Zov's offers numerous private dining options including the choice to reserve the entire restaurant, seating over 200 guests for a sit-down dinner or a stand-up cocktail reception. If you have a more intimate affair than there are private dining rooms for up to 10, 14, 50 or 80 guests.View Private Dining Details
We had a large group and they didn’t even flinch at making sure our food was hot and out at the same time. Excellent service. Excellent ambiance.
As always, everything was wonderful. I tried the special, Ravioli - delicious!
The service and food was outstanding. The outdoor Brighton fireman so very rare and so very lovely. I we love their salads and, often for that.
Under staffed leading to slow service. Lamb chops were excellent. The live music added to the noise level.
Service was exceptional; we were a group of six requesting individual checks and several special accommodations. All were met delightfully.
I usually have the lamb chops. Decided to be daring and had the best chicken tagine I have had anywhere on the planet earth!
We used to come here all the time and this was our first visit in several years, we were very disappointed. The food is not as good and the service was frustrating. The restaurant looks great, the singer was having a difficult time with some of the songs. Maybe expanding was not the best idea.
Great for a date with someone special. Lamb two way was great. The atmosphere was unique and comfortable. The staff was all very kind and accommodating. The scallops were tasty. The beet appetizer and the calamari appetizer were both very good.
Good beer and wine. The noise wasn’t bad. I’d definitely come back.
While the service was acceptable, the restaurant aspires to be a fine dining establishment, and unfortunately...it isn't. Prices compete with The Summit House, Maestro's, etc...; but the food is only "OK", and the location is in a strip mall. If you come in on the wrong side of the restaurant, you get to walk through the dingy hallways and bathrooms en route to the dining area.
Whereas other fine dining restaurants would have a quiet ambiance (e.g. piano playing in the background) on a special day like Valentines Day; this one piped in '80's rock.
Dinner for 2, including a modest bottle of wine, and tip, for roughly $200. You can do better!
Very pricey for nothing special. Gina our server was exceptional though. Our steak was not prepared as we ordered and we had to wait longer for them to bring out the correctly cooked item. Gina did her best to make us feel welcome and make up for the kitchen's mistake.
I always love going to Zov's for their unique dishes and for the fireplace ambiance on date night. However, we were quite disappointed during our most recent visit. We did put in a special request, as we always do, for seating by the fire. When we arrived the entire section was blocked off due to an upcoming party and we were not allowed in the area. The regular seating just isn't very quaint. Sadly upon leaving 2 hours later, there still was nobody seated in the fireplace area. Had we been properly notified of the unavailability we would have gone elsewhere. This was a special occasion for us and Zov's missed the mark.
Still consistently great after all these years. Beautiful patio for a girls lunch or romantic dinner. Their calamari appetizer is to die for!
We have eaten at Zov's for many years. The food was excellent with some a new menu since our last visit. However, our service was very disappointing. We first felt totally ignored and then our waitress finally came to the table and suggested a strawberry red wine. We declined her suggestion and had to ask for a wine menu. We received our salads and had to ask a helper for our wine. We finally got a new waitress who was very good. No one seemed to care that our service was way below the usual standard at Zov's. I also wanted to take my leftovers home and had to finally ask for them. Not sure I could recommend this restaurant.
Service went above and beyond. Came with my aunt who is a restaurateur and not the easiest to please. Server was so gracious (wish I remembered his name!). Food was delicious, perfectly portioned and presented beautifully. Loved the tahini tacos with chicken and jalapeño lime margarita.
Another outstanding meal at Zov's! The food, service and overall dining experience was excellent.
The best service ever. 5 stars take a lesson on how to treat your customers. Fleming’s are you listening? Delicious & yummy if you are in the mood for Greek style food.
Always great at Zov’s...I’ve been a fan for 30+ years.
The food and service were fantastic. This is not my first time dining at this Zov's and it continues to not disappoint. We both had salads on was the Chicken Piallard and the other was the spinach salad special with chicken ... excellent!
