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.
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.
Great food great ambiance
WONDERFUL START TO FINISH=APPS,ENTRE, WINE , DESSERT
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.
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 ,
Bread stale, service uncharacteristically slow, food took a very long time to come out.
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
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.
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!
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
Consistently good food. Excellent service and food choices
Excellent food and service. Fun atmosphere
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.
pasta way over done was in a sticky mess dessert & coffee delish
Always great dinner at Le Zoo. Very consistent.
We went for a Christmas Brunch and it was fabulous!
The burger is my favorite here. The Moules Frites are also wonderful. The drinks are always delicious, and the ambiance was great.
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.
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.
The Beet salad was amazing the crab avocado salad was ok. The Food is delicious.
Everything was excellent from the very tasty baked beet appetizer to the fabulous pistachio soufflé!!! Can’t wait to go back!
Server was excellent and management also incredible. I have food allergies and they were awesome of looking after me.
great place, french cuisine and lots of choices
service is great and management very concerned with your well being
Excelent french fries
It was an enjoyable dinner
Excellent like always. Great food and service. Excellent wine selection.
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
So delicious!!! Great ambience
It was great, the food and the service!!
Absolutely fantastic!! Great food and service, a new favorite restaurant!
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
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
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.
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.
Took my son - great food - great service - just love this place!!
The soups are amazing, the portions of entrees were moderate, a little expensive, but overall positive
This was a very enjoyable business lunch combined with a birthday celebration. Food was very good and the service was excellent