Restaurant Zoe is famous for its local dishes prepared by the best creative professionals in Seattle. It has recently scaled up to become Zoe Events, open exclusively for special events and parties. Plan your next event at Zoe Events and enjoy all the best dishes by Chef Scott Staples and the outstanding team from Restaurant Zoe.
Located on Capitol Hill in the Oola Distillery building, Restaurant Zoe provides a gorgeous, modern atmosphere and delicious menu of local dishes. The restaurant's beautiful main room and lush private patio garden make it the perfect location for your next special event.
Staff was welcoming and friendly, glass was never empty; didn't even notice when it was filled. Food was beyond already high expectations from rave reviews. Will definitely come here more often. Can't wait.
Everything I ordered was well worth the price. Fantastic Steak Tartare and Grilled Sturgeon. The service was above and beyond; I was particularly thirsty that day but my glass remained full. This place also has some of the most interesting desserts I've had in a while; the Semifreddo was light, sweet, and bursting with fruitiness. /slowclap
The kitchen took forever!
My wife and I went here for dinner. Everything from the appetizer to the dessert was excellent. Her chicken and my sturgeon were wonderful. If we lived in the big city we'd definitely come back more often. Our waiter was knowledgeable and very helpful.
Delicious food!! Service was excellent and friendly.
My 2 friends and I enjoyed the ambiance and great service during resty week. The food was plated beautifully and good but the portions were a bit small. The dessert was the biggest portion :)
My mother and I tried this restaurant for the first time on Sunday. They participated in the Seattle Restaurant week and it was a good reason to try something new. It was the best experience we have had in years. The food was flavorful without being too rich or overpowering. Each course was one satisfying bit after another. Thank you!
We had a Very Pleasant Dinner, the hole Family enjoy each and every Plate we order, and actually we tasted all of them... will recommend to Friends and Family...
Zoe is tucked away in a mini "restaurant row" two blocks east of Seattle U, but it's worth finding. The high-ceiling rooms always feel warm and inviting. The food is superb, distinctive, and flavorful without being gimmicky. Service is welcoming and professional. This could easily become one your favorite spots.
Wonderful urban neighborhood vibe. Food was good, the burger was great and an ample portion. The portions of the other entries however were TINY. My husband liked his meal but my reaction when both his entree and the dessert arrived was "Oh my god! Are you kidding me? THAT is a main entree?" I thought it was a little appetizer accidentally taken to the wrong table. His pork dish had about 3 bites of pork, about 4 spoonfuls of beans that could fit in the palm of his hand. I am a light eater but this was extreme. Maybe it was just that particular evening but it seemed like everyone else's plates seemed pretty bare as well when food arrived. Other than portions, everything was perfect.
repurposed materials make for a casual setting in this quiet, comfortable neighborhood restaurant. We went during Dine around Seattle and thoroughly enjoyed the chicken, halibut, risotto and pork shoulder dishes.
Great food and good service. We tried it during fine around seattle!
Our waiter was friendly, cocktails were delicious, the food was great (loved the fennel and clam soup), desserts were beautiful but tasted just OK. The interior was nice but casual, which we really like. We ate at 5pm and we were the first ones in the restaurant so it's hard to say if it's noisy when they are full. For us it was very quiet. We both want to come back when the weather is nice and sit out on the outdoor patio.
Nice ambiance, good service, but the food (the most important) was not very good, the appetizer was good, but my main dish was a risotto, it was very acid, I did not finish it. The dessert was very sweet, I did not like it. The person that was with me order chicken, and she said it was very good.
I spend about $50 per person that night, for that I expected something that will be at least good or very good!
I can do better going to an Asian restaurant order fried rice for $5- $10 and for dessert go to a good bakery, and have a dessert for $3- $5 and it will be a lot better.
Came here for the Dine Around Seattle event and their menu was extensive. Started with a Leek puree soup (delicious!), followed by the Ahi Tuna (friend loved it) and I had the pork shoulder which fell apart as soon as I dug in! Good flavors and wine pairings recommended by server. We shared the chocolate pudding dessert and the cornmeal with mint ice cream dessert, and both were delicious. Service was great, and the ambiance was perfect. Would definitely recommend for large groups or an intimate evening to catch up with friends.
