HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >

Zoe Townhouse Review

m
melodyt1313 Oct 14, 2007 10:42 AM

Visited Zoe Townhouse on 62nd and Lexington Saturday night. We loved the Downtown Zoe a few years back and decided to check it out. Overall, it was good.

We were seated in the second floor dining room, told there were no specials...After inquiring about the pizzas I had read about, I was told I could only have them in the bar area. So we took our drinks and went downstairs. The manager apologized, explaining that the pizza oven was too small to accomodate the whole dining room or something. The restaurant was fairly empty at 7 p.m. on a Saturday night, later more of a senior crowd came in..

I ordered the mushroom pizza with parmagiano and truffle oil. Wow..That was delicious. Square, good size and healthy amount of toppings.
He ordered the scallop app with beets and was very happy. He had the sliced NY strip with mashed potatoes, which he also said was good. The desserts were very nice. I had the "Black and Tan," a scoop of dark chocolate ice cream, sitting on fudge and a chocolate cookie crust with some kosher salt and a chunk of toffee.. It was pretty good, not great. He had the cheesecake with truffles and said it was amazing..

So, overall, a nice dinner, but not to go out of the way for..

P.S. The bar ran out of Ketel One Vodka at 6:30 p.m. on a Saturday night for my husband's martini... odd..

P.S.S. Kitchen ran out of brussel sprouts that accompanied of the dishes, offered asparagus.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
Delete
  1. jrazzle RE: melodyt1313 Oct 14, 2007 08:56 PM

    I was there on Saturday night (upstairs). They ran out of the steak and the scallops...not a good sign! We were there around 8:30. Also, the service was not good. I had been there when it first opened and was more impressed then....must have been an "off" night!

    1. v
      Vinous RE: melodyt1313 Oct 15, 2007 12:32 PM

      Any comments on the wine list? Downtown Zoe is wine friendly, if I recall correctly.

      Show Hidden Posts