Palme d’Or

Located in Coral Gables — one of South Florida’s poshest neighborhoods — is the Biltmore Hotel, a beacon of elegance and home to the Palme d’Or, a 1920s-era dining room. The Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Palme d’Or is Miami’s longest-running fine French restaurant. It consistently delivers what you’d imagine a legendary luxe hotel might — exquisite food, stunning presentation and meticulous attention paid to guests. Aside from a long list of inspired à la carte choices, the chef offers a six-course prix fixe experience and a nine-course tasting menu. Each menu can be paired with wine for an additional fee.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • With James Beard “Rising Star” nominee Gregory Pugin at the helm, expect elaborate dishes that devotees call perfection on a plate. His authentic menu transports you to an evening in France.
  • The decor is all old-word elegance and the service is top-notch.
  • Don’t bypass the wine list, which is one of the finest in town.
Things to Know
  • Known as the “City Beautiful” due to its pristinely landscaped homes, green parks and golf courses, Coral Gables is located about a 20-minute drive south of Miami. You’ll find the Palme d’Or on the lower level, tucked away near the Biltmore Bar and adjacent to the ground level gardens.
  • The Palme d’Or is open for dinner Tuesday through Thursday 6 to 10:30 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 6 to 11 p.m. The restaurant is closed Sunday and Monday but can be booked for private events and parties on these days.
  • The restaurant is a top-notch choice for group dining. Thanks to the restaurant’s 15 large tables, groups can dine in comfort and enjoy the convenience of a private-like dinner party without renting one of the private dining rooms.
The Food
  • Start with tuna tartare of cucumber, avocado and mango or seared foie gras topped with apricot, rosemary and elderberry gastrique.
  • Select from entrees of Colorado lamb loin, Japanese Kobe beef with Bordelaise sauce, foie gras-stuffed quail from “La Terre,” and duck confit.
  • For dessert, relish in a chocolate and Grand Mariner éclair.
  • Other highlights include seared scallops atop butternut squash gnocchi or Maine lobster complemented by a sweet vanilla sauce from “La Mer;” and delightful chocolate mousse cake with popcorn ice cream, and rice pudding with rice-jasmine ice cream under “Les Douceurs.” 
The Look
  • Decked out in flowers and tropical foliage, with mirrored columns, ornate light fixtures and a view of the hotel’s beautiful, oversized swimming pool, the Palme d’Or is an elegant place to enjoy a meal.
  • Dining at Palme d’Or is likely to be one of the more formal dinners you’ll have in South Florida. The restaurant takes fine dining very seriously: white linen tablecloths are luxuriously draped over the tables which are set with a butter dish, water goblets and flatware for the first course.
  • A linen napkin will be gracefully placed on your lap by the waiter when you sit down, and appropriate wine glasses will be brought to the table when you order your first glass or bottle.
Getting There
1200 Anastasia Avenue, Coral Gables, Florida 33134
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