Steak Frites has long been a very common and popular dish served in brasseries throughout Europe. Stateside the dish has gone from trend to phenomenon over the past few years, spawning numerous and immensely popular one-dish restaurants in cities like Washington, D.C., New York, and San Francisco. Last September Miami got in on the action with its first Steak Frites-only restaurant, L’Entrecôte de Paris, in Brickell.
Julia Child once said, “The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.” In the case of L’Entrecôte de Paris, she couldn’t have been more spot on because there’s only one main course option – Steak Frites. At L’Entrecôte de Paris you get a meal without any of that pesky “I can’t decide what I want to eat” feeling.
For $26 you get a complete meal. You’ll start out with some traditional French bread and flavored butters, followed by a Salade Clasique, consisting of mixed greens, walnuts and Dijon dressing. Up next, you guessed it, the pièce de résistance, a nine-ounce cut of signature rib eye served with unlimited French fries.
Now don’t get me wrong, L’Entrecôte de Paris is not a completely mindless experience. What the menu lacks in entrée options, it makes up for in desserts. There are no less than 14 different desserts to choose from, ranging from Profiteroles to Tarte Tatin to Créme Brûlée to an assortment of Macarons. In my opinion, any of these divine pastries make the perfect end to a perfect French meal.
Mitch’s Recommendation: Simplicity at its finest. Give your brain the night off and give your taste buds a treat.
Standout Dishes: I really shouldn’t even have to say this, but… Steak Frites! Just be sure to get the sauce poured directly on the steak. Trust me, you won’t regret it. And while you’re at it, ask for some extra on the side to dip your fries in.