Le Zoo

4.6
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$30 and under
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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.
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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SM
New England
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

More of a 3.5 than a 3. The food is excellent and the duck is outstanding. Our waitress was very friendly and efficient and the dinners are reasonably priced for Bal Harbor. The restaurant appears to make its profit on the drinks with small water glasses and expensive wine. We ordered a half bottle of French chardonnay, but the waitress suggested a half carafe of California chardonnay telling us it was the same thing. When I got the bill the "same thing" half carafe was $45, $16 more than the half bottle I originally ordered. The expensive drinks may explain why it is easy to get a table at Le Zoo while there is a waiting line at the restaurant next to it.

L
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

The salmon was over cooked 2 times, the vegetables were frozen. They apologized but did not offer even a dessert or cocktail for all the headaches. Needless to say I did not have dinner after 2 attempts.

DG
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great ambiance

OT
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WONDERFUL START TO FINISH=APPS,ENTRE, WINE , DESSERT

EH
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Julian came out to wish us Happy Anniversary. The food was spectacular, the truffle pizza, the branzino and the steak frites, were Devine. Thank you everyone for a great time.

DI
Miami
215 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Wht a shame ! We always enjoyed coming here ,but our most current experience was very disappointing . There is no excuse for a restaurant server ignoring or risking medical issues by not taking care of specific food requests . Our server lacked the understanding of my wifes dinner requirements . I can't even recommend my dinner as the Onion Soup was more bread than onions,and the flambe prawns were small ,heads on, leaving four half prawns and a meager portion of Asparagus for $34.00 . I am for giviing restaurants the benefit of a second chance as it is tourist season in South Florida and the place was a ZOO . Unfortunately, I am afraid the risk is greater than the reward ,

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Bread stale, service uncharacteristically slow, food took a very long time to come out.

D
Miami
25 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This used to be one of my favorite restaurants. NO MORE.
We have to drive an hour to get there. We were placed outside as requested by one of the guests.
We were asked if we wanted water and after that everything deteriorated.
My wife ordered soup as an appetizer and steak frites. Everyone else only ordered main courses. We were not asked but we requested warm bread for the table.
We had to ask 3 times for the bread, the soup was delivered at the same time as the steak. The attention by our unfortunate server was lacking because of the number of tables she had to serve. The manager passed the table and asked if all was ok as he walked past and no one could answer.
We canceled the soup because it would have resulted in the steak getting cold. The steak was reported to me as tasting "gamy" .We were served cold bread.
The other main courses were good.
I used the mens room twice during our visit , once upon arrival and once before leaving . On both visits there was a large amount of fluid on the floor around the urinal and no one around to notify.
Although the taste of the food was good, there are too many other good restaurants where there would have been less aggravation at the prices they command

OL
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent as usually. The menu is great. Never been disappointed in 4 years I have been going there for lunch or dinner. Great for people watching.

LA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Le Zoo! The food was excellent, it has a fun vibe and loved that they have a kids menu. I would definitely recommend this restaurant!

FS
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Experience. From super friendly check in staff to comped hats and noise makers, great music, free champagne at midnight and excellent food and service. Could not be happier to celebrate NYE at Le Zoo

M
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food. Excellent service and food choices

D
New England
162 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific. Delicious.

JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Fun atmosphere

H
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

While the restaurant does have a pretty scenery, it’s appeal is exactly that. Pretty with horrible service. The food was burned and we had to demand fresh salmon. While the manager was accommodating, her staff was rude when we inquired about where the other half of our appetizer was. Overall, if you are in the Bal Harbour region consider going to the various other restaurants which are just as pricey and have better food and service.

h
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

pasta way over done was in a sticky mess dessert & coffee delish

LS
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great dinner at Le Zoo. Very consistent.

CG
Memphis
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a Christmas Brunch and it was fabulous!

c
Miami
58 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The burger is my favorite here. The Moules Frites are also wonderful. The drinks are always delicious, and the ambiance was great.

EO
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The last three times i have been to Le Zoo, i have had the same disappointing experience. I request an inside table because I lunch with my 90 year old mother and they make you feel like you have requested service with the queen. The first time, the gave us a table at the end of the row, near the toilets, busiest place, with waiters crashing into us constantly. Second time, same table was offered and we managed to convince the hostess to move us one table over - but it took 20 mins of convincing and we were still bumped constantly by waiters. Last time, same crappy table.
Putting seating aside, the food is average, the service is even worse ( how many times most one ask for bread before it comes to the table? 4? 5?) and it is so noisy you can’t hear yourself talk. I’m done with this restaurant.

B
Miami
69 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

We went to Le Zoo, our first time, on a recent Saturday night. I was expecting an elegant, quiet setting, dim lighting and impeccable service. It did not quite match up to my expectations. The food was great, I thought. I had the filet au poivre and it was excellent, although a bit small, 6 oz. I would say. One of us had the bouillabaisse and said she expected it to be better as this is a French restaurant. The service was slow in the beginning, but improved later in the evening. The noise level was far too high for our enjoyment. The floor appeared to be some kind of tile, no carpeting, which tended to amplify the noise. The clientele was not upscale as I imagined it would be. Shorts, T-shirts and young children were all too common. I do not think a return trip to Le Zoo with be forthcoming.

T
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Beet salad was amazing the crab avocado salad was ok. The Food is delicious.

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent from the very tasty baked beet appetizer to the fabulous pistachio soufflé!!! Can’t wait to go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was excellent and management also incredible. I have food allergies and they were awesome of looking after me.

s
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

great place, french cuisine and lots of choices
service is great and management very concerned with your well being

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience3

Excelent french fries

H
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was an enjoyable dinner

JP
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent like always. Great food and service. Excellent wine selection.

C
Miami
65 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places. Food is always delicious and the service is great. Sat outside which was beautiful. Love the mussels, fries, trout. Will go back again and again

DG
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious!!! Great ambience

OT
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, the food and the service!!

JW
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic!! Great food and service, a new favorite restaurant!

LO
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was very nice. My friend and I shared an appetizer and main course, we also had wine and coffee
THey added $10 to main course,asked for mussels to be replaced with a small piece of salmon. The plate had a variety of seafood,I am allergic to mussels. They replaced it with a tiny tiny piece of salmon which was fine and then added $10 to the price, ridiculous. Service was fine. The food was good, our bill for lunch for 2 was almost $100 . I really do not think it was necessary to add the $10

OT
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Malísima la atención en recepción. Muy malo y la comida nada de otro mundo. Por los precios debería ser muy superior. No lo recomiendo para nada. Ha caído muchisimo

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OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always pleases and service has never failed. Our waitress Alexa I believe was her name was outstanding. On top of her game. The only comment I would make if I had to make any. Management was visible but never really connected with any of the guest. But this didn’t impact our experience.

T
Miami
40 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We order the beats salad tuna tartare it was absolutely delicious and We order main course Everything was top notch the Service was great the quality of food was 10.

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my son - great food - great service - just love this place!!

d
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The soups are amazing, the portions of entrees were moderate, a little expensive, but overall positive

L
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a very enjoyable business lunch combined with a birthday celebration. Food was very good and the service was excellent

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