Located less than five miles from Miami, Coral Gables is a not-so-hidden treasure. This stunning city is a must-see destination if you love beautiful places and historic attractions.
I’m a big history fan, and that’s why I went to see historic landmarks in Coral Gables, such as the Venetian Pool and Biltmore Hotel.
I also visited the Coral Gables Museum, Lowe Art Museum, and University of Miami. I’m always attracted to cultural spots, so these were exciting for me.
But there are plenty of other things to do in Coral Gables. Just one is the Fairchild Tropical Botanical Garden.
And don’t forget the legendary shopping. The boutiques here are outstanding. I certainly took part in some retail therapy in Coral Gables.
- Bulla Gastrobar
- Caffe Abbracci
- Graziano’s Restaurant Coral Gables
- MKT Kitchen
- Luca Osteria
- Zitz Sum
- Aromas del Peru
- Mamey Miami
- Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar (Coral Gables)
- Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
- Seasons 52
Of course, the culinary scene here is legendary. No matter what kind of cuisine or atmosphere you want, you will find restaurants to fit the bill in Coral Gables. So, check out my list of the best restaurants in Coral Gables below!
2500 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Bulla Gastrobar is a must-visit top-notch Bulla Gastrobar in Coral Gables. In line with the sophisticated gastro bar theme, Bulla Gastrobar offers a chic yet casual setting with a convivial atmosphere.
There’s an open kitchen here, so you can watch the skilled food preparers making all the delicious menu items.
Some of the most popular culinary creations at Bulla Gastrobar include the Bulla Burger, Short Ribs, French Toast, Pan Con Tomate, Patatas Bravas, and Huevos Bulla.
And if you love tapas, head over to Bulla Gastrobar and experience their offerings. This restaurant offers brunch, lunch, and dinner.
I visited Bulla Gastrobar for dinner one busy Friday night, and I ordered the Truffle Carbonara. This delectable dish includes linguini, garlic cream, bacon, wild mushrooms, and more.
318 Aragon Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
I’m a big fan of Italian cuisine, and that’s why Caffe Abbracci was high up on my list of Coral Gables restaurants to visit. And what did I think? It was fantastic!
This local restaurant focuses on northern Italian dishes made with fresh and healthy ingredients. The homemade pasta here is famous in the Coral Gables area.
There are also juicy steak and veal chop menu items here as well as grilled seafood dishes. When it comes to salad, the Caesar Salad comes out on top. In my opinion, the Beef Carpaccio is one of the best dishes at Caffe Abbracci.
Enjoy the best of Argentinian cuisine just a minute from the Coral Gables Museum. Graziano’s Restaurant Coral Gables, otherwise known as Graziano’s in the Gables, is a local mainstay. If you love steak, you’ve got to come here.
I’m a big fan of juicy steaks myself, and you can’t beat Argentinian cuisine when it comes to that food item.
Some of the most popular culinary creations here are the Lamb Chops, Bife de Chorizo, Mushroom Risotto, Short Rib Sandwich, and Skirt Steak.
Pair your delectable Argentinian meal with the perfect wine. Graziano’s has the perfect selection for its impressive menu.
1831 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Located just a couple of minutes from Phillip’s Park, MKT Kitchen is a unique gourmet food establishment.
While there’s some seating in a small dining room, MKT Kitchen focuses mostly on providing to-go gourmet meals.
MKT also offers an Epicurean Market, where you can choose from a selection of exclusive gourmet products, all locally sourced. And of course, get a gourmet meal to go from MKT Kitchen.
I stopped by MKT Kitchen for their famous Italian Melt Sandwich. I highly recommend this delicious creation, featuring salami, capocolla, provolone, prosciutto, Italian dressing, tomato slices, and lettuce. If you go for breakfast, think about having the Steak & Eggs or Avocado Toast.
116 Giralda Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Chef Giorgio Rapicavoli is known throughout Coral Gables for his new and exciting take on classic Italian cuisine.
When I had dinner at Luca Osteria, I was impressed by the creativity of the food as well as the beautiful presentation and stylish setting. There’s a good reason this culinary establishment is loved by locals and tourists alike.
I ordered one of the chef’s most popular creations, the Wagyu Beef Carpaccio. It includes delightfully flavorful Wagyu beef, as well as radicchio insalata, 24-month parmigiano, and crispy sunchokes.
