ABOUT CHRISTINE LEES

One of the greatest names in South Florida dining has come to Gulfstream Park! Simple in its beauty, the radiance of a single blossom captivated ancient cultures. This is the chrysanthemum, revered for centuries, and expressed today in the lasting creation of one extraordinary woman. So aptly named for this symbol of the passion and power of life.

Enjoy succulent prime rib steaks, an endless sushi bar and other Asian-inspired creations as you dine overlooking our track and gardens. Culinary artistry meets casual elegance at the new CHRISTINE LEE’S.

Christine Lee’s is open for lunch and dinners. Our hours vary daily. Please 954-457-6255 for current hours.  Lunch is also served during the racing meet from January through April. In addition to our delicious cuisine and welcoming ambiance, we offer a full-liquor bar.

We accept reservations for parties of 4 or more and invite you to reserve space for private parties where you and your guests can enjoy the pleasure of dining at CHRISTINE LEE’S in a very elegant setting. We hope that you will share your next dining experience with us.

History

Christine Lee Mallock first opened her restaurant in 1959 in Elizabeth, N.J. She decided to move the restaurant to South Florida after someone attacked her in a parking lot. Christine and her husband Steven Mallock flew to Sunny Isles Beach and stayed at the Golden Strand to recuperate. While there, Lee discovered the hotel’s dining room was empty, and decided to relocate her restaurant.

 

Since 1970, the restaurant has had three locations in Sunny Isles Beach. After staying in the Golden Strand for four years, the restaurant moved to the Thunder Bird Resort Motel, and finally in 1995 to a shopping plaza at 17082 Collins Ave., where it remained until it closed.

 

Today, Christine Lee’s is in the hands of her daughter Mary, who inherited her mother’s zest and passion for her guests’ supreme enjoyment of the time they share. Mary Lee remembered her mother as a gracious host who dressed up in a variety of Chinese dresses when she worked. She recalled her mother becoming acquainted with some of the stars, including Lucille Ball, with whom she played backgammon for hours in the back of the dining room.