As Bastille Day approaches, the spirit of France is alive and vibrant in the heart of Miami. From delectable pastries to exquisite fine dining, the city boasts a remarkable culinary scene that pays homage to the art of French gastronomy. Join us as we embark on a journey through the best French restaurants in Miami, where culinary excellence meets the joie de vivre to create unforgettable dining experiences that will transport you straight to the streets of Paris!


Best French Restaurants in Miami

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon Miami

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, of the Bastion Collection, is named after the late Chef Robuchon, the “Chef of the Century” who held 32 Michelin Guide stars, the most of any restaurateur. His legacy lives on at his chain of L’Atelier restaurants across the globe that includes this Miami outpost – the only two Michelin star restaurant in Florida – where his protégés Culinary Director Chef Alain Verzeroli, Executive Pastry Chef Salvatore Martone and Executive Chef James Friedberg and carry on his culinary philosophy: elevating the simplest of dishes into something extraordinary using pristine ingredients, immaculate technique, and abundant creativity. The restaurant’s signature counter seating faces directly into the open kitchen, allowing for a dynamic interaction between chefs and diners. The modern French menu includes Robuchon’s iconic signature dishes alongside new, ever-changing seasonal creations utilizing ingredients sourced from top local and regional purveyors.


Le Jardinier Miami

One Michelin-starred Le Jardinier, of the Bastion Collection, is an approachable yet refined French restaurant led by Culinary Director Alain Verzeroli, Executive Chef James Friedberg and Chef de Cuisine Max McCarthy. The restaurant is known for its local ingredients, sustainable seafood, poultry and meat and impressive cocktail program that pairs well with the seasonal menu. The chefs are very intentional about each ingredient in the restaurant’s dishes – nothing goes to waste. Le Jardinier’s modern, light-filled space and lush outdoor dining area evoke a tropical garden vibe within the Miami Design District.


Pastis Miami

Indulge in the flavors of New York City’s iconic Parisian-style bistro at Pastis Miami. This Wynwood neighborhood gem, brought to you by James Beard Award-winning restaurateur Stephen Starr and Keith McNally, serves up classic French dishes in a chic and vibrant setting. Immerse yourself in the Parisian design as you savor delectable French classics that will transport your taste buds to the heart of France.


Le Zoo

Prepare for a day filled with interactive celebrations and a special menu at Miami’s beloved French brasserie, Le Zoo. This enchanting restaurant will bring the essence of Paris to life with live music, caricature artists, cocktail carts, and more. Guests of all ages can enjoy the festivities, including a special ice cream cart for the little ones and a St. Germain cocktail cart for the adults. Let the accordion player, caricature artist, and French horn player serenade you as you dine and revel in the Bastille Day spirit.


La Côte

Experience the magic of the South of France at La Côte in the Fontainebleau Miami Beach. This beachfront restaurant will captivate you with its Bastille Day celebrations, featuring French-flag inspired smoke bombs and roaming entertainers. Sip on refreshing spritzes, prosecco, or cocktails made with select Grey Goose Essences from their beautifully adorned St. Germain cart. Whether you opt for individual serves, a DIY cocktail package, or a large format pitcher, La Côte provides the perfect ambiance to celebrate this festive occasion.


LPM Restaurant & Bar

LPM Restaurant & Bar, nestled in the heart of Brickell, invites you to celebrate Bastille Day with half-price escargots on their terrace and at the bar. Immerse yourself in the vibrant French-themed decor and enjoy live entertainment from 6 PM to 10 PM. With its French Riviera-inspired ambiance and delectable dishes, LPM sets the stage for an unforgettable Bastille Day experience.


Dirty French Steakhouse

Located in the heart of Miami’s Brickell neighborhood, Dirty French Steakhouse is a glamorous, high-energy steakhouse from Major Food Group that breathes new life into the storied genre while remaining true to its history. The menu combines the finest meat and fish, sourced from the world’s most esteemed purveyors, with French influences and an irresistible flair for bold flavors. Our wine list, which exceeds 700 bottles and is one of the most remarkable in the country, only adds to the restaurant’s spirit of sophisticated decadence.


