Zoe's Fish House in Northampton, MA
Zoe's Fish & Chop House closed a couple of years ago but now they have reopened under the name Zoe's Fish House, actually in Hadley, MA.
Has anyone eaten there since they reopened?
Yes, went once and was pretty underwhelmed.
It was within a few weeks of opening so it might have just been a rough start, but my feeling was that prices were high and quality did not match up. I love seafood and really have a special place in my heart for old-school joints that do it well without needing to be "creative". I think Zoe's could fit into this mold, but the quality and consistency was not there when I ate there.
I had never been to the old Zoe's so I can't compare the two, but I haven't been to inspired to get back to the new one. Too bad, because we could really use a good fish spot out here.
I have to second this opinion--the new site is very eh. I went twice to be sure...the service is very friendly, but the food is just lackluster--bready, soggy, uninspired. (There is, anyway, a lot of it, but by the end you wish there weren't.) I've had better seafood at the decidedly B-list Bridgeside Grill in Sunderland. Such a pity--there's a gaping hole in this part of the woods where a good seafood restaurant should be.
drove by today and saw posted on their sign on Rt 9:
"Now Hiring: Experienced Line Cook - inquire within."
I guess I'm glad they used the word "experienced" but it's a little odd to me to see a place that has $20-30 entrees looking for staff through these channels. Anyhow, it struck my as somehow emblematic of all the seemed to be wrong with the place.