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Fratelli Lyon - 6 Reviews - 4141 NE 2nd Ave, #101a, Miami, FL 33137, Miami, FL - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (305) 572-2901

Fratelli Lyon

4141 NE 2nd Ave, #101a, Miami, FL 33137
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 572-2901
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When i say everything in this place is homemade i mean it! Everything from homemade soda's to the best iced tea i believe i have ever tasted. Pasta's and gelato's are too die for ...


My colleague and I had reservations for a party of two for lunch at Fratelli Lyon. We were very pleased with the delicious food -- the pasta was perfectly prepared and the sauces...

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 11/5/2011

Mediocre service and just decent food that is overpriced. Bland chicken with salad on top was priced at $20. The restaurant is a lot of hype but not much substance. If you live in the area it's not a bad bet, but I would not travel more than 10 minutes to visit. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 6/2/2011

Ate here for lunch today and it was a good experience. The decor in this place is definitely strange, but it is in the Design District, so it's not really that much of a surprise. The space is expansive, but it's a pretty neat area to eat.\r \r I went with one other person and first we had the Insalata di Gorgonzola, which has bibb lettuce, gorgonzola dressing and crispy speck. This salad was absolutely amazing and the dressing was perfect. It had a bit of a mustard-ish flavor, but it went perfectly with the salad. The crispy speck was amazing as well. It was a nice, crispy, thin slice, but was very flavorful and excellent. I would highly recommend this salad.\r \r Next, we had the shrimp antipasti, which came with fennel, carrots, red onions, and a lemon oil sauce. The shrimp were very good and were cooked well and it seemed like a nice, light dish that is sort of like a tapas style concept. If you like shrimp, then this is a good dish for you.\r \r Third, we had our entrees. I ordered the beef carpaccio dish with arugala and artichokes. It was an okay dish, but it didn't really have much flavor. I definitely wouldn't order the dish again. I had to add some salt and pepper just to get some semblance of taste on the dish. The person that I was with had the Melanzane, which is grilled layered eggplant with herbed ricotta and tomato sauce. This dish was absolutely amazing. It reminded me of a lighter version of eggplant parmagiana. The dish was really well balanced and it made me wish that I ordered that one instead of the carpaccio.\r \r Finally, we ended with a cheese course. I didn't catch the name of it, but it was a very soft, white cheese that was a combination of cow, goat, and sheep's milk. It came with apricots, figs, and walnuts as well. It was very good cheese and I would highly recommend this cheese. I just wish I remembered the name. \r \r I would try this again, but I would definitely order a different entree if I had to do it over again. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 12/27/2010

The space was fine and modern and hip but small and a little too cool for school. The waitstaff was pleasant but painfully slow and the service was disorganized. It is wildly overpriced. Eh. Why would you bother? more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 12/26/2010

Nice food. Beware of the often unbearable waiting times and minuscule portions, however. Not a place to go every other week, but good when you are nostalgic of Europe, or window shopping in the design district. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 12/19/2010

Food is good, but this is a place that you will not get in and out quickly. Not that it is necessarily a bad thing, it's just the type of place you're going to be there a while. The atmosphere is a little lacking/stale. Not the best value. Again, i think of it as kind of a unique place. This is the type of place you go to with friends you can talk forever with - because you will have plenty o' time waiting for your food. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 11/19/2010

If you plan to go to Fratelli think a 100 time first. Never order octupus or anything with seafood. I must say the only thing I enjoy was the wine and is because the is a outside supplier. The prices don't even match the food. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 9/24/2010

This was the worst place we've ever eaten at!!! I went with three couple (8 people) and all hated our dish! All the dishes lacked major flavor. That's all I have to say!! There are thousands of great places to eat in Miami and this is the worst! Spend your money somewhere else!! more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 9/11/2010

The food at Fratelli Lyon is good. Good enough to consider going twice, but it is absolutely not the best in Miami. We had the tagliatelle al sugo di vitello, which was really good, but not a dish that you miss once it is gone and the branzino, which was much better than the tagliatelle, but \ not any better than sea bass at any other higher end Italian place. We went on a weekday night, so we were seated immediately and had a very informative and attentive waiter, thus I am assuming that the people who are willing to wait an hour and a half with reservations on weekends are either deadset on the scene or are somehow convinced that this place has food better than what it actually is. While I would recommend it to friends, I wouldn't say it is worth the price or wait. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 4/6/2010

Love eating at Fratelli Lyon. Food is always fresh and tasty. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 3/9/2010

I read some of the other reviews on here for Fratelli Lyon, and the main complaint seems to be the wait. My advice: be good-looking (or have a striking date), be immaculately dressed, think outside of the box, and be just a little bit deviant. Wait around at the bar until a space opens up, and don't be afraid to be a little rude and pushy in order to get what you want. This IS, after all, Miami. The ambiance is superb! If you are a design enthusiast, this is THE place to eat in the Design District. While all the food is very well done, the main attraction here is the salumi and cheese, as well as the extensive selection of Italian wines. This is a great place to socialize over a plate of antipasti. They have a pre theater prix fixe dinner, and a prix fixe lunch. I hope they still have this offer because, as I recall, the lunch was $25 and 3 courses, or 2 courses with a glass of wine. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 1/31/2010

