Cote Gourmet

4.5
91 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
**Temporarily Only Accepting Reservations for 20 - 40 person private events. Please call us directly to schedule one of these!**

Côtè Gourmet is finally reopening for dine-in. Thursday from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday and Saturday from 5pm to 10pm.
We are open for Valentine's Day (special Menu of Love)
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 for a reasonable price.

Côté Gourmet referred as, Miami Shores hidden gem, the restaurant is romantic and cozy .The best French food in town .innovative fresh culinary creations - in an intimate tasteful setting. Inside and outside dining space are available. Reservation recommended on weekends and special days

We also offer private events in our lovely dining room, and catering.

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servicio, cálido ambiente, música suave. Los mozos adorables y la chef una genia. La mejor comida francesa en años! Súper recomendable.

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vipEddieD
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As requested, we were seated outside. We ordered a rose and escargots which were very good in the traditional olive oil recipe. Lots of fresh baked bread. The entres we’re all equally good. We ordered trout almandine, steak au proive, and I ordered a Cacio e Pepe pachetti. For desserts, pro bite roles and an apricot tart. A wonderful meal. The service was good but we had a young lady who had just started, normally, the service is out if this world. Chef Amina came out a couple if times to check on us.

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BrandyS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was fantastic! A bit of a wait but worth it especially when it’s authentic. Black owned gem away from the Miami fuss. Intimate decor, head chef and owner and waitstaff were more than hospitable! Would go back in a heartbeat.

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3GMiami
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent

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vipNicolasD
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt Cote Gourmet is not only the best French restaurant in town but most probably, amongst the best restaurants in Miami. Their food is outstanding, added to their amazing service. Their prices are very reasonable, considering their quality offering.

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vipTonyS
Richmond
64 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent French cuisine, which is a rarity in South Florida. Chef was very much engaged with her customers and along with very attentive service made for a pleasant experience. If there is one weak spot, it's the location in what appears to be an office building under renovation adjacent to a main road. Outdoor seating located on the sidewalk area of the restaurant looks to be the favorite here, as my preference for indoors was met with an almost empty dining room which is unusual for a Saturday night.

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ClementR
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! The chef came to the table to talk with us

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoy our meal every time. The onion soup is a must!!!

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kilikili
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A jewel stolen from Paris in our midst. Excellent food, service, presentation and if it wasn't for the occasional loud car, you could feel transported to a French bistro.
Chef Ly outdoes herself every time. From delicious appetizers to exquisite entrees and heavenly desserts. Be prepared to have a gustatory event, an evening that you will remember.

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vipDhurtak
Miami
77 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amina is great! olga is too..she offered suggestions and when she did not know something. she asked the chef! very refreshing today

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DavidM
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is pricey but the food was great. We had the restaurant for ourselves pretty much since the weather was really bad that night, which helped as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way, great cuisine, 5 stars to the chef

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RosemarieS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hats off to the chef for fine classic French dishes and creative international choices. We appreciated the limited dinner menu with select choices plus some specials. Lovely atmosphere conducive to chatting and enjoying those you're with. Located on a quiet commercial street in Miami Shores, it is a hidden gem in the neighborhood with easy and free parking, but is a somewhat pricey. Friendly wait staff, eager to please but not disturbing. Good lunch menu including fabulous crepes and very relaxed.

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DeafandDumb
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very hungry tourist on the prowl away from the hubbub. As a diehard francophile, I took a calculated risk ... and was well rewarded.
I arrived way too early for the opening and was perfectly happy to wait, but a lovely, happy person (the beautiful chef/owner) welcomed me with warmth and complete ease. I knew I had chosen well.
The menu offered all sorts of delicious brunch options, and I decided to have a little bfast snack and then lunch--pain au chocolate with a divine cappuccino followed by a salade nicoise with fresh tuna. So so good! Perfect portion, beautifully prepared. Not silly or excessive.
Just right.
Kind, personable service. French music, too!
Un lieu de rencontre chic et sans effort... tous les jours.

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vipTimT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience.

