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Bastille’s Best Bets!

We’re guessing not everyone out there knows just what exactly Bastille Day is all about, but when has that stopped Miami from throwing a party? This Sunday get your Franco flair on at any of these French establishments.

Roasted langoustines with wild mushrooms and caviar from Palme d’Or at the Biltmore Hotel

Palme d’Or
From simple to simply exquisite, The Biltmore’s signature restaurant, Palme d’Or, has it all. With house specialties like homemade foie gras parfait, filet de boeuf and a wine list to suit any oenophile, there’s no question as to why this place remains a Zagat darling year after year. 1200 Anastasia Ave., Coral Gables, 305.913.3201,

George’s In The Grove
When François and Lucia Delfosse took over George’s In The Grove, they had one main goal: to make visitors feel at home. Mission accomplished! At George’s, everyday is special, and nothing makes diners feel more special than some complimentary bubbles when they first sit down. This Sunday, expect a live band, dancers and more drink and food specials than we can possibly list. 3145 Commodore Plaza, Miami, 305.444.7878,

La Gloutonnerie
At La Gloutonnerie in South Beach gluttony is not a sin, but rather a virtue. This South of Fifth hot spot is already popular with locals for its weekend brunch and this Sunday the place is upping the ante with Jabugo ham sliced tableside, terrine of foie gras with homemade fig chutney and 10-ounce tournedos Rossini (filet mignon with foie gras and truffle sauce). 81 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, 305.503.3811,

Le Bouchon du Grove
No need to check your airline points for a trip to Paris—Le Bouchon du Grove brings the French capital to Miami. This place has quaint well covered—owners Christian and Jeanne Ville even ask patrons to call them by their first name upon arrival. On Bastille Day, visitors can expect the works: waiters dressed in traditional French regalia, an accordionist playing classical tunes and even a magician! Not to mention specialties like steak tartare and duck leg confit. 3430 Main Hwy., Miami, 305.448.6060,

A La Folie Café
Located right off of Washington Avenue in the middle of mad South Beach, A La Folie is worth the crowds and traffic. The laid-back cafe offers a little slice of French flair amidst the tourist trappings of Española. The wine list was curated with Francophiles in mind and the crepes (cliché as that may sound) are some of the best in the city. 516 Española Way, Miami Beach, 305.538.4484,