Zoubi
Zoubi

Zoubi

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zoubirestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (215) 862-5851
  • Hours of Operation:
    Closed for Annual Winter Break.
    We will reopen for the 2014 season on Thursday February 14th.

    Starting 2/15/2014 New Winter Hours!
    Serving Dinner Thursday through Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Francois Morvan
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine
  • Catering: Shawn @ Zoubi Cakes & Catering 215-990-6464
  • Private Party Facilities: We are available for private parties year round, contact us for more information!
  • Private Party Contact: Alex Gabriel 2158625851x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Zoubi
Zoubi opened in the Spring of 2001 & became an instant hit with the locals as well as visitors to the New Hope,PA & Lambertville, NJ areas. Zoubi's unique setting combined with it's eclectic menu, makes every visit a memorable one. A fusion of French, Asian & Latin American Cuisine awaits guests, in addition to an exotic decor created by owner Louis Zanias along with friend Keneth Harvey. Veteran Restaurateur & Co-Owner Andre Lenoble encourages a mood of intimate & relaxed good spirits by taking a personable interest in each guest, intention all enjoying their dining experience.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Zoubi reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (16)romantic (15)fit for foodies (11)neighborhood gem (11)special occasion (9)great for lunch (3)scenic view (3)hot spot (3)great for brunch (2)good for groups (2)late-night find (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (2)Show More
  • BroncoVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Extremely limited menu and very different from what I found on open table. That being said food was mediocre.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place
    Octy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    WE had a nice dinner, the place was comfortable, food was great and service was excellent
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always delightful
    MrnMrsDinearound
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We love Zoubi! We especially love the courtyard in the dark with the stars twinkling over us as we enjoy wonderful wine and fabulous food, often with good friends or dear family. The portions are perfect and the staff helpful but not intrusive. A great treasure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not a great value
    szajic
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We dined on a Sunday night and were the only diners in the restaurant. We were seated in a window booth, which was chilly, and there was an old dried slice of lime on my wife's seat. We each got the prix fixe, $40 for three courses. The soup was fine; my main course of duck was overdone and a bit tough, though my wife's short rib was better. Dessert was the best part of the meal, my waffle pudding was quite good. The service was friendly and attentive. But overall, not a great value for the price.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    Firelski
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Loved everything about it. The ambiance was fantastic, the food was outstanding the service was great. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional Food and atmpsphere!
    maestrobr
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My wife and I had a wonderful time at Zoubi. The atmosphere and ambiance made us feel we were in another world other than the little town of New Hope. Chilean Sea Bass was amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful little gem in New Hope
    Supriseme
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Feels like you are in a beautiful taverna in Italy! Food is very, very good and the outdoor courtyard is lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pre-concert treasure
    Levy4nj
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Had a delightful meal outdoors at Zoubi on a September Saturday evening. It was a gorgeous night in a romantic setting with delicious food wine and champagne. Started with tuna tartare (a favorite) and the we shared the pork cassoulet and the grilled calamari and shrimp. Each were wonderful. The cappuccino was very nice too. We didn't have time for desserts. I wish we did!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful outdoor dining
    fussyfoodie
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Outdoor patio with high stone walls feels like an oasis from the bustle of the town. Absolutely charming. While the bar scene is active, the dining tables are completely separate. Our waiter was very attentive and the $40 prix fixe dinner seemed like a great deal, but the drinks were very expensive and the bill rose fast. I wouldn't have objected if the food had lived up to the atmosphere, but it was only good, not memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasant atmosphere, but ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The atmosphere is perfect for summer evening dining. The service is friendly. The menu is brief. The quality is slightly above average. The prices are high.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • very romantic
    Pinkdiamond
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Was pleasatly surprised about the romantic atmosphere of the pation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joe Burdi
    JoeB
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    5 Star all the way! Fabulous outdoor romantic setting PETFECT!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie215
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    One of the best places I have ever eaten at. Wonderful menu, great drinks and wine list. I would highly recommend this place!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 223 reviews are from the Zoubi reviews archive.
