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“Hum hum” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Fontana

Fontana
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134
(305) 913-3200
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Ranked #8 of 280 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.
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10 restaurant reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Hum hum”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

We were 8 people at the biltmore for 4 nights. We did hope the Christmas diner would be great, but it has been disappointing ! First, the ambiance was very cold : except a wonderful Christmas tree nothing was made to transform this evening in a party evening. The food was good. But the service was awful : 1. We were asked to hurry up with the white wine (60€), just before the main course because the kitchen was closing (10h00pm)... Ok, we can understand everybody wants to het back home to have Christmas eve, but we are talking about 95$/person ! 2.The main courses arrived cold because the plates were not heated as they should have been before dressing. 3. One kid (12yo) did not like the dessert of the main menu but the waitress refuses to Switch to the dessert of the kid menu (Apple pie, served at our table for another kid) 4.The waitress broken a glass and did not clean the big glass pieces on the floor. She asked us to be prudent... As we were with little kids with open shoes, we were afraid and has to insist for the floor beeing cleaned. This was a very sad Christmas evening and the biltmore crew has a very responsability for this.

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English first
Norwalk, Connecticut
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288 reviews 288 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 112 cities Reviews in 112 cities
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
“Very good hotel restaurant.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Fontana inside the Biltmore Hotel makes fresh pasta every morning and has excellent Italian fare. It is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and provides very good casual dining with great service, good food and a good wine list.

Visited November 2014
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Miami Shores, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Beautiful place, average food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I went there for my anniversary. The atmosphere is beautiful, the service is great and the variety and price of wines is good. But the food is not as good as I expected. I ordered The Gnocchis Gorgonzola, because I looove the taste. But I was very disappointed. Maybe bad luck, but it´s a nice and romantic place to celebrate a special occasion.

  • Visited October 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Chicago
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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Ate breakfast here three times and each time loved it. The fruit was very fresh. Highly recommended.

Visited October 2014
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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Experience The Class and Beauty of Florida at The Biltmore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The atmosphere is lovely with a fountain and tropical setting. I enjoy the Italian dishes available. Excellent Salads and soups. The brunch has a large variety and shouldn't be missed if you are a guest. The architecture is old Florida, love it!!

Visited November 2013
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