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About Palme d'Or
The Biltmore’s chic, signature restaurant presents one of the finest dining experiences in America. Highly personal cuisine combining impeccable worldly artisanal products and modern French techniques. Patrons can custom-design their own dining experience around the 20-plus offered “tasting” plates and award winning wine list.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 6:0pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:00pm. Open until late.
$50 and over
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(305) 445-1926 ext. 2418
Hotel self parking and private lot also available.
Private Party Facilities:
Two private rooms available for special events, one outfitted with plasma screen television.
Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee
Palme d'Or Ratings and Reviews
We used a Travelzoo voucher, but were treated with no less respect than anyone else dining there. The food is inventive and fun. Our dessert was a chocolate and cotton candy tree! It was almost too pretty to eat (but I overcame that quickly). The dining room is beautiful, as is the entire lobby area of the Biltmore Hotel. I am always amazed that this building was almost torn down. That would have been a disgrace. The staff is professional, but friendly. We had a wonderful evening.
As one would expect - the Palme d'Or located inside the Biltmore in Coral Gables is quite nice. Ambiance, an attentive wait staff, and a tasting menu of French cuisine whose plates are prepared in a manner worthy of a photograph: All speak to the experience that is the Palme d'Or.
On the flip side - it is important to remember the plating of French food is done in a way to challenge your palate not fill you up. An upscale restaurant in a upscale hotel in Coral Gables equates to an expensive meal. My wife and I enjoyed dinner with two drinks (no wine) and the bill with tip was approximately $400.
As the old adage goes, "if you have to ask how much it cost - you probably can't afford it". However on the other hand, if you are like us, you might want to balance the expense with your expectations. We enjoyed the restaurant, the service, and the food but it was not a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The following evening we went out to dinner on the intercostal in Hollywood, and spent 1/3-1/2 of what we spent here - and enjoyed it just as much.
Just because you can afford nice things doesn't make you classy...and I suppose we will always be a 'regular joe kind-of-couple"....but that's not such a bad thing. :):)
We had the chef's tasting menu with wine pairs. We started with traditional French craft cocktails with digestives. And then began the 11 course tasting menu. It really was a wonderful dining experience in French tradition with excellent service. Each course and wine explained fully as to how made and how they complemented each other. The plates and silver removed and replaced quickly as with perfect service. One entrée was so good to us we asked if we could repeat the course and they graciously did it. Although it took hours, the experience was so good and kept us engaged to the point we thought it flew by. We will definitely do this again when in Miami.
Six courses took just over two hours to complete. (Really eight courses with amuse and ice cream courses) Food was great, but wines were just ok. Some of the pairings really worked well, but others not so much. I wish the wine pairings were of higher caliber, but overall I totally recommend Palm d'Or. Service from the captain Stefan and his team was exceptional.
We returned to Palme d'Or for our anniversary. Service was excellent as always. We both dined from the six-course menu and loved everything. Food was delicious and artfully presented. They continue to be one of the best fine dining restaurants in the Southeast, and are on par with the top establishments in major cities across the country.
I have been going there for 20 years and I have to say that I think I might not go back. Since the team of Philippe Ruiz in the kitchen and Sebastien Verrier as the maître D have left, it has been inconsistent. This time it was not very pleasant. First, the choice offered for ordering is bad. You cannot order a la carte, only with set menus so your are forced to eat items you would not order individually. My wife and I ordered the $90 set menu with 5 dishes. The food was good. The chef is well trained and deliver acceptable dishes. The only complaint I have about the food was our first dish which was supposed to be a Foie Gras terrine. It was the smallest amount I have ever been served. It was not, as indicated, a terrine but 2 slivers the size of a match of Foie Gras "au torchon"! The rest of the food was good except the desert which was very sweet and badly executed. Concerning the service, it was very poor, no more French waiters sadly. They have no formal training and it shows! One of my dishes was swapped with my wife! Overall very disappointing. The restaurant was more than 1/2 empty on a Friday night and I know why. The Biltmore hotel used to host the best restaurant in Miami, even though the competition is very low, they have lost that title in my opinion.
I tried to get a reservation for 7:30 PM but none available. I tried calling the restaurant directly, left a message but never received a return call. Consequently, made the reservation for 8PM and found the dining room was half empty. We asked for the table by the window but were told it was reserved - no one ever used the table the entire evening. Food and service was excellent.
Exceptional food and service. Restaurant Manager Gregory and his team exceeded expectations to make our wedding anniversary a truly memorable experience. A nice unexpected treat at the end of dinner served by Gregory himself capped a delightful evening. We are already planning our next visit.
Great experience. Had 6 course tasting menu, with wine pairings. This rivaled what we have had in Michelin 3 star restaurants in France. Don't be in a hurry, as took 2 1/2 to 3 hours, so would go there for that special occaision when you can savor the whole experience.
Matre D went out of his way to help me with my reservation because I was running late. Stephan did a marvelous job explaining and serving our 6 course mini plates. It was amazing how satisfied I was enjoying the small plates. I am a foody and enjoyed this type of dinning experience.
We tried one of the three Tasting Menus. Innovative cuisine with a French twist. Very attentive service. Unfortunately the noise level was quite high. A large, boisterous group next to our table combined with music from a venue next door made it difficult to have a dinner conversation.
The location itself is amazing, the setting is very elegant. The food was good but we had better in a restaurant of the same standing. We were expecting a more refined cuisine.
OUR ADVICE: DO NOT give your car to the valet, they are not trustworthy, they stole all the change from the car as well as my husband's designer sunglasses from the glove compartment.... We did call the next day to file a complaint but were not able to speak to the supervisor, and even though we left our number we were never called back...
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