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“Beautiful atmosphere, delicious breakfast - for a price” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fontana

Fontana
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 913-3200
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Ranked #6 of 280 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
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.
Quincy, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Beautiful atmosphere, delicious breakfast - for a price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

Like every place on the Biltmore grounds, the prices border on extortion, but at least you get what you pay for here. We had the $25 breakfast and it was worth every penny: an incredible spread of pastries (including my favorite, pan au chocolat), fresh fruit (the good stuff, too, like red raspberries, blueberries, etc.), omelet station, and Illy coffee. The terrace dining area is tranquil and gorgeous, too.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Romantic dinning”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Loved eating next to the outdoor fountain on the patio with all the beautiful palm trees and romatic lighting.

Visited December 2012
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Miami, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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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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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11 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“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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