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Restaurant Zoe

#297 of 3,079 Restaurants in Seattle
#352 of 3,605 Places to Eat 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 - 9:30 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, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 86
    Excellent
  • 44
    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
Lovely evening

We are at Restaurant Zoe recently, and had a really nice meal. It was a warm evening, so we sat outside in their enclosed patio. It was just perfect. The food was delicious. We had a Wild Boar Bolognese appetizer that was scrumptious. And, I had the most amazing crab stuffed ravioli for dinner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
bhall4
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We are at Restaurant Zoe recently, and had a really nice meal. It was a warm evening, so we sat outside in their enclosed patio. It was just perfect. The food was delicious. We had a Wild Boar Bolognese appetizer that was scrumptious. And, I had the most amazing crab stuffed ravioli for dinner. Finished up with house made cookies... More 

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The green lentils, brocollini w/golden raisins and the spicy margarita were awesome. We brought visiting east coast friends for dinner and everyone enjoyed it. Service was great, too.

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Peoria, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The roast chicken was excellent. The Stilton cheese plate was good and the pot a creme was delicious.

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Bogota, Colombia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 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
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56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
225 helpful votes 225 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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216 reviews 216 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
97 reviews 97 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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107 reviews 107 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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Additional Information about Restaurant Zoe

Address: 1318 East Union St, Seattle, WA 98121-2207
Phone Number: 206-256-2060
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, International, Eclectic

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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: Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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