Dinner at Côté Gourmet: $23.95
Choice for opening salvo is soup, house salad, or phyllo dough "brick" stuffed with tuna, tomatoes, and capers. Entree can be wild mushroom ravioli, roasted chicken thighs in garlic sauce, sautéed salmon in lemon sauce, or skirt steak in red wine-shallot sauce. Dessert options are warm chocolate cake or banana cream "made with yogurt, créme fraîche and almonds". Diners seated between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. are likewise offered a complimentary glass of Sycamore Lane wine. The room is cozy. The service is friendly. This is a deal.
Côté Gourmet, 9999 NE 2nd Ave., Miami Shores; 305-754-9012.