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136 Collins Ave. (Second St.) Send to Phone

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Cafe Tabac Restaurant Review

: An exciting addition to Miami’s ever-growing restaurants-most-likely-to-be-mistaken-for-nightclubs list, this fantastically designed sidewalk café has become a South Beach landmark practically overnight. Scantily clad European jet setters unite day and night at the über-posh Café Tabac, brought to us by Eric Milon, one of South Beach’s leading entrepreneurial pioneers. A true microcosm of South Beach culture, Tabac is a social medley of up-and-coming, sun-kissed supermodels, too-wealthy-to-be-healthy trust-funders, and lookers-on like us who come in for a peek at the materialistic, generation-X scene (which now, some say, has retreated as generation-D---digital---steps up to the plate). Some of the regulars arrive by Ferrari in Fendi, while equally gorgeous others with backpacks pedal in on bicycles. If the service were a bit more attentive, we might even consider Tabac for the eclectic menu featuring French/North African eats that hit more often than miss the mark. A meal of Moroccan merguez sausage is impressively ethnic, while a traditional frisée salad with lardons, topped with a sunny-side-up egg, is just the kind of traditional, no-frills bistro fare that we relish.


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