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25775 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561-6602
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
19 Jul 2014
“Zen is really "Gilbey's" now”
30 Jun 2014
“3 great dinners”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
25775 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561-6602
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Reviewed 20 July 2014

Odd place....Very clean, very spacious, kinda elegant. Food prices are a bit high, but food is decent. I think the decor is so sparse and this is what steals from the typical "cozy" vibe that restaurants usually have. I had read past reviews on here...More

Thank afawcett1969
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Stayed at Hampton Inn across the street and after the first meal, we felt the best at Orange Beach and ate there 2 more times. Service, quality, friendliness and choice of meals, made us Iimmediately make arrangements to come back.

Thank SmoakRd
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Gilbey's (was Zen) is merely average as a steak and seafood restaurant. We had loved Zen a year ago when a large family group went. This time selection limited. Service was spotty and slow considering the place was far from full and lots of staff...More

Thank TravDent
Reviewed 1 June 2014

under the same ownership with much of the same menu. The owners wanted to highlight that their restaurant was NOT merely a sushi or Asian fusion place. Therefore they changed their name to Gilbey's. They decided to keep a number of their original dishes but...More

Thank JackEWadd
Reviewed 22 February 2014

Zen was one of our favorite restaurants, but we noticed that they never seemed to be very busy. Perhaps that's why they changed from Zen, with an Asian fusion emphasis to Gilbey's, with a seafood and steak theme. The ownership remains the same. They retained...More

1  Thank CTsnowbird
Reviewed 16 February 2014 via mobile

Ordered Scallops served in on a bed of Sweet Pea Risotto. The scallops were cooked perfectly, but over salted on the bottom. The risotto was not creamy nor fully cooked and rather bland. We were served pesto in oil. We couldn't enjoy the pesto for...More

Thank PlaneFlyGirl
Reviewed 15 February 2014

I always thought the Zen restaurant was a sushi affair, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that it is a good old American restaurant. We went for lunch with a large group and we had a limited menu of four choices, a burger, trout,...More

Thank LAtraveler36542
Reviewed 26 January 2014

When dining out on a Friday night, one expects a good crowd and perhaps a wait to be seated. But when we got to Zen on Friday, January 17, 2014, there were only three tables occupied with diners. Experience tells me that to beware. Pricy...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Usually stop by this restaurant on visits to Orange Beach. Dropped by for sushi roll and cocktails on Saturday night. Dining lite, so our group of four sat at a high-top table in the bar area. This place has the best bar tenders. Entertaining and...More

1  Thank Diana S
Reviewed 20 January 2014

My husband and I walked from our hotel room looking for a place to eat. Came across Zen, the menu was posted outside on a table. As we are looking it over the hostess comes out and invites us in to get a better look...More

1  Thank Robert K
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25775 Perdido Beach Blvd, Orange Beach, AL 36561-6602
    (hwy 161)
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Orange Beach
  • Phone Number: 251-981-2988
  • E-mail
Trendy, romantic atmosphere with an up beat tempo and decor. Has banquet room, great for entertaining clients, Kid friendly, Outdoor seating, Both Lunch and Dinner, Reservaions excepted but not required
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