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Colette Little French Bistro Debuts on Lincoln Road (Photos)

Mussels ($18) at Colette Little French Bistro
Mussels ($18) at Colette Little French Bistro
All photos by Carla Torres

Colette Little French Bistro opened over two weeks ago on Lincoln Road. Featuring woven chairs and a Parisian-inspired decor, its outdoor terrace feels more Champs-Élysées than South Beach.

Chef Frederick Bouldron, who worked in several Michelin-rated restaurants in France, previously served as chef de cuisine at Miami's Tosca and Villa Mayfair. Now he runs the kitchen at Colette, where he offers simple, classic, and well-priced French fare. We were recently invited to sample his dishes. What follows is a preview of the bistro's menu.

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Colette Little French Bistro Debuts on Lincoln Road (Photos)

At Colette, Bouldron removes from escargots ($12) from their shells and drowns them in a decadent butter-parsley sauce. Never tried 'em before? Now's as good a time as any.

Colette Little French Bistro Debuts on Lincoln Road (Photos)

French onion soup is served sizzling and oozing cheesy goodness. It's perfect for the upcoming winter season.

Colette Little French Bistro Debuts on Lincoln Road (Photos)

Colette offers several tartars, including salmon, steak, and tuna varieties. We ordered the tuna ($14). "The tuna is sliced differently here, and it's mixed with mango and a bit of spice," explains owner Francis Pittilloni. Shallots, chives, cucumbers, and fried onions top it off.

 

Colette Little French Bistro Debuts on Lincoln Road (Photos)

The poulet cajun ($20) is the restaurant's signature dish. Marinated in strong spices and served with French fries, the chicken is tender, juicy, and smoky.

Colette Little French Bistro Debuts on Lincoln Road (Photos)

This French bistro cooks the rib eye to your liking. It's drenched in a mysterious 21-ingredient sauce ($26).

Colette Little French Bistro Debuts on Lincoln Road (Photos)

While the rest of the beach breaks stone crabs, everyone at Colette is slurping mussels ($18). Here, they come in a creamy white wine sauce.

Colette Little French Bistro Debuts on Lincoln Road (Photos)

At this Lincoln Road restaurant, you can end the night on a sweet note. Try the Nutella crepe; it's just like the ones we've tried on the streets of Paris.

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Colette Little French Bistro

1223 Lincoln Road
Miami Beach, FL 33139

305-856-8879


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