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24 1/2 E State St, Athens, OH 45701-2540
+1 740-592-4443
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

Zoe used to be a great place to eat but sadly it is not anymore, although the prices are still super steep. I have had two bad meals in a row and with inexperienced servers and no management in sight, nothing was done to remedy the situation either time. The most recent disappointment was this past weekend, for Valentine's Day.... More 

2 Thank Katherine H
SE Ohio
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119 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Zoë Restaurant has been a presence in the Athens area for several years, but since it moved from a location outside of town into Athens city I had not eaten there. My mistake, as it turns out. Recently four of us dined there for a pre-theater meal, and the whole experience was excellent. We arrived at 5:30 and were seated... More 

Thank bgtSEOhio
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79 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

One of the more 'luxorious' restaurants around. This is up, trendy and happening. it has a special Complex Cocktails nite (I beleive thursdays, but plz check) and a great selection of wine. Food is excellent. nothing to complain. I loved the fresh rack of lamb with a nice wine. mjam... This might not be one of the cheapests places to... More 

Thank Arnd B
Athens, Ohio, United States
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is the best fine dining restaurant in Athens. Great cocktails. Great wine specials. Good price, $13-$30 entrees. Great service. The only thing that would make it better would be if they changed up the menu a bit more.

Thank Eric L
Cincinnati, Ohio
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88 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Wanted to take my sister and family for a decent meal when I met them in Athens last weekend. My regular "take the family" place was closed so we headed down the street and found Zoe. Not knowing what to expect, I was surprised at how upscale it felt, with reasonable menu prices and an excellent drink and dining menu.... More 

Thank Nancy W
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

The wait staff and kitchen provided a good experience. In a town geared for bar food and pizza this is a good alternative with an interesting flair. It tries to connect with the local growers and producers. It is worth a return visit!

1 Thank JohnInHvl
Englewood, Florida
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2015

We were in the Athens area recently visiting our Nephew who attended Ohio University. We stayed a couple of days, so at his suggestion, we tried Zoe's for dinner. Several of us had the Irish Stew which was the nightly special. The stew was delicious, served with mashed potatoes and cabbage, with homemade soda bread on the side. Our Nephew... More 

1 Thank 1FlaGirl
Columbus, OH
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305 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

This place was recommended to us by someone who was on a horseback ride with us in Vinton County. My wife and I have never been to Athens before and were looking for a side trip from the Hocking Hills. The parking was a bit of an issue, but once inside the experience was very good. Great décor with a... More 

1 Thank gefilte63
Boca Raton
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2015 via mobile

After reading the reviews I accepted an invitation to dine here. But one look at the menu I was not impressed and now see why I could not find a menu online. The menu is nothing special and not very gourmet. The presentation was average and the food was nothing special in fact I thought any first year culinary student... More 

Thank TravelingPatriot
cold in ohio
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51 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

Dined here to celebrate son's graduation from OU. Slow unfriendly service; loud atmosphere; small wine pours; ok food in small portions; had few options for our vegan family members. They come around and give you a tiny piece of bread - basic normal small piece - and act like it is a delicacy. No oil to dip in. Disappointing experience... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, French
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 1/2 E State St, Athens, OH 45701-2540
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Athens
  • Phone Number: +1 740-592-4443

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?