While Miami restaurants gear up for Valentine's Day dinners, French 27 softly opened with romantic dining and French fare in SoFi.
The restaurant takes over the old Porfirio's space at 850 Commerce St. The dining room, already a stunning structure, has been transformed into a sea of fresh red roses and candlelight. This is not the place to grab a burger with the crew before a night at the clubs — it's a date-night spot through and through.
French 27 gets its name from the 27 regions that make up France and takes influences from each one in its menu. The offerings consist mostly of French bistro classics such as escargots ($21), poulet roti ($33), and French onion soup ($15), alongside some obligatory Miami dishes like ceviche ($23) and seasonal stone crabs (MP).
The kitchen is helmed by executive chef Andreas
The chef says many of the recipes have been passed down from generation to generation, with some changes to suit Miami's tastes. "You will find French tradition with a trendy twist." One dish steeped in his family's roots is the duck confit ($39). "It adapts many of the traditions found in the regions I grew up with, and it encompasses a special way of marinating the duck."
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The chef adds that all ingredients, such as the corn-fed aged steaks, are carefully sourced. "Our fish comes from the Mediterranean, France, Scotland, and locally. Our duck is from France, and our produce is sourced nationwide in search for the top-tier products." Trilik says trust is the main issue in
French 27 is open for dinner Sunday through Thursday from 5:30 to 11 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5:30 to midnight.