The 5 Best French Restaurants in Miami

When it comes to the French, there’s one thing we know for sure: there’s nothing they’re more passionate about than good food and good company. And while our beloved Ocean Drive is thousands of miles from the Eiffel Tower, here in the Magic City we have our own French hotspots – and we’re passionate enough about their charm and authenticity to make sure everyone stops for a bite.

The next time you fancy a taste of Paris, head to one of our top five picks for the best French food in Miami and experience this classic. I do not know what:

Central Brewery

Located in Miami’s chic boutiques at Merrick Park, Brasserie Central is one of Magic City’s hot new spots for French cuisine. Run by award-winning chef and restaurateur, Pascal Oudin, of Pascal’s on Ponce, this authentic Parisian-style bistro offers clever menus of Old World craft cocktails, afternoon house ice cream, hors d’oeuvres , cheese and charcuterie plates, and classic French entrees and “pastries.” Its laid-back, rustic vibe is the perfect setting for breakfast, lunch, dinner, or dessert — and its dark woods, red accents, and large indoor-outdoor bar give it an air of sophistication only the French can. accomplish. Brasserie Central is located at 320 San Lorenzo Avenue.

Bistro Cassis


As one of Miami’s must-visit French dining destinations, Bistro Cassis is a cozy cafe known for its timeless French dishes. Adorned with vintage French decor — with candid photos of French street corners and a full-service bar that once belonged to an actual Parisian street cafe — this hip spot is as authentic as it is delicious. Open for lunch, dinner, happy hour, and a “magnificent” bottomless Sunday brunch, Bistro Cassis offers a creative menu of classic French dishes like Alsatian-inspired Poulet Alsacienne, Rack of Lamb with Mushrooms, Pied de Cochon, Duck à l’Orange and more. Accompany it with a glass of champagne or a sumptuous Bordeaux and you’ll be feeling like a Parisian in no time. The Bistro Cassis is located at 118, boulevard Buena Vista.

L’echon Brasserie


Part of the Pubbelly family of restaurant group, L’echon Brasserie is South Beach’s modern take on classic Lyon, Parisian and Provencal dishes – and all with that whimsical Pubbelly twist. Overlooking Miami’s idyllic Atlantic coast, this French staple continues to serve rosé, seafood, oysters, cognac-inspired craft cocktails, brunch and more for as long as Miamians who love France order them. And with Josh Elliott of db Bistro Moderne and The Viceroy at the helm in the kitchen, trust us: the orders just keep coming. Echon Brasserie is located at 6261 Collins Avenue.

db Modern Bistro

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Where traditional French cuisine meets modern American trends, db Bistro Moderne is celebrity chef Daniel Boulud’s contemporary interpretation of a chic, Parisian bistro. Located on the ground floor of the hip and trendy JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami, this upscale, casual venue serves up seasonal dishes made with only the finest ingredients – creative cocktails, chick, plates of cheese and frog legs, coq au vin, steak frites, bourbon chocolate fondant and more. Stop by for their daily late-night happy hour, “Charcuterie Mondays” or “Cigar Bar Wednesdays” for a hip treat worthy of a delectable Daniel Boulud masterpiece. db Bistro Moderne is located at 255 Biscayne Blvd.

Otentic Fresh produce restaurant


Located in the bustling South Fifth district, Otentic Fresh Food Restaurant is a romantic French cafe housed in a 1930s Art Deco den. de Bourgogne, crepes with nutella, croque madame, quiche lorraine, foie gras and more – it’s hard to believe this tantalizing bistro was once the old Union bus station. Either way, it promises a Sofi-French experience you never thought possible in the Magic City. Otentic Fresh Food Restaurant is located at 538 Washington Ave.