Summon the Champs-Elysées via Collins Avenue at this idyllic French bistro. Under the direction of Jean-Pierre Petit, La Goulue maintains its reputation for traditional bistro fare with dishes like steamed mussels and fries, juicy rôtisserie chicken and croque monsieur. Of course, no visit to La Goulue is complete without indulging in the famed cheese soufflé, which chef and Food Network personality Alex Guarnaschelli claimed as her pick on the network’s show, “The Best Thing I Ever Ate.” Or go light on your meal with the peeky toe crab and avocado salad, or mahi mahi a la plancha, and save room for dessert; the chocolate profiteroles should not be missed!
Open Monday to Saturday, 11:30 am to 11 pm; Sunday 11:30 am to 10 pm. Reservations, 305-865-2181
Zagat calls La Goulue “a favorite when shopping at Bal Harbour. This chic French restaurant has a real bistro feel, albeit with a more attentive staff than one would find in a similar café in Paris.”