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“Special occasion” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fontana

Fontana
Ranked #18 of 337 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
“Special occasion”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2012

We went to the Biltmore Hotel's restaurant for our anniversary and the experience was excellent. The place is historical and beautiful and the restaurant quite a treat.

Visited February 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Troy, Michigan
Level Contributor
385 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Mixed Review”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

On the one hand, this is almost a "bucket list" destination with great, distinctive Miami atmospere. On the other hand, some of the food is fairly ordinary. The seafood, pate's, fruits and salads were all very good. The "prime rib" was not prime rib...it was roast beef and I feel quite certain about this. The breakfast items and baked goods (with the exception of the breads)were just not very good. Service was very attentive. Warning: We arrived about 1pm and were seated in the outside patio area. It was a bit warm, but lovely. However, within 1/2 an hour the temp spiked and we were miserable. Most people seated after us insisted on being indoors or under the pillars which were cooled by large fans.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 1Rahhalatun
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Guatemala City, Guatemala
Level Contributor
57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Hard hats, great food, no views...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

After a morning visit to the Venetian Pool with my family, this place comes in hand with REAL food and a
$23 formal lunch (my children loved the pastas!!!). Suggested for quiet conservative and educated families: no
Boom-boom music, no loud&rude people like at the Beach places.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Nicolas d
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Baldwinsville, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Classy and Fabulous”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2012

Everything about the Biltmore is first class. From the restaurants, to the wine bar, the spa, the pool area and the guest rooms. It is just a delightful place to stay or just to visit for the evening. I can't say enough about the experience and the service is first rate. Take the time to see this historic hotel and to visit one of their fabulous restaurants if you are in the Coral Gable's area. It is truly magnificent.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bellissima34
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Tarija, Bolivia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Amazing Sunday Brunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

It is a must when in Miami. Not only the hotel is quite a spectacle, but also the food is fantastic. Totally worth the price!!! I do recommend making reservations inside. I have eaten on the patio a few times and Miami weather is not as gentle...

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Mercedes G
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