  • Pricey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Too pricey for what you got. A place to go for a romantic dinner, but not on a regular basis.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Off Night at Zoubi?
    kenandruthVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We have been to Zoubi many times and were never disappointed until this last visit. There were only three or four other tables on a quiet Sunday night, but the service was spotty and inattentive. The confusion between the ala carte and prix fixe (Wednesday-Friday??) menus was awkward. I asked to speak to Kate, the manager; but she had already left for the evening. This was not Zoubi's best effort.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • opentabledinerVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Lovely outdoor patio seating. Pleasant servers. Very small portions, way overpriced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Zoubi- better choices abound
    buckscpuntyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We dined at Zoubi on a Sat evening. It is one of several convenient eateries. The courtyard was a pleasant place to dine. The menu is VERY limited. The prices are high for the quality & quantity of the food. My "soup of the day" Vichyssoise - a cold leek and potato soup was watery and not well seasoned at all. My companion's arugula salad was described as having a wasabi dressing but no taste of wasabi was detected. The tuna tartar small plate selected as an entree was fine but nothing to write home about. The citrus grilled tuna entree was served rare as requested but for $35, I expected a reasonable serving of vegetables/noodles as garnishes. With 2 glasses of rose, the tab came to $92 before tip.
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  • Fantastic Service!
    Mike
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This was our first time dining at Zoubi's. The hostess greeted us very warmly, which set the tone for the entire evening. The food and wine were excellent. The service from our waiter was exceptional. This dinner was to celebrate my wife's birthday. The waiter had heard me toasting and wishing her a happy birthday, and served her dessert (unasked) with a lighted candle (in a very low key manner).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional food and value
    mauritius
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    A New Hope gem with excellent food and service. Has been very consistent each time. Price Fixe menu is very good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great As Usual
    yumdinger
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food at Zoubi is always of the highest quality. The tuna tartare was excellent and my steak was grilled to perfection. Their fruit martini's are the best in the area. Always a fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellant
    Momcookstoo
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The entire evening was wonderful, the food, service and ambience, even the weather was gorgeous. We had lovely food, the service was great. Enjoyed every minute.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New hope and summer
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Lively outdoor dining -so peaceful-great food -great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Fine Dining
    Honestdiner
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Glorified neighborhood haunt. Pretty place, mediocre food. Look elsewhere for special occasions.
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  • Great food
    Greatfood
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Great food. The tuna was fantastic. My wife had the pate, and our friends had lamb chops and the steak. All the food was delicious and beautifully presented. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had an excellet time!
    Carla
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    I loved this restaurant!, it was cozy and at the same time transports you to some other place. As soon as we got the restaurant and we were given our table, it took our breath out with the beautiful patio. The food is very good, one of the things in the menu was not as tasty but the rest was very very good. We were a party of 7 and the ambiance was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Current New Hope Favorite
    kenandruthVIP
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    As locals, we love New Hope on "off nights" when the town and the restaurants are not choked with day-trippers. Zoubi is currently our favorite restaurant in New Hope, especially on nights when you can eat outdoors on their rear patio. Lovely.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Such a pleasant experience. We arrived 25 minutes late and they still had our table waiting for us. They were very gracious and understanding. Service was very attentive and food was excellent. It was a special occasion for our family. We were not disappointed. Thank you!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best brunch in New Hope
    samantha
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Zoubi started serving brunch recently - and it is the best one in town, and quite reasonable too. I read the review of other customers and have to wholeheartedly disagree about the food aspect. Zoubi has always delivered fantastic food! Now the same chef apparently serves brunch on Sunday. Try omlette with Stilton and asparagus - it is a truly inventive affair. The service is mediocre - as it has always been - but the food makes up for it. We would definitely come back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    SuzyQVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I had heard such great things about Zoubi, but for the price, this was poor value. There are much better meals to be had in new Hope/Lambertville for a better price. My friend asked what vegetables came with the main dish I was eating and asked if she might have a plate of these. After consultation with the chef, they said no.... But my main complaint was the quality of the food. It just wasn't up to standard. Sorry Zoubi, I don't often write a negative review, but this was really not good.
