Cote Gourmet

4.7
56 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Côté Gourmet features New Wave French cuisine. Chef Amina will prepare for you a unique dining experience. Her dishes are an adventure for eyes, nose, and palate at a reasonable price.

Côté Gourmet referred to as, Miami Shores' "hidden gem", the restaurant is home to traditional favorites as well as innovative fresh culinary creations - in an intimate tasteful setting. Both inside and outside dining is available. Reservation recommended on weekends and special days

We also offer provide closed dining room, and special events catering.

Check out our Website at https://www.cotegourmet.com/

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JM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 3-hour dinner with my French friend. The whole experience was lovely. The place is very elegant and classy, the dishes were the best I ever had. My favorite was the duck. The wine-pinot noir was high quality. Parking is easy. I really recommend and I am planning to be back soon.

P
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Being a trendy city, there's no shortage of restaurants that over promise and under deliver.If you're looking for blaring techno music, waiters with blue hair and neck tattoos and an atmosphere that gives the impression that the food was an afterthought, than stick to Wynwood. On the other hand, if you're looking for a place to enjoy a good meal and conversation with great food, wonderfully attentive service and no one rushing you to seat another table than make a reservation at Cote' Gourmet. Thank you for wonderful evening, my wife and I will be back.

WD
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best wine list (nothing for than 90.00) I have seen in Miami. Great food but even better was the European-style service. I real joy to eat at this place. I cannot recommend it enough.

C
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't emphasize enough the quality of food, the ingenuity, the different flavors Amina (the Chef) combines and put in each plate is superb. Always taking care of the customers with Roberto and his team. It is one of the best places to have a lovely lunch or dinner with friends, family or you significant other!!! I highly recommend Cote Gourmet!

CW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The best service in town. Excellent food in a homey French setting. Highly recommend.

RL
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Cote Gourmet and both dining experiences were outstanding. It is a charming restaurant with a welcoming and warm ambiance. Amazing customer service from everyone in the staff. Every dish I have tried from the Chef is incredible; truly perfect. The warm goat cheese salad and foie gras were both delicious. The magret de canard (duck breast) was magnificent and the daily pasta special (ravioli with mushroom sauce) was to die for. We tried the crepe Suzette and it was also (you guessed it) amazing. I can’t wait to go back and try more dishes.

EW
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Third time dining here. Food is acceptable but service very slow. Miami Shores really needs a great restaurant that the residents want to go back time after time. Unfortunately this is not.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu selection was excellent. It also included some very interesting and tasty specials. Really enjoyed the relaxing atmosphere. Will be back to try the brunch.

J
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Not quite up to French standards. Ordered the daily special, Coq au Vin on a Saturday. Got at most the meat equivalent to a chicken wing, the rest were bones and what seems like left overs. Also order the lamb chops, which were hard and chewy. Also very small portions, even for French standard. No vegetables in any of our mains, not in one. Trout amending, without haricot vert. Overall subpar quality food.

ED
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a little jewel. I hate to recommend it lest it loose its current charm, but the efforts of the owners, chef and staff need to be acknowledged. It is rare to find a boutique restaurant emphasizing French cuisine these days. The menu is predominantly French with some Italian influences and--delightfully--with an African flair. Recently, I had a Senegalese stew, which was novel for me and delicious. The wine list is great. The staff creates a warm and intimate atmosphere and is very attentive. There is convenient parking behind the building.

OR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food that is presented perfectly. The service is impeccable.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our daughters graduation dinner at the exquisite Cote Gourmet. The decor is reminiscent of eclectic French country and the atmosphere is warm and elegant. The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and helpful. The foods was excellent with decent portions and it was easy to find a park in front, but there's additional parking in the rear. I highly recommend you visit this hidden treasure.

JS
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the service, always so friendly and amazing food.

JS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best French food and ambience in Miami. It really is a hidden gem.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

We arrived for brunch, there was only one other table occupied and we spoke with the entire staff that kept passing us by if we could be served. Our order was taken several times by each staff member and yet nothing arrived, not even our complimentary cocktail. On top of that the manager asked us to move tables because they had accidentally reserved the same table for two separate parties, the other not even present.Thirty to forty minutes later we stood up and left.

L
Miami
110 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A local gem The staff and owner are personable and the dining room is very cozy. All the food was great!

AC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s a lovely little restaurant, they don’t rush you, and the food is delicious!

c
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A lovely small intimate traditional French restaurant in quiet Miami Shores. Nice clientele with all speaking softly for a change. The food was very good traditional French cooking - you'll find all those dishes you always liked and well prepared. The specials were excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant for a relaxing dining experience. Freshly remodeled too. Comfortable seats!!

