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
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4.5
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4.5
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Miami
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Salamon was our waiter and he was incredible. The food was so delish she made some really good recommendations. If you booking here do request Salamon to be your server.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s dinner with my family. Thank you.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really like this place - always reliably good. I just downed grade a little because the accompanyment to the kumoto oysters was bitter. The champagne/onion combo needed a dash of sweetness- the bitterness ruined the oyster flavor. The amazing raspberry cheesecake almost made up for it! Best cheesecake I’ve ever had.

JB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time on Valentines Day. Greg recommended a very nice red wine. The escargot was on point. Steak and frits you cant go wrong

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The oysters were addled

LG
Chicago
79 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

An upscale French bistro in a bustling area. Outside seating is nice, but noise from parking lot adjacent to tables can be loud. Food and service is very good and we would return the next time we're in the area.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Risotto with seafood was not good.

OT
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dîner d’anniversaire

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Miami
51 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love this venue and the energy of this restaurant, service was not up to par this last time, food always great!

C
New England
16 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In spite of being a 30-minute schlepp for us , le Zoo is always a treat and never a disappointment. Just really fresh seafood, cooked simply but expertly and served by a most talented staff...what more could one possibly ask?

s
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolutely loved the decor in the indoor and outdoor dining , the flavors of the various dishes were delicious, and the service was on point. My only negative feedback was the bathroom decor.

M
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food service and atmosphere excellent but table was small

w
Miami
297 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So authentic. food and service excellent. always enjoy

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family came in from kc for superball

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food & atmosphere excellent!

A
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I often go to le zoo ,!, very good food and Service.
The manager Valeria is a class act ..She makes you feel welcomed.
I always have a fantastic experience

l
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service!! Food was delicious and people watching was fun! I cannot eat gluten and they were very careful with my salmon and appetizer. We all enjoyed our meals and the ambiance, we will be back.

M
Montreal
18 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent, food was very good ( not too hard with all the butter) prices not bad except for wine by the glass which was too high ( US Chardonnay) way too high for that wine.

ML
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the French food and the service very much. We like the menu and will go back.

V
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very friendly waitstaff. Food was delicious.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing staff. Thank you.

OL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for Lunch and dinner in Bal Harbor. Food is amazing and service is top.
Feels like you are in St Tropez! Highly recommended.

w
Miami
297 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very busy evening but our service and food was outstanding. authentic and high quality.

S
Washington DC
82 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Outside eating was a zoo - so we opted for a quieter, more relaxed dinner inside. Inside also evokes a French bistro which we liked. It was a Saturday evening and a hopping spot.
Service was great and both dinners were enjoyed. Definitely recommend!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have been going to Le Zoo for years always dining on the patio where the food and service has always been very good. However, this evening due to the cool weather we reserved a table for 6 indoors. We were seated at a table meant for 4 where 2 chairs were added to the ends. This made it for a very tight fit. I also wish their chairs were also more comfortable, as most guys find them a little small. Otherwise, consistently great place and they take reservations.

m
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great; it is a little loud inside. Service was great once someone came to the table..had to ask for a waiter. Highly recommend

OT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, ambiance — outstanding all around!

SM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
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 on January 14, 2020
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 on January 12, 2020
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.

B
Phoenix
97 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very busy restaurant at Bal Harbour. All was good. All restaurants there are kind of crazy busy.

DI
Miami
217 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
27 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
13 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

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