Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Le Zoo

9700 Collins Ave., Ste. 135 (97th St.) Send to Phone
Stephen Starr's French brasserie at Bal Harbour Shops.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Features

* Click here for rating key

Le Zoo Restaurant Review

: French brasserie Le Zoo is from restaurant magnate Stephen Starr, the man behind South Florida outposts Makoto, Continental and Steak 954. Nestled less than 100 feet away from Makoto at the ritzy Bal Harbour Shops, this venture is an ode to Paris' sidewalk cafés. Patrons can dine on the lush palm patio or in the salon where they can watch the creation of towers of fruits de mer or be whisked away to old Paris via intricate detailing (ceiling tiles fashioned from cork, an old train station clock and vintage lighting). Classic French fare includes pungent onion soup gratinée, earthy mushroom tart with truffled pecorino, foie gras terrine with kumquat confit and brioche, escargots whirling in hazelnut butter, and traditional frogs’ legs. Choose from salads, a few pasta dishes (king crab angel hair with crème fraîche and Fresno chili), and typical French mains, from steak frites to steak au poivre, and grilled loup de mer to moules frites and an impeccably cooked trout amandine with toasted almonds, haricots verts and beurre noisette. Do as they do in France and go with fromage before dessert (Le Zoo offers a selection of regional French cheeses), and then order profiteroles.

User Ratings & Reviews for Le Zoo
 



AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.