Brasserie Central

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244 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Chef Pascal Oudin offers each customer a memorable experience. Memorable for the quality of the ingredients, professional preparation and creative presentation. Chef Pascal's hands-on knowledge of ingredients, revealing their flavor, constantly savoring new dishes from daily market, inspired special with his interpretation of classic recipe.

Understanding the community trends, Chef Oudin sees the need of a more casual French dining and the spirit of the brasserie as a neighborhood experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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vipNibertoM
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Did not give us our reservation

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vipDebchel
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We’ve been several times and absolutely love the restaurant. But Yesterdays experience was not as fabulous. The soup of the day was bouillabaisse. We asked about it and the server was very enthusiastic about it. But when it came it was just not good. It was an extremely bland cup of broth. We were told that there was salmon on top and there is no salmon to be seen it was simply a broth that was very fishy. Extremely disappointed. My husband got the French Onion soup which was tasty but certainly not $15 tasty. Will have to rethink whether we return.

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vipIdrathereatout
Miami
39 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to sit outside and enjoy delicious food! Only better at this time of year with the holiday decorations going up. The French onion soup is my favorite as it has Gruyere and plenty of it when many restaurants have started putting less expensive cheese on top. The escargot was a rare treat as were the mussels and lots of their delicious French bread. My mother in law tried the duck confit and she did not leave anything behind so I would say that was a winner! We will be back in a few weeks when the next cold front comes through so that we can take in the Christmas tree whilst watching the holiday shoppers!

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Cidiazl
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

La Comida muy regular, la atención nada buena habiendo muy poca gente y mucho ruido de parte de los empleados y la cocina q da hacia las mesas lo q lo hace ruidoso e innecesario
El rest. Está bonito y bien situado pero les falta más atención y cariño al ambiente, a la atención y a la comida!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Excellent service but the food was sub-par. Tough escargot, the entrecote and fries was ridiculously slim and not well cooked. Mussels where small and tough. 19 dollars for 3 little pieces of cheese that where indistinguishable in flavor from each other? Like the ambiance and service bit don't think I will be going again unless friends invite me

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vipLawrenceG
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They only had one lady to take care of the outside tables and she really did a good job but felt sorry for her . The manger finally came out when we were leaving to give me the bill other than that he was no where to be scene on the outside área . Great food !!!

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vipnannysue
Miami
36 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The food was horrible! Oysters with only fair mignonette sauce; when we asked for cocktail sauce, we finally received something akin to ketchup. The whole artichokes arrived brown and so overcooked and water-logged as to be inedible. The trout was also very overcooked. When we ordered a cheese plate for our dinner, it arrived without crackers or bread. When we asked for bread, they brought us three small pieces, hard and not good. The four of us would never return!

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vipKLRad
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved everything about our experience here. Definitely don't understand the lower reviews which appear to be mostly about service. Our service experience was excellent - even with arriving 20 minutes before our reservation. There was no shortage of employees and the service was on point. So much so that additional slices of bread were even dropped to our table without asking to accompany the delicious Foie Gras Terrine we had ordered. Between the two of us we had the Terrine de Foie Gras, Croque Monsieur and the Nicoise Salad. The foie gras was excellent, the salad was super fresh and perfectly sized and the croquet monsieur was tasty. Loved the open kitchen and watching the chefs as we dined. Definitely a new must-go when we are in the Coral Gables area.

Brasserie Central
Responded on August 3, 2021

Dear guest, We appreciate you spending the time to write such a nice review, we were going through some difficult times and recognized the flaws in the past due to the industry, lacking great staff to assist to serve you. We have addressed our issues and have hired and trained our staff to better serve all guest(s) needs. Much appreciated and please ask to speak with a manager on your next visit. Thank you for your kind words and being one of our valued guest(s). Sincerely, Ayzel Solorzano

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Reviewed on July 14, 2019
Overall1foodserviceambience

I stopped by for a beer on Sunday afternoon. They promptly brought me an unsolicited jug of water (you know, unbranded with a hinged stopper). I ordered my drink and the check. To my surprise, the bill came back with a $1.00 charge for "Vero water". After paying my bill I requested to speak to the manager, Ari, to whom I told they should warn customers they are charging for unsolicited items.
Her answers increased in absurdity in par with my escalating levels of anger "well, they should have told you" (transferring the fault); "it's on the menu", (which I never saw nor requested because I just ordered a beer); "next time if you have a problem come speak to manager BEFORE paying the bill" (now it's my fault); "most of the other customers don't COMPLAIN (suckers!!!). In the end, I was probably as red as a beet and, mind you, demanding my dollar back. I know, it's awful and it might read as petty but I was set off by this horrible conversation streak!! I started writing down and filming this exchange that continued with: "you are making a scene"; "I'll call security to escort you out" (talk about customer service). They sent a waiter out to my table and in front of the public, he opened his personal wallet and give me $2USD back in cash. I left those as an extra tip for my waitress which was awesome and kind, but what was supposed to be a nice experience: having a drink on a nice Sunday afternoon, resulted in a horrible situation over ONE dollar.

There are other restaurants in the mall. You can very well avoid this faux-French establishment.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tree lighting family tradition

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vipPeterG
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As alway we have a great time there during Sunday Brunch. Our waiter Jaime was great.

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Ivonnew68
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Muy bonito!!! Buena atencion !!!

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AndresD
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Have been in this place several times, but the quality of food and specially the service have been declining. This time the service was terrible and the food was as bad. Not worth it anymore.

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vipYachtCarlos
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Overall not a bad place but felt that the service was a bit stale with the waiter who served us looked like a busboy and was very aloof. Anyway. Food was decent but not top shelf French cuisine. Seemed more Italian than French.

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williamc
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We dined with friends and had a delicious meal. We have been there before and always recommend the restaurant. We recommend sitting outside as it is quieter and a lovely setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
71 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best French food in town
Coq au Vin... as in France!

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PeterW
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

They could not perform simple aperitif order in three tries. Moule had excessive broth. Coc au vin was gristly and bony. Bottle of wine was decent value. Pont l’eveque cheese was very good. Staff were overly concerned with clearing table but not with checking on satisfaction

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RandallS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and ambience. Small but cozy
Service was excellent

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vipIsabelM
Miami
44 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time there. Had the Miami Spice menu. Very good. Loved it and will go back. Best French Onion Soup I had besides being in Paris.

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vipMartu719
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good restaurant for French casual classics. Service good (not great). Food was a little slow coming out of the kitchen but was very tasty.

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Hayoku
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was great, however I made a reservation for our anniversary a week before and they gave us one of the worst spots!! Don’t make a reservation because they don’t seem to care.

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vipTonyK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed the place; great spot to go just before the movies.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Javier, our waiter, was very accommodating.

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vipJorgeA
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beautifully prepared and flavorful: salad lyonnaise and mussels were outstanding. Our waiter Francoise was courteous, friendly and attentive, and advised us of their happy hour prices. His assistant was equally attentive. The hostess (shorter blonde) was surly and appeared to not be interested in her job. The outside seats were wet from the recent rain, and she proceeded to seat us without an offer of drying. As she took away two place settlings I asked for the napkins to dry the chairs and she said ‘ok’ and moved on. She seemed to be equally as aloof with other customers who experienced the same wet chairs.

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vipEric
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience2

It is clear that the menu was designed by a skilled French chef. But the execution is sub-par: bar tender with an attitude, waiters whose grasp of English is minimal (granted we are in Miami so...dress up wit( your Spanish to be understood), and noise level pretty high so dont count on any romantic atmosphère.

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SusieL
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrating Birthday

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vipLisaKB
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant serves amazing French food! I met a friend for lunch and she ordered Coq Au Vin Lyonnaise and I ordered Moules Mariniere (steamed mussels in white wine, garlic and parsley). Both dishes were superb. I'd highly recommend this establishment. The food is very fresh and you won't be disappointed.

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JanetF
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This was my fourth time at this restaurant. Every single time the food was outstanding! I will be going again. Not the kind of place to go if you are in a time crunch however.

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HumbertoV
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente food, true French flavor. Great oysters, salads, soups, desserts

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place!! I liked the duck at Brasserie better than in France!!!!!!

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vipDaley
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall3food3service1ambience3

The waiter we had was not trained. He made mistake after mistake the entire time. It was a real
Turn off. If I don’t like the trout as much as I
Do, I would not return !!!

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vipPersimmon
West Palm Beach
280 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent French bistro dining. Great service, great menu, great kitchen; all at a reasonable price. This one is a winner.

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vipRTSJr
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Went to BC for Fathers' Day-- as must be true with any holiday like that, the place was packed, the staff was harried and the noise from customers and the kitchen was loud to the point of distraction. The server and we had trouble hearing each other. Also the server overlooked bringing out the cornichons with the burger a cheval, which had a burned bun. I've had better experiences at BC, I'll chalk this one off to the Fathers' Day crowd.

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vipTina3242
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food is very tasty. Will be back again, and again!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice casual but elegant food excellent brunch and service very good parking easy and just a lovely place.

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vipJavierV
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We dine here often and usually enjoy our food, ambiance and service. This time the service was atrocious. It started by a very disinterested front person who sat us in a rushed fashion (even though restaurant at best 1/3 full). I told him twice to check us in through open table and he didn’t - we were categorized as “no shows” by OT. Then we sat for a good 10-15 min before the waiter came to take our order (we did receive water right away). The waiter was literally 10 feet away talking to a co-worker. We didn’t know if he was our assigned waiter or another waitress that was engaged in long conversation with the manager. In any event, since no one was approaching us we called him and he came to take our order. Not a single person seem interested in our experience except the water person. The place seemed uncharacteristically disorganized and not as clean as usual. In the hopes that this was just an “off night” we will give them one more chance. We have always enjoyed BC as one of our local “homey” places. We hope not to lose it...

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vipdanny
London
39 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Dinner took so long.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was packed for Mother’s Day. The food was good but the desserts were really great!

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TeresaC
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the service very accommodating. We had a reservation, I suggest you make one, its a popular place. Had the lamb Shank with ratatouille and it was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food was ok

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You can order delivery directly from Brasserie Central using the Order Online button. Brasserie Central also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Brasserie Central also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (786) 536-9388.

Brasserie Central is rated 4 stars by 244 OpenTable diners.

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.