Zoes Steak & Seafood

4.9
1195 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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.

Zoës is a completely non-smoking establishment.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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Foodie757
Richmond
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was outstanding. Their menu is on the pricier side, but you get what you pay for, and the quality of their dishes are worth a premium price.

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SantannaV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I gave this place a try for restaurant week and we really enjoyed it! The filet mignon was cooked to perfection and the establishment itself was beautiful. 10/10!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited for VB restaurant week and everything was spectacular. Each dish from the three course menu was great.

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vipAngelaD
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time but definitely will not be the last. Everything is perfect!

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RichardQ
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual. Thanks to Jason for a wonderful Albarino wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated us like royalty great service and food was fantastic.

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PJMac
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Made reservations at Zoe's knowing that all of our previous visits were well above expectations. We weren't able to obtain a reservation until 8:45pm which is not unexpected for New Years Eve and our plan was to be finished with our evening and be home well before midnight.
The price for the evening was $150 per person and the menus was limited and maintained four courses with several choices for each course. I had viewed the menu prior to arriving at the restaurant, so I'd somewhat determined what my choices would be.
When the waitress arrived at our table the first thing she stated was the filet entree was no longer available which actually was what I'd planned on ordering. So with a limited menu your choices are now even more limited. I accepted the fact and chose the duck as a replacement.
We then made our choices for each course all at once as this is what the chefs requested.
My overall complaint about this evening is that for $150 and a four course meal, you would expect to be well fed. Well this was by far from the reality as when we finally got out of there at 11:15, I honestly considered stopping somewhere else to pick up something to eat as I was still hungry. The portions for almost each course were minuscule, even the entree. Then to top it off, the four people seated after us and adjacent to our table also ordered after us they all received the filet.
I plan on giving them a visit again but it won't be during one of their limited menu evenings.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our ribeyes were cooked perfectly along with the foie gras I added to mine. The timing of the kitchen was spot on. Jason took great care of us. Our dinner date was perfect.

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vipLaurasr
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jason, our waiter was outstanding. Knowledge and made perfect recommendations.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best filet mignon we’ve ever had!

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ChelseaR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough about how Zoe’s made my birthday so wonderful! From the service that was extraordinary to the food it was beyond!

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vipVAForty
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience. Our favorite restaurant in Virginia Beach.

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BarbaraM
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, wonderful, great night to celebrate son's birthday. Zoe's always hits the mark for food, service and ambiance!! A local treasure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marc Sauter may now be the love of my life- his wine list is to die for. The wine list is beyond impeccable and the food is, as always, perfection. Even with staff shortages (they must all be exhausted) and difficult guests (don't be those people, please) the staff there is always gracious, kind, and smiling. 5 hearts and 10 stars.

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TesharaH
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and will not be my last! I enjoyed everything. Thank you!

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PamelaA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual everything was fantastic ! Total perfection!
And our server was perfect!
Love this place!

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Chris
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zoe’s provided us with an amazing experience for our family to kick start our Christmas week. The service was outstanding (thank you Shannon) and as always Marc’s generosity is sharing his knowledge on wine selections is unmatched in this area. The food was fantastic and our whole evening was relaxing and memorable. Thank you!

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wendyB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, delicious food. Excellent as always!

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CarolO
Richmond
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice local place off the beaten path. Food, service, and ambience all get two thumbs up! Casual or dressy attire is fine, but I would avoid flip flogs and tee shirts.

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vipAmovino2000
Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Zoe’s. We opted for the wine pairing. Mark’s voices were spot on with our meal choices.

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KrysiaR
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked a reservation for our 3rd anniversary. And it didn't disappoint! The food was incredible. And our waiter did an amazing job at recommendations and making sure we were taken care of!
Outstanding food for all courses!!
Definitely will be going back!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our waiter, Jason was great. He was very knowledgeable and kind. The food was amazing smh the ambiance was pleasant. Unfortunately one of the managers made our party uncomfortable due to him constantly staring at us.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patrick was an amazing waiter! He helped us pick the most amazing wine and taught us so much about what we were drinking. This is now our favorite restaurant in Virginia Beach!

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Rare12
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic restaurant. Perhaps the best restaurant in Virginia Beach. Fantastic wine list and in accommodating staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was superb and wonderful for our 30th anniversary! The staff were personably and exactingly attentive (Thanks, Steve!). The timing of ordering and bringing out various courses was handled beautifully, without the rush that one finds in some restaurants that deliver your main course while you’re still working on your salad. Shannon, our server, was the best! She was knowledgeable and helpful in customizing our entire experience. She also saw to it that the various anniversary gift boxes were brought out and impressively presented at the requested times. As for the food, at many points we had to say to that a dish was the best of its kind that we had ever had. The cocktails, appetizer, soup, salad, bread, steak, lobster, and desserts were all top notch. Marc, the sommelier, presented perfect wine pairings that were sensitive to our tastes and needs and the various courses. The atmosphere was comfortable — including pillows in the booths!— warm, friendly but private, and attractive. We unreservedly recommend Zoe’s for a special occasion or any occasion!

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Scott
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing wine list to pair with delicious entrees!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We absolutely loved it.

Great to have a Sommelier!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, the butternut squash soup was amazing, so was the rock fish!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The attention to detail was amazing. We were celebrating my birthday and our anniversary. They had not one but two cards acknowledging each celebration. The food was delicious and the wine and bubbly complimented our beautiful dinner. Dessert did not disappoint. Another attention to detail was the fact that our car was ready in front of the door the moment we stepped out of the restaurant. We had an amazing experience and highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Food and services is top notch. Restaurant itself is old and needs some attention. For example, the old while acoustic ceiling tiles above our table were dirty to the point that I wondered if something might fall off it onto the table.

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BeckyC
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night dinner!! Loved the ambience, service was professional yet personable, and food was delicious. Highly recommend!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A delicious meal accompanied by a wonderful and friendly staff! A wonderful experience!

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Ndsisve1976
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time here. Our server was outstanding. My steak was under cooked and had to go back. Other than that food was great. However, I do have to add that I have had just as good, if not better at places closer to home. The decor needs major updating. Very old 90's.
Crossed it off the list but probably won't go back.

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BarbaraM
Richmond
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super terrific evening. Great food, atmosphere, service, and we will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the best dining experience we’ve had in HamptonRoads. Wonderful service all around.

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MelissaM
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal and the service from Jessica & crew could not be beat.

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vipCatherine
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prices are higher than most places in Virginia Beach, but the quality of food and service was impeccable. We will definitely be returning! Highly recommend the charcuterie board appetizer- premium quality- and the filet mingon with the Zoes special fingerling potatoes. The meat was so tender and cooked to order perfectly. The fingerling potatoes had amazing flavor and crispness. Our server was very attentive and joined in some conversations. Overall, a great night out!

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RobertB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for allowing us to occupy a private room to celebrate our 50th anniversary. We adored having Jason as our server as he added that "extra" touches.

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AllysonD
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent anniversary dinner at Zoe's. The food was fantastic, the wine pairing was spot on, and the service was great. It was pricey, but totally worth it.

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Zoes Steak & Seafood offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (757) 437-3636.

Zoes Steak & Seafood is rated 4.9 stars by 1195 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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