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.
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)
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private parking lot. Complimentary valet parking on most nights.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Reservations for special events can be made by calling our reservation desk (757-437-3636).
Zoes Steak & Seafood Ratings and Reviews
Exceeded our expectations. The chefs cre ...
Exceeded our expectations. The chefs creations were a culinary masterpiece. Service was beyond amazing. Matt was our server his anticipation of our needs were extraordinary. His knowledge of the menu and recommendation were exemplary. The support staff worked in tandem to create one of the most pleasurable dining experiences.
Zoe's was fantastic! We went here the f ...
Zoe's was fantastic! We went here the first night we were down in Virginia for our honeymoon. The wine list was great--they ended up having perhaps the best ice wine we've ever tried and we were lucky enough to get the last glass--and the staff was very knowledgeable and very helpful. Note that if there's a wine you're looking for and don't see on the wine list, you should ask the sommelier as our waiter mentioned that they have quite a few bottles that aren't on the list as their collection is being continuously updated.
For dinner, I had the filet and my husband had the prime rib. My husband is more of a foodie than I am, and, although we've had numerous expensive meals and our fair share of excellent steaks, this was the best prime rib he's ever had, hands down. The filet I had was the perfect portion and perfectly cooked.
The desserts were pretty good as well (we ordered two and ultimately preferred the souffle to the chocolate cupcake bomb). Despite a slight mishap with our first souffle, the second one came out quickly and was a perfect note to end our meal.
The food was expensive, but the quality of the food and the truly excellent service overall meant that neither of us felt that it was overpriced for what we received (which has certainly happened at other similarly priced restaurants that we've been to in the past). I would highly recommend it.
We had a fantastic dinner at Zoe's this ...
We had a fantastic dinner at Zoe's this weekend. The food, wine and service were all excellent. We also really loved the atmosphere in this place. It's a hidden gem and a great spot for a romantic evening. We could not have been happier with our first experience there and will definitely be back next time we're in town!
Food was at best average. They forgot to ...
Food was at best average. They forgot to place our desert and kept saying that it was coming. After literally 45 min, they admit that they had forgotten.
Over rated over priced. The chef understanding of a medium rare is a well done steak. $45 times 2 of waste of meat.
The shrimp and grit was far too spicy.
I had dined at Zoe's several years ago a ...
I had dined at Zoe's several years ago and enjoyed the cheese board, barramundi and a delightful crème brulee. It had all been delicious. So, for a very special birthday this past week, I thought Zoe's would be the perfect "upscale" spot. Wrong! The service was terribly slow at the onset - with us often sitting with NOTHING other than water in front of us. Bread was not promptly replenished (while the water was beginning to dwindle) prompting us to have to request seconds. As we filled up on the bread, the sommelier approached to confirm our wine selection which had been relayed (clearly) to the server a good 15 minutes prior. Off he went to retrieve the wine (thankfully, given that the bread & water were beginning to dwindle - not to mention, to fill us up).
The cheese board arrived and was delicious. The highlight of the dining experience. Yay ...
Our soups were then presented - the crab bisque was quite tasty - another win. At this point - our service picked up - to the point of becoming "too much". It appeared to be an attempt to recover from the earlier lack of attentiveness. Entrees were delivered - a 16 oz New York Strip and a Cauliflower "Steak". The New York Strip was deemed to be only "okay". The cauliflower steak, however, was simply put: horrible. Imagine, if you will, a head of cauliflower that had been sliced in half (not into a steak cut) and rolled around on a grill. The creme brulee we opted for as our dessert - was fine. Oh, and let me add - since it was noted that a birthday occasion was at hand, we were brought a complimentary plate containing a candle and two (stale) chocolate truffles. An absolute waste of money. Two hundred dollars later - we left - disappointed. We won't be back. There are far too many competitors in the area that will rise to the occasion. Sorry, Zoe's - but you lost us on this one.
Was excited to celebrate my husband's bi ...
Was excited to celebrate my husband's birthday at Zoe's. However, when we were running 10 minutes late for our reservation, I called and the receptionist was very rude about the recommended 2-hour dining experience at Zoe's and that a party would be coming in at 8:45 and we would have to be gone! Then we discovered that the menu and kitchen isn't very amenable to gluten-free or vegetarians. I would have though a 4-diamond restaurant in 2016 would be much more accommodating. The restaurant came highly recommended from friends, but I don't think we will be returning.
The food and overall dining experience a ...
The food and overall dining experience at Zoes was truly AMAZING! Every item ordered was cooked to perfection and our servers were very pleasant, attentive and knowledgeable of the menu options and chef speciality items. Top notch service and food!!
We were very disappointed with our exper ...
We were very disappointed with our experience after hearing great things from friends. My husbands steak was cooked incorrectly three times, leaving him with a $40 steak that was burnt instead of medium as he had asked. For such a nice and exclusive restaurant, we expected better quality of the meals. We were frustrated to walk out paying what we had paid for the food we received.
I enjoy visiting Zoe's every time I trav ...
I enjoy visiting Zoe's every time I travel to Virginia Beach. I make it a point to dine there at least once. It may not be frequent, but each and every time has been phenomenal. From the atmosphere, the service, the staff, the extensive wine list, and of course the food. Spot on!!! I would recommend Zoe's to anyone who appreciates a fine dining experience.
Zoe's was great. DH and I shared the fre ...
Zoe's was great. DH and I shared the fresh rolls for an appetizer - sort of like a Vietnamese spring roll with an incredible hot/sweet peanut dipping sauce, which was delish. I had the rack of lamb with Zoe's signature pickled potatoes, while DH had the filet mignon with onion crisps. The meats were cooked perfectly to our liking. The accompaniments were excellent as well. For dessert we shared the sinful chocolate volcano soufflé - totally wonderful. Our server Kate was friendly and attentive without being cloying. Our only complaint was that there was an A/C vent above our booth that was super cold. The staff turned it down, but it was still cold. I will avoid that booth next time.
Food was great and we spent with great f ...
Food was great and we spent with great friends. What we weren't expecting was to sit in the back room near loud children. After one table left we got another round. I realize this time of year we get tourists that come. But this was not an exceptional night dining with them.
The food was fabulous. Mark, the sommel ...
The food was fabulous. Mark, the sommelier, was THE most knowledgeable we have ever experienced. We were made to feel like one of the family on our first visit. We have already returned to a special Ramey wine tasting dinner and it was also amazing. One of our all time favorite restaurants.
My wife and I dined at Zoe's for her Bir ...
My wife and I dined at Zoe's for her Birthday. Jennifer was spot on with her recommendations starting with the Pleasure Creek Oysters, soft shells and Kobe Beef special. They were all outstanding. The service was attentive and not obtrusive which made for an enjoyable dining experience. It's hard to believe that Zoe's is at the beach and not some metropolitan city.
Absolutely fantastic dining establishmen ...
Absolutely fantastic dining establishment. The waitstaff was attentive, friendly, and humorous, making us feel welcome during our somewhat awkward first visit. The complimentary breadsticks, sourdough slices, and honey truffle butter were delicious. The taste of the fried potstickers was somewhat strong, but that's honestly to be expected, and not at all a flaw of the restaurant. My date got the 8 oz New York tenderloin medium rare, and it was melt-in-your-mouth mouth delectable. I had my very first experience consuming lobster, and I couldn't be happier to have had it at Zoe's. We also got both the molten chocolate soufflé and the crème brûlée, both of which were decadent and perfect (I'm a chocolate lover and was practically fighting him for the soufflé!). Overall, the experience was highly enjoyable, and I've already recommended Zoe's to my family and coworkers. Will definitely be visiting again as soon as possible!
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