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Restaurant Zoe
Restaurant Zoe
  • Address:
    1318 East Union Street
    Seattle, WA 98122
    Neighborhood:
    Capitol Hill / First Hill
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Restaurant Zoe Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.restaurantzoe.com
  • Phone: (206) 256-2060
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Northwest, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Scott Staples
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: http://feedcocatering.com/
    Contact our catering manager Paula Snow directly at (206) 226-2010.
  • Private Party Facilities: At Restaurant Zoe, we have several private dining options. Parties can be hosted in Restaurant Zoe, either in a 22 seat semi-private banquette area, a 36 seat heated year round patio. There is also the option to do a 40 seated/50 standing event in the 10 Degrees Dance Studio/Oola Distillery space that we are now located in.
  • Private Party Contact: Paula Snow (206) 226-2010

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 14 Ave
  • Public Transit: Bus #2
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: $8 paid parking (until 1:00 am) available underneath the Chloe Apartments at 14th Ave and E Union St.
A word from Restaurant Zoe
Restaurant Zoe is a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. Located on the corner of 14th and Union St on Capitol Hill, Restaurant Zoe's lively urban setting provides the backdrop for Chef Scott Staple's seasonally crafted, produce-driven fare.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. The food was amazing, the service was impeccable, and the overall feeling of the restaurant was light and airy! One really impressive attribute was the server was intimately familiar with the ingredients of the dishes. We asked about a particular spice that we couldn't identify, and he had enough knowledge to help us isolate it. It was very impressive and complemented the exceptional quality of the food. I live in the neighborhood, so I am confident I will be back often. I have also passed along my experience to all of my coworkers and friends."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This restaurant walks a very nice line between special and casual, groovy and approachable. There are so many good places to eat in Seattle now; it's nice to find that a place with energy and atmosphere can serve delicious food without fuss. The special, the night we went, was one of the most memorable dishes I will ever eat--a hank of veal on the bone, melt-in-the-mouth tender, with a waft of truffle oil, bedded on celeric puree. Truly, it was one of a kind. Our server was outstanding, and all of the table help was attentive. Don't you love a place where your plates aren't swooped away too soon AND your water glass is kept full?"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We had a lovely evening with friends and all enjoyed the food, the beer, the service and the ambiance. We also enjoyed the wine, but wow was it over-priced. For example, they had a Savignon Blanc that I really like and have recently bought for $17 retail. Zoe's price was $45. They also had a good Rioja that I have bought for $20, their price $48. Their cost should be about 60% of retail; that makes a 4x mark-up. Not cool. There are plenty of other restaurants on the Hill with more reasonable mark-ups on their wine."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Met friends here for drinks and dinner during Dine around Seattle. They had a nice selection on the menu, as well as many dishes that were or could be made gluten free. Service was solid and we enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "GO HERE! Incredible food, excellent wine list, and outstanding service!!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The restaurant has some potential; the location is different and the setting is quaint. I guess I hoped for a bit more and maybe my expectations are too high. There was only one vegetarian option, one fish option so I guess the chef is trying to keep the menu managable. Just disappointing for someone from the NW where we have so much good fish to choose from. The risotto was flavorful."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The new location of Restaurant Zoe in Capitol Hill is wonderful. It has a very cozy, relaxed neighborhood feeling to it, and it feels more spacious than their old location. We had wonderful service, and the menu offerings looked fantastic. We were, however, disappointed by the entrees. Of the four we tried, none was properly seasoned. The chicken, which our server said was delicious, was significantly undersalted and lacking in flavor. The risotto, on the other hand, was too salty and the flavor was unbalanced -- the sunchokes struck too strong a note. We wanted so much to like it as we had previously several times in the old location. But it was disappointing."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Us girls like to try something new and we selected this restaurant based on reviews. Service was great, we were never neglected but were also left alone when we wanted more time. I like the menu of small plates and large plates as we like to share our food so we can get a better picture of the fare. I won't say I loved every dish, but it was more a personal preference rather than any oversight on their part. All the dishes were interesting and unique, but I'm not sure I ordered a dish that would be considered a "signature" dish that would make me remember it. They also have a full bar, but if you venture towards the typical dinner hour it could be a little noisy. We went early and it was perfect for conversation."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Even on their "dine around seattle" month menu, Zoe did not slouch, providing creative appetizers, entrees, and desserts for a great deal, as well. I've no doubt that I will come back again, as they've always exceeded my expectations."