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“Food Good. Service Indifferent. Ambiance...what ambiance??” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Holleman's Restaurant - CLOSED

Holleman's Restaurant
Cuisines: American, Italian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
miami
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Food Good. Service Indifferent. Ambiance...what ambiance??”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2013

purchased a Groupon and went to dine this evening with my husband.

First the bad...I was disappointed the moment I walked in. This restaurant hasn't been remodeled since the 70's, for sure. The place has plastic banquettes and faux Tiffany lamps for crying out loud! The tables were covered with a white paper tablecloth over the real cloth tablecloth! The service was extremely slow, amazingly so, considering this was a Wednesday evening. Cant imagine the wait time during the weekend It took an hour from being seated to receiving our Entree...waaaay too long. The wait staff unceremoniously dropped the food on the table without panache. I had to ask for small plates to place my appetizer portion ( I was sharing with my husband) otherwise we would have had to eat from the serving plate. Water glasses were plastic. No flowers, no candles. Need I say more?

The Good. The food was tasty. My steak, a Filet Mignon, was cooked exactly as I asked .."Medium Rare", as was my husband's Tuna steak. The desert, a Creme Brulee was very, very good, probably one of the best I've eaten and I eat alot of Creme Brulee.

Conclusion: With the Groupon, it was a decent value. Without the Groupon, I would have probably turned around at the door. Dont think I will be going back, though.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank gadgetgirlMiami
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hialeah, Florida
Level Contributor
87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

Friday night is our night out for dinner, and Holleman's was offered at Groupon, so we tried. We have come back four times. While you enjoy their exquisite food, you may enjoy the Karaoke bar next to the dining room. Some people are so good that you do not know if it is a record or a person, others are so bad, that you laugh listening to them. The service is extraordinary. The guy who brings the water and bread never says a word, but it seems like he enjoys his job so much...the waiters are very accommodating and so far all that they have recommended have been to our liking (do not miss the crab soup on Fridays). Expect to spend $30 to $40 per person with an appetizer, two entrees and 1 cup of wine each.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Gisela S
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Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Good and bad”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Went with a G. coupon, food very nice and taste, but very expensive, if you don’t have a coupon you will end paying $200. for a couple.
Will be good if they have the real live entertainment and real Tapas and Wine for happy hours.
Will not comeback.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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3 Thank aramos7145
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Hialeah, Florida, United States
Level Contributor
19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Holleman's Rest.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

I went here with my Mom decided to try it after a Groupon special, we loved it, went back, now recently purchased another Groupon this time for 4 people and i also mentioned it to 3 couples to come with us, so next visit is a big group. Great Service, Great Food and Entertainment....

Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Kathy P
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Miami Springs
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Frozen dinners at fancy price.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013 via mobile

I have lived in the Springs for a very long time but had never bothered going to Holleman's. So sorry I did! Although the restaurant is cute and is in a good location, the service was very slow. My husband and I each ordered pasta. It was horrible. I could have just as well gone to the grocery store, bought frozen food and not have spent as much money.

    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RosyMiamiSprings
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