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About Cafe Bastille - Miami

Bienvenue à Cafe Bastille! We are in the heart of Downtown Miami proudly serving up authentic French and Mediterranean cuisine with a wide variety of wines and great ice cold beer. Come inside and enjoy a cozy atmosphere while you watch Chef Eloise in our open kitchen or just pull up a chair on our outside sitting area for a leisurely Sunday brunch! This family owned restaurant gladly brings a taste of our homeland. Come and enjoy excellent food, great atmosphere and warm staff!

248 SE 1st Street
Miami, FL 33131
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday:12:00pm - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm; Brunch: Sunday: 8:00am - 4:00pm; Breakfast: 8:00am - 11:30am

Cross Street:
1st Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(786) 425-3575

Catering:
Chef Eloise will work with you to personalize a menu that meets both your taste and budget. We cater - we deliver!

Parking Details:
Parking available next to the Restaurant open 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Parking also available on the streets.

Public Transit:
You can enjoy the service of the Downtown metro rail or metro mover.

Executive Chef:
Eloise Garcia

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Cafe Bastille - Miami Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.9

ambience

4.6

value

4.7

Noise

Moderate

83% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (4)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
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Romantic (2)
Cozy (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Fun (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent!
I love this place,

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·Dined on October 27, 2017

We found this while searching for a place to eat before a concert at the James L. Knight center. It's a short walk away and I love French food so we reserved our table. We were so glad we did as the food was excellent. The filet was cooked to perfection and melted in our mouth. The sides were also amazing. Just an all around great place. We live about an hour away but will be returning in the near future. I highly recommend this place.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on October 25, 2017

They had the best Steak Tartar that I’ve ever had...and I’ve had it in Paris!!!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Excellent. Nice place. Good food. Cozy, warming

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vip
 (Tampa)·Dined on July 23, 2017

wonderful bread and service. french music in the background. prices very fair

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

Marcelle was excellent and the food delicious. A hidden jewel in downtown Miami.

Tags: Casual, Romantic
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 26, 2017

The Host was not friendly and payed attention to cell phone. Possibly had a waiter on his first day of work without training. Date had to get parched-throat before water was provided. Waitress would not assist when asked nor when our waiter disappears. Let me stop...

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 13, 2017

Food was garbage. Tasteless.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 3, 2017

The food was perfect. A gem in Downtown Miami. I took my two best friends here based on reviews and it was a homerun! My one bestie said her filet was the best she had ever eaten. (And we are total foodies!) I will be eating here every time I am in Miami.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Cafe Bastille is a terrific find in downtown Miami! We were greeted warmly by Romeo and invited to choose our seats. We were presented with the memu and invited to select our wines. We each selected our appetizers and main courses.
In the meantime a basket of fresh French bread and a spread of black olives,oline oil and anchovies was offered to tantalize our tastebuds!

We started off with appetizers of fresh Octopus salad and Bacon with a fresh green salad and goat cheese on toasted French bread. They were delicious .
The main course arrived which consisted grilled wild salmon in a Phyllo pastry on a bed of seasoned lentils which was delectation le

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2016

Excellent location and great service. We actually got so much food that we couldn't finish it. Sadly we had to leave some behind because we were flying out the next morning. We were wondering if the leftover food would go to needy persons.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 7, 2016

When we asked for bread they argued that they serve bread at breakfast only. The ham on my sandwich tasted weird as if it was about to get bad.

