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About Afternoon Tea at The Biltmore

One of the few remaining Miami locales offering traditional English afternoon tea, the Biltmore is arguably the most elegant venue, with its soaring vaulted ceiling, magnificent lobby and majestically mantled fireplace. The refreshing repast is served daily and is complemented with and elegant harp weekdays and music of an accomplished classical guitarist on the weekends. During the holiday season guests can expect themed pastries.Reservations are recommended.

1200 Anastasia Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Afternoon Tea

Hours of Operation:
Daily hours: 2:00pm and 3:30pm seatings

Cross Street:
Granada

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(305) 445-1926

Website:
http://www.biltmorehotel.com/

Entertainment:
Live Harpist!

Catering:
Available upon request

Parking Details:
Free parking available

Executive Chef:
David Hackett

Additional:
Entertainment, Full Bar, High Tea

Special Events & Promotions:
Available upon request

Afternoon Tea at The Biltmore Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.6

ambience

5.0

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

86% would recommend it to a friend

Afternoon Tea (8)
Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
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Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Live Music (3)
Romantic (3)
Good for a Date (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
People Watching (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

The atmosphere was wonderful....harp player playing Christmas music. The tables were set with pretty china. The servers were attentive and couldn't do enough to make the experience any more pleasant. The problem was the food. The sandwiches were on stale bread and very very dry. The ingredients were not fresh. Makes one think they were made the night before and refrigerated or, made in the morning and since our tea was at 3:30, later in the day, the sandwiches were not freshly made. The desserts seemed fresh. The scones were obviously frozen and thawed. The tea was not steaming hot, and cooled very quickly. With 2 momosas added to the bill, tax and tip, the bill was $150 dollars. Seems a bit steep for a tea where the food was inedible.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Very underwhelming. Server was nice but has a loud voice, so that takes away from a classy feeling. Harpist is fabulous. Food is below average and Uninspired. Scones were only highlight. I was never asked if I wanted to add another drink besides tea. Not worth the month at all.

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This place has gone steeply downhill since I was here a year ago. The pastries were either stale or soggy. I actually wrote an email to the manager and did not hear back. I told her that I have brought my family to tea here for the past several years, and there was a steep decline in the quality of the food this year. It seemed like the pastry chef made the sandwiches and crumpets last week, and they've been sitting in the fridge since then. This used to be such a great experience. It's too bad.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My friends and I were celebrating 25 years of friendship. The ambiance was great, the food was delicious and the harpist was phenomenal.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Took my mother for afternoon tea at the Biltmore as the finale of a week-long trip. It did not disappoint! At first my mother balked at the cost (even though I was paying), but once she soaked in the atmosphere of the beautiful lobby, and tea was served, and the food arrived, and the harpist started playing, she was in heaven. I thought it was worth every penny.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent experience!! Best place for tea in Miami. Food and service were amazing and the live harp music makes it truly remarkable.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

The Biltmore is an elegant architectural gem. High tea was relaxed, delicious, and very special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The experience was great. Loved the China and the Bai Hoa tea

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 (Italy)·Dined on October 8, 2017

everything was great

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 8, 2017

チーズ嫌いなので予約時コメントを残していたら、チーズ抜きメニューを用意していただいていました。赤ちゃん、ベビーカー連れの方も多くいました。ハープで誕生日ソングのサプライズもありました。

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on August 23, 2017

It was delightful and the song of the live harp playing made the occasion even more special. We definitely would go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We were looking for a memorable high tea experience and we had a great time. Wonderful setting, music beautifully performed by the harpist and great service and tea. We much appreciated the scones and cream. We will be back. This was a fantastic experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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 (Miami)·Dined on August 19, 2017

It was lovely, but the server always attended the people who showed up 15 minutes after us first; for everything. I would also like more food choices; I don't eat cucumbers, raw food or deviled eggs. A little noisy due to teen party next to the tea area.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 17, 2017

Lovely afternoon spent enjoying tea and the treats that go with it. We had two special requests due to diet restrictions (gluten free and vegetarian). They accommodated both requests deliciously! My mother-in-law with Celiac's was thrilled with the gluten-free sandwiches and pastries provided. The harpist played throughout our tea and was wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed the music. Wait staff was courteous, prompt and very professional.

Tags: Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The hotel is undergoing renovations so the Afternoon Tea was served in the Palme D'Or restaurant, instead of the lobby. I entered through the lower lobby area, near the pool and apparently they weren't told of this change in venue for tea because they directed me to the lobby upstairs and I had to come back down to the Palm D'Or restaurant when I had walked right past it on my way in. That was frustrating. The restaurant is not as nice and unfortunately they gathered everyone together near the pool view. The two tables around us were cackling hens which drew away from the experience. The sugar bowl was filthy, with grime and leftover food from the prior diners so I had to add the elusive waitress to please replace it with a clean one. The waitress was barely around and I would say the service was mediocre - not exactly what I expect from the Biltmore. She did explain the tea menu, but was barely around to ask for a refill, didn't explain if we could select a different tea the second time, etc. The food itself was nice, but the savory treats were not that good. I've had better finger sandwiches at Small Tea in Coral Gables for half the price. I will probably go again and just hope it's back in the lobby or that the hotel management take into account that this venue change means they have to step up the service to make up for the fact that the location is not nearly as nice.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Love the Afternoon Tea at The Biltmore, have been going for many years at least
7 times a year !!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Let me start by saying that that the Biltmore is lovely and the harpist was wonderful. But every Afternoon Tea I've been too had a fair amount of savory items, complemented by desserts. The Biltmore's Tea is very dessert-heavy... too many sweets, not enough food. And even with the voucher discount, it was still $28 per person, plus tax and gratuity of course. Another downside is that you only get to choose one Tea per person. Then, even with validation, valet parking was $10. Ouch.
While the quality was good, it was definitely not worth the price or the drive

