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1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134 (Granada)
(305) 913-3200
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7:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: One of the few remaining Miami locales offering traditional English...
One of the few remaining Miami locales offering traditional English afternoon tea, the Biltmore is arguably the most elegant venue, with its soaring vaulted ceiling, magnificent lobby and majestically mantled fireplace. The refreshing repast is served daily and is complemented with and elegant harp weekdays and music of an accomplished classical guitarist on the weekends. During the holiday season guests can expect themed pastries.Reservations are recommended.
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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 125
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Service Over Food

The courtyard is the main attraction. If you a group of four, request a corner courtyard table. This will give you a measure of privacy plus the opportunity to enjoy the ambiance. There are cloister tables around the perimeter of the courtyard, a good choice if you a party of two. Service is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
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Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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201 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
usa
Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
256 helpful votes 256 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

The courtyard is the main attraction. If you a group of four, request a corner courtyard table. This will give you a measure of privacy plus the opportunity to enjoy the ambiance. There are cloister tables around the perimeter of the courtyard, a good choice if you a party of two. Service is very courteous and accommodating. I needed to... More 

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Coral Gables, Florida
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65 reviews 65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband and I have dinner here at least once every few months. It is a special place and not for routine dining. I had one of the best pasta dishes ever on our first visit. It was a special of pasta pillows stuffed with pear and fontina cheese, with a light butter sauce. Absolutely delicious. Since, then we have... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My husband, daughter and I went for lunch on valentine's day and it was spectacular. From the service to the drinks, appetizers, entree and dessert-WONDERFUL! We sat outside and the day could not more gorgeous. They offered umbrellas or heaters what ever we desired... We had the octopus, sword fish, cowboy steak, bruscheta, salami and cheeses. Pricey but well worth... More 

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Pennsylvania
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48 reviews 48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The positives: the restaurant is lovely (in a beautiful courtyard around a bubbling fountain. The service is excellent. The negative: the food. Wonderful menu (and granted, I may have had bad luck) but terrible food. The Caesar salad was sour and unappealing. The lobster pasta (a "special" for the evening) was tasteless, though with a oddly sweet under-taste. Worse yet,... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Had dinner with not very foody friends, so I didn't get to experience a lot. But the octopus entree was OUT OF THIS WORLD good. And huge!!!! Could not even finish it! I love octopus and have it everywhere I can; this ranks way up there on my octopus meter. A restaurant that can ace octopus is unlikely to mess... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Excelente atendimento e comida! Lugar lindo dentro do Hotel Bitmore, ótimo pra entender o clima desse chatmoso bairro (Coral Gables) Excellent service and food! Place within the beautiful Hotel Bitmore, great to understand the climate of this charming neighborhood (Coral Gables)

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Jacksonville, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We like the pasta, seafood, and breakfast. Great atmosphere inside the courtyard at the Biltmore Hotel. Sometimes a bit slow but very good service! Great bathrooms, too!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We were 8 people at the biltmore for 4 nights. We did hope the Christmas diner would be great, but it has been disappointing ! First, the ambiance was very cold : except a wonderful Christmas tree nothing was made to transform this evening in a party evening. The food was good. But the service was awful : 1. We... More 

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Norwalk, Connecticut
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322 reviews 322 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Fontana inside the Biltmore Hotel makes fresh pasta every morning and has excellent Italian fare. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and provides very good casual dining with great service, good food and a good wine list.

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Miami Shores, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I went there for my anniversary. The atmosphere is beautiful, the service is great and the variety and price of wines is good. But the food is not as good as I expected. I ordered The Gnocchis Gorgonzola, because I looove the taste. But I was very disappointed. Maybe bad luck, but it´s a nice and romantic place to celebrate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
    (Granada)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Coral Gables
  • Phone Number: (305) 913-3200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 80
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

One of the few remaining Miami locales offering traditional English afternoon tea, the Biltmore is arguably the most elegant venue, with its soaring vaulted ceiling, magnificent lobby and majestically mantled fireplace. The refreshing repast is served daily and is complemented with and elegant harp weekdays and music of an accomplished classical guitarist on the weekends. During the holiday season guests can expect themed pastries.Reservations are recommended.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 10:30 pm

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