The restaurant: Cote Gourmet, 9999 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores; cotegourmet.com. Fresh French bistro fare served in a friendly, comfortable neighborhood atmosphere. Settle in for a savory crepe or a classic pork tenderloin in prune sauce.
The table: 1. This cozy four-top in the center of the action is a favorite table in Cote Gourmet’s dining room. A few patio spots provide lovely al fresco dining on cooler days.
Nearby theater: Miami Theater Center, 9806 NE Second Ave., Miami Shores.
Playing: “Lazy Fair,” a Mad Cat Theatre production in the SandBox at MTC, runs through Sept. 6; madcattheatre.org. Mad Cat is the new resident company at Miami Theater Center.