We love Zov's, and the food and the service were superb. But, the noise level absolutely precluded conversation. We had planned a dinner with old friends with the plan of catching up -- it wasn't to be. We needed to shout to convey even simple sentences; no nuances of thought were possible. I think we happened to have the bad luck to hit a Friday night with a crowd and two sources of music going. Wouldn't it be possible to put people who want to have conversation in a separate room? We'll be back to Zov's - but not on a Friday night!
We have never been disappointed with Zov's. Food is very good, as well as the service. Try it, you will like it, we are sure.
Entire staff was polite & courteous. Also, the food was excellent as always. Thank you
Great place for a special occasion or regular dining. Our meal was outstanding! We had the braised lamb and eggplant! So delicious, the best dish I have had in a long time. Not surprised as this place has been in business for a long time. Great svc, ambience and the staff is very pleasant.
The stuffed grape leaf appetizers were amazing. I had the Kebabs, the steak was perfect. The food at Zov's never disappoints whether in the cafe or restaurant.
I was here in September. My steak was much better the first time, so disappointed this time. The food has good flavor (except the steak). Our server was fantastic the last time. Different one this time and she was terrible. Just bad.
We love to go to Zovs for breakfast, lunch and special occasions! We are treated to a menu that continually is updated but retains the classics!
Awesome squash ravioli...highly recommend. Good wine too, although a little pricer selection than I'm used to. Crème Brule was good. Service was good. I would go back for this ravioli alone. I had squash ravioli a couple of weeks ago at Il Fortinatio in Irvine,
and it didn't come close to the dish I had at Zov's!
Zov's has excellent food as well as great service. The atmosphere is welcoming and it is a pleasure to dine there.
Wonderful dinner out with friends. Lamb chops were amazing
This is one of our favorites. They added some live music on certain nights that makes it a lot of fun. I had the Osso Bucco and it was fantastic. The service, food, and music were all fantatstic again.
The food was fantastic! Four of us had different dishes and each of us enjoyed the quality and quantity; and for desert we ordered from the bakery -- a bomb and a lemon tart that were both European quality.
We always have our Christmas celebration at Zov’s, the foods are delicious, the service always wonderful, I had the salad special with lamb meat in it and it was delicious. This place is good for group. Definitely we’ll be back again
When we purchased our home, twenty one years ago, the salesman told us about a neighborhood gem one mile away. That gem was Zov's. It is still a gem. Like other high-end resturants, portions are small and prices are hgh. Oh, but the taste! Highly recommend.
Zov's has both a bistro and a cafe/bakery; we ate in the bistro. The food was excellent. This time we tried the 5-hour braised lamb and short rib papparadelle. Both excellent, especially the lamb. The lentil soup and butternut squash soup were also fine. We only finished about half the dinner, so had an excellent lunch on Sunday.
On the downside (for us), the light level is dim to dismal, and no flashlight was offered to aid us as we pored over the menu.
We both felt though that the noise level was too high, coming in part from the live music, which transitioned to recorded music, and a largish boisterous party at an adjacent table.
The setting is a bit unusual, being neither truly indoors nor outdoors, but in a semi-open structure that appears to me like a harden tent.
We chose 3 shared plates and all were excellent.
Great place with outstanding food and service. We celebrated my husband’s birthday with friends. Even though the restaurant was having a private event going on, we still received great service and food, which we appreciate. My daughter’s steak was served a little under done and they took it right back a cooked a new one that was perfect. And we didn’t have to wait forever. Love Zov’s Bistro!
Zov’s never misses, always providing great service and amazing food. I love the short rib papardelle pasta, but there’s so much good to choose from. It’s a beautiful restaurant, too!
Although pricy, what good thing isn't? The food was good, the service great, the ambiance good to great, it bit noisy but it sounded alive and busy. The Mediterranean style food was quite abundant, taking home left overs from every plate, and management checked into the table twice to make sure our experience was good. I was a bit shell-shocked from the sticker price, but I'd return because it was predictably good - and when it comes to food, I prefer that.
Great food always - service was very good - half-price wine Tuesdays is great -
Exceptional value for money; quality food and service.