Christy Christy's

Christy's

3101 Ponce de Leon Blvd. (Malaga St.)
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Cuisine: Steakhouse
Coral Gables’ “Grande Dame” American steakhouse now has some menu items that push it gently into the twenty-first century.
Openings: Lunch Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.

Features

  • Valet parking
  • Dress code: Dressy
  • Entertainment: Live jazz in piano bar Fri. night
  • Full bar
  • Private room(s)
  • Reservations suggested


Christy's Restaurant Review:


It used to be said that the menu at this old-school clubby-looking steakhouse hadn’t changed since the place opened in 1978. But that’s not true anymore. Along with the addition of a piano bar and general sprucing-up of the classic décor, some food items have been added: crispy calamari with lemon ginger dip plus fried capers, an odd mix of Asian/Italian accompaniments; a balsamic vinegar-dressed portobello mushroom; the standard hipster-hangout sides of Brussels sprouts with bacon and mac ‘n’ cheese with truffle oil; herb-crusted sea bass with horseradish cream sauce and braised short ribs with underwhelming sautéed mixed vegetables. A better bet for beef-lovers is to stick with Christy’s classic steaks. While they are no cheaper than those at newer steakhouses in town, including those that serve USDA Prime and/or dry-aged-in-house beef, they’re reliably cooked as ordered; additionally, prices include a Caesar salad. Go way retro with old-fashioned prime rib, but do go early if you like your hefty pound portion medium-rare; the roast beef tends to sell out quickly, anyway. For dessert, baked Alaska, flambéed tableside, is a must.

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