Zoes Steak & Seafood
Zoes Steak & Seafood

Zoes Steak & Seafood

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.zoesvb.com/
  • Phone: 7574373636x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner is served Monday through Saturday
    Monday - Thursday (5:00 pm - 10:00 pm)
    Friday and Saturday (5:00 pm - 11:00 pm)
    Closed Sundays
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic, Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Jesse Wykle
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Tuesday, October 14th Veuve Clicquot Dinner with winemaker
    Wednesday, October 29th Palmaz Wine Dinner with Florencia Palmaz

    Reservations for either event can be made by calling our reservation desk (757-437-3636).

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cypress
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Private parking lot. Complimentary valet parking on most nights.
A word from Zoes Steak & Seafood
Located at the Virginia Beach oceanfront, Zoës originally opened in 2003, and re-opened under new ownership on March 16, 2009. Chef Jerry Weihbrecht has teamed with long time friend and renowned sommelier, Marc Sauter, as well as devoted restaurant goers Bill and Joni Greene, to continue the Zoës legacy with the same great location, friendly staff, soothing ambience, and award-winning food and spirits.

Together, their hope is to offer their guests a wonderful dining experience that has a comfortable, familiar atmosphere, yet that special touch of class that makes Zoës “the place to go when you absolutely must impress your guests.”

Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are always welcome. Sundays are reserved for private parties and Zoës Special Events.

