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Restaurant Zoe

#303 of 3,561 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, International, Eclectic
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1318 East Union St, Seattle, WA 98121-2207 (14 Ave)
Bus #2
206-256-2060
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Recognized as one of The 10 Very Best Restaurants of 2005 by Seattle...
Recognized as one of The 10 Very Best Restaurants of 2005 by Seattle Magazine and one of the top five for new American cuisine by the 2008 Zagat Survey, Restaurant Zoe is a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. Located on the corner of 14th and Union St on Capitol Hill, Restaurant Zoe's lively urban setting provides the backdrop for Chef Scott Staple's seasonally crafted, produce-driven fare.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
excellent mistake!

we were walking by the neighborhood and we were so hungry that we decided to stop at the first place we see and it was Zoe. Came in, amazing staff. Ordered a bottle of wine... cool! the food is really good. Amazing for couples!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
JimmyHH
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Bogota, Colombia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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Bogota, Colombia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

we were walking by the neighborhood and we were so hungry that we decided to stop at the first place we see and it was Zoe. Came in, amazing staff. Ordered a bottle of wine... cool! the food is really good. Amazing for couples!!

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Mumbai
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

More of a bistro than a fine dining venue, the restaurant is simply decorated throughout in dark wood. For our amuse bouche, we were presented with some foie gras parfait crostini with date puree. The parfait was too salty and killed off the flavour of the foie gras. The bread was a homemade focaccia which was soft and well seasoned.... More 

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Vaduz
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168 reviews 168 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We went to the Restaurant Zoe on a Sunday evening. The menu available in the Internet looked promising and we were not disappointed. I opted for the spicy wild board lasagne as an appetizer and it was just delicious. The main dish, a sirloin steak with polenta and various vegetables was also very good. Even though polenta is normally not... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great food. Original combinations of very fresh ingredients. Sometimes surprising combinations, but always in the good sense. Well prepared food, served hot to all the guests at the same time (bravo). Impeccable service. Noise level in the "atrium" (the part of the restaurant that can be opened to the outside when the weather allows) was very acceptable. Great wine list... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My experience tonight at Zoe was a disappointment although the eveing did lead to some thoughts about restaurants and rating them. Can an absolutely outstanding waiter save mediocre food? The answer is clearly no yet at Zoe our waiter – my wife and I together for dinner – was a phenomenal server. Along with being personable, he knew the menu... More 

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Good: Awesome service! The servers were really great. I also love the interior, it's a beautifully decorated space. Very 'modern barn' but it really works. The technical preparation of the food was also quite good, for example, my duck was perfectly cooked. Presentation was top notch, the food looked beautiful. The Bad: The actual taste of the food was... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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102 reviews 102 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The food was very good, and the service even better. The hostess was particularly welcoming both when she was seating us and at the end of our meal. We had the steelhead (isn't that a state of mind?) which was perfectly cooked. The restaurant happy hour, which they call oyster hour -- goes until 6:30, and yes, it does include... More 

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Seattle
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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Perfect for a quiet dinner or a celebration, this was the ideal place for a birthday party of 12 people last night. Menu is fresh, local, and seasonal. Stylish and solid. Staff was SO very nice and graciously accommodated a few special birthday requests and some dietary restrictions we had. I have always had a good experience here and will... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Restaurant Zoe was the perfect place for the special celebration with a party of seven. The room, decorated in warm tones, wooden tables and comfortable chairs and banquettes, was cozy enough for conversation but loud enough to feel festive. The service was excellent, especially Craig, a fantastic waiter who was attentive without hovering. Although the items on the menu stay... More 

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Washington, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

First time at this restaurant. It's one of the best we've ever had on Capital Hill! We had the beef tartare and the spicy wild boar bolognese to start. The bolognese was amazing - I wish they had this in a full entree size! The tartare was good but served uniquely with paper thin chips and some sort of hot... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1318 East Union St, Seattle, WA 98121-2207
    (14 Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Bus #2
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-256-2060

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, International, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Recognized as one of The 10 Very Best Restaurants of 2005 by Seattle Magazine and one of the top five for new American cuisine by the 2008 Zagat Survey, Restaurant Zoe is a favorite destination for locals and visitors alike. Located on the corner of 14th and Union St on Capitol Hill, Restaurant Zoe's lively urban setting provides the backdrop for Chef Scott Staple's seasonally crafted, produce-driven fare.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?