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About Zoes Steak & Seafood

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. Chef Jesse Wykle 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.

713 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4114
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Fusion / Eclectic

Hours of Operation:
Dinner is served Monday through Saturday
Monday (5:00 pm-9:00 pm)
Tuesday - Saturday (5:00 pm - 10:00 pm)

Cross Street:
Cypress

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(757) 437-3636

Website:
http://www.zoesvb.com/

Parking Details:
Private parking lot. Complimentary valet parking on most nights.

Executive Chef:
Jesse Wykle

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Reservations for special events can be made by calling our reservation desk (757-437-3636).

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Zoes is offering a special pre fixed menu (only menu we will be offering) 5 courses for $99.99 ++ per person. We need 48 hours notice of cancellation. If you cancel this reservation within 48 hours or do not show, Zoes reserves the right to charge a cancellation/no show fee of $50/person.

Zoes Steak & Seafood Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.9

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
Special Occasion (14)
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Good for Anniversaries (11)
Cozy (10)
Romantic (9)
Business Meals (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Worth the Drive (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Authentic (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Date night with my Wife. Read the reviews and decided to try something new. The interior gave a warm and cozy feel to it, and gave a romantic feel. We decided to get the wine pairing with our dinner and it was worth it. The narration by the sommelier was great and made for a fun and interesting evening. The food was fantastic as were the wine pairings. Would highly recommend to anyone that is into wine and really good food.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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·Dined on January 3, 2018

I booked this restaurant for my Sons birthday. He and his wife had a wonderful time. The service was great and the food delicious. The staff had a birthday card on the table when they arrived and later brought two cupcakes with a candle. Great atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I was overall very disappointed in my experience. My husband and I went to Zoes to celebrate New Years Eve. It was a prix fix menu at $150 per plate, with an additional $70 for wine pairings - which he did. They sat us right by the door and it was freezing outside. The service was mediocre and the waitress seemed spread thin. It was a five-course dinner and she didn't serve us any of the dishes herself. Further, the food was subpar for a meal that cost over $500. The risotto was overcooked and the dessert was over-seasoned. The salad was not as described. And for the icing on the cake, the hostesses handed out flowers to each female patron at the restaurant during their dessert course - we, of course, were overlooked for this perk. We will not plan on visiting Zoes again.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

My favorite restaurant for probably 10 years now! Waitstaff is amazing and everyone from from the valet parking man to the coat check folks are so accommodating and friendly! Food is always exceptional! You just can’t beat Zoe’s!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Steak, steak, steak! Great cuts. Generous wine list. Not for the faint hearted.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was decent, but very expensive, just not my style. The service was excellent.

Tags: Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Live Music, Scenic View, Kid-friendly
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Zoes is top notch and the wine recomendation from Marc was excellent. The food was one notch off perfection which is not the norm. All in all it was an excellent evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 22, 2017

2nd annual birthday dinner and it was perfect again.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Wonderful evening celebrating 50th Anniversary. Good food and drinks not rushed and the Rose was a very good touch.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Great service food and ambience

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Amazing food, amazing service, amazing atmosphere!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Glad to see the original Mac and Cheese back, my daughter would not eat the other ones. We will be in more often

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Excellent service. Excellent food flavor profiles. Outstanding wine pairings by extremely knowledgeable somileer. Great ambience. Smaller restaurant cozy feel and no rush to turn tables. Went for our 25th Wedding Anniversary and it was incredible. Reasonably priced for a four diamond experience. We've eaten at many restaurants all over the world and this is in the top echelon of all of them. Can't say enough good things about this restaurant.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

WOW! Great service , outstanding food, small and cozy , low lightning and great quality overall. My husband and I visited VA beach and our first night booked a reservation to this restaurant . BEST DECISION EVER . The chef and his staff are top notch.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great place for dinner the steaks were awesome along with service, great for those special occasions

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

This used to be one of our favorite restaurants in Virginia Beach, over an eight year span. Had not been back for a while. New owners, long time chef has left, food is unimaginative, bland, overcooked (bread is stale) and very much overpriced. Many better places in Virginia Beach to spend an evening.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My husband and I have dined at Zoe's many times . Historically, our experiences have been wonderful. Our most recent was a departure from that is some significant ways. Our waiter was fantastic as he always is- attentive , knowledgeable, and, remembered our preferences . He , as a sommelier, guided us to a great wine that suited the palates of all four of us. We ordered two Chef's Tasting Boards which were delicious and thoroughly enjoyed. For our entrée, two filets, and, two Wagyu New Strips were ordered . We were advised of the prices for the four and the eight ounce Wagyu New York strips and the eight ounce portions were chosen . Here is where our dining experience went off the rails. Our filets , broccolini , and , mashed potatoes would have been delicious were they not overly salted. However , the most disappointing thing was the Wagyu New York Strips which were also overly salted. They were sliced and heavily sauced in a way that was unattractive, unappetizing , and, unenjoyable. Worst of all, the steak was more gristle than steak. We finished the meal with dessert and coffee which was delicious. Everything was wonderful , except , the entrees which were not to Zoe's usual standards. Perhaps , we caught the new chef on an off night........most people don't complain, they just don't come back.......