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FiolinaB
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem. FOOD WAS great

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved ,extraordinary 5 stars

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vipLOR1220
Miami
112 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Appetizers : Lentil Soup, vegan soup, which happened to be Carrot Soup & Potato Flan - Great
Entrees: Catch of the Day, which was Swordfish, Skirt Steak and the lamb chops - Great
Desserts : Chocolate Cake & Creme Brulee. The cake was good, but the Creme Brulee had the consistency of a pudding and the Baily's Cream infusion made it taste like a pudding.
The have a nice selection of wines, we had a Nero D'Avola that was wonderful

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Orioles08
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this gem and I’m happy!! This is an amazing place where to have some real French cuisine. Food takes a while but it’s worth it since everything is super fresh and tasty. Staff is friendly and it looks like a real French bistro. Will go again for sure !! Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly enjoyed my visit to Coté Gourmet. The food was great and the service excellent. I will definitely return again 👍🏻☺️

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vipDhurtak
Miami
77 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food great! Service was slow

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vipFilippoT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rare if not impossible to find Great food, awesome service and exceptional hospitality all together in a Miami restaurant, Cote Gourmet has it all.
One of the best restaurant in Miami, a must go and also entered my recurrent place to dine in.

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vipLOR1220
Miami
112 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent little restaurant, small and cozy. The food was great as well as the service. I had read some reviews complaining about the service, in particular having to wait for the food. I found no basis, is a small place (including the kitchen) and while some of the dishes can be prepared ahead of time, other have to be cooked to order. For starters Escargots main courses the Trout for dessert we shared the Tart Tatin. They have a nice wine selection or you can bring your own for a nominal corkage fee. The idea of going out to dine is also to enjoy the company.

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IrisP
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The mall took almost two hours
There was confusion between owner /waiter and chef in kitchen.

The crepes were average.

The piece was offensive considering we waited for over an hour for a miniscule "meal". The owner came over to apologise and offered to make us crepes.

Neglected to tell us we'd be charged for every strawberry.

The ice cream was stale.

They could not figure out how to refund the incorrect charge so they just crossed off the gratuity.

Ruined a lovely afternoon.

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BobB
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was a very pleasant and fortuitous surprise since we have never eaten there before but needed to find a restaurant haf way between Miami and Ft Lauderdale so we could meet with friends. The menu was limited, but what it had fave us plenty of choices and the chef even prepared non-menu items. Both the menu items and the special made were excellent. Good selection of wines, quiet but small. Despite a 45 minute ride, we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spectacular from start to finish. The food, the service, and the ambience were all flawless. We had the chicken roulade, escargot, beef bourguignon, and a salmon with lime and ginger, with mango tart and profiteroles for dessert. All utterly delicious. Try it - you’ll love it.

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LadyK
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a hidden gem! The food was amazing; you could tell it was prepared with skill and a pinch of love! It’s a quaint, lovely restaurant with a friendly staff. The Chef is magnificent and actually comes out to greet you!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice cozy restaurant. With Chef coming to tables asking about food quality, nice touch...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Cote. The chef is amazing and so friendly.

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vipAdventuresome
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A delightful and delicious french restaurant with a great chef,

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vipMangiabene
Miami
132 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This restaurant is a little bit of Europe in Miami. owners are French/Sengalese and Italian. Food is very French, but happily, on the light side. No heavy creams or sauces. You start with an amuse bouche, which was a wonderful little tart, and good bread and better. The carrot soup is delicious; just vegetable and not sweet. My husband had the salmon and I had the lamp chops, both very good. Lamp chops were really good quality with no fat. Excellent wines. Excellent profiteroles for dessert. Highly attentive and warm personalized service. One of the rare places in Miami for a quiet meal with good low key music. My only complaint is the lighting; too dark and yellowish bulbs; needs just a little brightening. Looking forward to returning.

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ShirleyS
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place!

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JuliaM
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Peter
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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WilliamD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipCarlos
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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CarolynW
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Cote Gourmet is rated 4.5 stars by 91 OpenTable diners.

Cote Gourmet does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.cotegourmet.com/buygiftcards/gift-card-1.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.