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 8, 2016

Cafe Bastille is a small, downtown French bistro. It has upgraded the interior during the past year, and moved the food preparation area to another room in the back. Yet Bastille still maintains its superb food, service, and ambiance. You can actually carry on a conversation. The cuisine is fresh, reasonably priced, and well prepared. It is great for dinner or lunch. The lamb shanks, burgers, and fish are great. They serve a great salad nicoise at lunch. My only complaint was the Cote du Rhone wine by the glass was not great. I perhaps should have invested in a higher priced bottle, but only wanted a glass and there were not many others offered. I have been going to the Bastille for years, and as long as it continues to serve great food, will continue to go back and recommend it to others. A real gem! Try it out. It will not disappoint.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 1, 2012

Pro's: Friendly Customer service, good food, best seats are outdoor.
Con's: Overpriced drinks $10 for mimosa, claustrophobic feeling eating indoors.
Overall: great for breakfast-lunch

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 22, 2012

I have come here with my family for a late lunch. The restaurant was empty, so we did receive quite some attention.
The food was not to our liking, and we did not eat it. None of us ate the food, but we were charged for it none the less. Very disappointing.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 26, 2012

good brunch, good egs; service ok.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 31, 2012

I was pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food. I questioned the chef (Elouise) about an ingredient in the sauce that came with the filet mignon and she was more than eager to explain. I did not expect this level of sophistication in this little bistro like restaurant. quite a find!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 29, 2012

I didn't actually sample the food because I couldn't get beyond the ambiance (or lack thereof) of this place. Its on a not great street and the inside has small patio type tables with folding chairs, that looked really uncomfortable. It didn't look particularly clean but it may just be old. The tables are really crammed in to a very, very small place lining a cafeteria like space where the food is assembled. Given the description of the food from other reviewers, the place itself seemed really out of synch. I wanted a nice romantic french dinner and this just wasn't the atmosphere. Based on other reviews, I expect the food is really good. Just be aware that the surroundings may not match.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 3, 2012

The food tasted like it was straight from France! Generous portions, and very delicious. We had a very attentive waiter and no wait for the food. The only downside was that there was a lot of traffic on the street during our meal.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 25, 2012

The Cod was perfectly cooked and delicately seasoned. The wine was very affordable with many excellent options. The decor is simple. Excellent flavors without overly complicated dishes. My kind of place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 25, 2012

Excellent personal service. Food was freshly prepared and perfectly seasoned. Wine pairing was wonderful. I recommended to colleaguesat our company meeting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 7, 2011

just ok for a quick lunch. not impress with food or service. and worst thing of all, the next door parking lot!!! do not park there! $25 after 30 min. I spent more money on them than on my food!!! not even worth it.

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 27, 2011

When I got there it was closed. They closed at 5pm that day. I wish I would have none before taking my wife there, but we went somewhere else.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 25, 2011

Found this place on Open Table, was downtown and thought I'd give it a try. Had two appetizers as my meal - escargot and the grilled octopus. They were both equally delicious! I have never had such fresh, scrumptious octopus. amazing. I would have preferred to sit outside, but it was raining. the interior of the restaurant is small and plain. but, it's downtown and yummy so i would definitely go back. Also the service was totally friendly and on top of everything.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 19, 2011

Looking for a casual spot in NE Miami-Dade County to enjoy familiar French fare, we chose this sidewalk cafe in downtown Miami. The night was warm and muggy; we sat inside with a view of the street and the made-to-order preparation of our selections. Requisite onion soup, escargot and moules in celebration of Bastille Day did not disappoint. Standouts for our table of three, salad accompanied by goat cheese, creme brulee with a touch of lemon, and just-right cups of expresso and cafe au lait. Wait staff and chef are attentive and engaging, creating a relaxed atmosphere for enjoying a meal with friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 14, 2011

My friends and I needed a place for dinner on Bastille Day. The food here is truly excellent and since the restaurant is in Downtown, it's pretty quiet at night. The staff is flexible. We started out as just two, but two more joined us. We brought our own wine. They gave us each a glass of champagne to celebrate Bastille Day. Since it was the end of the day, there were a couple of items sold out, but we started with escargots and foie gras profiteroles. Both starters were wonderful. For dinner, the braised leg of lamb is amazing -- and a ton of food. It could easily feed 2, unusual for a French restaurant. Highly recommended.

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