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·Dined on October 18, 2017

NY strip was perfectly prepared and very tender. Salmon special was creative and outstanding. Service from hostess to valet was first rate.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is the fifth time we have celebrated our anniversary at Zoe's. We love the atmosphere, food and everything about the restaurant. We look forward to celebrating there every year, glad we found it!

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Excellent food and service. My filet was very tender and cooked perfectly. It was seasoned so well I did not even need salt. Nice restaurant for a special occasion but quite pricey.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was absolutely exceptional. The waiter was phenomenal. The food was perfectly cooked. Absolutely no complaints.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Unbelievable great service and excellent suggestions. Answered all of our questions. Food was of the highest quality. Would recommend this to anyone.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Charleston)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Wonderful tastes, excellent service. Steaks were prepared exactly as we ordered. Fried shrimp appetizer and goo goo cluster ice cream were hits

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The steak is excellent. Service was very attentive. Also the restaurant provides valet service.

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

My lady and I had not visited Zoë's in a long time. This occasion seemed even better than the last time. We asked for and got our favorite seating. Service was quick, attentive, and highly professional. Food was delicious, well presented, and abundant but not excessive. You pay for what you get. What could be better?

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I have had the privilege of dining here on a number of occasions and I'm positive there will be future dates. Chef has always accommodated our requests, He and rest of the staff knock it out of the park every time, I thank him for this. Zoes is a truly a wonderful dining experience, Food, Wine and Atmosphere all A+ great job keep it up. See you very soon. Joe

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Made reservation 4 birthday. Beautiful cozy & private table. Good waitress & food selections. Excellent app. However, ordered 16 oz steak and asked if they knew how to do it Pittsburg style. The waitress said of course as it had a good rep as a steak house. Unfortunately it was not cooked correctly. When waitress came by and asked. I noted that it was not done as requested & she appologized saying they could not get the grill hot enough. And she left me with a steak I did not like. If she had told me they could not make it, would have changed my order. My good mood was shattered. Dont recommend ordering steak here, but the tuna was excellent.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 22, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner, as we have come to expect. Service was outstanding and our steaks were cooked properly.
Decided to start with with the corn dog while my wife had the oysters. She enjoyed the oysters , as always. The corn dog was not like any corn dog that I have ever had before and tasted great, probably will have it next visit.
We are looking forward to our next dinner.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Top restaurant in Virginia Beach, thanks for a great meal every time!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Outstanding wine list, Sommelier very helpful in choosing the wine for dinner. My wife had the seared tuna and I had the filet, both were cooked perfectly.

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

We had a great time and enjoyed the food. Our server was attentive and helpful.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

We had a great dinner. The server was very knowledgeable and the rest of the staff was attentive as well. The manager even came over to ensure everyone was having a great evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Lovely space. Our waiter was attentive and adorable. They were kindly attentive to my needs. We'd never been and will absolutely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Service was outstanding, everyone was great. Steaks cooked perfectly, but lamb and a shrimp and grits plate left a bit bland. Family meal on vacation - check it outt

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·Dined on July 27, 2017

There really isn't any restaurant in Hampton Roads/Tidewater that comes close to how great this restaurant is. It measures up to and in a lot of instances surpasses restaurants in LA, NYC, and many other big cities. This is a must experience in the state of Virginia!

Tags: Comfort Food, Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on July 25, 2017

Food was really good. Service was okay. More water refilling and napkin folding than our server being around. It is upscale and pricey!

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·Dined on July 22, 2017

This was our first time visiting Zoe's and it was phenomenal, the service was out of this world, the server was very knowledgeable and helpful, plus the food is simply incredible!!!! I can't say enough great things about this establishment. Thank you for a wonderful evening❤️

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We are blessed to have several top notch restaurants in Virginia Beach. This is the best for steaks and chops. Anniversary dinner was superb in every respect from the single rose on the table to the wonderful chocolate dessert. Sommelier Marc Sauter was spectacular at the table. Encyclopedic knowledge of wines, and actually down sold us from a very expensive bottle I was considering with the lamb to a spectacular but less expensive bottle with which I was not familiar. Perfect service, the rack of lamb was to die for. In all, a marvelous experience.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Zoe's never disappoints. From it's friendly and knowledgeable wait staff to it's eclectic menu Zoe's is a like a new dining experience every-time we go. The portions are generous and, though I don't drink wine, the wine list is extensive and exemplary. Not inexpensive, whatever one has is worth every penny.

Tags: Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Richmond)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Everything was great, but it was a little but noisy compared to other intimate restaurants we've been to.

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