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“No go for Zoe.”
Review of Restaurant Zoe

Restaurant Zoe
Ranked #849 of 4,250 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Reviewed August 22, 2013

We are world travelers, live in both Seattle and Puerto Vallarta. After hearing raves about Zoe, we took guests there. First off, crazy noisy. Second, expensive for the portions for most items. We were there at 7:30 pm and our guest who was celebrating her birthday ordered beet salad and the small plate of mussels and clams. Oh sorry, the waiter comes back to tell us the restaurant ran out of the mussels. That's what she really wanted. But she settled for just clams. A small plate it was. Two others preferred the signature hamburger. This was a generous entre. They liked the burger, but the fries were over-cooked. Kind of hard and crunchy. I had a nice duck breast, cooked perfectly, but on a bed of turnips. It was an odd combination. I can think of so many things that would compliment the duck better. I probably won't return as there are so many other restaurants in our Pike-Pine neighborhood. Too bad.

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Thank Vallartabob
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Reviewed August 20, 2013

Everything was delicious. We had the roasted chickpeas (tasty and plenty for four to share) and the foie gras (wow!!) for starters. I had the mussels and clams, which were excellent, and my husband had the duck of the day, which was a confit; My one bite was amazingly good. The interior space with the high ceiling and view into the kitchen was great.

Thank Tina V
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Highly recommend! If you remember the past location, restaurant menu and styling....comparatively the new RZ is 'Modern Rustic", which is a refreshing change. Still a special spot but also a place where locals come for reliable food and service. This area of CapitolHill is stuffed with gastro pub hipster restaurants and RZ can compete. Personally, everything here is elegantly confident but their service staff is what sets them apart, you will be taken care of.
The menu is very thoughtful and not elaborate, making it simpler to decide on your choices while still staying involved with the table conversation.
Sage Margarita and Wood Hills Fire Burger (a burger at RZ...who knew!) we're really quite good, plus easier on the pocketbook.

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Thank Reese-Stewart
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Our concierge recommended this place and it turned out to be our best meal in Seattle. Everything was perfectly cooked and they didn't balk at sharing - which is good because then I had room for the wonderful dessert!

Thank alsek
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

The resturant was fantastic from start to finish, appetizers fabulous, food divine and deserts incredible, and are server was more then perfect. Coming from a town were service food and atmosphere is a bit pretentious (miami) . It was so refreshing to see a place that was innovative, fresh and hip. There are sure a lot of places that can learn some things from you.
Seattle is just a wonderful place thank you!

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Thank trimom1
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