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24 1/2 East State, Athens, OH
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Ranked #12 of 105 restaurants in Athens
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Mar 4, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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24 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Athens, Ohio
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I love this place--just the white linen tablecloths alone would do it for me but I also love the old plank floors, the huge old bar and the view of the kitchen. The food is also excellent and inventive as are the wines and drinks. The wait staff is well informed, answers all of your questions and is very attentive--all... More

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Athens, Ohio
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The Jasper Martini and the Moscow Mule cocktails are just perfection! We have always enjoyed their appetizers-always great. The food is mostly pretty good but we have had some disappointments here and there; however the Monkfish I had a few days back was delicious (and this is not one of my preferred fish but I am for exploring flavors in... More

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Athens, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

The location in Uptown Athens is nice - away from all the chains on E. State Street. The food here is very good to even excellent and reasonably priced. But everything about the inside is cheap, drab, and depressing which leads to the place having zero atmosphere. Absolutely no character at all, which is a shame because again, the food... More

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Roanoke, VA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Zoe's is a great place in downtown Athens, OH Every Tues night they have price glass and bottles of wine and on Awed they have a great Bar experience with Mixology. owner is often present , good menu, consistent main entrees of wood planked salmon, and duel filets. Best sald is the chopped!! great starter is the crab cake trio!... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I will begin by saying the food was better than the service, by far. However, the crepe was more like an omelet and the soup special was thick and inappropriate for summertime. Along with that the bread servings needed to be asked for and anything more than two very small half slices were considered "extra." The service was slow for... More

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Atlanta, GA
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Zoe is worth a visit if you're interested in delicious food. Their menu was varied and had several appealing options. When we were there in late June, there were a couple of different themed nights (half price wines on Tuesday and tapas-style plates on another day, if I recall correctly). The atmosphere was sparse and may be the one aspect... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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58 reviews 58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I am a food snob and we always end up eating in the same restaurant when in Athens - Casa Nuevo. But that has ended because last night we found a gem of a place to eat dinner when we are there. The food is simply amazing and the people are so nice. I had a fabulous crepe with portabella... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We visited our daughter in Athens, Ohio, and enjoyed a dinner at Zoe's Restaurant. The food was delicious! Lots of vegetables! The best part of the meal was the excellent service!! James, our waiter was very knowledgeable, and was right on target with his suggestions!! We sat at the front table and very much enjoyed the view in spite of... More

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Nelsonville, Ohio
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

I only ate here once, but it was fresh & delicious! Drinks were a little expensive, but tasty! The app. Stuffed Gnocci were good, but did not reall seem like gnocci. The service was excellent, but the chairs we were sitting in were so saggy/ broken I thought we might be on a hidden camera show! What up with that?... More

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Athens, Ohio
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84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

My favorite restaurant in Athens. Closest you can come to fine dining here in little old Athens. Be sure to save room for the baked Alaska dessert. Servers are friendly, efficient, and competent.

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