The Best Restaurants In Coral Gables, Miami

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Coral Gables was one of the first planned communities in Miami, developed by George Edgar Merrick during the Florida land boom of the 1920s. Merrick carefully designed the district to be only four blocks wide and more than two miles long, and the area can boast that every business is less than a two-block walk. That being said, it shouldn’t be hard to check out these ten amazing restaurants in Coral Gables.

1. Ortanique On the Mile

Restaurant, Caribbean, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Fast Food

Ortanique On the Mile is a family-owned Caribbean restaurant which opened in 1999. The concept began with a hole in a wall in South Beach called Norma’s On the Beach. Chef Cindy Hutson was searching for a career change, and her partner Delius Shirley was looking to follow in his mother’s footsteps by opening a restaurant. Needless to say, the couple turned out to be a dynamic duo. The two have managed to provide an all-inclusive culinary experience. Enjoy the sunny vibe of this great hang-out.

2. Caffe Vialetto

Restaurant, Italian, Caribbean, Gluten-free, Vegetarian, Vegan

Caffe Vialetto is nestled on the south side of Coral Gables and offers guests delicious Italian cuisine prepared with a Latin-Caribbean twist. The restaurant is celebrating its 17th year of successfully presenting a great menu and providing a welcoming atmosphere. The intimate setting and upscale décor make it the perfect destination for a romantic evening or a special celebration. While enjoying a meal in the dining room, be sure to admire the original artwork and soft lighting. In addition to classic Italian dishes, Caffe Vialetto serve other favorites like salmon sashimi, scallops, shrimp, tuna, and more for all seafood lovers.
Price: Mid-range
Opening hours: 12pm – 3pm, 6pm – 11pm (Mon – Fri), 6pm – 11pm (Sat – Sun)
Watch out for: the spaghetti carbonara

3. Eating House Miami

Restaurant, American

Miami-born and raised chef and owner Giorgio Rapicavoli is a ‘culinary wizard,’ according to his fans. He whips up unusual and unexpected treasures at this Coral Gables restaurant, specializing in New American small plates. Presenting a menu of eclectic, locally sourced dishes such as organic chicken, pork belly, duck breast, and pasta carbonara, it’s easy to see why Eating House Miami is a great place to eat. The Cap’n Crunch pancakes for Sunday brunch are particularly tasty. The laid-back environment, graffiti art, and friendly servers contribute to the unforgettable atmosphere of this restaurant.

4. Christy's Restaurant

Restaurant, Steakhouse, Seafood, American

Christy’s is not only one of Miami’s premier steakhouses, but it has been a local landmark for 35 years. Home & Garden Television called it ‘The Ritz of the Gables.’ At Christy’s, the awards keep rolling in, from The Wall Street Journal, The Miami Herald, The New York Times and more. If you’re not big on steak, don’t worry, Christy’s is also known for its delectable seafood dishes. Both steaks and seafood are served with free Caesar salad. The restaurant features an elegant, wood-paneled space with a piano bar.

5. Angelique Euro Café

Restaurant, European, Fast Food, Seafood

Angelique Euro Café was born ‘in the cobblestone streets of Madrid, the boulevards of Paris and around the fountains in Rome’. This friendly neighborhood haunt gives life to sophisticated comfort food inspired by the tastes of Spain, France, Italy and Belgium. They serve everything from Barcelona burgers and seafood pasta to lobster ravioli and Chilean sea bass. Whether you stop by for lunch, dinner, weekend brunch, or social hour at their ‘Little Miracle’ bar, Angelique offers great quality service and a casual ambiance designed for socializing and enjoying an authentic European café experience.

6. Bulla Gastrobar

Bar, Restaurant, Spanish, Tapas, Mediterranean, Fast Food

Bulla Gastrobar is a fun and casual gathering place inspired by the tapas restaurants of Spain. Much like the Spanish gastro bars, the bar at Bulla is the center of attention, while the emphasis remains on delivering quality gastronomic creations. The restaurant is devoted to serving Spanish and Catalan dishes like Huevos Bulla and Patatas Bravas. They select only the freshest and finest ingredients to create authentic, savory cuisine. Its prime location means it’s a great place to enjoy brunch, lunch, and dinner any day of the week.

7. Graziano's in the Gables

Restaurant, Steakhouse, Argentina

Graziano’s boasts the finest Argentine food in Miami, having been among the first to introduce this cuisine to the region. Having started their venture in Miami in 1990, they soon learned that people wanted to taste traditional Argentine grilled meat. On weekends they set up wooden tables in the parking lot with Coca-Cola crates for chairs, with grills outside. One successful thing led to another and now Graziano’s is an impressive restaurant. Upon entering, check out the amazing view through floor-to-ceiling glass windows of a fire pit and two large grills. That’s what the restaurant’s about: fire, grills, and cooking meat the Argentine way.

8. Sawa Restaurant & Lounge

Bar, Restaurant, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Japanese, Sushi

Sawa Restaurant & Lounge is known as much for its entertaining atmosphere as for its unforgettable dishes. Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine come together in this cross-cultural culinary experience. This unique eclectic restaurant is inspired by the four elements: Earth, Water, Fire, & Wind and provides a private and intimate dining experience. The garden-wrapping exterior has al fresco dining with elegant views of a large fountain and everything else that Merrick Park has to offer. When guests aren’t delighting in delicious food and quality service, they are awe-struck by the wonders of the bar, hookah lounge, belly dance shows, and other special events.

9. Green Gables Café

Cafe, Restaurant, Healthy, Mediterranean, American

Organic is the word to remember when dining here. At Green Gables Café they’re committed to serving organic veggies and fruits, free-range, grass-fed, hormone-free, and antibiotic-free meats, as well as organic and all-natural cheeses, oils, grains, flours, seeds, and organic and artisan breads.You’ll find a variety of meals from pulled turkey sandwiches and pan-roasted mahi filet to Mediterranean salad with a side of chicken curry; making food so good you forget you’re eating healthy and wholesome. Check out the daily specials and desserts.


Bar, Restaurant, Asian, Brazilian, Japanese, Peruvian

Situated in the heart of Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, SUSHISAMBA is the only outdoor bar and lounge in the area. It features robata, a charcoal-fueled Japanese barbecue; an al fresco lounge; and 6,500 square feet of elegant events space. The restaurant serves a unique blend of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian cuisine, music, and design. The mouth-watering menu presents an inventive mix of signature dishes from all three countries including favorites like Brazilian churrasco and moqueca; Peruvian anticuchos and seviches; and Japanese tempura, sashimi and sushi. The regional spirits, shochu, pisco and sake, are also a must-try.

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