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The 5 best French restaurants in Miami

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1 – BOUCHON DU GROVE

The name comes directly from the designation of the local restaurants in the Southern area of France around Lyon. A new proof if necessary that the food is as tasty as simple in this place of Coconut Grove open since 1998.

+++ Homemade Duck Leg Confit – Chicken Fricassee – Vanilla Creme Brulee

Website: http://lebouchondugrove.com/

Address: 3430 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

Phone:(305) 448-6060

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-3PM, 6-10.45PM Friday 9AM-3PM, 6-11.45PM Saturday 8.30AM-3PM, 6-11.45PM Sunday 8.30AM-3PM, 6-10.45PM

 

2 – OTENTIC

In this charming Art Deco location worthy of the 1930’s, the food is served with fresh product every day. Very authentic and it’s good in SoBe!

+++ Fresh Mussels (with White Wine and Cream) – Gratin Dauphinois

Website: http://www.otenticrestaurant.com/index.php?_url=

Address: 538 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone:(305) 531-1464

Hours: Monday-Friday 11AM-11PM Saturday-Sunday 10AM-11PM

 

3 – CAFÉ DES ARTS

After more than 1 year of business, Café des Arts is becoming a hot spot for local people with its French Mediterranean gastronomy. The best proof to judge it: the growing number of French people coming every week. Across Joe’s Stone Crab, the restaurant has a great terrace, some delicious meals especially using truffle, and a wonderful service. Monday is usually packed with the weekly crazy night organized.

+++ Truffle Risotto – Salmon Lasagna

Website: http://cafedesartsmiami.com/

Address: 22 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone:(305) 534-2555

Hours: Monday-Saturday 12PM-1AM Sunday 12PM-2AM

 

4 – GEORGE’S IN THE GROVE

The analysis is final in this young place: you have to count on this restaurant of Coconut Grove. With brunch on the menu every day as well, you will get a sophisticated food with a large choice of wines.

+++ Homemade Quiche Lorraine – Filet Mignon

Website: http://georgesinthegrove.com/index.php

Address: 3145 Commodore Plaza, Miami, FL 33133

Phone:(305) 444-7878

Hours: Monday Closed Tuesday-Sunday 12-11PM

 

5 – A LA FOLIE CAFÉ

This restaurant, located in the back of Espanola Way, is a very good surprise, especially if you want to taste delicious crepes in a quiet atmosphere. Salty or Sweet, make your choice but you may take the two at the end given the quality and the savors of the place.

+++ Ratatouille Crepe – Caraibeenne Crepe

Website: http://alafoliecafe.com/

Address: 516 Española Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone:(305) 538-4484

Hours: Monday-Sunday 9AM-12AM

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SET

5. SET

It could be complicated to compete with the 4 aforementioned nightclubs but this place is doing well, especially on Thursday and Sunday where rivalry is less wild. In this human-sized location, you will appreciate the more intimate style with DJs in the making and some well-chosen shows along the night.

+++ Medium size / No line – Hollywood style from 30 and 40’s

Website: www.setmiami.com

Address: 320 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone: (305) 531-2800

Hours: Monday Closed Tuesday 11PM-5AM Wednesday Closed Thursday-Sunday 11PM-5AM

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LIV

1. LIV

Welcome in the biggest nightclub of Miami! Located within the prestigious Fontainebleau hotel, the music program is often high level because all the best DJs of the world come here very week. Getting in is very select (to pretend being local, make sure to take the right waiting line), the prices are not that cheap but that seems worthwhile for sure! Steve Aoki, Justin Bieber and Thomas Gold are waiting for you in July.

+++ Djs – Special packages before+limo+entrance

Website : www.livnightclub.com

Address: 4441 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Phone: (305) 674-4680

Hours: Monday-Tuesday Closed Wednesday-Sunday 11PM-5AM

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1 – CIBO WINE BAR

1. CIBO WINE BAR

With two addresses, you could choose between a dinner in Coral Gables or in South Beach. Miracle Mile or South Pointe one, the analysis is the same: food is very tasty whatever dishes or wines you pick. In SoBe, you could even enjoy a very modern indoor decor or go to the rooftop to enjoy the sunset!

+++ Risotto – Veal Milanese

Website: http://www.cibowinebar.com/index_cg.html

Address: 200 South Pointe Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone:(305) 987-6060

Hours: Monday-Wednesday 4PM-1AM Thursday-Friday 4PM-2AM Saturday 11AM-2AM Sunday 11AM-1AM

 

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1 – YARDBIRD

1. YARDBIRD

This restaurant, next to Lincoln Road, offers a cozy and charming setting with Southern accents of the US. You will discover sophisticated food with fresh and natural products from surroundings farms.

Don’t leave before trying a Bourbon!

+++ St Louis Style Pork Ribs – Cinnamon Apple Hand Pies

Website: http://runchickenrun.com/

Address: 1600 Lenox Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone: (305) 538-5220

Hours: Monday-Friday 11.30AM-11PM Saturday 9.30AM-12AM Sunday 9.30AM-11PM

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2 – GIOTTO

2. GIOTTO

This address doesn’t look much from outside and nevertheless, it offers one of the best pizzas of Miami! So, it’s not surprising that deliveries never stop all day long. Pick the size and the toppings, and few minutes later, you will taste a delicious baked in a wood-fired oven pizza!

+++ Meat lover – Truffle Marbella

Website: http://www.giottopizza.com/

Address: 959 West Ave #2, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone:(305) 532-1138

Hours: Monday-Sunday 12-11PM

 

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3 – CARA MIA

3. CARA MIA

You need to look attentively for finding this place in this inner yard. The tranquility is appropriate if you want to spend a very privately moment. Seafood and homemade desserts remain a safe bet for a decent price.

+++ Linguine Cartoccio – Pollo Parmigiana

Website: http://www.caramiatrattoriafl.com/

Address: 1040 Alton Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone:(305) 397-8624

Hours: Monday-Thursday 5-11PM Friday-Saturday 5PM-12AM Sunday 5-11PM

 

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4 – CECCONI’S

4. CECCONI’S

In the heart of MidBeach and next to the beach, this restaurant displays savors from Northern Italy with a Venetian influence. Conclusion: the prices take off unsurprisingly. Feel free to digest your lunch after with a pool session at Fontainebleau or Eden Roc Hotel.

+++ Carpaccio with venetian dressing – Oso bucco

Website: http://cecconismiamibeach.com/

Address: 4385 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Phone:(786) 507-7902

Hours: Monday-Thursday 7AM-11PM Friday-Saturday 7AM-12AM Sunday 7AM-11PM

 

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5 – SARDINIA

5. SARDINIA

This Italian restaurant has a very good ranking in Miami. Away from the usual hustle and bustle of SoBe, you will find there a quiet and trendy place with authentic dishes and baked in a wood-fired oven pizzas.

+++ Paella di mare – Scallopine

Website: http://www.sardinia-ristorante.com/

Address: 1801 Purdy Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone:(305) 531-2228

Hours: Monday-Sunday 12PM-12AM

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1 – LE BOUCHON DU GROVE

1. BOUCHON DU GROVE

The name comes directly from the designation of the local restaurants in the Southern area of France around Lyon. A new proof if necessary that the food is as tasty as simple in this place of Coconut Grove open since 1998.

+++ Homemade Duck Leg Confit – Chicken Fricassee – Vanilla Creme Brulee

Website: http://lebouchondugrove.com/

Address: 3430 Main Hwy, Miami, FL 33133

Phone:(305) 448-6060

Hours: Monday-Thursday 9AM-3PM, 6-10.45PM Friday 9AM-3PM, 6-11.45PM Saturday 8.30AM-3PM, 6-11.45PM Sunday 8.30AM-3PM, 6-10.45PM

 

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2 – OTENTIC

2. OTENTIC

In this charming Art Deco location worthy of the 1930’s, the food is served with fresh product every day. Very authentic and it’s good in SoBe!

+++ Fresh Mussels (with White Wine and Cream) – Gratin Dauphinois

Website: http://www.otenticrestaurant.com/index.php?_url=

Address: 538 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone:(305) 531-1464

Hours: Monday-Friday 11AM-11PM Saturday-Sunday 10AM-11PM

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3 – COLETTE

3. COLETTE

After 2 years of business, Colette is becoming famous in South Beach, and not only in the French community. At the end of the West side of Lincoln Road, you will find there a quiet location with a French bistro food. In this cozy ambiance with reduced price, the Parisian chic won’t have any more secrets for you!

+++ Snails – Cajun Chicken

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Address: 1223 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone:(305) 534-7888

Hours: Monday-Sunday 5PM-12AM

 

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4 – GEORGE’S IN THE GROVE

4. GEORGE’S IN THE GROVE

The analysis is final in this young place: you have to count on this restaurant of Coconut Grove. With brunch on the menu every day as well, you will get a sophisticated food with a large choice of wines.

