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Downtown Bistro

114 SE 1st St # 116, Miami, FL 33131-1402
+1 305-374-7284
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
30 Mar 2018
“Excellent restaurant”
30 May 2017
“Lovely , a piece of Paris in Miami ”
Closed Now
French, European, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
114 SE 1st St # 116, Miami, FL 33131-1402
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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

The place is just great, i’m not a big food enthusiast but this place was good. The service, the style, the atmosphere was all great but the food was amazing.

Thank Karim H
Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

I have visited this restaurant a few times and I love it. Its atmosphere takes me to Paris along with its menu. All their meals are delicious and their croquetas are the best. Very good service .

Thank Basart74
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

The service and food was amazing!!! A great way to end my Florida trip. The sliders were so good!!!!

Thank syreetaree
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I ordered French onion soup and salmon with coconut curry paste. Both dishes were delicious. Staff is great and welcoming. Happy hour drink specials are great! Would definitely recommend this place :)

Thank Connector491224
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

1st class mussels and escargot! The 2 pm happy hours Sancerre and sparkling rose were perfect after a hot Miami riverfront walk. DO go there.

Thank Patrick B
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Steak tartare is one of my fav dish ever and i am kind of picky with it! .... the one i had at the downtown bistro is my new reference!!!! Absolutely delicious!! Recomended 10000%

Thank NicoBM
IlonaCarrell, Owner at Downtown Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thank you Nico for sharing your feedback. Hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 2 February 2017

This restaurant is definitely the perfect place for our every day lunch during work time. Everything is fresh, home made, and as tasty as my family's cuisine in France. Waitresses are very nice, and service is quick. To be recommended with no hesitation.

Thank Cyril M
IlonaCarrell, Owner at Downtown Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Thank you Cyril for sharing the love. We are so happy, that you enjoy our little bistro and are looking forward seeing you very soon. Ilona

Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I have only visited in the evening, which means Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The rest of the week they are open for lunch and everything on the menu is fantastic. I am sure that will change as the downtown area evening foot traffic increases. Discount...More

Thank Tom R
IlonaCarrell, Owner at Downtown Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2017

Thank you Tom for your positive feedback. We are always happy to have you and are delighted you enjoy our creations.

Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very charming small French bistro. The food is very good and so is the service. I highly recommended if you are looking for a downtown option

Thank Alejandro Z
IlonaCarrell, Owner at Downtown Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 November 2016

Thank you Alejandro, for your positive feedback. We are looking forward seeing you again some time soon.

Reviewed 13 November 2016

Lunch at the Downtown Bistro was a delight. Elegantly served, my two slider burgers were taller than wide, tasty and filling! There's a choice of cheese toppings and bacon that's been cooked to order. I chose the French (of course) fries instead of the salad....More

Thank chimesfl
IlonaCarrell, Owner at Downtown Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2016

Thank you so very much for your kind words. We are happy you enjoyed your lunch experience at our bistro and are looking forward to welcoming you again very soon. Ilona

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15 September 2015|
Response from IlonaCarrell | Property representative |
Hi Jen, thank you for the interest in our restaurant. Noiselevel depends on the day and time. Approx. 15 ppl is no problem to put together. If you give us a bit more information, like day and time, we will do the best to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 35
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 SE 1st St # 116, Miami, FL 33131-1402
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami
  • Phone Number: +1 305-374-7284
  • E-mail
Downtown Bistro is family run restaurant, that serves traditional as well as modern french cuisine in the heart of Downtown Miami. Highest Quality produce for an honest price. Lunch & Dinner on selected nights. Validated parking.
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