Le Zoo

4.6
1091 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 1091 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went to Le Zoo to enjoy the French traditional flavors and that’s what we had. The Onion Soup and the escargot superb, The steak and frites at the perfect temperature, and the Profiteroles out of this world.
Table of 7 and we had great service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Le Zoo is a unique dinning experience appropriate for all. This little treasure is a must when visiting Miami. A fantastic chance to indulge in French cuisine amidst a most delightful ambiance.

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oviedofoodie
Tampa
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. We felt like we were in a Paris bistro. The trout almandine was perfectly prepared- moist fish with a buttery almond sauce over crisp tender green beans. My partner had steak frites - steak cooked to exact specs with a nice portion of crispy fries. Nice French wine and profiteroles for dessert. Tables spaced apart nicely. All staff wore masks. People watching in Bal Harbour is always a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicioso , buen ambiente , fresco en la terraza .

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vipMark
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was okay. Service was horrible. Felt like we were being rushed the entire meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good dinner, relaxed pace and good service. Sat outside which wasn't bad but very busy and noisy due to the shopping center's valet parking.

The fried calamari appetizer was hot and crispy with hot pepper slivers and the hanger steak was perfectly rare. Excellent french fries too! Recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
206 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Zoo has a new chef and the food is spectacular!! We have been going for years and it has always been good, but now it is absolutely great. Bravo to the whole team. We also love the new menu items (please keep the lobster!). Javiar has been our waiter the last two times and we can't say enough good things about him. Just a wonderful place to eat.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Hamachi crudo (Italian sushi) and maybe the best French Fries I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great! The pizza was amazing. Service, great food, can't go wrong.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great service!

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AlejandroG
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Exellent relatino quality and price. Is very recomendable

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CarolinaM
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

This bistro is beautifully decorated and reminds the classic "cafés" from Paris.
We ordered the Foie Gras Parfait, West Coast Oysters, Branzino, and Steak Frites. Everything was good except for the foie gras. The jelly was so sweet you could barely taste the foie.
The service could improve, they were kind, but we had to ask for our beverages two times, and the food arrived before.

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Brian
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The truffle pizza was amazing. Prices are reflective of being in the Bal Harbor Mall. Great Staff.

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vipMarieG
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Poor service is a turnoff when you're spending a decent amount of money on cocktails and a nice lunch. Waiter never brought napkins and flatware. Had to get up to find him and ask. Then only handed me 2 for a 3 person table. He forgot to put in my salad order, so the other two were served their soup and salad (one person had the same salad) and I had to sit there and wait. I finally went to ask and he just looked at me. Our cocktails took over 20 minutes to arrive. When they were all empty, he came back and asked one person if they wanted another, but as my friend and I tried to add on for ourselves, he had already run off; 15 minutes later, when we were done our second course, he came back and said "another cocktail". We both said no, but wanted to say "we would have 20 minutes ago when we were still eating". Overall, the food was great and the ambiance was nice sitting out front. But if you bill yourself as an upscale restaurant, the staff should fit that description. Lackluster, at best. Would go back and hope for better service.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo excelente!

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vipmanicgypsy
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite lunch spot...thank you all for being great--especially Louis and Eric. We look forward to lunching with you again and again.

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vipamdealba
Miami
73 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best place in Bal Harbour shops for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

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vipprincetongirl
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Zoo is better than ever this season. We have been coming for years but this year is the best. Don't miss the escargot, crab and avocado salad, scallops, trout almondine. Mussels are plump and delicious. It is a large menu for a French Bistro and offers a great number of delicious offerings. We can keep going there without tiring of the options.

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HawaiianBride
New England
19 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, and beautifully decorated place. Profiterole is almost my favorite.

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vipRoxaneC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

excellent food. Service was not the same as the usual excellent service we are use to receiving. Reception and ambience perfect

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Cristina
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best pasta I’ve ever ate! I had the I e with truffle! It was really amazing

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vipcheriej
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mommy and daughter date.

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vipLokoFood
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the steak tartare and the sole meunière, they were fabulous. Excellent service too, our waitress was very kind and attentive. This restaurant is top notch, we can tell it’s ran by professionals.

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JoannaB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We changed our seating reservation from outdoor to indoors. And it was wonderful that we did that because the noise level outdoors was auite loud. Where as the noise level indoors was fine. The service indoors was absolutely fantastic. The food amazing —we loved every morsel. And it was a very pleasant change from Aventura restaurants. We highly recommend!!

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viptonyt
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great services. Will come back again...

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joelF
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always!

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vipmanicgypsy
New Orleans
34 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I love this joint...we look forward to lunching here again and again. Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience. Delish food and lovely server.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Birthday dinner. Service not as stellar as usual but still good. Food delicious as always.

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vipBrianR
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Was served dirty plates upon arrival. My old fashioned was in a glass with a huge ice cube, so much so that the drink was unable to be mixed; a shot of bourbon and sugar water. Found a hair on the pickles that were on my plate, if it wasn’t bad already. Chefs and bartenders wearing chinstrap masks. What a horrible dining experience. Do yourself a favor and hit the place across the way. 10x more populated, and every table looked pleased.

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vipDelish
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time dining at Le Zoo. We arrived for lunch when the opened, so it was fairly quiet. The service and food were outstanding. Prices congruent with local of restaurant and quality of food. Must have the Moules Frites and beef carpaccio!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The scallops were great, the foie gras was fresh, but entirely too sweet. The chocolate mousse was pleasant. The escargot were… gross, rubbery and tasteless, and for some reason taken out of their shells? The tuna tartar was sour… very sour… the drinks had no alcohol in them but were tasty. Beef tartar was not seasoned at all. The staff was courteous and very good looking. Cute place overall though!

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PatriciaG
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, fresh oysters, mussels ant the branzino superlative
Our waitress was Alexandra, she was so kind, educated, she treated us very very well
She recommended us a great white wine also
We ask to be seated outside, and the whole enviromemnt was so pleasurable
Patricia

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DIMITRI
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I used to go there often and food and service were great, now poor service and food nothing special. Looks now like a restaurant for tourism, not for regulars who want to have a nice and special meal. Needs to improve a lot to be the good restaurant it used to be.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

No me gustó

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vipJohn
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Zoo has been a favorite for over 15 years. We have never had disappointing food or a bad meal. We also went last Sunday but construction at Bal Harbour Shops led to a parking shortage and we cruised around 40 minutes before we found a spot. We went back on Saturday and there was no problem. We will avoid Sundays.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service

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vipJessicaE
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Poor service. No one came over for 15 minutes, bad table, food was fine.

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vipRoxaneC
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When you look at the menu it is hard to choose what you are going to eat because everything is so good!

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DebbyS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and presentation are exquisite. Try the cucumber soup for a treat

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Le Zoo is rated 4.6 stars by 1091 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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