In the long-gone era of buttoned-up old Miami, Christy’s was jacket-required, power broker dining at its finest. Realizing that model didn’t work so well in a time when a steakhouse’s “scene” was more important than its sirloins, Christy’s shut down and reinvented itself as something beautifully modern. The new iteration is filled with contemporary art and bright colors, and while nobody would call it “casual” you can show up without a blazer and still get a table. The menu has stayed classic too, long on prime cuts and wedge salads, with tuna tartare and miso maple salmon added for some modern flair.
Once upon a time, power-brokering and special-occasion steakhouse dining meant throwing on a sport coat and reserving a table at Christy's. But as the steakhouse model has evolved from stuffy to chic, so has this Coral Gables stalwart. It reopened this year with colorful art on the walls, a craft cocktail lounge in the front, and a no-jacket-required attitude. But don’t worry, the laid-back attitude didn’t extend to the menu. You’ll still find all the fantastic prime cuts you know and love, alongside an A-list selection of seafood and salads.