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“Fabulous French Restaurant” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Otentic

Otentic
538 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 531-1464
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Ranked #13 of 832 restaurants in Miami Beach
Price range: $9 - $30
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Vancouver, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous French Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

We stumbled upon this wonderful restaurant with no reservation and all tables were full so we sat up at the bar. We had such a great foodie experience we went back again the next evening and had the full dining experience. The food is wonderful, beautifully presented and the service was exceptional and the prices were reasonable. The owner is terrific and made us very welcome and the atmosphere is intimate. They are moving to a bigger space so check the address before you go.

  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“Fabulous French and Family Run”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I absolutely love this place. The staff are knowledgeable and consummate professionals, welcoming everybody that comes in as though they were one of the family. Then to add icing to the cake the food is very tasty.

The place is small, but I have never had to wait for a seat. Everything I have ever had on the menu was great and very reasonably priced, especially when you consider the location in the heart of South Beach. Even the salad is amazing. Just a warning if you do order any of the salads to start with get it to share as they are huge and very filling.

They do freshly squeezed orange juices which is so moreish and the last time that I went they gave me some complimentary wine which I was obviously delighted with. I will always make this my first stop for food when I am in Miami and always recommend it to friends and strangers alike.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Best diner place in Miami beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This place is a gem. Period. Authentically French run and staffed, this place offer a food that would be hundreds of dollars worth in other restaurants. The decoration and setting might seems poor too you at first for a French restaurant but it really recall of Parisian bistros with rare conviviality and warm ambiance. The food is so delicious.... On the best French I had in the US. Try the tartar and the beef filet mignon. Pure marvels. Wine is cheap and the rosé is perfect for Miami warm days. Best place for a date or a group of friends.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“You have to eat here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

I had searched on Tripadvisor where to eat in South Beach, and this hidden gem was written up. I am so glad we went- we loved the food and the people working there so much we went back a second night. When you sit down they give you wine, tapenade and toast points. We had salad, fish and dessert- YUM. Wish we lived closer, as we would go every week! Make a reservation!

  • 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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Tampa, Florida
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
10 helpful votes 10 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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