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“Classic, historical & more” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fontana

Fontana
Ranked #24 of 325 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $80
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, 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
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Classic, historical & more”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

This is another must. Built in the 1920's Well kept. Classic food and service on the Biltmore Golf Course.
Movie stars from the Golden Age have stayed here. Was an Army Hospital during WW11. Clark Gable was a paitient here. Near Venetion Pool in the Heart of Coral Gables. Another must visit.

Visited May 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Saint Joseph, Michigan
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33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Outstanding Pasta”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

Homemade pastas and a special everyday. Best part was that any dish could be a half order. Seafood specials everyday were fresh. Stone crab claws were in season during this visit and they were amazing.

Visited November 2012
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Miami, Florida
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good but not up to par”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

The hotel is nice and the staff is very courteous but they dropped the ball on our arrival amenity and our town car to a near by restaurant. They also kept asking, at the pool, if we were guests at the hotel?!?!

Visited June 2012
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Fontana”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Sometimes we have to visit the big city, and sometimes the big city delivers as it should. Fontana is one of the Biltmore's restaurants, and we sat by the eponymous fountain, and had a most excellent experience. A bright and almost cool fall day under an umbrella, the splashing fountain, the sparking prosecco and impeccable food. I reluctantly agreed to the tiramisu, usually a tired choice, and found it as splendid as the rest of the meal. As bothered as I am by traffic to the Miami airport, I look forward to the next required trip.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 3 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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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

A little pricey, but in line with the area. Service was excellent. Dining in the open space was magnificent!

Visited November 2012
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