Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel
Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel

Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.biltmorehotel.com/dining/fontana.php
  • Phone: (305) 445-8066 ext. 2407
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am; Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giuseppe Galazzi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Large parties up to 30 guests for Courtyard Dining.
  • Private Party Contact: Raquel Alaniz 3054458066x2407
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz in the Biltmore Bar each night!
  • Special Events: Large group menus available

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Granada
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Hotel self parking and private lot also available.
A word from Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel
Enjoy Mediterranean Cuisine at its best in the Fontana, our resort casual grille featuring outdoor dining in a tropical fountain centered courtyard or indoor seating surrounding and open kitchen with a wide variety of specialties.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (70)special occasion (58)romantic (53)fit for foodies (33)great for brunch (27)great for lunch (27)neighborhood gem (24)notable wine list (23)scenic view (22)good for groups (20)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Everything about the Fontana was great: food, service, location. We sat outside in the courtyard. Magnificent setting. A very special restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good place for secluded lunch with family.
    Vlada
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Very good place for secluded lunch with family or friends. Food is excellent and choices are excellent as well as beverage choices. Ambiance is fantastic and service so overall impression and value is very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very zen
    50andFabulous
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Beautiful atmosphere, delicious Belinis and best granola I've ever had. As far as the services goes, our server lacked.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50th bday ladies luncheon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    We reserved the chefs table and were allowed to decorate as we wanted. It felt like we had the place to ourselves. The service was fantastic! The staff was very attentive! The food was good and the prices were reasonable. I'd go back to celebrate a special occasion in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable experience for our guests
    AmyW
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We always take our out of town guests here, and they love the setting. It was s busy Friday night, so staff was busy but still eager to please. Portions here are more satisfying than similar places. Pasta is cooked perfectly.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful outdoor dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I love Fontana because it is romantic, outdoor seating with spectacular ambiance. The service is excellent & the price is reasonable. It doesn't hurt that the food is great too! Beautiful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Nothing can beat sitting by the fountain and enjoying a delicious meal at the Fontana! Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Romantic, Delicious and Delightful
    DestinVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Fontana remains a treasure for all of the senses. If you appreciate fine dining in an exquisitely old-world style romantic setting with mature, polite, relaxed and refined ambiance, Fontana is a delight. The new menu choices are fabulous, particularly the veal medallions entrée.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Taste of Italy Thursdays
    floridAL
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The atmosphere of the Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel is amazing. You are transported through time to another era while dining there. The restaurant has reactivated its Taste of Italy menu on Thursdays for lunch and dinner. You can get a wonderful Italian entrée for only $13 on that day. The ambiance is worth that alone. The server allowed my guest and I to make a minor substitution to one of the menu items. There was no problem with this and although it was not substituted exactly as we had requested it was still delicious. The service is perfectly present without being intrusive. Highly recommended for Florida winter dining outdoors.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    meebVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    My choice on the pre theater menu was disappointing, the salad was difficult to eat, the kale needs to be cut bite size; the chicken was overly salted, and the tiramisu was pretty but tasteless,
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aria
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great food. Wonderful atmosphere and attentive service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Treat!
