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Downtown Bistro - Permanently Closed

14 Reviews
$30 and under

"Feel like at home, eat like at home" is Downtown Bistro's motto for its family operated casual yet elegant French bistro. Conveniently located next to a parking lot and MetroMover stations this hidden gem became a locals favorite in the up and coming CBD of Miami rapidly. Only serving highest quality products for its contemporary as well as classic French cuisine is part of their success story. The healthy daily specials, the exclusive selected wines and beers along with the lovingly decorated interior will make your dining experience unique.

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Les Salades

Always Fresh, Always Tasty, Always Healthy

  • Fondant de Chèvre Chaud au Miel et Senteur Truffes$14.50

    Melted goat cheese & truffle honey on crispy olive bread & mixed greens

    • Salade Niçoise$16.50

      Classic niçoise salad served with flash seared tuna, tomato, olives eggs, potatoes & anchovies

      • Kale avec Fruits Rouges et Feta$11.00

        Kale salad with fresh red berries, red onions, feta, raspberry vinaigrette & caramelized walnuts

        • Bavette grillée, mesclun, et tomates cerises sautées$15.00

          Skirt Steak Salad with sautéed cherry tomatoes and blue cheese dressing

          • Salade de César$9.00

            ith shaved parmesan & croutons

            • Feuilles d'épinards frais avec Fruits Séchés$12.00

              Baby spinach with caramelized walnuts, dried fruits, sherry vinaigrette and shaved parmesan

              • Roquette avec Feta & Pastèque$12.00

                Arugula salad with watermelon, feta, sweet walnuts & truffle oil

                • Bavette Grillées, Mesclun et Tomates Cerises Sautées$15.00

                  Skirt steak salad, sautéed cherry tomatoes, & blue cheese dressing

                  • Salade de Cèsar with shaved parmesan & Croûtons$9.00

                    Les Sandwiches

                    Same rule applies: Always fresh. Always tasty. Almost always healthy. Served with your choice of Fries OR Salad Staying slim? Ask us to put it in a wrap

                    • Les Burgers Bistro$13.50

                      aioli, sweet onions, bacon salad & tomato with your choice of cheddar, american brie or blue cheese

                      • Dinde Poivrons, Pesto, Salad & Aioli$10.50

                        Roasted turkey with aioli, peppers. Salad & pesto Side: Salad or French fries

                        • BBQ Pulled Pork, Confit d'oignon$13.50

                          Served on a sweet bun with caramelized onions and arugula Side: Salad or French fries

                          • Mahi Mahi Grillées ou Frit Avec Aioli, Salade et Tomate$14.50

                            Grilled or fried Mahi with aioli, salad and tomato Style: Grilled Fried Side: Salad or French fries

                            • Tartine de Saumon Fumé avec Avocat$13.00

                              Open face smoked salmon & avocado with mozzarella, peppers & pesto Side: Salad or French fries

                              • Wrap de Thon grillé avec Aioli, Salade et Tomate$14.50

                                Prime cut Ahi Tuna‎ with Spicy Aioli, salad, & tomato in a Wrap

                                • Portobello, 4 Fromage fondus et confit d'oignons$11.50

                                  Portobello mushrooms with melted cheeses & sweet onions

                                  • Croque Monsieur ou Madame$10.50

                                    Grilled ham and cheese with béchamel, fried

                                    • Croque Monsieur OU Madame$10.50

                                      Grilled ham & cheese with béchamel, fried egg optional Style. Side: Salad or French fries

                                      • With Egg$11.50
                                    • Brie, Jambon Cru & Pesto (Chaud ou Froid)$11.50

                                      Brie and prosciutto with pesto, cold or toasted Style: Cold / Toasted Side: Salad or French fries

                                      • Club Sandwich Avec Poulet et Bacon$13.50

                                        Grilled chicken, maple bacon, salad, tomatoes and egg Side: Salad or French fries

                                        • Légumes Grillées et Fromage de Chèvre avec Pesto$11.50

                                          Grilled vegetables and warm goat cheese with pesto Side: Salad or French fries

                                          • Portobello, 4 Fromages Fondus et Confit d'Oignon$11.50

                                            Portobello mushrooms with melted cheese and sweet onions Side: Salad or French fries

