Gotta try Zoe's!
Wonderful food and presentation. Service and ambience also top notch. Menu perfect for a night out with that special someone and the treat at the end of the meal was a pleasant surprise. Blue crab mac and cheese was amazing! Will definitely return...
7/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have dined at Zoes several times. Have not found any reasons to stop going back over and over, and over.... Each time the food has been prepared perfectly and served in a timely manner. The table side service is very nice.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
very nice place, definitely
very nice place, definitely for special occasions will not let you down. menu has a wide range of choices. we split a steak and ordered a variety of their specialty items to taste as many different items as possible. ordering a dessert here is a must!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Filet, but small portions
The service was outstanding, steak perfectly cooked and wine list impressive. The private booths were nice for a special occasion.. Only disappointment was the portion size and sparse plate presentation. Definitely need to order appetizer, extra side and dessert.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed our meal at Zoes. The waiter provided impeccable service. The wine and the food were off the charts!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We like to visit Zoe's to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food and service are always excellent. We like to sit back and relax and enjoy the tasting menu with wine pairings.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We made reservations to celebrate 4 Birthdays. Everything was GREAT! This restaurant is expensive but the cost is proportionate to the value. I have no regrets. The food is to die for and the service is also superb. I can not wait for our Anniversary to go again.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Go here, Get away from the "strip"
Zoe's is a few blocks away from the beach. Locals go here for good reason. It's all about quality and not touristy at all. Greeted by a valet parker that didn't provide a ticket and knew which car was ours when we left. Most people dressed nicely but I had nice shorts and golf shirt, wife wore dress which was fine. Food was great and good portion sizes. Real gem was wine list and Marc the sommelier. His recommendations based on our entrees were perfect, and good prices. ($9 glass) for a NY Strip and grilled salmon. Desserts excellent too. There were some surprises. They brought out a special dessert of tasty 1" cubes of jellied flavors. Wife received a rose on the way out. Very nice impression was left.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The ambience is fantastic. Our wait staff was knowledgeable about the chef's unique dishes for the night, as well as everything we inquired about on the menu. Our drinks were very tasty. The food was simply amazing. Presented on clean dishes and flavored wonderfully. The hostess even gave my wife a rose on our way out. The valet parking attendant was a great guy. I would highly recommend this restaurant to all of my friends and family.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in from Ohio and looking for somewhere nice to go for our anniversary. Open table recommended Zoes so we decided to give it a shot. We were not disappointed. The valet was quick and attentive, the hostess was right there and seated us right away and when we sat down there was a thank you card for spending our anniversary with them. That was a nice touch that does not cost a lot of money but means a lot. The server was great and was there when you needed him but not much. We got a salad, our entree and a side of bacon Mac and cheese. That was a perfect amount of food. I am glad I used this app to find somewhere to go while out of town. The comments helped us decide as well. Highly recommend for dinner.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were outstanding. The shrimp appetizer and steak were great. The chocolate soufflé was one of the best deserts I have ever had.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been here several times and the food and service are ALWAYS incredible!!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, excellent
Excellent food, excellent service, excellent night out.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
During our family vacation to Virginia Beach we ate at Zoe's and it was a wonderful experience. From our very personable server Bethany, to the delicious food it was a delightful evening. Our adult children each had the three course tasting and each course was great. I had a delicious tomato mozzarella salad (one of the best I have ever had) and the tuna. My husband had halibut and really enjoyed it. To finish off our meal we all split one of the best tasting peach cobblers we have ever had. I have to say that it was VERY expensive, but we had before dinner drinks, an appetzier, four dinners, wine with dinner and dessert, so we did not hold back. We will definitely be back next year!!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zoe's was a great find. Would eat here again when visiting Va Beach.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Anniversary Dinner!
We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Zoe's. The food was amazing, our waiter was excellent, and the wine was fantastic! The only thing we are going to remember next time we make a reservation at Zoe's is to ask not to be seated in the small room... we've had seats in there a few times, and you can hear everything the people at adjacent tables are saying. This time, my husband asked if we could be moved, and we were offered a table out in the main part of the restaurant... much better!! We enjoyed our evening tremendously after we switched tables.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were in the area on a kid-free
We were in the area on a kid-free weekend, and checked this place out on a whim based on its good Yelp reviews. I could not be happier that we did, as this was quite seriously one of the best dining experiences my husband and I have had in years. The service was amazing as was the food- neither of us couldn't stop raving. I strongly recommend checking out Zoe's if you're in the VA beach area and looking for a dining experience with high quality local/seasonal food and warm, professional service. I know we'll be coming back next time we're in town!