Tambourine Room by Tristan Brandt

Inside the Carillon Miami Wellness Resort on a rather calm stretch of Collins Avenue, find this ambitious dining bijou helmed by Chef Tristan Brandt and his trusted lieutenant Timo Steubing. The duo delivers a colorful, multicourse tasting grounded in French cuisine with notable Asian inspiration.

When the space first opened in 1958 it was known as a place for cocktails and conversation and now, nearly 65 years later, Chef Brandt and his team have reenergized the room, transforming it into a world-class dining destination.


Table by Bachour

Antonio Bachour brings his pastry magic to Table by Bachour, an all-day modern French brasserie. The highly anticipated restaurant is the most ambitious venture to date for the internationally-renowned chef, with close to 5500 square feet of indoor/outdoor dining. The beating heart of Tablé is the elegant restaurant evocative of a Parisian brasserie, but with Miami and Lebanese influences, serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.



Ariete – a One MICHELIN Star restaurant, is an indoor, outdoor experience on a lush, tree-lined avenue in Coconut Grove. Ariete offers innovative cuisine that weaves together new American and classic French influences to dazzling effect. First-timers should aim for the tasting menu, as it’s the surest way to experience the chef’s talent for creative combinations and excellent sauce work. The whimsical “orange” is a deliciously artful doppelgänger with creamy pâté masquerading as the citrus. Additional highlights include seared foie gras with sweet-and-sour caramel and plantain pave; or conch and wild mushrooms with lobster demi-glace, designed as a riff on beef Bourguignon.


Brasserie Laurel

Brasserie Laurel is a contemporary brasserie imbued with the spirit of a classic French cookery as well as chef/owner Michael Beltran’s extant culinary considerations and deft understanding of classic and contemporary techniques. Here, guests will discover an upscale take on a neighborhood French boîte, a place as welcoming for raw bar and a glorious glass of wine or a sophisticated supper. Located at Miami Worldcenter in downtown Miami, Brasserie Laurel’s opening both helped foment and signal a rediscover of French cooking in Miami, a city that is currently considered the national epicenter of culinary cool.



Semilla is a place where the food is designed in order to please all palates, the South Beach ambiance combined with the French American cuisine make Semilla a chic and approachable place to enjoy an exceptional culinary journey. The Chef, Frederic Jouin nuances every dish in order to make his guests travelled and discover the cuisine of his native France. Frederic Joulin, Chef/owner of Semilla is no stranger to the restaurant industry. After launching his own restaurant “Le Clos Saint-Honoré” in Paris when he was only 25 years old, Chef Joulin decided to bring his talents overseas. He started out with “Cafe des Arts”, a bistro in Miami Beach then opened a fine dining restaurant as an Executive Chef in Coconut Grove. Semilla was created in late 2013, and brought back Chef Joulin to the roots. The natural one with a cuisine elaborated with high-quality foods, and his own roots, French cuisine fused with local food.


Silverlake Bistro

Silverlake Bistro is a hidden gem in Miami Beach that offers a fusion of French and American cuisine at reasonable prices. The restaurant has an eclectic French countryside ambiance, with both indoor and outdoor seating options. The interior is cozy and charming, making it perfect for a romantic dinner or a night out with friends. The menu features a variety of dishes, including Seared Foie Gras with Guava Pastileto, Gnocchi Mac & Cheese with Pork Belly, Veal Meatballs, and Mussels with Roquefort Blue Cheese sauce. They also offer classic American dishes such as a great hamburger and meatballs. The wine list is well-curated and reasonably priced. Reservations are recommended, as the restaurant is a popular spot among locals. Silverlake Bistro is a great place to escape the crowds of South Beach and enjoy some calm and delicious food.



Gustave is a French Restaurant, located in the heart of Coral Gables on Miracle Mile. The restaurant will feature classic French cuisine dishes on its menu. It will offer food to local customers who enjoy French cuisine done right, for evert meal of the day, in an elegant, yet laid-back atmosphere.


