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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
Three words: "They try, but..." So, don't get your hopes up unless you and your dining partner are the types to spend $350+ for dinner, 2 drinks and a bottle of wine and claim it was the "best ever" on Facebook, even though it wasn't, by far...
For a place that seems (?) to pride itself on its wine savvy, our $110 bottle of Sonoma, Ca. pinot noir was served just shy of "hot". Maybe it just came off of the delivery truck that afternoon, I don't know. Or else, their storage area's A/C was kaput. Either way, what should have been a nice accompaniment to our steak dinners was... disappointing, to be kind.
Further, my requested "medium rare" NY strip steak was less rare than my wife's requested "medium" filet mignon. Both steaks were too charred on the surface, making them tough and difficult to saw through even with the supplied, serrated steak knives.
For dessert, the server recommended the "Goliath" carrot cake, describing it as "life altering". So we gave it a try- One word: "Tasteless". (Okay, two words: Add "dry".)
Same for the "Iceberg" salad (Which most restaurants we go to title as a "Wedge" salad; including a *wedge* of lettuce, bacon and bleu cheese. Again: Tasteless and boring. How can bleu cheese and bacon be tasteless, one may ask? Make the hunk of lettuce dripping wet with water.
We've been to Zoe's once before, in August 2016, and we had a meal nice enough to want to return the next time we were in the area. However, this trip was a 180° turnaround for the worse. We will not, ever, return.
The service here was excellent, as was the wine. However, the dining floor was noisy and the food was not up to the price. On the whole, the restaurant seemed pretentious. When we went the seafood selection was only marginal. This is a place where one can have a "nice upscale" meal, but the money would be better spent elsewhere.
My wife and I dined her for our anniversary. The staff when we entered the restaurant were so welcoming as well as the staff when we were seated to our table. Our waitress was very knowlegable on the food which made it easy to pick our meals. We also loved how they added a special touch with a sweet note that said happy anniversary when we approached our table. The food and serviced reminded of us being on our honeymoon which was perfect since we were celebrating our wedding anniversary. We will definitely be back as well as tell family and friends.
Food was delicious, creative and well prepared, as usual. Service was friendly and professional until the entrees were served. At that point, our waiter disappeared got busy elsewhere and it became a challenge to gain anyone's attention. Ultimately the hostess had to clear the table and take our dessert orders. Maybe an off night?
This is definitely one of the best restaurants in Virginia Beach if not Hampton Roads! Food is fantastic and the wine list is extensive. The service was attentive and our server was very knowledgeable of the menu items and chef specialties. Great for Anniversaries and Date nights. They also have a happy hour menu which we will try. We will definitely return!
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.
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