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La Goulue

9700 Collins Ave Ste 135, Bal Harbour, FL 33154
(305) 865-2181
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Ranked #5 of 13 restaurants in Bal Harbour
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Collins Avenue
Description: Since 1973, la Goulue has been offering traditional French dishes, in the essence of chic Parisian bistros. Quality ingredients carefully selected, organic products chosen at best, daily arrivals of fresh fish, premium meats, homemade French fries, exceptional pasteries and nostalgic recipes... All the values that contribute to the reputation of our restaurant. Please explore our menu and enjoy your experience at La Goulue Bal Harbour.
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English first
Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I BELIEVE it was my worst experience among French eateries I Have visited in last few years. Bad, very bad waiter, who was absolutely ignorant and unprofessional.... Few things in my order have been forgotten and the constant reminders were required... Every single item was delivered separetely and with neglect. I couldn't believe my own eyes! The crepes were undercooked... More

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Davenport, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

This is the finest French restaurant that I have visited outside of France. The waitress, Guzell. Was charming. The food and wines first class. The location within Bal Harbour shopping area is superb. I can't wait to go back.

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Montclair, NJ
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70 reviews 70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Absolutely loved my meal here! I had grilled caesar salad, chicken paillard, mashed potatoes, and carrots. It was prepared very nicely and tasted fabulous. The desserts were also very tasty, loved the chocolate lava cake. I highly recommend this restaurant for a great meal. Sit outside and enjoy the cool breeze and fancy car show. 8 Bentleys parked right her... More

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Amenia, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Whenever we visit the area my wife and I always have dinner there. It has been a good experience overall. We loved the brasserie atmosphere, phoney or not. Who cares, you're in Florida, not France. This time it was not what we usually expected. Perhaps the lack of a bottle of red wine or the disinterested waiter. It just wasn't... More

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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Every year we stop in Surfside to see a dear old aunt (90) and take her out to lunch. La Goulue is the place we enjoy much and this is her highlight for the month! Not only seeing us, but she loves the food, sitting outside, seeing the beautiful people, and having a reason to be out. For us, the... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

I have learned to be careful with these restaurants that have a fixed 18% service charge. Why should the waiter bother? That was our experience at La Goulue where there was no attention to our table at all, no information on items missing from the menu until we ordered, no knowledge of the wines and no offer to send someone... More

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Boynton Beach
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18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had a table for six, this is one of our favorite restaurants whenever we visit Bal Harbour. Something was amiss today, I do not know if the chef or the kitchen was too busy but my minute steak was certainly not a minute steak, it was a thick chunk of steak, over cooked and tough and served with overfried... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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47 reviews 47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The menu was brief and food average. The short ribs with potatoes arrived at room temperature. The mussel were average. The cheese plate was very good. The waitress was not helpful in talking about entrees. She basically explained that she had not tried these. Would not go back.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We went there with my husband kids and a very good friend of mine. The place is very French bistro. The waiter was pretentious, too busy to waiter on us. We waited for two expresos and a lemon sorbet for soooo long. Love French food but didn't enjoy this lunch. The food was average. It's a shame.

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

What an absolute drain of well earned funds with less than zero return.... Do not eat the muscles... Apparently it's acceptable to serve them overcooked and potentially could make you sick. Powdery, full of dirt And not cleaned at all. Worst of all if you complain the server sends the manager over to look you up and down and then... More

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