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“Better than I expected!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Goulue - CLOSED

La Goulue
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Collins Avenue
Description: Since 1973, la Goulue has been offering traditional French dishes, in the essence of chic Parisian bistros. Quality ingredients carefully selected, organic products chosen at best, daily arrivals of fresh fish, premium meats, homemade French fries, exceptional pasteries and nostalgic recipes... All the values that contribute to the reputation of our restaurant. Please explore our menu and enjoy your experience at La Goulue Bal Harbour.
Toronto, Ontario
Level Contributor
66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Better than I expected!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

We decided to try La Goulue last night for the first time. We each had an onion soup and then shared the roasted chicken and frites (after all, at a French restaurant we should try their frites). It was an enjoyable evening- we sat outside, the people and car watching is non-stop, the wine was good, the service very good, and the food was good. I had read that they had a cheese souffle and was looking forward to having that menu item but, alas, that was not available last night (one oven down was what we were told). I would definitely go back - we had made a reservation and there was no line up, we were seated immediately, which is not the experience we usually have at Carpaccio in Bal Harbour.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank bonlou30
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  • Dutch first
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English first
new york
Level Contributor
107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“French food in Miami ...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

This was not our best french food by far but we managed to have a nice time there so at the end eating is not always about the food..but about the moment...We stopped in for lunch one gloomy day in February and were immediately struck by the bustling atmosphere of the place. We managed to get a small table in the middle of the restaurant. Not much space but the food was good and the service ( a cuban waitress ) very friendly - we both had tuna tartar and fish as main course, nice wine selection from France and Spain too ( Marques de Riscal )..

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank timeway
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Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Very good food but unpleasant hostess”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

The food is very good and very reliable. We recommend the steak tartar, the mussels, the trout with almonds and green beans, the burgers, the French fries (best in Miami), and the desserts. The setting is very nice, both outside and inside (looks like an authentic upscale French bistro). They also have very nice specials like couscous and lam with white beans. Everything is just outstanding.

The problem is that lately they have had a hostess at the front of the house who is incredibly unpleasant, inefficient, and incompetent (brown hair in a pony tail). She's really unfriendly and slow. It's too bad. The owner and his wife were really nice and used to sit people. Not sure where they went.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank BramStoker
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Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“almost flawless”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

service is fantastic, food is always delectable just lovely overall experience only one small detail kept it short of perfect ......

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank AGV67
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New York City, New York
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654 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
“Run of the mill”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

This brasserie is located in an upscale Mall and has a French theme.
Location is poor with cars on one side and the mall on the other.
My mussels with fries were OK but my wife's chicken was overcooked.
Be aware that ,on the terrace ,smoking is allowed and to our great discomfort includes cigar smokers in droves.
Service is brisk and tends to rush you out.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank MILOUW
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