Oliver’s Bistro

For nearly two decades, Oliver’s Bistro has graced the South Beach corner where West Avenue and Ninth Street meet. Born in Lyon, the renowned hub of French gastronomy, Chef Ed Malloy, raised by restaurateur and butcher parents, brings his culinary prowess to Miami Beach. At Oliver’s Bistro, you can indulge in a diverse breakfast menu that transitions seamlessly into a remarkable dinner selection featuring American and Italian delicacies. From classic morning delights like Steak and Eggs and French Toast to evening delights such as Shrimp Scampi and Chipotle Beef Tacos, this establishment caters to all your cravings. Their extensive offerings include delectable flatbreads, refreshing Cobb salad, and mouthwatering Kobe beef sliders. With doors opening at 9 a.m. daily and breakfast served until 2:30 p.m., Oliver’s Bistro accommodates early risers and late brunch enthusiasts alike. On weekends, they graciously extend their hours until midnight, ensuring that beachgoers with late-night appetites are satisfied.


Villa Azur

Villa Azur was born out of a passion for exquisite cuisine, expertise in the restaurant industry and a fondness for entertaining nightlife. Co-owners Paul Breuza, Jean-Philippe Bernard and Michael Martin have consistently offered patrons a unique experience in the heart of South Beach, combining dining, entertainment, music and art into one distinct space. Villa Azur’s venue is unparalleled when it comes to taking your dinner experience to a higher level. The vibrant, trendy and modern decor is adorned with the glamour and elegance of the French Riviera. Villa Azur’s resident DJ’s unique musical sets further enhance the experience by providing the final touch of “je ne sais quoi” of the South of France. Though luxe and whimsical, with nightly dinner parties and guest DJs, Villa Azur is approachable and welcoming. It’s the perfect spot for an intimate outing for two yet still lively enough for a party of five or more.


Boulud Sud

Boulud Sud is Chef Daniel Boulud’s vibrant celebration of the sun and the sea. Drawing inspiration from the coastal Mediterranean, including France’s Côte d’Azur, the menu emphasizes regional flavors, featuring an abundance of fresh vegetables, seafood, grains and herbs. Born and raised in Miami, executive chef Michael Hernandez worked in kitchens in New York and Chicago (where he staged at Eleven Madison and The Alinea Group respectively) to Washington DC (where he was chef de cuisine at Xiquet and executive chef at Fig & Olive) before joining Boulud’s Dinex Group in 2022.


Bagatelle Miami

Escape to the French Mediterranean Riviera with a dinner at Bagatelle. Located in the Ritz Carlton Hotel on South Beach, Bagatelle serves delicious Mediterranean flavors inspired by local harvest. The restaurant’s menu, curated by Chef Rocco Seminara and Chef Jimmy de Almeida, features seasonal seafood and meat dishes like the Piccia with Seasonal Truffle and the Black Angus Strip Loin with Pepper and Black Truffle Sauce. Their dessert menu is equally impressive with selections like the Vanilla Tropezienne and the 70% Dark Chocolate Pizza with Coffee Cream. All dishes at Bagatelle are meant to be shared with family and friends and enjoyed amidst the restaurant’s festive and convivial atmosphere.


Yann Couvreur Patisserie

For those with a sweet tooth, Yann Couvreur Patisserie at Julia & Henry’s is a must-visit destination. Led by esteemed pastry chef Yann Couvreur, this patisserie offers a tantalizing array of classic French pastries made with the finest ingredients and a meticulous attention to detail. Experience the art of French living as you savor these delicate creations that showcase the true essence of Bastille Day.


Miami’s French culinary scene offers a tantalizing array of options to celebrate Bastille Day in style. Whether you’re seeking the charm of a classic bistro or the sophistication of a Michelin-starred establishment, these French restaurants will transport you to the enchanting streets of Paris, even if just for an evening. So, raise your glass and toast to the spirit of la belle cuisine as you savor the delectable flavors of these exceptional dining destinations. Vive la France and bon appétit!