The food was tasty and drinks delicious. It was pouring down rain which you could hear loudly on the tin roof, but the atmosphere was cozy and comfortable nevertheless. The wait staff was lovely and the food was serve hot and yummy.
My fiance and I made a reservation for a saturday night a few days prior and I'm glad we did. From start to finish the service was top notch, aside from the slightly longer wait time for our drinks (understandabe given that they looked like they were at capacity). The food was unique, well-portioned for the price and very tasty; we ate every bite. We can't wait to come back to try their Oyster Happy Hour and dessert menu.
I expected bolder tastes and experiences, given the menu's interesting descriptions of the dishes. The pork shoulder was a small piece of overcooked meat, with a nicely seared surface but dry and with little flavor. Similarly, the bisque starter was milky and bland, and the pot au chocolat dessert tasted like Jell-O pudding (albeit with interesting additions on it: a nice cream and pieces of chocolate bark). Given the restaurant's mission and menu, I had much higher expectations.
I will also add, in fairness, that my dining partner had a better experience with all three of her courses. She especially liked her lemon dessert. That's why I raised my "Food" star rating from 2 to 3. Also, the service was very good: friendly, informative, and personal.
Overall the meal was nice but not outstanding. The fennel soup was a winner as was the semi freddo. The pork shoulder wasn't cooked well but the chicken was really good
Nice ambience but can be a bit noisy in the restaurant as the tables are pretty tight and the room fairly small.
The food was good. Not overly generous portions but worked well for us. I had the chicken which was a little overseasoned but palatable.
Very good deserts and a good wine menu.
The service was attentive and I will try it again in the future.
A lovely evening for dinner for two. We began with the ricotta gnudi. They were tender pillows filled ricotta and served with a fresh marinara. For entrees, we had the steelhead and the beef sirloin. They were cooked to perfection. We wrapped up with lattes and shared the cornmeal cake with caramelized pineapple and ginger sorbet. The food was fabulous and the service was just right; attentive without being intrusive. We would definitely recommend this for a repeat visit.
Had a great Valentine's day dinner with my girlfriend. Everything tasted great except the oyster. It didn't taste quite as fresh as I would have liked it. But overall, if I could do it again, I would.
his was our first time to Zoe's, and we really enjoyed it. We wanted a quiet place for our anniversary, and we found it here. It was fairly casual too, (On some reviews it was described as Dressy." The dishes were creative and somewhat eclectic (not meant in a bad way. Our hostess checked up on us without hovering; she was very friendly too. I enjoyed the seared ahi (the 6-oz portion seemed like a lot more), and my wife enjoyed the port loin.
we will return: want to trry the Pained Hills burger!
The nicest thing about Zoe, aside from the leisurely and long happy hour, is that the service is always so relaxed and welcoming. I think the wait staff is taught to move among the tables, getting to each table at just the right time. The food and wine are very good, and we enjoyed taking our time to order each segment of the meal as we considered the menu. Next time I will approach it differently and try things we didn't eat on this visit.
Enjoyed the food and drink immensely; The ambiance is quite nice and it would be a fun spot to try in the summer, when the patio is open.
I returned to RZ knowing the food was great. I was reminded that it is also not too noisy and the ser if was excellent. Good wine list. Great evening
Was only able to get a 6:15 reservation but ended up showing up early and was able to hit the end of happy hour which was a pleasant surprise. Cocktails were well made. Had the sommelier give us a great recommendation on a wine at a certain price point which we loved. Was there for the better part of three hours working through our courses and had wonderful service and was never rushed. I would come here again. Place was a little noisy but not too bad as I was seated in the corner so was a bit shielded from the middle of the room.
Had heard really good things but the service was consistently bad and the food was not memorable. You had to really chew the Beef Wellington special until your jaw hurt not to choke on it. This place used to be great. It has clearly lost it. There are plenty of other places to go and people must have figured it out as it was not full on a Friday night. Made the abysmal service even worse since there were so many empty talbe.