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always a remarkable evening
As always a remarkable evening - great food, excellent wine and outstanding service and attention to detail.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always have wonderful food here. My husband especially enjoys the wine pairing. I truly enjoy the overall experience and service.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Much better than it looks
We were a little concerned when we arrived - the decor was outdated and almost shabby. But the food and service that followed were excellent. We went with the tasting menus with recommended starters from the seasonal menu. Our server bragged about their steak, which did not dissappoint; the cowboy ribeye was particularly tasty. The suggested wine pairings were well chosen, and the staff offered some enjoyable insights into the grapes. We thought the sommelier was knowledgeable, but his information seemed like a canned speech - but his assistant was charming and offered some give-and-take conversation.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Having been to the restaurant before, I knew to expect great food and a fantastic wine selection. My previous experience was an anniversary dinner with my loving boyfriend of 9 years, who does not particularly like restaurants with a high price point. He left that night saying that it was the only restaurant where he's felt that it was worth the higher tab.
This time, I decided to go to the restaurant with a friend who also enjoys fine dining and a good bottle of wine. We were not disappointed. The sommelier was fantastic, and the food was divine.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
My family decided to go for a late dinner and found Zoe's. The food was great. Nice variety. The service was wonderful! Even though we were the last diners, the staff never tried to rush us or make us feel unwelcome. Our waiter gave great food suggestions. I will definitely be back next time I am in Virginia Beach.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Atmosphere, Food, & Service
We booked through Open Table Dining and our request which was accommodated. The server was very patient with us and our requests to relax before ordering. She also explained the menu in detail and help us to make some of the best choices which allowed us to tasted many items on the menu. The food was outstanding. Additional waitstaff assisted in between with cleanup and making sure we were always comfortable. The surrounding atmosphere was great, I really thought we were the only ones in the restaurant because that is how the staff made us feel. So attentive. The noise level was not above a normal conversation. The restaurant is small but very classy. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone and everyone!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been here twice and it is a very good place to dine. They have an excellent menu and a very good wine list. Close to the beach but still very quaint.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great ambiance, food, and service
It was our first time visiting this gem. My boyfriend and I were immediately taken by the dim lighting, candlelit white table cloth-covered tables, and water-trickling elements that make the space especially serene and romantic. The service was attentive and friendly, and the food was delicious and timed perfectly! Their starter bread with butter, tomato sauce and olives was a nice change to the traditional bread and butter. We ordered the Spinach and Tomato salad, which was fresh and tasty with the encrusted goat cheese, and the 6-oz. Filet Mignon and the Alaskan Halibut for our meals. The steak was flavorful and tender. The fish was equally good. Too full for dessert, we were given tiny tastings at the end. We highly recommend Zoes!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
this was the highlight of my vacation and excellent meal with great wine and marc the owner was unbelievable acknowledgeable about wine..was an great experience and great wine.. I had the wine tasting meal which include a wine taste with every dish and it was deleicious and fun... I was in Virginia beach on vacation and is a shaem I cant go back again soon... when ever I be back in VA for sure would go back...
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad We Picked This One
Decided to have an anniversary dinner here while visiting the area. The service was great, the pacing of the various parts of the meal flowed smoothly and the overall atmosphere was pleasant. The food itself was very good from appetizers to side dishes to entrees. We will definitely come back here on future trips to Virginia Beach.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zoes is simply my favorite restaurant in Virginia Beach. No other place here can even touch their wine list! The steaks are a great standby, but their seasonal additions are just brilliant. I had a beef short rib with the tomato burrata to start and they were both heavenly. Of course, you must have a side of the crab mac n cheese....it is perfection in a bowl! Their wine-paired 3,4 or 7 courses are an amazing way to celebrate a special occasion. The bartenders consistently know how to mix a perfect drink as well. This was the first time we brought our kids (ages 8 and 12). So add kid-friendly to the list. They had a kids menu with great options for them!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Each dining experience gets
Each dining experience gets better. Did yet another wine pairing menu and was blown away by the pairings. Staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Dinner pace was great - did not feel rushed to finish our meal.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
28 day dry age beef!
Great beef selection as well as seafood. We had great wines paired with our food on the recommendation of the Sommelier. Both food and wine were very good. My favorite was the "Lob" pops! Bacon, lobster, blackberry and pop rocks. Very fun! The buttermilk potato mash with the steaks was an ideal combination. The crab mac and cheese was a little dry and sticky, but the crab came through. Overall a great evening.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and top notch service
The food was wonderful and the service outstanding. Our waitress was even a sommelier. What a wonderful bonus for a wine lover!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wow, you have to try Zoe's
Another gem by the VB ocean front...leave Atlantic Ave and go inland a few blocks, you won't be sorry. One of the top 5 restuarants in the area, hands down.
9/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food overall was good. Portions were moderate for the prices. I have definitely ate better food for this price. The service was great, very attentive.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in a serious atmosphere
We went as a party of four and had a reservation at 5pm on a busy Friday night. The staff are sticklers for seating you on time and getting you out quickly for the next reservation. We had 2 hours and wanted to enjoy a cocktail at the bar first, but were unable to do so since they wanted to seat us right away. I'd recommend going on a week night instead of on a Friday night.
