Colette Bistro
Colette Bistro

Colette Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.coletterestaurant.com/Colette/colette_home.html
  • Phone: (305) 534-7888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily hours: Monday - Sunday: 11.30 am - 12:00 am (midnight)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Happy Hour, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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Colette Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (14)neighborhood gem (13)romantic (9)great for outdoor dining (9)special occasion (3)late-night find (3)notable wine list (3)hot spot (3)great for lunch (2)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • CTJohnVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Slightly off the beaten track, Collette feels like Paris. The foie gras and chocolate dessert was outstanding...steaks very good. The prices are reasonable as well. Go!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • C'est magnifique!
    LuisVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Colette is a great neighborhood bistro. Wonderful french pate, onion soup, potatoes gratin, moules frites and great fish and traditional main courses like bouef borguignon, coq-au-vin, and steak frites. This time we had the most incredible dessert - a Grand Marnier ice cream - more like a custard with a crisp sugary topping. It doesn't hurt either that the host-owner is about the handsomest (and nicest) in the business!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem in South Beach
    AskaVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Everytime I've been here I feel like I'm in a small bistro in Paris. Delightful ambiance & fantastic food. So different from anything in South Beach. Great for an intimate evening with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    i had dinner with wife and we really had the blast, everybody was amazing!! the service was excelent .This place is incredible!!! The food, service and atmosphere are all seriously top notch. A most go if you're a foodie in Miami.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, romantic
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Classic French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were transported to France during our dining experience. Tunisian influences were unusual and welcome. Great service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful local French bistro
    Gianni
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Warm and inviting French bistro with all of the classics you'd expect to find in Paris at appropriate prices. The staff are charming, the food is great, solid wine list and a generous pour if you select by the glass. Don't skip desert either. What is truly remarkable is that Colette Bistro is to the west of Alton Road and thus a bit away (less than one block) from the tourist-centered Lincoln Road Mall scene; In terms of value and charm it is a world away. Colette is the solid local bistro you'd wish was in your neighborhood. Vive Colette.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Miami Spice experience
    OTREVIEWERVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Have been to Colette Bistro. Decided to try their Miami Spice Menu which was posted on line. However, evening started out badly. When arrived, waiter informed us that they did not have a spice menu; that the restaurant never agreed to participate in Miami Spice promotion; but then told us that we could select limited items that they would honor under the "Spice Menu" (that they were apparently compelled to participate).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tre bien
    Sobedoc
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    First our server, Cecile was lovely. It was like being welcome into her home. She chatted away with my wife in French, making the meal even more fun. The food, OMG, DELISH. Over two meals we had the muscles, sea bass and the chicken....amazing. Their wines are reasonably priced. The restaurant is small, but so romantic. When in South Beach enjoy a piece of Paris. BTW, one of the more reasonably priced restaurants on the Beach.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sobedoc
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Such a beautiful place. The food simple but sensational. Great value. Our server was a joy chatting to my wife in French. Had a great time. The poulet cajun was sublime.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 25 reviews are from the Colette Bistro reviews archive.
  • Great food excessive service charge
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    They have an excellent chef there, but service is nothing to write home about for a place where bottles of wine come to a minimum of $50 all included with most entrees are in the $20-30 range. Should be 4 stars, but then they add a service charge of 20% instead of the more customary 18%, then they go ahead and charge your credit card for the full 20% even if you reduce it to 18% on the signature slip, and no, the menu does not say "20% service charge added to all parties." Waitress said "excuse me" and left for a few minutes three times while we were trying to ask about the wines and the menu (hope you are familiar with French wines and cuisine), and one time was when she came by specifically to ask how the food was!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful Bistro
    DW42reviews
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Truly a charming and deliscious find. Lovely service and friendly staff. The food as good as a bistro in Paris
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!!!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I had the mussel and steak au poivre which were both awesome! We will definitely be back!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem
    ASSJ
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Great food and service (friendly, unpretentious) AND it's steps away from our apartment, a great plus for us. Charming, comfortable and cozy interior. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious, nice wine list.
    LulabirdVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We invited friends who are foodies, picky and wine aficionados. Dinner was delicious, attentive service , good wine at reasonable price . Needless to say, the foodies loved it!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Southbeachgem
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The owner & wait staff are most friendly, accommodating & the food is great. Highly recommend this....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FOOD AND service
    lizelaVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    GREAT FIND, ON FRENCH DINING, VERY GOOD! GREAT DESSERT THE GRAND MANIER FROZEN MMMM!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best of France in Sunset Harbor
    callemasiseeemVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    If you ever enjoyed the street cafes in France and wanted to a reminder of that here then look no further then Collette. Unpretentious yet lively setting, charming hosts and staff, delicious food with some creative touches (e.g. grand marnier infused parfet) in a trendy neighborhood and reasonably priced. Easiest recommendation for almost any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious French Cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We have now dined twice at the gem of a restaurant. Each experience was no less than savory...the Poulet Cajun was superb...its sauce was not reminiscent of anything I grew up with (I'm a full-blooded Cajun from deep Louisiana!), but it was wonderful nonetheless! We also shared an order of the Gratin Dauphinois, a French rendition of scalloped potatoes, garlic and creme!!! Yum! On our second visit with shared an order of the mushroom risotto, which was wonderful. As an entree, we had the salmon.. absolutely fabulous. The creme brulee was first rate. Service was excellent, too! What makes La Colette even more special is that its prices are moderate.. Bravo to the excellent cooking and to this superb addition to South Beach dining!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST FRENCH BISTRO ON MIAMI BEACH
    kingbVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Hooray! Moules frites have returned to Lincoln Road; they have been sorely missed. The excellent French chef at Colette has a perfect touch with all the bistro favorites, including a selection of steaks and the most delicious, silkiest quiche you've ever tasted. The service is warm and welcoming. This is a 5 star dining experience at affordable prices.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Southbeachgem
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We have been there twice in the past few weeks. Everything was just fine....delicious food, friendly service & handsome owner. Will definitely recommend this place to all our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mike
    mike2707
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    good french cuisine but very busy to sit outside wine list should be renewed food war very good
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Was I in Paris?
    MoniqueiciVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Collette was a pleasant experience for Miami - a typical French meal of high quality and lovely wines, albeit a bit high in price.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    Gourmet8
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Small & cozy restaurant. Service is extraordinarily friendly & helpful. Wine selection limited. The onion soup was very good, the foie gras very good as well. The mussels in red sauce & the salmon are good. The sea bass was exceptionally good. Would definitely return.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A welcome addition to the
    kingbVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    A welcome addition to the Lincoln Road dining scene! The fare is delicious and authentic French bistro fare. The moules frites and steak frites are outstanding and the quiche is the best I've ever tastes. Clearly a talented chef is in the kitchen.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Feel As If You Are In France
    Foodie305VIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Colette is the Best new little french bistro in Miami. We love it so much! Food is delicious and service is amazing. It's a must go to restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice little french bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We were a party of six and sat outside; all aspects of outr experience were terrific except for the valet parking at Altamar, which charged us $20.00 because we were going to Colettes.We would encourage Colettes to consider a valet arrangement for their location.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Colette
    Stephie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    It was my first time trying French cuisine and I loved it! I had the poulet Cajun which was a grilled chicken breasted encrusted in a Cajun sauce. It was absolutely delightful. The chicken was cooked to perfection. It was tender and juicy and the Cajun was spicy but not too spicy to the point that my tongue would burn. My boyfriend had the mussels in the white wine sauce and he loved it so much he started to just drink the remaining sauce on the bottom of the bowl. I would definetely recommend it to everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Hidden Gem
    Foodie305VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    What a nice surprise to come across a true French Bistro in the heart of South Beach! We had such a wonderful experience, we cannot wait to go back! Let's start with an extremely friendly staff and not to mention an adorably charming owner Francis who makes you feel right at home. The food is prepared to order using the finest ingredients accompanied by a good selection of wine. The restaurant is immaculately clean and has great vibe. You feel as if you never want to leave. Colette is definitely going to be around for a long time! I was sure to make another reservation to go back this weekend!! Bon Appetit !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The béarnaise sauce wasn't
    Elena2
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    The béarnaise sauce wasn't great and the filet had a lot of fat. They suggested a "steak hache and frites " Which they charged like the tartare at $19
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  • Dined here often when it was
    RussellVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Dined here often when it was Provence, a sweet little French bistro. Still sweet, still little, but the food is mediocre bordering on bad. Don't order the mussels. Tiny, overcooked, half of them still closed (i. e., bad). Too much garlic, too much broth. Salad was okay, but poor quality oil in the dressing, especially for a French restaurant. Won't go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Such a disappointment
    SoFeSailor
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    As a South Beach year round resident who dines out multiple times a week, I was searching for another French restaurant to add to the rotation. Colette Bistro was definitely a one-time visit - absolutely no need to return as it is far below the standard of other French establishments. The menu is predictable and completely lacks imagination. We received a lukewarm greeting - surprising in a three month old restaurant virtually empty at 9pm on a Saturday night. Across the evening my dining companion noted that the server clearly did not want to be there and could best be described as surly. The food was underwhelming - soggy frites, lukewarm mussels and a completely average tuna tartare. So many superior restaurant options in South Beach!
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  • Nothing Special
    PamelaVIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Cute little bistro on quiet side of Lincoln Rd. Limited menu selections are offered. The server was unable to clarify the entrees or make recommendations. Prices are reasonable for South Beach yet portion sizes are very limited with little accompaniments. Nothing special!
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood French Bistro
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    This is the former Provence Grill under new ownership. Very convenient for Lincoln Rd and neighborhood. The menu is very similar to Provence Grill. Owner and Chef both French. My salad frisee au Lardon was excellent as was my entree. Would give this new restaurant a try
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice meal
    TravellerwfAmily
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Menu has classic French bistro fare. Everything we had was delicious and the experience great. The collette pizza was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.