Miami Beach, FL 33139
- All Major Credit Cards
- Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Smoking, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
- Dinner, Lunch
- Full bar
- Required, Accepted
Miami New Times' Description
This South Pointe haunt re-creates the leisurely French Riviera via an elegant, open-air beach club ambiance. Half the tables are set on a tiled floor under a white canopy awning; the rest sit in sand and are shaded by bright orange umbrellas. Warm, crusty bread in a cloth-covered basket arrives first and goes hand-in-hand with Mediterranean appetizers such as whole steamed artichoke with vinaigrette, fresh anchovies with harissa and tomato, and a dazzling salad Niçoise with two planks of seared tuna and invigoratingly sharp Dijon vinaigrette. The jewel of the menu's crown is grilled dorade royale, two thick white fillets expertly extricated from the bone and skin tableside and served with lemony, tarragon-perfumed butter sauce. The delicate dorade, chaperoned with ratatouille, is $39. A bountiful bouillabaisse is $28.50; sprightly mango-threaded tuna tartare $19.50; herby, full-flavor hangar steak smothered in sautéed shallots and sided with skinny frites, $25.50. La Piaggia is a members-only club, but if you sound respectable when making reservations, there usually isn't a problem.
Tips from foursquare
Great French restaurant and beach club. The dishes to have are the mussels and the Dorade Royale. Celebs abound but if you are good, owner Robert or manager Alex may give you a table. -George French,
A great place to go to on a Sunday!
Great weekend vibe. French food and sexy beats. Lay out or relax in the super cool pool (kid friendly too) like being on the riviera.
The atmosphere can not be beat! You'll feel like you're in the South of France.