Dear Dining Guru,
My sister is a bitch. And not just because she ruined my mom’s brisket. Tonight was supposed to be an intimate meet-and-greet between my boyfriend and my parents.
My mom was pretty excited to meet my new beau and had spent all day making an incredible brisket. These plans have been in the works for some time now, but everything is ruined. My sister, a recovering alcoholic, threw a tantrum and has refused to allow wine during dinner.
(Before you judge me: Refer to the first sentence. Imagine having to say that each day of your life!)
Now, I have three hours to:
- find a really nice Steakhouse in Coral Gables
- console my mother who feels pretty unappreciated
- put sibling rivalry behind me
- get all pretty.
Did I mention I only have three hours?
Frantic and Frustrated as Hell on a Friday night
Dear Frantic and Frustrated,
Your Dining Guru feels your pain. We haven’t extended our services to provide family assistance, but we are believers that wine can solve any problem at least temporally. So, we’ll do our part to help you find a place to eat and drink.
Trust me, despite your distress, you can still have an amazing dinner at either of these Coral Gables locations.
Morton’s The Steakhouse
2333 Ponce De Leon Blvd.
Morton’s The Steakhouse located on Miracle Mile offers a wide selection of steaks. The most popular steak on the menu is the single cut filet mignon, which has been aged for two weeks. Other items include the New York strip steak, filet Oscar, which is a single cut steak topped with asparagus jumbo lump crab cake and Bearnaise sauce. A special is currently going where two people can dine for $99.99. The special includes two single cut steaks, and two seafood options such as scallops, shrimp, crab cake, along with one side dish, salad and dessert.
2500 Ponce De Leon
This is a two-story restaurant also located in Coral Gables. It’s not a steakhouse, however the Spanish & Mediterranean restaurant is known for serving top-quality meats such as the 9-ounce center cut filet mignon. The restaurant is reminiscent of Café Luna from Northern Spain. Their popular dish is Costilla, a braised short rib entrée served with potato foam, chips and melted Provolone cheese. Patrons dine downstairs while a bar and lounge is upstairs where a balcony overlooks Valencia St. and Ponce De Leon.
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