More than just Disney and tourist-laden 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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Bull & Bear
Located in The Waldorf Astoria, this luxury steakhouse has a club-like atmosphere with intricate chandeliers and contemporary decor. Here you’ll be served up generous portions of hearty, top-quality beef, such as the 36-ounce cut of dry-aged Certified Angus Beef that is carved tableside. If you’re looking for fine dining and attentive service, Bull & Bear is a solid choice.
Victoria & Albert's
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 ten-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 anticipate your every need.
Chef's Table at the Edgewater
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 belly sliders to duck confit flatbread in an intimate setting. You can also explore the neighboring Tasting Room with small tapas-style plate’s with a more casual vibe.
The Ravenous Pig
A popular spot for Orlando foodies, The Ravenous Pig is a trendy American gastropub located in Winter Park. The produce comes from local farms and the charcuterie is made in-house, creating an ever-changing menu that includes delectable dishes like pork belly and steak frites.
Cask and Larder
Located in Winter Park, Cask and Larder serves up Southern-style dishes with a twist. Here you’ll find a unique brewpub that consistently delivers great food, and with tasty staples like Southern-style Nashville hot chicken with a side of gooey mac and cheese and warm cornbread, you can see why it’s a fan favorite.
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 on classic dishes using local ingredients. With a centerpiece wood-burning oven used for pizza’s, 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 fresh Cajun crab cakes, filet mignon, and the most tender rack of lamb dishes you’ll find in the state.
A small New American restaurant situated in College Park in a charming historical home, K Restaurant serves up mouthwatering dishes sourced from local ingredients. Operating without a walk-in cooler or large freezer system, K is dedicated to freshness with a seasonal menu that includes fried green tomatoes, baked oysters, homemade gnocchi, and a signature K-filet that will have you coming back for more.
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, duck confit quesadilla, 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.
4 Rivers Smokehouse
Dominating the Central Florida BBQ scene, 4 Rivers Smokehouse has expanded over the last few years to several locations in the area. Their mouthwatering 18 hour smoked brisket, St. Louis ribs and Southern-style pulled pork have won both die-hard barbecue fans and newbies over. Don’t forget to leave room for dessert, as their sweets menu is as delicious as their barbecue.
Black Bean Deli
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, 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 de Lechon, Ropa Vieja, hot pressed sandwiches, and empanadas.
Eddie's V Prime Seafood
Eddie’s V 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 a varied selection of fresh seafood and steaks from a seasonal menu.