                                            • Skirt Steak Sandwich$14.50

                                              Salad, tomatoes, aioli, gruyere or gorgonzola & confit d'oignon Side: Salad or French fries

                                              • MahiMahi grillé avec aioli, salade et tomate$14.50

                                                grilled Mahi with aioli, salad and tomato

                                                • BBQ Pulled Pork confit d'oignons & Roquette$13.50

                                                  served on a sweet bun with caramelized onions & arugula

                                                  • Le Club Sandwich$13.50

                                                    grilled chicken, maple bacon, salade, tomatoes, & egg on white bread with aioli and mustard

                                                    Les Petites Assiettes

                                                    Perfect to pair with our decadent wines. Want to get more out of if it? Join us for HAPPY HOUR. Mon-Fri 2-3pm, Thu & Fri 6.30-7.30pm. 50% OFF Wines btg & all beers from our selection

                                                    • Planche de Fromage ou Charcuterie$14.00

                                                      Cheese and / or charcuterie board, ask your waiter Style: Cheese / Charcuterie

                                                      • Polenta à la crème avec bacon$6.00

                                                        Creamy Polenta with Bacon

                                                        • Dattes et Chèvre Cuit Avec Bacon$10.50

                                                          Fried Dates filled with goat cheese, wrapped with smoked maplewood bacon

                                                          • Crabcakes with Spicy Aioli$14.00

                                                            served over mixed greens

                                                            • Risotto Croquettes$9.00

                                                              with Bacon!

                                                              Le Soupes (Lunch)

                                                              • Butternut Squash Shooter$3.00

                                                                • Soupe gratinée à l'Oignon$6.50

                                                                  Les Moules

                                                                  Eat more mussels! Did you know that mussels are high in potassium, iron and contain a lot of healthy omega fats?! Reason enough to dig in!

                                                                  • Les Moules Marinieres OU Au Bleu$22.50

                                                                    Steamed‎ mussels in white wine with shallots & parsley OR red wine, blue cheese & spinach served with crispy French Fries

                                                                    • 1/2 Portion of Mussels$12.50

                                                                      Les Entrees

                                                                      Great to share as an appetizer

                                                                      • Tartare de Thon avec avocat & chips$15.50

                                                                        Prime cut Ahi Tuna with avocado & sesame oil, tortilla chips

                                                                        • Escargots au beurre persille OU a la creme$12.50

                                                                          snails in garlic, parsley butter OR cream

                                                                          • Carpaccio de Poulpe & vinaigrette tropical$16.50

                                                                            Octopus Carpaccio with sauteed tomatoes and lemon-passionfruit vinaigrette

                                                                            Les Plats

                                                                            Très français. In addition to our Mains we prepare healthy & tasty specials every day

                                                                            • Le Steak Tartare au Couteau avec Frites$18.00

                                                                              raw 6 oz filet mignon cut by hand, capers, onions anchovies, served with a quail egg and fries

                                                                              • Le Poulet au Four avec Pommes de Terre$16.50

                                                                                1/2 oven roasted chicken with dijon mustard reduction, roasted rosemary potatos, sweet potatoes & salad

                                                                                • Roasted Duck leg$16.50

                                                                                  served with French Fries & Salade

                                                                                  • Risotto avec Portobello & Huile de Truffle$16.00

                                                                                    Risotto‎ with portobello mushrooms & truffle oil

                                                                                    • Merguez Grillées avec Couscous et Légumes$17.50

                                                                                      Spicy lamb sausage with Couscous and vegetables

                                                                                      • Steak Frites, Sauce Roquefort ou au Poivre$25.50

                                                                                        10 oz N.Y. Steak with blue cheese butter or peppercorn sauce, served with fries Sauce: Blue cheese / Peppercorn


                                                                                        $8. All our desserts are homemade with the extra pinch of love. Treat yourself!

