Top Restaurants Found in Coral Gables

July 7, 2016

Top Coral Gables RestaurantsWhen it comes to dining out in Coral Gables, the options are limitless. You can find a favorite new brunch spot, a fun café for lunch, and your favorite steak or sushi spot for date night. While the area used to be known for being a fun place to stop after hitting the pool in Miami or for a pick-me-up for lunch, the area has now become a must-visit for just about any meal throughout the day.

Everybody is into the brunch craze right now and Coral Gables has the best stops for mimosas, Bloody Mary’s, and a feast while you can’t go wrong stopping in for a happy hour drink after the end of the work day at popular fine-dining establishments. Actually, the restaurants here are even home to celebrities like Top Chef and Chopped contestants.

Whether you want to try a tasting menu with your group, grab a great drink special, or unwind after work while still looking your best in a suit and tie, Coral Gables has it all. Take a look at the top choices for dining in the area.

Uvaggio Wine Bar – 70 Miracle Mile, Miami

Make it a wine night over at the Uvaggio Wine Bar. Located at Ponce De Leon Blvd, and Galiano Street, Uvaggio has all of the wine you need and some great menu items to pair with it. It’s owned by Craig DeWald, a corporate businessman that traded his great job to start his dream of owning a wine bar.

The playful wine menu features full-bodied whites listed under “Large and In Charge” with dessert wines listed under “Sweety Pie.” Light dishes are available to go with the main course of main, with options like the handmade gnocchi and roasted cauliflower.

Piripi – 320 San Lorenzo Ave, #1315, Coral Gables

Speaking of great drinks, Piripi is a Spanish restaurant in Coral Gables named after the Spanish term for “elation one feels when tipsy.” Unlike traditional Spanish restaurants with a tapas menu, you’ll find that Piripi goes by categories and offers options like “piripikoeteos” or small bites, and “solid and liquid salads” like the gazpacho. You’ll love the entrees served by Moroccan-Basque chef Najat with favorites like the slow-cooked octopus and oversized prawns cooked with sliced garlic.

The Local Craft Food & Drink – 150 Giralda Avenue, Miami

The Local Craft Food & DrinkIf you’re wondering where you are supposed to go to help with your beer craving, you’ll want to check out the neighborhood favorite called The Local Craft Food & Drink. While there are tons of bars here, you can’t beat the craft beer selection here with 18 taps and over 20 different cans and bottles. They change every season and regularly with special releases. You’ll love the monthly brunch series where brews are paired with a food menu called Roast and Toast, which also features guest breweries. Of course regulars stop in every year when Bell’s Hopslam and other rare ales takeover the taps.

Eating House – 804 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables

Where should you go for brunch in Coral Gables? Well just about anywhere is going to be a great option but a good place to start is Eating House. This is going to be a little more upscale while still offering a playful feel, especially with menu items like pumpkin pie waffles and Cap’n Crunch pancakes. Try a Tang mimosa with your French Toast made with Cuban bread and topped with iron Beer for your syrup. You’ll love the fun menu created by Chef Girogio Rapicavoli.

Bulla Gastrobar – 2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd, Coral Gables

When you need to find the perfect place to meet your date after work, Bulla Gastrobar may be a great option for you. This corner-facing restaurant over at Andalusia Avenue is the perfect place to enjoy a light meal and great conversation. The menu features classic tapas like heuvos Bulla and the tortilla and shrimp. Your date will have plenty of drinks to choose from with the inventive cocktail menu and regular drink specials. This place stays really busy but it’s spacious enough to not make you feel crowded among the large crowds inside and on the sidewalk outside.

Brasserie Central – The Village of Merrick Park, 320 San Lorenzo Ave, Coral Gables

Brasserie CentralWhen you need something casual and outdoorsy, you’ll want to check out Brasserie Central, a leisurely, daytime dining option. It’s known for having a great brunch that you’ll want to sit on the outdoor patio to enjoy. Start your brunch with a bucket of sparkling wine and carafe of orange juice for your classic mimosas.

Enjoy bistro fare that will leave you feeling full all day with options like the soft-poached eggs, steak frites, Lyonnaise salad with frisee bacon lardon, or the hanger steak with crispy French fries. Don’t forget breakfast, the favorite being the meringue atop crème anglaise.

Related: Top Restaurants Found in Brickell

When you need the perfect stop for brunch, lunch, dinner, or a night cap, you’ll want to try these restaurants first in Coral Gables. They are the perfect choices for any mood and any time of day.

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