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“Over the top dining experience!” 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.
Atlanta, Georgia
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33 restaurant reviews
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“Over the top dining experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013 via mobile

This wonderful French oasis is located Inside the Cadet hotel. (Which was 337 feet from the Delano where we were staying according to my GPS)

We had a one block walk to this quaint restaurant. We were asked to wait in the hotel lobby until the hostess greeted us. We were greeted by Sylvia, a lovely French woman who also ended up being our server.

We were seated at a wonderful opulent private table, large chairs with comfortable cushions (almost royal like).

The restaurant on the night we were there was not full due to the Winter Music Conference in Miami. I guess raving young people don't appreciate fine dining food with a French flair?

We however loved it. Sylvia was engaging and personable, and really guided us thought the menu step by step. Making honest recommendations, leaning me toward items I would have never considered ordering.

We felt like we were in Europe in someone's home, the way we were welcomed and appreciated for dining there. This is so a-typical for Miami, a city with auto-gratuity and horrible service a common place.

One example of Sylvia's reccomendations was the vegetable tart. Such an unusual dish, but so fresh, light and refreshing. My wife had the homade lobster ravioli, which was also extremely light and not overly filling. The lobster was fresh and succulent.

Entree wise we had sea bass which was juicy and cooked perfectly as well as the duck confeit. I loved my sea bass, my wife thought the duck was tasty but didn't have the "wow factor" we expected.

Dessert wise we enjoyed the chocolate lava cake and some espressos.

The meal came to $270 for the two of us with 2 glasses of wine and 2 glasses of champagne, 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, one dessert and 2 espressos.

The wine was roughly $20 a glass, but was paired nicely by the Matre D with our food. Certainly wines that we have never heard of, but it's nice to be brought out of our comfort zones and trust the expertise of someone who knows more about wine than we do.

We will certainly return to this wonderful French oasis in the future!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto
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“Fabulous Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This little French restaurant in the Cadet hotel is a superb choice. I was there with a group and was amazed at the quality of the food and service. There is a beautiful courtyard, which we could not use as the weather was very cool, but the room that we ate in was charming and cozy.

Visited March 2013
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steamboat springs co
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“So disappointing..”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

I am baffled by the great reviews for this restaurant on Trip Advisor. It would get a 3 in NY but in Miami.. no way is this the way you want to have dinner. Food was ok to good... pricey for what it was however. Service ridiculously snobby and impersonal. Atmosphere, or lack thereof, bland and cold. Layout of the room also uncomfortable. Too many tables with no ambiance.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, Florida
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“Just gets better,the club like dining room has now extended to Al fresco evenings............”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Visiting last night I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the restaurant can now cater to Al Fresco dining in their gardens for romantic interludes or small parties alike in their tropical garden,last night this was evident with an almost packed house of two sittings,elegantly attired ladies and gentlemen ate in the gardens and were kept warm by newly installed radiant heaters for the cooler nights.The service is pompous to the point of delight as a very very French team offer you unique cocktails a specialty of the Maitre De Patrick and head server Silvia with her delightful French accent which gives you the presence of being whisked away to Paris and that you could not possibly be in Miami.I am now a regular guest as I find as the seasons change so does their menu and that keeps my interest high.

Last night I was in time to try many of the new appetisers including the rare opportunity to choose either Foi gras lightly saute or in the delicious terrine form,this was paired with a fine wine chosen by Patrick,new to the entrees is Halibut and their famous Sea Bass,the Halibut was very delicate and beautifully presented,many of their popular entrees remain but with variations to a single theme.A new menu degustation is planned in the coming weeks.

New to the Miami scene this restaurant has quickly climbed the ladder to success because of their consistent offering of fresh ingredients and unique servings all within a elegant club like atmosphere,it has attracted many of Miami's A list and has become a reservation must,I return as often as possible as this has become my favourite restaurant for many reasons,please take a moment and make a reservation you will not be disappointed.

  • Visited March 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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“Authentic French”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013 via mobile

High end French Cuisine, not nouvelle. The patron explained dish by dish how it was prepared. Full of flavors, right portions. If you want to have a special occasion celebrated then this is the place to go. Highly recommended.

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