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Zoes Steak & Seafood

713 19th St. (Cypress Ave.) Send to Phone
757-437-3636 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
An oasis of fine dining, just blocks from the oceanfront's flip-flop and fried-flounder crowd.
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Zoes Steak & Seafood Restaurant Review

: Chef-owner Jerry Weihbrecht is nothing if not whimsical. He presents his habit-forming, five spice-dusted shrimp tempura in a Chinese take-out carton. He spins sugar for a cotton candy-esque dessert that’s more fun than a carnival ride. But he’s all about business, too. When his longtime partners decided to divest, he shuttered for only three months before finding new co-owners who share his vision for taking food seriously, but not themselves. And he brought in Marc Sauter, Hampton Roads’ preeminent sommelier, for a one-two, food-wine punch. While there’s something different offered practically every night --- given Weihbrecht’s imagination and use of what’s freshest from local producers --- standard bearers include Little Neck clams d’Asti, lobster, blue crab mac ‘n’ cheese and, for dessert, a signature “cup of hot chocolate” made with Valrhona. Weihbrecht prepares a range of cuts of 28-day-aged certified Angus beef with tempting sauces. Order from the “Smaller” or “Larger” menu sections, or choose three to seven courses, with or without wine, for an individualized Chef’s Tasting Menu. Pillow-strewn booths work equally well for romantic dates or deal-sealing dinners, and two serpentine booths (one overlooking the open kitchen) are good for groups. Some of the area’s best wine events happen here, and there are even wine lockers for connoisseurs.

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Fantastic Dining in VA Beach
by Eatswell on Tue Jan 19, 2010 11:21 am
 
My wife and I had the chance to have dinner at Zoe's with some friends. What a find. This restaurant rates right up there with the best of DC and NY. The food was impeccable (crispy Scallops and Clams D 'Asti my favorites). The staff was excited about what they were serving and did it with the comfort and humor of a meal at a friend's house. Mark, the Sommelier, was incredible. He may know more about West Coast vineyards than anyone we have encountered (even in CA). His ability to pair wines with food courses, and explain it unpretentiously, was a treat. The wine was phenomenal. Zoe's is now our favorite restaurant outside of New York. It is truly fine dining. Thanks to Jerry and Mark for a memorable meal and evening.
 
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