My new favorite restaurant. This is my second time here and the food and the menu was even better this time. I also tried a different wine this time and was pleasantly surprised. A true gem.
3/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
FACE came highly recommended
FACE came highly recommended by a number of VIP clients of mine, and to be honest, I was surprised that they were raving about a spot located in Hollywood. As of the day of our first visit, my wife and I always looked on the area as a sort of a time capsule that had captured most of what we wanted to forget about the 80's. Needless to say, we were in for a BIG surprise. Not only was the service impeccable (Ask for Dominic,) the ambiance was a sample straight from Champs-Elysees. We are rather picky eaters, and even the slight smell of fish sets us off, but the flounder special and the gravelox appetizer were finger-licking good (Thank you Thierry.) Michel stopped by our table a number of times as well and was very hospitable.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great for foodies! Excellent food!
The food and the service is consistently top-notch at FACE. The quality of the ingredients they use is outstanding and it truly comes out in the quality of the entrees. They always have something exciting and tasty for the specials. My husband and I are foodies and come to FACE on a regular basis. It is our favorite restaurant in Hollywood and one of our favorites in South FL. It is truly a wonderful experience dining here.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
SECOND TIMES A CHARM!!!
Second times a charm!! First time here we only had drinks. We liked the crowd ad atmosphere. This time we had dinner, so glad we came back. Great staff, Amazing food and a fun energetic atmosphere....... Prices are a little higher but well worth it .....
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
By far the best
We found this restaurant online and were immediately pleased when we walked inside. A great ambiece, superb waitstaff and amazing food. The wine list is extensive and the waiter very knowlegeable. Portions were just enough so you could enjoy the entire meal without feeling the need for more or being overstuffed.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprise in hollywood
I was delighted to find a restaurant like Face. It feels like a piece of South Beach nestled right there on Hollywood Blvd. Everything from the decor, to the service, to the food made for the perfect night. The owners even went out of their way to greet us and make my Wife and I feel welcomed. I highly recommend that you give Face the opportunity to show you what fine dining is all about. Thank you for an amazing evening. We will be back with friends!
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Beautiful 'Face' in Hollywood!
This was our first venture to this new downtown spot. The decor is hip & modern with great jazz tracks playing on the sound system. It was quiet having arrived early and we had a choice of tables in or out. Our server was helpful and attentive all throughout the evening. We requested the crab in puffed pasty appetizer but it was 'unavailable' that evening. Will have to return to try it...
My husband ordered the scallop entree which he raved about. I was in for something light and started with the ginger/carrot soup, delicious, followed by the margarita flat bread, also outstanding. We finished with a marvelous vanilla ice-cream sundae with chocolate ganache and slivered almonds. We appreciated the great care of the evening overall!
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
A foodies gem
This was my third visit to Face and my experience just gets better and better each time. I haven't tried the same item on the menu twice and have been pleasantly surprised each time. The wine selection is amazing, and each time I have had a beautiful wine I haven't had before. (My trick is to let the owner recommend a wine for my food. He knows his wine)
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fresh and friendly
This one of many downtown Hollywood small restaurants, a French bistro with a relatively small but adequate menu. The dishes are simple and creative at the same time; and ours were excellent. The portions are not hugh, but are certainly adequate. The ingredients are procured daily by the owner and select personally from local vendors. We went early on a quiet Monday night; and had no problem finding a parking space. The restaurant is very clean, and attractively decorated. The service was exceptional and the owner, who stopped by our table on more that one occasion, was charming and informative.
The restaurant is not inexpensive, but fairly priced for the dinner and the experience. This restaurant was a find for us; and we'll go back.
6/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place in Downtown Hollywood
My girlfriend and I checked this place out for this first time last Friday. The service was phenomenal, the wait staff was very friendly and attentive. The ambience was nice, it's kinda of 'hip' looking inside. There are maybe 15 tables at most inside (with a few outside), so its a nice little place.
