Pied a Terre

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880 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
Top rated Restaurant, Pied a Terre restaurant is the soul and life of the historic Cadet Hotel, a fixture on Miami Beach since early 1942. To all our guests, Pied a Terre is a place to meet, remember flavors, create new ones and enjoy an exquisite culinary experience paired with exclusive wines in an environment of elegance.
Pied a Terre's intimate setting has 11 tables inside and an outdoor dining area from tables of 2 to larger parties of 45.
We serve contemporary Mediterranean / French cuisine in a fine dining atmosphere. No cream, very little butter, no flour nor cornstarch in the sauces that are only reductions, everything is homemade from fresh products.
Our menu changes 3 to 4 times a year. We offer a tasting menu, and a la carte menu and special promotion menus in summer.
Our Wine Spectator Award (2013/14/15/16/17/18) wine list features 320 international and domestic selections.
We can accommodate any dietary requirements or personal preferences.

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Epilobium
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tasting menu paired with wines suggested by the owner is the best annual food experience for us. We have purposely flown here for the last 6 years from Atlanta to dine.
The food is exquisite and the wines are from small and hidden gems from around the world.

Worth every penny!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

unfurtunately a bad experience.
we went for the tasting menu and I can say the food was very obsolete, by far one of the worst french food we had

The service was terrible. We were the only couple in the restaurant (yes! completely empty) and the waitress forgot to serve water after we ask her 3 times. While we were enjoying our food, she didnt asked if we were looking for another glass of wine or more bread. Terrible for the restaurant that was losing money and terrible for our experience.

prices are ridiculous especially if you are looking for something especial.
the recipes looks like they are from the past century. super tasteless!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
68 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. The food, wine and service are impeccable. The mushroom risotto is always fabulous. Can’t say enough good things about the experience!

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Eric
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We dine here each time we visit Miami because we really enjoy the great French cuisine on offer. A graceful, quiet, delicious dining experience each and every time.

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harolda
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was exquisite and the atmosphere was quiet and romantic
This is a hidden gem in South beach . The prices are in line with fine dining. Don t miss this lovely experience

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vipKevinB
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful, we go every time we are local. The most delicious food, served by a great team

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vipJennyG
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come back here every visit to Miami for excellent cuisine fabulous foie gras and superb guidance by the restaurateur through his replete wine menu. It is a nice oasis of tranquility and civility off the strip.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfect and they accommodated is exactly based on our special request. The manager and owner is awesome. Very informative and great company !

Always helps us fabulously pair a wine . So honest and real ! Love this place and can’t wait to go again

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vipEricM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

There was only one person attending the quests plus the Maitre d'.
Service was very slow.

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cyril
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Un acceuil fort agréable par le maitre des lieux, Patrick. Une très belle adresse sur Miami que je recommande

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I was not informed when I made the reservation that they were only offering a price fixed menu for Valentine’s Day. It was quite expensive in light of this and I would not have dined there then had I known. The atmosphere is very quiet and decidedly different from the rest of South Beach. I’m not quite sure why but the service that night was terrible. The servers were awkward, forgetful and seemed a bit confused. I’m sorry because I had wanted to go there for quite some time and Valentine’s Day seemed like a great opportunity.

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vipNeedsNYBoost
Miami
28 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good dining experience at Pie ....it never disappoints!! It is expensive but the price is equivalent to the quality of food.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Hidden gem. Great French food. Dont fo if you're in a rush or are loud.

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vipFoodiechic
Miami
174 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Although the food and atmosphere are wonderful, service was so terrible I’m not sure we will return as well as our guests. It took almost 30 minutes to get our cocktails, 3 glasses of white wine, I had to ask for bread and butter 3 times, we finally got two of the smallest pieces of bread and never got the butter. The most ridiculous was that our bottle of red wine which was ordered when we ordered our glasses of white wine was delivered to our table when we were 3/4 through our entree’s and we continued to ask for the wine at least 4 times. To top off the night, the server spilled an entire glass of red wine all over me and all over the restaurant. Yes, those things happen but when we were not offered anything as recognition for their errors, we were surprised. They seriously need to get their act together. Friends were sitting two tables away from ours and they had the exact same experience. We are very sad to lose what was once a great restaurant.

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CarlF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sleepy excellent French in South Beach--now 9 years and best kept secret for French food at finest in the 305. Overachieves from reservation system to landing in art deco Cadet Hotel---Clark Gables home for a while and Pied a Terre--30-35 seats--quiet and reserved with a loud cheer for excellence. Terrific service and the food hits a note beyond that starting with excellent trio of Foie Gras done 4 different ways--each better than the last--the terrine--the poach and the pan seared with passion fruit and the potato gnocchi filled foie gras--all and each as good as I have ever had--sweetbreads are done perfectly as well---Go to Beet Salad --will be memorable and a star. The main courses of Halibut over risotto with wild mushrooms--the Duck a la Orange hits all the marks and the desserts overachieve as well with the floating islands that will smash all diets yet is as light as aire with the ever fresh plump berries surrounding the anglais made from heaven.
And the wine list is tailor made for everyone--not just overpriced known names--but carefully selected growers wines from small artful chateaus--especially the champagnes--downright accessible prices--same champagnes as La Bernadine--most famous restaurant in NYC.
Go there as soon as you can and experience real french food like no other in the 305.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a nice trip to Miami. Fabulous dinner and Patrick was a wonderful host.

