We were flying to Costa Rica on Christmas Day when American gave us a horrible schedule change. We now had a layover in Miami for six hours! Who wants to spend six hours at an airport!
So we called and got reservations at Christy's in Coral Gables. It was just a quick cab ride away from the airport.
We arrived right when they opened for dinner on Christmas day so the place was not too full. However during dinner it quickly filled up.
I liked this place, it reminded me of a place my parents would love. The classic dark steak house with deep reds and touch of formal. It isn't modern in a good way - it's just a cozy old fashioned dark steak house.
The service was excellent. It was friendly and had a touch of formal. The waiter was attentive.
We had huge shrimp cocktails. We then each had a steak. The steaks were perfect. The were tender and cooked just the way we ordered them. We are two dads and two teenage kids and it didn't take long for us to have four empty plates. We were very happy with the food!
We ate a great Christmas dinner at Christy's and the hostess called a cab for us and we zipped back to MIA and caught our flight to San Jose. It was a great MIA layover!
I will say it's a bit pricey, but it's worth every bite for a special night out.
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