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 (Miami)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Outstanding in every way. I highly recommend the Biltmore for tea. The best in South Florida.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 8, 2017

There was a fly flying around our table. A bit of a nuisance and uncomfortable.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Cozy
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Cute afternoon out with girl friends or female family members.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Live Music, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The ambience is the best part of this restaurant. The service was not what one would expect from the Biltmore. There were not a lot of customers so it is hard to understand why refilling our water glasses was such a chore. Most of the time we were chasing our waitress down for another pot of tea etc. Although, at the end, the male server (Nestor) started helping us and was great. The food wasn't fresh. Bread was dry, muffins were crunchy.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 13, 2017

A lovely intimate setting, definitely coming back!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Romantic
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 (Miami)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Amazing place, food is delicious, excellent service and good selection of teas. Perfect place for an afternoon tea.

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

It was an afternoon tea with live harp music. We ended spending it like a quiet B-Day with close family. It was at the hotel's lobby. We love the Biltmore so much history in the building and great location to take pictures. There were two weddings happening at the same time. I will be bringing my family for just a quiet and relax afternoon time in the future. Check out TravelZoo for deals :)

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 26, 2017

The loveliest tea! The decor is gorgeous and the service- gracious and attentive without being intrusive. A wonderful surprise was the harp being played throughout- divine! The selection of cakes and sandwiches were delicious and pretty! Enough to make even the fussiest person happy!

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 23, 2017

Loved the afternoon tea and the live music! It was a great experience. I just wish they'd serve less sweets and more sandwiches with tea.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Afternoon Tea
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on April 14, 2017

It was a nice experience but I would never go back because I'm not a big dessert person and it is mostly desserts and a thin slice of meat on sliced bread with some sweet preserves, super overly sweet for me and you don't have a choice, so unless you love desserts, I would say this nice experience isn't for you unless you are looking for the nice experience of the harp and the room, but definitely not for the food. . . definitely not.

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 (Miami)·Dined on April 12, 2017

We had the most wonderful experience. The serve was outstanding. The food and atmosphere was beautifully excecuted. It was like a dream.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Live Music
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Was a nice experience for my group of friends with beautiful harp music playing in the background. The food was excellent and wonderfully presented. They had a large assortment of teas and a great sparkling wine. The service was great! I would go again!

Tags: Afternoon Tea
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 5, 2017

Amparo gave us excellent service making the experience awesome! Thank you!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined on April 5, 2017

I took my sister from California and two friends to High Tea. We were all pleasantly surprised. Everything was fabulous! I want to return as soon as possible.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy, Afternoon Tea
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Could be a bit cooler in the Lobby area.
We had a wonderful time, just a bit warm.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Miami)·Dined on March 11, 2017

A beautiful setting for afternoon tea. The lobby of the Biltmore is one of the loveliest we've visited. A harpist played during the tea and it was lovely. Only one server and she was a bit overwhelmed and dropped things a few times, but she was lovely and once she came to our table we were well taken care of. A young girls' birthday was taking place and we thought it was such a lovely experience for them. The sandwiches were delicious, as were the scones. Overall a really special experience at a lovely hotel.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 23, 2017

Our sever and the harpist were outstanding. The food was good- as to be expected. Linen, china and food presentation was nice. Scones were outstanding. The only drawback to my experience was the location, in the middle of the lobby. There was a big group checking in with a specific check in table 20 feet from the tea area. Not the quiet, serene, elegant ambiance I expected. In addition to the check in table, the group members kept going back and forth into the ballroom and bellmen and carts whipping by. If not for the poor ambiance, I would have put it on par with luxury hotels in Beverly Hills. I'm not sure why they wouldn't have set up in front of the fireplace on the other side which appeared much quieter and closer to the restrooms.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 19, 2017

We loved everything about it. Tea and snacks where delicious, place was beautiful and the service was amazing! Went with my niece, sister and mom.

Tags: Live Music, Afternoon Tea, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 16, 2017

Lovely as always! Love coming here with the family

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Lovely afternoon tea. Girlfriend loved it. Nice atmosphere.

Tags: Scenic View, Tapas, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Afternoon Tea, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Worth the Drive, Casual, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2017

I loved afternoon tea at the Biltmore. It's great Sunday afternoon activity to for a girls lunch date. The atmosphere is great with great service. I would definitely come back.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 7, 2017

The harp player was a very nice touch. Unfortunately, there was so much noise in the lobby, with two weddings going on, plus 2 small, very annoying little girls running around the afternoon tea area, that it was nearly impossible to hear the music or enjoy the experience. They should do the tea, in a quieter part of the hotel, and limit access to small children, unless the parents agree to keep them seated. It's not an inexpensive experience and one should be able to enjoy it for what it is. The service however, was impecable and the food was ok.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2017

The service and the ambiance were fantastic but the food was quite disappointing, specially for someone that has been to their Brunch and was expecting something of the same caliber.
The food seemed to be made by assistant Chefs or someone that has not been to high end tea services in other places. Everything was too big instead of elegant and delicate. The flavors were weak and the presentation consistent with a lower class hotel.

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