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La Fresa Francesa



Name: Meghan Faiella

Occupation: Writer/ Photographer

Lives In:West Palm Beach

Restaurant Pick: Relish & More

Reviewed: La Fresa Francesa

La Fresa Francesa is in an unsuspecting area, from where it is located you wouldn't expect the inside to be so charming and inviting. The décor makes you feel as though you are secluded in a charming, French chateau filled with antique pictures and special lighting. The staff was very friendly and well versed with the menu. French music played in the background that set the mood perfectly. The food came out quickly. I was adventurous and tried the duck, and I'm glad I did. The rich center was perfectly sandwiched between a crispy crepe and served with a side salad that had hints of sherry and shallots. The portion was large and filling but we still had some room for dessert and a coffee!

Name: Dennis Klein

Occupation: Lawyer

Lives In: Miami Beach

Restaurant Pick: La Fresa Francesa

Reviewed: La Fresa Francesa

The strip mall can be deceptive. The owners (Chef and Maitre'd greet you at the door, warm and welcoming. All of the staff is very friendly. Combining a regular menu of French food with Cuban twist and innovative daily special selections, we wanted to order everything, but had to settle with sharing (my wife and I) Two appetizers, entrees and desserts. Everything is outstanding and price is very reasonable. For example, the lamb chops are around $40 and are better than any other steakhouse $75-$80 lamb chop entrée. Combining mussels with Roquefort cheese is hard to make but tasted delicious. Similarly, the foie gras with guava was unlike any I have ever encountered in French bites in France! Desserts, especially the crepes are "to die for," as was the "Squid Ink Tagliatelle" (with langostine, sea urchin and chili!)

Name: Allison Atkinson

Occupation: Stay-at-home-mom

Lives In: Fort Lauderdale

Restaurant Pick: Funky Buddha Brewery

Reviewed: La Fresa Francesa

La Fresa Francesca is an adorable French Bistro in Hialeah that is definitely getting a lot of buzz. They draw a very friendly crowd and people were taking selfies and pictures of their food as dishes came out. It has a wonderful ambiance and very romantic feel - combined with nostalgic French music you would almost think you were dining in Europe. The waitstaff is very knowledgeable and quick and attentive. Whether you come wanting sweet or savory dishes, there is literally something for everyone on this menu - The Egg Cocotte with the Truffle butter was divine. The only other place I have had this dish was in New Orleans at Chef Besh's Restaurant August. The Sandwiches were the real deal - brie was sweetened with homemade jam and the Croque Monsieur was very savory. The Cortadito was perfection with the crepe which was lightly sweetened with powdered sugar and had the proper amount of butter. I would highly recommend this restaurant to the luminaries out there - Writers, artitsts, musicians, intellectuals and most of all romantics. This menu will challenge you and make you fall in love with the culinary dining experience all over again. Chef Benoit is a perfectionist and he and his wife run an excellent establishment. Hands down five stars. What a gem!

Restaurant Information

Location: 59 W 3rd St, Hialeah, FL 33010
Parking: Yes-lot
Phone: (786) 717-6886
Restaurant Owners: Benoit Rablat & Sandy Sanchez
Executive Chef: Benoit Rablat
Pastry Chef: N/A

Type of Cuisine: French
Signature Dishes: Foie Gras with Guava, croque monsier, French classics
Vegetarian Options: Yes
Alcohol Served: Full bar
Corkage Fee:
Bottle Limit:

Restaurant Hours: 
Monday – Closed 
Tuesday – 11:00AM- 4:00PM 
Wednesday – 11:00AM- 4:00PM; 6:00PM-10:00PM 
Thursday –&11:00AM- 4:00PM; 6:00PM-10:00PM 
Friday – 11:00AM- 4:00PM; 6:00PM-10:00PM 
Saturday – 11:00AM- 4:00PM; 6:00PM-10:00PM 
Sunday – 10:00AM- 4:00PM

Meals Served: Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner
Prix Fix Menu: No
Take-Out: Yes
Delivery: Through third party apps
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $50.00
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 20% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $35.00
Payment Options: do you accept credit cards and if so, which ones? Yes, All
Accept Reservations: Yes
Need Reservations: Recommended
How far in advance do you require reservations be made: 24 hours

Accommodations for Children: Yes
Dining Style: Casual Chic
Disabled Access: Yes
Restaurant Size: 35 seats
Accommodate Groups:
Private Dining Room: No
Tables with Scenic Views: No
Outdoor Dining: Yes
Entertainment: Yes