The food & wine, creme brulee were excellent. The serving staff was reluctantly accomodating (with a little attitude to our guests' special request for extra bread). Servers were very serious. The steaks and halibut were excellent, although one steak had to be sent back since it was undercooked. My steak was cooked to perfection.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Kate was our server and she
Kate was our server and she and her team were wonderful.... we will ask for her next visit! The food was superb and will be a regular spot for us .. even if its small plates in the bar.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first time in. We ordered a bottle of wine and two steaks both medium rare my cowboy rib eye was a little over cooked, wife's Strip cut sirloin was medium. You would think they would know how to cook a steak. Yes we could have send it back, but then you are sitting there do the waiting game!!!!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth the wait
I have been trying to get to Zoes for two years. My wife and I were very pleased with the experience. We were seated quickly, and the staff was really on top of things. The steaks were the best I have ever had, and we dine out a lot. Service was personal and very timely. The Lob Pop appetizer, the canolli (sp?) and the Hot Chocolate dessert were exceptional, different and exceptional actually. I am not from VA Beach, but will go back again during the next trip.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
worth the hype
The meal was very good and the service was outstanding. Your typical aged beef steakhouse and seafood restaurant. It is what you would expect it to be and the crowd tends to be one of those special date night places, and a mix of convention goers as it is virtually next door the VA Beach convention center. Free valet parking and first class all around. Not stuffy or pretentious in any way.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second dining experience, delicious food, excellent service and atmosphere...
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Zoes for our anniversary! It is a wonderful restaurant, we started with an appetizer, dinner & desert, everything was wonderful. We had a bottle of wine recommended by Leah, & we loved it! This restaurant is really a great find. It is not on the boardwalk, is a little pricey but really a great place. We will be back for sure!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the Best Experiences!
While visiting my old home town of Virginia Beach (Currently live near Pittsburgh, PA) I was looking for a high end/fine dining restaurant in VA Beach for my girlfriend and I and Zoes Steak and Seafood was on the list so, I decided to make a reservation for Zoes (I am so glad I did!) We had one of the best dining experiences ever! I am not new to fine dining, when I am in the mood for steak/beef, I frequent the Capital Grille or Ruth's Chris. Our server was very knowledgeable with the wine and the food menu and super friendly! The most refreshing part for me was that we did not feel rushed, (this is common for fine dining restaurants,due to reservations and turning over tables). Kudos!!! Highly Recommended!!!
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best thing about Zoes is Marc with his knowledge of wine. Then, the food was excellent. I had the chef's tasting menu and really like when this is offered. It was my first time at Zoes and tasting menus are a good way to sample. All was enjoyed and the braised short rib was a home run.
I will definitely be back and hope to take a wine class at some point in the future, after I finish the Windows on the World Wine course book.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and pleasant waiter and especially nice valet in the parking area. We were seated under an AC vent however and even though we asked about either moving or the vent being closed, nothing was done. We were told the manager was notified and would turn the AC down, but there was no noticable difference--the shawls provided were minimal help. This might have been an excellent experience otherwise
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our eight year wedding anniversary is now out most memorable and much of that goes to the incredible experience we had at Zoe's. We found it in a search of romantic area restaurants and decided to book a reservation. There was valet parking and a card on our table in recognition of our special occasion. We both decided to go with their tasting menu with wine pairings and it was the best meal we have eaten. The somlier was attentive and thorough with our meal and the description of our selected wines. Yes, it's pricey, but for a special occasion, it's very much worth it. I know we will be making Zoe's a must for future celebrations.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Personalized Experience Throughout
Absolutely no rushing you through this restaurant! From start to finish, you get a tailor-made taste experience with extremely well-informed wine recommendations. I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this restaurant, and the pricing is very reasonable. This will definitely become a favorite in the rotation.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a special occasion
This past weekend my wife and I celebrated our anniversary at Zoe's, the restaurant had a nice atmosphere to it. The staff was very friendly and most importantly the food was great!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Favortite Va Beach Resturant
Zoes is by far the best higher end restaurant in Virginia Beach. Ever time we go they remember us and set our table they way we like it. Marc, the Sommelier, always has an interesting wine for us to chose from and has a great story to tell about the vineyard (he has actually been to most of them). The wine always paired with the food perfectly. Speaking of the food, it is amazing. There is always something new on the menu and each dish is exquisitely prepared. Our fillet was perfectly prepared and melted in our mouths. What else can we say, we are fans!!!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Zoe's a dining delight
Zoe's is an incredible dinining experience. Try the 3 or 4 course meal with wine pairings. We had the 4 courses and they allow you to choose anything on the menu! You are not limited to appetizer, salad, entre, dessert if you choose otherwise. I started with scallops, the Lob pops, then the rabbit and finally the ribeye. All courses were excellent and the wine pairings superb. In fact I am searching now to buy the wine online! Zoe's is a must return everytime I visit VA Beach!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tried new dishes, loved each and every one! The duck leg was absolutely divine.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding dining experience
Outstanding eclectic menu... Tasters menu enables diner to experience many of the tasteful small plates so able prepared. Outstanding service that stretches to all hands. Must haves are lobster pops, little necks Asti and seafood chowder. Planning next visit!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM