Zazou Restaurant

Zazou Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zazourestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (310) 540-4884
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Guy Gabriele
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Zazou Restaurant
The space is elegant, casual, yet refined. The design is modern, somewhat bold, yet inviting. A stunning new interior with warm rust colors, vibrant greens and modern accents to enliven the bustling dining-room and bar space.

Authentic and artful Provencale and Tuscan cuisine, complemented by a perfect balance of market fresh California stylings. Part of the menu offers classic dishes, the other rotates innovative, seasonal fare.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Zazou Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (24)fit for foodies (19)romantic (16)special occasion (15)notable wine list (13)good for groups (8)vibrant bar scene (5)great for brunch (4)great for outdoor dining (3)hot spot (2)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Very impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    My and wife and I went there on 11/21/2014 for a date night. We were very impressed with Zazou. We probably walked by the restaurant many times over the years, but finally tried it. The food was outstanding. The chef knows his/her craft. Great taste. Perfect presentation. Good size. Service was great too. The manager was making rounds and checking it -- something a good manager does. This place reminds me of the great restaurants of Washington DC. Very fancy, awesome food. But in DC you'll pay over $120 a person. It's half the price in Redondo Beach. We'll be coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service ruins a good experience
    JNHPS
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Allowing three unevenly poured martinis to get warm while a fourth drink languished at the bar, taking forever to get bread to the table, and an offhand apology-free server for whom "no problem" was in fact a problem marred what would otherwise have been a good, celebratory dinner. The varied menu was interesting and the dishes well prepared, but we won't go back for fear we'll receive the same poor service we experienced on our first visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • French Martini's- YUM!
    RBDiner2014VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We like Zazou because it is "local". The food is always good and the service is excellent, even when they are very busy. We love the French Martini's there. Their bartender has the recipe down pat! The Bread Pudding is also a staple there. We both had the filet- So good!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Zazou Redondo Beach
    ZazouRB
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Always excellent and consistent food. Great service and a quiet ambiance. Outdoor dining is available, but most prefer indoor dining. We come back for special occasions or for a quiet night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently Good
    casadecano
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We live in South Redondo and Zazou is one of our favorite go to restaurants. The food is always great, the service always attentive....the only downside is that it is a bit pricey. Definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beach bungalow
    FoodmavenVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Located in a great walking street in Redondo. Saturday brunch was almost empty. Salads were very tasty
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • European Bistro ala French Accent
    MBFOODIES
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I dont know why we do not go here more often. The service, wine and especially food, so enjoyable. Steak Au Poivre couldnt be any better. The Pomme Frites thin and perfectly crisp! We feasted on mussels, pork belly, the largest beef short rib I have ever seen, crab cakes and rigatoni with lamb bolognese!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We were there on a Monday for our anniversary. Great food. Lots of choices and very flexible. My wife had the chicken and I had the fish special. Both were great. The waitstaff was super and took great care of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Good Food
    gr8beachrealtor
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The menu changes so you always have something new and exciting to try.. The lamb kebobs served on a bed of pureed Fava beans with mint was terrific as were the beef short ribs .... and the best pomme frittes ..be sure to order the sauce on the side for dipping!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Gem
    Suzanne
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    It has a certain charm for a neighborhood restaurant, great service and menu with hip bar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    JBix
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Zazou has become a go-to restaurant for the four of us - great servers, great food, great service and always interesting people at the surrounding tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service!
    Optional
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    One complaint - the music was loud relative to being able to talk over it WITHOUT being energetic. Food was good, as usual. Service was terrific, as usual.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 25 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 167 reviews are from the Zazou Restaurant reviews archive.
  • sbdiner
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I have eaten at Zazou many times and have found the food very good. On my latest visit we had the Brie appetizer along with the ahi appetizer. Both were very good. For our entrees, I had the pumpkin ravioli (one of my favorite selections), and my friend had the filet mignon (?). We both enjoyed our selections. For dessert we had the floating island (so light but the caramel was too sweet) and chocolate mousse which was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid Restaurant
    doctorpescado
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Been here many times. Always unique and very carefully crafted food. The service is the best you can have...very professional wait staff with the GM usually floating about. Not over attentive, but just professional. Sensible sized portions and good wine list. Not for the feint of heart for either your palate or pocketbook. You want to impress a date, your wife, or a business partner (or perhaps all three!) go here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fit for Foodies
    BonBon
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Everything was delicious. The prices are reasonable for the level of food. The Farro Risotto was outstanding and a definite recommendation. I'm still craving it now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Every time I have dined at Zazou the experience has been great. Food great. Ambiance great. Service great. You can't go wrong at Zazou!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    Autotelic
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    This is where my girlfriend wants to come for dinner. Any questions?
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DOES NOT DISAPPOINT
    Delish
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Zazou continues to be one of my favorite restaurants in the Riviera. The Host, Victor, is very entertaining and makes us feel welcome from the minute we walk in. The food is always very consistent, and never disappoints with their "specials".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best at the beach
    Elen
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    This is one of my go to restaurant when I visit Redondo Beach. The food is always amazing as well as the service. Cute place to go on a date night, Sunday brunch or a weekday lunch. Walking distance to the beach. Also lots of unique shops to check out. Never disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A new "find"
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    First time I've been to Zazou and loved it! One of my favorite restaurants in Manhattan Beach recently closed (Cafe Pierre). Zazou is now serving some of their dishes. I "think" Cafe Pierre's chef went to Zazou .... but not certain about that. Regardless, I found the menu very interesting, the food was divine and the service was superb. I will be going to Zazou on a frequent basis.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still getting its bearings
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    zazou is an institution in redendo beach, but the new ownership and vision of the restaurant is a little shaky. the food was subpar, and the menu seems overly eclectic/confused (is it a mexican restaurant, italian, brunch place?). perhaps it will get better once they've got a few weeks under their belt. otherwise, zazou risks alienating a long-standing customer base.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We had not been to Zazou in quite some time and thought we give it a try again. We were very disappointed in our overall experience. The food was mediocre especially for the price we were paying. I paid $30 for three large scallops. I think this is a bit over priced even for being close to the beach. The service was poor as our server was trying to cover 8-9 tables. Looked liked they were understaffed. All and all not a good experience for $140 for 2 people....
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  • A gem
    Quirky
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    Service was very good. Friendly and attentive. Everything was very well done, from salads to the entrees. Our party of four were completely happy with everything we had. A little on the noisy side but that seems to be the in thing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best restaurant in redondo beach
    DoedyVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    Visiting from New Jersey, tried this place and it was amazing! Next time I'm back in California I will defiantly be back to this restaurant it was excellent and they didn't even seem to mind our loud Jersey mouths!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zazou
    RobinVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    I've always enjoyed their food, they have great service & I think they have an excellent selection of wine. On this occasion, service was exceptional. Victor helped us with our wine selection and I think our server was Melissa (Server #13)...she was so knowledgable about the cheese selections. We had a fantastic dining experience all around!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bill
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Wonderful food. Our waiter was knew the food, the prep, the ingredients and the wine. Suggested a great wine pairing for my wife's entree. I had not been here in over ten years and it was better than I remembered.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner with the family
    PVEdiner
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    I've been dining at Zazou for a couple years now and have noticed a steady decline in their food. Recently, we (party of 4) had dinner there. The restaurant was understaffed as there was only 1 server. As it got a bit busier (6 tables) we got neglected. Not ideal but understandable since it was a Sunday night. The food was much worse than the last time I dined there (2 mo. ago). Here's what we ordered and our thoughts: Moules Frites Poulette: Creamy sauce and mussels were fresh. The pommes frites came out barely warm Spaghetti Vongole: Barely any sauce and the clams were not fresh Grilled Lamb Sirloin skewer: Perfectly cooked lamb. Fava bean puree was an interesting flavor Wild Boar pappardelle: delicious but too greasy for our tastes
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Such a great experience
    Whitney5
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    We went to Zazou restaurant Saturday night as a party of 5. The host/rest manager was warm and welcoming. The service was excellent and the food was outstanding. It is so nice to have this 100% reliable restaurant int he south bay..
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Really had a good time here.
    JonG
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Really had a good time here. Food was quite good as was the service. Wine list was also good, but pricey. Corkage of $20 seems high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Ambiance!
    Laney
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Fun energetic ambiance without being overly noisy. The scallops were cooked beautifully and the service hit a home run. Thanks for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great local place
    JohneVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Riviera Village atmosphere, great food and service....what more could you want. Zazou is a great place to have a truly wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dining experience!
    sbdiner
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I had out-of-town friends visiting and selected Zazou for dinner. It was the best choice. The server was the best I've had in ages, and the food was excellent. We had the goat cheese appetizer which we enjoyed. We also enjoyed the lamb skewers, spaghetti, salmon, and pumpkin ravioli. For dessert we had the chocolate mousse and bread pudding -- both were out of this world!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too loud, same problem we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Too loud, same problem we experienced in past and why we rarely go to this restaurant. Food over priced for quality, loup sur mer special was dry, peewee potatoes floating in olive oil. Not to return...sorry
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Super
    IrishspiceVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Great buzz, attentive staff, always delivers. Excellent wines by the glass. Been there a dozen times, consistent to a high level.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Casual Dining fir Six
    BuntzVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Nice meal for 6 people, including one vegetarian. Everyone was satisfied.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easy going
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    It was nice that you could make a reservation online. We were a group of 8 people and the table was ready when we arrived. We're all tall people and felt a little squeezed. Pleasant atmosphere, not too loud. Service was very friendly and helpful. Creamy spinach soup was too salty. The filet steak was perfectly cooked but the sauce lacked pepper and cognac. Overall nicely presented and timely served. Thanks to caring waiters I would go back!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never deceived
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    It was a return visit for me, but my guest was from France and enjoyed the touch of being greeted in her own language. The food is always good and the service was very attentive, friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Restaurant in Redondo!
    NinoRon
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    My wife's co-worker recommended Zazou to her a couple of weeks ago. So glad that he did! The food, Filet, Shortribs, Beet Salad, and Ceasar Salad were all delicious. Nice wine and cocktail list. All of the accompanying sauces were also delicious. The Bread Pudding was highly recommended but we weren't sure if we wanted any. It is a must! Sooo good! We can't wait to return. Thanks Zazou!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    GoodVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Great local restaurant with great service and even better food! I had the spaghetti with a jalepeno cream sauce and shrimp... omg! Food flavor burst! Loved it and it wasn't over done. Delicate and not overly filling, it's a perfect portion size. The wine list is extensive, the service attentive and the noise level surprisingly perfect. Tables aren't too close to each other allowing for private conversations. Was really happy with the entire dinner experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good!
    DBHBCAVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We eat here simi-regularily. Great menu and the service is always excellent. Took friends for their first trip this week and they loved the place. Their other restaurant in Manhattan Beach, Cafe Pierre, is equally good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.