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vipJennyLee
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenominal experience, with superbly defined menu items that transport you to Paris, while still near the pulse of South Beach Miami. The faux gras sampler is not to be missed ~ for the variety of ways to experience the sensational tastes. Wine list offering is top notch as well.

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lechilango
Mexico City
13 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I reserved this place for my wife’s birthday.
I put this in the reservation, but I do not think the administration even looked at it.
The owner, I suppose it was him, was only interested in a positive rating of his place.
Food had nothing exceptional.
Sweat-bread was interesting as appetizer, but the Terrine de foie gras was injected with a kind of mousse, not very pleasant when you ate it.
The Filet was more than average, and the Bouillabaisse had nothing to do with the South of France Original. It was totally tasteless.
Service was a real adventure, as there was only one young lady serving the whole restaurant. So if you wanted mores water, more bread, or only your bottle of champagne served, you had to wait your turn, after the whole other customers were served.

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ThomasL
New England
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Patrick is a master at welcoming guests and settling them into an evening as pleasing as any in fine restaurants in his native France. Assembling a meal and wine pairings from the selections was a joyful experience with Patrick’s expert guidance. For a step away from the activity on the beach a couple of blocks away, and an immersion in a different time and place, visit Pied a Terre.

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vipChaineMember
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb meal. Excellent service. The kind of dinner you keep hoping to find for that very special occasion. Will return frequently.

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PauletteZ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our second visit to Pied a Terre, food and service always amazing. We will be back !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Foie gras was amazing. Tried it fried, poached, and pan fried.

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MARCO
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our first time at Pied a Terre . A restaurant where you can have normal conversation, no loud music and no loud people and not freezing.
After 30 years that we are leaving in this country ,it was really the first time we had a so pleasant atmosphere for diner.
The service was excellent , the food of high quality and the owner Patrick Gruest very helpful to explain the way the dishes are made and the origin of the ingredients .
We highly recommend the Pied a Terre

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shirleyh
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Though the website said there was a fixed price menu beyond the tasting menu, this did not exist ..however, our dining experience was superb.. when we arrived the staff came out to help with my husband’s rollator. We were the first diners of the evening and very quickly the pretty room filled . Since I don’t drink, my husband had a Martini which was not too wet ..The foie grasse choices were very good.. I then had the fillet and my husband selected the SeaBass . Presentation was beautiful and choices were nicely prepared and delicious.. not too saucy for a French restaurant. We decided to share dessert.. The piece de resistance was the deconstructed log with a divine tart sorbet to offset the rich , but not overly sweet chocolate with blackberries which was on the side of the Marscapone and marinated strawberries. When we asked for the bill, it came very quickly . Service was fast and efficient..returning guests were treated with more attention. I definitely would go back next time we are in Miami Beach

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vipRhinoco
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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vipHamsi
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another splendid meal in one of Florida's finest dining rooms. It is quiet and intimate; not stuffy or precious. The food is as good as any in Miami. The host is warm and generous. I even managed to sustain an interesting conversation with my companion. This is not a restaurant -- it is an opportunity.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely authentic French. Enjoyed very much.

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vipGloin6
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not to be missed. Beautiful fine dining in a gorgeous intimate setting.

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vipBarryB
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Just off wild, crazy Collins Avenue is this surprising hideaway, tucked into a hotel so close to the madness that is Miami Beach, yet seemingly miles away. Entering the hotel's reception area, one feels drawn back to the 1950's, surrounded as well by memorabilia of that era. With a 7:15 p.m. reservation for two, we were somewhat surprised, given our proximity to the host of mediocre dining establishments on Collins and Ocean Drive (yes, there are some fine restaurants along those streets, but many whose survival is a function of having landed leases in those locations), that we were the first guests of the evening (we were ultimately joined by another party of 4 some 30 minutes or so later). This restaurant is not for the masses, however, which includes for us the overly bright dining room, which we would have found more relaxing if the lights were dimmed. We chose to do the tasting menu, as the waiters did an excellent job of explaining the unique preparations and flavors on the menu. While none of the dishes was a "10", they ranged (in our judgment) from 6.5-9, so were certainly pleasant. One of us also chose the wine pairings, all of which turned out to be white wines, reflecting the dishes chosen; given his love for red wines, he might have liked to sample a red, but the wines served were appropriate for the coursing. The staff was excellent and knowledgeable. Overall, as a well traveled diner, I found this a pleasant meal, not an outstanding one. I would recommend this "with reservations".

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lovenewrestaurants
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4food