Zazou Restaurant

Zazou Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zazourestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3105404884
  • 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 WinnerItalian
Zazou Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (22)special occasion (16)fit for foodies (15)romantic (15)notable wine list (9)late-night find (5)good for groups (4)hot spot (3)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 23 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 19, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 161 reviews are from the Zazou Restaurant reviews archive.
  • 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
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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    • 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
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    • 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
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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
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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
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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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    • 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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    • 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.
  • Valentine's for all
    Bonorox
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Zazou is always reliable for good food, good service and relaxing atmosphere. Staff is always personable. Ordered off the menu for Valentine's dinner. They had run out of our wine and dessert selection but no problem. Our other selections were fantastic. We tried the salmon and pumpkin ravioli. Yummy! Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • U Can't Go Wrong for Dinner
    Happy
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    You never can go wrong with the dinner menu. We've been going to Zazou's for years--special occasions. No matter what we order the food is delicious. I especially enjoyed desert--warm chocolate cake with whipped cream (also added a scoop of ice cream). Yumm,,, Service was a little slower than normal--but that was due to Valentine's Day "understandable".
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Last Minute
    SthBay2
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Finding a restaurant last minute on a Friday night, Valentine's Day no less, is not easy. We've been here a few times and have never had a bad meal. Service is always good, staff always acts like they are happy to see you (not all places do that anymore), Took my girl here and enjoyed both the pepper-steak and shrimp-pasta. Very good wine selection, full-bar and easy parking on street. We use Open Table extensively which makes getting a reservation fast.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had dinner in upstairs room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Had dinner in upstairs room which was very quiet and nice open feeling. The upstairs may not be open except on special occasions.. Downstairs is noisy and crowded.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and good food
    LMWengVIP
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Great service and good food made for a lovely ladies luncheon. Zazou is always a good choice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall it was not a good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Overall it was not a good experience. Food was marginal and just way too noisy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice, little more formal then
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    Nice, little more formal then most places at beach! Super attentive service!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We expected better service,
    tunalove
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We expected better service, since it was a birthday occasion. We did mention this on our reservation request. On a 1 to 10 scale it was an average 5.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate