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French Bistro, Miami, FL

French Bistro

4.4
4.4
34 Reviews
$30 and under
Argentinean
This Argentinian family of European descent landed in South Florida to offer Argentine & French Cuisine. Bringing to the table greats meats, homemade desserts, boutique wines and premium beers. You will feel like you are on the cozy countryside with nice and quiet music.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Argentinean, Steakhouse, French
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (305) 251-9014
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Cristian Leonardo Ramirez
  • Catering
    Ask for our personalized options.
  • Private party facilities
    Ask for our personalized options.
  • Neighborhood
    Palmetto Bay
  • Cross street
    US 1 and 136 S. D Hwy
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine Month Special Menu

    Feb 1 - Feb 29, 2024
    Also A la Carte Menu LUNCH until 4.00 pm Appetizers Love Salad or 1 Chorizo or Lentil Soup Entrees with a side Picanha or Snapper Almondine or Chicken Cranberry Desserts Chocolate Mousse or Pionono or Vigilante (Creamy Quince or Sweet Potato Jam & Brie Cheese Brulee with sunflowers seeds) $ 35 per person No Sharing Dishes. Tax and service charge not included. DINNER from 4.00 pm Appetizers Melted Provolone Oreganato or Escargot or 1 Empanada Entrees with a side Baby Churrasco or Grilled Salmon with White Wine Sauce or 2 Canelonni (Knife cut beef, Spinach & Ricotta) with Marinara Sauce. Desserts Chocotorta, Crepe Caramel Flambe with Ron or Chaja Cake. $ 45 per person. No Sharing Dishes. Tax and service charge not included

What 34 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

34 Reviews
  1. JoseF

    New Orleans

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a wonderful, feel-at-home place. It’s called French bistro, it’s owned by Argentinians, and they have great Italian food. All their other food is very good as well. The fried calamari are fresh, beautifully, seasoned and fried and comes with a garlic sauce as well as cocktail sauce. My wife had a filet mignon with vegetables, And I had the New York strip with fries. The steaks were a little under so we sent them back. They came back perfectly medium rare, and you could tell that they were nice cuts of meat. we were too full for dessert. It’s always a great experience at the French bistro.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Treasure Coast

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and delicious food. Highly recommended.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great local restaurant with friendly staff, great service, and delicious food. We were a big group with kids and adults and everyone was happy.

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  4. BeeKal

    Greater Boston

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Churrasco , sausages and Escargot ! The food is delicious. Wonderful place to go with your Family.

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  5. VanessaG

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was amazing! The food was amazing! The price was amazing! I can tell they are family owned and care very much about the experience. The woman who waited us was very kind and made us laugh. The food was great quality and quantity especially for the price. And the restaurant itself feels very authentic. I will definitely go back and would recommend to everyone else!

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  6. MariaC

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    French Bistro es un restaurant al cual seguiré yendo y recomendando por su buena calidad y muy bien elaborada la comida, el servicio de la única camarera q tienen es insuperable, es una chica muy diligente y agradable complaciendo al cliente, Melina la anfitriona siempre pendiente q todo esté en función de q el cliente se sienta satisfecho y complacido. Los canelones q hacen son los mejores q hemos comido en Miami, mis padres y yo vamos especialmente por ellos. Altamente recomendamos a French Bistro y su excelente staff!!!

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  7. MariaC

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    La comida muy bien elaborada y deliciosa. El servicio muy bueno. Un ambiente tranquilo y agradable.

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  8. JorgeG

    Naples

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    We choose this place based on Miami Spice, the location is awesome but the place need to be updated in regards of look, decoration, lights, the servers also needs to look better, food is not the best but because of the value is good.

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  9. Elizabeth

    Miami

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The owners are a lovely couple, giving their all to make you feel welcome. Food is like home cooking delicious and very generous. The service is a little slow, but it's worth the wait. I am planning to make this restaurant my weekly stop. As a realtor, I need to have a restaurant like this, I know that if one of those days that I am running late and I can't cook, I know where we are going or picking up. Elizabeth Perez

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service excellent owner introduced herself and the staff went above and beyond to accommodate us. Portions were generous and price was very reasonable. Overall great value for the money.

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  11. SilviaL

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant, delicious food! 100% recommended

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  12. IrmaB

    Miami

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had checked the great reviews before booking and was looking forward to it. Not excellent. It was not bad, just OK. I had the churrasco with cold/room temp mashed potatoes. I prefer my food to be hot. It’s a French/Argentinian bistro. Maybe if they stuck to just Argentina it would be better? Still doesn’t fix the cold food issue. Service was good.

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  13. albertog

    Miami

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Family owned, great food, great service can’t beat the price!

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  14. GustavoT

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fine little family restaurant in Palmetto Bay. A true hidden gem with great service and great value.

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  15. Opallilly13

    Miami

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really loved the food and close family feeling they provide with their service. Will definitely be coming back again.

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  16. FrancisH

    Miami

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Came across this gem as a last minute Saturday night dinner. What a pleasant surprise ! Wonderful owner / host and service plus high quality and delicious meal! Argentinian steak was 5*! Will come back with friends!

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  17. CarlosA

    Miami

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Relax, good service, good food. Owners are there all the time. Great!!

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  18. Levidal

    Orlando

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great value in a family atmosphere. Don’t leave without trying their delicious desserts 😊

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  19. PaulaD

    Houston

    24 reviews

    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    So disappointed - the lobster bisque was a greasy glob with no hint of lobster. The flank steak was cooked like a pot roast and way overdone. The only redemption was the dessert - a caramel rum crepe. It was scrumptious. Overall a total waste of $100 with a stomach ache to follow

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  20. FOODIE5

    Miami

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and friendly service. Had escargot, beef empanadas and lamb chops. The crème brûlée was massive but not very tasty I will return to try other foods

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a hidden gem. The food quality is amazing. We had a filet mignon and lamb chops and were surprised by the size and value of the cut of meat. The owner is a pleasure and the waitress, super attentive and sweet. Will be our new date night spot.

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  22. Ybenz

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good and fresh. The only thing missing was a bit more seasoning. But overall the manager and servers were very nice

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  23. Savage

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The French Bistro is a unique Argentinian style steak house with a French twist as the name would imply. However the menu covers a broad array of special dishes lending to the extremely engaging owners talent for handling all styles of cuisine. From the broad selection of appetizers covering both the expected (escargot) and unexpected (Picada Sharing Board) to excellent onion soup, the main courses cover a complete spectrum with six unique creations of filet mignon, many excellent beef creations, lamb chops, multiple tender chicken dishes, pork and a broad selection of seafood. Beyond the excellent flavor, it's the portions that blow you away, as each of us received not one but two cuts of filet mignon each, with one at least 10 and the other 12 ounces or more. We had enough for dinner again the following night. Leave room for desert, particularly the Crepe Caramel Flambe with Rum....which is to die for. Honest to God! Possibly the finest desert we've ever had.......bar none. All this and at a very reasonable price. Visit soon before this moderately busy family owned restaurant is discovered by all and scoring a reservation requires calling weeks in advance. Friendlier owners and servers you will not find at any price. Thank you for addressing our request for a special table for my Wife's special birthday!

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  24. ivisoto9

    Miami

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend this little gem!! Family owned, excellent service! The food is delicious and the atmosphere is very relaxing! Will definitely be back!

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  25. Excalibur

    Cancun

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, and my bride loved the vibe. Beautiful decor, helpful service even though we sat in the distant corner. The one problem was that we mentioned on the reservation that it was the last day of our honeymoon, and no one congratulated us or acknowledged that. We ordered the flambe and I hoped to have the tableside fire, but they did that part in the back. The steak was not bad, but I was disappointed there was no ribeye option.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dinner and great service.

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  27. Lauren

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We went for Miami Spice and it was a quaint little spot. I wasn't sure what to expect as the décor itself is a little outdated but when we got our food it was phenomenal! Would definitely return.

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  28. JavierM

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent! The crab cakes were delicious and good sized portion. I ordered the sirloin steak medium rare which was perfectly seared. It was easy to cut and melted in my mouth. I don’t know what they do to the bread they bring to the table but super fresh and soft. We had some bread left over and took it home, it was still soft the next day. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. Food was fairly priced. Great moon and pop restaurant. The name threw me off. I expected a French restaurant but it turned out to be an Argentinian restaurant but it didn’t disappoint. They do have escargot though. I will definitely come back to this place.

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  29. ConnieW

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Plenty of food! Good service! More argentinian than french

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Incredible service. The chef came to check on us and our experience. The food was very good and plentiful. The service was excellent. Truly enjoyed our meal and the attention to detail! Family owned restaurant that was a joy to experience.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service. Dinner was delightful! French bread with dinner was wonderful!

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  32. DeeA

    Miami

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely beautifully structured Argentine European restaurant offering exquisite food, European cozy ambiance with an authentic family owned welcoming service, My husband and I felt as if we transcended back to our last visit to Europe. We highly recommend French Bistro to everyone that’s looking for delicious meat, seafood, fish, wine and a unique dinning experience. It was a pleasure meeting the owners, chef and our server that made our dinning experience exceptional,

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely family owned restaurant. Great addition to the Palmetto Bay Area

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  34. GregoryJ

    Miami

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Neighborhood Gem. Lots of choices from the Menu. Great Meats

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas

FAQs

French Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. French Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (305) 251-9014.

French Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 34 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for French Bistro

13611 S Dixie Hwy, Miami, FL 33176-7258

Additional information

  • Cross street
    US 1 and 136 S. D Hwy
  • Neighborhood
    Palmetto Bay
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Argentinean, Steakhouse, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Latinx or Hispanic, Women
  • Executive chef
    Cristian Leonardo Ramirez
  • Additional
    Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (305) 251-9014
  • Catering
    Ask for our personalized options.
  • Private party facilities
    Ask for our personalized options.
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