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“Best pool in Miami” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fontana

Fontana
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 913-3200
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Ranked #7 of 276 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.
coralgables
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best pool in Miami”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I love the Sunday brunch at the Biltmore and always take visitors from out of town, The pool is gorgeous!

Visited December 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, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaruant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Beautiful architecture, great food, beautiful pools. Just a wonderful atmosphere. Their breakfast buffet is truly delicious

Visited December 2012
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Coral Gables, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Elegant Hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The Biltmore is a beautiful place. You stand on the sidewalk and you can't help, but stare at this beautiful building in the middle of a neighborhood. It is amazing. The pool is magnificent and the restaurants expensive, but good.

Visited October 2012
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Worth it”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

It's on the expensive side (as is almost everything at The Biltmore) but it is worth it. The food is good but the service is outstanding. The service staff is very well trained and it shows. If you get to sit outside on a mild evening, all the better. How can you not admire the beauty of this property?

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“La Fontana, a consistently superior restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

My wife and I have eaten at La Fontana, the Biltmore Hotel's courtyard restaurant, several times in the past three years. We've never failed to have a superior meal there, beautifully prepared and served with the utmost courtesy and consideration. The weekday breakfast buffet is also exceptionally good. (You should do the Sunday brunch buffet once in your life, but be forewarned that it's insanely lavish--if you go there on Sunday, you won't feel like eating on Monday.) Needless to say, the Palme d'Or, the hotel's "fancy" restaurant, is also wonderfully fine, but we'd just as soon eat at Fontana, truth to tell, and usually do.

  • Visited January 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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