Restaurant Reviews

Bistro 1902 Brings a Taste of Paris to Downtown Hollywood

Though South Florida is certainly no bastion of French fare, a few places have found their way into the fray and made a name. In Hollywood, Bistro 1902 fills the franco void thanks to the owner, Parisian-born Karim Laitaoui. He is often at the front of the house, greeting guests and helping to seat — a necessary evil for any true, family-run establishment. But his real job is in the back of the house; Laitaoui is executive chef, on the line each night executing each dish with precision despite having no formal training. To see if his restaurant makes the grade, read this week's review of Bistro 1902, now posted on Clean Plate Charlie.

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Nicole Danna is a Palm Beach County-based reporter who began covering the South Florida food scene for New Times in 2011. She also loves drinking beer and writing about the area's growing craft beer community.
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