Brasserie Central

4.2
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236 Reviews
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$30 and under
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French

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Open Everyday
Breakfast: Saturday - Sunday: 8:30am - 11:00am;
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday : 11:00am - 5:00pm;
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 5:00pm;
Dinner Daily: Sunday to Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm,
Dinner Weekends: Friday and Saturday until 11:00pm
Happy Hour: Daily 4:00 pm to 7 pm
Ladies Night: Wednesday 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Phone number
(786) 536-9388
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef Pascal Oudin
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Cross street
Ponce de Leon Boulevard
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Parking details
Mall parking & Mall has Valet Parking services right across Brasserie Central
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Public transit
Douglas Road Train Station
Coral Gables Trolley
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, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
3.9
service
4.1
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
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.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tree lighting family tradition

PG
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

I
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Muy bonito!!! Buena atencion !!!

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AD
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.

CM
Miami
5 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.

w
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.

OT
Miami
60 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PW
Miami
4 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

RS
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and ambience. Small but cozy
Service was excellent

IM
Miami
41 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.

M
Miami
30 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.

H
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.

TK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Javier, our waiter, was very accommodating.

JA
Miami
24 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.

E
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.

SL
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Celebrating Birthday

LK
Miami
19 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.

JF
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.

HV
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

D
New York Area
16 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 !!!

P
Miami
272 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.

RT
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.

T
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
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.

JV
Miami
25 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...

d
London
36 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Dinner took so long.

OT
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!

TC
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.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Food was ok

S
Miami
84 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, nice atmosphere. We went for Mother's Day brunch and we really enjoyed it. The food is good, and the atmosphere is pleasant. We would recommend and return in future.

C
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always we enjoyed our meal. We LOVE the escargot here, great garlicky pesto butter with fresh bread to dip after you eat the actual escargot. I had the beet and endive salad, the veggies are fresh and they are generous with the beets. My husband had the beef bougunine (sp?)., it was very good!

Our only surprise was being charged for the water, that has never happened to us here before and we were not given the option of whether we wanted it or not. Our waiter was attentive but appeared to be new, not the usual bubbly informative waiters we had in the past. We hope he warms up with time!

PB
Miami
80 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience5

On a cool or breezy evening, dining outdoors is a wonderful option. Classic french food, well prepared, and nicely served.

C
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful french food. Good and comfortable ambiance - very french.
It’s a must in Miami.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They treated Fonzi very well, they made sure we felt welcomed with our beloved chihuahua (dining al fresco, of course)

K
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dining. Best in the mall. Great food and service. Definitely I’ll be back.

E
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The worst French Restaurant in the World. Most often French restaurants even if they're mom and pop have great tasting food - but this one NOT. Food quality was poor. Coffee was served cold 3 times - and stirrer was plastic straws - food was served cold and tasteless - with exception of bread pudding....this is not a French but masked as French - maybe the chefs all ran away - we've eating all over the world about 15 times in France - and only eat brunch at French restaurants - this one sucked big time.

JJ
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food is authentic and so delicious. We would go to Brasserie Central for dinner before cinema at Landmark or Bill Cosford. We told all our friends about the restaurant.