About Brasserie Central

Chef Pascal Oudin would like to offer 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, reveling 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.

320 San Lorenzo Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33146
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am - 11:00am; Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner Sunday to Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday and Saturday until 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Ponce de Leon

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(786) 536-9388

Website:
http://www.brasseriecentralmiami.com/

Parking Details:
Mall parking

Public Transit:
Douglas Road Train Station

Executive Chef:
Fabien Micard / Pascal Oudin

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Brasserie Central Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (9)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
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Authentic (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Fun (3)
People Watching (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

The service is terrible please dont go do not go the waiter scream me for the bread 45 minutes we sit .

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Had a great meal, as usual. Did learn that making a reservation does not mean anything. I was told that tables are not held any more when reservations are made. This is apparently due to a change in managers. This was disappointing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The kitchen at Brasserie Central is open to the restaurant; both to a dining counter and to tables. Despite this fact, the Chef thought it appropriate to conduct a very loud and lively meeting with his kitchen staff. He barked, bellowed and admonished his staff for over twenty minutes. What makes this supposed professional think that the patrons of an expensive restaurant are interested in hearing his egomaniacal histrionics? This is unacceptable; especially at a restaurant with such a high price point. This so-called professional requires additional training.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent food. Great out door dinning. Excellent value for the quality of food you get there. This time our waiter was not very attentive. On previous occasions service has been very good. I would recommend this restaurant anytime.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great french food. Ile flotantes the best dessert!!!

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great Mussels Marinere and short ribs. Pork chop looked nice and thick but overdone and only accompanied by sliced carrots. Dissapointing bread pudding

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Tapas
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Food and service excellent. Value. Excellent. Noisy for
Conversation. Happy hour selection and values are really great.

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Pleasant but distracted service; even after clear instructions at beginning of service, waiter did not follow instructions on check presentation. Braised lamb shank was tough and cold - not sure that waiter conveyed comment to chef, as neither chef nor manager one came to the table. Indoor dining area was about 2/3 full, so no excuse due to business volume. Doubtful we’ll return.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on September 2, 2017

I would recommend to all. No what you would expect from a restaurant in a mall setting. Went for dinner with friends and the food and service were excellent. Our waitress, Lilly, was very knowledgeable with the menu and wine list. Her recommendations didn't disappoint. The bread with a fresh roasted garlic and butter was amazing. The escargots were done to perfection along with the mushroom soup. We all had different main courses and all delicious as well. We finished the meal with a bread pudding and espresso. Wonderful experience and highly recommend. Definitely a regular on my list of restaurants!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (Miami)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Overall, OK, nowhere near a return visit. -------------

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Food was ok , a little over price. We had Salmon with vegetables ( ratatouille ) . a simple meal that can be found anywhere in miami . The Salmon was cooked to perfection, which is very important to me but the veggies not impressed at all . Complete disaster if you are looking to try a nice ratatouille side. It was pure zucchini and red pepper not impressed at all. Everything else was ok.

Tags: Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 20, 2017

I like Brasserie Centrale. It isn't Paris, but it has the bistro feel. And "les frites" are - fantastique!

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 (Miami)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Amazing 3 course Sunday brunch....mussels were nice sized, tender and delicious, and the garlicy broth to die for...loved the seafood brochette, and always love their floating island. Always a great pretheater choice.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Fun, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Brasserie Central's food is excellent. The French onion soup was amazing. I ordered the salmon from the kid's menu (with spinach and mashed potatoes) and my 4-year-old ate the entire meal. I highly recommend this restaurant. The service was equally fantastic. If you are shopping in Merrick Park, this place is a gem!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

Visited during Miami Spice. The food was delicious. The service was good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Everything was good but has been much better.....

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Not as Pascal At Ponce, but still a good French at Miam

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The prix-fixe brunch is a great deal. Excellent food choices and unlimited mimosas. Really nice setting outside and very authentic decor inside. Been there several times, consistently high quality experience.

Tags: Scenic View, Hot Spot, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Wanting burgers and a film decided on Village of Merrick Park. This restaurant was perfection! GREAT burgers, the best. Complimented with a decent house red wine and we were in heaven. Way too hot to sit outside and inside is crazy loud yet you roll with it all for living in Miami. No need for SoBe, just a day at VOMP provides all you need. Love this restaurant, great staff and service from Paula. Note: BC accepts OT gift certificates for your OT points, huge plus. This restaurant is in my top 5, Enjoy!

