Seattle >Food & Dining > The Coterie Room
2137 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA | Directions 9812147.613153 -122.344359
Mon. - Thu. 5pm - 10pm;Fri. - Sat. 5pm - 11pm;Sun. 5pm - 9pm
Neighborhoods: Belltown, Downtown
Luxe digs in the heart of the city harbor some of the best bites and cocktails in the crunch of Belltown.Don't miss the main courses which favor comfort food of the PacNW or the divine cocktails which are the perfect start to an evening out .
The team from Spur and Tavern Law has done it again at this stylish place in Belltown. The fried chicken makes for memorable date night, crispy and seasoned vibrantly, it's terrific for sharing. You've never had cracklings like these before, made from ham stock, whipped into a crunchy cracker-like with some gastro-genius wizardy. You cannot stop eating them.
Make this a destination in Belltown! Famous for the fried chicken & out of this world cracklings, but i'd order anything on the fresh sheet
Average on all levels – I recently ate here with a group of women friends and found the whole experience average at best. The front desk host was cold, rude and unhelpful with chip on his shoulder and I was an imposition by asking if my party had already arrived. The service timing was off, which compromised our dining experience.
There are so many other great places, I would not go back here.
wonderful food, vibe and great service – My boyfriend and I went for my birthday. the service was warm and friendly, the food was delicious, and we had a wonderful time. very romantic and intimate.
Lacking hospitality – I was somewhat disappointed in the lack of hospitality shown last evening when I asked friends to join me for a cocktail and an appetizer. We were obviously taking up a "valuable" table, as the waiter and expo asked numerous times if we were finished with dishes and glasses still half full. After 3 or 4 times, we finally gulped down the rest and quickly paid our bill - obviously, the warmth was lacking. Although the food and wine were excellent, I would ask them to reconsider the word "hospitality".
Try the view from the bar... – My boyfriend and I stopped in recently on a Sunday evening for a bite and of course it was packed. They promptly offered us a couple of seats in the bar area overlooking the restaurant. It was great taking in the atmosphere from there, and really was much more romantic than a standard table. The seared foie gras could not be better...even compared to some of the best establishments in Manhattan. Service impeccable. We'll be back soon.
Number one all around! – We went to Zoe on a Sunday night with another couple from San Fran and instead of getting a babysitter we brought along our 2-year old daughter, praying that 1) she would behave and 2) the staff was cool with kids. Well our dreams came true; daughter was brilliant but the waitstaff/maitre'd, were even more so. A huge thank you for making our daughter feel special and welcomed, versus "dealt with".
The food is a much bigger and better issue. We started out with the sweetbreads, rabbit, and grilled octopus. We are sweetbread fans and are loving their recent popularity in the US. Unfortunately, not everyone understands the nuances to cooking them. Cheff Scott's crew did a beautiful job; slightly crunchy on the outside while very tender on the inside. The pate was very tasty and moist and the octopus was grilled nicely. I had the halibut special for the main course and was cooked just as I requested. The english bean, pancetta, onion ragout was also VERY tasty. My husband had the braised lamb which was very well seasoned and delicious. One interesting item was the sauteed ramps (very similar to young green onions). What a unique flavor and a special treat. Apparently they are only available during very short periods of time during the spring.
I will most definitely come back to Zoe and highly recommend it.
Fine Dining At It's Pinnacle – At last, a fine dining restaurant that offers impeccable service, mouthwatering cuisine and reasonable prices that won't leave you broke. It's best to dine before 6pm because you will find nearby street parking and then only pay till 6pm. The regular menu prices are reasonable that warrants repeat visits once the 25 for $25 deal expires the end of this month. You may want to make multiple reservations this month to take full advantage of Chef's Scott's wonderful cuisines at rock bottom prices. I paid extra for two generous slabs of oregon rabbit pate that was excellent. The ricotta gnudi is simply fantastic that makes you wish italian restaurants would replace their gnocchi with gnudi. The prime beef coulet is generously served with 4 perfectly cooked medium rare beef. A generous serving of spinach with pearl onions and bacon and creamy mashed potatoes accompanies the beef. The dessert, a creamy not too decadent but perfect milk chocolate potde creme with cherries and peppermint sauce and a dollop of whipped cream is wonderful. Service is impeccable that all neighboring restaurants should emulate. Generous pour of single serving wine, prompt removal of dishes, constant refillng of water, and an endless bread supply with a plate of EVOO and balsamic vinegar to slather in. Thank you Zoe and Chef Scott for presenting a wonderful menu for the price conscious diner who seeks perfect service and quality food.
Excellent Food! – We spent Valentines Day dinner here and arrived 45 minutes late for our 5pm reservation (the only time slot left). The hostess was very friendly and sat us right away. We never felt rushed. My boyfriend order the seared tuna which was very good, but my duck was divine. It arrived very rare, but was so tender and flavorful. One of the best duck dishes around. They had about 7 inventive cocktails and were beautifully made. We had 2 drinks, 2 entrees, 1 side and 2 delicious desserts for $90. We were very pleased with our first time experience at Restaurant Zoe, definitely a place worth going back!
Great Food, Great Service – I went on a Saturday night first time ever. My date and I arrived very early thinking that we would go to a local bar and have a drink but stopped by the restaurant, and they were able to sneak us in early. The service was great! Our waiter was very knowledgeable and able to suggest items. I can personally suggest the spicy octopus for a starter, fantastic!!! The only downside to the evening was that we were seating next to a group of 10 which really increased the noise of the entire place. I would suggest in the future that larger groups not be allowed.
Superb, in every way – This place is simply the best restaurant in the entire city. I came in without a reservation on a very busy night and a wonderful man promptly greeted me and answered all my questions while he waited for the hostess to come to the front. I was given a table, not the best in the restaurant, but considering the crowd I was feeling lucky to be seated. The same man who greeted me at the front door was also my server and it was some of the best service I've ever had. Easy going and professional at the same time, never phoney, and while everyone was rushing around I never felt hurried as I asked my questions. The braised lamb shoulder I was steered to was an aromatic bowl of bliss. I could have eaten an entire bowl of just the garlic gloves and gnocci, it was over the top. I think the best part of the night was in ordering wine. My waiter queried me on everything, from what style I wanted to how much money wanted to spend. He then steered me to numerous options, confidently described them and kept saying things like "I could drink a bottle of this myself" and "that's going to be yummy with the lamb". Everything was perfect and I cannot wait to come back.
my new favorite restaurant – My boyfriend and I decided to take advantage of the 25 for $25 at restaurant zoe. The fabulous service started right when we walked in the door. The hostess & host were both extremely nice & sincere. We were seated promptly and the host was more than willing to answer the questions that we had about corkage fees & such. Our waiter was also extremely nice & attentive. He answered the many questions we had about the menu and gave us fabulous recommendations on both the food and the wine. The appetizer that we had, the gnudi, was so incredible it just melted in my mouth. The beef coulet that I had was one of the best beef entrees I've had in a long time. These people really know the true meaning of medium rare. My boyfriend's pork tenderloin was also very good. The flavors that they pair at restaurant zoe are interesting, but not over the top, just plain fabulous. The desserts they have are also very good. I had the chocolate ice cream with port cherries (very good) and little shortbread cookies (the best shortbread I've ever tasted). The decor and ambience is simple, modern, and very relaxed. This is probably one of the best dinners that my boyfriend and I have had. The staff there is very attentive and sincere. We are definitely coming back and bringing friends!
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