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“Gourmet chef and South Beach style restaurant in Hollywood” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Face
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Boulevard
Transit: Taxi or bus
Description: Face will provide you with creative and succulent food in a casual, sophisticated lounge ambiance and an extensive never before seen international wine list. Chef Owner Michel Thomann brings her blend of international and nouvelle cuisine using only the freshest organics local ingredients. A few items from her menu included: Pan-seared Foie Gras, Blue crab Strudel, signature Gravelax,Warm Napoleon of Ripe Tomato & Goat Cheese. Seafood Bouillabaise,Pan Seared Flounder,Coq au Vin,Iron strip Steak Blue sheese. Chef Michel is always open to suggestions, or check with her table d'hote and recommendations for your event or catering. Face is a restaurant with different Faces; perfect, for Romantic Dinner, business meeting or between friends around a cocktail, martini seating at the bar. Best experience ever!
Plantation, Florida
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Gourmet chef and South Beach style restaurant in Hollywood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

Chef Michel has brought a gourmet culinary experience with a South Beach vibe to Hollywood Florida. He has prepared several meals for me of foods I had never tried before or never thought I would have liked, and made them instantly my favorites. Not to mention incredible preparations of foods I already love. His meats and fishes are of the highest quality around.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Steven F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Hollywood, Florida
Level Contributor
27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“you like fish is the place !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2014

Michel and his wife Kimmi are the best to make the place no 1 french ,american restaurant ! the place is fantastic for diner or party ..try and enjoy the food , service , Michel and Kimmi ...G.man

Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Funnygboy
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level Contributor
18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“French American Culinary Experience extraordinaire!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2014

FACE, which stands for French American Culinary Experience, lives up to its name. This restaurant belongs at the top of the list for Hollywood, Florida dining options. My friend and I dined here last night and left very satisfied and impressed. We were warmly greeted upon entering by both our waitress and the charming co-owner, Kimmie. The open space is smartly divided with tables of various height and well-placed ceiling-to-floor sheers that create an intimacy not easily found in these shotgun type establishments common in downtown Hollywood. Everything was spotlessly clean. An attractive bar runs the length of the restaurant on one side and the lighting throughout is elegant, changing colors periodically. The music, along the lines of Louis Armstrong and Edith Piaf, creates a pleasant ambiance for dining, one where you can actually carry on an intimate conversation rather than shout over noise. We settled into comfortable leather seats at a high top table along the wall where we were immediately served complimentary glasses of champagne - a welcoming touch. Our waitress told us the specials and then Kimmie came over, introduced herself and helped us choose our wine - a refreshing, floral Pouilly Fuisse. Now, for the food: it was just what one hopes for in French American cuisine - perfectly balanced, tantalizing, fresh and satisfying. We started with the fig flatbread, which was crisp, tangy and sweet, beautifully presented on a long white platter with arugula on top. We also ordered the blue crab strudel and, oh my goodness! It was phyllo-wrapped blue crab,delicately and ineffably spiced, accompanied by a lovely mango chutney. I had the PEI mussels in wine sauce, which were good, but the French fries were above and beyond - crisp, earthy, flavorful slices of heaven. My friend had the pan-seared flounder, the better of the two entrees. It was a fresh, flaky, generous portion of white fish over rice pilaf and a creamy lemon caper sauce. The sauce was perfectly balanced, rich but not greasy or heavy, with a lemony brightness. The accompanying mini ratatouille was a little purse of delightful flavors. We ended our meal with a delicate creme brule and Twinings tea selection. I can say no more, just go and enjoy a delightful meal at FACE!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DjangoTango
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Hollywood, Florida
1 review
“Pleasant Surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

Was randomly looking for a spot to dine and after walking by Face we decided to pop in. It was late and our waitress wasn't sure they were still serving food so she asked the owner and she came out to accommodate us. Seated us at a lovely table and even brought out a heart shaped decoration for our table. Service is wonderful, the food is incredibly fresh. I ordered one of the flatbreads and beef carpaccio and my bf ordered the chicken fettuccine alfredo which he said was perfect. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a chill spot to grab a bite to eat in downtown Hollywood.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank riamichelle
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“Terrific”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2014

Everything is awesome . Love the food and drinks. Must have the mushroom and the mussels. Chef is awesome and place is super clean

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Keath S
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