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“Tasty off the beaten path” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Otentic

Otentic
538 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-1464
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Ranked #13 of 811 restaurants in Miami Beach
Price range: $9 - $30
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Tampa, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Tasty off the beaten path”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

A small innocent gem in the heart of a slightly two faced city. We loved the quaint atmosphere, generous cheese tray, and unapologetic authentic French food. Good quality, fresh and layered flavors with comfortable vibe. Recommend.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Avoid at all cost!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

After going to the address identified at 710 Washington ave, we found a locked building, when we called the restaurant, the staff was rude, only repeating the address as stated above. She could have just as easily been helpful and identified that there were several entrances with this address and to go down the block to #3 but she did not do that. When we arrived, the host or manager, not really sure who he was found our reservation and stated he would seat us near the window, he then changed his mind and asked us to wait for the tiny table in front of the door. The customers at that table were still eating their dessert. We expressed concern, not for waiting but for the tiny table in front of the door. The host turned and suggested that we do not have to stay, I do not believe I have ever been treated so rudely by a restaurant and did not stay to eat. We suggest you do the same! FYI: Great burgers , shakes and hospitality at the Diner down the street!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Coventry, Connecticut
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Tiny and Terrific”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This humble little French joint in the heart of South Beach serves the best french onion soup I have ever had in my life. I ordered Filet Mignon from the regular menu. Priced at $15.40, not beef, but actually pork. But what pork! 6 slices of tender juicy meat in flavorful mustard sauce. Ordered with a side of Gratin Dauphinois; the only way to eat potatoes au "gratin". One can have an actual beef filet mignon priced somewhat higher. There are always fish dishes on the menue and I shared a seared salmon with leeks and spinach with another wonderful sauce. If I lived in this area I would eat at this place 2-3 times a week. I loved the complimentary chardonnay and olive spread with lovely bread. Just a perfect find, unfortunately, too full for dessert. Went at an in-between time (4pm) so no problem being seated.

  • Visited March 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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Aurora, Missouri
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Will dine here again!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Very nice little restaurant. And by little I do mean tiny! Only a few tables in here, very close together, always very full. We made reservations for 8 p.m. on a weeknight, and still had to wait about an hour to get a seat. The food was excellent. I had the Seared Salmon, and I must say it was the best salmon I have ever had. Perfectly cooked, with a basil cream sauce and pasta. Delicious! And the prices are unbelievable! $12.50 for the salmon meal, everywhere else in Miami Beach was charging $30-$35 for salmon. The service was somewhat slow, but we were not in a hurry. An 18% tip is automatically added to your bill, as was the case at every restaurant that we ate at in Miami Beach. There is no bathroom inside the restaurant, if you need to go, a server must escort you to a bathroom outside the premises. Overall a great experience and we will definitely eat here again next time we are in Miami Beach.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Tres bien!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Simply put, you must go there. Don't come in a rush to enjoy, pal. Small and cosy french spoken place with a very family owned type of service. At night I tried to come around 18:30 but no available seats. Learned the hard way to make reservations there. Tried again for lunch in next day. They bring right away an olive paste with toasts and two small doses of white wine. Beautiful start. Drinks asked promptly. My goat cheese salad took a while, though. But.....delicious (!!!) and good for two not big eaters. Waiting for the food, the friend of the restaurant with the dog (I love dogs but not close to food) and visiting the kitchen was not nice....keep him out guys. The main course was excellent. The steak perfectly cooked, didn't like the linguini though. My wife's seared salmon with potato rosti was totally finished. All in all a great meal. If you're in south beach for a few days you must go. Walking distance from ocean drive and at the center of the best area there. No space for deserts I had but looked fantastic....ok I made space as an addicted creme brûlée fan. Again great. Tres bien!!!!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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