    Mrsmorales10111
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    I took my husband out for a special dinner to celebrate our 3rd Anniversary. When we arrived our hostess asked how we were doing and I mentioned in passing that it was our anniversary. She seated us and we commenced to have a lovely, romantic dinner. Food was incredible, wine delicious and the staff attentive. What really touched us was that at the end we were surprised with a beautiful dessert (chocolatissimo) decorated with "Happy Anniversary! They paid attention to the details! Truly a lovely experience that I would recommend to any romantic or romancing couple.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent every time
    FinanceFoodie
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Fontana and the Biltmore always deliver. Their wait staff is knowledgable and attentive, yet not intrusive. The food is prepared very well and is robust in flavor. If I were to critique one area, I'd say the presentation was lacking a bit, but I'm reaching to identify an area they may be able to improve on. While the outdoor seating is charming and romantic, it may still be too warm for it in September. The heat only became noticeable at the end of the meal. All and all the experience was excellent and I look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • adored it
    shankiVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    terrific view of garden, excellent wonderful food selection...equal to none in the miami spice selections...so delicious...great service and terrific servers...lovely ambience! enjoyed every minute...and even special parking for our hybrid vehicle...close to hotel and in the shade!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Setting, and Experience
    UMProf
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Sitting under the loggia on a typical late September evening in Miami, my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our dinner at Fontana (for my birthday). The service was good and the food outstanding. We agreed that Fontana has the best Miami Spice menu we have encountered and the value at this restaurant is exceptional with that program.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Coral Gables Classic
    DOCTORBOBVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    I was visiting Florida for a conference and invited my two aunts who live in Coral Gables to lunch. They suggested Fontana at the Biltmore. Eduardo our waiter was perfect. Kind and attentive to my aunts who are in the neighborhood of 90 years old. The service was excellent. The food was perfectly prepared. It was raining but we had a lovely table outside but out of the weather. I'll be back to Florida in February and will likely take my aunts to Fontana for lunch on that trip as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodplz
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Ate from the Miami Spice Lunch menu. I had the manicotti for the first course (DELICIOUS). Second course the bacon wrapped scallops with beet risotto. Scallops were perfectly cooked and had great flavor. Risotto was good but not excellent. For desert I had the chocolate cake. Very decadent and very tasty. Wish they would have given a little bit more of ice cream considering the portion of the slice. We were seated outdoors. I am not sure if inside seating was an option. It was not offered upon arrival. The heat was a bit of a factor especially since I took my baby but overall had great dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jason A R
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    No need to go back, good and service were just ok, not worth the cost, Buggati's would have been a much better choice. Few blocks away
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • marvelous!
    WandaC
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The biltmore hotel is a beautiful, breath taking, historical landmark. Can't help but feel like the rich and famous when walking through the lobby. The attention from the staff is phenominal. Absolutely wonderful place to eat. Food was delish!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We love Fontana at the Biltmore. My husband and I always have a great evening whenever we dine at the Fontana. So far, we have never been disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RS423453a
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The salmon tartare appetizer was amazing. I was so pleasantly surprised by it, having no previous expectation of Fontana coming in. I knew I wasn't eating at Palm D'or, but at a place at the Biltmore it should probably be pretty good. The salmon tartare was truly a 'wow' culinary bite for the palate. However the main entrée ribeye steak was such a let down. It was like having to cut shoe leather. My hands were tired from cutting after the meal from the toughness. It was flavorful yes, but I can't ever remember having to work so hard to cut a piece of meat. I should have sent it back...and probably would have if the server had asked me how the meal was after I tried it. However I wasn't asked until after we completed our meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner at La Fontana
    Greatfood12
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The Biltmore Hotel is beautiful. I had the Miami Spice. Good choices . The only issue is that we had to wait for about 20 minutes for a waiter to come by our table . It was a birthday occasion as well & it was mentioned but no action was taken by the restaurant . But it was a good overall experience ...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    THE miami SPICE MENU WAS VERY GOOD,AND THE SERVICE TOO.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just lovely
    Porcherie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    With the advantage of Miami Spice, a luncheon for 7 ladies was within our budget and was enjoyed by all. The courtyard of the wonderful old Biltmore is a venue unique in Florida with an extensive and fascinating history. In the winter, dining outside is a delightful experience. On our recent visit however, the summer heat made dining inside the only sensible choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful Birthday Lunch!
    tpernas
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    What a memorable place to take someone for that special occasion. The ambiance, delicious food and excellent service made our aunt's 70th birthday celebration perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch Plus
    4everonvacation
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    At lunch we use the Miami Spice especial. More than one waiter gave us a very nice welcome to the restaurant which was a very good start. They were very attentive to accommodate our table exactly where we requested etc. The service was all times outstanding with a strong attention to details. We never needed to call to get the wine served or water, it seemed that they were able to read our minds. The food was delicious, my mother tried the soup to start and it was really tasty and good temperature. The three of us ordered for main course, the scallops and we didn't regret our selection it was amazing also the beet risotto, for dessert the pannacota was a good ending to our amazing meal, I will definitely return to Fontana.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Beautiful dining experience
    JBailey
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We went to Fontana with a 6pm reservation (when they opened) when the sun was not too hot, very pretty (romantic) patio setting. Excellent food, restaurant staff was frequently at our table to serve us. Fan to keep away mosquitos was nice touch.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Puts "special" in special occasion
    LCRFla
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Took my husband to Fontana for his birthday, and I could not have picked a more beautiful place. The Miami Spice menu offered from August 1st thru September 30th makes this a fantastic deal to try out a very fancy restaurant at a more affordable rate. Granted, after adding in a bottle of wine, upgrading the dinner selection, and a couple of cappuccinos with dessert it was not a "cheap date", but then you are still getting an amazing experience, from the food, to the ambience, to the impeccable service, for a great deal. The waitstaff was utterly professional and yet still engaging and friendly, nothing snobby about service at all, adding to the great night overall. You simply cannot put a price on the experience you are given, so worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food. Poor Service
    jo6359
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Service was inattentive. We were a party of 4 -3 of us having dinner from the Miami Spice menu. . Upon finishing our appetizers we had to wait an additional 25 minutes for our entrees to arrive. 2X the manager inquired if we needed something and we all brought it to his attention regarding the poor service. and the need for lemons, His response was " as you can see we are very busy" . My group eats at high end restaurants weekly. . As GREAT as the food was the poor service didn't make up for the inattentive and poorly trained wait staff. I BELIEVE GOOD FOOD AND GOOD SERVICE WILL MAKE GUESTS RETURN. We didn't have an opportunity to order coffee until the desserts were already delivered. Still tipped over 20 %.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed!
