Coral Gables Restaurant Week

Image courtesy of Shop Coral Gable

Image courtesy of Shop Coral Gables

One of Coral Gables’ most alluring characteristics as a neighborhood is that it has its own thriving, highly regarded restaurant scene. There is no better opportunity to sample the local flavors and get a feel for the neighborhood’s unique foodie fervor than during Coral Gables Restaurant Week.

This year, the 8th installment of the annual tradition kicks off on June 4, with Taste of the Gables, a ticketed food-and-drink-sampling event taking place at the Westin Colonnade Hotel. The official promotion window for Restaurant Week then begins June 8 and runs through June 28 (so…it’s actually three weeks long, which is a good thing, because that gives you more time to try more spots).

No matter your preferred cuisine or dining style, you will find something to tempt your taste buds among the list of participating restaurants. Neighborhood favorites like The Local, Ortanique on the Mile, and Seasons 52 join relative newcomers like Swine Southern Table and Bar. (Check out the full list here.)

Don’t underestimate the importance of local business initiatives like these when it comes to maintaining a neighborhood’s real estate value. Whether you are in the market to buy or considering selling in the near future, use Restaurant Week as an opportunity to gauge the strength of the commercial district, the draw for newcomers to the area, and the plentiful options for food-loving residents—and just enjoy the good, old-fashioned fun of a little people-watching.

Looking forward to seeing you out enjoying the City Beautiful!