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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, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 136
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Perfect Setting

The menu and service are very enjoyable. I have dined here for both lunch and dinner on many occasions. The setting gives me the impression of being in 'Old World Cuba' for another tropical setting. I have yet to be disappointed during any of my frequent visits.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
David H
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Fort Worth, Texas
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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218 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fort Worth, Texas
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

The menu and service are very enjoyable. I have dined here for both lunch and dinner on many occasions. The setting gives me the impression of being in 'Old World Cuba' for another tropical setting. I have yet to be disappointed during any of my frequent visits.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Not entirely sure I should be reviewing this restaurant and not Palme d'Or for Sunday Brunch at the Biltmore, as it was spread between the two restaurants, but considering I checked in at the hostess stand on the Fontana side, I'll stick with that. First up, this is not a cheap brunch, at $85 a head + tax and gratiuty... More 

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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201 reviews 201 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
561 helpful votes 561 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stayed three nights at The Biltmore Hotel in May 2015 (see separate review), and had dinner at Fontana on the first evening. We sat in the courtyard, and were lavished with pleasant service. The staff could not have been more attentive (in an inconspicuous manner). We loved the food - we split a Caesar salad starter, which was enough... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A lovely spot to eat in but the food while abundant was disappointing . The portions were all huge but everyone's dishes were bland, not well seasoned and not very interesting nor appealing. It is a shame as the outdoor terrace is charming but the food is not.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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177 reviews 177 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The atmosphere is great and the service is very good but expect to spend $150 per couple total. The biggest problem that we had here was that my wife’s lasagna was burnt. Neither the kitchen staff nor the wait staff should have served that food. Even if the food wasn’t burnt, it probably would have been average anyway. We stayed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Heidy's service was excellent and the food, particular the gnocchi, was delicious. The courtyard setting is a beautiful and romantic place for dinner. Very highly recommended.

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Caribbean
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129 reviews 129 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

You are asked for your name and room number at the hostess desk; not sure why both are necessary and feel for security reasons you should only be asked to give one or the other. Waiters very professional and attentive. Guests are called by their name (Mr. so and so, Mrs so and so) which was a nice touch. Buffet... More 

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We have had breakfast several times, always very good. Dinner last week was excellent. Great service; my daughter showed up a bit late, but they did not miss a beat and got everyone in our party of 7 served on time and we made our show. The food is simply delicious. I ate pasta with a short rib ragout. All... More 

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Fairfield County, CT
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139 reviews 139 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Make sure you sit outside if the weather is good so you can get a beautiful view of this landmark building. The breakfast buffet was great and the service was good. Dinner was also excellent food with good service. $$$

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Valley Stream, NY
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86 reviews 86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

the Italian food was very good, especially the Italian pasta. we had breakfast there three times buffet excellent. the setting is great and open courtyard surrounded by palms. Service excellent

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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: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?