+++ Homemade Quiche Lorraine – Filet Mignon

Website: http://georgesinthegrove.com/index.php

Address: 3145 Commodore Plaza, Miami, FL 33133

Phone:(305) 444-7878

Hours: Monday Closed Tuesday-Sunday 12-11PM

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5 – WINE DEPOT

5. WINE DEPOT

From the French Riviera style, this restaurant built a strong reputation with an original concept: if you want to enliven your dinner with wine, don’t order it at the table. Go get a bottle directly in the special storeroom. Small bites and homemade desserts in addition will make you spend a good time in this exotic decor.

+++ Grilled Salmon – Wine Tasting Sessions

Website: http://wd555usa.com/

Address: 555 Jefferson Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone:(305) 672-6161

Hours: Monday-Saturday 5-11PM Sunday Closed – Wine store opens at 11AM

 

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NIKKI BEACH

7. NIKKI BEACH

This worldwide famous franchise from Saint-Tropez to Ibiza including Bali will offer you a corner of paradise. Because with foot in the sand and next to the ocean, you won’t feel like moving of the entire afternoon, lulled by the lounge music. To turn into the nightlife style, wait until the weekend and especially Sunday for the dancefloor part.

+++ Mojito pitcher

Website: http://www.nikkibeach.com/destinations/beach-clubs/miami-beach/

Address: 1 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone: (305) 538-1111

Hours: Monday-Thursday 12-6PM Friday-Saturday 12-11PM Sunday 11AM-5AM

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SPACE

6. SPACE

If we don’t include South Beach in the thought, probably the best club in Miami. Huge with 3 big rooms as its name can refer to, this place will give you the music that you want to listen to. Well, it’s only open one night per week (you can realize that seeing the long line), but if you have enough energy to burn until the end of the night, you won’t regret it at all given it closes in the early morning. Hot Since 82, Erick Morillo and Christian Martin will be there in the coming month !

+++ Late closing – Several ambiances

Website: http://www.clubspace.com/

Address: 34 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132

Phone: (305) 375-0001

Hours: Monday-Thursday Closed Friday Occasionally Saturday 10PM-4PM Sunday Closed

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BASEMENT – 1 HOTEL

5. BASEMENT

This place is very new given they opened in 2015. Have you ever experienced dancing, ice-skating, then bowling and dancing again within one hour?!! Well, this is possible at Basement. This well-thought-out concept catches more and more followers from the Miami Beach nightlife and we know why!

+++ Various entertaining – Ladies night on Wednesday

Website: http://basementmiami.com/

Address: 2901 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33140

Phone: (786) 257-4548

Hours: Monday-Thursday 5PM-2AM Friday-Saturday 5PM-5AM

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STORY

2. STORY

Story looks like Liv in a way, probably because the owner – David Grutman – is the same for the two places. Same prestige, same program, same price, except the location. No history or architecture this time compared with Fontainebleau but between us, it’s not the moment for culture, you are here to have fun! Be ready to welcome Laidback Luke, Skrillex or Justin Bieber this summer.

+++ Regular shows – DJs sets

Website: www.storymiami.com

Address: 136 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone: (305) 538-2424

Hours: Monday-Wednesday Closed Thursday-Saturday 11PM-5AM Sunday Closed

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VILLA AZUR

4. VILLA AZUR

The place to be on Thursday night. The top of the crop comes that day to enjoy cocktails and DJ music. The French and Russian people are the most represented globally. The rest of the week, it’s an intimate place with a nice veranda. The all-white style is in line with the original restaurant-bar from the French Riviera.

+++ Both antique and modern decorations – French elegance

Website: http://www.villaazurmiami.com/

Address: 309 23rd Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone: (305) 763-8688

Hours: Monday-Wednesday 6.30-11PM Thursday-Saturday 6.30PM-2AM Sunday 6.30-11PM

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WALL -W HOTEL

4. WALL

Located in the heart of the W Hotel – go along the magnificent pool deck – the club is hidden in a mini tropical garden. In an electronic and electric ambiance (it works on the other way as well), the night will be hectic. Perfect location to close a night started at Villa Azur next door on Thursday. Get early if you want to enjoy the dancefloor without buying a bottle!

+++ Sophisticated atmosphere – VIP place

Website: http://www.wallmiami.com/

Address: 2201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139

Phone: (305) 938-3130

Hours: Monday Closed Tuesday 11.30PM-4AM Wednesday Closed Thursday-Saturday 11.30PM-4AM Sunday Closed

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