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Review of AD LIB

AD LIB
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Wed, 6/26
8:00 PM
Ranked #1,456 of 5,015 Restaurants in Miami
Price range: $32 - $65
Description: Welcome to AD LIB, a chef-driven restaurant located in Coral Gables rooted in authenticity and home of the pleasantly unexpected. AD LIB fosters a humble and understated elegance discovered best by those with a refined attention to detail and curiosity for all things culinary.
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Description: Welcome to AD LIB, a chef-driven restaurant located in Coral Gables rooted in authenticity and home of the pleasantly unexpected. AD LIB fosters a humble and understated elegance discovered best by those with a refined attention to detail and curiosity for all things culinary.
Reviewed March 19, 2019

Great rework of old Swine location. Everything, Appetizers, Main & Dessert that we ordered was outstanding. Great wine list with choices from all over. Looking forward to a lunch visit.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank Gusfonte
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Reviewed March 17, 2019

Cannot believe this was the old Swine place...not only did they get the smell out but they made it look so trendy and classy now. The food and wine was really delicious but a little pricey...I would go back though.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank MrChrisAguilar
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Reviewed March 9, 2019

WE visited Ad Lib this evening and had the 6 course tasting menu. its hard to believe Ad Lib has been only open a month. It was delicious. Very creative, very flavorful, thought out, and precise. I think our top four in Miam now are Ad Lib, Alter, Pao and Stubborn Seed. We really wish there was a presence for wine pairings because we would of loved to have just bit more elevated experience to match the food and service. Our server was great, but he was also getting help from other staff - great teamwork. The GM was hustling on the floor, you can tell the management team was working hard, but the GM efforts were, well, effortless. We will be back. Chef Jamie stopped by the table and said they are doing brunch now too- can't wait to try the food for brunch.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Thank davidwaldmankos
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Reviewed March 5, 2019

This is EXACTLY what Coral Gables needed. A shot in the heart with creative food, strong drinks, attentive service and a cute atmosphere. Music is a little wonky. a.k.a. little on the clubby side. And, it's dark AF, not sure why when it's so pretty and such nice art. On to our meal. Call me a sun choke princess, those are amazing. So creative. And, the mushrooms are incredible. Ad Lib has that American, Asian, Contemporary thing going on - and it works! Wine list was good but nobody really could elaborate on much. Service was A+, our server Shaunee and manager Cristian were on point. Chef even came by the table to say hello and check in. Love that it's a team effort! We will be back for sure. I heard they're open for lunch and brunch- this might be our new home!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank valeriejohn19
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Reviewed March 2, 2019

Always a fan of Chef DeRosa’s food, I’ve already been to Ad Lib twice and tried lots of the menu. As expected, the food is so good. There are flavors and ingredients I usually don’t like but when combined in the Ad Lib dishes, they’re delicious- like the cherries in the chicken liver pate or the capers with the turbot dish. Then there are dishes like the super fresh Hamachi crudo and vegetarian items like the heirloom tomatoes that burst in your mouth like melon balls. Whether you’re in one of the dining areas or the lounge, it’s exceptional food and tasty cocktails in a vibrant setting. And next time I’m leaving room for dessert…

Date of visit: February 2019
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Thank Pushpa G
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