Christy's
Christy's

Christy's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.christysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (305) 446-1400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 12:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: Closed
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Erik Sierra
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact Sandra Reyes, Events Manager, for all private events at Christy's Restaurant. Please contact Chris Klaic, Managing Partner, for all outside catering inquiries.
  • Private Party Facilities: Christy's has three private rooms available for your next business meeting or family occasion. We offer a variety of prix fixe menus to fit any budget. Please contact the Events Manager for information regarding all private events.
  • Private Party Contact: Sandra Reyes 3054461400
  • Entertainment: Christy's Restaurant now has a Piano ‪‬Bar and will be featuring live Piano Jazz every Friday starting at 6:30 pm.
  • Special Events: Come join us for Christy's Happy Hour every Friday from 5:00pm-7:00pm guests can enjoy half price on all Christy's Bar Bites and Cocktails. We hope to see you there!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Malaga and University
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Christy's
No flash in the pan! Christy’s is the Grand Dame of Coral Gables restaurants, still packing them in after thirty years with its simple formula of great food and impeccable service. Politicians, CEO's and Celebes have all made this landmark a local favorite. From Rod Stewart to Tiger Woods. From Michael Jordan to Governor Jeb Bush. Yes, this is THE place for great aged steaks and prime rib, grilled lamb chops, fresh Florida seafood and homemade desserts. The awards keep rolling in—from CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Miami Herald and the Zagat Survey. But the line at the door tells the story. This is the place to be. Best bets: the award-winning Caesar salad served with all entrées, shrimp cocktail (man eaters), prime rib, fresh grilled yellowtail snapper and signature Baked Alaska. Please visit our website for further details. **For reservations of 10 or more guests, please contact the restaurant directly.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Christy's reviews from OpenTable diners
164 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (112)romantic (85)neighborhood gem (68)fit for foodies (44)good for groups (42)notable wine list (38)late-night find (10)great for lunch (8)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (4)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • When is a steakhouse not a steakhouse?
    bl4sph3my
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Our disappointment stems from two factors. First, we were seated and the waiter took forever to come help us. We had to ask various bus boys to ask our waiter to come to our table. This is the second time in three visits that this happens at Christy's. Second, we ordered two filets, one medium well, the other medium rare, and repeated the order several times to make sure our waiter understood. Sure enough we got two medium rare filets. They took one back to cook more and brought it back... still way too red. A high end steakhouse should know how to cook meat, at a minimum. Given the reliability of places like Ruth's Chris and Capital Grille it's hard to go back to Christy's.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not what it was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Haven't been to Christy's in years. It certainly isn't what it was. It has the same elegant interior but the food is only fair and the service is indifferent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid and Dependable
    Timbolester
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We went to Christy's very early (5 PM) on Saturday, 11/15/14. I think we were the first patrons. The decor, the atmosphere, etc. are the same as always. I miss the days of "fancy", quiet, dark restaurants; that's why I enjoy Christy's so much. The food was fine. We had a fllet au poivre (8 oz), and the salmon. Both were fine, although some garnish, or a vegetable would have been nice on the plate with the filet. It was just plopped onto a corner of a dinner plate with a little ramekin of sauce. No garnish of any kind. The service, while friendly, was spotty. There were some strange lapses of time. Our very first course, Oysters Rockefeller, took a very long time to arrive. We were the only customers, so it wasn't exactly because the kitchen was slammed. We didn't say anything, but our server, Selene, apologized when she brought it out. There was another long wait for a second glass of wine. When Selene brought it out she said that the bartenders had been in a meeting. Hmm..."meetings" supersede waiting customers? These were small but regrettable issues. I will be back but will a little wary of the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    First time. Mixed reviews on the food - the sea bass was the best my sister has ever had. My strip steak (requested medium rare) was so tough that it was a struggle to cut each bite. The others' (salmon and filet) were good. Side of green beans was too undercooked. Server forgot to bring side baked potato so it came after my husband had finished his salmon. Still, the atmosphere was really nice, servers were pleasant, and the caesar salad was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST 'vintage' gem in Coral Gables!
