disappointing service and poor quality steak.
I was meeting a friend of mine that was in town and staying at the Fontainebleau. Because it's one of the most beautiful hotels in the world we thought we would simply stay and take in the ambiance and eat on the premises.
Gotham seemed a beautiful place, just off the main hotel bar, and though expensive (and how) we thought the steaks must be well worth it.
Well, to make a long story short.
- The service was snobby
- The steaks seemed of mediocre quality
- We ordered our steaks medium rare and black and blue... they came back well done.
- An expensive bottle of wine that we ordered was not decanted and we found ourselves sipping sediment towards the end.
They were less than apologetic when we complained and suggested we not return (not in so many words, but we got the hint)
- For what was spent (just under $1,000), all I can say is that burning the money would probably have given us more satisfaction.
The glitz of NYC chophouses cuts into SoBe's scene..
Celebrity chef Alfred Portale christened the $500 million facelift of Miami Beach's iconic Fontainebleau with this ritzy wedding cake of a chophouse. The elegant multilevel dining room offers both an upscale dining room and a breezy yet still sophisticated outdoor patio for those in a more romantic mood. Steaks like a 14-ounce Prime Angus New York Strip and a 40-ounce Porterhouse for two are grilled over hardwood charcoal before heading into a 1,200-degree broiler. Beyond the flagship steaks, high-end entrees include Maine lobster, lamb and miso-marinated cod. It's the one eatery where visitors outnumber the overnight guests.