I paired my meal with a glass of wine suggested by the helpful waitstaff. The wine list is outstanding at Luca Osteria.
396 Alhambra Cir Suite 155, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Zitz Sum isn’t limited by categories. It brings us an inspired combination of Dim Sum with Izakaya. Well-known Chef Pablo Zitzmann is one of this restaurant’s owner-operators. If you love small plates and dumplings, you’ve got to visit Zitz Sum.
This Coral Gables restaurant is family-owned, and it’s the perfect place for a laidback atmosphere with delicious food on offer.
Zitz Sum has many popular culinary creations, such as the Shrimp Noodle Yakisoba, Wonton in Brodo, and Shrimp Har Gow. Have some sake with your meal. Zitz Sum has an excellent sake selection available.
1930 Ponce de Leon, Coral Gables, FL 33134
You’ll find Aromas del Peru, a fantastic Peruvian restaurant, on the city’s well-known Ponce de Leon Boulevard.
All the flavors of traditional Peruvian cuisine are paramount here. As well as delectable food, Aromas del Peru offers a friendly atmosphere created by welcoming staff.
One of the most remarkable parts of Peruvian cuisine is how it incorporates dishes and flavors from a variety of different cultures in Europe, Asia, and Africa, as well as the Andean regions.
There are many well-loved culinary creations at Aromas del Peru, including Saltadoes, Anticuchos, Churrasco, Papa a La Huancaina, and Jalea Mixta.
When I visited Aromas del Peru, I ordered the Wok Sauteed Fettuccine. This impressive creation brings together Peruvian and Cantonese cuisine and features beef, sauces with Peruvian and Cantonese flavors, tomatoes, and onions.
1350 S Dixie Hwy, Coral Gables, FL 33146
The next time you feel like enjoying a meal and drinks in what can only be called a tropical oasis, give Mamey Miami a try.
This Coral Gables restaurant describes itself as an “Island-Minded Oasis,” and it certainly is. That’s especially true on the rooftop lounge called Mamey on 3rd. Enjoy live music there every weekend!
Mamey Miami offers both indoor and outdoor dining options, so it’s perfect no matter the weather. And all the food here is in line with the tropical paradise theme.
I loved my order, which was the Coconut Shrimp and then the Lemongrass Glazed Grouper. Both were full of delights for the tastebuds.
301 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Found on the well-known Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar offers an indoor dining room as well as a lovely outdoor patio with umbrellas.
The atmosphere here is decidedly casual, and this is a great place to meet locals and other visitors to the area.
In my opinion, the Crispy Chicken Sandwich here is outstanding. I heard the locals talk about other Doc B’s Restaurant dishes, too, such as the Buttermilk Fried Chicken, Hot Chicken, and Rigatoni with 1 lb Angry Meatball.
Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar is located near Coral Gables Museum. If you’re heading to that museum during your Coral Gables stay, make time to visit Doc B’s Restaurant + Bar.
2525 Ponce de Leon Suite 100, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Head over to the corner of Andalusia and Ponce de Leon Boulevard in Coral Gables to visit Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine bar. It’s just a single block from the city’s well-known Miracle Mile.
One of the best-loved dishes here is the prime steak. Of course, you’ll want to pair this with the perfect glass of wine, so ask your server for recommendations.
There are also superb seafood options available at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. There are even some plant-based dishes available here, so check those out if you are inclined.
Personally, I’m a big steak fan. That’s why I enjoyed some of this restaurant’s iconic prime steak. It was juicy and everything you can hope for, so go check it out.
321 Miracle Mile, Coral Gables, FL 33134
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The wines here are just as excellent as the food, so make sure to order some of the world-class wine by the glass this restaurant has available.
Some of the most popular dishes here are the Cedar Plank-Roasted Salmon with Seasonal Vegetables, Marble Potatoes and Dill-Mustard, Chilean Sea Bass with Black Rice, Lump Crab Cake, and Lobster Bisque. I tried the Cedar Plank-Roasted Salmon with Seasonal Vegetables, and it was divine.
So, are you excited about Coral Gables yet? I know the answer is yes. Everyone is excited about visiting this gorgeous and welcoming Florida city within easy distance of Miami. There’s so much to do in Coral Gables, including delicious dining out.
Did we leave a restaurant out of this list of the best restaurants in Coral Gables? Make sure you leave us a comment and we’ll check it out!