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Restaurant Zoe

#304 of 3,126 Restaurants in Seattle
#358 of 3,656 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, International
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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, 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
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 47
    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
Enjoyable birthday dinner

Especially on a Sunday, it is nice to find a restaurant this good without going downtown to the hotels. A party of 4, we shared 4 appetizers (wild boar pasta exceptional, cheese plate and gnudi quite good, mushroom special just ok). Very short list of entrees; the sablefish and especially the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Dennis T
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Seattle, Washington
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Especially on a Sunday, it is nice to find a restaurant this good without going downtown to the hotels. A party of 4, we shared 4 appetizers (wild boar pasta exceptional, cheese plate and gnudi quite good, mushroom special just ok). Very short list of entrees; the sablefish and especially the short ribs were excellent (ribs must have been done... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

It was a wonderfully cool, clear evening and we chose to sit on the open patio. Although this is located on a busy corner, the vegetation makes one feel like they are in a very attractive, and quiet, private (well, semi-private when there are other diners) garden. The staff was friendly, the sommelier knowledgable (and helpful). The food was artfully... More 

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Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Arrived without reservations on a weekday but able to be seated at table instead of bar. Excellent service and a nice wine list with knowledgeable sommelier. Food very toothsome but as with fine dining portions rather petite. My duck was cooked to perfection. Will return especially on Mondays when most bottles of wine are half price.

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Renton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Ambiance was wonderful! Open air restaurant when weather is nice, wait staff was nice, attentive and accommodating! Food was fantastic!!!!! We tried soooo many appetizers, main dishes and desserts and all were cooked to perfection and tasted wonderful! Would definitely go back!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Zoe is the paradigm of northwestern haute cuisine served casually and perfectly by an incredible staff. I've been eating at Zoe since they opened in Belltown and followed them to Capitol Hill, where the food continues to wow. The five course chefs tasting menu is everything. Don't miss this place. Or the Rosemary margarita or anything involving wild boar.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business

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?