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1318 East Union St, Seattle, WA 98121-2207
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Ranked #217 of 3,509 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 14 Ave
Transit: Bus #2
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.
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English first
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Bend, Oregon
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363 reviews 363 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We had a big reunion here the other night with eight adults and two babies. The staff couldn't have been nicer accommodating our group with various demands about the kids, food choices, on-going needs for more cocktails, etc. LOVED it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Had a large party at this establishment. The appetizers were simple but excellent quality. We had a wide variety of dishes served and they were all nicely done and well finished. The service was very accommodating. Good value for a large party with well prepared food.

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Tacoma WA
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89 reviews 89 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

I really wanted to have a good experience at Restaurant Zoe, especially after reading the reviews from fellow diners. But alas, this is a restaurant to which we will not plan to return. The occasion was special - a celebration of my daughter's marriage a week ago in NYC. The hostess was accommodating by email, although I found it odd... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

One of the dinning stars of Seattle is Restaurant Zoe. The menu offers a wide variety of starters/sides from which to select the openers. Could not have been happier with the marinated olives, charred cherry tomatoes with the shishto peppers, and roasted cauliflowers. Well, now to the mains. Yes, when in season do opt for the King Neah Bay King... More 

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Birmingham, Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was a great restaurant! Attentive staff, relaxed atmosphere and five star meal. We ordered the five course tasting and were delighted with each new offering. Both my 21 yr daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

went with friends for dinner. great atmosphere, but a little hard to hear in the section we ate. Perhaps a few soft furnishings would absorb the noise. the food was very good and a lot of nice options. The same could be said for the cocktails, a couple of which are creations of the bar staff there.

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Seattle, Washington
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111 reviews 111 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We ate here last night and enjoyed the food and service. I didn't see any main dishes that I liked the look of - most included meat or seemed quite rich in flavor and I am mostly vegetarian. So I had the baby mixed greens salad and a side of olives. Those olives were delicious. And, definitely more than enough... 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, Eclectic, International

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