things about restraunt Zoe. We will be suggesting it to all our friends!
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food; great service
Everything about about our anniversary meal was terrific. The service was superb and the food was tasty. Would definitely go again.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb but expensive
Everything about Zoe was outstanding but it was pricey. Dinner for two with drinks, etc. and one dessert split between us was close to $200.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
40th Birthday Celebration
I booked a reservation at ZOE to celebrate my girlfriend's 40th birthday dinner. This was our first time dining there and everything was perfect. I let the restaurant know ahead of time that we were celebrating and they seated us at a quiet table near the window. Our server, Ryan, was friendly and very knowledgable and helpful in assisting us with dining options. Our absolute favorite dish was the gnudi balls. For dessert, a cardamom carrot cake with passion fruit mousse was brought out with a candle. It was the perfect evening and I know my girlfriend was surprised! We loved Zoe and hope to return on our next trip to Seattle!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, very attentive services, loved it, highly recommend, thanks!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and not too pricey
I highly recommend the pork belly and the sage Margaritas!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A small but powerful menu with an awesome selection of wines. Great service and attention to detail.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant has been on my list of places I must try. I was not let down. The menu had just the right number of options. The food was delicious and I loved the look and feel. We had a wonderfult waiter who provided excellent service. I will be back!
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Service, Tasty Food
The service was great. They checked in with us frequently and at just the right times. After bringing drinks, appetizers, entrees, desserts, they gave us time to taste it and experience it before they came and checked on us. The server was also great a recommending good paired wines. And he was kind enough to give me a little extra foccacia bread to take home.
Food was delicious. Just the right flavors and textures. The cheese plate was great! The triple cream brie was the softest, creamiest brie I've ever had.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food & Good Cocktails
I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Seattle. The food is excellent. I had the Cod large plate which was prepared to perfection. Don't forget the dessert - apple crumble was delicious.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The honey crisp salad was
The honey crisp salad was divine. Thoughtful menu. Excellent oysters. Fine service.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM