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/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Special Events & Promotions:
Reservations for special events can be made by calling our reservation desk (757-437-3636).
Zoes Steak & Seafood Ratings and Reviews
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!
Zoe's was fantastic. Great food with in ...
Zoe's was fantastic. Great food with interesting twists on some familiar items. Their cornbread croutons are out of this world good.
Always a great meal, great service and great atmosphere!
Outstanding service, food and cocktails/ ...
Outstanding service, food and cocktails/wine list. Best fine dining we have had for years. The chef came and spoke with us for a while at the end of the meal. Fantastic.!
Nice visit with a friend
As always you can count on Zoe's for great food and service
Couldn't get any better. You'll love it. ...
Couldn't get any better. You'll love it. The steaks are perfectly cooked to your preference and everything is served beautifully. This is a fine dining experience, but if you go between 5pm and 6pm, the steak with mashed potato and asparagus is only $15 and wonderful wine can be had for $10 a bottle. What a bargain. Worth it at full price, too.
service-outstanding food-outstanding no better anywhere in this area.... FANTASTIC EVERYTHING, FOOD, WINE, SERVICE, A MUST GO...............
Our Favorite in Virginia Beach
From the time the valet takes your car to the time your check comes, you feel special. One of the most creative menus in the area. Chef Jesse not only prepares winning dishes, but makes you feel he prepared them special for you! Don't know what wine to pair with dinner, Marc Sauter will show you the way. Overall the best dining experience in Virgjinia Beach!
Zoes- It's an experience.
There are some restaurants you go to where you just eat and leave. Zoes is a place to go, sit, and to enjoy an experience. Its not most places where you go and you feel right at home with the wait staff, and where the chef comes out to greet you and shake your hand. Zoes was top notch, a part of our spring break in VA beach that will be forever remembered. The setting is pristine, the menu will make any palate water. The extensive wine list is very thought out. Did I mention the food... It was the best around!! So fresh, so thorough in what it's paired with, and what's in season. My husband and I love locally sourced foods and this was where it was at. Soft shell crab, Local VA pork from Autumn Olive Farm (the best Pork in the US) This is a must if you are in the Virginia Beach area...
Although the portions are small, the food is really good.
From the moment you walk into Zoe's you feel pampered! The attention to detail shown by the staff is first class. The staff is friendly without being overbearing. What can I say about the food other than exceptional! I had the rack of lamb that was perfectly seasoned and cooked. My husband had a steak (which is unusual for him) that was done to his liking and delicious. He will definitely have another steak at Zoe's ! The creme brûlée was heavenly. The chef/owner came by and chatted with us about food and wine, it was quite informative and entertaining. Do not hesitate to celebrate a special meal with them, you will not be disappointed!
Great food and an enjoyable time. A night to remember for our wedding anniversary
Amazing food! Can't say enough.
The food is outstanding! Special beef from Harris Ranch that few restaurants get access to! Amazing from the bread to the very last bite of the dessert! Wow amazing was the way our server helped us with the wine. I love wine but I don't know a lot about it. She led us through the wine list and kept in in a reasonable range. She explained what to expect from the wine and followed up with us several times. I am definitely going to sign up for the wine pairing classes. I'd like to be able to understand what I buy instead of just going by the alcohol. ;0 Really, it's a fabulous restaurant all around-- something rare. Also, valet service is incredible. Just see for yourself!
For a $$$$ restaurant it is less that what
The Valet parking is kind of classy, but a bit forcing! The welcome ladies are nice but can make use of more training!! We were put into a table near the exit, and without any effort from the staff to loo.... The waitress was good and the food came on time Presentation was the peak of sophistication !!! When the floor manager went around and " checking in" I tested her "table-manner", so I asked, how do you celebrate someone who come here for one's Bday? She answered casually:"we stick a candle to whatever one ordered " , then walked away Bottom line, Chef Wykle, your food is good!! Your presentation: unbeatable (for VB!!! ) However..... This is my take: 1. You need to put table cloth on your table 2. You need to train your staff to be at par with the taste of your food 3. You need to train your staff to be at par with the taste of your food 4. You need to train your staff to be at par with the taste of your food I hope I convey the message and as VB permanent resident, I do hope that your place lasts! Thus I wrote this comment!!! Keep on truckin'
Great birthday meal -- we'll be back
Fantastic from start to finish. Be sure to ask for the "scratch and dent" wine list -- we got a great deal on a delicious Patz & Hall chardonnay, and the evening kept getting better. The spring roll appetizer was tremendous, as was the New Zealand rack of lamb -- and the chocolate souffle may be the best dessert in Virginia Beach. The small portion was perfect to share. We'll definitely be back.
We had a terrific time
My husband Eriks and I just bought the Beach Spa Bed & Breakfast and are on a role to explore VAB restaurants for our guests -- Zoe's exceeded our expectations by far. We were thrilled by Katie's professional, still fun and relaxed service --- the fact that we were greeted personally by the chef, including a lot of insight into his passion cannot be underestimated. Eriks and I had a very memorable dinner, ... and our guests will be able to take advantage of that moving forward, for sure! Again, congratulations, Zoe's! Klaus & Eriks http://www.beachspabnb.com/
Love this place
Zoe's never disappoints, great service, food, and wine!
Went in for the Five O'Clock Showdown me ...
Went in for the Five O'Clock Showdown menu! As always the food, wine, and service was superb. A great place for special occasions. The best wine list in the area.
The food was delicious, beautifully plat ...
The food was delicious, beautifully plated and flawlessly served. We will definitely be back!
Dinner at Zoe's
The service was excellent, the steaks were perfect, the dessert luscious and the wine a great complement to the meal. They let us share a steak at no additional charge which was the way to go considering the somewhat pricey entrees. Our waiter, who was also one of three sommeliers on the floor, suggested a wine that was available at nearly half-price which turned out to be a superb selection. On the downside, the ambiance doesn't fit the upscale nature of the restaurant; it's nothing special. Like so many other restaurants in a similar price range, Zoe's is too noisy and lacks intimacy. My husband and I could barely hear each other across a small table due to the crowd noise. I would recommend Zoe's but with appropriate cautions as to expectations.
a truly wonderful evening!
Excellent food, tastefully presented. Awesome wine list, and if you are confused Marc will help you out. A tad expensive but well worth it to experience this delicious restaurant!
Only good for special one off occasions !!
It's "foofoo" food. Fancy and only for an anniversary or birthday. Really really expensive for what it is.
Rare Parents Night Out
Dinner was quite good, but wish there were a few more options to choose from on the menu, esp. side dishes. I loved the cheese board! I also loved the complimentary glass of Procescco at the beginning of the evening. While unexpected, it was quite delicious and set the night off on the right foot. Overall, a nice evening out.
Always fantastic food!, hidden gem best steaks/food in VA Beach!
Zoes is my favorite restaurant by far! The food is incredible and the service is great and professional from the servers to the valet. Jesse, the Chef is an amazing chef who serves amazing food. He needs to be on Top Chef and hold down VA!
Great Experience as Usual
My wife and I dined here on Valentine's Day after having great meals in the past. We were not disappointed! The 5 course dinner that we had was fantastic. This place is rather pricy, but well worth it to take your special someone there. Even the Valet service is top of the line.
I guess we expected to be treated fairly...
My husband and I made reservations several months in advance for Valentine's Day. The week of Valentine's Day we were given a call to inform us of the "fixed menu". Being that any good restaurant was reserved well before this time, we said it was okay as we felt we did not have a choice. I mean seriously how bad could it be, right? We looked at the menu and found that "fixed menu" meant five choices: hamburger, mac and cheese, steak, and two seafood items. Plus there was a fixed charge of $100 pp. I'm sorry but there is nothing that can be done to a hamburger or mac and cheese to make it worth $100! My husband is allergic to seafood so his only choice was steak, which was a cut that he did not particularly care for. We made several calls to the restaurant and were continuously told that the manager was busy and would return our call. On the third time that we called, we told the staff of the problem that we were having with the menu. They said that we should not worry because the chef would work with us to make sure we were happy with our choice. We never received a return call (hence the reason for the low score in service). We went to our reservation and were seated immediately. The ambiance was nice and the staff was friendly. There was a five course meal and as soon as we finished one course, our plates were cleared, and the next one arrived. We were in and out in less than an hour. This would be great if we were there for lunch but being that we were wanting to enjoy a night out, we would have liked not to feel rushed through our experience. Overall the food was really good and we are actually sad that we had such a poor experience as it would be a place that we might like to return to. However, given the lack of notice for the "fixed menu" and the restaurant's inability to work with us (when I requested no mushrooms, they would not accommodate), we will never return to the restaurant again.
All aspects of our dinner were great except that they did not have my open table reservation. Fortunately they had a table available for us.
Not for chain lovers
As previously stated, Zoe's is not for everyone. If you frequent chain restaurants, it is highly likely that you will find something to complain about. If you enjoy great food, good service and an overall positive dining experience, Zoe's is your place. For wine lovers, it's hard to pass up one of Marc's wine pairing. His knowledge, delivery and wide range of choices is well worth the expense. In addition to Marc imparting his vast knowledge of wine with a 4 course pairing, Shannon and her team completed a wonderful evening with attentive service that made for a wonderful evening.
Many Great Meals at Zoe's
As always our food and service was wonderful! It's my favorite restaurant in Virginia Beach.
Everything my husband and I ordered was ...
Everything my husband and I ordered was divine. Service was outstanding.....loved the comfortable seating too. Wonderful for couples. The bar was awesome as well, the bartender, she was very knowledgeable and funny.
Zoe's is always a great place to go. Th ...
Zoe's is always a great place to go. The menu changes and every meal has been fantastic. Tonight we shared the rack of lamb which was fantastic.
The food wasn't bad, but it wasn't great. The crab Mac and cheese had the most flavor and the scallops were ok. The lobster jambalaya was the least favorite. There was no lobster flavor. The service was good. The price point does not match the quality of food. It is trying to be something it is not. The wine list however is quite decent. I might come back for a glass of wine, but I wouldn't do dinner again.
The service and food were excellent. Thi ...
The service and food were excellent. This was a special dinner and it lived up to the occasion.
I've been to Zoes twice now for special ...
I've been to Zoes twice now for special occasions and neither was disappointing, in fact, they were spectacular! The menu changed slightly for the change in fresh ingredients (summer and winter), but the wine list remained in full force. The personal wine pairings (I highly recommend!) make you feel like a true celebrity and the service is impeccable! I wouldn't recommend Zoes for any night out to eat ($$$) but I will recommend it for every person I know having a birthday/anniversary/impressing a date! You get what you pay for and even though my wallet left significantly lighter, my happiness and full belly more than made up for it!
Amazing food and service. Also had a ver ...
Amazing food and service. Also had a very professional valet.
Incredible wine list with very knowledge ...
Incredible wine list with very knowledgeable and helpful sommelier. Great steaks. Perfect place for a special occasion dinner.
Excellent food. Great steaks. Best iceberg salad with Gorgonzola dressing I have ever tasted. Service impeccable.
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