Morton’s Steakhouse Coral Gables

MORTON’S IN CORAL GABLES
On Saturday my wonderful woman took me to Morton’s Steakhouse in Coral Gables for my birthday. We have been there a few times in addition to going to the Brickell location a few times. At this point this (The Coral Gables location) is our favorite restaurant in all of Miami. Everything is delicious and the service is impeccable; from the moment you walk in you are treated like royalty, as we walked in one of the servers was walking out and greeted us with a big smile and a “Welcome to Morton’s, enjoy your meal!”

NO WAITING WITH THIS WAIT STAFF
The wait staff was attentive almost to a fault, they are there before you need anything, I never once had to ask for a waiter, and commented once to my better half that they should maybe wait a bit, as it was feeling like we were being rushed. That resolved itself though as the majority of the Coral Gables dining crowd started to fill in. You see, we had reservations for 7pm as we planned to see The Adjustment Bureau, the new Matt Damon movie, later in the evening at Cinebistro (please see Cinebistro post for some details on this sweet movie theatre). So we arrived at 7:15 promptly on Miami Time and the place was mostly empty. About 7:30 the rush started and almost every table was filled by 8pm.

THE HAWK ATTACKS
Once the waiter had other tables to attend the frequency of his visits changed from overwhelming to just about perfect. Unfortunately, or fortunately if you look at it from an entertainment standpoint, at this point a hawk, aka a predatory bird, entered the restaurant looking for what else, a delicious $60 steak. The fine citizens of Coral Gables sprung into action! At first this action consisted of multiple screams of “Ahhhhh!!!!! It’s a hawk!!!!!!”. But then as we all remembered our fowl escape worksheet (FEW) the screams turned to “OPEN THE DOOR!!!!!”. A wise and calm wait staff member opened the door while another shoed the bird out with a tray. Upon the exit of the winged beast a round of applause rang out and we were all once again free to enjoy some of the best food you can find in not only Coral Gables but in all of South Florida.

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Published in: on March 28, 2011 at 12:15 am  Leave a Comment  
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California Pizza Kitchen

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For lunch on Sunday we went to California Pizza Kitchen on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables.  It is basically a high end pizza parlor that offers table service and a very nice atmosphere.  There are live plants and tv’s, the waiter was good and the pizza was great and they have Sam Adams on draft, what more can you ask for?

Published in: on March 24, 2011 at 3:58 am  Leave a Comment  
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Post office and Miracle Theatre

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On the way to California Pizza Kitchen we passed by the back of The Famous Miracle Theatre home of The Actors Playhouse. We also passed The United States Post Office on the way, it has a very Coral Gables name plate.

Published in: on March 24, 2011 at 3:36 am  Leave a Comment  
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Coral Gables Foreclosure is back on the market

This is one of only 6 active foreclosures in Coral Gables right now, it was just relisted by Red Realty after another broker canceled the previous listing which had been on the market for 1 year with a couple of price reductions.  It is a very nice property, if you are interested in more information please contact me…

Published in: on March 8, 2011 at 8:02 pm  Leave a Comment  

Goregous Mediterranean style home reduced!

1211 Venetia Ave is a Beautiful Mediterranean style home in Coral Gables that has just been reduced to $549,900.  The property is a short sale and was reduced from $598,900, it is listed by Edward Reyes of Florida Capital Realty.  See below or contact me at 305-2834470 if you would like more information on this property…

Published in: on March 8, 2011 at 3:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

More of the Schenley Park parapets…

Published in: on March 5, 2011 at 7:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

Schenley Park

This park is in the Schenley Park neighborhood just West of Coral Gables on Red Rd, this is a beautiful Coral Gablesesque park….feels like Ancient Spain!

Published in: on March 4, 2011 at 11:15 pm  Leave a Comment  

Houston’s Restaurant on Miracle Mile

We go to this restaurant almost every Sunday for the delicious Onion Soup some Caesar Salad and one of their huge Chesseburgers for me. Also, the bread they give you is out of this world and we usually ask for seconds.  They have steak on the menu but for the price you are better off getting steak somewhere else in my opinion.  You could get just as good a steak at Outback and pay half the price, or you could pay a similar price at Morton’s and get a much better steak.

This past Sunday we decided to try something new and got the Spinach and Artichoke dip, we were very disappointed that we had not ordered this amazing treat before!  It was so good we down it in about 5 minutes.

I highly recommend Houston’s for a business lunch or a casual night out, it is even good for a semi-formal night out.  If you are in a rush for time or rolling solo you can also eat at the bar.

Here is a link to the website…
http://hillstone.com

And here is a link to a good article on Houston’s from the Miami New Times…http://www.miaminewtimes.com/locations/hillstone-4464/

Published in: on March 2, 2011 at 11:02 pm  Leave a Comment  

Through the Ficus

This is another shot I took on my first Coral Gables photo shoot, it is through the branches of a beautiful ficus….

Published in: on March 2, 2011 at 1:43 am  Leave a Comment