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Zola Kitchen and Wine Bar

324 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3845
+1 814-237-8474
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average18%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
324 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3845
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Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

3 Star lunch, 5 star dinner. Soup at lunch should be served hot unless it is a cold soup. The foie gras appetizer was excellent. 5 Star dinner venison was outstanding and melted in your mouth. The service was excellent and overall a great dining...More

1  Thank JackGail
Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Busy Friday night. Arrived 8:15 and did not get entree until 9:45. Obviously kitchen can not keep up. Quality not commensurate with price. Too bad. State College needs more upscale restaurants. This is not one of them.

2  Thank rbrandf
Reviewed August 31, 2015

Despite being under new management, Zola still offers great food and attentive service. The crab cakes with corn succotash were wonderful. I was pleasantly surprised by the mild sweetness that the corn added to the dish. The pistachio creme brulee was magnificent. It is the...More

2  Thank 225,818
Reviewed August 31, 2015

Decent place for a bit more formal dinner in the student town. it had bad WiFi though... but that can be good for some. They offer nice wine as well.

Thank Krpr
Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Joined Zola for lunch and they did not disappoint. The menu is very refined, offering several interesting twists to old standbys. Decor and food are both top notch.

1  Thank Andy S
Reviewed August 26, 2015

Other than this place trying to hard to be a hip NYC style eatery, this is the second best place to eat in State College (behind only Happy Valley Brewery). In particular, get the red snapper…some of the best fish you will ever eat.

1  Thank OnA747
Reviewed August 24, 2015

it was excellent! great food, wine and service. i will be back soon. tough to park but not to far of a walk!

Thank Paulkendo
Reviewed August 19, 2015

I went there for a business dinner the other night, the food was excellent, the service was excellent but very pricy for State College. Yes, this is best restaurant in town by far. Only negative is always the parking. My filet was perfect, just as...More

1  Thank asd24
Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were in State College for a family graduation and we had dinner the night before at Zola's. The food was very good - the red snapper being a speciality. The wine list did not include higher end wines, but it is a college town,...More

1  Thank Helen S
Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a beautiful lunch with my family. fresh oyster appetizer artfully presented On a slate plate with Rock salt and caviar. Delicious! orderd lunch special --cup of onion soup , lump crab cake garnished with corn and a spicy sauce, mixed green salad and lava...More

Thank glojo15
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You can bring your dog if outdoor dining is available. Best to call and reserve an outdoor table and let them know you are bringing your well behaved dog. I saw a weimaraner on the patio when I was walking by a couple of... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $50
Drinks, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 324 W College Ave, State College, PA 16801-3845
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  State College
  • Phone Number: +1 814-237-8474
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Zola Kitchen & Wine Bar provides ingredient driven, seasonal, new American cuisine, with exceptional service, and an outstanding selection of wine and spirits. Located in downtown State College, Zola has an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere that enhances the fine dining experience. Chef Andrew Hufnagel uses modern culinary techniques, locally sourced foods, and global inspiration to develop a menu that will challenge and delight your mouth. Our wine bar and state of the art wine room provide an extensive selection of wine by the bottle, as well as premium by the glass selections from our Wine Keeper preservation system. Our Sommelier is available to help you make your selection or answer any questions about our wines. The bar will feature live music on Friday and Saturday night as well as an extensive selection of craft beer, brown liquors, and specialty cocktails for relaxed post dining entertainment.
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