    Angel4Food
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    CHRISTY'S has been serving perfectly prepared, high quality food for years. Great service and excellent lobster dinner. The famous caesar salad is still the finest in all of South Florida. Christy's remains one of the few places where you can receive exactly what you pay for. It's also one of the few places where you can still hear what your friends are saying across the table. Great for dates or close friends having a night out in Coral Gables.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Bread basket was disappointing. Steak was mediocre. Side of mushrooms was very good. Lots of competito these days with many steak houses I. Town, Christy's needs to up its game.
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  • Great Restaurant
    SherryVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Always a great place for outstanding food and impeccable service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stands up to reputation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We were told it is the best place for steak.... And it truly was delicious!,
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent meal
    BroncoVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Had another excellent meal at Christy's this past Saturday. Service was extremely good as waiter spoke English, unusual in Miami. One and only minor complaint was that my filet was a bit dry. It had no fat, which probably contributed to the dryness, but otherwise was done to perfection and I would order it again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JAZZ AND DINNER
    Wendy
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    LOVED THE HAPPY HOUR AND JAZZ MUSICIANS. STAFF AMAZINGLY ACCOMODATING ALL THE TIME. FOOD IS VERY GOOD !!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Like being in New York City. Always excellent! The server Avi was especially helpful. He was gracious, informed and even remembered what we had ordered previously.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great!
    Taki
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Excellent foods, great service. we took an advantage of Miami Spice. Lobster bisque was salty for our taste and my friend wanted to changed to salad. It was done without any fuss. Our server Nacho was very attentive just enough.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Palkoa
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The service was very professional and we were very satisfied with the food and wine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as in previous times
    Donna
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Escargot and roasted vegetables were extremely salty. Filet was good but a little over cooked. Been going there for many, many years was the worst meal I've ever had there.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Late reservation
    Rose
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We reserved for 10:30 and we got there at 10:20 we were told that the kitchen closes at 10:30 and we need to order fast and they did not understand why open table allowed to make a reservation that late. Even with this advise we received great service
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    foodenjoyer
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband and I went there for the Miami Spice menu. The 8 ounce filet mignon was cooked exactly how my husband likes it. I ate his roast vegetables. It was delicious and very tasty. I had the rack of lamb, the expensive little lamp chops. There were two layers of lamb chops, server with mushrooms. Then came the desert. The key lime pie had a nice creamy lime taste. The brownie with the nuts and carmel sauce and chocolate sauce was really great. In addition to the great food, we had a really nice waiter who was attentive and took care of whatever we needed. My husband likes multiple cups of coffee, which were brought almost as soon as the cup was empty. We took home half of the lamp chops, the key lime pie and half of brownie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Reliably wonderful
    Margery
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Christy's is a place where once you walk in, you are treated with kid gloves. The atmosphere is soothing, the service stellar, the mojitos are delightful, and the food is impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    luvfood
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Always consistent in outstanding service, fabulous food and wonderful ambiance; love the piano on Friday evenings. Traditional yet contemporary; not to be missed Caesar salad, Filet Mignon or any seafood dish and of course Baked Alaska! Great family-owned restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wife's birthday
    jorman
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The restaurant was kind of intimate and th food was very good. The jazz music was a little distracting for the occassion.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old charm Steakhouse
    FoodieWinnieVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    If you want a very good Steakhouse but are tired of the franchises (Morton, Capital Grille, etc) this small place has more character, more genuine service and better food as well. Escargots were one of the best I have ever had, and I always tend to order them when available at a restaurants. Bernaise sauce was really good. Steak needed a bit more flavor but was great quality and super nice when mixed with the Bernaise.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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  • chuchi
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    The overall dining experience was great. We have been to Christy's a few times and they are consisently good. The staff was professional and friendly. The food was tasty and timely. The ambiance was comfortable and inviting. Many restaurants we have been to are good, but Christy's consistently delivers, and that is why we continue to return. We do not get to dine out as much as we used to, so when we do we do not want to be disappointed. Christy's was our first choice and probably will be again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    Annie