Let's get down to it: the food. The French bread they gave us was yummy. We started off with the blue crab strudel with mango chutney. It tasted great, though the portion was smaller than the palm of your hand. We also had their tasty fig flatbread. Lastly we shared a braised rabbit, which was exquisite. Again can't understate how great the wait staff was- they even gave us complimentary champagne when we sat down! I highly recommend Face!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best dining experience
A business associate and I were staying in the area and had no recommendations on a dining spot so I looked at options on Open Table. We took a stab and decided on FACE. When we arrived we were greeted warmly am immediately taken to our table. The waitress took our drink order and allowed us ample time to review the menu. Then the Chef himself came and explained the evenings specials along with any other dishes we might be considering. At this point we knew we were going to have a great meal because of the genuine passion of the chef and we were correct. Everything was extremely fresh and prepared perfectly. We will definitely be back on our next business trip!
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excuisite food experience
Friendly service and to the point. Avangarde french/american cuisine. Wine corkage available.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A find in downtown
Face was a great surprise... The ambiance is so elegant and yet intimate. The chef Michele and his entire staff welcomed us, asked for our feedback and made dining a pleasure. We were served complimentary kir royal upon being seated with a delightful welcome from the chef's wife to go with it. The menu was varied and included a prix fix dinner for those who didn't want to think! Our dinners included veal chop, coq au vin,diver scallops and the a delightful flounder dish. All were seasoned and cooked to perfection and accompanied by fresh organic veggies. This is definitely a "do not miss" in downtown Hollywood. Our server was delightful, always available and yet not annoying!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Still deserves an A
This was our second visit and our experience was much the same as our first. and ratings remain as above. We plan to take some other guest there for our third visit, which will be soon.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can't go wrong...
I have tried most everything on the menu and can honestly say that the food is cooked to perfection. My wife and I eat here about once every 7-10 days. Michele is a master chef who takes exceptional pride in his restaurant and his product -food. It is no “coincidence” that the meal arrives at the table with impeccable presentation and the members of your party are served their entrées in rapid succession… It is Michele’s culinary vision in downtown Hollywood – FACE (FRENCH AMERICAN CULINARY EXPERIENCE). Like I said, you cant go wrong try it and you will be back.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our testimony to the the quality of our experience at FACE is that we've been here with friends four times in the past three weeks since discovering the restaurant.. .
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The place was great and the waitstaff was super attentive. The chef even checked on us several times. It is a little pricey for the area but well worth it it in my opinion.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hard to beat this restaurant!
This is definitely our favorite place to dine in South FL. The food and service are excellent! The specials are always interesting and the high quality of the ingredients really add to the selections. I highly recommend FACE to anyone looking for a fabulous dining experience!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The chef/owner is very kind and came to speak with us several times. He adjusts anything to your liking and even gave us a whole free birthday cake for our one year olds birthday! Excellent food and great service. Very nice ambiance, as well! Highly recommend this place!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place
My girlfriend and I found this place by accident and we are glad we did. Been here several times and have had a great experience every time. The owner/chef cooks every meal and takes the time to visit each table to ensure you enjoyed your meal. Great wine list and fantastic service.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lost in translation
My husband loved his coq au van. Everyone in our party of six were pretty well satisfied. I, however were disappointed in the mussels.. Although the cream sauce was delicious, there was nary a mussel in the shells. I had ordered a small side salad but
was brought the fullhouse salad instead. thus the lost in translation. Actually it was a stroke of luck since there was little to eat of the mussels.
The décor is attractive and the staff was most accommodating.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was excellent. The
Dinner was excellent. The Chef/Owner came out and explained the food and the restaurant concept. I am glad that I found this restaurant on Open Table.. We will definitely return and recommend it to friends.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very enjoyable -- but a bit pricey
Enjoyed a nice dinner with a friend at FACE ... shared a flatbread, nice bottle of Barbera ... we both had the scallop special ... shared a dessert ... but it was $90 a person by the time we were finished ... so be prepared for price shock
that being said ... the scallops were perfectly seared and served on a luscious bed of sautéed vegetables ... and we should simply have asked the price in advance ... the men entrees were all in the low mid $20s and these were $36
The profteroles for dessert were delectable and fresh as can be
so while I like it, i'm definitely going to have to put it in the special event category rather than the neighborhood gem I wish it could be
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful and Romantic
I took my wife here for our sixteenth wedding anniversary, and we had a great time. Decor was beautiful and romantic. The service was outstanding, and my wife had the best shrimp she'd ever had in her life! Definitely recommend this place.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent restaurant. This
Excellent restaurant. This was our second visit and it was even better than the first. They make you feel like you have been going there for years...The chef/owner always comes out and makes you feel special. It was my friends birthday so they made a special dessert for her...I highly recommend this restaurant..
