Indulge in some of the best authentic dishes surrounded by the scenic and tropical city of Miami.
For visitors in search of a taste of France while in Miami, these restaurants will transport guests to the streets of Paris. From cozy bistros to elegant establishments, there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes. Here are ten of the best authentic French restaurants to try in Miami.
La Fresa Francesa
59 W 3rd St, Hialeah, FL 33010, United States
La Fresa Francesa is a cozy little spot located in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood. The restaurant has a vintage charm, with its brick walls and white crocheted table runners. As mentioned on its website, “We serve gourmet French cuisine driven by the flavors & traditions of the French countryside. Sprinkled with a little inspiration from Miami’s regional Cuban cuisine.” The menu features classic dishes such as croque madame, chicken vol-au-vent, and veal stuffed quails. The signature dish is seared foie gras with a pastelito de guayaba, and sprinkled pistachios.
L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon
151 NE 41st St, Miami, FL 33137, United States
L’Atelier is an upscale French restaurant, located in the Four Seasons Hotel. The decor is modern and sleek, with dark wooden floors and white walls. As mentioned on its website, “L’Atelier’s name refers to a craftsman’s workshop, emphasizing Chef Joël Robuchon’s hallmark of elevating the simplest of dishes into something extraordinary using pristine ingredients, immaculate technique, and abundant creativity.” The menu features traditional dishes such as foie gras, escargot, and filet mignon. The signature dish is La Canette, a crispy duck breast served with cherry confiture, peaches, and a fennel reduction.
151 NE 41st St Suite 135, Miami, FL 33137, United States
Le Jardinier is a vegetable-focused French restaurant, located in the Design District. The decor is modern and clean, with white walls and large windows. As mentioned on its website, “Michelin-starred Chef Alain Verzeroli’s menu is focused on utilizing the highest quality vegetables, seasonal ingredients, and fresh herbs, fitting seamlessly into the modern, light-filled interiors designed by award-winning Architect Pierre-Yves Rochon.” The menu features dishes such as sea bass with a fennel salad, wagyu bavette au jus, and sweet corn with mascarpone agnolotti. The signature dish is spelt risotto with artichoke, sunburst squash, and mimolette.
LPM Miami Restaurant & Bar
1300 Brickell Bay Dr, Miami, FL 33131, United States
Located in Brickell near the Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Four Seasons, LPM is all about serving French classics using the highest quality of ingredients. As mentioned on its website, “The aim with every dish served at LPM Restaurant and Bar is to create a mouthful of food that will not be forgotten – and which you cannot find or reproduce elsewhere. Behind that is a journey to explore the essential joy at the heart of the ingredients of the French Mediterranean that we take as our inspiration.” The decor is modern and sleek, with white walls and dark wooden floors. The menu features traditional dishes such as escargot, risotto aux champignons et crème fraîche, and coquelet au citron confit. The signature dish is ratatouille with feta cheese.
366 Miracle Mile, Miami, FL 33134, United States
Gustave is an inexpensive French bistro, located in Wynwood. The decor is casual and chic, with dark blue walls and wooden floors. As mentioned on its website, “Gustave was born from a partnership between Samuel and Quentin. Samuel owns and operates two restaurants in the heart of Paris. Quentin is specialized in event planning, business and restaurant business development. Both passionate about French gastronomy and in search of a new adventure, they decide to share their expertise and love for French cuisine abroad, in Miami.” The menu features classic dishes such as croque monsieur, escargots, and salmon tartare. The signature dish is poulet rôti aux truffes avec purée maison, slow cooked chicken with mashed potatoes.
À la Folie Café
516 Española Way, Miami Beach, FL 33139, United States
Located in Miami Beach on Espanola Way, À La Folie Café offers a wide variety of crepes and French dishes. The decor is casual and cozy, with exposed brick walls and wooden floors. The menu features crepes such as the La Foret, made with mushrooms, onions, and Gruyere cheese, as well as traditional dishes such as ratatouille and foie gras maison. The signature dish is the Merguez “Habibi”, which contains spicy lamb sausage, sauteed onions, peppers, and harissa.
1684 Coral Way, Miami, FL 33145, United States
Cafe Croissant is a small French-owned cafe located in Coral Gables offering traditional dishes at an affordable price. The decor is casual and cozy, with green walls and white floors. The menu features classic dishes such as croque monsieur, quiche Lorraine, and onion soup. The signature dish is the jambon beurre, a baguette sandwich filled with ham and butter.
Le Bouchon Du Grove
3430 Main Hwy, Coconut Grove, FL 33133, United States
Le Bouchon Du Grove is located in Coconut Grove. The decor is casual and cozy, with white walls and dark wooden floors. As mentioned on its website, “A Bouchon is a friendly, relaxing restaurant serving a menu of French cuisine from Lyon. Le Bouchon Du Grove presents a warm setting in the heart of Coconut Grove to savor food that blends Lyon cuisine with a splash of South Florida flavor.” The menu features traditional dishes such as duck foie gras, escargot, and steak tartare. The signature dish is the chicken fricassée served with a porcini mushroom risotto and parmesan biscuit.
320 San Lorenzo Ave #1205, Coral Gables, FL 33146, United States
Located in Coral Gables, Brasserie Central is one of South Florida’s first authentic Parisian Brasserie. As mentioned on its website, “Located under the bridge, across from Yard House, the restaurant offers abundant outdoor seating to enjoy Miami’s sweet summer breezes and delightful winters.” This restaurant is all about creating affordable, delicious, and authentic dishes for customers. The decor is casual and chic, with white walls and dark wooden floors. The menu features classic dishes such as slow-cooked boneless short ribs in a red wine stew, pan roasted trout with brown butter and green beans, and hand-cut steak tartare with french fries. The signature dish is grilled lamb chop, with baked tomato provencal, and mashed potato.
Pascal’s On Ponce
2611 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables, FL 33134, United States
Located in Coral Gables, Pascal’s On Ponce is an upscale French establishment offering gourmet dishes. The decor is casual and chic, with yellow walls and a dark blue carpeted floor. The menu features traditional dishes such as muscovy duck terrine with pistachio, pear, dijon mustard, and sweet onion chutney, beef tenderloin with a red wine sweet onion fondue, asparagus, potato mille feuille, and sauce bordelaise, and crispy moulard duck confit, sautéed spinach, pommes sarladaise, and sauce forestiere. The signature dish is diver sea scallops topped with beef short rib, young fennel, potato and butternut squash.