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Excellent food and service as always. Very attentive wait staff. Will be back next time. Lamb chop was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    My boss was in town and my boyfriend suggested Christy's. He was there for a family birthday dinner the week prior. Christy's never let's us down. It is always excellent. My boss wants to go back next trip down!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect date night
    LaCurrita2
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My husband and I went to celebrate our 12th anniversary. It was our second time in this restaurant and it was as perfect as the first time. We had the filet mignon and the lamb, and both were delicious and cooked to perfection. The ambiance as usual is great for a date, very intimate and elegant. The staff is very courteous and professional. Out waiter especially was old school and just perfect, very refreshing from the terrible service that sadly one finds in Miami as a general rule. We plan to make this spot our favorite for anniversaries and birthdays.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Christy's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Christy's is a nice place to celebrate a special occasion. Food and service are always good. Wine list is great.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Anniversay and Birthday
    George
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    My wife and I always try to go to Christy's for her birthday and our anniversary. This was her Dad's favorite restaurant. He has since passed away. We always grin when we come here because we used to come with my wife's parents. Her Dad would always tell the girls at the door he needed to get in quickly because he was a doctor and had surgery scheduled that evening. Since they knew he did this all the time, they generally played along and moved us right in. I believe their was a Maitre D' named George at the time. Great place, great food, great people.
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    special occasion
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  • Always great
    BrooklynBoyVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I had a taste for prime rib and Christy's did not disappoint. It was awesome. They still have the best caesar salad around. James' service was attentive without being overbearing. A wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Zsuzsanna
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Outstanding service, excellent food, generous portions and the atmosphere is calm with a nice sophistication about it. We really enjoyed dining at Christy's. Haven't been here in several years and we're planning to return for Suzy's birthday ( my wife ).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ask for Avi!
    Betty
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We had birthday dinner on Friday. Scallops & Risotto was perfection and the Seabass was excellent! Our server, Avi, was the best we've ever had. Wonderful night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently the best in the Gables
    BigGuy
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Been dining there for over 25 years. Always take out of town friends there. The waiters change occasionally, but the new ones are well trained and polite. Never feel rushed or hurried by staff. Comfortable surroundings. Steaks are top notch. Sides are more than generous. Great value.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    this is my second time and have really enjoyed we celebrate our anniversary
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Right
    LoseyVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were a party of 4 and we all had the Miami Spice menu............it was excellent. Good food and good value!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious food in an elegant room
    Joseph
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We went there for restaurant week. Had the special - rack of lamb, absolutely wonderful. The salad was delicious and the desert, chocolate brownie sundae was the best i have ever had. Everything was presented well and the service was attentive and well spaced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special.
    MiamiEater
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The lobster bisque tasted too fishy and not at all like lobster. The steaks were cooked to the requested temperatures, but were flavorless. The mashed potatoes had too many whole garlic cloves in them. The wine list was reasonable. Service was great. If only the food tasted better.
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  • Outstanding
    LifeizGood
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Went for Miami Spice and the menu was outstanding. I will go back before the end of Miami Spice just to try other things on the menu...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Great place for steak
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Had the Miami Spice menu, filet mignon which was excellent, lobster bisque was good and key lime pie was awesome.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Still Great after all these years!
    melian995
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have been going to Christy's for as long as I remember (OK, not that long, but at LEAST 25 years). Their service continues to be top notch, as is their menu. I dream of their Caesar Salad!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Dining should be an experience that combine atmosphere, service and good food. Christy's provide all of them.
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    late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food excellent, service fair
    LHPG
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was excellent as always, i am disspointed that they didnt honor the time of reservation, it was supposed to be at 8 o clock and we were seated at 8:40 after several complaints.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Janettie22
    Janettie22
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Love the atmosphere at Christies. Waiters are superb so is the ambience. Food is always very very good and I love going there for special occasions. One of my favorite places
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.