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24 1/2 East State, Athens, OH
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Good food with interesting menu

The wait staff and kitchen provided a good experience. In a town geared for bar food and pizza this is a good alternative with an interesting flair. It tries to connect with the local growers and producers. It is worth a return visit!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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English first
SE Ohio
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78 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Zoë Restaurant has been a presence in the Athens area for several years, but since it moved from a location outside of town into Athens city I had not eaten there. My mistake, as it turns out. Recently four of us dined there for a pre-theater meal, and the whole experience was excellent. We arrived at 5:30 and were seated... More 

Thank bgtSEOhio
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74 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

One of the more 'luxorious' restaurants around. This is up, trendy and happening. it has a special Complex Cocktails nite (I beleive thursdays, but plz check) and a great selection of wine. Food is excellent. nothing to complain. I loved the fresh rack of lamb with a nice wine. mjam... This might not be one of the cheapests places to... More 

Thank Arnd B
Athens, Ohio, United States
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is the best fine dining restaurant in Athens. Great cocktails. Great wine specials. Good price, $13-$30 entrees. Great service. The only thing that would make it better would be if they changed up the menu a bit more.

Thank Eric L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Wanted to take my sister and family for a decent meal when I met them in Athens last weekend. My regular "take the family" place was closed so we headed down the street and found Zoe. Not knowing what to expect, I was surprised at how upscale it felt, with reasonable menu prices and an excellent drink and dining menu.... More 

Thank Nancy W
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The wait staff and kitchen provided a good experience. In a town geared for bar food and pizza this is a good alternative with an interesting flair. It tries to connect with the local growers and producers. It is worth a return visit!

1 Thank JohnInHvl
Englewood, Florida
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We were in the Athens area recently visiting our Nephew who attended Ohio University. We stayed a couple of days, so at his suggestion, we tried Zoe's for dinner. Several of us had the Irish Stew which was the nightly special. The stew was delicious, served with mashed potatoes and cabbage, with homemade soda bread on the side. Our Nephew... More 

1 Thank 1FlaGirl
Columbus, OH
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161 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

This place was recommended to us by someone who was on a horseback ride with us in Vinton County. My wife and I have never been to Athens before and were looking for a side trip from the Hocking Hills. The parking was a bit of an issue, but once inside the experience was very good. Great décor with a... More 

1 Thank gefilte63
Boca Raton
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

After reading the reviews I accepted an invitation to dine here. But one look at the menu I was not impressed and now see why I could not find a menu online. The menu is nothing special and not very gourmet. The presentation was average and the food was nothing special in fact I thought any first year culinary student... More 

Thank customerreviews1
cold in ohio
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47 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Dined here to celebrate son's graduation from OU. Slow unfriendly service; loud atmosphere; small wine pours; ok food in small portions; had few options for our vegan family members. They come around and give you a tiny piece of bread - basic normal small piece - and act like it is a delicacy. No oil to dip in. Disappointing experience... More 

Thank onlytravelsouth
Athens, Ohio
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56 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We took some friends to Zoe in late April, 2015. We had never been there, so we were eager to see what it was like. Noisy, that's what. The noise level was unbelievable--it was impossible to carry on a conversation without shouting. The service was just OK. The food was unimaginative. I had shrimp carbonara, a special that night. There... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 1/2 East State, Athens, OH
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: 7405924443

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French


Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?