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“Old fashioned steak house” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Christy's

Christy's
3101 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Ranked #27 of 266 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $45
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Malaga and University
Coral Gables
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Old fashioned steak house”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Wonderful steaks, great Caesar salad (with anchovies, if you like), good bread, not as expensive as Flemings or Ruth Chris, and a very satisfying experience. I have never been disappointed, and I have been going to this restaurant for over 15 years.

Visited September 2012
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English first
Miami FL
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Prime Rib”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

If you enjoy prime rib then this place is for you. It is one of their specialties and they do it the way I like it-- very rare. Baked potato as a side plus a Caesar's salad. Start with their French onion soup to get into the mood. Excellent service. Only problem is parking. No lot and you feed the meter. 25 cents for 12 minutes but that is Coral Gables!!! Reservations suggested.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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South Florida, Florida
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171 reviews 171 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
“Great date night!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

Had a great dinner last night at Christy's! Service was super and the food was a wow! While the menu is traditional steakhouse, all the food was great. We had the escargot and oysters rockefeller for appetizers and, of course, filet for dinner. The au poivre sauce was a hit with us. We were very impressed by the inexpensive but well seleted wine list. The atmosphere is consummate steakhouse - burgundy red walls, class art and comfortable furniture. Very well appointed place! It was pricey but worth it. More of a special occasion restaurant. If you haven't tried Christy's, give it a shot. We will surely go back.

One note - there is no valet parking (odd for South Florida and a restaurant of this caliber). There is easy parking on the street (meter) and in the court parking lot across the street.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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NY
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Excellent food, awesome service very nice atmosphere.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Repeat visitors to Coral Gables and we wanted to try another steak house. After reading reviews of Christy's, it sounded perfect. I made my reservation via open table and requested a table away from the front door. I was accomodated.

Very professional wait staff was knowledgeavble and attentive without being pushy. WIne list is good, though beware that vintages on the list are not up to date. We ordered a wine that was listed at 2007 and got a 2009. Hmmm.... seems easy enough to update.

Shrimp cocktail is to die for - colossal shrimp presented in a traditional dish with fresh cocktail sauce. Each dinner includes salad - the caesar was perfectly dresses, and the waiter was sure to inquire in advance if we wanted anchovies.

Steak was perfectly done with au povie sauce on the side. Dessert as well as coffee and tea capped off the night. Near as perfect a steak house experience as exists.

The restaurant is very nicely decorated with dimmed lighting and pressed tin ceiling. What's not to like?

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Miami, FL
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Okay Food, Poor Attitude”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

My wife and I visited this restaurant during Miami Restaurant Month. Christy's was participating in the Miami Spice menu, so we decided to give it a try. The waiter was so rude to everyone that we heard ask for the menu. He made us (and others that we heard) feel like we did not belong in this place because we were trying to take advantage of the deal they decided to offer. They went as far as to hide the Miami Spice menu behind the Hostess stand, and make everyone have to ask for it just so that he could give them each the same snooty reaction once they did. I can't even tell you if the steak was good or not. I ate it in a hurry because we were dying to get out of there. Needless to say, I will never be back, and tell this story to anyone who asks me about Christy's. With so many choices for a good steak in Miami (Prime 112, Red, Flemings, Morton's, Smith & Wollensky, Ruth's Chris, etc.) I don't know why anyone would want to spend their money to be treated like dirt. This place is old, stuffy, and extremely pretentious.

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