Zoe an American Bistro
Zoe an American Bistro

Zoe an American Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zoebistro.com/
  • Phone: 7327479988x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

    Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Tom Paden
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: BYO Liquor, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Let us cater your next affair and make your next party perfect! We will arrange everything for you and make your party a guaranteed success. With our catering and rental department all under one roof you need to look no further for your party needs.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Prospect St
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Zoe an American Bistro
Seasonal, stylish and inventive, these three words define Zoe an American Bistro located in the heart of Little Silver, New Jersey. Zoe is a cozy little get away that offers diners the opportunity to experience American cuisine with global influences and flares in a casual environment. With locally sourced fresh ingredients. Our menu changes seasonally: we always serve what is in season.
Zoe an American Bistro is yet another great restaurant brought to you by the team that has created TEAK restaurant and Bistro at Red Bank.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Zoe an American Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (29)fit for foodies (14)great for lunch (11)good for groups (11)special occasion (10)romantic (8)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (2)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Gcw33
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Discovered Zoe's by chance last winter and now it's a favorite. Great food (crab cakes and salmon are exceptional), and excellent wait staff and service. Never disappoints. Plenty of close parking makes it an easy spur of the moment choice too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didi
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We enjoyed dinner on a Saturday night we had made reservations. Service was ok,asked for more bread and did not receive it.also had to ask for water,usually most restaurants are more attentive
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food Experience
    rpmp4748
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The open table reservation system really works well and we had such a pleasant dining experience. Will definitely return and our friends really liked it too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top Notch Food experience!
    GMoney44
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Zoe was all it was supposed to be. Great food and very fair pricing. Tables a little close together, but you are so focused on the tremendous meal in front of you, it is not that noticeable. Would for sure recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Balletomane
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have dined at Zoe's several times and found the food and service to be good. We went there last Sat. with a group of six. Great round table but the dining room is noisy. Four out of the six entrees were good, the chicken was burned and the seafood pasta was very bland. I would go back again but I hope the food will be consistently good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Choice
    Red4RedVelvet
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Was in the mood for a quiet restaurant for a change as all of the great restaurants in my neighborhood are also very, very, very noisy and I just was feeling anti-social. The food at Zoe's is delicious and seasonal. The service is great. They do not serve alcohol so bring your own, but they will gladly provide you with glasses and an ice-bucket if you need it. One of these days I'm going there just for dessert because I'm usually so full from the apps and entree that I just don't have room for dessert, but their bread pudding sounds devine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good for Mondays
    janie1010
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    On Mondays there is a $20 three course meal. It has top selections and the food is good. Try the crab cake. It mostly crabmeat and no filler!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Visit
    PeterpanVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    This was a bit of a pleasant surprise. Nice to find a spot that takes reservations in the summer! Started with a lovely, generous salad. One diner had a pork tenderloin special and pronounced it tasty. Another had a chicken dish served over broccoli rabe. Again, nice but a bit too dried out. I would suggest white table cloths which would brighten the dark space. BYOB, which is always a plus. We would return
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great restaurant!!!!
    dbug216
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This restaurant is a gem. The food is delicious, atmosphere perfect and service attentive. We recently discovered the restaurant and will now become regulars. Not surprising though because we love The Bistro and Teak in Red Bank!! The first time at Zoe was a "double date" with another couple. Last Sunday we celebrated a family birthday of 10. Both experiences were excellent!!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner!
    123456
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner ... 9 of us total, 5 preteens. Everyone found something on the menu and food was delish. Waitstaff was attentive and food was timed just right. Price was right for the portions. Nice that it was BYOB and there was a wine store just across the street!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Average
    RobertVIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    This was our second time here and again the food was average, there are other much better places to go near buy for the same price and have much better food. I will say that the décor is above average.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Good
    Good
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We did dnot try any of the specials (Tuna Steak sold out!) Our food was delicious penne vodka w/chicken and my husband tried the chicken souvlaki dish. Our waitress Maria was pleasant and efficient.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dee-lish
    Serena517
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    What a wonderful meal we had. The skirt steak was so tender you could cut it with a fork. The tuna special, was outstanding and all the sides were just as mouthwatering. Appetizers were terrific too. We didn't have desert but they looked great for the other patrons. It's a BYOB with a bottle shop across the street in case you forget. All in all a great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • nice staff, delicious menu
    Johnnynono
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We were greeted and seated right way. Our server was very nice and helpful with adjusting menu to suit our low carb and gluten free needs. The food was amazing and we will definitely return often!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love Zoe.