J
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent. The service was a little bit slow, but the staff compensated with a very nice courteous demeanor. Overall great food, OK ambiance and great service

OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place!!! Service was awesome. Very welcoming vibe and food was delicious.

WS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and the prices were lower than I expected for a French Restaurant. The place is smallish about 15 tables and it was full, so reservations are a must. It takes awhile to be served but that is normal in French Restaurants. The plus to that is that you get to drink a lot of wine, and talk, and eat dessert etc. It is not to go in and out quickly. I had the onion soup and lamb, my date a salad and salmon tartare, everything was excellent. Then we shared a great tiramisu and coffee.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The brunch was really good food and service experience 5 stars....thanks

L
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Took 2 hours to get our entrees....

JF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We arrived at 7:00 and waited 1 hour for our salad, and then 20 minutes for our entree. We asked repeatedly for water, bread, and wine, and they were not brought to the table until 25 minutes in the restaurant. The service was missing in action. The maitre'd said, "we are very busy". I said, "we waited for 1 hour for our salad. My wife had asked for a medium rare steak, and it was rare. No one came back and responded to the steak needing more oven time. I thought that the service was disgraceful, and the maitre'd inappropriate in his response. We had friends that evening at another table, and they also said they gave up waiting.

t
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything. So cozy and quaint. Great bread, service, fresh fish, absolutely loved it!

h
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

terrible
a drunk woman destroyed the environment and the owner didn’t do nothing

DL
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience, personable....excellent food.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here. So excited to have found a great neighborhood restaurant . The service and food was excellent can’t wait to go back with friends.

SS
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place; the new owners have really brought a new light to the place, the many items are excellent. Portions are appropriate and being in the heart of Miami Shores makes it for a great meeting place.
We were there for a birthday celebration and even the Cheft Mina came to sing happy birthday by the table; they truly made us feel like family, and my Mom loved the pear tart given to her for her birthday.

C
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a gem in the Miami Shore area. The experinece I had with my fiancée was excellent. The food was
very tasy with an outstanding presentation (to start, we shared foie gras and then my finacée had duck confit and I had pork chop). For dessert we ordered profiteroles. Although the filling was superb, the choux pastry was little bit dry and hard. The service was excelllent. Mateo (the owner) made us fell like we were at his home. He helped us to select the right wine for the food we had choosen. I higly recommend this restaurant!!

EG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Discreet elegance; excellent attention by staff, great food. We were four people and we all had excellent food. The appetizers were delicious: roasted shrimp soup, onion soup, foie gras. The main courses were really good, especially the brochettes of filet mignon and the duck leg with porto sauce. The deserts were outstanding. The place has an intimate atmosphere, which is very special in Miami, where restaurants tend to be very noisy. The chef and the staff are very attentive, making sure that you are satisfied. Prices are competitive with restaurants of similar quality. Dinner for four, with two bottles of wine was about $100 per person. Well worth it, as we came out very happy.

MD
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening out at Cote Gourmet! The food was exceptional--from soup to main course and dessert. Presentation was creative and beautiful. We did not know what a gem we had in our own backyard as this was our first dining experience at Cote Gourmet. The service was impeccable and the staff were warm, friendly, and solicitous. To top it all the prices were more than reasonable. We will be back! Highly recommend.

D
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant! Excellent staff and food :)

NC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic! Great Amina creative chef. We loved this french-Italian restaurant. Very Raccomended!

GC
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I booked the place online. It was my first time there, but it won't be the last. Everything was VERY GOOD: the food, service, the set-up of the tables (properly done with table clothes). I travel quite a bit all over, and I can strongly recommend Cote Gourmet to everyone, for any occasion.

It was a business dinner, and my guests were very impressed.

See you soon,
Giuliano

AG
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food, service, and drinks! I had an overall wonderful experience!

M
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced and mediocre. We ordered lamb chops; 4 small chops for $35.00 and they were tough.

VL
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This quaint restaurant had great service and food. The croque madame was delicious

IB
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a real GEM! The food is outstanding! The attention to detail is magnificent. The food is prepared just right. It is really one of the best if not the BEST restaurant in the area. It is romantic and charming. The service is excellent. Now they have a live Jazz player on Friday and Saturday. I highly recommend this restaurant!! You will not be disappointed!!!!

SM
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

We went for the jazz music, which was excellent. The restaurant is pleasant and the servers were helpful and efficient. The food, however,was disappointing. Greek salad was fine. An Octopus appetizer ordered as a main for $24 consisted of one modest tentacle on a bed of puréed chickpeas. The beef bourguignon for about $26 was a small portion with tasty sauce, but the meat itself was dry; it was served with good polenta. With a decent but modest bottle of wine the bill was $110 plus tip, for a minimal meal for two.

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