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“Decent food, excellent service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fontana

Fontana
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 913-3200
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Ranked #17 of 267 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Denver
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Decent food, excellent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

The food was quite good at Fontana, though overpriced for what it was. What makes the place special is the ambiance and the service. The outdoor dining area is simply lovely, and our waitress was perfect--aways there at the right time, friendly, and exceptional. We'd go back if staying at the Biltmore, though perhaps wouldn't go out of our way with so many choices in the area.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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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
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Pricey but excellent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Brunch: their brunch on Sundays is the best and the most expensive I have ever been to. It cost $85 per person. This price includes as many mimosas, champagne, bloody Mary's you can drink and they were very good quality and our waitr kept refilling them constantly! They have an amazing food selection that includes, several types of caviar, lobster ceviche, sushi, crablegs...they have several stations with pasta, prime rib, pork roast, breakfast station....they also have an entire room with desserts. It's open until 4 pm and you should make a reservation, don't think that because it's expensive you will find a table at the last minute. American coffee and tea are also included it.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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coralgables
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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Miami, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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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