Le Zoo

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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
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Deben mejorar la calidad del pan.
Mucho frio adentro.

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AS
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places. I absolutely love it! The food and atmosphere is magnificent! Definitely coming back!

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CM
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best go to Brasserie in SFlorida

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M
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Zoo is a lovely, comfortable pretty restaurant with very good food, service and ambiance.
They make every attempt to please and they succeed.
when they first opened, they had a wonderful roast chicken on the menu, as do most French restaurants.
They have dropped it from the menu to my great disappointment.
Also, the bread, which was formerly great, was just okay.
Still a winner.

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Houston
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Drinks are VERY expensive.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dining experience.

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New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

terrific
everything was amazing
my favorite restaurant in north miami

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PB
Miami
76 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice for outdoor dining and people watching. Traditional French fare.

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Miami
9 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

El pan que sirven es viejo, frio, blando y gomoso . Deberían servir un pan freso y caliente . El mesero nuevamente cobro mal agregando artículos en la cuenta

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AF
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still as good as the last time. I recommend the moules frites or the steak frites with a crème brûlée for the dessert.

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RB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yet again a terrific dinner! Le Zoo is super reliably excellent. It is a bistro sui-generis. Food, service and ambiance are just as they should be.

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s
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The indoor seating is limited, even though we had a reservation, only outside tables were available to us. The food is decent, the french fries are excellent.

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B
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Outstanding cheeseburger and fries; and they also have very nice Bordeaux blends by the glass or carafe. We chose to sit inside because it was warm the afternoon we visited. We were very disappointed that the restaurant allowed a couple to bring their dog inside; it was not a service animal, it was just a very undisciplined dog craving attention and getting it from the servers who stopped to pet it.

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Horrible service

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L
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always a good meal. The warm shrimp salad is delicious!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, atmosphere and service. Everything was good

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LF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at The Zoo.

The food was delicious. We loved the Pappardelle Bolognese and the Filet Mignon Au Poivre. For dessert we shared the profiteroles: they were scrumptious!

Service was excellent. David was nice and helpful.

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GS
Miami
71 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Restaurant has revised it’s menu. It is now well laid out. The food is excellent for a bistro.

Enjoy.

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EP
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this place but a little disappointed recently on ordering two Fillet Mignon steaks - both very overdone. Was offered free desert which was very nice. My fault for eating what I thought was the medium well steak only to find it was the medium rare! Im sure if we had spoken up sooner they would have redone the plates as the service here always excellent. I am pretty regular here and will be returning!

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JD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent meal. Chef Julian's pasta, pizza and spring items are perfectly executed. So glad to see him happy and cooking from the heart. Cheers Chef !

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IW
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Food wasn’t seasoned well
Or grilled enough.
Vegetables were precooked and very greasy.
Crab salad loaded w Mayo.
Think the have a new chef.

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Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favourite of mine. Always good pleasant staff very accommodating

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CG
Montreal
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best chicken paillard! Oysters delicious! Service was friendly and attentive. (Both server and hostess)

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MB
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful day with friends. Great food, wine and service

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V
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good ambiance and food. I strongly recommend the moule frite

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m
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant, with the best Filet Mignon Au Poivre in Miami (I should I know, I cook a fantastic one as well) as well as an excellent truffle pasta (can't recall the name).

The place is lovely, the staff (in particular the manager/host - Kristina) is very attentive and professional (in Miami? really? yes). Plus, the restaurant is a lovely place to simply lounge in, specially outside, as it is not too loud; you are able to carry a conversation, imagine that concept!

A wonderful place.
Michel

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DB
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Le Zoo honors the best traditions of French and Mediterranean bistro cuisine. Seafood is fresh and not over cooked while steak and duck meet expectations. Frites not greasy but crisp. Ambiance is chic casual. Prices are what you would expect for this area but not preventative for those with more modest budgets. Sides good options and made with care as are desserts. Service is attentive and timely but lacks personality. Great place for a casual or special night out.

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L
New York Area
286 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Now I know why everyone eats at Carpaccio. Food is mediocre. Bread for starters right away was disappointing; the baguette was ok but the sourdough so so.
I kept thinking about the bread at Carpaccio.
We ordered oysters and had to return a whole tray. They smelled so bad we had to put them on a different table so that we wouldn’t smell them until the waiter got to us. Should ve left at that point. The fish dishes and steak were good. But the oysters really spoiled the whole experience.

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HD
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food, service and ambiance. Highly recommended.

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ZP
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We had a late dinner. Our server was very efficient and quite French, and our food came out quickly (which was a huge plus given how crowded they were - it was like a zoo (pun intended)!

The escargots were perfectly cooked, garlicky and buttery. However, the three bread slices were quite hard. We requested more baguette bread which were less hard, and which was nicely served by our server’s assistant.

My trout almondine (huge portion) was fine - I would have enjoyed it more if the trout skin were crispier (as well as the abundant almonds were crispier too). My nephew’s duck confit was huge (actually a great value) and the bokchoy was so tender and sweet! My sister’s tortellini was al dente, just as she prefers.

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a
Miami
61 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best choice at Bal Harbour shops. Great food, great service, beautiful setting, all around good. Always my first choice when visiting BAL Harbour Shops.

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VZ
Miami
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

No one paid attention to my request

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NY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. Looking forward to our next visit.

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D
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new go to restaurant for birthdays. French , raw bar, inside and outside seating. Friendly helpful staff, food is delicious and the presentations beautiful . Sunday brunch is nice and the noise level outside is low enough for talking.
Being a hot day we had the cold cucumber soup which was excellent. The crab salad on avocado meal was very tasty and the grilled shrimp with avocado was liked by those who ate it.
We were there for Sunday Brunch and did not drink any alcohol but the wine list was interesting.
It s definitely worth the 45 minute drive to get there even in the crazy Miami traffic.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The salad nicoise had caned tuna. The menu stated that it has confit tuna. If confit means caned, then it was disappointing nonetheless

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious at Le Zoo

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ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous food atmosphere, service! Can not go wrong with this wonderful French bistro restaurant!

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Miami
11 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

El servicio deficiente, la calidad de la comida tan buena como siempre.

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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Good French food. They did not seat us until the whole party arrived though the table stood ready and empty. Not a nice policy. Other than that it is a good place to go eat well

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AC
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice and attentive waiter.

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