Zoës is a completely non-smoking establishment.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Zoes Steak & Seafood reviews from OpenTable diners
70 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (55)notable wine list (51)romantic (48)fit for foodies (40)neighborhood gem (28)good for groups (10)hot spot (7)late-night find (5)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Never Disappoints
    Nestle06
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We've been to Zoe's multiple times and the experience is always spectacular. The menu is always interesting and the pairings (ALWAYS get the wine pairings) are a spot-on match. This is a destination restaurant for us as it is well out of our way, but we have never been disappointed in making the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top 5 in Hampton Roads
    Chris
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I have been going to Zoe's for years. The service, atmosphere, wine, and food are top notch. I very much appreciate the continue changing of the menu while maintaining a few staples. Zoe's is an unbelievable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Food and Service
    QuizVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This is the first time my wife and I have been to this restaurant and we were impressed. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Foodtimes
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Had heard great reviews of this restaurant but my first experience was not good. The menu had changed just that night for the fall and the chef new choices were not good our trout was ok but severed on two heavily breaded cakes that were dry and unseasoned, the pear winter salad had lots of lettuce but too light dressing, out bread pudding desert was absolutely Horrible, it was served with two different side sauces and taking first bite both my wife and I could hardly swallow it had a very unpleasant taste as if the sauces were meant for a meat dish, we sent it back complaining to our waiter. I don't think I will go back to Zoe's it was a big disappointment
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good, not exceptional.
    John
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Waiter was not as attentive to detail required for fine dining.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • retiredcaterer
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Stopped in for a pre 35th Wedding Anniversary Dinner. The service was very good and the entrees were nice, the only letdown was the dessert, it was a bit overcooked. However, overall it was a nice place, I will revisit and recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Lucylu
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is a very good restaurant, pricy but worth it. I made a reservation a week in advance for a special occasion and expected to have a nice enjoyable time. My reseveration was at 7:45pm, when I got there at 7 :40 I was told it would be another 30 minute wait. We weren't seated until 8:30pm and never received any bread or waited on until 9pm. Then it was only bread & olives. Waitress did apologize & offered us a free beverage, no wine but coffee. I have been to this restuarant several times and I will have to think long and hard before I go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vonnie
    Vonnie
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The best restaurant ever food and service was outstanding . I would recommend this restaurant. A little pricey but they have a special Mon-Fri from 5:00 pm. -6:00pm very reasonable with a bottle of wine .everything I ate the steak, appetizer was great and the dessert. I can't wait to return back to Virginia Beach so I can visit Zoe's again. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Charlie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Had some out of towners that didn't like seafood. So we ended up with steaks at Zoe's. Overall, the appearance was good. The steaks were "ok". Good, but not great. Wait staff was great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worth the penny
    Pennywise
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Food was outstanding. The atmosphere was pleasant and fit for a romantic dinner as well as formal dates. Wines were pretty pricey so go with your pocket getting lighter in mind. I definitely will go again.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Really enjoyed our experience at Zoe's. The food was excellent and well worth it. The service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • exceeded expectations.
    drunderhill
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    After my first visit, it is now among a handful of best foodie restaurants in hampton roads. Superb chef and menu, with first class service. All wait staff were expertly qualified. Very reasonably priced as well. I had special out-of-town guests. Zoes' s delivered the perfect evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local place
    Localfoodie
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    If you like a good steak this is the place to go. While the menu may be a bit pricy it is definitely worth it. Another secret is that they have an early bird special. From 5 to 6 pm Monday thru Friday you can get a 12oz steak dinner for only $10.99. That is the deal of the century compared to their regular menu price and let me tell you it is awesome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect ... but for the waterfall
    BrianD
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    On vacation and enjoyed this restaurant very much. The grouper was the best I've had and my wife's crab cakes were just as good. Very attentive service. Wonderful decor. The only downside was the wall of trickling water next to which we were seated = which at a distance may have been an ambiance plus - turned out to be a distraction that we had to talk over all night. It was an odd experience of not being able to hear, not because of the other patrons but because of a designed feature. Except for the water feature, it was fives across the board
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful
    theplacetogo
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    My wife and I truly enjoyed our evening at Zoes. From the moment we entered the front door we were treated as though we were special. Super nice staff. awesome food. The atmosphere was very very nice. Great wine. One of the best restaurant experiences we have ever had.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner at Zoes
    Karl
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    My server Tim and his team were amazing. Even though it was busy my drink never emptied and every time I needed anything it was delivered fast While Tim took care of most of my meal experience it was great that the servers functioned as a team so that everyone got a seamless experience. The food was amazing and even though I did not have room for dessert the chef sent out 3 little mini tastes of various desserts and all were wonderful. Will be back often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cath
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We went for our 35th wedding anniversary. My husband ordered soft shelled crabs which he said were delicious. I ordered a 6 oz. steak - medium well. When our food came, my steak was rare and even the waitress expressed that opinion. She took the steak back but when it was returned it was still not medium well. Again, the steak was taken back to the kitchen and upon its return, the steak was not very well done. I gave up and just ate it. My husband had finished his meal in the meantime so I was basically eating alone. I will say that the manager and waitress apologized and tried to make up for it by taking my meal off the check as well as bringing us a dessert on the house which was very nice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food
    JoeL
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Judging from its interior decor I wasn't expecting such great food. The chef did an outstanding job in preparing our meals. Creative food from an unique restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite of ours
    Moseyabout
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We had the filet, soft shell crab, and the salmon. It was all wonderful. The service was excellent, attentive without interrupting.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in VA Beach
    Punji
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    One of the best features of Zoe's is their tasting menu. With the exception of steaks they downsize the portion from the tasting menu (though it is still very generous). They do do an upcharge on steaks as they can't be "downsized". To make the value on the tasting menu, for a reasonable upcharge you can pair it with wine. When you pair it with wine the somalier will individually pair a different glass of wine with each course. He/She will talk to you about your preferences and then based on your entree selection bring you an individual selection. We visited twice on this vacation and I let them pick the wines at their discretion both times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak Quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I'v eaten at Zoes before and enjoyed the steaks. However this time the NY Strip did not seem to be PRIME. Flavor ok but arrived cold and was tough.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great but save room for dessert
