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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.
Virginia Beach, VA 23451-4114
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 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).
Zoes Steak & Seafood Ratings and Reviews
It was my wife and mine anniversary. It was the perfect meal and special memory to have. Our only mistake was not to have dinner their the whole time while we were in Virginia Beach. It was delicious and can't wait to come back. The service was excellent. Very friendly staff. My wife being given a rose made her feel good.
Had the blue fin tuna and the rack of lamb, both of which were very good. When it came to dessert, however, they were not only out of our favorite dessert, tres leches, but talked us into the millionaire's eclair only to come back later and tell us that they were out of that, too...on an early Wednesday evening with very few people in the restaurant. So, we settled for the baked brie ice cream which was good, but nothing special. Just not as customer-oriented as they could be.
Service was below average. Waiter was not attentive. For just one example I asked twice for a second bottle of wine without results. Finally had to request same from wait staff attendant. In fact I asked our waiter if his other tables were taking up too much of his time and he said no....... So what's the problem???
Except for the lobster (texture was as though it might have been undercooked) the food was excellent. However, dining there is really getting pricy.
We have been to Zoe's on numerous occasions and this is the first such disappointing service. The waiter knows we were not pleased as a different server finished up with our dessert and bill.
We were there for the Showdown dinner. Several years ago we had this and thoroughly enjoyed the dinner. However, this time was different. The salad was mini Caesar and was pitifully small.
The steak was good, but seemed to be less than 7 oz. and served on mashed potatoes with no vegetables. The wine was quite good.
We would not recommend your restaurant for the showdown dinner.
Great place for a special occasion. We had a birthday and a graduation to celebrate so we picked a very special place to do that! The food was excellent, and good variety for whatever anyone was craving. Service was as exceptional as the food. Our server explained the menu thoroughly so we could make our choices with little concern for a disappointing meal. Just a delightful evening from opening drinks to desserts. I'll be back.
Held Board of Directors dinner in their private room. Wait staff were on point, friendly and engaging. Recommendations around the specials were vividly presented. My BOD members are well to do, well traveled and have gourmet tastes. Food was spectacular. They volunteered that Zoes was one of the best restaurants they have dined in.
This is our new favorite place in all of Virginia Beach. We had impeccable service from valet to the end of the meal. The food was so delicious. This Chef and his team are hidden gems for this area because the quality of the food was Gordon Ramsey quality but the prices were much lower than we expected. Excellent wine choices. We even took a bottle home which included one of their own created wine bags. We came hungry, left stuffed and excited to come back and try more. Side note: we watched the Chef and his team as they worked the kitchen. The team work was phenomenal and I enjoyed watching the chef train what appeared to be an intern. He was so clear and concise and was so patient in the way he spoke. Thanks everyone for what felt like a 5 star experience.
My wife ordered the boneless ribeye steak cooked medium. It came out rare but the outside was burned to a point where the taste of the steak was overpowered by the charred outsides. With that being said my wife doesn't like to make a scene and send back food and that is on us. The mac n cheese was tasty. The wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. The restaurant itself was clean but somewhat dated. I would like to give it another shot but at the price point, I doubt I would. The food just wasn't anything that seemed deserving of the high price tag.
Wow, just passing through Virginia Beach and found this gem on TA. Every menu item we tried was outstanding! We're from New York, so we're a bit spoiled with many good restaurants. Zoe's is a culinary treat, the creativity of the menu, the quality of the food and the service "Matt" we're as good as it gets. Check their website and make a reservation.
We went to Zoe's for our Anniversary. This was not our first visit as we had been several years ago. The service was impeccable from the time the valet greeted us when we arrived. The staff went out of their way to ensure that we had an extraordinary experience. The little details such as the intimate booth, the Anniversary card on the table, and Champagne flutes already set for us at our table made it truly a special evening. The food was delicious,beautifully presented, and complemented with a fantastic wine list. The service was right on cue even having our leftovers packaged and placed in the trunk of our waiting car when we were ready to leave. We will be back soon to enjoy another wonderful evening and exceptional culinary experience. It is definitely at the top of list in Hampton Roads.
The waiter was overwhelmed with his tables. drinks where hard to come by, place was packed and lucky me, I was placed directly beside the kitchen. 2-3 tables got there food before us ( we both had fish which takes very little time to cook) when the food came, it was cold and my $35.00 Salman was undercooked, the size of a fast food hamburger. I sent it back to be cooked a more, but by the time I got it back, I had no drink, and no appetite . She had Blue fin Tuna, not a very high grade and as she waited for my food, her tuna was uneatable as well. I/we eat at higher end restaurants 99% of the time, here and across the nation so I know what I'm talking about.
I surprised my girlfriend with dinner here for our anniversary and She couldn't have been happier. The service was incredible and the staff was very friendly. Both of us agree that this was the best dinner either of us have had at a restaurant. We will recommend this place to all family and friends, and will be back for dinner sometime soon.
My wife and I went for our anniversary dinner and we were not disappointed. We started out with manhattans as usual and they were spot on. We had a Raw Pleasure house oyster with Blue fin tuna Poke and Kim-chi / blood orange mignonette foam ant it was great. My wife enjoyed the regular pleasure house oysters on the half shell. I tried the smoked pork butt and thought about ordering a second helping. She We split the iceberg salad and enjoyed it. For wine we ordered the Venge Silencieux, a good wine at full price and a great value when they have half off Tuesday on selected wines. Then we had the Tempura fried Lobster / pork sausage which was excellent.
For the main course my wife had the Black Onyx ribeye, which was cooked to perfection, along with Buttermilk - chive mashed potatoes and grilled broccolini . I opted for the Dry aged T-Bone special with guajillo pepper and white cheddar compound butter along with the Truffle / white cheddar tossed French fries. I am not going to say that it was better than the lamb that I had last time but it was worth it.
My wife savored he Irish coffee and Crème Brulee while I had a Cappuccino and Amaretto to go with my smooth Red Velvet ice cream.
The attentive service and quality of the food make it worth the drive.
We will be back.
We have eaten here a number of times and as in past the food was excellently prepared , service was knowledgable, attentive and friendly. Clearly the best restaurant in Virginia Beach and there are some good ones. We look forward to our next dinner at Zoe's.
Enjoyed dinner for restaurant week and had a wonderful experience. The wine list is great! I ordered a rose` with the Shrimp and pimento cheese grits. The dinner included a lovely ceasar salad with pickled quail eggs, large strips of Parmesan cheese and grilled romaine that had a lovely presentation. The shrimp was lightly battered and hot, while the pimento cheese grits was heavenly. The only 2 disappoints were that they ran out of the cherry bread pudding and substituted with red velvet ice cream. The ice cream had a gritty texture. And the serving size of the crab bisque was so small and lacking in crab. But otherwise, our service was wonderful! Cannot wait what creations that Chef Jessie Wynkle has up his sleeves next.
Very romantic & intimate place to celebrate that important or joyous occasion in your life. We came here to celebrate my fiancé's 40th birthday & 4 years of dating. Making reservations on Open Table was a breeze & they even hooked us up with a sweet card on the table. We opted for an early dinner (5:30 pm) on a Saturday evening & it was a great timeframe because it wasn't crowded yet so we were able to get a good look of the place when we arrived. Only one or two other couples were there already. They offer valet service although we didn't use it. The beautiful & unusually warm February day allowed us to park across the street instead.
Matt, our waiter, was spectacular! The other servers who came around to bring us our appetizers, water refills, etc. were equally great! All were friendly & had on genuine smiles & wished us well with plenty of congratulations & said happy birthday to the birthday boy. Matt answered every question we had and made awesome recommendations off the menu. It also happened to be VB Restaurant Week & the menu choices were great but we decided we were going to experience this opportunity to its fullest potential. To start, & upon Matt's recommendation, we had the "Southern Roots" Smoked Pork Butt and let me tell you: W O W!!! We tore that up like starving cavemen! It was sooooo delicious and I, too, recommend that! For our entrees, I chose to have the Chardonnay Butter Poached Main Lobster with a side of their infamous Norfolk Blue Crab Mac 'n Cheese, & my man chose the 14 oz Australian "Black Onyx" Angus Ribeye. We shared the Mac 'n Cheese & it was more than enough. I enjoyed it more than he did but it is very good. Piping hot, it had lots of crab meat, & the perfect amount of creaminess and cheesiness. Their special of the day consisted of a (brace yourself) $50 burger!
Thank you, Zoe's, for a wonderful dinner & memorable evening. I would totally recommend this place to anyone looking for a romantic dinner with exceptional service.
Restaurant Week! Fab dinner choices, 3 courses for $35--can't be beat. We don't eat there too often due to the pricey menu (a $50 burger--yikes!). Most regualr entrees average $32 or so. But the food is SO GOOD! Beautifully presented, creative but not weird, never had a less than stellar meal there. and the staff is very professional, personable. A relaxed but really nice ambience. Oh, and we were shown a brand-new separate room for their wine tastings! Very cool. GO.
My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary at Zoe's. We now share another wonderful memory thanks to the incredible service and food at Zoe's. Zoe's was highly recommended to us by some friends and acquaintances. We can see why.
The moment we walked through the door and gave our name, we were greeted with a warm "Happy Anniversary". Upon arriving at our table, we found an Anniversary card on the table for us. Multiple wait staff came by often to check on us through the evening - but in a subtle way as to not distract from our romantic time together.
The food was fantastic. We highly recommend the "Southern Roots" Smoked Pork Butt which we shared. The steak and lamb that we ordered were top notch cuts and seasoned perfectly. Very nice presentation. We also recommend the Smokey Chesapeake Bay Crab Bisque. Mmmmm. I've had many excellent bisques and chowders in the Virginia Beach area, but this one is my new favorite.
The restaurant is a bit expensive for our budget, but definitely worth it for the exceptional experience and food. We will purpose to loosen the purse strings and splurge for other memorable visits to Zoe's in the future.
The place was expensive but totally worth it. The filet mignion was velvety smooth, perfectly cooked, and delicious- it is now very and quiet perfect for a date- of course till two different groups coincidentally find each other and start chit chatting right next to where you are trying to eat and then it makes things less enjoyable- the restaurant and their service where great.
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