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 (Miami)·Dined on July 14, 2017

AMAZING!
We have dined here before yet today was the BEST!
Isadora their Hostess went over and above by securing and changing our reservations as their system was down. She followed up, secured our table preference and changed the reservation so we could dine earlier and make a movie.
Food was cooked to perfection, drinks a bit weak yet once I mentioned to our server Jaime he made certain my second was on point.
Bibb Salad with Chicken was great as was the Ribeye my friend enjoyed.
Good ambiance and authentic French, Enjoy!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 12, 2017

had an issue using the open table reward coupon and the happy hour pricing. In the end the manager resolved it to our satisfaction.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Everything was very good. Roasted chicken was great although a tad expensive. French onion soup and charcuterie were great as well. Would definitely recommend it

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Great burgers! Perfect place to dine while shopping at Merrick Park Mall.
Nice menu and good variety of salads and American cuisine.
Nice staff

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Ambiance and food was delish! will work a bit on the service..definitely will come back

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Authentic, Scenic View, Quick Bite
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Consistently excellent food with great service and pleasant atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Casual, Quick Bite, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

nice variety of menu, good drinks and wine choices and tasty food.

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 (Miami)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I made a reservation for 8 more than two weeks before Mother's Day. It was confirmed several times by OpenTable. We showed up to be told by hostess that they only had us down for 5. When we complained and showed her our reservation she said they would try and accommodate us but it would be difficult to to accommodate such a large party on Mothers Day. What?!? Why on earth would you accept a reservation for 8 then give me grief for showing up with the exact number of people we made a reservation for. I am almost certain they gave our table to another large party who showed up without a reservation. Worst part is she tried to blame it on us. We ended up being crammed into a smaller table right next to the kitchen that should've been for no more than 6. My back was no more than 2-4 feet away from the server station. We had no option because it was Mother's Day and finding a new restaurant would've been impossible. Other than that the food was very good and our server was great.

Really disappointed with the hostess and how our reservation was handled. I would think again before booking a large party there on a busy holiday.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Fabulous French comfort food, with no attitude. Been there a dozen times and love it without fail.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 3, 2017

We have always enjoyed or visit to BC.
All managers have been very accommodating, Eric is very pleasant.
And Carlos took care of us the last two times and again, very pleasant
and friendly.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 28, 2017

It was all I hoped for and more service was great food superb!

Tags: Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 2, 2017

We love chef pascal- we love brasserie central and pascals on Ponce.
However the service is worse and worse each time. The server we had Sunday took forever to get everything.
A single bottle of Coca Cola took 14 minutes to arrive after ordering.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Lovely location in Merrick Park. Food and service were perfect. My guests loved it.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Food has gone down hill. Service poor.

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 19, 2017

The happy hour menu was a great value but the service was just so so. The hostess was better on this visit vs prior ones but the service is just average. There are better restaurants in Coral Gables for happy hour and service!

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 19, 2017

The service was poor , take long to take the order, not cleaning the table in between orders, its like we were asking for free food.
You can trained better your waiters.

Tags: Authentic
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on March 8, 2017

My wife an I ate here after a concert, around 10:15. The outside seating facing MERRICK PLACE is beautiful, in front of the dancing fountain. Our server was attentive and prompt. The pate was fantastic, the steak was done as requested and the sauce was very tasty.
We would go back!!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 26, 2017

service was spotty and not attentice. sever was never around. plus, sat outdoors. ruined by smoker which the restaurant allowed with ash tray near kids playing by the fountain.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Food "ok". Service completely inadequate, uncoordinated and inconsistent.

Had to beg for napkin and silverware, incinerated entree, though requested "rare", bus staff stood 3 feet away while dishes piled up, waiter, while nice guy, seemed to get "lost" all during dinner.

All the "food ok, but service bad" reviews are very valid unfortunately.

This place could be great if management could get their act together.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Food is good. The service is very bad.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great Food!!! It has been a while since I have been able to find great French Food!!
Loved it!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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