One of the top 5 meals I've had in the past few years. My wife had the brussel sprout soup. boar bolognese, while I enjoyed the muscovy duck. Both were spectacular and cooked to perfection with rich, yet well-balanced flavors. The wine list is quite good, and the service was perfect. Attentive, without ever feeling intrusive. Thank you to the staff at Restaurant Zoë for a perfect dinner experience.
Wonderful menu. Great if you have a small group so you can try everything, because you will want too.
Amazing place. Food was fantastic and ambiance was top notch.
We stumbled upon Restaurant Zoe while hunting parking for another restaurant in the area. Finding a spot right next to Zoe's door, we took it as a sign we were "supposed" to eat here instead. Many visits later we are STILL so glad we did.
We often do appetizers for dinner, for the variety and to get a feeling for the scope of the kitchen. Zoe's selection is impressive and every offering we had that first visit was a winner. During many visits to Seattle we have had most of the menu items at least once. We are always delighted by the inventiveness and quality. Zoe has become our most referred (and preferred) restaurant.
During our most recent visit we were seated in the middle of the room between the kitchen and small and "energetic" bar. The resulting noise made having any sort of conversation challenging, thus, the "4's". But during other visits, we have been seated either outside or in the eastern side of the restaurant and the noise level has been much less. Those visits get "5's." The southern "room" looks convivial but I imagine noisy given all the glass walls. Probably a total delight though in warm weather, with the doors open.
Parking has never been as "blessed" as that first visit and dinner is often preceded by a "hike" from wherever we park. During warm weather, the courtyard seating and ambiance are "Seattle Perfect." It is reminiscent of the little family run restaurants in rural France, in spite of the sometimes intrusive street noise.
During every visit all of the servers and staff have been gracious, knowledgeable, aware without hovering, very personable and engaged in helping create a positive and memorable experience. Most recently server Tim was very accommodating of the dietary limitations of one of our party. He offered helpful information and the result was a delightful evening for all.
Haven't had brunch or lunch, not local so don't know if it's a gem, doesn't seem to be a kid spot.
Disappointed with steel head trout. Dish delivered cold.
The food was very good, and the service even better. The hostess was particularly welcoming both when she was seating us and at the end of our meal. We had the steelhead (isn't that a state of mind?) which was perfectly cooked. The restaurant happy hour, which they call oyster hour -- goes until 6:30, and yes, it does include oysters, which were nicely described by the waiter. We drank the house red, which was French and very nice.
First time at Zoe since move from Belltown (and in nearly half a decade). Arrived at opening for an early reservation, and was able to order some appetizers / drinks from the happy hour menu. Across the entrees, two appetizers, bread service w/ olive oil & balsamic, and desserts, the flavors were fantastic. My one nit is the fries were too salty on their own, but using either the outstanding aioli or housemade ketchup (more like a mild, fresh salsa) rounded it out.
Service was fantastic - quite attentive without being overbearing. The restaurant was fairly slow & quiet the entire time, since we were there at opening, so it would have been bad if service wasn't great, but nothing at all was amiss.
I loved Zoe in previous visits when it was in Belltown and love the 'new' Zoe.
Went here for New Years Eve. For enjoyable atmosphere and great ambiance. The food were delicious considering that it wasn't there usual menu but overall wonderful dining experience and would recommend it.
We booked Restaurant Zoe for New Years Eve 2014. We had been prior and enjoyed our experience immensley. This second time aorund did not disappoint. With an excellent Prix Fixe menu, lots of choices and something for eveyone. All of our food was delicious. Special cocktails, and just fabulous yum yum food. One thing that we have experienced both times we have come here, is downright incredible service. Such attention, and with such detail. Everyone who works there is a gem.
Our service was terrific - attentive without being intrusive. The wild boar bolognese is not to be missed. Overall, a great dining experience.
Food was great, service was wonderful, drinks were fantastic. I will be back for sure!
Our first visit back to Zoe since their change in location! Still as quaint as ever........the food was very good, yet it was the service which was outstanding! Our server was extremely well versed in both wine and food........he made our evening very memorable. Keep up the great work Restaurant Zoe, we will definitely be back!