ZOE: A Mediterranean Bistro Big on Flavor
Restaurateur and chef George Lyristis, along with his brothers Taso and Charlie, of Bistro Boys Management have attracted foodies to the Jersey Shore with great management, exiting events, and, most notably, the fantastic service and innovative cuisine served at their award-winning neighborhood restaurants, Teak, The Bistro at Red Bank and ZOE Bistro. Their reputation and reviews do not disappoint.
Nestled in the heart of Little Silver, NJ you’ll find ZOE Bistro, a cozy BYOB that offers diners the opportunity to experience all natural American cuisine, made to order, with global influences and flares. Chef / owner George Lyristis is known for bringing the world’s flavors right to your table. For lunch and dinner, you’ll enjoy eclectic twists on traditional Greek, Italian and American dishes.
From the moment you sit down, you’re welcomed warmly with a basket of freshly baked bread with a crisp crust and garlic butter spread. Once you make your way to the menu, you’ll find a great variety of starters that include soups, salads and sandwiches at lunch, then on to dinner with homemade pastas including a few favorites like Cavatelli, Tagliatelle, Gnocchi and Penne Vodka. Sides like wilted kale; sautéed spinach and tomato & onion salad can be added to any entrée. They also offer kid platters.
Diners rave about their Trio of Spreads appetizer served with grilled pita and served hot with generous portions of their freshly made hummus, tzatziki and spicy feta. Another starter you’ll enjoy is their Garlic Shrimp & Chorizo, which is served over cherry tomatoes, hummus, grilled bread and served with a lemon aioli.
Popular dishes include their Kobe Burger, offering a ½ lb of Kobe beef,bacon, white cheddar, lettuce and tomato on a freshly baked brioches serviced with truffle fries; Chicken Milanese, served over a bed of arugula, cherry tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, topped with shaved parmesan and a roasted tomato-balsamic vinaigrette; Pan Seared Crab Cakes, served with roasted pepper tzatziki and Greek fries; Braised Short Rib, served over homemade cavatelli topped with a decadent horseradish cream sauce, mushrooms and peas; Despina’Moussaka with roasted eggplant, potato, tomato, ground beef and béchamel is one of their most requested Greek dishes baked and served warm with hints of cinnamon.
Dessert also serves up an exciting palate of flavors not to be missed. Their Chocolate Bombe cake, served deliciously dark and sweet, is served warm with a sinful molten lava center and a scoop of homemade chocolate ice cream. They also offer a generous dish of Apple Cranberry Cobbler, served hot, with cranberries that have a nice pop of sour, complimenting the sweetness of the apple and cinnamon.
ZOE offers catering packages that can be customized to your liking. Their professional staff will arrange everything, including the rentals and on-site grilling, for you to make your party a guaranteed success. They offer catering for on-site events, private parties, and an extensive menu of BBQ catering featuring their All American BBQ, Ultimate Bistro BBQ, Boardwalk BBQ, and Tropical Tiki BBQ. Packages also include your choice of buffet, pass around hors d’oeuvres, cold platters, Asian and pasta stations, and more.
For a family dinner, lunch with friends, romantic evening out, or catered affair, ZOE Mediterranean Bistro in Little Silver, NJ serves up a menu of global flavors that always satisfy. Bring a nice bottle of wine and your adventurous palate and you won’t be disappointed.
Location: 151 Markham Pl, Little Silver, NJ
What to wear: Casual
Visitors: Locals, tourists
Hours: Lunch: Monday –Friday11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Dinner: Sunday –Thursday 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 5:00 to 10:00