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my boyfriend here a few nights ago and he and I are both very service oriented when we go to a restaurant. Our waiter was phenomenal, very attentive, informative about the menu, and friendly. The owner/chef came out and spoke with us at length and even offered us a complimentary after dinner drink! We had a wonderful bottle of wine and the food was absolutely delicious. We definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
new favorite in hollywood
wonderful restaurant. tasty food and great service. had been wanting to go for a long time and finally had opportunity. our table of 4 all really enjoyed our dinners. I had a fish entrée and several appetizers and drinks.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
True French experience
This restaurant was a very nice surprise. We had no idea how good it was going to be until they greetted us and started taking care of our needs. Super attentive, the owner is the chef and sous chef, taking personal care of your food and guaranteeing it is excellent. He comes to the table and even spends time explaining to you how he cooked the good plus some anecdotes of his life! Super entertaining . He is a hidden gem having worked with presidents and royalty back in France. A true French experience. Awesome place I would definitely come back. I'm even using the place for a Gala I'm organizing.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A more than pleasant surprise
Fabulous food, attentive service, and a passionate chef who spends time with patrons! We started with the best escargot and fois gras we've ever had. My husband had the duck confit as a main course and I had a grouper that was a special of the day. This is a new favorite and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for great food.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Face a la francaise
FACE serves classic french dishes with incredible flair. A flute of sparkling wine is presented gratis. Then. Chef and our server describe each dish meticulously. They continually check on each diner's satisfaction & chat about ingredients & preparation. Our party had starters:deconstructed crab cake in a strudel wrapper; escargots served out of the shell in a piquant garlic sauce and a duck foie gras with brioche type points--sourced by the chef to meet his standard of perfection. The mains were Bouillabaisse, Confit of duck and Blackened Grouper All received raves. A special dessert was proffered -chocolate heaven; brownie with home made fudge syrup with a dollop of cream and raspberry--A piece for each--no sharing! Memories of Paris!
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is truly a wonderful restaurant. We were there on a slow week night so we had contact with all the personnel, from the chef on down. Everyone was gracious and cheerful. The food was unbelievably good: terrine, Cornish game hen and salmon. The vegetables were unique and terrific: long beans, just cooked, in a thin leaf of cabbage with a bit of parmesan cheese, plus purple mashed potatoes. Salmon was moist and perfectly cooked. Cornish game hen was the best I've ever had. There is no downside to Face. And it's not terribly expensive.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Not only the EXCELLENT attention,
Not only the EXCELLENT attention, not even mention the Cheff care and pamper towar us, but the food was AMAZING!!!!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Every thing was great, will be back again and again. We felt like we were at south beach.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Gem in Hollywood
Excellent food and service. Outstanding all across the board. Husband in the kitchen doing a magnificent job, wife in the front making sure everyone feels at home. Restaurant can easily transpose to Brickell or South Beach .
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went to Face for Thanksgiving. I had the Thanksgiving Special (pumpkin soup, turkey, and apple tarte), which was more expensive than the regular food on the menu, but also extremely good. My friends had different entrees and they all also loved it. The service was great, the atmosphere very relaxed, yet elegant. ll n all, a perfect Thanksgiving experience
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
f you appreciate excellent
f you appreciate excellent food and service, this is the best restaurant in the greater Hollywood area. European style all the way. Charming chef and staff. Very welcoming. I went twice this week. Goof for romantic dinner or a casual atmosphere for business discussions.
12/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and service
A French gem in the heart of Hollywood. I went twice and ate specials and off the menu and everything was amazing. All the others in my group agreed too. Nice touch of the chef/owner to come to the table and say hello.
12/11/2013 4:00:00 PM