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More than just tourist-filled theme parks, Orlando and nearby Winter Park have a vibrant restaurant scene where you are truly spoiled for choice. In fact, you could eat at a different restaurant in The City Beautiful for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and it would take you over 5 years to repeat a restaurant. From fine dining to farm-to-table, discover the top restaurants in Orlando to satisfy your taste buds, in no particular order.
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Located in The Waldorf Astoria, this luxury steakhouse has a club-like atmosphere with intricate chandeliers and contemporary decor. Here you’ll be served generous portions of hearty, top-quality beef, such as Certified Angus Beef and Certified Black Angus. If you’re looking for fine dining, attentive service, and table side preparation, Bull & Bear is a solid choice.
The creme de la creme of Orlando fine dining, Victoria & Albert’s is a high-end New American restaurant with a seven-course fixed-price menu and a 10-course Chef’s Tasting Menu. With Victorian-style decor and impeccable service, this Disney jewel is an elegant and romantic award-winning restaurant located in the Grand Floridian Resort. One of the most luxurious dining experiences in Florida, Victoria & Albert’s anticipates your every need.
Fine dining with big flavors, The Chef’s Table in the Edgewater Hotel serves New American fare in a three-course set-price meal. Known for having a romantic and charming ambiance, here you can enjoy dishes that range from pork ribeye to fresh fish in an intimate setting. You can also explore the neighboring Tasting Room with small tapas-style plates with a more casual vibe.
A popular spot for Orlando foodies, The Ravenous Pig is a trendy American gastropub located in Winter Park and a top farm-to-table restaurant in Florida. The produce comes from local farms and the charcuterie is made in-house, creating an ever-changing menu that includes delectable dishes like pork ribs and steak frites.
Serving up Southern-style dishes with a twist, Cask and Larder is a Southern-inspired brewpub that does not disappoint. Try one of their ridiculously tasty and hard to resist dishes like the pulled pork sandwich, shrimp & grits, or Nashville hot chicken & waffles. There’s only one catch, you’ll have to visit the Orlando International Airport (Southwest Airlines gates 100 through 129) to visit this modern Southern eatery.
Located on the trendy Park Ave, Prato is a popular Italian eatery named after Tuscany’s second-largest city and the hub of the Slow Food movement. Here you’ll find stylized interpretations of classic dishes using local ingredients. With a centerpiece wood-burning oven used for making pizzas, freshly made pasta, and a made-from-scratch menu that changes regularly, Prato is where to go to get your Italian fix.
Impressing Orlando food lovers since 1988, Chatham’s Place is a charming little hideaway in Dr. Phillips. With a perfect combination of ambiance, culinary expertise, and impeccable service, here you’ll be served top-notch dishes from the chef’s own garden. Dine from an impressive menu that includes black grouper, filet mignon, and the most tender rack of lamb you’ll find in the state.
A spacious restaurant in the heart of downtown Orlando, Artisan’s Table is an unpretentious dining spot serving modern American fare in a charming yet sophisticated space, boasting welcoming vibes with friendly service. Indulge in their delicious short rib & brisket burger, salmon bowl, or pork belly Cuban sandwich before browsing their generous list of signature cocktails and you’ll begin to understand why Artisan’s Table is so popular.
Dominating the Central Florida BBQ scene, 4 Rivers Smokehouse has expanded over the last few years to several locations in the area. In fact, it’s considered one of the best BBQ spots in Florida. Their mouthwatering 18-hour smoked brisket, St. Louis ribs and Southern-style pulled pork have won over both die-hard barbecue fans and newbies. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert, as their sweets menu is as delicious as their barbecue.
Serving up authentic Cuban food in Orlando for over 15 years, the Black Bean Deli is no longer a local secret. Declared the best Cuban comfort food in Orlando and Winter Park, this beloved gem is loved for its family recipes and friendly service. Refuel with a cafe con leche and indulge in one of their mouthwatering famous dishes that include pan con lechon, sopa de pollo, hot-pressed sandwiches, and empanadas.
Eddie V’s Prime Seafood has a winning combination of mouthwatering seafood, aged steaks, and dazzling live music. Fine dining at its best, soak in the sophisticated ambiance of romantically lit rooms with soulful jazz that fills the air as you dine on dishes like jumbo lump crab cake, Chilean sea bass, and filet mignon.