1200 Anastasia Ave, Coral Gables, FL | Directions 3313425.740819 -80.279600
Neighborhoods: Country Club Section
Beautiful setting, poor food quality and poor service – I went to this restaurant because I heard it was one of South Floridas best restaurants. It was terrible. The waiter there was very arrogant and rude. The food was just average, not outstanding or unique in any way. I would not waste your hard earned money going to this restaurant. As someone who eats out everyday, I would rank this restaurant in terms of food quality and service as very poor and will not be surprised if it shut down.
Fantastic for special occasions – At no time did I ever think to myself "God this is too salty" of the food in Paris. I still ache.
Service is superb, we were pampered.
We had a great time!
3 out of 5 stars
Formal French Degustation Menu with Nouvelle twist – This restaurant has been on my radar for a while, so when faced with a choice for my 45th birthday dinner I choose The La Palme D'Or in the historic Biltmore Hotel in beautiful Coral Gables, my hometown.
I consider myself a connoisseur of both fine foods & wines and this place lived up to my expectations. I brought 4 of my wines for the 5 course dinner and the staff was very accommodating
My pairings were perfect to compliment the superb offerings from the kitchen. The seared scallop 1st course was done to perfection and plated beautifully. For the 2nd course ,a seared fois gras with fava beans was ok, but too greasy a dish and would have benefited from a simpler preparation. My main course was buffalo tenderloin that was so excellent it made up for the aforementioned 2nd course. It was heavenly with the vintage Bordeaux I selected. The cheese course that followed was beautifully plated and they were lovely with a late vintage port I brought. The dessert menu was a real treat too! The flavored theme dishes were whimsical and delicious with the cuvee sublime Champagne demi-sec. It played well with the white chocolate plate, the Java plate & the apple plate which our table of 5 shared. The service was attentive for most of the meal and was professional, though they did get a bit overwhelmed as they were busier later in the evening. It was a 3 hour dinner after-all. I can state that this is one of the FINEST restaurants in the entire state & when you add in the perfect ambiance can make for a MEAL of a LIFETIME!
This elegant and expansive French restaurant in the Biltmore Hotel offers a regal dining experience. – In Short
This opulent restaurant in the historic Biltmore Hotel is a magnificent bit of Gilded Age architecture that's been meticulously restored to its original 1925 glory. The dining room is a study in plush: mirrored columns, rich fabrics and crystal chandeliers abound. Chef Philippe Ruiz has command of his art down to the smallest detail. Wild turbot, roasted on the bone for maximum flavor, is served with lemon beurre blanc and beluga caviar.
Only on several occasions does one discover a restaurant of such extreme high regard, that getting lost in its wonder is experienced but once or twice in a lifetime. Fortunately for us all, it exists locally here in Coral Gables, The City Beautiful, in the world-famous 4-star, 4-diamond Biltmore Hotel, which is a landmark of this great country. Every single detail of my dining experience was so profound in precision, that even the greatest critics in the world would be challenged to find anything less than outright extraordinary. The food was of course the highlight of the evening with the master, Philippe Ruiz at the controls of the kitchen. With the white-cloth elegance of timeless French refinement, fascinating pool view, and all the service royalty could ask for, all who dine here are privileged to understand why I claim this restaurant to be "The French Masterpiece of America." -L.A.
Magnifique! – "The D'Or" transports you to France's fabled Michelin three-star eateries. Seldom in this country to you experience such an opulent setting complemented by extraordinary food and exemplary service... what a great way to punctuate the otherwise all too casual and/ore trendy South Florida dining experience.
Best of the Best! – By far the best restaurant in town, although not as well known as other top 10 restaurants. Incredible food and pampering service in one of the most gorgeous locations in Miami. Simply unbeatable.
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