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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.

Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Zoes Steak & Seafood, Virginia Beach, VA

Zoes Steak & Seafood Restaurant Review

: While there’s something different offered practically every night, you can count on Zoës to roll out red carpet cuisine, be it steaks such as an eight-ounce Harris Ranch Prime filet mignon or 16-ounce Reserve Angus bone-in cowboy cut rib-eye, or the burgundy braised U8 scallops. Standard bearers include blue crab mac ‘n’ cheese and, for dessert, a signature “cup of hot chocolate” made with Valrhona. Order from the “Small, Delicate and Relevant” section with options like local Pleasure House oysters with seasonal mignonette or “Southern Roots” smoked pork butt (relevant for sure in these parts, even if not delicate). The “Main Feast” selections range from lobster jambalaya to 24-hour Kobe short rib confit with foie gras brioche “French toast.” Or choose three to six courses, with 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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