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sundeck sue Apr 2, 2008 04:22 PM

We're staying at the Biltmore, would like a place that's w/in walking distance that's open late and has simple, good food, ideally local (fish?).

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    miamisweet RE: sundeck sue Apr 2, 2008 04:41 PM

    There really isn't much that is walking distance from the Biltmore since it is in a residential area. A short taxi ride away you can go to Downtown coral gables or Merrick Park. In Downtown gables there are many restaurants, however, none of them really specialize in fish. There's bonefish grill but that's not really local just a chain. La Cofradia usually has great fish dishes as does Francesco.
    The Biltmore has a great brunch on Sundays and their restaurant Palme d'or is quite good.
    Hopefully, someone will name a place that I can't think of right now.

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      sundeck sue RE: miamisweet Apr 2, 2008 05:59 PM

      thanks! any opinion re por fin (been trolling the board and was intrigued). and would love to hear more re palme d'or.

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        mialebven RE: miamisweet Apr 2, 2008 08:33 PM

        Is Tarpon Bend a seafood place? Or did that leave Coral Gables?

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          miamisweet RE: mialebven Apr 3, 2008 06:51 AM

          That's true Tarpon Bend is on the Mile and serves fresh seafood. http://www.tarponbend.com/

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            Icantread RE: mialebven Apr 3, 2008 06:52 AM

            still there and doing even better now with less competition in that block

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          Sinicle RE: sundeck sue Apr 2, 2008 06:38 PM

          Excellent Sushi at Matsuri which is in a strip mall a long walking distance, 57th Ave and 40th St. Palme d'Or is lovely. If you want high-end, I strongly recommend Pascal's on Ponce, a long walk or a short cab in Coral Gables.

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            lynus RE: sundeck sue Apr 3, 2008 05:35 AM

            Key West by the Gables 2238 Red Road went there a little while back. Nice place with comfy decor and clean inside of old grocery store. The food was good and prices were reasonable for portions. Try the crab croquette and fried shrimp. This place is not far from Biltmore at all.

            1. Icantread RE: sundeck sue Apr 3, 2008 06:51 AM

              There's great fresh fish at ArtFish on the Mile. I've eaten there twice and both times the food has been excellent, though very empty. I was initially terrified of eating in an empty seafood restaurant as I'm quite picky about seafood, but they maintain it very well. Great crabcakes too.

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                Frodnesor RE: Icantread Apr 3, 2008 07:01 AM

                Is ArtFish the one that opened up in the former Anacapri spot?

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                  Sinicle RE: Frodnesor Apr 4, 2008 09:33 AM

                  Yes

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