The Cadet Hotel was rightfully named after the air force cadets resided at the location in 1941. The hotel was host to actor and Captain Clark Gable, and now host to Pied a Terre restaurant. A combination that provides convenience and service under one roof. Located strategically across the beach and walking distance from Lincoln Road, the Cadet offers a memorable experience. An experience emphasized within its quarters at Pied a Terre restaurant. Authentic fine-dining cuisine with well- versed chefs.
The new addition opened in February 2011, and blends with the hotel's intimate vibe. A 30-seated dining room with dim lighting, travel- inspired decor and a low- key ambiance. A feeling of, 'your home, away from home,' and the definition of a Pied a Terre. A quaint setting that offers first- rate service and a knowledgeable staff. Executive Chef Balick keeps guests intrigued by creating an evolving menu based on seasonal ingredients and local farm products. A fresh and sustainable menu that pushes the boundary of cuisine.
The Mediterranean a la carte menu features unique options such as; confit duck leg tortellini flavored by butternut squash, ginger and hazelnuts. Red wine braised short rib with creme fraiche potato puree, cipollini onions with grilled ramp and tomato salad. A tender meat dish that requires only a fork. A sample of everything requires a chef tasting menu featuring signature offerings with six courses. Providing presentation and an assortment of flavors that are complimentary.
To experience the frills of fine dining in a vintage- boutique hotel, sneak away to 17th and James Ave. An escape that proves how good things come in small packages. The price ranges on the a la carte menu from $31 to $50 and a reasonable $85 for the chef tasting. Outdoor dining is available on the patio for those who want to enjoy the Florida weather.
You can reach Pied a Terre at 305-531-4533 or the Cadet hotel at 305-672-6688. A reservation is recommended due to limited space.