About Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel
Enjoy Mediterranean Cuisine at its best in the Fontana, our resort casual grille featuring outdoor dining in a tropical fountain centered courtyard or indoor seating surrounding and open kitchen with a wide variety of specialties.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast Daily: 6:30am - 11:30am; Lunch Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(305) 445-8066 ext. 2407
Live Jazz in the Biltmore Bar each night!
Hotel self parking and private lot also available.
Private Party Facilities:
Large parties up to 30 guests for Courtyard Dining.
Private Party Contact:
Raquel Alaniz: 3054458066x2407
Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Special Events & Promotions:
Large group menus available
Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel Ratings and Reviews
Total disappointment, not fit for foodie ...
Total disappointment, not fit for foodies, it appears they use frozen (precooked) sea food medley for all their dishes, they add salad leaves for same precooked seafood to make a salad. They take the same seafood add canned tomato puree with some spices and raw onions to make a seafood dish. I don't think there is any Real Chef there, else such a nice place and food is only good for quick business lunches and people who don't know much about real Mediterranean food. Absolutely not worth the price.
The hostess started the evening off with ...
The hostess started the evening off with a perfect table to accommodate all of us...our waitress was great. Was considerate to the needs of our children eating first and helping us choose the right dish. The colors, taste and presentation were superior. Look forward to going back for another delicious meal in the right setting.
Fantastic Anniversary Dinner
This is a great special occasion destination. The service was just incredibly great - relaxed, professional, and accommodating without being snooty.
Great Caesar Salad - not filled with excess liquid - just full of flavor - perfect.
Then an especially good tuna tartare that is served on a chopped avocado base with just-right spicing paired perfectly with a Miura Pinot Noir.
Swordfish entrees were slightly cooked past our preference but still managed to taste fresh and sweet.
Fresh berries and cream for dessert finished off the meal with a light finish.
This is a superbly run restaurant with great food and wine. Highly recommended.
Beautiful setting but food not on par
While the setting was very nice, especially the outdoor patio with the fountain (but it's Florida so you'll only be able to truly enjoy this during certain times of the year), the food wasn't great and certainly not what I expected. The fish was quite tasty but the Caesar salad was overdressed and the pasta was way too al dente. The Bolognese sauce was pretty good though. And the service was top notch. Also a very good wine by the glass selection.
Perfect but for ho-hum food
It's hard to beat the lush courtyard setting of Fontana at the Biltmore Hotel. Close your eyes for a moment and you might imagine the din of a Roman piazza, replete with bubbling fountain. While the setting is certain to impress your paramour, the food fell slightly short. Not bad, mind you, just perhaps a bit outdone by the ambiance and not quite up to the molto grosso prices.
Food was ok, but the ambiance was spectacular.
I had the special Lobster pasta. The pasta was delicious, but it's just pasta....the lobster was over cooked and difficult to remove from the shell. The dish was overpriced for the end result chewy small overcooked lobster and a little pile of pasta.... No fine dining experience. The kitchen staff should have at least removed and then replaced the meat in the shell for presentation and easy eating. In addition lobster is not difficult to prepare and prepare well this was like chewing gum. Unfortunate.
Amazing Power Lunch
Husband and I had lunch at Fontana while in town. The power lunch is $25 and includes soup, salad, protein, dessert and sangria. Each one of us ordered different choices and loved every dish. The setting in the garden was beautiful and relaxing. Choices were good and delicious. We will defiantly go back for lunch when in town.
Outstanding service food and ambiance!
We will definitely return as they treated us as family. The octopus was presented in the best manner I have experienced and was prepared deliciously. My darling wife had the gnocchi and described it as wonderful! An absolutely wonderful experience.
We have visited Fontanamany times because it is convenient for pre show at the GablesStage. Prior experiences showed us that avoiding their pastas was the way to go, as their sauces are not good. This time we had veal scalloping and chicken Parmesan, good choices both, though the chicken had too much cheese for my taste. A shared Brussels sprout was quite good, and a fresh mixed berry dessert. We wouldn't venture here just to eat at Fontana, though.
We were a party of 3. One of us had a Caesar salad with salmon, then a side pasta with tomato sauce and small salad, and then a seafood salad. Everything was delicious. The service was very good and the environment being outside by the fountain was so relaxing. It is such a gem!
Ambiance excellent but the food was a B- .
The ambiance and setting of the restaurant are excellent. The food was fair. My husband had the swordfish which was very good, but the lamb I ordered was dry and tasteless. The bread was fair - we had to ask for butter. For the price of the meal they can certainly offer a better choice of bread. The wine we ordered was very good. Overall the experience was "nothing to write home about". We enjoyed the night, however we think the quality of the restaurant food has declined.
We went to The Fontana for our Valentines dinner. I made the reservation at the last minute. When we arrived at the front of the restaurant the guy told us it was a mistake because they were fully booked but said he was going to find me a table anyways. We sit inside, which was OK for us. Since it was Valentines, they changed the menu to a two page menu, one page a three course valentines menu and another page with very few plates, (forcing you to chose the Valentines Menu).
We chose the Valentines menu and I expected a great exquisite food but it was OK. We asked for Filet mignon and lobster plate, lobster was hard and my husbands steak was cold in the middle.
Even though they said they were fully booked, there were a lot of empty tables.
Not coming back, did not meet my expectation for the price I paid.
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