    Nipper
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our first time in this restaurant which we chose based on reviews from Open Table. We were thoroughly pleased with the experience. The waitress had a good knowledge of the menu making several suggestions for us since it was our first visit. We really appreciated the suggestion of macaroni and cheese with crab meat. Topping off the meal was the dessert, blueberry cobbler that took me back 50 years to my grandmother's farmhouse.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place is a gem!
    Baconmacncheese
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The reviews were not wrong. Zoes is probably the best place in VA Beach for an outstanding dinner. The venue is cozy but not crowded - plenty of space for couples and small groups to gather without sitting on each other. The service was outstanding - staff very knowledgeable of the menu and specials, with recommendations on wine pairings. Portion sizes were perfect. Hint: Bacon mac-n-cheese is killer! I would recommend this to anyone visiting VA Beach and want a dining experience unlike anything else there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Review
    Bruce
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We have been visiting Zoe's for several years now and the food and service is always above par. This is a great place for a hard to find wine or something different to eat. You will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zoe's always delivers
    Reggierays
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    First nice meal after a military deployment and it was amazing as usual. Food, wine, dessert, service, and it won't break the bank. Been there a dozen times and will plan on a dozen more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    As a pregnant lady, it meant a lot to me that the server was willing to go out of his way and get me a half glass of wine instead of a full. He also gave me a great recommedation on the wine. The staff was very on top of their game and the food was beautiful. Thanks for another great experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Excellent food and the service was wonderful. Unfortunately the table next to us was having more fun (and drinks), so they were loud and obnoxious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service Should Have Been Better
    vbkdpgkp
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Our Female server was obviously frustrated that we needed some explanation of how the "Chef Tasting" menu selection worked. She had several tables but did not seem to be as attentive to her tables if she may had been able to focus on quality of the service than the quantity of tables she was serving for such a fine dining establishment. The food was excellent but expensive in price when you don't get the service you would have expected to go along with it.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    CrizdeeVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    As usual, we enjoyed a perfect night! I had the grouper and it was wonderful. Definitely recommend the edamame hummus and tuna crudo apps. My husband's steak was cooked perfectly. Our server was accommodating and delightful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Virginia Beach
    abcdefg
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Excellent food and service! We celebrated my parent's 50th anniversary and were very pleased by the experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot spot
    32surf
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Zoe's is my favorite restaurant. The crab cakes were not the traditional Chesapeake Bay, but had an Asian influence. It was a wonderful, clean, tasty rendition. Lamb chops were stupendous. I gave one of my chops to a friend who was torn between the crab cakes and lamb chops. He has travelled the world including New Zealand, eaten in the finest restaurants and said this was the finest he had ever eaten. This night had its challenges with an air conditioning system that was limping along after a storm and white wine that was not properly chilled, BUT the server and the somolier were absoluty accomadating and more than made up for the inconvenience. In every way, they lived up to expectations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fish
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We enjoyed our 29th anniversary. The food was delicious, we had lambchops and crabcakes, both of which were recommended by the waiter. The service and food were very good. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Mikes
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The staff was absolutely wonderful, very attentive - great food - cannot wait to it there again!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Atmosphere & Wine List
    ZOEs
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This was the 3rd time going to Zoe's. I like to take business guests there because I expect to receive great food, service, and atmosphere for dining. After all, you pay for what you get, right? I have been very pleased on the first 2 occasions, but this time....the food quality and atmosphere was great...but the food portions were ridiculously small! Not on one dish;but every dish. When you pay almost $100 per person (only 1 glass of wine each), you expect more,and should get more.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and amazing food
    ellaVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    My husband and I come to Zoe's all the way from Beverly Hills, CA. It is an amazing restaurant with impeccable service and knowledgable staff. I hosted my husbands dinner party there and they were so accommodating and even did private and set menus for me and my guests. They are fast to contact you with any questions and a pleasure to speak with and help with my menu! The wine list is the best in Virginia beach, by far. Some of the wines they have i can not even find in California! The steaks are also the best in Virginia! Our favorite place to come in Virginia Beach and we can not wait to come back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zoe's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    One of my absolute favorites. It is a total dining experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zois is a hidden gem
    Glen
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We travel over 150 days each year so we eat at many restraunts and I can honestly say this is one of my top 5 ever! The food was spectacular in every way. Done to perfection, presentation was lovely and the amount of food was perfect. My wife and I shared a special steak of the evening for two and I can't find a negative about anything. Probably the only thing I could say and it's not really a negative is that the side dishes were so fantastic it almost detracted from the steak. You must try the succotash and the crab Mac and cheese OMG. The Lobster pops as a starter was perfect and full of flavor. I had the Key Lime dessert and my wife the home made ice cream and they were wonderful. I live in Key West and this dessert was the best ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • YummyMama
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    The best steak I have ever had! The lobster lollipop appetizer was unique and delicious and the hot chocolate soufflé dessert was a dream. Fantastic dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 273 reviews are from the Zoes Steak & Seafood reviews archive.
  • Great food and service!
    Libix
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    My husband and I went to Zoe's while in VA beach for our 3 year anniversary and we were very impressed by the food and the service! We did the wine tasting 4 course menu and it was fabulous! Our sommelier, Angela gave us great background on the wine we received and was very knowledgeable overall! The food was great, fresh, and well-priced for the quality. Great place in VA beach for a nice dinner! Will definitely go back if we are ever in the area!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    JXV1
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We started with drinks at the bar. The bartender was friendly and provided good drink recommendations. When we were seated in the dining area, Zoe's surprised us with a nice anniversary card at our dining table. The waiter was on point with his service and the food was cooked to perfection. We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.