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“A real gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pied a Terre

Pied a Terre
Cross Street 17th and James Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-4533
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Ranked #5 of 871 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Cross Street 17th and James Ave.
Description: Located in the Cadet Hotel on 17th and James Ave. Pied A Terre has 11 tables seating 30 people plus outside seating available depending on the weather. We serve innovative Contemporary French cuisine in a fine dining setting. Our menu is always a reflection of seasonal ingredients and local products. We offer a 6 course tasting menu featuring our signature offerings. Our cuisine is always a work in progress and we strive to ensure there are always new and exciting dishes for our guests to sample. Our wine list is unique featuring unusual wines, Boutique wineries from different parts of the world. We also offer outdoor dining with two chef's tables to accommodate larger parties. Our 2 outside patios are perfect for private parties up to 80 guests. We can accommodate any dietary requirements.
Ottawa, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A real gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013 via mobile

We went as two couples and had a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Right from the very beginning we knew we were in for a different type of evening in South Beach. The crab bisque that we had to start with was excellent it was poured at the table very hot and was really great. For the main courses we had Seabass which was fresh and delightful as was the duck.
As for the service Patrick and Sylvia made this such a fun night. We will definitely go back

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kansas City
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“Exceptional dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

This is a true culinary experience. The food is exceptional, surprising and delightful. But to create the entire "experience" - the service, the decor and personality takes it to a memorable meal. There are so many choices in Miami and places to try - but I will repeat here. It is that good. Our party of 3 had seabass, lamb, and filet. All were exceptional and different preparations that stand out. The filet was the least remarkable but still outstanding. The vegetable tart starter with green pea sorbet is unique and such a surprising dish. Dessert - berries / sorbet / meringue - best of the 3. Creme brulee a 2nd - has a mystical zing. The chocolate lava cake - very good but not a differentiator. Drinks - the house special martini OUT OF THIS WORLD. Wine selected for us - delightful and spot on. If seeking memorable - this is the place. $$$$$ but gladly worth it. Bonus - quiet ambience, great for stimulating conversation.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northbrook, Illinois
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“Excellent Food and Ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was a great culinary experience. We went as two couples. We had made reservations for 7pm om Saturday and were the first people at the restaurant. If not for the GPS, we would never have found it. There is no outside sign for the restaurant and it is located as part of The Cadet boutique hotel. Since we were first that night, the hostess Silvia offered to give us a choice of private dining room or an outdoor private table for 4. We chose the outside seating since the weather was perfect and it was mid-February.
The food was excellent. We had crab bisque and vegetable tart for appetizers and each of us ordered a different dish for main course. The sea bass, the duck, and the lamb were very very good with lobster coming in a not to distant second. The restaurant's sommelier helped us with the choice of wine and though it was not the best Pinot Noir I've ever tried it was very unique.
We did not try the dessert since we were going to another event so I can not comment on it.
Overall experience was very good and I would recommend this restaurant to any foodie on the prowl for great culinary experience. The price is a bit high for the amount of food ordered but nonetheless should not dissuade you front trying this little gem. Enjoy.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“True fine dining - a meal of wonderful delicate flavours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

We ate at Pied a Terre on Feb 10, 2013. They had just introduced their new menu and everything was wonderful. We had the lobster ravioli appi as well as a crab bisque - both were lovely with subtle flavours and seasoning. My main was the lamb chops (buttery smooth) and wonderful mint seasoned mash potatoes. My companion had the seabass which she also enjoyed. The presentation and service was top notch. It will be a long remembered meal and I will certainly return when ever I am in Miami. I would have no hesitation in recommending Pied a Terre.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Cheadle, United Kingdom
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“Great food, a little disappointed with the rest.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

We visited Pied a Terre on our week long holiday in Miami. Food and wine are very high on our list of priorities and we ate at what we regarded as the best Miami Beach had to offer (largely based on Trip advisor reviews). The entrance to the restaurant is rather strange - through the lobby of a somewhat downmarket hotel, where you have to sit until called through to the restaurant. Fortunately, we didn't have to wait long. At first the effusive Gallic welcome is pleasant, if a little theatrical. After a while the 'et alors' get a little tedious and something of a parody.
The restaurant is tiny, maybe 25 covers, so as it was only half full when we visited, I would call it intimate. The upside is definitely the food. We had the lobster ravioli, the quinoa salad and both had the sea bass. I've had versions of the lobster ravioli with the vodka sauce in both the UK and Barbados and this one at Pied a Terre was up there with the best.
I wanted to order the salmon but was told it wasn't available and I wouldn't have liked it anyway! So we went with the sea bass. It was a beautiful piece of fish - a huge fillet, cooked just perfectly so it retained its texture but remained succulent. The sauce was good but the vegetables were over cooked - you know when green beans turn grey?
Service was prompt, friendly and efficient from our young Russian waiter.
I found the sommelier a little pompous. He's clearly very proud of his cellar and relishes in matching wines and offering suggestions. My husband is something of a wine buff so we didn't need any help with our choice. We were therefore largely ignored after making our choice and left to pour our own wine.
Overall though, this restaurant is deservedly one of the best in Miami if you want a more European experience with the food and need a little assistance with your wine choices.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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