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The food here is amazing. Flavorful, creative, and always some interesting surprises. The service is just right -- not over the top, and not spotty. It has a great vibe -- so good for romantic dinner or a place to meet friends."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "After finally realizing the R - rooster - Z stood for Restaurant Zoe and not a new spot called "Roz," i knew Zoe had not moved. Nice lighting in the evenings. Noise level fine in spite of high ceilings. A good assortment of fresh, seasonal dishes. We shared 4 small plates and had wines by the glass. All was tasty and well prepared.. Missed our old bartender, Tom."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "This restaurant has a lovely farm in the city vibe. The service is attentive with frequent bread and water refills. The food was good overall, but a little lacking in the details. The butternut soup was good but the pancetta topping tasted like bacon bits from a can and the onions in the coq au vin were under cooked. However the waiter suggested a nice wine pairing with chicken. And the chocolate torte was amazing, so I gave an overall 4 star rating. I would go back again just for the dessert!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We celebrated a family birthday. The timing was perfect, our food came in gentle waves. When asked for pairings for certain plates our server was spot on and well educated. Food was beautifully plated and well prepared. I highly recommend the pork tenderloin, delicious does not begin to describe it. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We enjoyed the Dine Around Seattle menu for dinner at Restaurant Zoe. We love the new location and vibe, and the food was great, as always. The whole place and food seemed a lot more approachable than when it was downtown, which was great for us. The service was great, too! Highly recommended for a romantic dinner, mom's night out, or a nice evening out with adults."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "The side dishes were excellent so thought the entree would be exceedingly delicious. We had the pork tenderloin and rockfish entrees. Honestly if you closed your eyes and took a bite, you would not know which dish you were eating. Very bland. The fish was over cooked. Not good and expensive. The cauliflower appy was awesome and the drinks were good and strong. We sat in the "outdoor" area, it seemed detached from the restaurant, and very loud from the rain."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "The food here is fantastic, as well as the service. Portion sizes were just right. The food is on the expensive side but is totally worth it. The noise level may be a little loud if a lot of people are their. So maybe don't bring your grandparents there. Really nice service and a really good feel."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Went with friends to check out the 3 courses for $30. We each had something different. All choices were excellent!! Soup, gnudi, and salad. Fish, chicken, pork!! Yummy rioja. Chocolate torte, semi freddo, and apricot layer cake. Coffee to finish off! Will go back!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Service, food & ambiance were all wonderful. And the presentation was gorgeous. HIGHLY recommend the Honey Almond Semifreddo dessert...AMAZING! This was my first time there and I'll definitely be back. Loved everything about it. Great staff, too!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We visited during Dine Around Seattle and had a wonderful meal. We started with great cocktails and everything we tried from the menu was very good - especially the rockfish. The desserts were great as well. We will be back and I am recommending to everyone."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "..but unlike some places felt treated like it was any other day - great service, great food quality! Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The food was outstanding; we dined during Dine around Seattle offerings and enjoyed our Happy Hour ( Oyster Hour) as well. The cocktails were so very yummy! Service was the best to be had in a location ( Capitol Hill). There were five of us for a birthday gathering. Highly recommend Zoe to locals and out- of- towners alike! Cheers!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Zoe was great, we had a reservation for six and they very easily changed that to fit a seventh guest. Our gang arrived early and was able to hangout at the bar and enjoy the oyster happy hour while we waited on our entire party. Once seated the waiter kindly decanted our bottles of wine we brought with and suggested cocktails and appetizers. Everything on the menu was amazing, I particularly was fond of the pork belly starter. Thank you for the great evening, everything was perfect."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We sat at the bar and had a great bartender and food service. Steak tartar and butternut squash soup were very good. We then split rock fish...awesome."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Shared several small plates and a bottle of wine before a concert at the Paramount. Arrived at 6:15 and were out by 7:30 in time for the show. Every dish was great - Gnudi, Pork Belly, Steak Tartare and Roasted Beet salad... As well as the Pomme Frites with Malt aioli... Great service, prompt and friendly but not overbearing.. I've yet to have anything but a wonderful experience at Restaurant Zoe."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Lovely coq au vin and Alaskan rockfish. Loved the cauliflower side. Dessert was awesome, chocolate torte."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "I had two items: the La Pomette cocktail which was supposed to taste like apples but instead was basically just lemon juice, and the scallop special, which featured bland and mealy falafel. Disappointing. Also, the lighting, on a wet winter night, was cold and bleak. Either turn the fixtures up or get some additional candles or string lights."