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“We were impressed!”
Review of Le Patio

Le Patio
Ranked #22 of 84 Restaurants in Wilton Manors
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$50
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: The tiniest cutest restaurant in Florida
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
90 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“We were impressed!”
Reviewed 31 March 2014 via mobile

We have driven by this rather non-descript establishment for over two years and a friend suggested that we give it a try. The place is tiny, but the ladies who own Le Patio have done a wonderful job in creating a beautiful atmosphere in, for the most part, an outdoor setting. When we sat down, I said to my partner, "This reminds me of a restaurant in Grand Case, St. Martin." He agreed. The food was absolutely delicious from the chunky pate, corn chowder special, assorted greens salad, and Shepherds Pie! Our friend was celebrating his birthday and we were all treated to awesome fresh peaches on pastry with whipped cream. Our group ordered the house carafe of Cabernet and it was also very good. Yes, we will be going back. It's a great little spot to take guests from out of town. Le Patio is an asset to our Wilton Manors community.

Visited March 2014
Thank Robert R
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Miami, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“To be a restaurant don't you need to cook the food there?”
Reviewed 18 March 2014 via mobile

I had heard about this small place so I gave it a try.
Lady up front was very nice. Service was good but food was average and pricey.
What surprised me was the fact they don't cook food on site.
I don't know about you but reheated or microwaved food I can have at home.
I don't feel comfortable not being able to see where the food is cooked or how it is transported in the Florida sun.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank James K
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Arlington, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Wonderful hidden gem”
Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner here. It's small, so make sure you call first to see if there's space. If they've got room, you'll be glad you went. The pea soup was fresh and light, definitely leaving room for the entree. Between us we had the Shepard's pie, manicotti and ravioli, and everyone was extremely satisfied.

Visited January 2014
Thank Cheep1
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Portland, Maine
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Quiet, Romantic Dining Experience!”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We were vacationing in Wilton Manors and some friends suggested we try this restaurant. "It is small and quaint but the food is excellent, you will love it" they said. Well, our friends were right! This is a fabulous place to have a nice quiet dinner. It is a small restaurant with only seating for about 20 people on their little outdoor/enclosed patio. It is a small operation by the owners who run the front of the house as well as the back. It is located in a very non descript building on a side street just of Wilton Drive in Wilton Manors, it is very easy to miss the place. They only serve beer and wine and a select french menu. Everything was superb and reasonably priced. Will definately go back on our next visit to Wilton Manors.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank tlc814
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Juneau, Alaska
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cutest restaurant in SoFL”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

I haven't written reviews since I've moved down to South Florida. I just couldn't bear spending precious time writing reviews about mediocre places, at best. Okay, I'll stop with the food snobbery.

The fact that I'm writing a review again means a LOT. Tonight was day 2 at Le Patio. My first time was for lunch: I was working at the eye clinic a few blocks away. I had never been to the Wilton Manors area before and figured I'd "explore" during my lunch break. I came across the tiniest French restaurant - the size of my bedroom - with the cutest patio in the back! I walked into the restaurant with one of the owners on the phone, speaking in French. All of a sudden, I had forgotten that I was in South Florida.

I had the Lobster Ravioli, which smelled and looked amazing. I burned my tongue as I could not wait to devour the entire dish (slowly, I'm a slow eater. I like to TASTE my food.) It was a good sized entree. I left comfortable, not hungry, not bloated.

I went back the next evening with roommate. We both had the Irish Shepherd's Pie and Creme Brulee for dessert. Both of which I highly recommend as well.

I plan on coming back to try everything on the menu.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Linda P
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