    Matt
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    This place is fantastic. I've gone with family and friends and everyone has said "we'll definitely come back and/or recommend it." The food is delicious! DELICIOUS! It is BYO and I wish it wasn't, but that doesn't deter me from going back again and again! 5 Stars!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A sure thing but needs a facelift
    ShellBell
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    My husband and I recently returned to Zoe for the third time after quite a few years of not being there and we weren't disappointed. We dined with two other couples and the service and food were both wonderful. We didn't like our first table and asked to be moved, which the staff was gracious about. We also weren't rushed AT ALL and that was truly appreciated, as many restaurants are concerned with turning over tables. The food was great. My only complaint is related to ambiance.....the restaurant hasn't been touched since it opened and it could really use a facelift. I'm an Architect and would be happy to help! ;)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surprise
    JazzVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    First time at Zoe. Enjoyed the Mediterranean salad. Very fresh, seasoned well. Picked the lamb Ragu with gnocchi. Good choice. Would go back again.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • short ribs excellent
    Ronniep
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    a little loud in restaurant. food very good. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Arlene
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The food is consistently good! Great location and friendly staff
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 10 reviews are from the Zoe an American Bistro reviews archive.
  • a little dissapointed
    searchingforgoodfood
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    don't know if it was an off night or not, but after several previous visits 1)ran out of steak specials by 7:30 and Pork Chop was dry. Worst of all, place was nosier than I have ever experienced before. Waitress however was a doll and put up with us giving her a hard time - always had a smile and great comeback. Probably wont' be back
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Great Meal
    Kc5165
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I have been happily dining at the Bistro in Red Bank for years and finally decided to give Zoe a try. When we arrived, I was not impressed with the shopping center location, but found the inside of the restaurant to be very appealing. The menu offered some common items with the Bistro, but it had a heavier Italian influence vs. the Asian influence the the Bistro offers. We were very happy with our meal (gnocchi was excellent) and my only complaint would be with the attentiveness of the staff. We had to stop them to request drink refills and such and the restaurant was not terribly busy. All in all, the quality of the food made up for the lackluster service and we will be back to try it again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Zoe dependably delicious
    Good
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Small restaurant but always good. Maria was our waitress and is knowledgeable and fast. Pork chop, short rib and pastas always good but this time opted for grilled branzino with a touch of blood orange sauce. Yum! Sometimes with big groups it can be loud.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Local treasure
    giocant
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Jamie was attentive and delivered us a superior service. The food was varied and always a pleasure to have the hot rolls. This is a popular local and has weekly special pricing that we always enjoy. good food and bring your own wine!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They did it wrong !
    TomB
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Upon arrival there were 4 servers standing around the front door - hanging around instead of tending to diners - that should have told me something. We sat for dinner and watched a large family, about 8 to 10 people sit at the "special" table that is next to a glass protected view of the kitchen operation. We overheard a very loud server firmly telling the table that "the guys in the kitchen do not like getting partial orders - they will not accept the app order and then later on the dinner order - they want both at the same time - this is because they are busy at the dinner rush and cant work any other way: When the table objected, she became firmer in her explanation and repeated it over and over. I can see why now - they rush you.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • love the crab cake!
    luv2din
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    food is always consistently good, love the ambience,
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried Something New
    BHMB
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Brought friends to dinner here on Sunday night. Usually my husband has the Greek chicken dinner and I have the Panko Chicken....we both like these dinners so much that we rarely order something different. However, we both decided to try the Branzini (sp.). The fish was fresh, moist and nicely enhanced by the accompanying sauce, potatoes and vegetables. Great choice! Our friends both enjoyed their dinners as well. Should mention that the wait staff is always friendly and efficient. One of our favorite restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    Cheltie
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Have only been here about 6 times, but never disappointed - dishes always seem thoughtfully created with fresh ingredients. Menu is not huge but that's a good thing - feels well-edited & designed for excellent execution, & enough variety so everyone finds something appealing to order. Servers have been knowledgable, efficient, & courteous (a bit too casual sometimes). Space is comfortable & attractive, with nice light level - no problems reading menu but not too bright. We live in Red Bank & don't always think of Zoe as a choice, but have always been very happy when we did.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was my first time here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    It was my first time here and we usually dine in red bank for dinner so we tried something new. Food was great and well displayed. I hear its the same owners of the bistro in red bank. I dunno if thats true but this place is much better. Menu is more reflected as an american bistro. We had braised short ribs and a lamb ragu with gnocchies which was great and its a byob. I would go back for another try soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodie four star!
    foodieface
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I found this great little gem through a friend so I begged my bf to take me out last night. I'd never heard of Zoe before but my buddy told me the owners also own The Bistro in Red Bank and I've always liked their food so I figured it had to be good. Oh.My.God. Honestly I didn't think much of it because it's in a shopping plaza across from CVS but guess you can't judge a restaurant by its neighbors...okay, enough, let me tell you what we got: we split the trio of spreads (I LOVE tzatziki sauce) and the meatball app and the octopus for appetizers. And the waitress (I think her name was Kelly, so sweet!) suggested the short rib entree (apparently a staple) and my bf had the branzino. YUM! Everything was delicious, I'll definitely be back :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.