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our "foodie" experience at Zoe even though the number of menu choices is limited. But execution is superb, and the choice of decently priced wines is significant. We started with a tasty, very filling cheeses sampler, which was delightful -- particularly when paired with one of their Italian wines. Split a mixed greens salad that had lots of flavor. By this point, I only had room for another starter and thoroughly enjoyed the bolognese small plate. My partner loved her roasted chicken entree. It was a quiet Sunday night, we enjoyed the atmosphere and service (even though it was a bit slow to begin with but recovered nicely). I only wish they had more menu choices -- particularly of the non-pork or fish variety."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "One of the best dining experiences we have had in a long time. we did the tasting menu, and everything from start to finish was spot on! Would definitely recommend this place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "We had a fantastic experience! My daughter felt so special, celebrating her birthday! The service was exceptional! The dessert options were phenomenal and yummy!"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "I went here for my grandmothers birthday and we were all blown away by how fabulous the service was. They waited on us hand and foot and left us all feeling like queens. It was my grandmother's 74th birthday and she said it was the best dining experience she's ever had. We chose to go all out with the specialized chef choice menu and were not disappointed. We had 5-6 courses specialized to each of our pallets and all of us left happy. This is a 5 star restaurant and I would definitely recommend it for special occasions. The price point was a bit steep but to be expected. Well worth it for such wonderful staff and delicious food. Bravo."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "We took guests from out of town here and we loved it. We wanted to show off Pacific Northwestern cuisine and this hit the mark--great oysters, pork belly, gnudi and rockfish. The wine and cocktails were great too. We all walked away happy and the ambiance is the best combination of laid back and upscale you could want. Definitely recommend it."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "See no reason not to give them a 5 star rating - the food's awesome, the servers friendly and patient, the design & feel of the place made the night magical. Didn't got the chance to try the wine list, but they do have some good wine pairing for their dish. By the way, the bread's served with olive oil and vinegar instead of with butter - something I enjoyed so much and the taste's spectacular!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We had such an amazing time at Restaurant Zoe. We had heard from a few friends how amazing the food was, so we had to try it for ourselves. We chose the tasting menu and we were not disappointed. From oysters to steak tartar, each item we had was delicious. Just when we thought there might not be another dish, they brought out the strip steak. Holy… it was so tender and bursting with flavor. Thank you Restaurant Zoe for helping us have a night away from our kids…. the food was truly heavenly. :)"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We had another wonderful, interesting meal. I love the ambiance and it is a reliable place to eat."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We were looking for a new place to celebrate our 28th anniversary and happened onto Restaurant Zoe via Open Table. It proved an excellent spot - the menu was interesting and varied without being overwhelming, the food was truly delicious, good portions, nice presentation, etc. Our service was exceptional. Ryan, our server, was attentive and efficient, and he always seemed to give us just the right amount of time. We weren't rushed from cocktail to wine, or from appetizer to main course or to the final check. He provided small, nearly invisible extra touches throughout the evening that made our dining experience memorable. The restaurant has a nice ambiance and a friendly atmosphere. We will definitely return and bring friends!"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "I took a dear friend here for her birthday dinner. We both loved it! The ambiance is a terrific balance of hip, yet warm and comfy. The service was warm, attentive and professional. We shared everything and averything we ate was delicious. The pork chop was amazing. The gundi was a stand out too. I also really liked that they had a nice selection of 1/2 bottles of wine--and the wine list is great too! I would highly recommend Restaurant Zoe!!"
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "I was having dinner with a girlfriend and they were great about our sharing a dish - made it super easy by dividing it in the kitchen. I often find that with women friends we want to split meals and some places make a fuss about it - Zoe is great! Also love that the water comes with no ice. It was expensive but worth it. I wish they had a happy hour menu with wine a bit cheaper than just $1 less."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Restaurant Zoe. Each of the dishes was delicious with interesting combinations of flavors and textures. Some might find their approach to unusual foods pretentious, but my family really enjoyed it."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Superb food that is imaginative without being cute. Service quiet and efficient. Pleasant atmosphere--the "place" does not intrude...this is a venue for FOOD and aren't we glad of that! And all that for reasonable prices. I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/7/2014
  • "Food choices were excellent but could not enjoy conversation with companions due to high noise level.. 3 out of 4 were served entries on time and 1 was left to wait 10 minutes additionally to be served. Restaurant took price of late entry off bill, which was fair but the experience left something to be desired."
    Dined on 1/3/2014