Le Zoo

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487 reviews
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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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Miami
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente restaurant Francés

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Every things was Good

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s
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved being there with friends vacationing in Bar Harbor.

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K
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best pate ever!

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

The service took a long time to get around to us and they sat us in a small table next to some type of wall box where they clearly shouldn’t have had a table. The man next to us complained to the manager that everyone who arrived after him had already received their food yet he had not. I had the mixed greens salad and it did not taste good at all.

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CF
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good food
Great wine selection
We’ll be back

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BB
London
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The food could be better. Not much taste. Pastas were soggy, not much taste. The aioli really needs improvement: warm vegetables, warm egg and warm shrimps is how it should be served, NOT cold!!!!! We come from Provence, so we know!!!!! The service was good and the new manager very attentive. Hope to see you next year. B

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D
Miami
75 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It is a pleasure having a French bistro serving delicious fare like French Onion Soup, Confit de Canard, Crème Brûlée and combos of shellfish towers. I feel like I’m in France.

Sitting outside under the canopy is delightful. The interior is well done in classic Brasserie style, also an option.

Service could be better more having to do with bus service. Water glasses were difficult to get refilled, as is bread and butter. More time seems to be paid removing dishes from in front of you as soon as you’ve taken your last bite and haven’t yet swallowed.

Other staff, reception, wait staff and manager all seem to be working diligent to make sure it’s a pleasant experience.

We enjoy it, and will continue to go hoping service improves.

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Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Decent food, however with the steep price, one would expect better. The service left much to be desired *cough bread guy cough*. Ambiance is pretty cool though.

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JM
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Terrible service
Too noisy
Messed up all the orders

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c
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious. The service could have been better.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Nice place. Sat outside, which was very nice, and service was good, but food was uninspired and commercial.

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Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

First of all let me say it is hard to get all the food out at the same time for 10 people. However, the last two plates took longer than normal and we all had hot entrees and it was not good. Some of the food was too salty and the omelets had no sign of cheese in them. We frequent the restaurant and find lately that it is very inconsistent,sometimes presentation is good, sometimes too salty......

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e
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Disappointing

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MO
New York Area
346 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Escargot was too rich. Cast iron pots were great. Calamari was rubbery. Sauce for calamari was dreadful. Wine is grossly overpriced. French Onion Soup is good, The bread is good. But you have to beg to get any. Le Zoo is not as good as it was in the past.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The Food take too long to arrive. The waitress got confused with the orders.

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Miami
24 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

HORRIBLE service in all senses of the word. I was seated inside and the waiter never came to my table. I had to wave about 5 times for someone to attend my table. I placed the order with an appetizer and entree. The entree arrived and the appetizer never came. The table next to mine (since the seating's are very close to each other) also ordered appetizer that did not arrive. I complained several times and nothing. I had to wave again for water, and again for desert, and again for the check. Zero and Zero in service. I complained with the manager, which seems that he did not care .... looks like this restaurant is bound for failure. It only has people because of the rebound from Carpaccio that is always full. So if dont want to wait for a table the obvious choice is across from Carpaccio. BAD and BAD choice. DO NOT GO THERE!!

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LC
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy it here!

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o
Tampa
16 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and terrific service. Feels like a Paris bistro.

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o
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The smbuence food and setvice is great! I live it!

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SN
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

The place was a somewhat noise and the attendants did note gave us their best.

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DP
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and topped only by the friendly service! Great cocktails and superb wine list! We dined on the patio and it was a great experience!

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N
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We were very upset with burned pizza that we returned twice !!!! Its my favorite plate and this time was very unpleasant experience ! Well they offered free little tiny desert that it was really not that much for three people! As a frequent customer I was expected a better treat for my guests! At least a manager came with apology! I guess in a French place its good enough!;(

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K
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good food and atmosphere. I’ll surely return but there was nothing that made it a “must have” kind of place.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We have been waiting for 40 min for our starters. After all the manager mumbled something just I,m sorry and that’s was all he done.
Onion soup was with lot of bread on the top, not so tasty.
As a result we refused from our salads and went to continue dinner at a nearby restaurant Carpacco, where we were served perfectly and fast.
But our mood was rather spoiled by such unprofessional approach.

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F
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Just fair
No reason to return

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KJ
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service.
Ambiance feels like you’re in Paris!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was cold. Food was awful tasting - steak tasted like liver. The fish had no flavor and the vegetables with the fish were flavorless and oily.
The waiter was fine and accommodating. They brought us a new dish (hamburger) and it was better. The lives were expensive and the drinks super expensive. He value was not there.

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We wait 1 hour until they bring us the food. We’ve ordered just cold dishes ( salads , shrimp cocktail ) I think it was the waitress fault. Because all the other tables at the restaurant were eating.

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SR
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Our Server seemed in another world. Had to ask for our cocktails two snd three times, she never checked on our entrees. Had to ask for manager.

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Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

Have been here before and it was excellent, but this time my steak was overdone, and our dessert took so long (waited over 20 minutes), that we had to cancel it.

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DG
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We eat at Le Zoo at least once a week. The service is wonderful. Ask for Rosanna, she is a gem and always remembers what we like and how we like it. We never feel rushed even at the busiest times of the year. Unfortunately the tables are not the most comfortable and a little too small. If you are more than 5 or six people you have to sit at a long narrow table. A round table that comfortably sits six or eight would be a plus since there are so many large parties typically dining at the Bal Harbour Shops eateries. They also have small round tables for two that barely hold the food and drinks. Square tables, Mr. Starr would be nice which can easily be pushed together for a table of four and holds far more dishes!
Over all, the food is wonderful. Thankfully we are not thrilled with the bread. It is a little too hard and not worth the calories. The warm shrimp salad is sublime, although I noticed in the past few months the shrimp has gotten a little smaller, it is always perfectly cooked and the green salad that is served with it is delicious. Le Zoo revamped it’s menu about a year and a half ago. A few dishes we really miss are the old tuna carpaccio, the half chicken au jus, the mushroom tart, which was simply amazing as well as the almond pesto tomato and mozzarella salad and the daily special dishes which were served every week. Try the trout, smothered in delicious toasted almonds served over string beans. I had a veal chop special last night that was as tender and perfectly cooked as could be. The profiteroles are fantastic but not traditional, a must have dessert. Love the Crepe Suzette, but would love a soufflé for dessert.

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p
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great environment, good wait staff. Worth going to this restaurant

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well ,
Excellent everything
Especially deserts
Vanilla ice cream inside merengue with truffle sauce
I only have 1 word. Spectacular

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 1

Invited my friends out for a dinner Holiday! The service was awful and they ran out of a wine we wanted to select from the wine menu. The food was expensive compared to the quality of food served.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently delicious & excellent food.

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j
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Crowded but prompt to reservations. Great higher end clientele good for people watching and authentic French food.

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P
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Tío Noisy and the Food was not as good as usual.
No details and taste forgotten.
Must work on busiest day quality

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DG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, good service, prices are very reasonable.
I highly recommend Le Zoo.

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CA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was good but they were very busy and the service wasn't great.

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