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“Not sure why I had stopped dining here” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Christy's

Christy's
3101 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Ranked #18 of 274 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Price range: $31 - $45
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Malaga and University
MIAMI
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46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“Not sure why I had stopped dining here”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Dinner last night at Christy's was very good. I hadn't been there in years after being a regular visitor for decades.

Some changes to note since my last visit; a beautiful (if small) bar has been added and a piano bar. Great place to hang out.

The service is excellent; this is a throw-back restaurant. Wood panels, comfortable leather chairs, and the menu includes fabulous French onion soup (knife needed for the cheese), black bean soup served with a side of sherry; garlicky escargots, baked potato with sour cream and chives, baked Alaska for dessert. The food delicious. All entrees include Caesar salad and a side (green beans almandine!). The portions are huge (the shrimp in the cocktail are a meal!). I had the prime rib (a speciality) with salad, green beans and a glass of cabernet ($11); $50. Unlike some of the other steak places where everything is ala carte. Friends had beautiful sea bass and salmon....everyone was happy with their choices.

Some changes that disappointed....the Caesar salad is no longer made at the table. The croutons appeared to be store-bought; and the lettuce seemed to be from a bag. The potato with sour cream and chives comes pre-mixed which gives a feeling of cafeteria dining. They used to serve the condiments separately; thus the rating is not Excellent.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • German first
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English first
Miami, Florida
1 review
“Great food. Better for the older crowd”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went to dinner with a group of girlfriends and noticed that the atmosphere was for 60+ crowd. This was not really what we were looking for since we wanted to enjoy a girls night out with a little bit more of a fun atmosphere. The service was great and the food was delicious! I am a steak and potatoes kind of girl and it really delivers. The lobster bisque was really good too. All my friends enjoyed the food but weren't too fond about the atmosphere. We felt like we had to be quiet or we would get into trouble.

Visited September 2013
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Miami, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Delicious Romance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

My boyfriend surprised me the other night by taking me to Christys. The food was excellent!! I had the sea bass which was delicious and he had the short rib which he raved about. The ambiance was romantic and the service was exceptional.It had been awhile since i had been to Christys, but now it is a New Favorite!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Coral Gables, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Poor Service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

We went there with our family and after waiting for our reserved table for one hour, and numerous promises that we would soon be seated, and after watching other groups that were schmoozing the young hostess being seated ahead of us, we decided to leave to another restaurant. To make matters worse, on our way out, we told her of our disappointment and she was totally dismissive and really coundn't of cared less! This is not the Christy's that I used to know! With time and this type of service, this restaurant will fade.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Marbella, Spain
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Always so good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Been going to this restaurant since the 80's while in Miami on business and/or vacation. Phenomenal standard and quality for this long means everything. Superb Caesar salad, steaks are always cooked to perfection and comes out on a warm plate, which is a nice touch. Service is really something, attentive fine and elegant! Hope they stay open for many more decades!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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