Le Zoo

4.4
517 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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MR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Awful experience over all. The food was terrible and the service even worse.

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Miami
44 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was good, food was plentiful and delicious. We will definitely return soon!

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Miami
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent as always.

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AP
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Despite good and attentive service, food was mixed bag, ranging from a very good branzino to a very mediocre and tasteless salmon. Server was very accommodating and immediately offered to replace the salmon with another dish. So, overall, great service, good people watching, but maybe go for drinks and then head to Hillstone or Capriccio for dinner.

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MM
Montreal
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy dining outdoors at Le Zoo. Love their mussels, fries and salmon tartare. Wines by the glass and carafe are expensive which is my only complaint.

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DB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun, casual chic bistro with a great ambiance! Add in a little shopping before or after at the Bal harbor shops. Also great for lunch.

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W
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

almost as good as Parc, its sister restaurant in Philadelphia with similar menu, and Parc is awesome.

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WS
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Clueless waitress and mediocre food very disappointed all the way around.

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K
Miami
61 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best calamari in a long time....and the steak and frittes were very good...also le canard a l"orange

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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Zoo is our favorite place to dine in Miami. Great food, ambiance and our server was the consummate professional and whose personality was wonderful. We love Le Zoo!

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Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was very good. Place was very busy and a little chaotic when checking in. Overall service was good and food was delicious. Would go back again

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F
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Pretentious with no follow through. Flat iron steak so tough not edible

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l
Miami
565 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love the atmosphere , always great food, and seems to be a big party outside! LOL

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The food was just ok.

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SG
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

I've visited Le Zoo quite a few times. Last Saturday night was a horrible experience .The service
was awful , the oysters were warm and shucked with shells left in them . Plus one belon oyster
was bad. The hamachi crudo was served warm and under seasoned. The sea bream was served cold
with non existing vegetables. Unfortunately I don't have a nice thing to say about this Stephan Starr
location this visit....

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 2ambience 3

Great food.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They called me to confirm the reservation. What’s the point of doing it on the app then. The rest perfect. Excelente.

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MI
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service not as good as usual

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J
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was really really good; out waiter was way below par. He didn't seem to understand anything we said (we are English) even though he repeated everything three or four times. We ordered the Moules Frittes without the fries ... he repeated it three times and then came back and said "no fries" but it was served with fries! Service was very slow; we had the salmon which was good but very dry, and ordered carrots as a side but they arrived when we had almost finished our meal, despite asking for them three times. Will we go back ... not sure.

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L
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food at Le Zoo is excellent, very well executed. Great setting and would definitely recommend the bouillabaisse. The service however needs work. Staff are busy and always seem to be running from table to table. No time to focus on the needs of customers. We had a small table for two of us and the plating was quite large. Several staff dropped plates to the table and then also gave an extra plate for shells and another with a sauce. I was left holding two of them and it was up to us to figure out how to make it all fit on the table. Quite silly actually; especially for a total bill of over $200. Still the food and ambience was good so would go back for that.

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B
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Muy mala la atención

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I
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite!

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MG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Mediocre food

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New Mexico
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

crabmeat w avocado & almond trout & the service were excellent- as always
fun & romantic place to eat

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LS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone in our party agreed - LeZoo was wonderful. Great atmosphere and excellent service. Delicious French onion soup - best I’ve had since Paris. Wonderful cool cucumber soup. Also loved the fried calamari. The juicy hamburgers and French fries were prepared to perfection. Highly recommend the Branzino. Will definitely return soon to try more dishes.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant is nice and cozy and the food is quite good. My friend and I ordered drinks based on gin and both of us felt poisoned the next day. I suppose that something was wrong with the gin they were using for cocktails. For the restaurant with average bill $100 per person this was disappointing.

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S
New York Area
96 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I was about to give 5 stars but a big minus made me take one star off
I usually order the cocktail Basilic and comes watered down I requested to have the cocktail made it right and he said will give you xtra shot The vodka kettle one is not the best nor expensive I ended up paying $ 31 for my cocktail correctly crafted since they charged me $ 17 which is the price of the watery cocktail and $ 14 for x xtra shot of kettle one They charge you almost double in order to have this cocktail correctly done
I’m sure that that I will never order cocktails here again Too lame

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Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely outdoor seating. Good food.

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SD
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

It was very busy and our server was very overwhelmed. It took 20 minutes to take our order. The food was ok but 3x’s until we got some salt. And she was totally baffled by the payment of the check being 2cards and cash.
I think she must have been new but this is not the kind of nite you want an inexperienced server.

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente restaurant Francés

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l
Miami
565 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great selection in food always a pleasure to be there

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Every things was Good

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s
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
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 on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best pate ever!

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1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
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 on February 14, 2019
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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 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 9, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Terrible service
Too noisy
Messed up all the orders

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