Zoes Steak & Seafood

4.7
828 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
AAA Four Diamond restaurant located at the Virginia Beach oceanfront, Zoës originally opened in 2003, and re-opened under new ownership on March 16, 2009. 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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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For the caliber of food and service you get at Zoes, it is extremely affordable. We love Zoes and will continue to go there everytime we are in Virginia Beach.

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LP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Zoe's on a Friday night for my husband's 30th birthday. Our server and sommelier, Patrick, was so wonderful and provided so much information on wine that we found ourselves asking him questions and talking for a good 5 min about our recent experiences drinking wine in Italy and France. Every staff member who greeted us from the valet to the manager wished my husband a happy birthday and they left him a nice little note on the table to open when we arrived. They also worked with me to surprise him with a birthday cake after our meal. The food was AMAZING. Best short ribs I've ever had. My husband loved his filet mignon. The food was simple but perfect. I highly recommend Zoe's for a special occasion or just a really nice meal. We will definitely be back.

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s
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding - duck breast was cooked perfectly and you cannot beat Wagyu Wednesday (50% off!)

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GC
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fantastic. We added the wine pairing and the waiter did a good job with that. I would definitely return the next time I am in Virginia Beach.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was outstanding. Steaks are not regulars in my outside the home dining and as such, disappointment sometimes happens. Zoe's steak did not disappoint. Perfect flavor, perfect sides. This restaurant met my expectations in every way. I would absolutely recommend it if you are ready to spend the appropriate amount of money for a fine meal.

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BM
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was AWESOME!! One of our favorite places to dine.

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D
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Over priced. The menu and food didn’t have the taste or range to justify the price

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s
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great steaks... great service.....nice family meal

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JK
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I was expecting so much better. I shared the surf and turf with my brother. $120 for 1 lobster tail, 1 filet, 2 TINY crab cakes that were each less than 1/2 the size of a normal crab cake, 4 shrimp, 4 steamed oysters, a bit of fried calamari, about 8 stems of broccoli rabe, a scoop of mashed potatoes and then we paid EXTRA for a dish of the signature crab macaroni and cheese.

One the turkey platter plate was one 2 ounce dish with cold clarified butter and another with a sauce I could not identify. This is a dish that is INTENDED to be SHARED. These small dishes of sauce were too small to stick a bite sized piece of steak or lobster in.

My husband ordered a daily special, shrimp and grits for $36? Are you kidding me? For that price tag, this dish should have been out of this world good.

A "scratch and dent" bottle of average wine added $50 instead of the normal $70 to the check. Oh, one other minor thing, it was my husband's birthday. Thanks for the card. (Small note of sarcasm I hope you did not miss).

This place served barely average food for ridiculous prices. When my dinner check gets over $200, I expect something special and this was certainly NOT.

I would never recommend this place to anyone, friend or otherwise.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent! Would definitely recommend

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P
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. We’ve been here for two wedding anniversaries so far and it is a great place with great food. Get the wine pairings as the sommelier is extremely knowledgeable with his selections.

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SD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding Anniversary

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M
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I do and I have recommended Zoe's to friends. It is our special occasion spot that truly never disappoints.

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Amarillo
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in, the evening excelled. Service was attentive and instructive for my young guest, the ribeye steak was tender and tasty, and the ambiance was special. I highly recommend dining at Zoe’s.

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CH
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an amazing evening! We were celebrating my husbands promotion, and Steve and your staff made it unforgettable!

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The atmosphere was beautiful. There is dim lighting and a relaxing feel. The food was spectacular, our water never got low and we never felt ignored but the staff. The manager was even active in making sure everything was alright. The valet was free and he most definitely deserved a tip. He tried to make sure we didnt get rained on which was really nice. They were out of tuna so they has a steak burger that sounded really good. The overall experience was excellent and I very much suggest you visit.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and Zoe’s went above and beyond! Chef’s table and a personalized card was the cherry on top — thank you Zoe’s!