    foodie4moodie
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    First off my husband's dinnerware was filthy to the point that he said he had never seen it that bad. We had two waiters, one of them had filthy nails which I noticed while he was pouring my water. Out of the three miami spice menu the only two things I liked were the lamb meatballs and the tiramisu. The pork shank had an odor that didn't allow me to enjoy. Our main waiter did come around often to see how everything was and was attentive. Getting the check took a little longer. I guess this is the opportunity that the Miami Spice event gives us to try restaurants that we haven't before in order to find the ones that we continue to patron but this one will not be one of them. On the plus side the location is beautiful!
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  • Fantastic Fontana
    Highwayonmyplate
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    From the time the Hostess seated us, we were attended with such care and warmth. The server was attentive, prompt and the food was exquisite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    It is not what you expect from a 5 stars hotel restaurant, We went to try the Miami Spice Menu and it was OK nothing spectacular... On the other hand, service was good at the beginning but when it came to pay the check there was nobody around to bring it! I wouldn't recommend it to my friends because it's not worthy!
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  • Disappointing
    Sdtfoods
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We went for Miami Spice Menu and it was really disappointing. We were in four so we taste almost every dish. For appetizer the burrata I buy at the supermarket is better, the pork belly was just a thin bacon. For entree the ossobuco was good, but the pasta my husband couldn't eat. The desserts were low average. But maybe I can't judge from Miami Spice menu!
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  • Pretty spot. OK food.
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Compared with most hotel dining (dinner, that is), Fontana is excellent, and the Italian Riviera atrium setting is extraordinary. However, given the many alternative options in town that are so much better for dinner (albeit absent the beautiful setting), the food and service at Fontana is only "good." The Sunday brunch on the other hand is something special. Hotel guests should not hesitate to choose Fontana for any meal; however, if you have access to wheels (or are up to a long leisurely walk), consider checking out the many options in downtown Coral Gables.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Onix
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food, server (Hilda), ambience, location, service exceeded my expectations!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening!
    noclue08
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We ate at Fontana late on a Monday night, after missing our reservation time twice due to traffic and rain. We were greeted and taken right to our table. The staff were professional and very attentive. Three of us ordered off the Miami Spice menu, and were not disappointed - the food was absolutely delicious, the wine recommendation very good, and we were not rushed in any way. It was a great meal and a great evening - a definite place to return to. The kind of excellence you would expect from a restaurant in the Biltmore was delivered!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good But Overpriced
    JSpiegelVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Fontana is a lovely restaurant with indoor as well as outdoor dining. It is upscale Italian with a variety of choices. The quality is very good, atmosphere pleasant and staff excellent. It is overpriced, however. We spent more for dinner for two with 2 drinks each and one dessert plus breakfast the next day than we spent on our junior suite. Breakfast was especially spendy: 2 juice, 2 coffee, 2 toast, 1 omelette, 2 poached eggs= $80. That's almost over the top.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Ate like a king, free parking, and staff was amazing Great waiters and staff, I couldn't believe everyone was so friendly and food was great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A gem in Coral Gables
    ronmiami
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Exceellentbfood quality , great menu choices, fresh ingredients, super zealous and nice staff
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dalton
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Excellent restaurant in Miami, inside in Summer, outside in Winter
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.