Good food - not worth the hour and a half wait with confirmed reservations. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 1/13/2010

We called to make a reservation the night before. The hostess told us to arrive no later than 15 minutes past our reservation or our table would be given away. \r \r We arrived 5 minutes early and were promptly seated. The hostess informed us that there were having a staff meeting and would be with us shortly.\r \r We waited for 10 minutes until someone brought us some bread and water. Another 10 minutes passed and someone brought us one menu because they didnt have enough for the entire table. Nothing on the menu looked remotely appetizing and it was all way too overpriced. We waited another 10 minutes until a pipe started to drip on my dad. By that time, no one had even come to ask us if we wanted anything to drink. The entire restaurant was full of people waiting patiently to be served with no inkling of service coming anytime soon. Worst of all is that when we got up, no one even bother to ask what was wrong. Every server acknowledged we were leaving, but didnt bother to do anything about it.\r \r We went around the corner to Mai Tardi, which had excellent service and delicious food at reasonable prices. more

Modern Italian Dinning Experience 10/26/2009

I was pleasantly surprised with this Italian restaurant! Very authentic Italian food with a avant-garde feel. It is a high-end Tate Modern restaurant or a restaurant you would find in a modern museum, but even better. Its a perfect lunch spot. I have not been to dinner but can imagine the same. Pros: Excelent food and ambiance Cons: Nothing so far more

Be Prepared to Sit with Strangers 9/21/2009

My colleague and I had reservations for a party of two for lunch at Fratelli Lyon. We were very pleased with the delicious food -- the pasta was perfectly prepared and the sauces different, homemade and delicious.\r \r We were seated at a 4-top and my colleague and I each placed our handbag in the two empty chairs. We were very disappointed when the hostess made us move our bags in order to seat another couple at our table! This was unacceptable and ruined what had been a delightful lunch. The hostess seemed to think that placing a candlelabra (with no candles) between the two couples was a sufficient divide. It was very awkward and unpleasant. Upon leaving the restaurant, we noted that there were plenty of tables for two available behind the bar and were unhappy to have been denied a private dining experience. Pros: The Food is authentic, homemade and delicious Cons: Being forced to share a table with another couple more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 8/20/2009

This is, hands-down, one of the best (if not THE best) italian restaurant in Miami. The food is just incredible, especially for the money, but trumps some of the more pricey places. All of the food is natural/organic. Definitely try the cheeses and desserts, you won't be disappointed. more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 7/28/2009

I usually don't like to spend a lot of money on Italian food, most of the stuff that's out there I can make at home for a quarter of the price... but this was on another level. Everything was great from the ambience to the service. The Crostini with chicken livers & sizzled sage may not sound mouth watering but it was out of this world and I thoroughly enojyed everything the waiter recommended, including the wine (all their wines are from Italy). more

I 'm a tough critic and boy this place passes the test 11/15/2008

IA roaring vivacious atmosphere, fantastic space to visit with a group of friends. Waiter described in detail any dish or wine we inquired about. Appetizers average $13.00. I recommend the Zucca Fiore appetizer, 3 large zucchini flowers stuffed with juicy cheese and sauce. Also the octopus and potato app. was prepared simple with olive oil but was best I ever had. Entrees are $18 to $30. I can not recommend a specific dish because this is one of those rare restaurants you find 3 times in a lifetime where every entree deserves an award. Cost $70 per person (incl. appetizer, entree, dessert, 2 drinks, tax and tip). \r \r Don't bother with the 3.5 oz glass of wines, three sips and it is gone. Order full 6oz glass which is better deal. Try a fruity prosecco drink before your meal. For red wine, Barbera was my favorite. Pros: All dishes carefully prepared. Beverages and unexpectedly many components of dishes made from scratch Cons: Portions were expectedly small, except the baby checken. more

Excellent lunch spot. 9/23/2008

When i say everything in this place is homemade i mean it! Everything from homemade soda's to the best iced tea i believe i have ever tasted. Pasta's and gelato's are too die for and are all made there aswell. What more could one ask for. Oh yeah, a GREAT crowd including some of the most beautiful people one will ever lay eyes on. Want a lunch that will leave u feeling healthy and happy, come here! more

Editorial review from Urbanspoon 8/22/2008

I dont say WOW that often but this is WOW!! From an ex-Newyorker who knows a good find- this is the BEST new spot in town. The owners are dolls- food is beyond incredible. more

Hope for the best in the future ... 6/13/2008

by Dax at Menuism Provided by Menuism
Walking into Fratelli Lyon gave me an impression of being in a cosmopolitan city, a restaurant always come... more
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  • In Short
    If you crave variety in your Italian dining, you've come to right place. When you have three dozen choices before you even leave the antipasti offerings, you know your meal will...

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  • Hours:

    Mon. - Sat. 24 Hours;Sun. CLOSED
  • Payments:

    Master Card, American Express, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Little Haiti, North