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CM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went based on a recommendation from a friend for excellent steak and wine. The meal was without question the best that I have had in many years. My NY strip and my wife's fillet were cooked to perfection, the sides only enhanced things. The portions were perfect. Drinks were strong but not overpowering. The wait staff were pleasant, professional and prompt w/o being intrusive. While on the higher end the price of dinner for 2 with drinks, app. & desert was $150 ish but worth every penny. As a vet with hearing loss the ambient noise was not intrusive and conversation across the table was very acceptable. Highly recommended!!!! You will not be disappointed!!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful. Food was excellent!

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LW
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

We had heard great things from friends & we just didn’t have the same experience. Very limited menu, pricey & dated decor. Our waiter was friendly and attentive. We probably will not go back there.

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N
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the greatest meals I've had since moving to Virginia. The service was excellent, from the hostess to the table service. The food was phenomenal. Everything was paced out perfectly. The appetizers were unique, the soup and salad were out of this world delicious, and the steak and sides were cooked to perfection. It was the best steak we have ever tried. The server was even extremely accommodating with splitting out steak among two plates. They were generous enough to provide complimentary shrimp and macaroons, since we were celebrating our anniversary. It was an amazing experience, and one we hope to have again soon.

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TT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal - enjoyed this hidden gem-had not been in since New Year's

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RC
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great service. If you’re fortunate enough to have Patrick take care of you, your in for an unforgettable experience. Half waiter, half sommelier, 2/3rds storytelling college professor (I know, math was never my strong suit), you will learn something about the food and wine and leave gastronomically and intellectually satisfied.

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DR
Richmond
55 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have celebrated several anniversaries in the past with dinner at Zoe’s. This wedding anniversary experience was no different; superb, attentive wait staff; beautifully prepared delicious dishes; and excellent wine were the hallmarks of our dinner. We will back again soon before our next anniversary.

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J
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Patrick, our Sommelier was amazing. The food was also amazing. I can't think of a single thing to complain about. I would definitely recommend this place for a special dinner.

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J
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a delightful date night at Zoe's. Starting from the greetings from the valet, hostess and bartender that were personalized and very warm. Then continuing to the impeccable table service and delicious wine and food recommendations. Great all around!

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CB
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere. Bourbon and wine list is excellent, food is always consistently good and the servers are pleasant and extremely well trained.

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CW
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Disappointing that the sommelier could not find the time to visit our table when requested.

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s
Raleigh
32 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zoe's is absolutely our favorite restaurant in Virginia Beach. Mark Souter, the Level 3 sommelier is the main attraction and we do not go there without doing one of his wine tastings. It is like you have taken a trip to Napa or Sonoma right in Virginia Beach. The food at our last visit was fabulous. This restaurant has had the misfortune of construction on 19th St., but this should not be a deterrent. It is well worth driving amongst a few cones to have this experience.

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TF
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service our steaks were cooked to perfection.

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OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely birthday dinner. Food was delicious. Service impeccable: thorough and helpful without being intrusive.

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TM
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wine and great service. They took great care of us for our anniversary.

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MH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was great, service was spectacular. Scratch and dent wine list has good value. Steak was amazing.

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R
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very professional done from the Valet parking to paying of the check.

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RU
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptional. Service on this particular visit was very good. In the past couple of visits the wait time for courses was too long for this caliber of restaurant. It may be because dining time was a bit later on previous visits? What we got on this visit was more in line with what i would expect and was not disappointed. Very personable and professional staff. Chef has never disappointed.

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RI
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always good food and service here. Had a great birthday meal.

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VI
Richmond
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

The waiter was inattentive. He ignored us after taking our order. I sat for over 5 minutes waiting for my bill. He doesn't fit the setting.

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c
Richmond
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way. And when we got there found it was Waguy Wednesday 50% off wow!

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OT
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Perfect place to celebrate my birthday

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JD
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, service. Matt was excellent

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