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  • Visited the much heralded
    John
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Visited the much heralded Zoubi for New Hope restaurant week, understanding that a restaurant week menu is limited and the portions tend to be smaller. The appetizer (saganaki) was tasty but miniscule with a tablespoon size of salad to accompany it. The entrée (calamari in a basil sauce) was well prepared but again the serving of calamari was stingy, considering it isn't an expensive item. No dessert was offered on the menu. It seemed to me that Zoubi is a grudging participant in restaurant week. It would be better if they did not participate at all as it is obvious their heart isn't in it.
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  • Bad table
    Daniel
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We were sat right across from the bar, people kept going outside, smoking and then coming back in smelling of cigarettes. Our table was for 4 so they did not want to have to combine tables in the main dining room.
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  • Pricey and not worthy
    dougefreshVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    After a lot of anticipation, we finally made it to Zoubi. Unfortunately the wait was not worth it, and the majority of the reviews were spot-on, okay food, and subpar service. Normally I don't pay attention to bad reviews for expensive restaurants because most diners will give a shotty review if they deem the restaurant too expensive. Don't be fooled, the majority are correct. The restaurant is expensive, and none of the four people in my party left in a good mood. We love food, and don't mind paying for it, but the service needs to match, and the food should leave you wanting more, which was not the case.
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  • Disappointing food & expensive
    UKUS
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We had heard good things about the restaurant. Unfortunately the food didn't quite live up to expectations. The arugula salad appetizer was good, but the fennel soup was a little bland. The sea bass was a little undercooked and had to be sent back, and the lamb chops were small & average for flavor. Chocolate mousse dessert was good. Overall, the experience was disappointing due to the limited menu, high prices, and average food quality.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable evening
    Corker
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    They have gluten free if requested. Hi quality place - leisurely pace which was good....probably not a spot if in a hurry....European feel. A memorable experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Harriet
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    Zoubis is consistently good, often excellent. This time was the best! All four of us had wonderful meals. Fish, lamb, sweetbreads, pork chop all wonderfully flavored. Seasonal soup delicious. Desserts rich and decadent!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, slow service!
    Mary
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Despite the great food the service was very slow. My husband and I we did a reservation. We were running late and I called to make sure our table would be reserved when we get there. They were very attentive over the phone and when we got there we were seated in 10 min. But they took a while to come to our table. We ordered a wine that came first but we want to order some appetizers and they took a long time to come to our table.. I finally order a soup that took about 20 min to come...The problem I think they don t have enough people to serve. The scallops were outstanding but small portion for the price charged. Dessert was also very good. I would go back for the food but I hope the service gets faster!!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Martinis
    Finediner22
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The food is very good. Cool place. They use fresh squeezed juices that make great Martinis. The bar is small but its a great place to have drink even if you eat elsewhere.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    Reeree
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    The food was delicious but the service was not good. We were never asked if we wanted another drink after the first round or dessert. We had to find the waiter for our bill.
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  • Food Served With A Bad Attitude
    Lisa
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    The out door dining room is very nice but that is where the good impression ends. We found the french waiter/owner to have a bad attitude. I am only 110 lbs and thought the portions were very small and prices for entree's are north of $35 which is fine if you at least leave not feeling hungry. The salads were very tiny as well and ad another $15 . The "upside down apple pie" was not edible and tasted like microwaved apple sauce on top of a mushy soggy crust. I give this place a big thumbs down for food and service. If you want to see the pretty outdoor dining area, go there for a drink then go somewhere else to eat .
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  • Zoubi is a hidden gem
    Abbie
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Zoubi is a hidden New Hope gem. After dining there I would call it one of my favorite restaurants. Fresh fruit martinis and excellent food making this place perfect for a foodie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.