Seattle Magazine ran a brief restaurant review of Zig Zag Cafe in its December issue. Julien Perry calls the Pike Place Market spot "unapologetically romantic," noting that it became nationally recognized for its cocktail program in 2002 thanks to Murray Stenson. The cocktails, she says, are still going strong despite Stenson's departure.
Chef Tyler Moritz has recently returned to Zig Zag after a stint at Roux, and he "has completely overhauled the menu, creating a roster of dishes that taste good with or without a cocktail." Overall, Perry is in favor of the revamp, though at times found it inconsistent:
One visit was marred by an extremely al dente pasta special and a very chewy roasted mushroom flatbread. On another visit, however, the richest, largest chunk of pork belly ($22) was perfectly cooked, served with cauliflower, figs, mustard greens and pickled mustard seeds, followed by a delicate house-made cappelletti ($18) stuffed with corn, ricotta, chanterelles, tomato, marjoram and pecorino romano that was devoured by my tablemates...Maybe your dinner won’t always be impeccable, but I bet you will have a lovely time.