Le Zoo

4.7
1020 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 1020 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPerk
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a casual setting and a no-fuss menu, Le Zoo hits the spot. And you can’t beat the people watching.

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vipStanleyP
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were given a well separated table in the center of the retail stores. The service and the food were outstanding. The staff and the management were very attentive and were very personable. The restaurant makes a wonderful trout almandine which we always order. We were very pleased. The Bal Harbour Shops are one of our favorite destination places in South Florida. We will of course, return.

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vipFrankK
Orlando
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyable spot for good food at the Bal Harbor Shops!

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MiamiBourne
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. We ate there for brunch and enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The meal is on the salty side. We do love the truffle pasta.

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vipJCSI
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Not very good service

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heleneats
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious salad with shrimp and warm dressing. went well with the chardonnay.

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vipStacyS
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, as always! Service was great too. We had a great time and would definitely come back soon. The tuna tartare is excellent as well as the pasta and scallops!

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vipMarkS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Wonderful service... pleasant setting... average food....convenient to premium shopping

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vipJackB
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service with a menu that suits all tastes””””

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Excellent Excellent

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vipAlbertG
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant setting is beautiful and the food very good and different. Prices are reasonable, my wife and I had teas, salad, appetizer one main course and expresso and wonderful dessert for about one hundred dollars. We had leftovers.

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vipRoxaneC
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and atmosphere

Reception amazing and efficient

Parking is a killer

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent.

Best Profiteroles.

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vipExcelente
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida y servio, muy recomendable

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Maraki
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

As always food was very good. Unfortunately service was not. We had to ask for cheese and fork multiple times. The staff was very pleasant. They weren’t very busy.

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KatherynN
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such wonderful food. Our waitress was phenomenal, the chocolate croissant was flaky and light, Norwegian eggs Benedict were delicious. My daughter had French toast and it was so good. We also had escargot and it was the best I've had.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have had a good experience with the food the service and the ambiance. We have been to Le Zoo so many times already and we love this restaurant very much for any occasion.

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joelF
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, excellent!

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vipLauraU
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Truffle pizza and the avocado crab salad are consistently perfect!

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PaolaA
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredibly delicious. The atmosphere was gorgeous and very welcoming. I loved everything about Le Zoo, I HIGHLY recommend this place

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vipamdealba
Miami
69 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Le Zoo is consistently good. This is what we call "a neighborhood gem" - the menu is not very extensive, but all items are excellent, form starters to sandwiches to salads to main courses all are great. I visit this restaurant at least once every two weeks and have never been disappointed. Today we had a bit of a problem with our service, but the kitchen and our server more than made up for it.

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RobertH
London
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I live in Bal Harbour and regularly go there....its one of my fav...

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RobertB
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great muscles and french fries and calamari. The cucumber soup was also terrific.

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vipYvonneL
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best lunch! Loved the crab and avocado salad

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Yumyum
Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was very crowded but our waiter Luis made sure we were well taken care of!!!

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JeffL1
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LeZoo is always great!

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vipKayP
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic French Cafe right infront of the Bal Harbour Shops valet station! The people and car watching is second to none in SoFLo! The food is Oh So Fabulously FRENCH! The escargot were tender and the garlic parsley sauce was delicious! The Tartare was divine and the Salad Nicoise was the best I have ever had outside of the Cote D'Azur! The free fashion show with the models strutting their stuff from various stores is something I could watch all day long BUT it is the coming and goings of the mall guest through the valet that is the prime entertainment of the day! EVERY gorgeous car that you could ever imagine passes right past your table... this is a place that I might even share with my Husband ;-)

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vipCALM
Miami
150 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Birthday lunch. Great atmosphere, attentive service. Orders a little slow coming from the kitchen, but all dishes delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience at Le Zoo
The food is delicious and the staff are delightful
One of our favorite spots!

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Brigarcii1
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely evening. Live music in the background accompanied us during our delicious dinner. Love le zoo! Classic and delicious. Always looking forward to their tagliolini pasta and crab salad. Cheers to our next visit🥂.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usually great food, very professional service.

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vipWalterB
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Have not been back since the pandemic, almost a year. Staff was very friendly, but the sequence of service was totally off.

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Askmeanything
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service!

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RuthM
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always. Seated in atrium which was perfect. Service ok

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy dining at LeZoo & do so a few times a week while in town. The food is always consistent & we love the outdoor veranda for dining. The service is always top notch & so is the food.

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vipBBerm
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely dependable, consistent and always authentic. Although we live at the other end of the County, in the Pinecrest area of South Miami-Dade, Bal Harbour has always been a favorite destination, and Le Zoo is our favorite restaurant. My wife adores the Steak Frites, which is always cooked to perfection, seared on the outside and red inside -- something the pretentious steak franchises seem never to manage (and she loves the fries). I'm a fan of the cold cucumber soup and grilled fish sandwich, but we've tasted many of the other offerings and like so many. The wines by the glass are also excellent, and not always easy to find French Bordeaux and Burgundies by the glass. This time we treated ourselves to the profiteroles, too, which were simply perfect. All this and dog friendly too, with a warm, friendly and attentive staff. Just great all around.

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vipPEA913
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an outside table in the beautiful open air mall. Flower displays were being set up around us which were beautiful and fun to watch. Our waiter was very attentive. We started by ordering drinks and a white truffle pizza while we perused the menu. I ordered grilled chicken paillard which was a very good size and one of the best I ever had. We also ordered salmon which was cooked perfectly to our desired doneness and good not great.

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Bubbles
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful staff
Perfect food

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MorrisM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve dine here often. Great food and excellent service. Prices ok given location. The people and cars make for a great show. The French Onion soup is amazing. Chicken Piallard, streak frites, and the burger are also great. Well worth a visit, but make a reservation.

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Le Zoo is rated 4.7 stars by 1020 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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