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: Jerry Weihbrecht
  • 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: Sunday, November 24th 6 pm. Sunday Supper with Ron Nicholsen of Kelham Vineyards.

    Reservations for this 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 WinnerNotable Wine List
Zoes Steak & Seafood reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (58)notable wine list (50)romantic (48)fit for foodies (37)neighborhood gem (28)good for groups (8)hot spot (5)vibrant bar scene (4)late-night find (3)great for brunch (2)Show More
  • Dinner at Zoes
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    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.
  • 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
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    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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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    • 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.
  • Ask for help
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The sommeliers really know their stuff. You will be missing out if you don't enjoy their services.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marian
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    A Virginia Beach favorite for fine dining that never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Zoe's Still a Gem
    DRSHRIESVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We have been to Zoe's over the years and it continues to impress. From appetizers to main course to dessert, all servings were top notch and unique. The quality of the stake clearly rivals Salacia, Chops or Ruth Chris in Virginia Beach.Our waiter Stewart was knowledgeable and attentive through out the meal and his support staff were prompt, polite, and cheerful. Zoe's made for a very memorable wedding anniversary dinner. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Virginia Beach's Finest
    diningaddict
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Zoes is ultimate for romantic dinners, fantastic deserts and a wine connoisseur's dream. The staff is well trained and courteous, catering to your every need. I first came to Zoes 10 years ago, and I'm happy that nothing has changed. Goes to show that good service and fantastic food will get you everywhere.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Appetizers salads entree very good.
    CellarsFans
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Disappointed in desserts; didn't finish. Male server was good enough but seemed distracted and not genuinely interested in our party of 4.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service!!
    Finediners
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Zoe's was recommended to us by a local couple. We had a wonderful meal - shrimp tempura & rockfish are excellent- and dessert is not to be missed!! We also enjoyed the wine list and the recommendation for an outstanding wine " the Pairing" - smooth and bold --tell them John sent you!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome,again!
    YorktownFoodies
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food was fantastic, Mark was very informative about the wines and generous with his knowledge and Angela was superb, friendly and was attentive without being intrusive! It was another beautiful, romantic night at Zoe's. Thanks to the whole staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Come here for your 50th
    DateNight
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We thought the food was well made, but the menu was pretty standard stuff. Steak. Rockfish. The usual. There were some locally sourced ingredients. The parking is valet. The waiter was pretty gruff and seemed annoyed to be at work. The décor was strange. The crowd was definitely in the older age range. There really isn't anything to recommend this over other places, i.e. no water views, no unusual foods, no soup if you can believe that.
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  • Exceptional Dining Experience
    Gary
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    It was a very pleasurable dining experience! The pairing of wines with our different courses absolutely complimented the fantastic food! The staff, especially the sommeliers were knowledgable, helpful and attentive to our wants! This is an eclectic dining experience that should be savored!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect dinner out
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Another great evening at Zoe's a delicious meal that included mixed drinks, wine, appetizers, steak and side that ended with a complimentary dessert sampling.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 34 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 261 reviews are from the Zoes Steak & Seafood reviews archive.
  • great venue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    We always have a great time at Zoes. Mark is an outstanding sommelier and cares greatly for his customers. Wine tastings and dinners are fabulous. Zoes is a true gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and excellent staff
    Hatter
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Not sure how we missed this spot after living in VA beach for 10 years. Server Stuart was phenomenal. Valet has eyes in the back of his head or they radioed him we were on our way out, as our car arrived at the door seconds after we walked out which was lovely. As for the food, I had the 9 oz filet, a perfectly cooked med rare. The Foie Gras butter topper was a miss though, and reminiscent of armpit and wet dog. Hubbie loved the lobster and the fabulous crab mac and cheese. We also shared the truffle fries, decent but nothing to write home about and a bit tough. Excellent wine list, suggest the Catana malbec. Wish interior hadn't been so dark, always makes me suspicious a place is trying to hide something. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 47 yrs of marriage to celebrate
    Eddielynn47
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Zoes was truly a great experience. The food and wine was very nice. We chose to have the 4 course tasting menu with wine pairing. Kate ,our server was very knowledgeable and sweet. Mark the Somolier absolutely wonderful. A truly unique and wonderful way to celebrate our anniversary. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unparalleled experience!
    RosieTheRiveter
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    My fiancé and I have traversed to all corners of the globe for both business and pleasure alike. As a result we have had many pleasurable dining experiences, but none have been so well balanced on such a high scale. I even made a special request regarding the table settings and they pulled it off exquisitely! For those who are looking for an up-scale dining experience at a reasonable price and welcoming atmosphere, I could not recommend a better restaurant than Zoës.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zoe's is Fabulous!
    runxtinerun
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    We dined on Saturday, 4/12/14, and it was our first time dining there. The waitstaff was amazing, and the food was great. The highlights of the evening were definitely the visit by the sommilier, the bottle of bordeaux we had, and the chocolate torte + cappucinos after dinner! Fantastic service, and fun experience. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food options
    HelpinghandVAVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I liked the fact that there were different food options. Munk fish... What... I also enjoyed the steak specials..it was a nice change.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Date Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Zoes, both indulging in the 3 -course tasting. It is well worth the money for the caliber of food and service. Would highly suggest the bone-in ribeye and the oxtail soup, and definitely spring for the wine pairing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic