Le Zoo

4.7
1185 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 1185 people are saying
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JoseP
Miami
14 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, great food and service

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vipMC14
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent dinner on a Saturday night! My wife had the trout and, even though I’m not a big seafood fan, I enjoyed the bite she gave me. It almost melted in my mouth! I had the steak frites and it was cooked perfectly to my liking. It’s hanger steak, so it’s a bit tougher. But it was very good and not fatty at all. It was also a nice size. The drink menu was great as well. My merlot / cab franc blend was delicious. For dessert, we split a milk chocolate pot de creme. It did take quite a while for it to come out - upwards of maybe 20-30 minutes. But when it finally came out, it was delicious and worth the long wait. People watching at this restaurant is outstanding as well, especially if seated outside. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipBasilW
Miami
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

STRONGLY SUGGEST SAFF AMD SERVERS WEAR MASKS

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DruidHillsGuy
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal. Calamari, Steak Frites, Filter au Poivre all quite good.
The service by Jean Marc was fantastic. Very attentive, swift, and very polite.
About $230.00 including tip and alcohol. I will return for sure.

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vipPgher
Pittsburgh
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Le Zoo many times and always enjoy it. We had the Miami Spice lunch which was a great value. The salmon tartare and the ice cream/gelato were particularly excellent.

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viplisar
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I eat at Le Zoo often & this time it was disappointing. Mussels tasted off. Tuna tartare should have been colder. Truffle pasta was good although the truffle oil was a little overwhelming. Best dish was steak frites. 1 of 4 for $200+ doesn’t cut it. Too many other good options. Try elsewhere.

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PhyllisB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great but more importantly our sever Jonathan was so nice!

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vipFineDiner
West Palm Beach
120 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was staying across the street and went shopping at Bal Harbour shops. After shopping we decided to grab an early dinner. It’s a nice casual place. Very limited menu. Nothing special or unique. Would not make a special trip to go there, but if you are there and just want to grab a bite it is fine.

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vipMatthewS
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing little authentic French cafe in Bal Harbor. The French toast is spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything we had was incredible! Beautiful place and good food!

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vipelimar
Miami
182 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

We have eaten at Le Zoo several times and go there as we can eat outdoors due to the Covid situation. The food is well prepared, the choices on the menu are limited and in some instances measured. When I ordered coffee, it was not presented with cream. I had to ask for that and waited while my coffee cooled. We ordered croissants and they were not presented with butter. Finally, we asked for jam and there was a one-dollar surcharge.
This is not the norm and both myself and my dining companion felt it was petty considering the price of the entrees.

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DanielP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente atención y servicio

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vipAmeliaM
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great. I didn’t get our waiters name but he was wonderful. The food was very good

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marii
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing lunch.
Service and taste are so wonderful!!
I defnitely come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went to Le

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JerryC
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent 👌

Five ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Very good
Would definitely be back

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ChristianC
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Attention good service and customer serrvice

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vipJudypituty
Fort Lauderdale
47 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Had the mussels, they were chewy. Also had the west coast oysters, they were just ok. We’ve had better elsewhere. Tagliatelle was overcooked but the truffle flavor was excellent ! Noisy sitting outside near valet with loud cars!

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ValoriS
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sit inside or mall side. The front is hot and noisy but you can see fancy cars get valet parked

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vipPeggyS
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Ambiance was nice but the portable fans were extremely loud and made it almost impossible to talk over.

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vipYByb
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to this restaurant a few times a month. It's always Great food and service.

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ThierryW
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant and a true reminder of a real Paris Bistro. The food and service are impeccable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Bad, waited 35 minutes for a bottle of water, my entree was well done instead of medium rare.
I do know the problems in the hospitality industry. I don’t think that the server was overwhelmed.
I always have a great time here, but today was not one of those days.

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vipPenny
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love, Le Zoo!

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience4

It was ok. Drinks weren’t good. The food wasn’t worth the price. In my opinion, this restaurant wasn’t worth the hour drive.

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vipmanicgypsy
New Orleans
39 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Luiz is the number one waiter...we love him, the food, the drink and the atmosphere at this wonderful joint. Plus, the greeters/hostesses always know our favorite table...super! My wife and I look forward to lunching with you all again and again. Thank you!

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AnaP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambience, prompt and friendly service

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vipMIMI
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

They made some changes and not for the best. They used to have the best French fries; thin and crispy. Now they are bigger and not crispy. The bread that is usually delicious was stale. The cucumber soup was so salty. Took forever to get someone to bring over the bill.

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vipHappygirl
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Normally it’s a great place to dine - we had bread delivered to the table - it was stale - we asked for a replacement- brought 3 slices of bread - we eat a lot of bread - when asked why so little bread the server said 3 people 3 slices
It’s bread - the pasta was ok but smaller serving than in the past - the Niçoise salad was fine -
The hostess stand is scratched and dirty on the side - needs to be cleaned

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vipRoxaneC
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent love the food, ambience and our waiter was delightful!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El lugar adentro me encanto , y la comida riquísima , una experiencia que volveré a repetir 👌.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We went for the Miami Spice menu and the pate, ratatouille, and creme brûlée were amazing!!! And the portions were filling. Our waiter provided average service and was not attentive.

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vipJscarbtm
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday brunch is a revered time for my wife and I and we appreciate having great food and some champagne. Le Zoo never lets us down. Luis, our server the past couple times, is fabulous and attentive. I love that you can get a proper French omelet and some great selections of champagnes as well. This time we also got the caviar which I love and my wife now does 😀 thank you to the whole team there for always delivering a fabulous meal.

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TomS
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch interview - quiet corner table, server attentive but not pushy. Food was delicious and a great price.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exelente lugar,muy buena atencion y muy rica la comida ,con una elegante carta de vinos

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was quick and super polite. Very attentive and the food was delicious!

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JussiD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went during Miami Spice, and left a very satisfied customer. Their 3 course meal was fantastic, and the drinks were top shelf. I highly recommend checking out this place, it won't disappoint.

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EkaterinaK
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always! We celebrate all occasions here and there is no better spot!

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vipwineguy
Miami
314 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outstanding... so authentic and enjoyable. trout is tops and the wine list is excellent. we have been there several times. going back

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vipVote2win
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best kept secret for us locals and Bal Harbour visitors. With their revised menu over this past year, the focus is still French, but offers more meat and seafood without rich sauces. If you love oysters… go! Great selection and very fresh. Escargot is delicious. Carpaccio fabulous! And another shhhhhh secret… they serve brunch on weekends. Menu is to die for! Best eggs Benedict ever! And perhaps most importantly is the service and amazing staff. Katherine is simply, the best! She Is delightful, knows drinks and food recommendations as if she owned the place for years. All staff take great pride in their professionalism, kindness, quality and originality of food and drink… a place I will always come back to.

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Le Zoo is rated 4.7 stars by 1185 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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