One of Nice’s most famous restaurants has found its way to Brickell, and it’s brought with it all its French flair and popular Niçoise cuisine. If you’ve been to the original, you’ll recognize the refreshing tomatini cocktail on the menu (a must!) and the plump tomatoes set on the table—which, for the uninitiated, are there for you to slice into and eat with a piece of baguette brought to you by a lovely server carrying a basket of fresh bread. From there, it’s on to a medley of seafood and fish, done up carpaccio-style, grilled, pan-fried and en papillote. Most of the dishes are light and Mediterranean inspired until you get to the heavy potato gratin (worth every caloric bite) and the french fries—which are arguably the best you’ll ever taste. These labor-intensive spuds go through a day’s worth of soaking, baking and frying before they reach your table. Second on the list of menu standouts is the cheesecake, also surprisingly light and unlike any you’ve tasted before.
|Venue name:||La Petite Maison||Contact:|
1300 Brickell Bay Dr
|Cross street:||between NE 13th and 14th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–2:30pm, 6–10:30pm; Sat 12:30–3pm, 6–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Bus 48, 102; Brickell Loop|
|Price:||$50 and over|