La Terrasse restaurant serves high-end French-Med in South Beach

The Who: Chef Lisandro Sanabria (previously of Casa Tua) is cooking at this new French bistro in SoFi.

The Space: The former La Maison still sports a small but classy dining room decked out in marble-topped tables, black-and-white photographs of French ingénues and a swanky communal table for private dining. Outdoors offers plenty of patio seating across from Joe’s Stone Crab. The vibe is date-friendly.

The Dishes: French-Mediterranean. Prices are high with starters $12-$23 and mains in the $30 range.

Free canapes are offered at the beginning of the meal and can include cucumber slices topped with olive tapenade and smoked salmon with anchovy cream cheese and caviar. Brasserie staples like escargot, salmon tartare, oysters and foie gras are available, as are classics like coq au vin, lobster Thermidor and Niçoise salad. More casual and Italian-leaning dishes include black seafood linguine, gnocchi al pesto, fettuccine caviar, branzino and burgers. 

Desserts include the usual suspects of crème brûlée, chocolate mousse and mille-feuilles.

The Bottom Line: The terrace here is inviting, and makes for a swanky spot to sup on elegant French classics.