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Fontana

1200 Anastasia Ave. (Columbus Blvd.) Send to Phone
305-445-1926; 305-913-3200 | Menu
For most of the week The Biltmore’s all-day restaurant serves Italian food; on Sundays, it’s the site of a legendary brunch.
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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
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Fontana Restaurant Review

: Mention “Fontana” (“fountain” in Italian) to a local and chances are that many might not even know it’s the name of The Biltmore’s all-day casual restaurant; the casual Italian fare served most of the week is more of a draw to hotel guests. Say “Sunday brunch at The Biltmore,” however, and Miamians sigh. The lavish spread (featuring almost a dozen buffet stations, unlimited Champagne and live entertainment), set in Fontana’s elegant Spanish-inspired fountain courtyard, has been legendary for decades. We find it hard to tear ourselves from the raw bar/cold seafood station’s imported and domestic caviars, Jewish deli-type smoked fish, oysters, Alaskan king crab and ceviches, plus extensive sauces and other accoutrements. But there’s also a knock-out artisan cheese/charcuterie/tapas station; a carving station that includes succulent fresh fish as well as herb-crusted prime rib and other meats; custom sushi, pasta and breakfast food stations; an extensive and imaginative prepared salads station; and a mind-reeling dessert array including cooked-to-order crêpes, an ice cream cart, and sophisticated pastries like Sachertortes or a pistachio Paris-Brest.

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