Colette Little French Bistro Debuts on Lincoln Road (Photos)

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

See also: Watch the Making of Daniel Boulud's My French Cuisine

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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.

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

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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.

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Colette Little French Bistro

1223 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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