Located in the heart of Miami’s Brickell neighborhood, Dirty French is a glamorous take on an American steakhouse from Major Food Group - who are also behind Sadelle's in Coconut Grove and Carbone. Designed by the renowned and longtime collaborator Ken Fulk, the restaurant's design has been inspired by the inconic Maxim’s in Paris, a celebrated restaurant that legendary fashion designer Pierre Cardin ran for more than three decades.
Distinctly Miami in vibe - there's a Jungle Bar, draped in a tropical-leaf pattern with a gold-leafed ceiling and Murano glass leaf chandelier; the main dining room with burnt orange velvet and white-clothed tables topped with silk-and-brass lamps; an adjacent dining parlor with aubergine velvet banquettes and a private dining room with floor-to-ceiling mosaic mirrored “disco ball” walls, among other striking elements.
The menu puts a twist on steakhouse classics, with mostly French influences and many of the dishes prepared tableside. Think huge raw-bar towers stacked with shrimp, lobster cocktails, oysters and more alongside $500-plus tomahawk steaks and crab Louie salads. “It’s an old-school, sort of French steakhouse meets Miami Vice 1980s,” Carbone says.