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“Most beautiful hotel anywhere with the exception of Alfonso XII in Sevilla.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Fontana

Fontana
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 913-3200
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Ranked #8 of 275 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Granada
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.
Miami, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Most beautiful hotel anywhere with the exception of Alfonso XII in Sevilla.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Feels like you are in Spain. Beautiful. The only shame is that they always seem to have an Italian restaurant instead of having a Spanish restaurant in what is a Spanish architecture from 1926 with beautiful Sevilla-like courtyard. It is a beautiful place for lunch, dinner or a drink. I wish only that they had enough sense to open an affordable Spanish restaurant at the Biltmore. They can have both Italian and Spanish. Why not?

Visited November 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Miami
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Classic, historical & more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This is another must. Built in the 1920's Well kept. Classic food and service on the Biltmore Golf Course.
Movie stars from the Golden Age have stayed here. Was an Army Hospital during WW11. Clark Gable was a paitient here. Near Venetion Pool in the Heart of Coral Gables. Another must visit.

Visited May 2012
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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“Outstanding Pasta”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Homemade pastas and a special everyday. Best part was that any dish could be a half order. Seafood specials everyday were fresh. Stone crab claws were in season during this visit and they were amazing.

Visited November 2012
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Miami, Florida
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“Good but not up to par”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The hotel is nice and the staff is very courteous but they dropped the ball on our arrival amenity and our town car to a near by restaurant. They also kept asking, at the pool, if we were guests at the hotel?!?!

Visited June 2012
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“Fontana”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Sometimes we have to visit the big city, and sometimes the big city delivers as it should. Fontana is one of the Biltmore's restaurants, and we sat by the eponymous fountain, and had a most excellent experience. A bright and almost cool fall day under an umbrella, the splashing fountain, the sparking prosecco and impeccable food. I reluctantly agreed to the tiramisu, usually a tired choice, and found it as splendid as the rest of the meal. As bothered as I am by traffic to the Miami airport, I look forward to the next required trip.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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