The 9 Best Foie Gras Dishes in Miami

Foie Gras: noun \ˈfwä-ˈgrä\ 

As per French Code rural – Article L654-27-1On entend par foie gras, le foie d’un canard ou d’une oie spécialement engraissé par gavage.(“‘Foie gras’ is understood to mean the liver of a duck or a goose that has been specially fattened by gavage…”

Due to the traditional practice of force-feeding the animals to fatten their livers, the French delicacy is no stranger to controversy. A 2012 California foie-gras law banned the practice as well as the sale of products that are a result of that process, but (although still contested and in the court system) it was temporarily overturned several years later. Foie gras cannot be produced in CA, but it can still be sold.

For now, South Florida is in the clear. If you are a foie gras lover like moi, you will want to keep this list handy. As it turns out, you can find some impressive options in South Florida!

Here are the TOP 9 restaurants featuring outstanding foie gras dishes on their menu.

9. The Forge
432 W 41st St
Miami Beach, FL 33140

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Seared Foie Gras over a concord grape cronut

The current menu lists it differently than photographed above as: ($25) Hudson Valley seared foie gras, white balsamic glazed donut, kiwi, baby onions, and a coconut cashew crumble. But you get the picture. Even with the chef changes they’ve experienced during the last several years, there is always a solid foie gras dish listed on The Forge’s menu.

 

8. STK Miami Beach
2305 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Seared Foie Gras- huckleberry pancakes, kumquat marmalade, ginger snap crumbs, in a spiced rum reduction.

As it turns out, STK is not just pomp and circumstance. The restaurant delivers quite the punch with their (ode to brinner) pancake and foie gras combination ($24).

7. The Bazaar by José Andrés
1701 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Foie Gras PB & J: foie gras torchon, peanut butter, raspberry jam.

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Espresso Colada Cubana

While I’m not a big fan of the ($14) Espresso and Foie Gras combination, I must be in the minority; this dish has been (and remains) on the menu since Day 1. I do, however, love the ($16) peanut butter and raspberry jam foie gras torchon.

6. Le Zoo
Bal Harbour Shops
9700 Collins Ave #135
Miami Beach, FL 33154

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Seared Foie Gras

Confit kumquats and a dreamy brioche accompany Le Zoo’s salty, delicate, and decadent ($26) seared foie gras  for a more traditional approach.

5. Caviar Russe
1441 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131

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Foie Gras Terrine

Classic, regal, delicious, but also a work of art. With several possible combination options on the plate, there’s more to Caviar Russe’s version ($45) than meets the eye.

4. La Fresa Francesa
59 W 3rd St
Hialeah, Florida 33010

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with Guava Granita

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On Toasted Spiced Guava Bread

It’s a Hialeah thing, you wouldn’t understand. Except, it works. It really, truly works. The sweetness of the guava and savory of the foie gras ($20) overwhelms in the best possible way. Dale, why be normal?

3. Pied à Terre
1701 James Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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Pan Sauteed Foie Gras- Mango, Passion Fruit Sauce

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Warm Bon Bon of Foie Gras: Wrapped in Potato Spaghetti and slightly fried, with an Enoke Mushroom Salad

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Cold Terrine of Foie Gras- Coteaus du Layon, Mango, Apricot Chutney

Pied à Terre offers not one, not two, but three different Canadian foie gras dishes ($25 ea.) on their menu. I’ve never had the Bon Bon version anywhere else. Thinly fried potato strings wrapped around the rich foie gras?  Oh yeah!

2. Ariete
3540 Main Hwy
Coconut Grove, FL 33133

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Foie Gras sour orange vinegar, temptation caramel, ember roasted plantains, cocoa nibs

The dish ($24/$36) represents Miami’s eclectic nature by using maduros. The plantain’s sweetness incredibly blends and compliments the savory nature of the naranja agria foie gras.

1. db Bistro Moderne
255 Biscayne Boulevard Way 
JW Marriott Marquis 
Miami, FL 33131

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Foie Gras Torchon- Kalamanski, Crispy Ginger, Brioche

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Original db Burger with a foie gras center. Really.

Authentic French fine-dining right here in Miami, by the very talented and Michelin-starred Chef Daniel Boulud. You can choose to indulge with the classic torchon or you can treat yourself to the iconic Original db Burger ($35): sirloin burger filled with braised short ribs, black-truffle layers (when in season), and a foie gras surprise center, served on a parmesan bun. #ClassicBoulud

5 thoughts on “The 9 Best Foie Gras Dishes in Miami

  1. Katherine

    I adore four grad but hardly ever get to indulge. Thank you for this. I may check our favorite French-Cuban haunt in Haileah!

  2. Daysi

    One of the most amazing Foie Gras Dish I have tried must have to be at Sushi Samba Miami Beach. It is sad it’s not included on this list. From flavor to presentation doesn’t compare to the dishes included in the article. Strongly recommend

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