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

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.restaurantzoe.com/
  • Phone: 2062562060x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Northwest, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Scott Staples
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, 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 2062262010x

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
Restaurant Zoe reviews from OpenTable diners
61 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (45)neighborhood gem (34)great for outdoor dining (34)special occasion (26)romantic (23)notable wine list (13)good for groups (11)hot spot (6)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Very nice restaurant! The
    michie
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    Very nice restaurant! The food was great, the service was great, and the atmosphere was just perfect. It was my husband's birthday and they took special note of it - very nice table and cake with a candle. All in all we loved it. Thanks to everyone at Restaurant Zoe for a special night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great atmosphere,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    Great food, great atmosphere, excellent service, and great wine recommendation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As always they have fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/27/2008
    As always they have fantastic food and service. It's one of our favorite restaurants in the N.W. They're Wild Boar Ragu is better then anything I've ever had in Italy and they're unique cocktails are always wonderful. Whenever we want food and service we can count on we go there. The service staff has been there for years and is very knowledgeable, gracious and flawless. It's our favorite restaurant to go to in Seattle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Zoe is my favorite restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/26/2008
    Zoe is my favorite restaurant in Seattle. I found it a few years ago at 25 for $25 and have not stopped going back. The menu is unusual but full of comfort foods in different approaches. Excellent service, great wine, and even the occasional street parking spot! Everyone I bring has the same feedback. My smallest small small ding would be that when I went for recent 30 for $30, it was packed and a bit noisy, but I don't remember that from previous visits. And who cares with that crispy skin chicken to munch on. Delicious! Don't get me started about the duck. Or the pig. Or the lemon risotto....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dined at Zoe the last time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/25/2008
    Dined at Zoe the last time we were in Seattle, two years ago and thought it was excellent. This visit, it did not disappoint. Their fresh, seasonal, regional menu was executed very well, and everything we tried was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • one of my favorite restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/24/2008
    one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle--- I always look forward to the experience. I was not as impressed at my last visit and didn't love the brisket, but that may be because I expect to be completely wowed each time by the food. Will definitely keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gnudi was very good, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/24/2008
    gnudi was very good, but the addition of beets to the brown butter took a lot of the elegance out of the appearance of the dish. The pork tenderloin entree was lukewarm at best and the meat was underseasoned and chewy - the dish was uninspiring. It was a bit disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We took advantage of the Sunday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    We took advantage of the Sunday night no-corkage-fee deal. We would do it again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A perfect experience. Our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    A perfect experience. Our server even guided us to places in the neighborhood following a long, wonderful dinner. The menu selection was surprising and varied. Loved the art, the setting... the whole evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I have eaten there many times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    I have eaten there many times and always excellent. However, we arrived with teenagers (18th birthday) and the matre'd was not overly welcoming. The wait staff was excellent and made up for the welcoming at the door.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was by far and away the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    This was by far and away the best dining experience my wife and I had in Seattle. All were good experiences, however the 'Zoe' was amazing. We are recommending it to all our friends when they visit Seattle. The flavours were excellent and the service fantastic. A very memorable evening! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    We had a wonderful dinner at Restaurant Zoe. The Sage Margarittas were terrific and everything we all had was delicious. A highlight was the Wild Boar Bolognaise Pasta!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Restaurant Zoe. Is one
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    Love Restaurant Zoe. Is one of my favorite places to go too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was uniformly very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    Food was uniformly very good with some dishes rising to the level of exceptional. Especially enjoyed the service: informed and helpful without being condescending.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OMG, the gnudi alone are worth
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    OMG, the gnudi alone are worth the visit. Less friendly for those of us who are not meatarians, but was able to have a side for dinner, and was still satisfied.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful restaurant -- loved
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    Wonderful restaurant -- loved the "30 for $30" menu as an introduction and will most definitely be back durng the regular season!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my favorite places
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    One of my favorite places for food...but the service appears to be getting worse. Our server acted like he was doing us a favor by waiting on us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I always leave Zoe happy.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    I always leave Zoe happy. Food that is fresh, relevant, and often local and fun; service that is attentive without being overbearing; and a great atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • If I could eat their gnudi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    If I could eat their gnudi small plate by the platter, I probably would. Delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent all around. Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    Excellent all around. Dinner was a real pleasure. Keep up the good work--I will return again with other friends and business colleagues.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You had me at gnudi. This
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 3/19/2008
    You had me at gnudi. This was our first visit to Restaurant Zoe and we're coming back and bringing all of our friends. Our main courses were wonderful, the pork loin with lardons (pig with pig, brilliant!) was succulent and done to perfection. My lemon risotto was the very breath of spring with just a hint of resistance in the risotto (the way it should be, not overcooked and mushy like so many restaurants prepare it.) I'm not a huge dessert fan, but I told my husband if he took one more bite of MY pear bread pudding, I was going to stab him with my fork. Simply scrumptious! The cheese plate was wonderful too with nice pairings that complemented our wine. Our waiter was friendly and really knowledgeable,he made it a great evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I remember Zoe as being much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/17/2008
    I remember Zoe as being much more hip, with a more youthful crowd. It's been about three years since I ate there last, this time there were mostly groups of people in their fifties, I felt surrounded by my parents! Our server was very nice and attentive, but she was trying a bit too hard to be funny - she felt the need to make some kind of joke every time she stopped by. We dined off the Dine Around Seattle menu; our appetizers and entrees were fantastic, but our desserts were not so great. The lemon pot de creme tasted like eggs, it was barely lemony and while the chocolate cake was good, it wasn't anything special, and I still haven't figured out what flavor the ice cream was! Zoe seems to have lost it's edge and it's Pastry Chef!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was wonderful,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/16/2008
    Everything was wonderful, our server was fabulous (Sarah)! They did everything to make our anniversary special, and we'll be certain to return! Great for people-watching as well! Thank you--we love "Open Table"!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had an unfavorable experience
    MariabellaVIP
    Dined on 3/11/2008
    I had an unfavorable experience in this establishment. My halibut was not fresh and management did not remedy the situation.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simply the best dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/6/2008
    Simply the best dining experience I have had in a long time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We moved to Seattle three
    porcheflipflopVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2008
    We moved to Seattle three years ago and stumbled on Restaurant Zoe. Sadly, we just moved away from Seattle..but our favorite restaurant will remain Restaurant Zoe. The food is delicious, fresh and based on what's available seasonally. The service is reliable and friendly (great wine advice too!) and the atmosphere, although sometimes loud, is open and positive. We go early just to sit in the bar and people watch. We'll miss it, and plan to try to visit whenever we can!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've been here 3 or 4 times,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/23/2007
    I've been here 3 or 4 times, they have great food, and this restuarant is always a favorite of mine. It can packed sometimes so making reservations is a smart move.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upmarket and trendy. Very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/22/2007
    Upmarket and trendy. Very popular. The food was modern and delicious. My wife and I went for a dinner away from the kids and enjoyed it very much. I thought the overall experience was excellent.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I love this restaurant. It
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/21/2006
    I love this restaurant. It is and has been for years one of my favorite restaurants in Seattle. It has always been good, great service and ultimately the food is alway interesting and never has failed to excel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The mene was innovative but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/3/2006
    The mene was innovative but the staff was not friendly. It's the kind of place where you feel like you have to beg to get in, pay through the nose and leave feeling cheated. Not recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I enjoyed this resturant both
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/6/2006
    I enjoyed this resturant both times that I've been there. Good food and fun atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate