Le Zoo

4.7
964 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Le Zoo is an energetic celebration of timeless French-Mediterranean flavors. Capturing the coveted common ground between European elegance and effortless South Florida sophistication, the 200-seat restaurant is a special place where gilded Old World decor plays alongside tropical planters and vintage French design touches. The food, drawing deeply from the refined cooking of Provence, is a transporting experience, ranging from the freshest fruits de mer and chic pizzas to pristine carpaccios, tartares and other signatures of Gallic coastal cuisine. Serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, Le Zoo brings out Francophile in all of us.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 964 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 7 hours ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was good however service was a bit slow server excellent but seemed to have to many tables to provide best attention

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viploveALLrestaurants
Miami
57 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a great experience, the service is always good, but it was extra special this time!

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vipMIMI
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We eat here at least once a week. Service very friendly and great social distancing with the tables.

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vipAvidDiner
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!

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vipNatcap
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service ! Special treats with Champagne for my mom , birthday girl! Many thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service1ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful , the food is great but the service is really bad . We go because the food is amazing but every time we go we have a bad experience . They really need to focus on train and offer a better service .

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipOtownFoodie
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Overall very safe COVID-19 protocol in place. Tables outdoors and distanced. Service was good seeing that they had so far to travel. Food was good but not exceptional. Steak Frites was the better of the meals we tried (Branzino). Healthy serving sizes so value was pretty good. The Onion soup was also very good. Overall enjoyed the experience although the entree took a while. It was a Saturday night though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and drinks were delicious. We had the mussels and steak frites - French fries crispy, mussels meaty and white wine broth yummy, steak cooked perfectly. Negroni and old fashioned were mixed well. Creme brûlée was great. Service was excellent! Tables also properly spaced for covid, temperature taken at host stand, hand sanitizer wipes provided. All waiters in masks and gloves. Highly recommend, all around wonderful meal and experience!

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HannahR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing, but I wanted to sit closer to the restaurant, not in the middle of the Bal Harbour mall!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best truffle pizza ever!

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vipEstelleT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Ordered trout almandine was very salty and we ordered chicken also came very salty. I was very disappointed. It may have been an off night

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vipMarkL
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very very good as usual. It is always a good meal and a good time

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vipyvonnes
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always very good and reliable go to place to eat. Great oysters!

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KatyaH
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, delicious - true French food and wines, chilled cucumber soup is a must!

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MarielaB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is delicious. Ambient is kind of noisy, natural for a bistro in a mall corridor. Service is very good, sometimes they are so busy that may impact in quality service. Overall is a good experience. Will come back.

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ErinL
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was very good. They were attentive and quick, but it was not over the top. I highly recommend and I will absolutely return to eat there again.

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vipBBerm
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu; friendly and attentive staff; pet friendly; consistent and dependable quality. Love the cold cucumber soup; excellent fish options; and so many enticing things, even on a relatively short menu, that it is invariably difficult to choose. We always enjoy it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Way too much noise from parking and valet. Server was gruff and unfriendly.

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vipGuhpla
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent ambiance. Casual bistro atmosphere. Great variety in menu. A regular spot for anyone who lives in North Miami Beach.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Lackluster at best

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MariaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is outstanding. I would have given it 5 stars but we were seated inside the mall although we requested outdoor seating on the patio. The covid risk levels were increased as a result and it was hard to get a server’s attention since the restaurant is so far away.

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Steve
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food. With Covid, weird atmosphere sitting inside the open air mall.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was OK, but service was great. I think the onion soup was too sweet, and didn’t like that the mussels have way too much oregano. I liked the escargots but my partner didn’t. So mixed reviews.

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vipPavZ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good as usually.
Great pizza, delicious foie gras.
However, because of ongoing construction at the Bal Harbor mall, getting from parking to the restaurant was challenging.

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isunshine
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great service,
Just some decorations in French style are missing.
Otherwise A

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JoseE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cannot say enough amazing things about Le Zoo. The food was incredible, the staff was attentive and extremely kind and the ambiance was perfect. We can’t wait to go back!

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ErinQ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We went for a late lunch on Valentine's Day and I mistakenly assumed that the dinner menu would be available at that time. I was a bit disappointed that an item did not appear on the Brunch menu, but is on the menu when you place a to-go order.
Also, since we were there for a late lunch, we were still finishing our meal when shifts switched over. Both servers who waited on us were truly truly great, however, it didn't seem like it was communicated that our table needed to be switched off of the person who was leaving and onto the service of someone new. We waited almost 20 minutes before someone came over to check on us towards the end. It didn't ruin the meal, but better communication would have been nice.

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vipcristykins
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was superb! We always appreciate the brevity of the menu: a few dishes executed beautifully with fresh, quality ingredients. We hadn’t been back since before Covid, and the focus on diners’ safety (the bread was brought to the table in small closed paper bags instead of open baskets) was reassuring. We will definitely be back soon!

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vipSteve
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The onion soup was fantastic! I also had the grilled branzino and it was perfectly cooked

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phil
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was served promptly and hot. S

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ColinL
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great French bistro. Wonderful food and service. One of our favorites in Miami.

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Foodie
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Overall disappointing for the price. Ordered $18 seared scallops as an appetizer, came out cold and we were denied a new order. Service was slow, had to ask for things multiple times. The truffle tagliolini was tasty.

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vipmabeanie
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food always!

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vipDavidFoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were both excellent! Highly recommend.

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vipDrDan
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved it again!
The servers did their best to accommodate us
in all respects. Service was very good, the food was
excellent.

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AnastasiaBeeverhausen
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always like to go because of the food and the service. Even if this time I was no lucky , I order the pasta with truffles and even though it looks like it had truffles it didn’t !! No smell no flavor, but we will keep going because the place deserves it
Anastasia Beverhousen

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vipJulesDman
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

You are in Bal Harbor Shoppes and that is already a good mood setter. The food is just ok nothing out of the ordinary. The service was just ok like when you look across to Carpaccio and you see all the servers on top of the tables brining water and bread, you say "why did I not go to Carpaccio". The fact is that we had to ask for bread when they should have brought it to the table. When we ran out, they never offered again. Its like if they are trying to save money. The waiter kept pushing more wine, even offering for us to share a glass. We kept saying "NO"... I know they want to sell, but to be pushy, just put us in a bad mood. I ordered dessert, but they only had limited choices so not such a great feeling. We ordered the Creme Brule (just another brule). We ordered espresso and he asked if we wanted a double (trying to sell it up again). So if you are in the mood to have the waiter push items in the menu and eat just ok food, then go here.

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vipMarkL
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy this restaurant. Very good food and service and we like the atmosphere.

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vipArkasha
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did not expected to found on mall in Florida Manhattan style french restaurant.We were really impressed by service,food ets.
Thank you,will come back.To those who complain about their prices - check your wallet and menu prices before you go,then make a decision to visit or not.

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Le Zoo is rated 4.7 stars by 964 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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