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“Answer the phone!” 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 281 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.
Lubbock, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
“Answer the phone!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Stayed three days Feb. 2013. Phone rings 10-15 times then maybe answered on multiple occasions. Front desk staff lack training, seemed confused. Not a five star hotel. Good food, pretty old hotel.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 93 cities Reviews in 93 cities
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We enjoyed a superb dining experience in the beautiful sunny Courtyard of this iconic hotel. Eat here just to partake the surroundings.

The lunch fix prix menu delivers wonderful value without compromising the dining experience. The wine is not overpriced.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Denver
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
13 helpful votes 13 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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Miami, Florida
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29 helpful votes 29 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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“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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