                                                                                        • Mousse au Chocolat

                                                                                          • Crème Brûlée

                                                                                            • Fried Oreos

                                                                                              with french vanilla Ice Cream & Whip

                                                                                              • Dessert of the Day

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                                                                                                What 14 people are saying

                                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                4.4 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                • 4.5Food
                                                                                                • 4.4Service
                                                                                                • 4.4Ambience
                                                                                                • 4.5Value


                                                                                                85% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                                                                                                1. I



                                                                                                  17 reviews


                                                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on March 16, 2018


                                                                                                  This is an excellent bistro in downtown Miami which serves quality meals at a reasonable price. The service is excellent and attentive. The ambiance is pleasant and the noise level is very low. I have been dining here since it opened, and have always found it wonderful. Highly recommend it.

                                                                                                2. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  32 reviews


                                                                                                  32 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on December 6, 2017


                                                                                                  This was a great lunch experience. We all really enjoyed our meals. Perfect portion sizes and very good food. Easy to converse amid a lively atmosphere. Will definitely return.

                                                                                                3. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner


                                                                                                  1 review


                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on October 25, 2017


                                                                                                  One of the most amazing places I have ever been too. The people always give me the best service and food always the best. Everything they cook is amazing. I love this place. So sad to know that they will bring moving. Everyone in this place managers, servers, cook all great

                                                                                                4. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner


                                                                                                  5 reviews


                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on July 13, 2017


                                                                                                  They were out of the duck that we both came there for. And the food was not very good. They forgot the peppercorn sauce for the Steak au poivre.

                                                                                                5. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner


                                                                                                  3 reviews


                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on May 14, 2017


                                                                                                  Expensive, the food food but..................... ...........

                                                                                                6. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  Las Vegas

                                                                                                  2 reviews


                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on February 3, 2017


                                                                                                  Great location. Parking on the street or in lot next door. Romantic. Deliciously tasty food. Service was great. Nice place to relax and unwind.

                                                                                                7. b



                                                                                                  41 reviews


                                                                                                  41 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on January 27, 2017


                                                                                                  A true neighborhood gem. This place has great food and wine at reasonable prices. The environment is cozy and the service is very friendly. Great for groups or a date.

                                                                                                8. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner


                                                                                                  2 reviews


                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on December 20, 2016


                                                                                                  I would definitely recommend this french restaurant to everyone!!!

                                                                                                9. MV



                                                                                                  134 reviews


                                                                                                  134 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on November 11, 2016


                                                                                                  It is hard to find a restaurant in Miami that is really French - but the menu here is French & delicious.

                                                                                                10. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner


                                                                                                  1 review


                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                  Dined on October 28, 2016


                                                                                                  A group of nine colleagues/friends loved the relaxed, quaint atmosphere (unexpected in downtown Miami). Everyone loved their meals, particularly the scallop entrée. Service was personable and very well-timed so we weren't rushed or waiting on anything. We would return without question!

                                                                                                11. SL


                                                                                                  New York Area

                                                                                                  2 reviews


                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on October 27, 2016


                                                                                                  They rush you too much. Keep coming by after you've just sat down asking are you ready, are you ready, are you ready?. Not only that, the moment your plate looks done they just take it away. Happened to my guest - still had food on hisplate and they just took it away. Never asked if he was done or did he enooyt it? Not good

                                                                                                12. c



                                                                                                  10 reviews


                                                                                                  10 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on September 16, 2016


                                                                                                  Hidden gem in downtown Miami. Great for lunch, daily specials and attentive servers. European menu is diverse and tasty.

                                                                                                13. b



                                                                                                  41 reviews


                                                                                                  41 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on August 12, 2016


                                                                                                  Downtown Bistro is a true neighborhood gem. It has a cozy ambiance and friendly service, plus the food is consistently very good. The Miami Spice menu has a great selection and is very good value.

                                                                                                14. OT

                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                  Las Vegas

                                                                                                  2 reviews


                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                  Dined on June 29, 2016


                                                                                                  I visit this place frequently for lunch because of the outstanding quality of the food and the diverse menu. The staff is very attentive and friendly. Excellent value in downtown Miami for the quality of the food.


                                                                                                Downtown Bistro - Permanently Closed is rated 4.4 stars by 14 OpenTable diners

                                                                                                Permanently Closed

                                                                                                This restaurant is permanently closed.

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