La Côte  - Fontainebleau Miami Beach
La Côte - Fontainebleau Miami Beach

La Côte - Fontainebleau Miami Beach

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fontainebleau.com/web/dining/la_cote
  • Phone: 3056744710x
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH & EARLY DINNER
    11 AM - 7 PM Sunday - Wednesday

    LUNCH & DINNER
    11 AM - 9 PM Thursday - Saturday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Gail Karas 3056744706x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 44th & Collins
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: ENJOY VALIDATED PARKING OF $12 when you savor a variety of delectable dining. (Validated parking will be confirmed at time of purchase. For non-in-house guests only.)
A word from La Côte - Fontainebleau Miami Beach
Sparkling French Mediterranean cuisine is presented in a chic, two-level restaurant situated beach and poolside, with sweeping views of the ocean and great sunset vistas.

Inspired by the lifestyle of the Côte d’Azur, the ambiance is both laid-back and lively. Enjoy the unspoiled, simple dishes of the South of France - tapas-style starters of seared Haloumi cheese, raw bar selections, a signature salad of octopus confit, vegetable pissaladiere, lobster thermidor and hanger steak fresh off a sizzling grill. Addictive desserts and fashionable cocktails round out the experience.

To complement our wine list, there is a $30 corkage fee (per 750 ML) for two bottles and $70 for any additional bottle (per 750 ML).
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La Côte - Fontainebleau Miami Beach reviews from OpenTable diners
17 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (11)scenic view (8)great for lunch (6)romantic (4)fit for foodies (4)good for groups (4)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)special occasion (2)Show More
  • Restaurant was empty on a Thursday
    DJB1
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We were surprised to be one of only three occupied tables on a Thursday evening in August. Our food and service were good, but the price was still pretty high for our Miami Spice dinners. Unfortunately the upstairs scenic portion of the restaurant was closed "due to the heat," but we suspect it was closed due to poor attendance. This would be a good special occasion spot, especially with fewer empty tables. Try it on the weekends in August.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it was perfect
    sonia
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    it was perfect as usual in fontainebleu, good food and good atmosphere
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch outdoors
    sobefoodiesVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    even though it was rainy the day we had lunch here. So instead of sitting at a table they suggested the bar which was fine with us. The food was very good. The vegetable flatbread was amazing. We enjoyed a couple glasses of rose champagne and our server Charles was very nice. Would love to do it again on a sunny day!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Great Location!
    SJK2014
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    This is a great dining choice if you enjoy good food in a relaxed environment - diverse menu selection and drink options (menu can be seen online). Option of dining upstairs in lounge area with glorious view of Miami beach! (weather permitting)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced and underwhelmed
    PBGgal
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    For what they charge the quality of the food should be much better....!i
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiting, waiting
    Tabs
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    We booked well in advance, but when we arrived there was only one available table in FULL sun on a 93 degree day. Upstairs was closed although the restaurant looked filled to capacity. We insisted on being moved and had to wait 30 minutes for staff to, reluctantly, set up a table in the shade with umbrellas. Then another 30 minutes waiting to order drinks. Service is pretty much non-existent. The food was excellent - but everything seemed to take soooo long. One of the perils of automatic gratuities - we would never have normally left a $77 tip for such bad service. Cocktails at $16-$18 in plastic cups - blah. Overall a fun place for casual lunch but expect to spend the entire afternoon waiting and trying to catch a waiter's eye.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great location
    mberger30VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We ate at La Cote for lunch while staying at Fontainebleau. The food was great and the location is beautiful. You could come in casual off a day at the beach like we did or go there for a nice lunch/dinner. Service was painfully slow, but we think that's due to our particular waiter and was not reflective of the entire staff. Refreshing our drinks was always long overdue, he never checked in after our food was delivered, and there was another 10 minute wait for him to run my card while paying. We were still pleased with the food/location/atmosphere so the good outweighed the bad. I'll return and am willing to bet we'll have a better experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for Lunch/Brunch
    bankerkeith
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Food and drinks were all excellent. We tried to Caesar salad, lobster roll, and chicken sandwich. The prices are on the high side for lunch but considering the location that should be expected. Cocktails were excellent as well
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Spectacular view
    Roncato
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Very good to drink and enjoy the view on a sunny day. Menu could have more food options.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls weekend
    Groupof9onMay17th
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Food and service was outstanding. Only issue was our table was set up in the back by the bathroom, and there was no way to move our party to a better spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great if staying at Fontainebleau
    clemenceVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    This is not a destination restaurant. This is a 'jump out of the pool' to grab a bite (expensive bite) to eat. Or meet someone for lunch, or have an early sunset dinner (2nd floor is best for views). We made quick reservations without really researching the restaurant, the reviews were mostly positive, we weren't staying at the Fontainebleau and wanted to see the property. So for us, it was not a good choice. They served dinner wine - expensive - in plastic wine glasses, which is really sub-par, and would not accommodate our request for glass stemware. Dinner was just okay, expensive for what it was. Gratuity automatically included, even on cost of wine, which is excessive. So, we won't return, but if you're a guest there, may be ok.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great beach views on the 2nd level
    frequenttravelerVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Enjoyed lunch here in May 2014. If possible, make a reservation & ask to be seated on the 2nd level, from which you will enjoy beach views. This restaurant sits between the vibrant Fontainebleu pool scene, with its accompanying loud musical beach, & the boardwalk. A bit pricey, but the food was very good as was the service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great outdoor dining by the sea
    Laura333
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Food was great. Friendly and attentive service. Not too pricy. All in all, highly recommendable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 170 reviews are from the La Côte - Fontainebleau Miami Beach reviews archive.
  • casual outdoor dining
    MJ1203
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This restaurant is at the back of the Fontainebleau pool area adjacent to the Boardwalk (there is foliage so you cannot actually see people walking past on the walk). It was a nice casual meal with good service and good food. Because it's a pool area, the wine glasses are plastic. Cool lighted menus. It's an open kitchen so you can see the cooking happening. Nice break from the fine dining restaurants inside the hotel.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Energetic!
    RonFoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This is party central for those not in the heart of Ocean Drive! Great for groups and partying the day away. You have to experience this place once the next time you're in Miami! Staff were quite friendly. Good customer service!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pool Side Dining
    FloridaTravels12
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Just to be at The Iconic Fountainbleu is an experience in itself for a "true" Native Floridian, but to also sit poolside for a glass of wine and a delicious lobster roll, made it even better. We were seated at a table on the second floor inside a cabana-like table which also overlooked the ocean. Our waiter was also responsible for making our experience a great one!
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gourmet Food
    Mary
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Everything had wonderful presentation - great service and delicious food
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unpleasantly surprised
    GlobetrotterVIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    I used to love this place and have had good experiences in the past however was pretty disappointed this time. The server made several mistakes with the orders, there was a hair in one of the dishes, and he brought the beer can placed in the cup he poured it in (definitely not sanitary).. If this is what they're doing in front of the customers id hate to even imagine what's happening behind the scenes. I won't return, it's unfortunate because it's a good ambiance but in Miami there's no shortage of those so not a big loss.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hipster Hopefuls
    SuzieG
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    If you want a taste of the Miami scene, this is it. Loud, techno music, tattoos and bikinis are in abundance. The outdoor dining set up is lovely however and the food was delicious and our server was helpful, polite and fun. We enjoyed it for what it is - a place that hipster hopefuls want to say they've been.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Casual Dining!
    CMacVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    First time to Miami and loved spending last evening at La Cote..Our server Ivan was wonderful and atmosphere was very relaxed and comfortable..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great outdoor
    mllcpaVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Very much enjoyed the alfresco restaurant. Don't miss dessert
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, good food
    DanStrong
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Don't expect that your table will be ready, we had to wait 1/2 hour after our booked time. Did get the feeling that it wasn't the first time that happened. Otherwise good food and actually really good service. They do add gratuity automatically but that is fine with me.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't wast your money.
    DCC10
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The restaurant closes very early (which we did not know). We were extremely rushed. We were never asked if we wanted another drink, coffee or desert. It is very expensive for such poor attention.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pasta is to die for
    JackFromBoston
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Tha pasta dishes are superb! I had the pappardelle with short ribs, and the flavor was out of this world. My wife, whose taste is hard to please, loved the anglnotti with fava beans. She was impressed. Her only complaint was that she wished there were even more on her plate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch on the ocean
    Louise
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Bloody maries below acceptable standards , wine ok but all served in cheapest plastic glasses,. Our appetizer, grilled vegetables for 4 was inadequate and we asked for additional pita we never got more, we had four small triangles. This cost 26$. We ordered sparkling water, asked for an additional bottle which arrived end of meal. One of us did not get what we ordered grouper instead of snapper but decided not to chance sending it back given the poor service.. We were charged for three bottles of perrier though we only had two and notwithstanding the new law concerning tips our bill included a service charge of 20%. We had a special guest and did not want to bring this up when the bill arrived. We paid and don't expect to return.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual dining on the beach
    PRawlinsVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We had a nice dinner, very laid back on the beach. surf and turf was good and mushrooms were a standout. The service was good. We chose the top deck which was windy in the evening but very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • super place by the beach
    PeggyVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    A reasonable place to eat among many expensive places in the Fountainbleau..Drinks a little pricey..Exceptionally nice people work there.. Lobster roll and hamburger exceptional
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome place, adjacent to beach
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    We stayed at the FB, and each day we stepped off the beach to eat lunch at La Cote, and it never got old! The bar is lively, but the tables on the roof had incredible views of the ocean, and when its warm you catch the breeze. Food was great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We were served wine form plastic
    N345VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We were served wine form plastic glassed that had been reused and still wet after washing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Valentines Wine and Dine
    NothingMan
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I were excited for our first visit to Fountainebleau, the hotel was beautiful, the ambience, the nightlife, the people. The first impression was this place is back in the cut, there is no formal way to get to the restaurant, The food of course was pricey being a nice upscale bar/restaurant, however the meals were not good at all. I ordered the Surf and Turf and to my surprise only had two pieces of shrimp that were badly over cooked along with my 5 little piece medallion steak. The steak was overcooked . My fiance ordered the half chicken, this thing was like the size of my palm. The food was in small portions, overcooked and not very warm. First and last time here!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The most romantic place with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The most romantic place with unparalleled service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outsatanding
    Valentines
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I was amazingly impressed and speechless at the friendly well organized and most beautiful restaurant i have ever been. I loved everything from the minute we walked in into the time we left. Total perfection on Valentines day they even thought of small details of making a woman feel special with the touch of a red rose on the table. The Bleu moon special was also a nice touch for couples to make this an affordable experience. I would recommend this restaurant and we will definitely be back hopefully for more than just dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good ambience, music a little loud
    Bigkahunaburger
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Overall the ambience and service at the restaurant were very good. As we entered the restaurant the music was quite loud and distracting, luckily our table was back away from it so it we as a more reasonable volume. The food was good, save for a few fish bones in the turbot filet.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • La Cote - DON'T GO!
    Keith
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I specified I wanted reservations for a Valentines dinner, and left my e-mail with Open Table. The restaurant tried to seat me at the outdoor seating area which was filled with tourists, kids, and people in bathing suits - clearly NOT a Valentines atmosphere. They offered to seat me on the beach in two hours for $500, which was NOT what I made reservations for. Neither the restaurant nor the hotel even tried to accommodate me despite the fact that they screwed up my reservations! I wouldn't go back to the hotel or restaurant for any reason - ever.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • tropical lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    We visited during lunch on a Thursday. I had hoped we could sit in the upper deck looking out at the ocean, but there was too much wind for that to happen. Our server was friendly and very efficient. We enjoyed our food, drinks and ambiance. There was nothing that could have made it any better. A wonderful lunch experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • friendly service
    mahan
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Great service. Even though the restaurant was full, they were wonderful
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • menus selection was limited
    doogs
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    menus selection was limited but the food was fine. nothing spectacular. The waiters were a bit "sales heavy" trying to push appetizers and rushing us along. it's a very busy week - NATPE so I guess they were under perssure to turn the tables over quickly
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • this is what Miami is all about
    vinoman
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    Amazing view and scene. The food was overpriced but very good. I would go back in a heartbeat. I had lunch with my wife and three kids, all of whom enjoyed the experience very much, but I would honestly prefer to go back with friends. I was disappointed with the wine list. Very short selection of whites and reds by the glass. There was only one Pinot Grigio by the glass and it was from Argentina.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • You're going here to people watch
    LakeIdaGuyVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Beautiful people everywhere, average food, average service and over priced. Not much of a culinary experience and the wait staff was fine but not great. Lots of "scenery" so if you don't mind overpaying for that sort of thing this is your place.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Scenic place
    ray26
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    Excelent ambiance, we had lunch in the upper part and the view was wonderful in a sunny day. Food is good,maybe a little overpriced. Service was very good taking into consideration our english is poor,they made everything possible to wait on us in spanish.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet