It appears from previous reviews that this restaurant has had some growing pains as it has established itself in the competitive environment of Coconut Grove. After dining recently at Cristabelle’s with my wife, I have to say that a truly unique and exquisite dining experience has arrived to South Florida.
The combination of remarkable architecture, beautiful interior design that has overlooked no small detail, a knowledgeable and professional staff, and live jazz music create a romantic ambiance. We began with champagne cocktails and appetizers (the octopus salad special, and the signature crab cakes). The octopus was prepared to perfection, and the crab cakes were delicate with subtle New Orleans Cajun spice. My main course was the veal Louisiana, which I found to be a unique and tasteful combination of flavors, while my wife enjoyed tremendously the fish special. We had an excellent bottle of St Emillion grand cru with dinner, which was offered at a very reasonable price. To finish the evening off, we enjoyed a sumptuous chocolate volcano, which I will not even attempt to describe – you will have to taste it for yourself.
I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a dining experience for special occasions. After living in Miami for 6 years, it is nice to see elegance and luxury in a dining experience, and right in the middle of the wonderful nightlife of the grove. Although this experience comes at a price, it is worth every cent.
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