It's a mid-spectrum review. It's not a judgment on Zoe; simply it's burger (not including the fries).
I'm on a 'best burger' quest. No, not chicken burgers. I have a long-list and a short-list (of 5-6 names).
Zoe was on it.
So I made it to Zoe one Sunday evening with a mission on my mind. Around 7 pm. Alone. They seated me in a dark corner single table.
I'm never one to accept something I don't like. I told them that I'd rather sit at the bar. It was completely empty. They agreed.
Since I didn't have company I wasn't too keen on sitting around. Focus on food and onwards. Somebody came and took my order. How'd you like your burger? "Medium rare in any Western country, but medium (at a minimum) here".
15 minutes. Burger comes in.
It doesn't look too big. I'm hungry. The fries look inviting as does the aioli. I munch on a few fries and then I attack the burger. Then a few more fries. Aioli. Dijon mustard. Hmmm. The fries are stellar. Really good! Better than the burger! I should have ordered 2-3 orders of fries.
The burger is moist with all the mayo but the meat...it's not satisfying. Not. The bite is not big. It doesn't have height. No tomato. No onion. Blanched lettuce. Ya, there's caramelized onion (or is it mushroom?). It's there but not with flavor that bursts in your mouth.
Ordinary burger. Mid-spectrum. The fries are really good. Possibly the best I've had in the city, but then I don't usually order fries...
But the fries are good as is the aioli...