For many, French dining is considered to be "haute cuisine". Many master chefs were either trained in France or are highly knowledgeable about French cuisine and it's true that much of Western gastronomy has been profoundly influenced by it.
Miami, being the cultural hub of chefs and foodies in the southeast, holds its own by being the home of numerous French and French-inspired eateries and their purveyors.
While some may believe that French dining is reserved for those with deep pockets, that's not necessarily true. In the Grove, you can easily step into Le Bouchon du Grove and spend a mere $20 for a filling and flavorful meal.
Popular spots like La Sandwicherie also offer casual French cuisine for just a few dollars.
That being said, some of Miami's greatest French restaurants do come with a higher price tag--though totally worth it, in our opinion.
The Setai Grill, while not exclusively French, doles out some of the most delectable dishes this side of Paris, and Le Provencal will set you back a few depending on what you order. But again, completely worth every penny.
And then of course there's Palme d'Or, whose reputation as the place for French gourmet cuisine precedes it. Read on to find out who our latest picks for best French cuisine are.