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“you can still a find excellence in miami” 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.
New York City, New York
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“you can still a find excellence in miami”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

after a bad meal and service at villa azur we were trying to find a nice restaurant. quiet, outdoors
and a different type of meal than we have had in south beach.
looking to walk close by to hotel as well.
we found pied a terre on open table and thought what the hell we can always leave. we did not leave.located in the cadet hotel we sat outside on the terrace at a table with linens not cotton and the table plates with the logo and and a life guard stand. you have to see them. one of our best meals. patrick was a gentleman and is one of the few people who know how to serve gin in a warm place.
i had the fois gras my wife the blue crab soup with parings of wine. excellent . the foie gras was wrapped as a bon bon with potato strings. mouth watering. ( eat it slow). the soup had ginger and crab which had a nice balance of flavor. all the while the staff was attentive and knowledgeable.
next came the the risotto which was not creamy with lobster in the shell. very flavorful and just the right amount with punches of morels. my wife had the peruvian sea beas in a nice sauce. susan had wine i went back to gin . pied a terre serves two not typical brands. one botanical the other with a nice depth and just a punch of taste. we recommend the macaron . we both do not like banana but this was marmalade in the center which was a nice after dinner sweetener .
in brief. ambiance was a little bit of south beach and a little bit of france. next time we will try the table by the pool. staff, formal (after 4 days i had enough of servers in high tops and black outfits serving expensive food)yet there was a casual attitude. food excellent and we both both priced right ( again after 4 nights of expensive mediocre food pied a terre was a bargain ) and nice portions.patrick knew his stuff without being pretentious. WE RECOMMEND HIGHLY GOING TO PIED A TERRE. we found a gem and will be back.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“French Cuisine Extraordinaire”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

My husband and I had the pleasure of dining at Pied a Terre in Miami Beach. The atmosphere, staff, and food were delightful. The ambiance was lovely, dimly lit with a different chandelier above each table, colors warm and inviting. We were escorted to our table by Kirill. Elena and he were so attentive and congenial! Patrick Gruest expertly described each dish that we were considering and led us to the perfect wine selection, a Spanish Ribera Sacre Lalama, which beautifully enhanced our already delicious meal. He was spot on too with his suggestions for our meal choices.
We started with an avocado mousse which was offered gratis. Next we chose an amazing vegetable tart bursting with very cold avocado purée, cool crispy vegetables and mix spring lettuces tossed in a light vinaigrette. These were placed atop a fabulous pastry that was lightly painted with a soft white cheese. Such a glorious combination of flavors! The quinoa salad was carefully enclosed in thin avocado slices and accompanied with a delicious sauce. The dish looked like a flower yet to blossom and tasted divine, affording us delightful textures and flavors, not to mention eye candy. The main courses we chose were the roasted Rohan duck with leg confit and the veal chop. Both were out of this world, meaty, accompanied by delicious vegetables and lightly bathed in amazing sauces. The presentation of all courses was gorgeous! The breads, French baguettes one plain the other generously laden with currents with sweet butter were fabulous. And dessert, our favorite, was lavender creme brûlée with a crisp vanilla bean wafer. It came to us still flaming, the custard absolute perfection under a crunchy crystallized sugar shell. My husband nor I in the course of trying creme brûlée at the finest restaurants have ever tasted one that has rivaled this version. We paired it with a recommended Riversaltes. Perfect! The whole experience put stars in our eyes, the 5 star version of a review. Pied a Terre delivers the perfect French cuisine with a genuine stellar staff to match.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“great food - service not so good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We were for dinner at the Pied a terre in December and it was very nice. Very good food (I had the beef filet and my partner the veal chop). The side dishes were a bit small as I did get 3 slices of potato... ;-) The service was absolutely untrained and the waiter did not even know anything about wines, this is not acceptable for a restaurant with a winelist of over 300 wines... the other two young waitresses in short skirts were a bit confused. The wanted to bring us wrong plates, etc.
The boss is a french man, very nice and he knows the business and can recommend good wines. Just let him explain or ask to order with him.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Superb food, snooty attitude”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

My wife and I had a superb meal here, it was exceptional in every way apart from:
1. Awful background musak, too loud and straight from Pandora.
2. Obnoxious French style service

Although being a French restaurant you could almost excuse the latter.

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“Christmas dinner- Magical!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

With only 2 days notice, I was able to get a reservation for Christmas day. We were so pleased with the ambiance upon arrival-it was like being back in Paris. A table for 3 had been set up in the courtyard overlooking a small pool with beautiful landscaping. The proprietor was expert in describing the menu and the wine pairing. Service was friendly but efficient and the food was sublime, as was the wine. Clearly a lot of thought had been put into the food and its presentation. It employed only the finest ingredients arrayed in very creative ways and as a special bonus, very healthy as very little butter is used and no cream. All in all, an unforgetable Christmas dinner in beautiful surroundings. If it was in Paris, it would have 3 stars!

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