Christy's
Christy's

Christy's

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.christysrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 3054461400
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Christy's reviews from OpenTable diners
174 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (123)romantic (90)neighborhood gem (73)notable wine list (49)fit for foodies (48)good for groups (41)great for lunch (13)late-night find (11)vibrant bar scene (10)hot spot (10)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    The service was very professional and we were very satisfied with the food and wine.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Right
    Losey
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • restaurant host RATE VERY POOR
    great2dine
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I made a reservation for 9:30 PM ARRIVED ONE HOUR BEFORE. WHEN TO THE BAR FOR A FEW DRINKS. HOSTES FORGOT MY WIFE AND I HAVE BEING WAITING FOR A TABLE .SPOKE TO HER AT 9:30 PM AND SKIP US A FEW TIMES.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just Average
    AlexPVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We arrived on time for our 9pm reservation and were not seated until 40 minutes later. Service was average, nothing special nor memorable. We ate off the Miami Spice menu, which to be frank, Miami Spice time is the only time we visit this restaurant, and each time my husband and I ask ourselves why do we keep coming back...? Food was just average, I cannot say anything spectacular about it. I had the lobster bisque and it was okay, and our fillets were also just okay. In sum our bill was a little over $120 and I can honestly say there are other places where I can certainly get more bang for my buck. There was nothing "horrible" about the experience, but before I go out to experience average, I'd go elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A bad patch
    PrincessTVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    We have loved Christy's for a long time. Our last two experiences did not go well. During the first the order was not taken properly and the meat was not served as requested. When it was returned it came back overdone. We gave them a second chance and returned a couple of weeks later. The meat was cooked properly, but the soup, potatoes and vegetables were served cold. We will wait a while before we return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • eternal quality Miami
    cantankerouschef
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    I have been going to Christy"s for many years and it still has quality and charm. I even remember my sister ordered the chef's special and was amazed how good it was. It was not on the menu. The Miami Spice menu was expanded from the published one and was great. From the attentive staff to the giant shrimp in the appetizer, it was a memorable evening. Few places still have the high standards for so many years, and even the waiting staff do not turn over like so many places. The bass and steaks were cooked to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Christy's Miami Spice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    As a long-standing and satisfied "regular", I need little excuse to return to Christy's. However, their Miami Spice menu is terrific. Unlike many other restaurants which either provide inferior food (i.e. skirt steak) or smaller portions (i.e. a six oz filet), Christy's does neither. Included on their Miami Spice menu is an eight oz. filet, or a full rack of lamb (7 or 8 chops). The appetizers of lobster bisque or ceasar's salad are terrific, as are the deserts (key lime pie, chocolate brownie or, upon request, baked Alaska for 2).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • mag41
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Miami spice main course menu was ok but desserts on that menu were bad.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Betty
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Loved the Miami Spice menu!! The food was delicious and the baked Alaska is out of this world. Presentation also great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great
    foodlover
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    great ambience great food and great service. cozy feel in the not so loud part of coral gables
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A Miami Spice gem. Delicious food, romantic atmosphere, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a hit
    YourcpaVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We have been going to Christy's for over 20 years. The food and service are always great. Wonderful venue for a business meal, a family celebration or a quiet dinner for 2.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, great wine
    RudyVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This is a classic in Coral Gables. The food is well served and the wine list amazing for the prices. There's no point in bringing your own wine unless you're a real wine aficionado. They have first Cru's for well under $100.00. The wait staff is attentive, knowledgable and haver been with Cristy's for years. They care and they show it. We had Sea Bass on the Miami Spice menu. It was delicious and a great value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I took a relative who was visiting from out of town to Christy's for their Monday only lobster night. I had called the weekend before and they said the special was still available. I also checked online and they were still advertising it. When she ordered the lobster special she was told they were not having it that night because of Miami Spice. My advice, call the day of your reservation to make sure they have the specials.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Thing That Never Changes
    MayorPinecrest
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Somethings should never change, and Christy's is one of them. The food is always perfect. Since I hadn't been there in awhile, I ordered my 3 favorite items, Onion Soup, Caesar Salad and Shrimp Cocktail and 18yr Macallan Scotch. For me this is the perfect meal. Service was excellent and it was the perfect location for a business dinner, quiet, elegant and great ambiance.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went with good friends to take advantage of the Miami Spice menu and the results were very good. I have gone on other occassions and Cristy's has always shown us a great time. Wonderful restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.