Coral Gables, known locally as “The Gables,” is an upscale neighborhood southwest of Downtown Miami. Its development in the 1920s was meticulously planned by George Merrick, featuring wide, tree-lined avenues named after European towns and adorned with plazas, parks, and fountains. Today, Coral Gables, often referred to as ‘The City Beautiful,’ is celebrated not only for its splendid Mediterranean Revival architecture, exemplified by the grand Biltmore Hotel, but also for its vibrant cultural institutions, such as the Coral Gables Museum.
Miracle Mile, the neighborhood’s iconic thoroughfare, is a bustling four-block shopping and dining hub in the Central Business District. Just a short distance from Miracle Mile lies The Plaza Coral Gables, a modern mixed-use development that includes the newly opened Loews Coral Gables Hotel.
The hotel’s central food and drink destination, Americana Kitchen, serves as restaurant, bar and lounge. Other options includes a poolside restaurant and bar and lobby café.
SIP + EAT
Helmed by the equally talented and passionate Executive Chef for Loews Coral Gables Hotel, Chef Ricardo Jarquin, the venue consists of three distinct spaces: the main dining room with its open kitchen, the intimate lounge, and the circle bar.
BAR AT AMERICANA
From your comfy leather barstool chair, order one of these signature drinks:
MARGARITA -This clarified version is mixed with Jose Cuervo Cristalino Tequila and Passionfruit.
OLD FASHIONED – This take on the classic cocktail features Brown Butter washed Maker’s Mark Bourbon and Cherry Oleo Saccharum.
DINING ROOM AT AMERICANA
You can start you meal off right with one of these starters, but we recommend you order all three:
Florida Oysters -enjoy their plump meat with the accompanied onion-based Chalaquita Sauce or Rocoto Cocktail Sauce; Shrimp Cocktail – served with Rocoto cocktail sauce, Habanero remoulade, and
avocado mousse, and Charred Spare Ribs -topped with Carolina barbecue sauce, celery, scallions, and peanuts.
If you have room for a main dish, consider the decedent Strip Loin -served with butter basted Maitake mushrooms, truffled Sauce Robert paired with Cabernet Sauvignon; or the delish Seared Branzino alongside roasted carrot purée, piquillo pepper escabeche, and buttered turnips paired with a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.
Save room for a decadent dessert, or at least a delish ESPRESSO MARTINI -made with Chopin Vodka, SelvaRey Chocolate Rum and Owen’s nitro-infused Espresso Martini Mix.
BRUNCH AT AT AMERICANA
Jump start your day with a cappuccino or mimosa, while you decide to go savory or sweet for breakfast.
A great savory choice is the Hash A Lo Cubano – a dish loaded with roast pork, crispy New potatoes, plantain, charred onion, mojo aïoli, and topped with a fried egg.
On the sweet side, the Citrus French Toast is a great way to go if you carve Nutella, macerated strawberries, and candied pecans.
Located on the 9th floor of the Loews Coral Gables Hotel, this alfresco poolside bar offers hand-shaken cocktails and an outdoor dining experience highlighting Latin flavors. From your bar stool, pool chair or your cabana, savor yummy small plates like Charred Plantain Empanadas with pickled Chimichurri sauce or Smoked Achiote Shrimp Quesadilla with Chipotle crema.
From the drink menu, try a signature cocktail, like the refreshing FLAMINGO SPRITZ -made with Strawberry-infused Aperol, Basil-infused Gunpowder Gin and topped with Prosecco. Or, a frozen concoction, such as the MIRACLE MILE -made with Hendrick’s Gin, Lime, Cucumber and Elderflower Liqueur.
Loews Coral Gables Hotel
This new modern hotel offers elegant 242 guestrooms, each with comfy beds, with deluxe bedding and plenty of plush pillows. On the wall opposite the bed is a large, wall-mounted flat-screen LED TV, -from which you can access your private Netflix account. Inside the spacious bathroom you will find a luxe terry-lined robe.
There is free and reliable Wi-Fi, plus, a desk area, bedside UBS outlets, accessible electrical outlets throughout. Each room comes with the added convenience of a room safe as well as a bar cabinet with a mini-fridge and coffee maker.
Other hotel amenities for guests include a rooftop pool with cabana service and panoramic views of downtown Coral Gables, a spa with hair and nail services, and a fitness center featuring Peloton bikes.
2950 Coconut Grove Drive, Coral Gables – Miami
TIP: No need to leave your furry kid behind – Loews loves pets! All pets receive their own welcome amenities, including a water bowl, doggie pick-up bags, and a special treat to start their vacation. There’s even a special room service menu for cats and dogs.
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